I’m still here, just haven’t had much to update the site with lately. It’s been nine months since my wife Amy died, and things have been tough all over. I decided not to sell this domain, but may still entertain offers for the right amount. I’ll continue the site when I have items to post, […]
My wife Amy passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 16th. I’m not yet planning on moving or selling the house, as I like it too much.
I’ve spent custom paper writing service the past few months memorizing the entire Benjamin Moore paint line, looking for a trim color for the house. You’d think it’d be easy, right? Wrong. I can’t just appease the neighbors, paint the thing beige, and call it a done deal. Why? cialis online Because #1 It’s Boring and #2 […]
Krud Cutter and Holy Cow are great for getting years of accumulated wax and dirt off 50-year-old wood floors. We’ve got a couple of test patches so far that show we have an absolutely beautiful floor underneath all the grime; a lot of elbow grease and some re-waxing later the dining room is going to […]
We ended up having a non-Turkey-based meal with our neighbors across the street (who are also Fifties/Modern fanatics). Tenderloin steak, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sausage, and pumpkin chiffon pie for dessert. I’ve added One Stop Modern to the Links & Resources page.
Amy recently found REJUVENATION for lighting, shades, and hardware, and Schoolhouse Electric Co. for period light fixtures and glass shades.
For the past six months or so, I’ve been too busy at work (and too tired in the evenings) to properly clean house. Combine this with the effects of Hurricane Ike and a week of sleeping on the couch (to babysit the generator) and you end up with quite a bit of clutter. I’ve been […]
Living in Houston, we got to experience the effects of Hurricane Ike firsthand. A friend from San Antonio found out that I didn’t have a generator, so he bought one (along with 75 gallons of gas) and drove it to me, arriving about six hours before the hurricane hit and we lost power. The day […]
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When you own a home, there are a variety of things that can (and will) go wrong, and they usually happen when you least expect it or are not prepared for the cost of repairs. I’ve certainly experienced my share of these in the past ten years of being a homeowner at two different locations. […]
We’ve decided to go with the Eichler Numbers house numbers instead of the Neutra house numbers. They look a bit better, are easier to install, and are lots cheaper – $80 for the set, versus $75 per number for the Neutra stuff.