The French Drains (II)

Brooke here: Digging in the Fury Hole continues.  After Brown and I completed the initial cleanout, we took a few days to watch the ground when it rained to see where and how the water moved.  Turns out it moves straight down into the basement.  Not kidding. In the above image, we had taken one […]

The Gut Job

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 […]

Snakes! (doing it)

Brooke here.  What with the bat and the black widow, at this rate I’m terrified to think of what the next animal-related post might be about: Not that I should complain, what with Louisiana and Mississippi being underwater, but we’ve had quite a lot of rain over the last few weeks.  It’s hindered most of […]

Squirrel Butt

Brooke here: I talk a lot of trash about the house but it’s really amazing.  Yes, I have to get out in the yard and start battling fifty years’ worth of English ivy and wisteria.  Yes, the bathrooms are squalid holes.  Yes, we have a huge snake in the house and we have no idea […]

Hey Honey?

Brooke here: Brown: “Hey honey?  How big was that snakeskin you and Eli found?” Brooke: “I don’t know.  Seven, eight inches.  Why?” Brown: “How fast do snakes grow?” Brooke: “It depends on the snake.  Why?” Brown: “Have you been up in the attic yet?” Brooke: “Why?”