Category Archives: Renovation

Garden Fence!

Our first big garden infrastructure project is done!  We now have a split rail fence surrounding the north half of the property, which includes our main garden area as well as the little strip behind the house where we eventually … Continue reading

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Long Time no Blog

Updates around here have been conspicuously absent so far in 2015 (not to mention for most of 2014).  Mostly that’s a result of jobs and the baby and the dog leaving us limited time to undertake blogable projects, much less … Continue reading

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Mix and Match Heat

The path toward figuring out how to heat the house is really a one-step-at-a-time project.  Getting the wood stove installed was definitely a big leap in that regard, but it didn’t get us all the way there.  The big issue … Continue reading

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Wood Stove Installed

One of our longest home improvement struggles to date has finally (essentially) drawn to a close.  After a year and change worth of conflicting inspections, assessments and estimates from half a dozen contractors and vendors, we have a functioning wood … Continue reading

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Updates, Various

Finding time for blogging with an infant in the house hasn’t proven so easy, but there’s actually been a fair amount going on around the house.  First, a gratuitous baby shot. After almost a year of assessment and reassessment, we’ve … Continue reading

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Wood Stove Denouement

At this point the process of trying to get a wood stove installed is basically our biggest renovation fiasco. Considering we had an existing chimney and fireplace, it seemed like it should have been so easy. Not even close. But … Continue reading

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Basement Moisture and Repointing

Most of our home improvement work over the past couple of months has been cosmetic stuff – getting the nursery ready and so forth.  But now it’s time to get back to work on some more structural issues.   For … Continue reading

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Nursery!

One of the reasons we have been remiss in posting, but busy in projects, is that the Minnisingh family will be growing by one more in the next couple of weeks! Prepping for the baby has meant a finishing number … Continue reading

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Kitchen Floor Redo

We went on vacation and came back to a new kitchen floor! Well, not completely new, as the old linoleum is still under the replacement vinyl tile, but it looks great! My wonderful, amazing, etc., mother really wanted us to … Continue reading

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Finishing the Study

Though the state of this blog might give you the contrary impression, home renovation work is continuing apace at Minnisingh.  We’ve undertaken a few projects over the past couple months, but with a bit of a backup in posting, I’ll … Continue reading

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