Category Archives: Operation: Manhattan

Progress on renovating my house.

Curtains with the help of Task Rabbit

One of the compromises I’ve had to work through with Jennifer involved my immense Chucks collection. Firstly, she wanted them removed from the master bedroom and a TV placed on that wall. I said absolutely not. There’s no other room … Continue reading

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That explains the burning smell…

Originally I thought it was another remnant of Jennifer’s pancake incident but when I heard the popping noises from the master bathroom, I quickly realized how dumb I was. The 20-year-old fan setup in there had reached the end of … Continue reading

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Some painting before the new (overdue) furniture arrives

Yesterday, was joint painting day. As in Jennifer and I worked together on putting a couple coats on a master bedroom wall (or three) before the new stuff arrives. Reliving my college summers as a member of the Marquette Paint … Continue reading

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I think I got my $15K’s worth

To give you a better idea of its scale, this puppy is bigger than either front-loading washer or dryer and I think most people know how large those things are. It’s almost taller than Jennifer’s daughter and Cheyenne is unusually … Continue reading

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A home improvement that was probably overdue, new AC

I finally had a tech come out to see why the air conditioner wasn’t working to Jennifer’s satisfaction plus I was wondering why my Nest thermostat was presenting contradicting readings. Obviously as the title says, it was time for a … Continue reading

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A great time at the Furniture Mall of Texas!

The next step in Operation Manhattan, new furniture! While I had the dumpster, the old bed and couch were ditched! I never liked the couch, it was a piece of crap. The bed needed to go since cats hide under … Continue reading

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Farewell to Home 2 (Hilton) in Pflugerville!

Our joint home-away-from-home since January 27th has come to an end! It was mostly for Jennifer since I could still hang out at my place until the contractors showed up and I was with them all day. However, since I … Continue reading

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Day Eight of the floors, it’s over! Dream & Nightmare!

More than one thing is off our collective backs. We wrapped up the floors tonight and maybe they’ll come in to clean, for all our care, I just want the furniture put back to where it used to be. I’ll … Continue reading

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Day Seven of the floors, will it ever end?

It’s starting feel like Finals Week at Marquette but it’s longer than a week and I have two exams every day, including the weekends. Above we’re hanging out in will be and had been, my office. It’s the bigger of … Continue reading

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Day Six of the floors, will it ever end?

Another morning of sleeping in pissed away. On the upside, the dumpster people towed away their part, thus missing the deadline the nosey HOA was going to fine me. I should rent one more often as part of a Spring … Continue reading

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Day Five of the floors, it’s kinda’ going and no new pictures

We’re at the stage I call Zeno’s Paradox, which is really Zeno’s dichotomy paradox because he came up with many. The dichotomy one involving cutting the distance in half, then that in half, then in half, ad infinitum, is his most famous so it … Continue reading

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Day Four of the floors, not much to report that’s interesting

Spot the difference? Yes, Isis is lying on the Star Wars blanket which is now resting on the new ceramic tiles in the room which will be designated Jennifer’s office. We moved there today because they’re now working on the master bedroom, … Continue reading

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Day Three of the floors, Isis isn’t impressed

A rare moment of Isis being near me, overlooking my portable to see what I’m doing. Despite her resting jerk face, she’s actually relaxed and happy if she’s this close to me and her eyes aren’t bugged out, waiting for … Continue reading

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Day Two of the floors, hotel living is getting old

As you can see from the photo above of the room traditionally called my office (I need to come up with a better name), the crew knocked it out pretty quickly and well. What remains to be done: the baseboard, … Continue reading

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Better late than never? We’ll know in a few days

The cold snap is officially over and after some veiled threats with the contractor, the new floor is under way. You’re seeing what little they’ve achieved with 2:30 PM start. Remember, we’re talking about Austin Time. To be fair to this … Continue reading

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