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A New Years Toast to the True Grit of DIY Dreamers

So the holidays are over… Somehow we managed not to have any drywall dust flying around during Christmas dinner, just a little grit from the sanded grout we applied to the newly tiled kitchen wall. SOMEONE managed to get grout in the kitchen sponge so that the plates made little scratchy sounds on the island …

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The Old Man and The Sea of $#!%

I spent several hours out in the old man’s shop today. I’ve been trying to avoid the place as much as possible the last couple of years. My typical trip down the drive to the shop is made in order to access the extra fridge we keep out there. Right by the door. So I …

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DIY Drama: Crabby Dogs, Achey Husbands and Nowhere to Rest my Weary Bones

  There’s nowhere to sit around here, so I’m in bed working at my laptop. I’m hoping nothing bursts into flames while I’m working since we we did get some kind of exploding battery warning from Toshiba last week which we didn’t pay much attention to. Just call me Brave Heart. Or Stupid. We are …

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DIY Tales: When the Dust Settles

  I spent the afternoon in a DIY haze…of drywall dust. If you read my last post on DIYitis, you know how much I love the task. NOT. But it was the last session of applying mud, drying, and sanding to perfection for our little New Years Eve project. Yes, I know it’s February 13th. …

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The Trials and Tribulations of DIY-itis

DIYitis. It’s an addiction, an obsession, it’s definitely a form of mental illness. Only insanity could explain the way your mind works when you have DIYitis.

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