Category Archives: Remodeling Inside and Out

Back To Rehabbing

There I was, totally Brain Dead (see previous post) with the holidays barreling toward us and a minimal amount of work being done.  Slacking off was epidemic.  The carpenter and painter were finishing up their end of the work, the … Continue reading

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Brain Dead

Before talking with anyone, there were things that had to be decided.  I needed to plan the look of the finished home.  My desired effect is a home that’s light, clean, airy, and modern with splashes of color from furnishings … Continue reading

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Ever Optimistic

I bought a home in a Planned Unit Development in a small, cozy town.  The complex consists of a mix of three and two bedroom single family patio-style homes, duplexes, and townhouses.   The homes are surrounded by water features, … Continue reading

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Another New Beginning

Ever since leaving my childhood home at seventeen to go to college, my life has consisted of moving here, there, and everywhere. At different times through my life, I’ve lived in or in a suburb of Missouri, San Diego, Okinawa, … Continue reading

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Bedroom Prisoner

I have been moved out of my comfort zone.  I’m sure we all do it, have that one spot that you love and depend on to always be there for you.  No matter how bad the day you always have … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans

In 1785 while plowing, renowned poet and songwriter, Robert Burns, turned over a field mouse’s nest .  Later, he wrote about the incident in a poem, To a Mouse, which contained the lines: The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang … Continue reading

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Unbelieveable But Good

The blog posted on March 25th, Culling and Sharpening, didn’t happen.  There are no numbers and there was no meeting.  You see, it’s springtime here and that means lots of volatile weather what with cold fronts and warm fronts, thunderstorms,  … Continue reading

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Learn, Learn, Learn

It’s like being in high school again except there are no bells clanging or going from room to room changing classes.  Nor will there be a prom or graduation ceremony…….well, maybe an open house to meet the neighbors.  The work on the house … Continue reading

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Sticker Shock

The meeting with contractor and designers just ended and I am suffering from sticker shock.  However, I don’ think we are far off on a final price.  I also know that this particular contractor is honest and I trust him and … Continue reading

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Enough with the Steps

No more will I discuss the remodeling project in steps for this is a journey and like any journey it begins with small steps that mile after plodding mile end up with a dream becoming reality.  The reality of doing all … Continue reading

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