Brooke here. You would not believe the month we’ve just had. Argh. So, spring. Somehow it just happened in spite of our hectic schedules, and we must either sprint to keep up or watch it pass us by again. Sprinting it is. If you remember the most recent landscaping post from last November, Brown and […]
Brooke here: June was the most expensive month of my entire life. At no fewer than three points did I write a check, pause, and think “This is the largest check I’ve ever written.” All planned-for expenses, mind, but the first two times this happened I sort of curled up in a chair with a […]
A: Six feet. Brooke here. This was me yesterday: There will be a couple of substantial blog posts this week, I think. The months of hurry-up-and-wait seem to be over and, thanks in large part to my buddy the skid loader up there, multiple projects are coming together at once. The fence holes are drilled, […]
Brooke here. In the previous post, I described the garden stairs with broad strokes of the brush. Now let’s go over some of those fine fiddly bits which are so critical in those paintings of wide-eyed fluffy kittens. These images are all of the installation of the third frame, so at the time these pictures […]
Brooke here: We have devolved into creatures good for nothing but generating profanity and hurling fistfuls of money at Home Depot. Over a hurried sandwich, I tried to explain to Elizabeth that Brown and I have been throwing ourselves into various home improvement projects since early April and it’s frustrating to still not see the […]
Please stop painting latex over oil without sanding and priming first.
Brooke here: If “busy” means “four hours of sleep,” then we’ve been rather busy. There are a few deadlines looming on many of the house projects and those have to be completed on schedule or we are screwed. However, we are finally entering the sunlit lands of Hiring People To Do Stuff, which is awesome. […]