Category Archives: D’oh!


Is “hell’s bells” a prayer? Because Daddy says it all the time. – Lisa Simpson I spent much of the weekend finishing plaster repairs in preparation for reconnecting the ground floor ceiling lights. My neck and shoulders did not thank me for the … Continue reading

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The Trick is Knowing When to Stop

For the love of God, help me! I’ve been here for four days, and a turtle’s got a hold of my teeth! – Abe Simpson We opted to do our own electrical work for the loft remodel. Here’s our scorecard to … Continue reading

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Vent Stack Calls it a Day

Boom! I am outta here, I’m a dot, I’m gone, okay? – James Woods The vent stack from the kitchen ran through the loft space, but the plumber was relocating it. I don’t have a picture, but the plumber had … Continue reading

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Escape from the Home Depot

D’oh! The new upstairs bathroom will have a shower. A shower needs a base (unless you are having the situation custom tiled, and we are too cheap for that). We found a base that met our space constraints and didn’t make … Continue reading

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Staying Flexible

I can’t stand it any longer. This whole plant is insane. Insane, I tell you! Daaaaaaaaaaaah! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! – Frank Grimes We were doing really well with the remodel. After stuffing things out of the way, we had almost as much room … Continue reading

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What You Have There is an Ex-Plant

We’re all gonna die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Bart Simpson It was rainy on Sunday, so I decided to run some errands. I took this plant with me because I thought a drive might make it feel better. This is a Hetz Midget arborvitae … Continue reading

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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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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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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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It’s Our Tricenbloggial!

Hey, are you still here? – Lenny This is our 300th post! If you hang around here (and if so, welcome and thanks!), you know that we’re blog hobbyists (blobbyists?) with full-time jobs — pushing out 300 posts over 2.4 years … Continue reading

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