grueling back-breakery Archive

  • 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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  • Last week, I tackled the subfloor in the upstairs bathroom: patching up the giant holes where the plumbers had removed the floor to replace the (choked full of rust) galvanized steel water pipes.  Before I […]

    Every fiber of my cement board

    Last week, I tackled the subfloor in the upstairs bathroom: patching up the giant holes where the plumbers had removed the floor to replace the (choked full of rust) galvanized steel water pipes.  Before I […]

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  • Happy Father’s Day everyone!  We made a lot of progress down on old Broad street this weekend, specifically in the bathroom where I’ve now filled in the sub-floor and once again you can stand!  There’s […]

    Stand in the place where you live

    Happy Father’s Day everyone!  We made a lot of progress down on old Broad street this weekend, specifically in the bathroom where I’ve now filled in the sub-floor and once again you can stand!  There’s […]

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  • We finally got around to mulching and edging the front bed this weekend… let the good times roll!  Of course, we ran out of mulch… which means yet another trip to the Home Despot.  Next […]

    Jeepers (Virginia) creepers

    We finally got around to mulching and edging the front bed this weekend… let the good times roll!  Of course, we ran out of mulch… which means yet another trip to the Home Despot.  Next […]

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  • Work is progressing back in the butler’s pantry.  I’ve stripped the plaster where the tile backsplash will go and the new electric is in.  As soon as I get the green light from the electrician, […]

    We just might live the good life yet.

    Work is progressing back in the butler’s pantry.  I’ve stripped the plaster where the tile backsplash will go and the new electric is in.  As soon as I get the green light from the electrician, […]

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  • But yes roses for Mary, Ryan and Gloria!  Special shout out to my brother Devin for helping me create a new bed for two new rose bushes that Mary’s mom gave us and for the […]

    No roses for Harry

    But yes roses for Mary, Ryan and Gloria!  Special shout out to my brother Devin for helping me create a new bed for two new rose bushes that Mary’s mom gave us and for the […]

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  • So this is a mattock.  It’s a pick-axe type tool used for root and earth removal.  We got ours for about $15 at the Home Despot.   Today is d-day for these hedges in front […]

    What’s the mattock with you?

    So this is a mattock.  It’s a pick-axe type tool used for root and earth removal.  We got ours for about $15 at the Home Despot.   Today is d-day for these hedges in front […]

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