June 2007

Trucksitting

by Josh on June 30, 2007 · 2 comments

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My parents just left town for a week in Florida and they asked me to watch their truck for them while they are away. (I’m taking care of their dog, too.) They just sprung this trucksitting opportunity on my yesterday and although I haven’t had much time to think about it, I’m going to pack […]

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Open Letter To The Rabbit

by Josh on June 25, 2007 · 6 comments

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Dear Rabbit, I’ve seen you and your friends munching on my front landscape garden for weeks. Today, I finally caught you on camera hiding under my hydrangea. Don’t try to deny it. You have eaten the daisies, and probably some other plants, too.

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Done Dropping My Drawer

by Josh on June 25, 2007 · 2 comments

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For a bungalow kitchen, ours is a pretty sweet setup. We have an eat-in area, a dishwasher, and plenty of storage space– particularly with the pantry shelves in the rear addition. But one item in the kitchen has been a pain since the day we bought the house: the breadbox drawer.

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Blog O’ The Week

by Josh on June 22, 2007 · 0 comments

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Sweet!  Bungalow ’23 was the featured blog of the week over at the TwinCities.com Blogroll.  Check out the other great blogs there, too.

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Molten Hot Flashbacks

by Josh on June 22, 2007 · 2 comments

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I’m having flashbacks. Flashbacks to a previous house during a previous summer when I was in the middle of a previous renovation project in my previous attic in previously ridiculous heat and humidity.

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Whole Lotta Hammer Swings

by Josh on June 12, 2007 · 2 comments

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Check out this bit of original framing from the ceiling of the nursery renovation project: There are at least a dozen nails in that framing intersection and the dimples in the lumber make it clear that they were driven by hand. Now consider how many hundreds of framing joints there are in the house, how […]

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Window Bid

by Josh on June 12, 2007 · 2 comments

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The bid for the three storm/screen combo windows will be about $500 including shipping. We’re thinking it over.

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Rafters and Roof Deck

by Josh on June 9, 2007 · 0 comments

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This has been a long time coming, but my work in the attic today finally revealed the rafters and roof deck above the future nursery on the upper level. To get to this stage, I have had to clear three different layers of wall covering over nearly all the room. First was the painted wood […]

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Cool Tool: Hinge Shims

by Josh on June 8, 2007 · 0 comments

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Nearly every old house has a door or two that hangs a bit crooked. I had two on the upper level that were rubbing on the floor and starting to cause some damage. This is the kind of nagging thing that is small and easy to put off. In fact, that is just what I […]

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Snails and Schedules

by Josh on June 7, 2007 · 0 comments

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My snail’s pace nursery renovation continued tonight. Yes, I’ve been picking at this room for a year now … and yes, I’m still in the demolition phase. In fact, if snails read blogs they would probably be offended at the comparison. Point of fact, my true pace of this renovation is somewhere between snails and […]

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