New Blue Loo

First up in the painfully slow parade of final house projects: my one and only bathroom. Backstory This is not a Tiny House, but it is pretty darn small. The overall square footage is about 960 square feet on the main floor with another 400+ unfinished space downstairs.  While the other rooms are relatively spacious, … Continue reading New Blue Loo

The Final Chapters of a Girl and her Hammer

For those who have followed the long, long, LONG tale of this humble house renovation, you'll find it hard to believe that this project is almost done.*  A mere 16+ years of my life consumed by sawdust and drywall mud.  THAT'S TWO HUNDRED MONTHS of plans, dreams, sweat, tears, wounds, failures and regrets.  And many, … Continue reading The Final Chapters of a Girl and her Hammer

Adventures in Patio Paving – Part I

My summer o' landscaping is off to to dubious start. Aside from doing loads of weeding and mulching, my plan for the summer is to put in a side patio.  Lowe's had a great Memorial Day sale on pavers, so I ordered everything I needed to be delivered the following week.  And then came the … Continue reading Adventures in Patio Paving – Part I

Landscaping 2018

Above is a panoramic shot of my hilly, scrubby pit of a back yard.  It's useless for anything but habitat for critters and a buffer between neighbors.  I'm finally resigned to the the fact that there will be no vegetable gardening (lack of sun) or secluded getaway spot (lack of funds). The plan now is … Continue reading Landscaping 2018

Basement Renovation: The Floor

I'm taking another week of vacation to do construction.  The kitchen isn't finished but I wrapped up all the major construction and am enjoying a fully-functioning kitchen. This week I'm attempting to knock out the basement project. Just one third of the basement, but all I need is a respectable and lawless studio.   I … Continue reading Basement Renovation: The Floor

Deconstruction

I haven't felt very chatty lately, but there's been a lot going on behind the scenes and I thought it time for an update. When I last posted, I was working on the front and back hallway, determined to finish each before moving on.  Of course, that didn't work. It never does when I'm involved. … Continue reading Deconstruction