New Resources

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I’ve added Crestview Doors to the Links & Resources section. They’re a great place to find Mid-Century Modern-inspired front doors for your Fifties House.

Alarmists!

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Owing to a string of petty-theft break-ins around the ranch, ADT will be coming out next Friday to install a wireless system (due to having no attic space – gotta love those flat 50’s roofs). viagra drugs online Cost was a little over 600, but our insurance company effectively paid for it by discounting us […]

We’re not dead yet!

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I just update this site as notable things happen. Speaking of that, last week was very interesting in terms of home security. A new Ace Hardware store opened up in the shopping center at Tanglewilde and Westheimer about a month ago – they have a HUGE selection of stuff and it will be great to […]

Apparently the P-trap that I bought, the nuts and compression fittings that came with it, and the old “waste pipe” and nut on it were all crap. When I assembled everything, there were leaks where the nuts and compression fittings held things together. We gave up and called someone who does this for a living. […]

I went to go remove the P-trap under the “blue bathroom” sink, to clear out a clog and fix a slow drain. In the process of unscrewing the nut (which appeared to be original ’57), it disintegrated. “Oh well, I’ll just need to go pick up another P-trap and parts.” The sink tailpiece virtually dropped […]

Looks like I spoke too soon.

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It looks like I spoke too soon. Green Landscaping and Lawn Service was quck to return my initial phone call and setup service, but failed in everything after that. They didn’t show up on Friday the 4th to mow as scheduled. When I called them that evening around 5:30pm to inquire, I was told “you’re […]

Finally!

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I *finally* got someone to return my call about setting up lawn service. I recommend Green Landscaping and Lawn Service if you want a quick response and great prices. Some of the companies who neglected to return a phone call: Champion’s Lawn & Landscape Houston Lawn Maintenance Clean Cut Lawn & Landscape Padron Landscaping Fancy […]

What does it take?

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I’m finding it almost impossible to find someone other than ABC Pest & Lawn (who charge an arm and a leg and don’t offer flexibility of schedule) to mow my lawn. Any suggestions for a cheap and decent lawn service in Houston?

Doing It Ourselves

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Doing It Ourselves is another great site I recently ran across.

Paint Suggestions

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Anybody have paint color suggestions to go with our awesome blue bathroom?

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