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Soon to come…a brand new kitchen!

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We are getting ready for a huge kitchen reno! Sound the trumpets! In preparation, we went through old photos of the house and completely forgot how the kitchen (and some other rooms) looked when we bought the place. Check out … Continue reading

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Resolutions

With the new year comes a recommitment to blog projects that may have slipped by the wayside during the holiday season.  So here we are. Actually, while we haven’t done any writing in a while we have been trying to … Continue reading

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Small Victory: Car Door Handle

When so many home projects end up being far more of a headache than you had ever expected, it can be really nice for a project end up way quicker and simpler than you thought it would.  For a couple … Continue reading

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Holiday Charity Panic

A bit of an off-topic post here, and a long one, but it’s something important for which I have a degree of expertise as somebody who works with and for nonprofits. Coming up on both the holiday season and the … Continue reading

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Up North

Not much going on around the blog in the last couple of weeks.  The main reason is that we were in Alaska for a week, taking a boat trip from Juneau to Ketchikan.  For anybody who’s considered a trip to … Continue reading

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Wood Stove Tribulations

I will admit to feeling a little beaten down in our quest to install a wood stove. As you might have seen in a prior post, we found out that our chimney is currently in flagrant violation of building code … Continue reading

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Homemade Cereal

I don’t know how this obsession came about, but recently I’ve been craving cereal for breakfast. We don’t generally buy cereal. homemade oatmeal or muesli for us, but at work it’s nice to have a carton of cereal by your … Continue reading

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First Floor Bathroom

While we wait to get a professional action plan squared away for the chimney and wood stove, we decided to get moving on some DIY projects elsewhere in the house.  The bathroom on the first floor is a small, contained … Continue reading

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The Chimney Problem

Like I said a couple weeks ago, the wood stove is at the top of our list for renovation projects.  We’re hoping that getting some of our heat from wood will drive down our propane costs and keep at least the … Continue reading

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Training Day

Of all the many reasons we might procrastinate a bit about the various projects we have around the house, the vicious mongrel that lives in our house is at the top of the list.  With a little over a month … Continue reading

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