Category Archives: House

Up to ears

We are up to our ears in puppies, new boiler, toddler and projects. Insulation happens Tuesday, then ventilation. We hope to be up for air soon.

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We are replacing and relocating our boiler. This is a Navion 250, installed in our garage. It produces 4 gallons of hot water per minute with (I think) a 70 degree temperature rise. Our 1969 Weil-McLain boiler has been very … Continue reading

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The Attic

I spent about an hour crawling around in the attic this afternoon. We’ve got some problems. The insulation needs to be improved. The vents on the outside walls are partially covered by insulation. The bathroom vent ductwork has too many … Continue reading

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Wow. We are really tired. We sanded and sanded and sanded trim on the house yesterday and today, performing some much needed and long overdue maintenance. I became so aggravated at the orbital sander. The frickin’ keepers weren’t snug enough … Continue reading

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I took down our dining room lighting while Elizabeth napped today. I spray painted it and reinstalled on a shorter chain. It used to be white with tacky gold trim. Now it is ‘Oiled Bronze’. I like it. Before: After:

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Spring glorious spring

Working on the yard. So enjoying the warm weather. Nibbling away at the pile of dirt and chips left by the trunk eradication that took place last fall. Decided we kind of sucked at compost so over the course of … Continue reading

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Boo kitchen – almost done

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What’s in your kitchen?

Home made bread. Home made jam. Home made cheese. Chaource. Milk, Mesophilic culture, penicillum candidum and rennet. Air drying then to be briefly brined and aged so a nice white mold can bloom over the surface (think Brie). Wings wings, … Continue reading

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Still cheesemaking

This weekend we cleaned house, washed dogs, baked bread, and made another batch of Feta cheese. Plus we went to the fair. We went looking for our favorite corn dogs (hand dipped on site secret recipe deliciousness) and learned she’d … Continue reading

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May snow

Oh for Pete’s sake. Let the dogs out this morning to more snow.

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