September 2005

We love to take our son and dog out for walks around the neighborhood after dinner. Living in a bungalow neighborhood, there are lots of other cute houses to see as we walk. However, one of our favorite neighborhood landmarks isn’t a house at all– though its looks might fool you. Meet Minneapolis Fire Station […]


O Rodent, Where Art Thou?

by Josh on September 7, 2005 · 4 comments

in Projects

I had to tinker with the dishwasher today– a project that required removing the toe kick and soaking up water in an overflow pan with a sponge. While I was lying down on kitchen floor I noticed a smell like a musty bathroom coming from beneath the dishwasher and kitchen cabinets. I pulled out the […]


Quality Worth Crowing About

by Josh on September 4, 2005 · 0 comments

in Basement,House History

The rooster doesn’t have the same marketing power he once did. That’s my guess, anyway, after finding a very old newpaper ad for Marvels Cigarettes stuck to a shelf in my basement storeroom. The ad features a rooster logo and the groan-inducing tagline, “Quality worth crowing about.”


For my first history entry, I’m starting with one of the most obvious mysteries from the house’s past: the basement storeroom. Just past the boiler, tucked into a corner of the basement is a storeroom lined with shelves like the one pictured above. Along the edge of the shelves are labels of years running from […]

{ 1 comment }

A Little Progress

by Josh on September 1, 2005 · 0 comments

in Journal

After a fair amount of tinkering, guesswork, and codex-consulting, I have managed to customize the blog banner to feature a picture of the house and update my blog title using a font and color of my choosing. I picked a blog host that uses WordPress because of its versatility, but I’m climbing up a pretty […]