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Plans

Goals for Vacation

I have next week off. I figure if I make plans now I have a better chance of achieving them. Things to do: – Get final paint color for diningroom – Paint Diningroom Ceiling – Paint Diningroom walls – Fix “3A – Wood rot, Front of house, rafter” from Pest Report – Fix “3F – Wood rot, rim joist” from…

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I want that...

Stylish Folding chairs

Ask the Decorator posted a gathering of not-so-ugly-you-want-to-die folding chairs… And WOW! I want that! Mission Style Wooden Folding Chair Set $149 for 2 For sale at Touch of Class

Musings

Resisting Temptation

I’m ridiculously pleased to be spending the Holidays at home this year. I don’t have a horror of a family.. and I do wish I could actually be with them. But the first year of home ownership doesn’t leave an extra $1,000 at the end of the year for buying tickets to fly to Montana for Christmas. So this year…

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Diary

When the mood strikes.. run with it.

On Sunday for some reason Marc and I were talking about gifts.. I reminded him that I wanted a vacuum cleaner (it was on my Christmas list last year.. and on my birthday list.. and was quickly heading towards my Christmas list for this year). The house has hard floors throughout.. except for the area rugs. We’ve made it a…

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Diary

Acquiring Curb Appeal

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exup’ery In the beginning:This is the picture that was on the flyer for the house Before:This is a picture of the house before this last weekend I included the “where we started picture”…

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Musings

The house we didn’t buy

by nibuca Back when we were looking for a house to buy we looked at this house. It was about 5 houses down the street from the house we were renting.. in a nice, clean, safe neighborhood… very convenient (both for the move and for future commuting). It turns out that the house was sinking into the ground (to the…

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kvetching, Musings

“Why don’t you post more??”

1. we’re out of money. Don’t worry, we’re staying even and keeping up on our bills. But other than that, we’re out of money. 2. we haven’t done anything (see #1) 3. It’s summer.. so that SCA thing (my -real- hobby) is cycling up. Thus sucking away all of our time and any money we might have had for house…

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