Posts Tagged "our first home"

Garden Box Construction, Part 7

I was definitely nervous about getting the hole placement wrong. And doubly nervous about cutting into the pond liner. I wante to make sure the hole wasn’t too large, because otherwise… we’ve just punched a hole into a very large swath of very expensive material, and made ourselves a custom water leak.

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Doorways

Still, it was a nice moment. It’s been a while since I’ve been surprised by sunlight in my apartment. And I guess this is the first time it’s happened to me here, in my first house.

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Garden Box Construction, Part 6

Last night, we decided that we needed to focus on just getting one of the garden boxes set up – as Liz has a certain planting schedule she’s trying to keep. So while we’ve been working on two boxes, we shifted to just work on getting one fully up and running.

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Miter Saw Config

Tonight, Bob stopped over with Julie and helped us configure our new miter saw. We got a 12″ 60 tooth blade, which he showed us how to install. Unlike normal screws, the one used for the blade actually works in reverse. A regular screw, when rotating with the blade, would become more loose over time. So that’s why it’s reversed – in that if anything, it will become tighter, not looser.

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Scoping Out the Back Yard

We’ve done a lot to convert the space back here into an actual yard. And this spring, we’ll be hopefully making it into a space where we can spend more time – with one another, and with friends. We’ve done plenty of removing. Looking forward to adding more this year.

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New Miter Saw

As a first project I’ll (we’ll) be tackling alone, this seems like a good one. No complicated cuts, and fairly straightforward overall. I’ve been reviewing the instructions a lot, and honestly… it’s the math and the throwing in the screws that has me more concerned. I’m not that nervous at all, in terms of cutting things down to the sizes we need.

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New Old Furniture for our New Old House

We had several conversations during our time there, trying to figure out where we might place particular items. At a certain point, we stopped trying to answer that particular question and thought about the opportunity – when else might we be able to purchase something like this? It was a little dizzying.

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Basement Pickup

The big work week continues. Last night, Bob and Liz worked on getting the kitchen cleaned up, while I was in the basement sweeping and re-arranging.

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Sick Day, Work Night

It’s funny in that, talking to Liz, we both realized we were kind of excited at the idea of Permaseal coming. We’ve been getting so much done and ready for their arrival, it’s almost turned into a mini-milestone.

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New Door Thumper

We are fast becoming a house just filled with rabbit-related stuff (and actual rabbits too). At the rate we’re accruing rabbit-related art prints and such, I’m wondering what’s going to happen when we finally get around to putting artwork up on the walls…

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A New Security Door in the Basement

Having a new security door in the basement is another one of those big milestones for us. It seems that there is a never-ending list of things that need to get done in the basement… but to have this particular item checked off the list? It’s huge.

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Tuesday Night, Working in the Basement

Last night, Liz and I came home from work and went right into the basement to work. We’ve had several days off in a row, and it’s always hard to get back into the swing of things (particularly when coming home after a day of work).

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