It’s been far too long since my last update. But, let me tell you, I have a good reason.  Before we get to that, let’s quickly catch up on what’s been going on for the past four months.

First, we took a trip to Whistler, which was pretty awesome.


Then, we got home, and started the refinancing process, which kicked my butt in high gear to get the finish work completed on the laundry room before our appraisal. I painted, finished the trim and built the cabinet faces, but still need to do the doors. Read More This and That…

Decor Finish Work gardening Paint Trim/Molding

In our hood, there are no street lights. Every house just has a post lamp at the end of its driveway. Small problem… About six months ago, the light sensor went out and ours stopped automatically coming on every night. Oh yeah, it was also really ugly.


So, with a dark sidewalk and a house that’s been lacking numbers since we repainted, I set out on a mission to build a new lamp post with a few tricks up its sleeve. Read More You Light Up My Life

Curb Appeal

So, I got this letter in the mail this weekend.


I knew our permit was about to expire, but this put the pressure on. But really, now that the sink is in, there are only a few projects to complete before I can call for final inspection:

  • Roof on door overhang
  • Step below door
  • Overhang soffit
  • Exterior light
  • Crawl space access in pantry
  • Bring house up to fire code (read: add 400 smoke detectors) Read More A Roof Over Our Heads

Finish Work