Category Archives: Garage

A Little Off the Top

On Thursday, six guys tore the roof off the house and garage and put on another. We were expecting it would take at least two days, but they started at 6:45 a.m., left at 9:15 p.m., and only took about … Continue reading

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A Hip Way to Grow Hops

What the dilly-o?! – Marge Simpson Earlier this year, Ben gave the Kev hops rhizomes, which we’ve been nurturing in pots. We wanted to give them a permanent home in a raised bed behind the garage that didn’t exist at … Continue reading

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Before and After: Local Dump to Path and Raised Bed

I can’t believe I’m spending half my Saturday picking up garbage. I mean, half these bottles aren’t even mine! -Lenny Over the last few years, we have been redeeming the garden. Once, it was mainly lawn with a few flower … Continue reading

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The Lazy Stripper’s Guide to Hinges (Continued)

Remember when I succumbed to laziness and stripped paint off door hinges without removing them? There, I discovered that regular cheapo masking tape didn’t fully protect the door finish from the effects of the stripper. We just took¬†a door off … Continue reading

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Replacing Garage Siding, Part 4: Hang Loose

Stupid sexy Flanders! – Homer Simpson I received advice about vinyl siding from lots of people, including my neighbor’s dad. Once you get started off level,¬†installation comes down to is one overarching directive: let it hang loose. Installing vinyl siding … Continue reading

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Replacing Garage Siding, Part 3: The Thin Blue Chalk Line

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 It turns out that if you want to … Continue reading

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Replacing Garage Siding, Part 2: Less is More

Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true! – Homer Simpson In part one of this post, I talked about wanting to replace the rotten siding on our garage. We wanted to use low-maintenance … Continue reading

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Replacing Garage Siding, Part 1: The Horrible Truth

I’m in a place where I don’t know where I am! – Homer Simpson We needed to replace the siding on our detached garage because it looked terrible. It was rotting and falling apart. Also, we didn’t like that the … Continue reading

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Wall Button Says No

You tried your best and failed miserably. The lesson is: never try. – Homer Simpson The garage door openers mysteriously stopped working the other day, and could we find the manual?? What a ridiculous question. Internet to the rescue! We … Continue reading

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