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Tonight I finished the renovation of our master bathroom that I wrote about previously.  There’s still a little bit of touch up painting to do, but the real work is over. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Big One

Through the years I’ve wrote a lot about my on-going home renovation projects.  I’ve done so many that I’m now down to doing large projects instead of small “easy” ones.  Our bathrooms have been easily the most neglected spaces of … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again

It’s been way too long since my last post.  It seems as if I forget about my little corner of the world here and forget to drop in and reflect on my life, which is the main reason for this … Continue reading

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This That and the Other

I haven’t had a chance to post anything for a while as my life has became quite full lately. This week is spring break at Ivy Tech and IU.  It’s been a nice break from the organized chaos that has … Continue reading

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The 2010 List

We have many projects we would like to accomplish this year on our home.  With last year being primarily dedicated to two areas, this year we are focusing on a large number of smaller projects. 1.  Complete Taylor’s bedroom.  We … Continue reading

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Ouch!

Today we were able to receive our 2009 W-2 statement online and I must say it was quite a shocker.  My income has significantly went down since I left Baxter, but I think this is a new low.  I’m not … Continue reading

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Winding Down

My summer is quickly drawing to a close.  My last class for the summer semester is tomorrow, I start working at TS again on August 10th and the birth of my second child is becoming more imminent as each day passes. … Continue reading

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A New and Improved Space

We officially finished the remodeling portion of our basement area over the weekend.  Rachel, Taylor and I applied the epoxy basement floor coating on Friday night.  It required 24 hours to fully cure, so by the time her family arrived … Continue reading

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I Can See the Finish Line

Much time and effort has been spent recently on finishing the basement.  My dad came over 2 days this week and helped me, and Rachel has helped me when possible. I finished installing the new paneling on Friday and we … Continue reading

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So Far

So far I have mostly completed the office area of the basement, it just needs new paneling, paint and the floor coating. I have begun on the other side of the basement, beginning with the removal of the hideous ceiling … Continue reading

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Not as Expected

I attempted to repair some of the concrete floor tonight, it did not go as planned. My plans are being scaled back.

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Repairing the Floor

I have everything completed in the walls of my office.  I have one more thing to do before I can move on to the other area downstairs. This is just a sample of what the perimeter of our basement floor … Continue reading

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Dying Slowly

My PC is dying a long, drawn out death.  It’s to a point where I cannot do the things I need to do with it. The first sign was when the motherboard died.  I should have just cut my losses … Continue reading

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So It Begins…

We officially began remodeling our basement on Saturday.  Rachel and I removed the trim to all the paneling.  Sunday I got ancy and removed the paneling and installed a new light fixture.  What was waiting for us was shocking and … Continue reading

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Dad-da

I’ve got some mighty big news to share.  I’m going to be a father for the second time in my life. We found this out several weeks ago, but wanted to wait until the first appointment.  We didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Fit For a Princess, Almost

Over the weekend Rachel and I painted Taylor’s room “Pink Gingham.”  We also installed a new 6 panel door to her room.  Her door was the only one in the house that would not latch. I wanted to do some other … Continue reading

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The Bedroom of Her Dreams

The next project Rachel and I have is to actually finish a room in the house.  That room being my daughter Taylors’ room. We are installing new baseboard trim, a new entry door and a new closet door.  Her room … Continue reading

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Making Progress

Rachel and I were very productive this weekend.  We painted our foyer, I changed the oil in my  truck, trimmed some tree limbs with the help of my neighbor, and I mowed the front yard. This week I plan on … Continue reading

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Cool and Smooth

I started bright and early on installation of our new solar attic fan.  I wanted to get it done before the heat of the day set in. The first thing I had to do was remove the cover of the … Continue reading

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Looking for a Bargain? Come to Our House!

We are currently working on having our first garage sale ever! It will be this Saturday, June 21st from 8:30 am til 4 pm.  I don’t totally feel comfortable putting my address down, so if you’re interested leave a comment … Continue reading

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