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The Rain Chain

Here’s something cool that just got added to the house.  The rain gutters were put in yesterday and on one corner we had them install a rain chain instead of a downspout.  That evening we got a thunderstorm and we … Continue reading

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Home, Sweet Home

I’ve been offline for about two weeks, while we have been fully occupied with moving into our new house.  Oh, the agonies of a zillion decisions and mounds of boxes and paper, but we have made good headway and we … Continue reading

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Garage, Siding, and Bungalow Brackets

Here are a couple new developments that make me feel like we may actually live in our house before summer arrives.  The garage is looking more finished and I like the way the lighting fixture looks with the siding colors. … Continue reading

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Steps All Over the Place

Things are happening fast at the new house, and particularly in the area of steps.  I thought I’d share pictures of three new staircases, if that is what they would be called.  Our builder has been working away at the … Continue reading

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Front Porch Columns

What a beautiful, sunny spring day!  There are only a few puffs of clouds floating by today and the cold breeze makes the sunshine and 48 degree temperature seem a bit confusing.  Still, I itch for some chores to get … Continue reading

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Kitchen Counter and Tile

I haven’t posted for a couple weeks because there has not seemed to be anything noteworthy to talk about.  I guess now we are in the March doldrums.  Joe and I have kept busy helping my sister with a remodeling project … Continue reading

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Siding and Pool Room Heat

The internet here is erratic and sometimes is sooooo sloooowww.  When I did my last post this afternoon, it took over an hour to upload three photos.  I was determined to get it done, so I waited it out.  Now, … Continue reading

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Screen Porch Windows

It seems as though things have been limping along on the house project, not making any significant headway.  Just when we seem to be moving ahead, the crew switches to some other task and the momentum dies.  Depressing. However, today … Continue reading

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Could Move-In be Approaching?

It’s been a long wait for the new house to be completed.  Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t over yet, but some significant things have begun happening.  It has been five months, mind you.  Our builder is a meticulous guy … Continue reading

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Upward Mobility

Who invented stairs?  The Pueblo tribes used ladders to get to their cave-like adobe dwellings, but until you have to use a ladder to get to your basement or second floor you don’t fully appreciate the value of a staircase. … Continue reading

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The Floor and Septic System

Yes, the house is progressing.  The floor has been almost completed over the basement and today the septic system was put in.  We will be having another trench dug later for a geothermal loop but for now I think the … Continue reading

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