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Merry Christmas! - Wednesday, December 24th 2008 11:00 PM
Kraemer House Sing-A-Long!Everybody, sing along now:All I want for Christmas is this sanding done, this sanding done, this sanding done...Actually, it would be great to have the...
Happy Thanksgiving! - Thursday, November 27th 2008 12:00 PM
There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.  Holes in the walls and rotting soffits aside, given the state of this country, things are pretty okay here in our...
Excuses, Excuses... - Wednesday, November 5th 2008 12:00 PM
It’s been awhile since our last update.   A computer problem followed by camera issues initially delayed updates.  Then, bad work schedules that we both endured...
Home Improvement Challenge Winners Now on Better Homes and Gardens' Website - Thursday, September 18th 2008 9:15 PM
Better Homes and Gardens magazine has now listed all of the winners from the Home Improvement Challenge on its website. Check out the bath and craft room (pages 16 and...
'Twas the Beginning of Fall... - Thursday, September 18th 2008 7:00 AM
...and the shutters... were hung.  Finally!It's funny that these last little details seem to take forever to complete.  Work around here here has slowed as "job" work...
Three Years and Still Renovating... - Monday, September 1st 2008 8:30 PM
While Rich worked on cutting bricks and pavers,... ...Mr. Praying Mantis watched and wondered, “Are those guys ever gonna finish this place?”  Well, Mr. P. Mantis, this...
Friday Favorites: Fresh Preserving - Friday, August 29th 2008 8:00 AM
Fewer blog updates means lots of work in the garden and preserving some of the harvest to enjoy later!  It's actually a nice diversion from the renovation!  The second...
Farmer's Market in the Back Yard - Saturday, August 23rd 2008 8:00 PM
There’s never dull moment in the garden.  Of course, we’re still getting tomatoes and cucumbers.  If you’re in need, stop by we have more than any two humans...
Friday Favorites: Bathroom in Better Homes and Gardens! - Friday, August 22nd 2008 7:00 AM
This week's FridayFavorites is a no brainer!  It's all about our bathroom renovation that's featured in Better Homes and Gardens.  Check it out in the September, 2008...
September Issue is Out! Check Out Our Bathroom in Better Homes and Gardens!! - Friday, August 15th 2008 7:00 PM
As we mentioned in an earlier post, we are thrilled to be a part of Better Homes and Garden's Renovation Challenge.  Back in June, they took photos of the first floor...
An Apple a Day - Friday, August 15th 2008 6:00 PM
This week's FridayFavorites is about several tools all integrated into one fantastic little gadget.  Whether it's for time management, multi-tasking, or passing the...
Pure Evil, I Tell Ya! - Tuesday, August 12th 2008 7:00 PM
Who ever invented shutters is an evil guy.  Nothing's ever easy around here, but seriously!  With more nooks and crannies than a Thomas' English Muffin, the living...
Friday Favorites: Tools! Kitchen Tools! - Thursday, August 7th 2008 7:00 AM
It’s all about the having the right tools.  Whether in the workshop or the kitchen, the right tools for the task at hand makes all the difference in achieving the outcome...
THANK YOU HouseBlogs.net & True Value!! - Wednesday, August 6th 2008 9:00 AM
A big THANK YOU to HouseBlogs.net and True Value for the $300 prize!!  We are thrilled and can't wait to go shopping!   We've discussed a few ways to use the cash and...
Step Up! - Monday, August 4th 2008 10:00 PM
The pavers for the landscape project started going in!  Several inches of gravel was compacted and then a few inches of sand was leveled, tamped in, and leveled...
OCD and The Doors - Friday, August 1st 2008 7:30 AM
The living room doors are finished.  Finally!  As you can see, there’s quite a transformation from dirty and dingy after years in the basement......to bright and...
Essence of Summer - Thursday, July 31st 2008 8:30 PM
The garden is exploding!  Ripe, meaty tomatoes and pungent basil......and beautiful cherry tomatoes called Mexico Midget--the best tasting small tomato you can grow!These...
Step On This - Wednesday, July 30th 2008 9:15 PM
The brick pavers for the landscaping project arrived......and it was time to remove the concrete slab on which the steps to the back porch sat.  It, however, wasn't going...
Cry Me A River - Monday, July 28th 2008 7:30 PM
The garden is growing like crazy!  In the spring, we planted onion sets.  Lots.  Red, white, yellow, each with its own unique flavor.  The tops have been...
Project Kraemer Lane Is Now Linked to P. Allen Smith! - Sunday, July 27th 2008 8:30 PM
Project Kraemer Lane is now listed on the Community Links page of P. Allen Smith's Garden Home website.  The website is a wealth of information mostly about gardening but...
From the Garden: The Essence of Summer--Finally! - Saturday, July 26th 2008 5:00 PM
Finally!Tomatoes are ripening in the garden and ready for the picking.  Lots of varieties, though not as many as last year.  We’ve experimented with pruning and drip...
HouseBlogs.net and True Value--A Winning Combination! - Sunday, July 20th 2008 7:30 PM
The good folks at Houseblogs.net have teamed up with True Value to promote their D.I.Y All Star Contest.  The best part of home improvement renovation process is actually...
What's Behind Door #1?!? - Monday, July 14th 2008 8:00 AM
The living room was completed back in the spring... ...but we put off sanding and painting the doors until now. The summer heat, complete with high humidity, is a perfect time...
Busy Time in the Garden - Saturday, July 12th 2008 7:30 PM
Garden update:  Cucumbers are blooming......and squash too!They are thriving thanks to the drip irrigation that we mention in an earlier post.Okay, okay--We may have over...
Growing Pains - Wednesday, July 2nd 2008 10:15 PM
Even though the spring weather turned into summer weather weeks earlier than normal, the garden is growing well.  The two strawberry beds have finished producing for the...