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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pool Progress Shots

Brooke here: If I crane my neck in an uncomfortable way, I can see the pool from my office window; it no longer drives me to Irish up my tea (helpful hint: liquor-tea is an abomination).   Since the pool is the single largest project we’ve accomplished thus far, I thought it would be nice […]

Projects, with the… and the…

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 […]