November 2006

Pigeon Spikes

by Josh on November 13, 2006 · 10 comments

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On the same day my push-button light switches arrived in the mail, another package was waiting for me also: pigeon spikes and adhesive shipped all the way from jolly ol’ England. I’ve been battling these belligerent birds for months now. I sweep away their nests; they build new ones. I thin the flock; other birds […]



by Josh on November 11, 2006 · 4 comments

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My new push-button light switches and forged cover plates arrived in the mail earlier this week. This was a little bit of house bling that I’ve wanted to add for some time and finally justified when my new compact fluorescent lightbulbs required me to eliminate a couple of dimmer switches.


Baby Demands Demolition

by Josh on November 5, 2006 · 0 comments

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I made some great progress in the demolition phase of the nursery project today. I began removing the old sheetrock and cellulose insulation in the sloped portion of the ceiling and pulled out nearly all the old wiring in the room.


Waiting On The Mail

by Josh on November 4, 2006 · 2 comments

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Blame for the slow progress on my nursery project can fall on no one but me. But, on a few other small house projects, I’m enjoying the opportunity to blame shipping time for my delayed results.