November 2008

My Ridiculous Downspout

by Josh on November 25, 2008 · 5 comments

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Last winter I experimented with re-routing the downspout by the front entrance to avoid problems with ice and water against the corner of the foundation.  My solution was to direct the water to the ground beneath the hedges directly in front of the steps.  This reduced the ice near the foundation, but also created a […]

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I had such high hopes for my summer windowbox this year.  But by early August, I was forced to concede that it was best to just remove the few plants that weren’t already dead and leave the windowbox bare until the time to decorate it for winter. Along with my vegetable garden, the windowbox remains […]

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New Kitchen Faucet Installed

by Josh on November 10, 2008 · 4 comments

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If you have followed this blog for a while–or if you’re a new reader who has waded through the archives–you might recall this moment of improvization with the faucet of my kitchen sink.  I ended up replacing the broken lever (and the temporary vice grips) with a replacement handle a little over a year ago. […]

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