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Moved in!

(This post got lost in draft-land for a few weeks…sorry!!!)  Yep, I’ve been “living” here for a while, but it’s been somewhat of a sad existence.  Confined to one drafty room shared with a dog that was impossible to keep clean, cooking with nothing but a microwave and single burner camp stove, eating lots and LOTS of prepackaged food – hey, I even discovered how to make hamburger helper in the microwave – and the dreadful walk upstairs through filth to shower.  Come to think of it, it wasn’t that different from college.  But forget all that, because I made it!  As promised, Thanksgiving weekend was move-in weekend for me!  The storage unit is totally cleaned out and closed, most of my stuff is in the house, and the rest of my stuff is in the addition – where I used to reside.  Continue reading

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My love-hate relationship with all my new drywall

Don’t get me wrong, I love it.  I love, love, LOVE it.  I love having it, I love looking at it, I love how it echos.  I do not love the dust.  Not at all.  In fact, I hate it.  Yes, I know, hate is a strong word, but I do.  I really do.  I hate every speck of that horrendous dust.  Having had most of the downstairs done, the dust is literally everywhere.  It’s on all of my dishes, my coffee maker, and my dry food.  It’s in my fridge and under my covers.  It’s disgusting.  BUT!  It means I’m that much closer to paint.  Which means I’m that much closer to floors.  Therefore, I practically have my trim put back up.  And if that’s true, then I basically have my kitchen, too.   Continue reading

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It’s all in the details

Hello readers!  No, I didn’t abandon you, this blog, or my house.  Rather, I’ve been working on a special surprise to share with you.  Over the past few silent weeks we’ve been diligently plugging away at my second floor bathroom – a required room for me to move in.  I was going to share the updates and progress as we neared completion, but I decided it’d be more fun to hold off and give a big reveal.  Today’s the day for that reveal!  Be prepared to weep at the beauty and seethe with jealousy at my wonderful, magnificent bathroom.  The first complete room in my house.  Continue reading

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The results of a productive weekend!

This holiday weekend allowed us to make leaps and bounds on the house!  I finally had a Saturday off from work, Dad took Friday off for a four day weekend, and Mom came out Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, too.  One of the biggest things that’s been happening but I haven’t been blogging about is electrical work.  The house was full of a mish-mash of cotton-clad aluminum wire and romex.  We suspect that the cloth-covered wiring in the house was from when it was first electrified — perhaps in the late 40s or early 50s.  The connections were soldered and covered in cloth electrical tape. Continue reading

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Tile and toilets and twisters, oh my!

I know it’s been a while since I gave you all an update.  Does anyone really read this anyway?  Okay, so lots of things have been happening and I’ll do my best to give a quick summary update.  First off, I finally have hot water.  For the first time in what seems like months.

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A Week In Review

Well, things have been happening at the farm.  Here’s a week in review with pictures!

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Kelly the Destroyer

I had a rather destructive day yesterday, and I find it amusing that in the context of this house, destructive actually means productive.  I started by tearing into the 3/4 bath downstairs.  The shower and sink both needed to go.  The toilet needs to remain functional until another bathroom is ready, lest we be reduced to relieving ourselves in the woods, and I already pointed out that this was not an option because I did not receive the camp trowel I requested for Christmas or my birthday this year.

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