Monthly Archives: January 2012

From de-struction to con-struction

This past week saw the end of the destruction stage of our reno. The back brick wall of our kitchen, and most of Maria’s back wall were removed and a steel beam inserted to hold up our new structure. This … Continue reading

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Urban camping

Although I’ve mentioned our current living situation (three of us in three rooms and a bathroom), I neglected to post any pictures. Maria’s room is almost empty since it’s going to get torn up, but for now Maria is sleeping … Continue reading

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Reno: Demolition

It’s demolition week, and the cats and I have been sealed up in my bedroom as the house literally shakes to the rafters. A plastic curtain, complete with zippered doorway keeps out (some of) the dust and prevents the cats … Continue reading

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Reno: Moving Day

Our big project before the reno could really get going was to move everything out of the basement and first floor of our house. We tried to declutter in the process of packing, and we did do some. But eventually … Continue reading

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Mini reno post: framing done on the addition

I’m rather late with this post, but the weekend was so busy I didn’t have time. My next post will cover the weekend activities, but for now I’ll just show our photos of the framed in addition: The roof from … Continue reading

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Reno Week 4

Back to work, for us and the builders. As the pictures will show, we now have 4 walls, with openings for windows and a door. The plan is for the new room to be far enough along by the end … Continue reading

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Movie Interlude

With no reno work happening this past week I thought I’d write about all the movies I saw during the holidays. There were new films: Hugo, and  My Week With Marilyn; classics: Meet Me In St. Louis, Casablanca, and Close Encounters of the Third … Continue reading

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