October 2006


by Josh on October 31, 2006 · 5 comments

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I’m one of those weird people who gets their TV without a cable or dish. What can I say? I like my TV free. However, when I have had the opportunity to check out cable home improvement channels when staying at a hotel I get hooked quickly. From decorating tips to construction ideas, these programs […]


Fun With Cartography

by Josh on October 27, 2006 · 4 comments

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I found a map of Minneapolis from a 1923 edition of the Gazeteer of Cities and Towns of the World on eBay recently, and I thought it would be interesting to see what our city and neighborhood looked like back when the house was new. To my disappointment, it looks like the map information was […]


Energy Fair

by Josh on October 18, 2006 · 0 comments

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I got more than I bargained for when I attended the Minneapolis Energy Fair last night. First, I got a free compact fluorescent lightbulb (reserved for the first 500 attendees) even though I was over an hour late to the start of the event. Then I saw my friend Dan, who works in the Minneapolis […]


Every Little Bit

by Josh on October 12, 2006 · 3 comments

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Every little bit of progress helps, right? The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and all that. I have been so busy with work over the past few weeks that my project time has been ridiculously limited. Still, I have made some progress worth noting. Namely, I have finished removing the […]


Marathon Day

by Josh on October 3, 2006 · 4 comments

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We had thousands of guests in our neighborhood on Sunday for the 25th annual Twin Cities Marathon, called “the most beautiful urban marathon in the United States.” The course follows Minnehaha Parkway just a few blocks from our house, so on a spectacular, sunny Sunday morning we packed up the family and walked down to […]


The Heat Is On

by Josh on October 1, 2006 · 4 comments

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I got the boiler back online just in time for the temperature to hit 80 degrees today. Although you’d never know it by the current conditions, we’ve had some cooler weather lately. When our insurance guy came over on Friday morning, we got up early to start a fire in the fireplace just to warm […]