Different Light, Same Story

by Josh on April 12, 2008 · 2 comments

in Projects

Two down and one to go. That’s the count of restored bare bulb light fixtures in the house after I cleaned up the main floor hallway light over the past two days. This fixture is almost exactly like the entry light, but without the canopy and tassle. I followed the identical procedure for restoring it […]


Old Plank and Sawhorses

by Josh on January 6, 2006 · 1 comment

in Basement,Journal

We’ve been trying to save money on food and shorten our prep time at dinner by buying and cooking in bulk and freezing simple meals for later. Just this week we enjoyed a delicious dinner of butternut squash and pear soup made in September with squash from our garden. Yum! Bulk cooking has worked great […]

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1925 Golf Course Plan

by Josh on December 18, 2005 · 0 comments

in House History,Journal

I was cruising through Uptown the other day and noticed a couple antique shops I’d never visited. I had a couple minutes to spare, so I decided to check out their wares. Whenever I visit a local antique dealer, I look for a cool old map of our neighborhood from around the time the house […]


Porcelain Stove on Craigslist

by Josh on October 24, 2005 · 0 comments

in Deals

Here’s a tip for any local housebloggers looking for an old stove for their vintage kitchen restoration. There’s an antique blue porcelain wood-burning kitchen stove for sale on Craigslist-Minneapolis for $750 or best offer. Seems like a decent price and it looks in good shape.