Brooke here. Let’s talk about the roof.
Brooke here. This is the second post on the foundation repairs (the first is here, and is a good place to brush up on the pre-dig phase).
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. What a delightfully eventful summer that was! I don’t know about you guys, but it seemed as though our friends and family drifted from crisis to crisis, like polar bears trying to find a place to bash a seal over the head in an ever-shrinking ice field… And now summer is over, and […]
Brooke here. We’re… oh, I think “exhausted” about covers it. We got a break from the non-stop rain for exactly eight days. A full week-plus of not having to bail out the basement, woo! We made the most of it by catching up on some yard projects we’ve been slacking on due to Bailing, and […]
Brooke here. I have all of these pictures and blog post ideas ready, and then I realize I should probably, you know, actually write them. Let’s start with the posts about the bathroom cabinets. This is the first in a three-part series, with audible screaming. When we started planning the bathroom renovation, we priced out […]
Brooke here. Say what you want about Friends, but their episode titles are lovely and straightforward. They let you know immediately which episode you were skipping. So. This is a Hired Dudes post. There were two major snags in the bathroom remodel. The first is the cabinets and OHBOYHOWDY are those going to be three […]
Brooke here. This is the second bathroom remodeling post. Did you know that one of the recommended ways to remove a cast iron bathtub is with a sledgehammer? This is mainly a Hired Dudes post, as we did none of the demolition ourselves. We could have easily done all of this over a messy, angry […]
Brooke here. When we had the trees removed, we also had the stumps ground down. We’re trying to stop the basement from flooding, and to do that we need to grade the front lawn, and to do that we need to bring in two dump trucks full of dirt, and to do that we need […]
Jan 5, 2013… I am reminded of an old post from 2011 I wrote when the tree nearly fell on our house. Almost as soon as I put it up, I remembered the Eleventh Commandment, where The Lord said THOU SHALT NOT DISPARAGE THY INSURANCE AGENT BEFORE THE CLAIM IS SETTLED. So I hid it. […]