House and Home

Yard Sale – Saturday, Sept. 22nd

Yesterday we settled on a date for a yard sale at our house. 2 weeks from now on Saturday, September 22nd. We sorted out lots of stuff to put into the sale this weekend. It’s a very small dent in the scheme of things, but it’s a dent, and I certainly feel better. I’m not

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Budgeting Time

One of the difficulties in our getting organized process is our time management. We both have a tendency to think “we’ll get to this” and we never do. We’re always purchasing space for the objects in our lives with time we don’t actually own. I find myself saying – “I’ll hold on to this because

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Our Little Secret

Yeah, there’s a reason why so many of my photos seem to be only shot in one or two rooms, or only show small, focused parts of our house. There’s a reason why we never have people over to visit; why I’ve stopped having parties and game nights and overnight guests. There’s a reason why

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Dust Allergies

I finally managed to get around to getting tested for allergies yesterday, in my ongoing quest to figure out what the hell is causing my repeated bouts of Pleurisy. In the case of airborne allergies, I am apparently allergic to 3 things: Household Dust (to which I have a particularly bad reaction) and the pollen

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Weekend To Dos

Taxes – Stephanie is finishing these up. She’s awesome. Hallway painting – I’m painting two walls in the upstairs hallway where the Beetle collectible display shelves will go. This will let us finally unpack and arrange those boxes. we’ve been delaying that unpacking because we didn’t want to have to move the shelves when we

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Our Awesome Realtor, Sherry Soforic

I have been terribly remiss on one aspect of my recent home sale – in all of the celebration over getting the thing finished, and the tearing out of the hair that came before it, I completely neglected to mention how awesome our Realtor is. Spike helping Sherry fill out paperwork to sell my house.

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Our Bedroom is Half Painted – A Contractor Review

Yep, we’ve had a fun day around Casa De Stephs. Our roofing contractor’s employees threw a fit and left, leaving our bedroom half-painted. Why is our roofer painting our bedroom? It’s a long story. But don’t worry, there are pictures. Remember back in October, when I wrote about the Worst. Roofers. Ever. ? Because we

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I think I’m finally selling my house tomorrow

I haven’t mentioned this before, because I didn’t want to jinx it. But I think we’re finally going to get my house sold. We have a closing scheduled for 12:30 tomorrow. My realtor let me know before my water aerobics class that that buyer’s lender sent the package to the title company. So everything should

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The Whole Story

So apparently, sometime recently the furnace in my old house went out, and the pipes froze and burst. One of the people viewing the house found this, and the contractor they brought with them to see it shut off the water this morning. So the furnace needs replace, the pipes need lots of work, and

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Macbook Delivery Delay

It’s not going to arrive until Tuesday. God, that is frustrating. I deliberately ordered it very early so it would arrive before the long weekend, and I paid for 2-day shipping, which was the fastest possible rate. After getting off the phone with Apple, they’ve refunded my shipping charges entirely, and they were very apologetic,

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My New Macbook

Speaking of GeekBling… I ordered a new laptop today for home. I got a 13″ white Macbook: 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM-2x1GB 200GB Serial ATA @ 4200 rpm Superdrive 6x No Modem No Optional Software Keyboard/Mac OS Country Kit I’m embarrassed to admit that my current personal device is a graphite

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Middle of the Night Guest: Our Roofer

As Stephanie noted on her blog – we got to have our roofer come over and visit our bedroom in the middle of the night last night. His team removed some of the gutters that they’re rebuilding from the front of the house above our room and the guest room, and water was pouring in

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to do crap

The remaining stuff from last weekend, plus some more. Buy two truckload of mulch and spread on the flowerbeds Sweep/spray out the back of my truck Put my truck bed cover on the truck Clean the kitchen and downstairs bathroom Vacuum whole first floor Vacuum in the basement attach lattice to the back porch Add

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Worst. Roofers. Ever.

Our roofer was supposed to work on three projects: 1) Reshingling the roof. 2) Rebuilding the historic, built-in gutters and replacing rotted wood trim. 3) Redecking the balcony and repairing the roof under it to stop the water leaking into the kitchen. Project 1: We contracted with them for project one in mid-June, and their

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Projects Around the House (Revised)

Revised list of stuff I’d like to accomplish this weekend, if I have time… Help the neighbors clean up brush Sweep out the back of my truck Put my truck bed cover on the truck Rearrange the living room furniture We got part of this done. We still need to move my desk Rearrange the

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