Category Archives: Every Single Post

Here you will find every post I’ve written in order from first to last. See just how crappy my house used to be…

House Tour

Hey! It’s me! It’s you! It’s my first post ever! I thought I’d begin my blogging adventure with a house tour. I’m going to advise anyone who gets motion sickness to maybe take a Dramamine now and wait about an … Continue reading

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The Plan

I have so much I want to share with you, but first things first. This post is dedicated to the floor plan. Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jungle

Not only is my house crappy, but my yard is extra crappy with a side of crap. Supersized. This past weekend, I planted a lawn. Well, it remains to be seen if it will be an actual lawn, but I … Continue reading

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Torn Apart and Reassembled

I got the keys to my crappy house on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. On Saturday, I showed up with my pry bar and hammer, ready to kick some ass and do some demo. As I mentioned before, I was very … Continue reading

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I ♥ My Bathroom

Ironically, my bathroom was the first room in my house to stop being crappy. (Get it? Bathroom…? Crappy…? Oh, never mind.) It was fully renovated before I moved in and it didn’t cost me anything. I know! What??

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My Crappy Basement

Don’t go down the stairs! Just trust me…

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My Chandelier Makeover

I love chandeliers. They’re ridiculously trendy now, but about 5 years ago, when I needed a black one for my bedroom, the only reasonably priced ones I could find were from stores in the UK. (That happens to me all … Continue reading

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What’s in the wall??

Hundreds of WASPS!

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Wallectomy: The Surgical Removal of Load Bearing Walls

I moved into my crappy house in July of 2011. By January of 2012 I had made little progress on the east wing due to the fact that removing load bearing walls is neither easy nor free. Who knew? (Only … Continue reading

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It’s More Than a Closet. It’s a Sanctuary.

What do you do when you’re somehow amazingly able to find an affordable house with three bedrooms and you really only need two? Well, duh! You turn that superfluous room into a dream closet, of course! A dressing room. How … Continue reading

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What the Fig?

I have a big ass fig tree in my yard. I don’t know much about fig trees (I don’t even like figs), but people who do know about fig trees have seen mine and have told me it’s the biggest figging … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Like to Pretend I’m an Electrician.

You know the feeling when you shuffle your feet on the carpet and then (accidentally!) touch the cat? (Sorry, Egor…) Touching a live wire is not like that. It’s more of a pulse than a shock. If you were thinking … Continue reading

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