Tag Archives: home-improvement

Pergola

So, our “backyard”, such as it is, is about as hot as the center of the Sun. I am pretty sure we have fusion taking place back there. We’ve looked at ways of gaining some shade, but due to the nature of our house (clad in asbestos shingles), an awning or the like is out of the question.… Read the rest

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Home Improvements

Just thought you might like to see what I have been doing with my last ever “free” vacation week.
The next time I have more than a holiday off, it will mean that Jenny is giving birth.
I put the time to some pretty good use.… Read the rest

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Doings!

Jenny has painted and started decorating the basement room. I installed the cat door last weekend and three of them immediately took to it. One is using it as a toy, even! The other three? Not so much! They are afraid of it, actually!… Read the rest

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Fun at Home Depot and finding Cthulhu dreaming in the basement window

After a week away, I came back to the door and rehung the latch side. It is not 100%, but I am much happier with it. It closes.
I then sealed off the kitteh excape root and called for my test subject to be released into the room.… Read the rest

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Weekend House Work

Last weekend I installed the sheetrock on some framing I installed at the bottom of the basement stairs.
Hate to admit it, but [email protected]# was right. There is not a damn thing that is square or level in this house!
Not stopping at that, I started ‘rocking up sections of the main basement dividing wall around pipes, etc.… Read the rest

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