door situation is looking up

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

We’ve got a bathroom door again!  After two weeks of using the facilities behind a curtain, privacy is back!

Stripping and staining this door only took a total of two months.  That’s a year and half less than the basement door.  And even with that improvement in time, I’m thinking of throwing in the towel on the last door in the kitchen, and merely painting it.  I just can’t take stripping anymore.

marketing

October 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

The stack of material in my “photo for online portfolio” pile keeps getting taller.  I finally have a day that I can devote to catching up…and there’s no sunlight to take decent pictures. I have a bad feeling we won’t have any sun again until May.

electrical nightmare

October 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Long story short, five months ago I found out 80% of the house needed to be rewired.  Considering we thought we had already had this done three years ago (and paid for it), it hasn’t been a very pleasant experience.  However, five months and two electricians later, we now have a completely updated house.  And holes everywhere.

Lessons learned:

Insist drop cloths are placed everywhere, or else you’ll spend five hours cleaning up drywall dust and have numerous new scratches on the floor

Do not trust any electrician who hardwires smoke detectors by running the wires through your return air supply vents.  That doesn’t meet code.  He should be fired.

late fall in the front yard

October 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

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