Archive for the home improvement Tag

I Clearly Suck At Being A Whore

Soooooooo. . .this was yet another one of my brilliant ideas. . .which you know, SUCKED. When it came time to replace our water heater, I was very adamant I wanted a tankless, demand water heating system.  I figured it would save us precious space in our basement and I had heard that these systems could be more energy-efficient since
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Home Improvement And The Five Stages of Grief

I’m still alive!!!! It was touch and go a couple of times last week. You know how you think you’ll just paint a room and organize a few things. . .and then 6 hours later, you’ve decided to basically overhaul the entire house? What? Normal people don’t do that? Well it happened.  So now I have nearly every room in
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Never have a Threesome with a Clown Contractor

UPDATE!!!!  On the morning of 10/30, the repair men were scheduled to arrive between 7 and 9AM.  At 9:30, the called to let us know they were running late.  Ya think?  At which point, Chris told them not to bother showing up at all.  I’m kinda’ happy he fired them.  But I’m also rather irked my basement is still a
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My Hot and Cold Relationship. . .

My cruel mistress:  Our house. We met about 11 years ago.  She’s a petite little row-house on a lovely quiet street in a very nice neighborhood.  We did a lot of work to the house about 6 years ago and I would imagine that was the pinnacle of my love affair with her.  I tirelessly sanded floors, painted what seemed
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