October 2005

General Lighting Sources

by Josh on October 13, 2005 · 1 comment

in Ideas

These are lighting vendors that sell bungalow-friendly lighting. Some I have shopped, others I have not. Shopping around reveals great diversity of products as well as similar items at diverse prices. Schoolhouse Electric has great looking reproduction fixtures in a variety of finishes and globe styles. I’m looking at some of their stuff for our […]

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Fireplace Preparations

by Josh on October 11, 2005 · 2 comments

in Fireplace,Living Room,Projects

There hasn’t been much actual home improvement progress around here lately, but I’m gearing up to start my first refinishing project. And what a first it will be! I’m going to strip the paint off our brick fireplace, which has been painted an unknown number of times and is currently painted to look like bricks. […]

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Ode To A Fence Tree

by Josh on October 10, 2005 · 4 comments

in Gardens,Journal

You were hiding with the lilacs Hardly seen at my first glance But when I came in close I saw you Growing through my chain link fence. Your trunk is quite a marvel– It twists around a pole. It bends some of the fence links, Other links it swallows whole. For many years you spread […]

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The Two-Year-Old Was Here

by Josh on October 10, 2005 · 0 comments

in Gardens,Journal

Sometimes the forces of nature conspire to crush even your best plans for getting a little work done. As I’m learning, one of the most powerful of these forces is a two-year-old child. We had some great weather for early October in Minnesota this weekend. Bright sunny skies, dry crisp air, and comfortably cool temperatures […]

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Catching Up

by Josh on October 4, 2005 · 1 comment

in Journal

It feels like a month has passed since I got any work done around the house, but it has really only been a little over a week. Keeping me occupied from morning to night were the final preparations for a major fundraising auction for my work. When the auction day arrived last Saturday, October 1, […]

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