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  • We’re having our energy audit tomorrow morning so that we can get some nice rebates for our new boiler.  At this point, I don’t think I could be happier with a piece of heating equipment. […]

    Oil sucks

    We’re having our energy audit tomorrow morning so that we can get some nice rebates for our new boiler.  At this point, I don’t think I could be happier with a piece of heating equipment. […]

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  • As an Phillies/Flyers/Eagles fan, it pains me to say that Pennsylvania is inferior than say, Vermont… (actually, Vermont is superior to PA in just about EVERY way, other than professional sports, come to think of […]

    Slate!

    As an Phillies/Flyers/Eagles fan, it pains me to say that Pennsylvania is inferior than say, Vermont… (actually, Vermont is superior to PA in just about EVERY way, other than professional sports, come to think of […]

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  • We’ve been enjoying Mary’s grandmother’s dining set for the past few months, but the fabric on the seat cushions needed a little bit of updating.  So we put a bird on it and reupholstered them.  It’s […]

    Put a bird on it

    We’ve been enjoying Mary’s grandmother’s dining set for the past few months, but the fabric on the seat cushions needed a little bit of updating.  So we put a bird on it and reupholstered them.  It’s […]

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  • On a surprisingly snowy and power-less weekend in October, we welcomed our new baby Pearl Margaret! So we’ll be a little busy with our other DIY projects for awhile… big sister is and Mom are […]

    Our latest do-it-yourself project…

    On a surprisingly snowy and power-less weekend in October, we welcomed our new baby Pearl Margaret! So we’ll be a little busy with our other DIY projects for awhile… big sister is and Mom are […]

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  • St. Peter don’t you call me… ’cause I can’t go… I owe my soul to the company store. In this picture the driveway kind of looks pretty nice, but the fall has a way of […]

    You load 16 10 tons… and what do you get?

    St. Peter don’t you call me… ’cause I can’t go… I owe my soul to the company store. In this picture the driveway kind of looks pretty nice, but the fall has a way of […]

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  • It’s been a long time coming, but FINALLY we have all the parts to turn our clawfoot tub into a shower.  Every plumber I talked to… every plumbing supply place I went too… every ‘expert’ […]

    Better to shower the people you love with… water

    It’s been a long time coming, but FINALLY we have all the parts to turn our clawfoot tub into a shower.  Every plumber I talked to… every plumbing supply place I went too… every ‘expert’ […]

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  •   Apparently our porch is made out of mahogany.  Who knew?  Somebody painted it brown and let big chunks of it rot away… and patched some (but not all) of those chunks with the softest […]

    …and my porch smells of rich mahogany

      Apparently our porch is made out of mahogany.  Who knew?  Somebody painted it brown and let big chunks of it rot away… and patched some (but not all) of those chunks with the softest […]

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  • …first star I see, porch light!  We’ve finally (okay, this was me) put up our Moravian star light.  This one is from Meyda Tiffany out of Yorkville New York. You might remember the old little […]

    Star light, star bright

    …first star I see, porch light!  We’ve finally (okay, this was me) put up our Moravian star light.  This one is from Meyda Tiffany out of Yorkville New York. You might remember the old little […]

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  • …this is a post about our no-longer-empty dining room!  Here’s a before shot… and here… …is the after!  We now have a ton of storage for all of our china, etc. and for our butts […]

    This is not a post about tomatoes

    …this is a post about our no-longer-empty dining room!  Here’s a before shot… and here… …is the after!  We now have a ton of storage for all of our china, etc. and for our butts […]

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  •   Before we got here, our bathroom had this great floral wallpaper.  We’re not exactly sure how old it is… it’s not completely original to the house, since there at one point was a big […]

    Full circle

      Before we got here, our bathroom had this great floral wallpaper.  We’re not exactly sure how old it is… it’s not completely original to the house, since there at one point was a big […]

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