November 2007

Winter Windowbox

by Josh on November 28, 2007 · 6 comments

in garden,Ideas,Projects

I love decorating the windowbox for winter. Unlike my summer windowbox plantings, which tend to sprout more disappointment than delight, this display doesn’t require watering and I don’t have to wait and wonder if the plants will fill out as I hope. This year I saved an idea card for winter container displays that I […]


Site Update Live

by Josh on November 27, 2007 · 8 comments

in Asides

The new Bungalow ’23 site is now live with an updated design. Here are a few highlights: Most content is now tagged. Clicking a word in the tag cloud in the left sidebar will filter for content with that tag. Site search uses a live popup feature. Just type your query into the search box […]


Site Update Coming Soon

by Josh on November 23, 2007 · 3 comments

in Asides

There is a lot going on behind the scenes here at Bungalow ’23. I’m moving the site to a new server, and upgrading my wordpress installation. To mark the change (and because parts of my existing site won’t play nicely with WordPress 2.3) I will be rolling out a new site design and some new […]


Wireless Through The Walls

by Josh on November 21, 2007 · 0 comments

in Local

My neighborhood is on the leading end of the rollout of municipal wifi service in Minneapolis. I kicked my DSL to the curb a little over a week ago have been pleased (though not thrilled) with the performance of the wifi connection. I’m sure things will only get better once the network is complete. With […]


Wires Through The Walls

by Josh on November 20, 2007 · 0 comments

in Projects

With the help of a new tool, I made some progress this last weekend on my nursery renovation project. The tool? A fish tape that allowed me to run new romex from the fuse panel in the basement up to the utility run on the upper level. Then I went fishing again to be able […]


Get Your Flu Shot

by Josh on November 13, 2007 · 0 comments

in Asides

I lost a perfectly good weekend day to a flu-like bug. Instead of raking leaves and running wiring, I spent the day huddled under blankets and clutching a bucket. Do yourself and your house projects a favor and get your flu shot right away.


Sears House Follow-Up

by Josh on November 8, 2007 · 8 comments

in Journal

The Minneapolis StarTribune ran a feature in today’s home+garden section on the renovation work undertaken by the new owner of the local Sears Ashmore kit house I lusted after mentioned when it was for sale last year. This house is one of the most notable bungalows in the Twin Cities and has appeared in several […]


Got Plate, Need Car

by Josh on November 2, 2007 · 2 comments

in antiques,House History,Local

Our house was built in 1923 with an attached garage for a car. Now I’ve got a 1923 Minnesota license plate that could have been attached to that car.