Monthly Archives: May 2014

Napkin Electricians

We are, at best, amateur electricians; my brother prefers the term “napkin electricians,” which, suits us just fine. You know, the folks who plan to wire their entire house main line to box to circuits after reading 1.5 books on … Continue reading

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The Order of Things

Building a house ended up being an exercise in the order of things. At the earliest possible moment in the spring, we poured the foundation, hoping to make available¬†every moment of summer. The order of things meant the sill plate … Continue reading

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Rain in the Valley

Rain in the Valley. Photo by JL

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The Tables have Turned!

We wondered what kind of table we would end up with . . . and then S&A offered us their beautiful wooden table! Problem solved. And table covered with lots of, well, stuffs!   But sometimes, we still break out … Continue reading

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When it’s good, it’s very, very good

Indoor water, that is. When it’s not wending its evil way over the stacks of wood or raining down through the ceiling (and then the floor) of an unprotected structure, I kinda like water. Running water; splashing water; and indeed … Continue reading

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How the sink was sunk

Now, some people may say that sinking is only for toilets. We have experienced said “sinking” on several occasions: sweaty moments, clutching the bowl while crying out “left” or “no no right” and hoping beyond hope that the throne sinks … Continue reading

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All kinds of walls!

We have been raising walls for some time now, beginning this summer. Thing is, since we redesigned the inside, we only have two and a half real walls: the bedroom, the bathroom, and the half wall/stair/bed backer. The trick was … Continue reading

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