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Two and a Half Tons of Fun - Thursday, October 11th 2007 8:30 AM
We took a week off from work to...wait for it...wait for it...WORK ON THE HOUSE!And work we have!!  We started last week removing the doors, trim, and mouldings that...
Click on "Archived Posts" at the Top of the Page for Previous Posts - Wednesday, October 10th 2007 8:00 PM
To see previous posts, click on the "Archived Posts" tab above and you can see posts from previous days and months of our Notebook...
Watch Out Ansel Adams! - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 8:00 PM
A little while back, Brett entered a few images from the garden in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Photo Contest.  Well...  they called today he’s been...
Check Out RemodelingMySpace.co m & VOTE For Us!! - Tuesday, October 9th 2007 6:00 AM
A visitor to our website pointed us to RemodelingMySpace.com and suggested that we check out the website and enter the RemodelingMySpace contest for home improvement...
Check Out Houseblogs.net For Featured Story on Our Kitchen! - Thursday, October 4th 2007 12:00 PM
Thanks, Jeannie!  Jeannie, over at Houseblogs.net has our kitchen remodel as the feature story.  They have recently redesigned the site and it is fantastic, so check...
What's That Flushing Sound? - Monday, October 1st 2007 6:30 AM
The first floor bathroom walls and floor is now grouted and the space is finally taking on that "thank God, we're almost finished" look!  It looks great and no problem with...
Projects Completed: A Few. Projects Started: A Lot. Dreaming of a Finished “This Old House:” Priceless... - Wednesday, September 26th 2007 10:15 AM
Another project that was stalled for awhile has begun again.  The first floor bathroom got some attention this past weekend.  The heating mat for the floor went...
Porch Almost Finished! - Saturday, September 22nd 2007 5:00 PM
The rear porch is almost finished!  The lighting is up and......new doorbells installed.We ordered new exterior hardware from Baldwin Brass and it should be on the doors...
Screen Savers - Sunday, September 16th 2007 7:00 PM
The screen doors for the back porch needed some serious work... We talked about replacing them, but whenever possible we like to restore and reuse as much as possible.  To...
Leave the Lights on For Me - Sunday, September 16th 2007 7:00 AM
The exterior lighting arrived last week.  After weeks of searching for the perfect lighting for this Victorian Italinate, we found a great deal online that was too hard to...
Diggin' Out - Saturday, September 15th 2007 7:30 AM
We’ve been discussing solutions to the problem of the high soil level around the foundation which, over the years, has caused wood rot.  So we dug down about 18...
Laborious Labor Day!! - Monday, September 3rd 2007 9:00 PM
Work continues on the house exterior.  More water damage and rot repairs to the wood on the stone foundation kept us busy over the holiday weekend.Deconstructing and...
Don't Call it a Paint--It's a Coating! - Sunday, August 26th 2007 8:00 AM
A fresh, clean surface is ready for paint!But not just any paint.  Sherwin William's Duration was chosen.  They don't even call it a paint--it's a covering, and...
Red and Yellow and Pink and Green! - Sunday, August 12th 2007 6:30 PM
Well...  ...we may have over done it a bit (just a little!) on the number of tomato plants we put in the garden this year.  Everyday now we are getting a ridiculous...
Another New Update in Projects Inside Section - Tuesday, August 7th 2007 7:30 PM
Another update has been posted in the Projects Inside section, this time featuring the progress on the exterior projects.
Projects Inside Section Updated! - Tuesday, August 7th 2007 6:00 PM
The Projects Inside page on the website has been updated featuring the work to date on the first floor bathroom.The work has been start and stop as we tackle other projects...
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee - Sunday, August 5th 2007 8:00 AM
Float like a butterfly......sting like a bee.    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.- - - Rabindranath Tagore "Stray Birds"
Burn, Sand: Do It However You Can! - Sunday, August 5th 2007 7:30 AM
Quite a bit of work has gone into preparing the wood on the east side of the house--so much, in fact that we probably could have built a new one by now!  We are most...
Past, Present, Future... - Tuesday, July 31st 2007 9:00 PM
Recently, we were delighted to hear from two former residents of Kraemer House who happened upon our website.  The Gerhard family lived here from the late 1940’s through...
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto! - Sunday, July 29th 2007 8:00 AM
The tomatoes are ripening by the minute.  The first plate of tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar was, we are happy to report, worth the...
Pepper Pot - Wednesday, July 25th 2007 7:30 AM
First the pot.  The first floor bathroom tiling is almost complete.  To those of you who have been following the project, it may seem like it's taking an eternity but...
The Anatomy of Gray - Saturday, July 21st 2007 8:00 AM
The best laid plans...As you know, we had decided to spend the summer making needed repairs to the exterior and sanding and priming the bare wood areas to protect them until we...
Beans, Beans, Good For Your Heart! Fava, String, Pole, and More - Friday, July 20th 2007 9:30 AM
Fava Bean.  Fa·va.  Fä'və.  FAH-vuh.  Translated:  A lot of work but worth it.  Did you know that these ancient beans are one of the oldest...
Can You Believe It Was a Year Ago?? - Thursday, July 19th 2007 8:00 PM
It's hard to believe that an entire year has passed since the House Beautiful kitchen and dining room remodel began last year.  If you want to relive the experience from...
Porch Ceiling Blue and More... - Monday, July 16th 2007 7:30 AM
The July 4th weekend continued to be productive but you never get as much done as planned.  Projects that you allot half a day for end up taking most of the day.  A 30...