September 2007

Fall Project Roundup

by Josh on September 29, 2007 · 3 comments

in Fireplace,garden,Gardens,Ideas

Fall is a great time to work on house projects. The weather is more comfortable than in the peak of the summer and the imminent arrival of winter can help keep your motivation high. Whether you are planning to hibernate from home improvement this winter or you just want to cross a few things off […]

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Welcome WSJ Readers

by Josh on September 28, 2007 · 0 comments

in Asides

Bungalow ’23 was highlighted in an article in the September 28, 2007, Wall Street Journal online. Welcome to all new visitors!

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Original Dining Room Wallpaper Revealed

by Josh on September 24, 2007 · 2 comments

in Journal

This weekend Ms. Bungalow and I are hosting a reception for our congressman here at the house. In preparation, we’ve been trying to make the house as presentable as possible for such an honored guest. Ms. Bungalow decided that the patch of bare plaster left after my compulsive wallpaper picking last year needed to be […]

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I Heart My Neighbors

by Josh on September 20, 2007 · 2 comments

in Uncategorized

I understand the motivation behind rottenneighbor.com, the new site that mashes up google maps with user-provided complaints about their bad neighbors. What I don’t understand is why people actually think this is a good idea.

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Swallowtail Tag

by Josh on September 17, 2007 · 2 comments

in Gardens

Our Tiny Oak Park Bungalow just helped me get the name of this butterfly I photographed atop some joe pye weed in my garden a couple weeks ago. Apparently it’s a Black Swallowtail, which sounds a lot better than what I had formerly called it: “big blue butterfly.”

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Houseblogs Remodeled

by Josh on September 16, 2007 · 0 comments

in Uncategorized

If you are a regular reader of mine, you probably fall into one of two categories: You are a current reader of Houseblogs.net, or You are a future reader of Houseblogs.net. For those in category #2, here’s what you should know: Houseblogs is the premier house-oriented blog aggregator and community site in the universe. Content […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

by Josh on September 15, 2007 · 0 comments

in Asides

Frost is in the forecast overnight, so I had to cover up my tender veggies out in the garden.  Where did summer go?

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Refrigerator Magnet Totally Lies

by Josh on September 15, 2007 · 0 comments

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For my birthday, my mother-in-law (don’t worry– she doesn’t read this) gave me a refrigerator magnet with a picture of two guys with their heads under the hood of an old car. The caption reads: “A man needs only two tools in his workshop: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, […]

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Father And Son Day

by Josh on September 8, 2007 · 0 comments

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I’m sure he would have preferred a father and son day of fishing. Instead my dad joined me for a day of demolition work in an uninsulated attic on a hot summer day. What a guy! Before this he let me borrow his truck again, which is a hugely helpful resource to have on hand. […]

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Year Three

by Josh on September 1, 2007 · 0 comments

in Asides

Today begins year three of the Bungalow ’23 blog. Thanks to all of you readers, whether you are new or have been here from the beginning. The story so far is in the archive.

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