Archive - November 2011

Trisha’s Basement Apartment

One of our dear cousins, Trisha, has a basement apartment to rent out.  The hold up has been some minor cosmetic, and plumbing issues.  Somehow this blog has given her the idea that we are handy enough to help out and so she has...

Truck Tower

Last week Tuesday, on my way home from work, I managed to get run into by a car turning left. The car drove away but the truck got to be towed away in style. Now we wait for the insurance company to sort things out. Happy...

Laying around on the job

The other day Squash, Robear, Brooke, and Rachael helped me move furniture back into the bungalow’s living room. (It had been emptied for the kitchen remodel.) The last thing to come in was the ottoman that waited patiently on the...

Overflowing Dishwasher of Doom

So I recently redid the kitchen, which now sports all wood flooring.  Hours went into nailing, sanding, staining, and polyurethaning said floor.  Needless to say, when my dishwasher overflowed I was a little freaked out concerned. My...

Baseboards and Casing

New baseboards and door casings are part of the master plan for the entire downstairs.  Catherine was nice enough to come over in September (yes I’m back posting) and help me do about a fourth of the total.  Since then I’ve...

More Pic From Jens’ Homecoming

So it’s been two weeks since our cute missionary brother came home from Chile. Yesterday we got him his first cell phone and inducted him into the new world of technology. But the day he came home was a great day. There were all...

Discovering Canning and Apple Pie Filling

Growing up we canned every year.  That is to say Robear canned and we did various jobs to support her efforts.  For instance, I remember hours of skinning and cutting peaches and tomatoes and sometimes stuffing them into jars, but the...

Bungalow Utility Closet: Finished

Over the weekend I finished the utility closet project. I finished painting it white. I moved Xyla’s dog food buckets into place. Using a tool organizer from Lowes, I hung up the mops. And then, everything else was put into...

Trim Gnomes

Wednesday night I came home from work to find two trim gnomes working on my house. They had removed some unsightly trim that I had hacked into place and were making my efforts beautiful. The picture quality isn’t great because...