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Three Years (and 11 Days) of Progress

Believe it  or not, it's now been three years since we closed on the house.  In fact, it's eleven days past the exact anniversary--whoops!  I guess time flies when you're having fun so much going on.No, actually it really has...

You Know You Live in a Fixer-Upper With a Baby When...

...your tablesaw spends more time holding dirty clothes than cutting wood. Jeanne keeps reminding me I shouldn't have put it under the laundry chute...  ;-) Actually, the saw got a little attention this weekend and we even made it to the hardware...

Two Long Years

Saturday marked the two year anniversary of our purchase of this house. Like the first year, we didn't accomplish as much as we would have hoped. Reviewing our first year anniversary write-up, we hit about half of what we said...

This is My Window to the World

Aaron was working on the laundry chute this weekend, and I was on windows duty. Restoring windows duty. I won't get into the restore vs. replace debate here. We're restoring. For us, it's less expensive because the current windows are...

Building a Laundry Chute: Part Four

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...today we got a fully finished laundry chute on our first floor! I'd previously built the chute and roughed in the opening, so today was the big payoff....

Building a Laundry Chute: Part Three

Hmmm, it seems like a long time since we've actually written about work on the house...oh yeah, that's because its been a while since we've actually worked on the house. To prove it, I'll point out that 'part two' of...

Too Much Going

This seems to have become the guilt and handwringing blog, of late. I guess one can only take so much dust, reduced living space and general chaos before it starts to wear you down. ;-) The real kicker for me?...

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Organizing A Bathroom

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Miniature What On Earth

We were working on the laundry chute and found this between the floor of the "back attic" and the ceiling of the first floor. It is a tiny, perfect clothespin for a doll's dress....

Laundry Chute Love

Aaron is the calm, brave action-oriented spouse. I tend to be the frantic researcher who seesaws between introversion and extroversion, joy and despair, black and white, night and day...I think you get the picture. I will be intrigued by something...a...

Building a Laundry Chute, Part Two

Tonight I built the second half of the laundry chute box. This will rest on top of the first. The next challenge will be cutting holes in the floor and ceiling, then installing the two halves of the box in...

Building a Laundry Chute, Part One

A good while back we asked for advice about laundry chute dimensions. That question wasn't just theoretical...the time has finally come! The Challenge One of the conveniences we've wanted to add as we renovate our craftsman bungalow. (Jeannie already pulled...

Master Bathroom Redesign

(Psst! You. With the computer. You have two more days to vote in our "worst house project" contest! The votes are streaming in, so make sure your vote is counted!!!) Some of you may remember our past contest. And you...

Preparing the Structured Wiring Home Run

OK, so after a lot of research and planning I've finally started the structured wiring installation. Actually, by 'getting started' I really just mean the prep work. I've found even that takes quite a bit of work... The Challenge My...

Laundry Chute Question

We're trying to figure out if and how we could fit a laundry chute into our first and second floor bathrooms. We think it could work, although the space and placement of the access holes would be tight. Does anyone...

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Structured Wiring Wrapped Bundle

A wrapped wire bundle for our structured wiring project....

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