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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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The foundation repair is done!!!

I just wish it didn’t look like there are corpses buried in the backyard now. My level of stress has lowered a tad because this was the last barrier to having my house refinanced while protecting its future from further … Continue reading

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Foundation work day two (or three)

With the rain passing over Austin and everything clearing/drying up, the next stage in shoring things up took place. Hydraulic devices pushed up the foundation to get it to the proper level. Then concrete cylinders were inserted to make it … Continue reading

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No progress on the foundation today due to rain

Thankfully not much got into the holes they dug out yesterday. The rain just reminds me that I need to install gutters so I will not be undergoing this horrible mess again. I still remain stressed out though as this … Continue reading

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Foundation repair begun

The process of shoring up my house’s foundation got underway a day early due to rain being in the forecast. This was done just by one person (I think) using a shovel and something that sounded like a jackhammer. The … Continue reading

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House modification, January 2020 update

This was a bigger pain in the ass to install than the directions made it seem. I was lucky to have my friend Kathy pitch in because it took four hands to juggle the part on the inside of the … Continue reading

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