Yes, They Do Windows. Both Sides, Actually…

Brooke here. We’re Angie’s List members. It’s an… interesting service. It’s rather like paying money to subscribe to an opinionated phone book. I have found that most of the reviews are a few steps above Amazon’s, and pretty much on par with Goodreads: yes, some folks have various axes to grind and they want to […]


Brooke here. So. The last post was July 2, just a little over nine weeks ago. Right after it went up, we got caught in what can only be described as a cascade house failure, where once something went wrong, it triggered problem after problem after problem… And, while dealing with these problems, I’d every […]

Weird crap from the backyard

Brooke here. Three weeks of flooding has uncovered a lot of weird crap that was buried under the ivy.  Such as… Yes, that is a lifesize terracotta human nose, thank you for asking.  And one and two-thirds cents. It’s literally a penny with a third bitten right out of it.  I blame the two-thirds of […]

The Disasterhouse has fan art. Welp.

Brooke here.  We’re enjoying a nice quiet weekend at home with Zu and our trainer’s dog, Nobi.  Our trainer had to go out of town and left Nobi with us, probably on the basis that if we could handle Zu, we could handle a Schutzhund-trained protection dog.  Nobi is amazing, but you’d expect him to […]

Won’t someone please throw up in its mouth already?

Brooke here. If you follow me on Twitter, you’re aware the red-tailed hawks have had babies.  This sounds adorable but it is not!  No, it should sound like what it is: non-stop screaming. Apparently juvenile hawks are extremely vocal.  You know that single hawk call that chimes out over the panoramic shot of the Grand […]

We moved out of our old house because of the HOA. True story.

Dear Mister Peeper-Potts: We have received numerous complaints from community members regarding the current state of your nest.  As you are aware, we have strict standards for the materials and the methods that can be used in nest construction.  If you require additional information on approved standards, refer to pages 1-437, inclusive, in your Meep-Mirp […]

Sherman-Williams April Paint Sale

Guys!  Guys! It’s coming!  The biggest sale of the year at Sherman-Williams is April 19-22!  40% off, plus an additional 10% if you’re already in their system as a preferred customer.  Which I am. This public service message has been brought to you by the Cheap-Ass Division of Bleeding Wallets, Anonymous.  

Phase Three – PROFIT

Brooke here. Brown and I were in Whole Foods, Destroyer of Budgets this weekend when we saw this: Brown sat down with a pen and the back of a receipt and threw down some quick numbers. BROWN: “Six inches of ivy at, hm, let’s round up to twelve to make the math easy…  If our […]

And not a single WTF was given that day.

Brooke here.  This is a brief post, no pictures.  My parents are here and I have spent the last week in frantic clean-mode (why is it that I only notice the cobwebs when my parents or Brown’s mother is coming to visit?  We’re talking Charlotte-on-amphetamines webs here, people.  Our spiders aren’t subtle.). Last week it […]