May 2006

Rain Barrel Repair

by Josh on May 29, 2006 · 2 comments

in garden,Gardens,Projects

There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza… One of the items left at the house by the previous owners is a galvanized 225 gallon stock tank set up as a rain barrel at the northwest corner of the house. The tank holds water from the downspout and has a spigot for filling watering cans. […]


Houseblogs In Money

by Josh on May 24, 2006 · 2 comments

in Ideas,Journal

Our latest issue of Money magazine arrived yesterday with a special real estate report full of information on the housing market, home improvement values and resources for financially savvy homeowners.


Working Windows

by Josh on May 24, 2006 · 0 comments

in Journal

My new copy of Terry Meany’s “Working Windows” arrived in the mail today and I couldn’t resist staying up a bit late to skim my way through the whole thing.


O, Tomato, Where Art Thou?

by Josh on May 16, 2006 · 2 comments

in Gardens,Projects

Summer has not even started and I’m already dreaming of tomatoes fresh off the vine in August. Considering how short summer is around here, any longing for summer’s end is usually reserved for skiiers and pharmicists filling prescriptions for seasonal affective disorder. But I can’t help it: I bought and planted my garden plants over […]


Inside-Out Ceiling

by Josh on May 14, 2006 · 0 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

What a day! Plant shopping in the morning, the Twin Cities Bungalow Club House Tour in the afternoon, and some work on the third upstairs bedroom in the evening. I am so tired, I’m practically sleep-blogging.


Bungalow Tour Announcement

by Josh on May 9, 2006 · 0 comments

in Journal

After a bungalow-deficient experience on the Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour last weekend, I plan to balance the scales this Saturday on the Twin Cities Bungalow Club 2006 House Tour.


Home Tour Highlights

by Josh on May 8, 2006 · 1 comment

in Ideas,Journal

With a major work commitment over the weekend, the only house-related project I had time for was ogling other people’s completed house renovations on the Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour. Let’s call it “research.”

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I Need An Intervention

by Josh on May 5, 2006 · 0 comments

in Gardens,Journal

I made a promise to myself that before I posted another story about landscaping, I would strip some paint or do some plumbing or do something other than buy more plants. I had every intention of delaying my next fix until the big Friends School plant sale mentioned by StuccoHouse. But a couple nights ago […]