Category Archives: Joys of Homeownership

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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Fun with home projects!

And I’m actually not being sarcastic this time. I haven’t even actually *started* the screen frame for Lily’s catio – though I have the bulk of the supplies, I’m still turning over in my head how to do this. And … Continue reading

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Today I learned

That when the power goes out for an extended period of time, while the fancypants thermostat for the heat/AC does come back on with the power – it resets everything to the factory defaults, and is in OFF mode. (Seems … Continue reading

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