Stairwell Repairs

Easter's been here and gone, and it was a wonderful holiday. We had Good Friday off so Andy took me to a very rare dinner. We only have time and money to go out a couple times a year. He spent a good bit of the weekend with Lucy's hockey, then on Sunday we and... Continue Reading →

Laundry Room Scrubdown

This weekend was a continuation of the last in the laundry room, so I won’t bore you with details. My goal was to scrub the whole thing down and paint it, and the reassemble it in a more organized version.  I did the floor the same way I did the bathroom. I cleaned it with... Continue Reading →

Speed Cleaning the Laundry Room

The laundry room is at the back of the house but because the driveway dumps out to this entry, this is where every single visitor arrives. It is a quaint room with bright light but currently, too much chipped paint on the floors and walls. Over the years, the storage capacity for cleaning supplies and... Continue Reading →

Pack Rat

100 years in the same house + 3 generations + the flotsam of life = 3 stories + 3 outbuildings gorged with stuff!  Some is treasure – buried to be sure! Much is trash. The buildings are headed for demolition so two cousins are spending hours and days sorting it out. It’s a nasty job... Continue Reading →

Rag Rolling

Now that hockey season has started (if you have kids that seriously engage in the sport, you know it requires about 13 months and billions of dollars a year), I will have some weekends to myself as Andy travels or hosts for hockey showcases, championships, and tournaments. Lucy plays while Gracie values the dad-time. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

That Darn Bank!

It was full dark with no moon that evening. I had piled a pretty impressive stack of branches and sticks beside our driveway. All of a sudden inside the house my cell phone rang.  This strange sounding male voice that also sounded very like my husband said, Help! Help me! I can’t get up!  In... Continue Reading →

Hard Workers: Takes One To Know One

Discount Safety Gear, SafetyGirl, and ConstructionGear.com all carry Justin Original Work boots. Today I set out to learn more about them because it's important to me to know the quality of the products of the company for which I work. Across those three sites, we sell over twenty different styles of Justin boots, from pink... Continue Reading →

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