June 2006

New Website

by Josh on June 30, 2006 · 4 comments

in Journal

Welcome to Bungalow23.com, the new home for my blog about maintaining, researching and restoring an old house. All the content from my old site is here (including your comments, Dear Reader), but there are some new features and a nifty new design as well. I hope you like the new site as much as I […]


Car-Free Weekend

by Josh on June 26, 2006 · 2 comments

in Journal

There is a nugget of house-related content buried in here, but I really just wanted to celebrate a weekend full of activities but completely free from driving.  One of the benefits of old houses is their location in old neighborhoods that were built around public transportation networks.  After entertaining some friends at our place on […]


A Little Bit of Destruction

by Josh on June 23, 2006 · 2 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

This week I got a bit more time to continue the demolition work in the south upstairs bedroom. My overall plan for the room includes: removing the old paneling and drywall installing more and better insulation and vapor barrier replacing the sheetrock restoring the two double-hung windows stripping all the woodwork


Okay. So I actually only pulled out the interior stops for one window plus the parting bead, but hey, it’s progress. It felt like ages since I had done any renovation work, though the calendar tells me it was more like two weeks.


The Roots Of The Problem

by Josh on June 15, 2006 · 3 comments

in Basement,Journal

We had a visit from Sewergal yesterday to snake our drain which had once again clogged with roots from an old tree in the backyard and caused a backup in our basement. The first time we met Sewergal was Christmas Eve, 2004, when our sewer backed up the first time, just two months after we […]