Category: 'This Old House'

Category archives are in date order with the oldest posts first.

Rainy Monday Reorg

Monday, May 1st, 2000

Rainy days and Mondays are an excellent time to clean closets.

Down on My Knees

Wednesday, June 12th, 2002

Mary Hartmann, I definitely have yellow wax build-up.

Destructive Tendencies

Friday, February 21st, 2003

Extreme remodelling. Or, if this counter offends thee, cut it off.

Elegant Toilet

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Working guest bathroom: plumber diagnostic visit and dismantling of existing toilet, $97.00; seal, $1.65; toilet flap, $2.00; toilet seat, $5.00; J-bend sink trap and extenstion, $10.00. Total: $115.65.

Let Me Level With You

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

My disgust for my kitchen cabinets finally erupted into action. The result is just one of the dangers of leaving a bored wife home alone weekend after weekend.

Apprised of the Prizing

Monday, January 9th, 2006

When less is more. As Incandragon mentioned, I am eliminating clutter. My approach this year is to eliminate the house. It’s difficult to accumulate clutter when there’s no house to put it in.

The Kitchen Sink

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

Everything but

Union Jack Plumbing, Inc.

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

“The British are Plumbing!” Well, not my Mancunian, but Nick the plumber from Cambridge.


Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

When close enough, isn’t. You can’t build on a poor foundation. Am I dealing with idiots, or what?

Stripped Bare

Monday, June 5th, 2006

We tear out more drywall in anticipation of the electrician coming to rewire in a week or so. I can almost visualize how it might look now.

The surface and beneath the surface