Forget about being a weekend warrior. If you really want to make progress on home improvement projects, try becoming a weekday warrior. So many times, my weekends fill up with family activities and ordinary household chores, resulting in only a few hours (or less) spent on my renovation projects. Finding a spare hour on just […]
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We have reached that glorious time of year in which the warmth of each day coaxes an appreciable response from the waking trees and plants. Yes, spring is finally arriving to Minneapolis. If ever there is a time to stop and smell the flowers (or take pictures of them) this is it. Here are a […]
The massively overgrown lilac bush in our front yard has bothered me ever since we moved in: It is too tall and morbidly obese; It sends up suckers over an enormous area; It is so mature and spread out that it doesn’t even bloom well. Oh, and its roots are growing into my sewer drain, […]
Check it off the list, baby! For the first time in a long time, I actually got something finished around here– and it feels great. Since my last update, I installed the cedar-lined access panel and the shelves in the upstairs linen closet, finishing that project. The access panel is held in place with six […]
Back several weeks ago, I had to demolish our upstairs linen closet to access a kneewall crawlspace and thaw the frozen water pipes to the shower in our master bathroom. Since then, I have stolen bits of time here and there to s-l-o-w-l-y put the closet back together. Like most of my projects, this one […]