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Mending Fences: Part 2

And so, we come to the end of the long, arduous, messy, and sometimes violent project known as Operation: NEW FENCE.

Our very un-janky new redwood fence (plus one of many piles of stuff that got in its way).

Our very un-janky new redwood fence (plus one of many piles of stuff that got in its way).

Really, how this differs from just about every other project we’ve taken on… hmm… I guess it’s just the “violent” part. Continue reading

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Mending Fences: Part 1

Check out our newly-cleared west yard, now with 50% more sun exposure:

Hello, sunshine!

Hello, sunshine!

!!! Continue reading

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Third Time’s The Charm

Back in May, we decided to paint our porch steps.

That was a good idea, since they were BEYOND UGGO. Except ever since then, we’ve been thinking we really shoulda just gone the distance and repainted the whole porch (apologies for no “before photo,” but you’ll just have to take my word for it; it’s reeeaaallly not that hard to imagine). The shiny new porch steps just forced us to the realization that, well…

The whole surface of the porch was BEYOND UGGO. Probably not repainted for at least 20 years.

Also, there was just something about where our new paint job met the old paint job… As uggo as that old paint was, the footprints just swept off it easier. I, being the anal-retentive I am, could often be found on my hands and knees, making intentional dusty smudges on the two sections of floor and test-wiping them up with my trusty spritzer of 409…

Anyway, enter Team Temple with a “simple weekend project:” repaint the porch surface, and the black surface of the porch steps: Continue reading

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New Roof!

Goodbye, 100 years of miscellaneous "roof"...

Goodbye, 100 years of miscellaneous “roof”…

Well, when I said we were gonna “raise the roof,” I really had no idea how MUCH roof we were gonna raise.

Nor how messy the act of “raising” would be.  Continue reading

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Raise the Roof!

All THREE of them!

And put on a new one!

Jim and Co. from Ideal Roofing start work on September 2nd, and we’re told it will only take three days to completely reinvent 3675’s roof. Keeping our fingers crossed on that one because – really – there are three roofs on our 100-year-old house.

And we’re going for the best! We want ALL the old crap off, all the scary stuff underneath fixed (we know it’s under there), new gutters – the works!

So yeah… Three days.

Hopefully they can reroof our house faster than we picked a shingle sample.

Moire Black or Thunderstorm Gray? This is haaarrrddd...

Moire Black or Thunderstorm Gray? This is haaarrrddd…

 

 

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