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Baxter: Sommelier Extraordinaire

September 2nd, 2008
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The wife and I have the mother-in-law over for dinner. We’re catching her up on the renovations and adventures in home repair, when I hear the dog lapping at his water dish. I continue talking a few seconds before the *CRASH* of glass shattering makes me perk up. Naturally, a noise that loud from the […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 5a)

May 5th, 2008
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Or in other words, desperately wiring the new shrine so that we can once again gaze upon the Electronic Demi-God with love and awe. Again with the non-trivial A/V setup: Wire drops in the attic and wall for the surround sound speakers. Love that attic in the Florida heat! Run Ethernet, cable, and the four […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 5)

May 3rd, 2008
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Okay, it’s a new day and the wife is coming to terms with the color. She’s still looking at glazes or other finishing techniques to make the yellow less yellow-y (“Less school bus”). The color is very complex and changes drastically through out the day. In full sun it has a bright, almost green, hue […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 4)

May 2nd, 2008
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At this point the wife is in tears. Among other things, she doesn’t like the “Almond Glaze” color. It has been a long day for her (and myself) and the yellow color was just too much. It’s a little greener than I’d though it would be, but the more I see it, the more I […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 3)

May 1st, 2008
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Not much that’s new. Priming done:

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 2)

April 29th, 2008
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Well, it only took me a sliced thumb and the two of us about 3 hours, but surface prep is complete. Next up – priming: Of course that meant tearing down the shrine. Let us pause for a moment and consider how I am going to survive for 3 days without the comfort and guidance […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 1)

April 27th, 2008
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Most renovations start with the ceiling and work down from there. Ours is starting from the floor and working up from there. A real problem in renovating a space that is used to connect the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and the front door as well as housing the shrine, is that it is used extensively through […]

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Garage Sale!

April 26th, 2008
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The first step in our ( the wife and I ) plans for renovation out living room was to get rid of the old furniture. The best way to do that is via garage sale, but furniture alone doesn’t really draw a crowd. We need to sell more stuff. Luckily (!?) the wife and I […]

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Broadcasting Bad Mojo

April 22nd, 2008
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The wife and I have decided to renovate the living room. Take a look here and you can probably figure out why. We have just spent the entire weekend researching and comparing furniture at the multitude of retail furniture outlets around here. We’ve come to an agreement on some of the major items: new flooring, […]

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