Category: 'This Old House'


Scope Creep

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

The plan for a new window necessitates a new wall.

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

We’ve turned the corner.

Walled In

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

We have walls again but are still working on the floor.


Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Dancing in our bare feet. The joy of bamboo flooring. I finally have an “after” picture.


Thursday, October 19th, 2006

From asbestos to silica dust, this project is out to kill me.

Let There Be Light

Friday, October 20th, 2006

These old eyes appreciate the extra light.

Now We’re Cooking

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Cool things about the new oven. It has a “bread proof” mode for ensuring yeast breads have the perfect temperature to rise in. And, for those who don’t want to mix religion with cookery, it comes with a sabbath mode. I think I would have preferred a “Black Sabbath” mode–an oven with a built-in mpg player which would belt out “Iron Man” or “Bark at the Moon” when the oven timer went off.

Just Venting

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

One of those jobs that gets more complicated as it goes on.

A Place for Everything

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

So close and yet still so far.

I Could Make That!

Monday, November 27th, 2006

I was raised to do it myself–and it never occurs to me that I could get someone else to do it for me.

The surface and beneath the surface