Contain yourself.


To retreat for a moment from the prospect of dealing with the failed garden house project, we turned our attention to some little things we could finish up in the kitchen.


Now we can live a normal life!

New Year, New Kitchen

Sometimes you don’t know how far you’ve come until you look back where you’ve been.

In Love with Our Silver Servant

I knew this relationship was too good to last.

I Could Make That!

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

A Place for Everything

So close and yet still so far.

Just Venting

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

Now We’re Cooking

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.

Let There Be Light

These old eyes appreciate the extra light.


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


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

Walled In

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

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

We’ve turned the corner.

Scope Creep

The plan for a new window necessitates a new wall.