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Oh, the Humanity!

Last week I had the audacity to state here on the blog that, “You’re NEVER really done with a major renovation project.” And God or the devil or Murphy or some evil little band of leprechauns was apparently listening to me, because the next day…

Water started invading our bedroom, via the ceiling.

I learned about this while at happy hour with my coworkers, celebrating my last day of work. Needless to say, it made things far less happy. At least until Randy assured me not to freak out; they’d be back the next morning to find the source of the water.

And come back they did. But let me tell you, in the meantime, it was NOT fun to come home from happy hour to a hole in the bedroom ceiling. Renovation projects extended yet again! Continue reading

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Temples on Fire!

Status update!

We now have a LOT of fruit trees.

Fruit from our new backyard.

A sampling of product from the new Temple Cannery.

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Goddamn, there are a lot of weeds in our backyard.

We spent our first full working weekend in the house developing a plan of attack for combating the f#@%ers and making a very small amount of progress in the battle of Man vs. Nature. We made four — count ’em: FOUR — trips to Home Depot and spent several hundred dollars (courtesy of an e-gift cert from Mike in London — BIG BIG thanks!) on tools to conquer what has become the bane of our existence.

In the same amount of time, Bryce (Trent’s contractor-stepfather) pretty much COMPLETELY re-wired the entire house and undid a full century’s worth of bad decisionmaking by previous owners. Oh, and he also made some plumbing repairs. And patched half our fence. And the painters mud/taped and primed practically the entire house.

What does this tell us?

Trent and Lisa are bringin’ the team down. We need to bust some serious ass next weekend or we’re never gonna win this battle. Continue reading

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