Shut the Front Door! Er, Shutters!

The shutters came back all painted, and were installed today. It’s SO DARK inside!    

We had the best time at your party…

So, the party seemed to go particularly well, and our house is in much better shape than it was 48 hours ago. On the upside (as if the other parts were a downside), I finally got to see the new Eureka episode. Sweet. I took some photos of the house, and need to review them […]

Is there any part of me that isn’t tired?

Right now, there may be something vibrant, but I don’t know what. Today has been quite the long day after an equally long week. I got up around 8 this morning, and have been non-stop until now working on and around the house. We’re hosting a going-away party for a friend and co-worker of Bea’s […]

Several Levels of Failure

I know several things went well today, I’m just going to harp on what went wrong: Truck needs an oil change/transmission fluid/pretty much every fluid change. One of the big 5-drawer tool chests is pretty banged up. Waiting ’till above is done to return. Hopefully tomorrow. 4 trips to Lowe’s today, got almost all I […]

Organizzle Fo Shizzle

If there’s any one thing (and there’s not) that’s holding us back from that “done” feeling for the house, it’s the back room. The back room, by itself (~17′ x ~34′), is just about as big as Bea’s old house and more problematic. It’s been de-junked, gutted, there’s been leaks upon leaks, the flooring has […]

I Shutter at the Thought

So. Excited. When we bought the house, there were two missing elements of what most would consider to be the “classic New Orleans style” that I really wanted: cast iron vents on the underside of the roof/balcony, and louvered shutters. We installed three vents in the front to give the front attic airflow a while […]

A Healthy Dose of #003300

Or: Going Green. Ish. I’m what you could call a quasi-environmentalist. I do care about the environment, but in all honesty, I’m only going to take it so far. Reducing your ecological footprint might be great, but reducing your spending footprint is too. I do think that it should be easier to live cleaner – […]