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The Tim Dynasty

Brother-in-law Tim returned to us on Friday and is still here on Monday night. That’s devotion (or insanity). But with great gratitude I tried very hard to let him do the high stuff so I wouldn’t reinjure my shoulder. We … Continue reading

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So… Where Were We?

Oh yes… when last we met, this was the imminent to-do list. It has been slaughtered. Demolished. It is an ex-to-do list. It is pining for the to-do list fjords. close up all remaining gaps and fissures (mostly between main … Continue reading

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August Here. Tick-Tock.

So, we did some things. My wonderful sister Susan and her lovely husband Ric (and their beautifully trained dog Nick) visited yesterday, really just a flyby, but we were so very grateful that they were willing and able to take … Continue reading

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The Tail End of an Era

When we decided to take down the inside staircase (poor stunted irregular thing) in favor of the “outside” or porch staircase, we also necessarily committed ourselves to winterizing the porch, not just “some day,” but before this winter. I however … Continue reading

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Thrills! Chills! Step Right Up!

With deceptive calm, I show you the finished gussets on one side of the upstairs: The gusset is the plywood sandwich (glued and screwed) stiffening the triangle between a rafter, a new vertical brace, and the remnant of the ceiling … Continue reading

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Giddy Title Here. Maybe Something About High-Wire Acts

Didn’t post yesterday, because I dumped half a glass of water on my laptop, and I had to let it dry. And Marsh forgot her spare laptop, which we found tonight in the storage compartment under the camper bed. Oh … Continue reading

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A Stroll Down Cathedral Lane

April 14, 2014 April 17, 2014 April 17, 2014 July 3, 2014 July 3, 2014 July 3, 2014 Squirrel-poop, ho! Jason et al. quit for the long weekend leaving us with four rafters, two braces (in case, you know, bad … Continue reading

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Checkpoint Alpha

The project progress (Jason’s part of it) is sinusoidal. He approaches a side of the house — or a portion of a side that can reasonably be treated as a unit of work — and does a tear-down, necessarily uncovering … Continue reading

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Good Things

Enough about standing ankle-deep in flying squirrel poop — and yes, at times the poop was flying. Let me summarize a few things: Three weeks and one day after our closing, we have a fully installed and functional propane/warm air … Continue reading

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OMG! Flying Squirrels! Squeee!

All the visible insulation in the picture above has been pulled down. The black streaks are where rodent “product” has leaked down in solid masses and cemented itself to the joists. (Sorry for the TMI moment.) Above that first layer … Continue reading

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