How To Make Basic Roofing Repairs

by Josh on September 19, 2011 · 0 comments

in Outdoors,Projects

Homeowners who neglect the condition of their roof do so at their peril. After all, water will always take the path of least resistance– and with damaged shingles that could be through your ceiling or walls. Knowing how to make a few basic repairs to your roof can not only save you the cost of […]


Post-Insulation Follow-up

by Josh on October 14, 2009 · 5 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

It has been a week since the spray foam insulation was installed for my upstairs bedroom renovation project, so it’s time for me to make good on my pledge to provide a follow-up post on the issues of smell and satisfaction. That New Insulation Smell Venting the newly-foamed areas with fans was essential for the […]


Weekend Discoveries

by Josh on May 6, 2008 · 8 comments

in antiques,Journal

Every old house owner gets surprised now and then. Sometimes the surprises are bad, like when you discover a broken drain pipe. And sometimes the surprises are good, like when you find buried treasure in your yard. If you’re lucky, the good surprises outnumber the bad. I can’t claim to be keeping strict accounting of […]


Dam, Pigeons

by Josh on April 10, 2008 · 7 comments

in Journal

A biology textbook might tell you that beavers are nature’s dam builders, but the pigeons at my place merit at least a footnote in that chapter. Behold the Disgusting Roof Dam of Pigeon Filth!