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action!

See this? It won’t look like this by the end of the day, because the flooring guys just arrived! I had just about given up hope and was starting to get grumpy. And here they are. They are a grumpy … Continue reading

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a weekend, a wall and strawberries with the little ones

Because our replacement cabinets have yet to arrive, the remodel crew has gone elsewhere to work (as of last Thursday). So someone out there is having their remodel start earlier than they’d anticipated. I hope they celebrated their good fortune. … Continue reading

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what’s on tv

I can’t believe there’s a second season of TIN STAR, but we’re excited to start watching it. Season 1 was absolutely thrilling. Yes, it is a violent show. BUT the characters are great. While dealing with overwhelming grief, the women … Continue reading

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taking a stand

See this guy? He’s in Lowe’s and he’s holding his favorite tile for the back splash of our new kitchen. He is also holding my copper vase, the one I use to store my favorite kitchen utensils. I brought it … Continue reading

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size matters

Yes, indeed. When you expect 36″ high cabinets and the order was mistakenly sent (by the know-it-all kitchen designer from the local cabinet store) for 30″ cabinets, a wrench is thrown in the remodel schedule. They’d installed two cabinets before … Continue reading

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let there be white

We now have white ceilings. This is momentous, folks. If you’ve ever painted a ceiling or hired it done, you know that nothing is whiter or cleaner or more beautiful. Yesterday was another busy “let’s get this stuff picked out … Continue reading

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demo day

Two young men arrived at 7 and immediately began ripping up our 20-year old Pergo floor. That floor still looked good, by the way. When we bought it we could only afford the least expensive version of Pergo and the … Continue reading

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ten more seams

I finally finished this Tuesday night, before we attempted to eat a train wreck of a dinner (we ended up throwing it out) and I resolved to do no more cooking during the remodel of the kitchen. I don’t have … Continue reading

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signs of spring?

This was a welcome sight in Home Depot last weekend. Despite the snow and ice in the parking lot, inside it was time to dream of warm weather and sunshine on the deck or at the beach. Such a happy … Continue reading

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holy moly

Banjo Man brought home three of these last week. Maybe they’ve been around for years, but they were new to me. And very welcome. We have embarrassing holes in our walls, left by the wall phone (remember those?), previous thermostats … Continue reading

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