Tag Archives: home repair

Once Again I Walk Amongst You

So, a couple days ago I caused this. Briefly, this is a small window in the basement with glass that is 60+ years old. I leave this window open April through October for ventilation downstairs. It’s always an adventure getting … Continue reading

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DryLok and Hard Rock

Here’s a photo of the downstairs beer fridge that I posted last year. Note the wall behind the fridge and keep in mind that the photo doesn’t do it justice. The walls of this room were painted this ugly florid … Continue reading

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Back to the Home Repair Trenches

¬†For weeks I’ve been battling the toilet in what we call my wife’s bathroom. It’s a wall toilet as old as my younger brother and it’s innards are in a constant state of decline. Our last trip to Minot I … Continue reading

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Baby Step Home Repair

We’re doing a lot of running around this week so my posts have been minimal. But yesterday morning we got some work done around the house. Our contractor friend, The Son of a Preacher Man, came by the house and … Continue reading

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Of Screen Doors, Clean Sweeps, and Cats

Carjo is still fighting the cough/flu and is sleeping in. I got up, fed the cats and myself. I wake up slow and with one fully functioning leg, it takes a while for me to get up momentum. But today … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Monday Morning

A few weeks ago I bought new baseboards for the dining room at Lowe’s. They were too big to fit into the Mercury Land Yacht (TM) so I had to have them shipped but I still got it done for … Continue reading

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Saturday Home Repairs

In the full bathroom off the hallway, there hangs a yellow wall toilet. It should have been replaced long ago but I am certain that my mother didn’t want to replace it a.) because it matches the sink and tub … Continue reading

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Much to Do, Little Time to Do It

In case the lack of posts didn’t give a clue, we’ve been busy. Carjo is immersed in a giant project of cleaning up boxes and boxes of stuff she has saved since the late 70s/early 80s, when her OCD kept … Continue reading

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Changing My Brand

No, I’m not really that pretentious. I was using this photo taken at the oil company job for my image for Word Press. It’s OK as headshots go but certainly didn’t express any notion of who I am. So I … Continue reading

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It’s Not Clean Until It’s Clorox Clean

This week I began the scouring of the basement. The cinder block walls in the old rec room and what we called the ping-pong room are plagued with black mold. In the past I’ve just sprayed bleach solution on it … Continue reading

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