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Wall of Division - Monday, May 25th 2009 10:00 AM
In many of our projects, it has been difficult to see the complexity of the work or it's so mundane to the point that it all looks the same.  Wiring, sanding, priming,...
How Does Your Garden Grow? - Sunday, May 24th 2009 9:45 PM
Depression gardens.  Recession gardens.  Victory gardens.  --American WWII-era posters promoting victory gardens.What ever the name, all these gardens have one...
And The Winner Is... - Monday, May 18th 2009 11:00 PM
Pillsbury Bake-Off®...  Pillsbury Doughboy™...  Remember the “French Silk Chocolate Pie” from 1951 or the “Tunnel of Fudge Cake” from 1966?  How about...
Help! We Need Your VOTE! - Tuesday, May 5th 2009 10:00 AM
If you have a moment, we'd sure appreciate your vote!  Rejuvenation Hardware is having a contest for $1000.00 gift card in their "Make Your Home Your Own" contest. ...
Eat It While You Got It! - Sunday, May 3rd 2009 10:15 PM
The garden continues to be a much needed diversion from projects around the house.  The season for asparagus is so short you have to enjoy it while you can.  We'll...
How Suite It Is! - Sunday, May 3rd 2009 7:00 AM
The master suite is coming along and progress is being made.  We haven't posted many updates for this space because we're at the point of plastering and sanding and,...
Plaque and Decay... - Saturday, May 2nd 2009 3:00 PM
The historic plaque on Kraemer House was in need of a facelift.  So, as we begin this spring working on exterior projects, we thought we'd start with an easy one to warm up...
Fruit or Vegetable? You Be the Judge! - Saturday, May 2nd 2009 10:30 AM
More spring treats from the garden!  We planted one rhubarb plant last year and are able to cut sparingly this year.  To allow the plant to grow strong, we can’t cut...
Now Spear This: "A" Is For Asparagus! - Friday, May 1st 2009 8:00 AM
Asparagus is a member of the lily family and has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years.  It's a good source of fiber, folic acid, and potassium.  After a few years...
Do You Know the Way to Espalier? - Saturday, April 25th 2009 9:15 PM
Brett got a new camera recently and one of the lenses is a wide angle.  These pictures were taken from the second floor porch and you can really get a full view of the...
Spring's Never Ending Projects! - Friday, April 24th 2009 9:15 PM
Time caught up with last year, and we didn't get to finish a few projects outside before the weather turned too cold.  Now that it's warmed up a bit, it's time to finish...
Happy Earth Day! - Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 8:00 AM
Happy Earth Day!  It's finally Spring here in our little piece of this amazing planet.  The daffodils...... that we planted last Fall are growing quickly.  A.A....
Gotta Run... - Monday, April 13th 2009 9:00 AM
...electric wiring, that is!  Work continues in the master suite and, today, it's all about electric.  Rich has put hours of thought into overcoming the hurdles of...
Here We Go, Again... - Monday, March 30th 2009 10:00 AM
It's hard to believe that a month has passed since our last update.  It seems that before we can finish one project, we're off on another and before you know it, it's...
Don't Tread on Me--Just Yet! - Friday, February 27th 2009 10:30 AM
After the floors were sanded and prepped, it was time to stain!Next, the first of three coats of polyurethane was applied.Final coat still drying....... and the results are...
Floors Smooth as a Baby's... - Saturday, February 21st 2009 10:57 AM
...well, you know!  Jeff, The Floor Guy, is giving these much worn, in desperate need of TLC floors, the royal treatment......and they're looking fantastic even after the...
Great News! - Friday, February 20th 2009 8:00 PM
Well, the floor repairs...are finished...in both rooms......of our current project.The baseboard replacement in the office turned our great.  In terrible condition, it had...
Feeling Like Hamsters in a Habitrail - Sunday, February 8th 2009 8:30 AM
For those of you who've installed cedar closets, you know what we're talking about.  Luckily, the odor dissipates after awhile, but man is it strong at first!  We're...
Feeling Blue? - Friday, February 6th 2009 10:00 PM
We're finally putting some color on the walls of the second floor!  After weeks of prepping for it, we started cutting it in.It started looking better almost...
Is that a HOLE in Your Sweater? - Tuesday, February 3rd 2009 8:00 PM
A trip to a consignment shop made us realize that we aren’t living alone.  It went something like this:  Consignment Shop Lady:  “Well, this is a really nice...
Pick a Door... - Thursday, January 29th 2009 8:30 PM
Door Number One or Two......or Three or Four or Five!Five doors for two rooms!  Sanded and ready to prime and paint.  Many, many more to go!
Primed and Ready! - Sunday, January 25th 2009 9:00 PM
The walls, ceilings, and all woodwork in the two rooms on the second floor on the west side of the house have now been primed. Sherwin-Williams offers a graduated gray scale...
Moving on to Next Phase! - Wednesday, January 21st 2009 6:00 AM
The scraping, sanding, plastering, filling, "lord, I'm ready to pull my hair out" phase of the current project is complete!  We've cleaned up both rooms, wiped the walls...
Getting Closer... - Thursday, January 15th 2009 7:30 PM
“Getting closer” it’s a relative term.  We’re “getting closer” to finishing one phase, thus creating the opportunity for more work!We’re sanding, plastering,...
Still Sanding! - Sunday, January 4th 2009 7:00 PM
Just in case you were wondering...We're still sanding!