Category Archives: Joys of Homeownership

We must be close to Thanksgiving!

The ice maker in the freezer has conked out. The other two times it has happened – the week (or day of) yes, you guessed it, Thanksgiving. The other two times it happened, it did just start working again within … Continue reading

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Gooooooood morning!

We’re waiting on the water meter person to come and replace the busted meter. The appointment is for “12 noon to…sometime” (there was a window, I legit can’t remember the end point for it at this point, I just didn’t … Continue reading

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Oh, let there be light!

On this World Mental Health Day, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the importance of good lighting. If you can’t get good natural light (and it’s not easy) – get decent lamps. Lots of them. I know it’s … Continue reading

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Not sure that helps…

There is a Medium post floating around Twitter (and OF COURSE I can’t find the damn post itself) from a person that lived under a fascist government and it essentially said “if you’re doing normal things, it’s all over.” If … Continue reading

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On a lighter note…

Which wouldn’t be hard after my last post – but last night I decided I needed to binge watch *something* that would let my mind escape for a bit. I stumbled on Get Organized with The Home Edit on Netflix. … Continue reading

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I did it!

The LilyMonster can hang out on the porch with her people! And has actually used it! This was the screen insert when it was done – the black bit is gaffer tape on both sides that I just cut an … Continue reading

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Gooooooood morning!

Extra good cause I’ve got the day off, LOL. Hardware store has already called and my order is ready, so as soon as breakfast is done, it’s back out and about and off to the races on the final leg … Continue reading

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Thwarted!

At least temporarily. As I was tacking the screening in, I realized I had inadvertantly created a spike strip on the other side – the tacks are ever so slightly longer than the thickness of the wood. Oops. I thought … Continue reading

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Ow. Ow. Ow.

So, I didn’t finish Lily’s screen yesterday, but I made some fantastic progress. What I did not think about was that in putting this together, there was quite a lot of sitting in odd positions and such while doing “measure/cut/sand/attach/jump … Continue reading

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DIY Rules

No matter how confident you are that you have all the tools for the project – you don’t have all the tools for the project. My Mom was very handy around the house and I was quite certain all the … Continue reading

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