Category: home

Better Than Expected

Better Than Expected

Yesterday, I applied the finish to our freshly stripped and sanded hardwood floors. Since the library lies between the kitchen and the rest of the house, I wanted a product that would be easy to apply, require minimal layers of application, and would cure quickly, […]

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

This morning, we returned the drum sander to Home Depot and rented an edger to complete the sanding of the library floor. The edger was more difficult to use than the drum sander. It required me to walk along the wall, bent over, in order […]

Getting Down to the Heart of It

Getting Down to the Heart of It

Cast your mind back several months and you may remember that we decided to turn our under-used dining room into a home library. Well, the project is finally underway! We used this year’s tax return money to order bookshelves from Ikea. We chose shelves from […]

Washy Washy

Washy Washy

About a month ago, our 16-year-old Kenmore Elite HE3t washing machine had a little mental breakdown. It just refused to finish a cycle without having to be stopped and restarted multiple times. Since I have a life, and can’t babysit a washing machine all day, […]

Springing Forward

Springing Forward

My blog has been silent for almost a year. But it has been a year that has been eventful, in some rather non-traditional ways. I started working towards becoming a certified aromatherapist. I have been battling some pretty severe physical effects of depression. We had […]

Who’ll Stop The Rain?  Me, That’s Who!

Who’ll Stop The Rain? Me, That’s Who!

When we bought our home over a decade ago, we noticed that there were a couple of discolored areas on the kitchen and laundry room ceilings, where the laundry room joins the rest of the house. We figured that they were due to an old […]