Monthly Archives: April 2015

Hops, Not Leaps

Ooh, they used nylon rope this time. It feels so smooth against my skin. Almost sensuous! – Apu Remember we were growing hops on the back of the garage? Remember I said they would grow up any type of rope? … Continue reading

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Just When You Think You Own All the Saws

Bart:  I can’t find the safety goggles for the power saw. Homer: If stuff starts flying, just turn your head! One of the tasks we reserved on the loft project was the flooring. There is a hardwood floor up there (in … Continue reading

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The Three Worst Kind of Craigslist Buyers (And How to Avoid Them)

And you, sir, are worse than Hitler. – DMV Manager We’ve been very active on Craigslist recently. We just picked up a Kohler sink for the bathroom-to-be, but mostly we’ve been selling. We do sell stuff on CL pretty often, but … Continue reading

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I Waited Over 300 Posts to Use This Quote

Demo is underway on the loft! OH, YES, the remodeling has begun! The general plan is to increase floor space (by pushing out the knee walls), heighten the ceiling, add skylights and larger windows, put in a master suite (including … Continue reading

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Micro-Scale Urban Salvage

The Burns bear, perhaps the most valuable widdle bear in the world, could be anywhere. It could be in your house. You could be looking at it right now. It could be right in front of your face as I’m … Continue reading

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Another Catastrophic Appliance Event

Ralph: I wanna be in the bake-off! Wiggum: There, there, I think your grilled crayon sandwich was delicious. Ralph: You only had a pretend bite. Wiggum: No, I’m eating it, look! Ralph: Can you taste the thumbtacks? Wiggum: Ah, crap. We … Continue reading

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Number One

It’s toilet time for Tinytown. – Bart Simpson We bought a toilet. It’s scheduled to ship in about two weeks, and then it will sit in the living room for hopefully not too long before it will get installed in … Continue reading

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