Category Archives: Home Renovations

February weekend

It has been a slow weekend. Both Ben and I have been fighting a cold since Friday. Neither of us is completely knocked out, but we are certainly not feeling up to a super busy weekend. The boys and I … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a swimming pool

We had a busy weekend so far. We are catching up on chores – Susanna and Izzy were sick most of the week. And I’ve been falling behind on the small chores. In addition to small chores, we started helping … Continue reading

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Storm Damage

We have (or rather had) two large hydrangea trees in the front of the house on either side of the old stairs down to the road. The northern of the two trees was in pretty poor shape after some storm … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Isabella (progress on the nursery)

We have been working on redoing the nursery since Thanksgiving. Today we made a big step. We finished the painting and added the light and switch. Granted, we are still a bit ready for the room to be ready, but … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning House Projects

Today is a little wetter and cooler than yesterday – another good day for indoor chores. The boys and I went to the store this morning to get supplies for house projects. I was planning on focusing on adding outlets … Continue reading

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Starting on the Nursery

The past month or so has been crazy busy. Work has been busy. Weekends have been busy. Too busy. I haven’t had much time to catch up on chores or even relax enough – which of course has put me … Continue reading

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Will’s Room Move (Finished)

Susanna is fighting a cold today, so we didn’t make it as far as I had hoped (i.e. I didn’t get the bookshelves built). But we made the top goal for the day – we moved Will into his new … Continue reading

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Getting Started on the Next House Project

This weekend we “broke ground” on the next house project. The end goal of the project is to swap bedrooms with Will and renovate the guest room into a nursery. And since it is inside, it doesn’t actually involve breaking … Continue reading

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Finishing up projects

This weekend I (quite contrary to my ADHD desires) didn’t start any major projects and instead worked on finishing up some smaller ones. I know. Crazy. Finish projects and not start any. What fun is that? But it keeps the … Continue reading

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Organizing the Dog Pen (or Reorganizing the Lumber Pile)

The last bay of the garage/carriage house is a large, unpaved area. For a long time it just served as an overflow storage area and nesting place for a large group of house sparrows. I had added a gate to … Continue reading

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