Category - Home & Garden

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Doors Of Confusion

The downstairs loo is gone. Gone with it, is some of the confusion around exiting our home. There are two adjacent doors in our living room. The one on the left used to lead to the...

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Building Inspector

As is typical, one repair often leads to another. When we were fixing the steps at Eleanor’s house, we noticed some rusted joist hangers underneath the entry deck. So today, we replaced...

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Bare Essentials

In anticipation of losing our kitchen for a while, we pared down the cupboards to the bare essentials. To accomplish this, I emptied each cabinet and transferred all our stuff (some stuff...

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Feeling Very Fortunate

With our house partially open to the elements, we were a little concerned yesterday morning when we heard the weather forecast. A severe weather warning had been issued, and heavy rain was...

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One Step At A Time

While John was chasing Giant Fleas on Saturday, I drove into the city and went to Pilates class. Then I went to a Tap Dance Class. No, I did not tap dance. I watched our friend Solana learn...

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Size Doesn’t Matter

The contractors moved inside today to start breaking through to the addition. When I tell people we are doing an addition the first question many ask is “how many square feet is it?”...

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Respecting An Elder

We really like our little old house. It was a challenge to design an addition that would not overpower or upstage the original. When I made the sketch below, the idea was to make the...

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The Visionary

Dan has been planning our addition for many years. We started talking about it the day we viewed the house in 2002. I remember Dan drawing sketches in a notepad on our drive home to...