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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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  1. How long should it take to unpack after moving? — 6 comments
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How long should it take to unpack after moving?

Google has let me down. I thought it knew everything. So I thought I’d quickly go online and be able to figure out what the average time for unpacking after a move was. I’d either find that we were going at the right pace (doubtful) or were total slackers (much more likely). All I seemed… Continue reading »


We’ve Moved!

After a month of working on the new house every weekend and spending most weeknights either packing or getting a few hours in at the new house, I’m excited to say that we’ve finally moved in! I’m sitting here in my new house enjoying a glass of wine after having the first non-pasta dinner we cooked in… Continue reading »


3rd Weekend: The Home Stretch

I’ve intended to stay more up-to-date with the postings, but the actual renovations + packing up our apartment keep taking up all of my time. Now I just need to survive until Tuesday. That’s moving day. And it’s coming up VERY soon. Fortunately this morning was the first time I was able to walk around… Continue reading »


2nd Home Renovation Weekend

We’re about to start on the 3rd weekend of renovations so I suppose I should write about weekend #2 before they totally run together. Unlike Labor Day weekend, we only had 2 days to work so we were going to try to be Energizer bunnies and get lots done in those days. There were big… Continue reading »


My love-hate relationship with our ladder

With all of the painting, I’ve been putting in a lot of time on our new ladder. It’s really cool – expands up to a 13 foot ladder for use outside but collapses down to a step ladder or any height in between. Can even become 2 step ladders. Place a board between the 2… Continue reading »


Labor Day Weekend

We took the term “Labor” way too literally and worked on the house throughout the 3-day weekend. Saturday: We load up the car with everything we need to stay in the house for the long weekend. Set up an air mattress in the dining room. I check out the walls – Hugh was wrong about… Continue reading »



There’s a new saying in my life that is making it increasingly difficult to get things done quickly: What would Mike Holmes do? Or WWMHD? For those of you who don’t know who Mike Holmes is, you obviously don’t spend most of your spare time watching HGTV. I, on the other hand, have gone from… Continue reading »


It begins….

I meant to get this going before the renovation began, but we’ve been a little busy with the actual renovations. So I’ll take a few posts to catch up and then will try to stay more up-to-date. We closed on the house on 8/31. The plan is to move out of our apartment in San… Continue reading »


Just gotta take that first step

With all of the home renovation projects in our future, I finally have something blog-worthy to write about. I thought it could be a great way to chronicle our renovation adventures and keep everyone informed of the progress we’re making turning our new house into our long-term home. Maybe it will be a way to… Continue reading »

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