The House

This is progress?

April 13, 2005

A quick update on the kitchen remodel. (Look, I wrote it without a qualifier! I must be coming to acceptance…)

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Kitchen progress

April 1, 2005

This is the before-and-after, the reeeeally early version.

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The tragic consequences of reasonable decisions

March 13, 2005

There is no doubt that I should have seen this coming. Should have been ready, mentally, financially, for this to get really complicated, really fast. But it really did seem simple to me, back when we first started.

I am writing, of course, of our apparent decision to rip the kitchen out to the studs.

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NYE Open House and Freecycle Party

March 6, 2005

On New Year’s Eve we had a daytime open house and “freecycle” party. I thought I’d post the invite here, since people told us it was pretty amusing…

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What’s black, weighs 650 pounds, and will soon be crashing through my front door?

March 3, 2005

You know that “oh shit” moment at the top of a roller coaster, when you’ve just finished the slow climb up, and haven’t really started the first drop. The point where you’d really like to take just a couple seconds to summon your courage, but it’s too late, out of your hands, and carrying you away whether you’re ready or not?

That’s what buying our new stove was like tonight.

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Out with the old…

February 26, 2005

On New Year’s Eve, Rochelle and I had a “Freecycle party,” where we put all the things we were getting rid of in our dining room, invited people over, gave them plenty of alcohol, and then told them they could take anything in the pile that they wanted.

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Must. Not. Remodel.

February 7, 2005

It started innocently enough. Rochelle’s mother very generously offered to buy us a new stove, after we complained about our current oven during Thanksgiving. And, if we could have just done that, it would have been a great kitchen improvement that would have cost us almost nothing.

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Tankless water heater info?

January 31, 2005

Our water heater tank has sprung a slow leak, and today the plumber said it would need to be replaced. We’re considering a tankless water heater, probably the Bosch AquaStar 250SX. Any suggestions?

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10 minute projects take 3 hours

January 24, 2005

Don’t you hate those projects you start, thinking they will take 10 minutes, and they end up taking hours?

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2004 in review

January 13, 2005

2004 was a decent year for us, and as always (at least since I started this blog), I like to take a few moments to reflect on some of the important things that happened.

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Quotation of the year candidate

December 28, 2004

“Honey, honey, honey! Let me tell you my great idea!”
“Look at the mess your last great idea got us into.”

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Quiet, busy, the house…

July 20, 2004

Some of what we’ve been up to for the last four months or so…

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