Category Archives: New House

The Doors

I’ve been working on the doors, off and on,  for forever. Back in 2012, when we’d moved to the green house and I didn’t have a place to putter, I put up a bench in the barn and spent half … Continue reading

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Gutters

We never eat fruitcake, because it has rum. And one little bite turns a man to a bum! Oh can you imagine a sadder disgrace Tha-a-a-an A man in the gutter, with crumbs on his face? – The song of … Continue reading

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Day by day in July

Mon 7/1 bought oil for tractor, bulbs, groceries. took off backhoe and got tractor up onto driveway. EMC. cut grooves for 1st door. Tue 7/2 set up and grooved 3 doors. worked with fairpoint guy for internet service. Wed 7/3 … Continue reading

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A conversation with BZ the cat

BZ: Meow! Reid: Come here. Scratch me. Mmmmm. Lazy cat. Higher. Mmmm. Harder. Gggggg. Right there. So, Cat, we’ve been here for a couple weeks now. How do you like your new home? Not too shabby. There’s lots of places … Continue reading

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Landscaping

Now that even Mary agrees that the inside is ‘Mary-ready’, Mary is ready to start landscaping. For starters, can’t we do something about the view? The view was already pretty good, but with a chainsaw as my paintbrush, I set … Continue reading

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Moving In

We’ve moved. Finally. And parts of me think we’ve jumped the gun. We’re in pretty good shape here, but we’d be a little more comfortable if we’d waited another 2 weeks while shelves, drawers and doors get made. That’s the way … Continue reading

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The Master Bedroom Floor

Before the beams came out of the green house, we took out the floor they held up, and the floorboards went into a pile in Chuck, where they were in the way all summer long. These boards came out of … Continue reading

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Hickory

The bread and butter of Mary’s business is wood floors. She deals with other peoples’ floors day in and day out, and she would really, for once, like to have a floor like the ones she helps her clients with. … Continue reading

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The Master Shower

Or, should I say, the Dreaded master shower. I don’t think there is any place in the whole house that’s been the subject of so much discussion. Mary has had ‘a vision’ of what she wants the master bathroom to … Continue reading

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Tiling floors

I’ve tiled before, but I’d forgotten everything I ever learned by doing it. I didn’t remember, for example, how hard it is on your knees, but it all came back to me after the first day. Since I’ve got a lot … Continue reading

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