Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tile Tile Tiley Tile 3

Welcome back to the neverending tile project! I thought the backsplash was done, but then we picked fancy porcelain switch and outlet covers. In addition to being fancy, they are small and unforgiving. The unforgiving covers of fanciness required that … Continue reading

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Avoiding Ultimate Dehumidification

Mr. Burns: We need some excitement around here!Smithers: Chinese checkers or domestic, sir?Mr. Burns: No, no. Something fun. Something the men will enjoy… like a safety drill! But what kind? Meltdown alert? Mad dog drill? Blimp attack? Ah…I think a … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields

We’re going to be in a pie! – Ralph Wiggum We only have about a quarter of the lawn left that we had when we bought the house, and I’ve got my eye on the rest. We’ve replaced it with … Continue reading

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Switch Season

As we finished tiling the backsplash, I started to think about plates to cover the switches and outlets. I had a vague notion that there must be some vintage or retro-style wall plates that would go well with the tile. … Continue reading

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I want you to show your father some love and/or respect. – Homer Simpson From a tender age, my brother and I helped our dad with home improvement projects. Along the way, I picked up some DIY knowledge, but more importantly, I learned not … Continue reading

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Grout. Grout.

Let it [all] out! – Reverend Lovejoy Did you know that the song “Shout” by Tears for Fears is about primal scream therapy? Or at least that’s one theory. You know what makes me want to give voice to my … Continue reading

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Tile Tile Tiley Tile 2

I finished tiling the backsplash. As I previously posted, I generally followed online tutorials for tiling kitchen backsplashes like this one. I started this tile project by tiling the middle of the wall where no tiles needed to be cut, which … Continue reading

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Things That Go D’oh in the Night

Captain McAllister: ‘Twas a moonless night, dark as pitch, when out of the mist came a beast more stomach than man. Homer: Hey! – The Simpsons The other night, Kev was out and I came in late, but an insane … Continue reading

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The Upstairs That Wasn’t

You know, Moe, my mom once said something that really stuck with me. She said, “Homer, you’re a big disappointment.” And God bless her soul, she was really onto something. – Homer Simpson Fixing up an old house is fun, … Continue reading

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