Precarious Death Stairs, Revisited.

ETA: The blog is being rebooted as an incentive for my Patreon Supporters. All posts go live after a week, but Supporters at the $10+ tiers get early access. Thank you! Brooke here. This isn’t the first post I wanted to put up on the rebooted blog. There is so so so much that needs […]

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 […]

Wood rot!

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 […]

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.  

Probably time to start with the bathroom posts

Brooke here: The hallway bathroom has been remodeled.  It…  Oh boy.  Let’s start with how it originally looked when we first bought the house: Yeah, that’s a lot of yellow. It’s not a large bathroom, about 50 square feet, so the yellow was extra-concentrated.  The bathroom came with a built-in pantry closet (door on the […]

The Fence, Part I

Brooke here. A few weeks ago, we received notification from the city that our Crazy Poet Disasterhouse had been reappraised at much more than we had paid for it.  I floated on a cloud for about three days, thinking our hard work had finally paid off (hey, I don’t know how the government does this […]

I was gone for three days!

Brooke here: While I was standing in the bird decoy store waiting for the SWAT team to leave — (Which is a rather ridiculous story about a dude who made a very poor judgement call by placing a geocache under the floor of an ice cream shop… while wearing camouflage… and failing to label the […]

+1 Bed

Brooke here: Brown was sick over the weekend, so we had to postpone Chainsawaganza.  In the meantime, I did some projects on the Neverending List of Things to Do that didn’t require heavy lifting.  One such project was repainting a metal bedframe.  We bought the bedframe new last year and we quite like the overall […]

The Precarious Death Stairs

Brooke here: The more I think about it, the more I think something dramatic needs to be done to the Precarious Death Stairs (PDS), and soon. One of the first things Brown did when we moved in was buy a powerful motion-activated LED to light the stairwell (which I removed when taking the picture as […]