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Renovation Week 22: Lazy Caterer #7

Some invisible work this week. The electrician was in to put in the new sub-panel so all the new circuits in the kitchen can finally be energized. (Previously.) Our second-choice sink arrived at the dealer on Thursday, so Keenan and … Continue reading

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Renovation Week 21: Crosseyed and Painless

Lost my shape Trying to act casual Can’t stop I might end up in the hospital (Previously.) The news that the neighborhood is happiest about this week: all* of the exterior work has been finished: siding replaced, new aluminum flashing/trim … Continue reading

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Renovation Week 20: Father’s Day Edition

Continuing to inch forward; it’s starting to feel like this may actually come to an end at some point. (Previously.) Lots of electrical finish work is happening — new light at the bottom of the stairs:

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Renovation Week 19: Final Prime?

Fingers X-ed that this 19th week is the last week of the project whose cardinality is expressed using a prime number. Maybe not. 23 weeks is likely, thanks to the cabinet guy. At 29 weeks I cry. At 31 weeks … Continue reading

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Renovation Week 18: Zeno, Jr.

This week: We moved into the house twenty years ago this week, on 6/1/1996. I had really hoped that we’d be done with this project by 6/1/2016, but that didn’t happen. Some stuff did happen. (Previously.) More Cabinets. The wet … Continue reading

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Renovation Week 17: Underneath the Gathering Thunderstorm

We’re now at the point where we’re frustratingly close to seeing the end of this whole thing, which is still better than a few weeks ago when we were frustratingly unable to imagine wrapping this up. (Previously.) The biggest thing … Continue reading

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Renovation Week 16: Don’t Call Me Shirley

This week we met a new baby bunny friend who’s living in the hostas by the driveway. Her name is “Shirley Hemphill.” (Previously.) Starting to see more signs that things are getting close to being usable/livable. The kids’ bathroom was … Continue reading

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Renovation Week 15: Tantalus

(Previously.) A Phrygian king who was condemned to remain in Tartarus, chin deep in water, with fruit-laden branches hanging above his head; whenever he tried to drink or eat, the water and fruit receded out of reach. —¬†https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Tantalus It’s starting … Continue reading

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Renovation Week 14: Antagonizing The Horn

(Previously.) (Happy 79th birthday to Thomas Ruggles Pynchon). Too tired to write many words at the moment. This week: They built the bathroom linen closet cabinet and installed it into its spot in the bathroom.

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Renovation Week 13: The Courier’s Tragedy

(Previously.) I spent most of this week cooped up in a conference center in Lake Arrowhead, CA with my cow-orkers, for the Art & Logic Annual Conference. This is the only chance that most of us have to see each … Continue reading

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