We're going to be having some roof work done in the next month or so, and one of the tasks is to install a ridge vent along the main peak of the house. I have a pretty sizeable attic, but the only ventilation is through two relatively small gable vents at each end. The roofing… Continue reading How hot does my attic get?
... and I'm up voluntarily. I realized this may be one of the last times that I am up voluntarily on a Saturday for 15 years or so. We're in the home stretch of baby brewing time - 7 weeks to go. It's not enough time! Not because we aren't "ready" but because we have… Continue reading It’s 8am on a Saturday
Here's a unique way of looking at housing costs data. Take the average housing prices in the U.S. since 1890, adjust for inflation, then plot it on a rollercoaster. Pay particular attention to 1997 onward. via Consumerism Commentary
Our house came with it's very own, not recently used, 8.5' Birdview satellite dish. You know, one of these big suckers: I really had no use for it and since it was blocking my tractor's path into the garden, began looking for options to dispose of it. I found a group of people that amazingly… Continue reading What to do with an old satellite dish
Amanda decided that she really didn't want an office after all, so we decided to convert the smallest bedroom into my office instead. I think the before and after pictures are stunning. Before: After: My father-in-law and I installed a new hardwood floor, which is actually a blend of two different colors since he… Continue reading Remodel job #1 finished!