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Date registered: September 4, 2010

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  1. Labor Day laboring — September 8, 2011
  2. Introducing Wally – the cutest excuse for procrastinating — September 6, 2011
  3. Bad blogger! — September 5, 2011
  4. Machete + Compost = Fun! — December 8, 2010
  5. Out with the gold, in with the… — December 6, 2010

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Labor Day laboring

I suppose my resolution to start blogging again should include actually writing a post that has something to do with the topic of this blog – home renovation. Which means that I should actually do a project or 2 around the house. Fortunately, we just had a 3-day weekend so in addition to sleeping in,… Continue reading »


Introducing Wally – the cutest excuse for procrastinating

So the blog goes silent from December to September and all of the sudden there’s 2 posts in one day. Don’t expect this too often – based on my past history, consistently posting 1-2 times per week is my current goal. But this specific post is long overdue. One of the reasons for leaving San Francisco… Continue reading »


Bad blogger!

There’s no denying it – I am a very bad blogger. As all of my loyal readers (Hi Mom & Dad!) keep telling me, they’re a bit tired of reading about how I used a machete to break down compost. Last week hit a major milestone – 1 year of owning our house. So I… Continue reading »


Machete + Compost = Fun!

I don’t know what is the stranger word combo in the title – machete/compost or compost/fun. I’m actually enjoying my first foray into composting so I’m going to vote for the machete/compost combo. I suppose I should explain how I got to this lovely little formula. Before Halloween, Hugh bought a pumpkin for us to… Continue reading »


Out with the gold, in with the…

Brushed nickel! I’m not a gold kind of girl. So of course the house we bought came with gold fixtures galore (apparently I can’t take pictures anymore, blame it on today’s gloomy weather. You’ll have to trust me in the following pics when I say something is shiny gold that it is ugly shiny gold… Continue reading »


Fortune cookie

We ordered in Chinese food for dinner tonight since we were both too tired to cook. When it came time for the fortune cookies, this is what mine said: But tomorrow is Saturday! A no alarm clock day. This fortune is sooooo not fair. We’ve got our first completely unscheduled weekend in ages. And I’m… Continue reading »


Getting started composting

Our renovation adventure isn’t limited to the inside of the house. We’ve started to adventure out in the back yard too. In addition to the never-ending quest to tame the growth back there, we’ve got big plans for a big garden overflowing with fruits and veggies. But the soil back there (among other things) needs… Continue reading »


Renovation goals for the rest of the year

I was just thinking about what we plan to accomplish for the rest of 2010 when it hit me that there really isn’t all that much time left. Especially since there are a lot of holidays and holiday-related activities thrown into these last 2 months. Without being overly-ambitious, this is what I realistically think we’ll… Continue reading »


Taking inventory

I’m a bad blogger. It’s been 3 weeks since my last post. Wish I had a good excuse, like I’ve totally finished unpacking. But the truth is, the time I haven’t spent blogging has not been used to complete unpacking even though we’ve been in the house for 6 weeks now. We are making progress… Continue reading »


Focusing on the positive

I was thinking that my next post would be about all of the renovation projects we plan to do, or at least the near term ones. It would help me to think through our next steps by writing them down & start organizing them into something plan-like. But as I think through the enormity of… Continue reading »

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