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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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Celebrating the last window – with a How-To!

I pulled the trim off of the last window tonight!  And I figured I should probably show you people I’ve learned something, even if it’s just how to take trim off of a window.  I mean, after 18 of these suckers, I’m pretty much the authority on the subject.  So I’m passing my knowledge on to all of you with a how-to.  I was an education major, sharing knowledge is what I do.

1. Find a fully trimmed window you’d like to dismantle.  It doesn’t matter why.  Continue reading

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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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