Monthly Archives: October 2012

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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House Parts: The Fine Line Between Prudence and Hoarding

Marge! That’s the Rhinestone Nights fashion gun! I need it to rhinestone up my old clothing. – Homer Simpson Yesterday, we replaced an exterior door. Today, I am licking my wounds (not literally, of course, because I’m too dang sore … 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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Reader, I Spraypainted It

Mmmm, free goo. – Homer Simpson For me, one of the most memorable comment threads from the past year was a bit of a scuffle on Apartment Therapy over a painted furniture project. (I’ll let that sink in.) One entry … Continue reading

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Tie Me Gazebo Down, Sport

Beer. Now there’s a temporary solution. – Homer Simpson A few years ago, I built a floating deck in the back yard. We wanted to put a gazebo on it to provide shade. One day, I intend to build a … Continue reading

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He’s So Phi-ne

I can’t believe it! Reading and writing actually paid off! – Homer Simpson Stacey (regarding tweaks to the arbor design): “That looks nice.” Kevin: “I used the Golden Ratio.” Stacey: “Of course you did.” The guy could not be more … Continue reading

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You Say Potato Chips, I Say Crisps

English? Who needs that? I’m never going to England! – Homer Simpson OK, before we go any further, I want to get one thing clear. I am not from here. I am an Englishman living in Minnesota. And I’ve got … Continue reading

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What Light Through Yonder Mason Jar Breaks?

I bet Einstein turned himself all sorts of colors before he invented the light bulb. – Homer Simpson Over the last few months, I’ve had a few rewiring projects on lamps and small appliances. I’ve mainly been replacing switches and … 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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