Monthly Archives: March 2010

Day 4: These Stairs Had Better Look Nice

[This is part of an ongoing series chronicling our one and half week attempt to finish a handful of moderately involved home improvement projects.  See the whole series here.] While drinking our coffee yesterday morning (I’m writing this early on Day 5, for reasons that will become apparent), we decided to give some more focused […]

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Day 3: More Sanding, Kitchen Speakers, and Egg Hunting

[This is part of an ongoing series chronicling our one and half week attempt to finish a handful of moderately involved home improvement projects.  See the whole series here.] Today was another short-ish day of work, though probably the last one for a while. The kids left this evening for their week with Grandmas & […]

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Day 2: Sanding & Priming (and Sanding & Priming)

[This is part of an ongoing series chronicling our one and half week attempt to finish a handful of moderately involved home improvement projects.  See the whole series here.] Today started early — at least for me — when Nora decided to wake up and get out of bed at 6am.  It’s not uncommon for […]

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Day 1: Discovering the Floors & Cabinet Paint, Continued

The kids are still with us until early next week, so while the project is in full swing, we’re still a bit constrained in terms of what we can practically do. Amy moved the contents of our kitchen pantry into the dining room during the day yesterday, which left us finally able to start prying […]

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Spring Break 2010 Begins!

[JRH here… I’ll be guest-blogging on Amy’s site (which is much nicer and more well-maintained than my sorry excuse for a blog) during our crazy pile of spring break home improvement work that Amy described earlier.] Yesterday was the kids’ last day in school and our last day at our real jobs for roughly the […]

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Snippets: Car Snooze

Nora doesn’t consistently nap at school these days. So more often than not went I go to get her out of the car after the  6 minute ride home she looks cute like this.

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Only child – for the day

This weekend Ben was off with grandparents to see a play. Nora got to experience a solo weekend day with mon and dad. The highlight for me (and probably hers too) was breakfast. Nora and Josh went to a local bakery for pastries. They woke me up with breakfast in bed. Nora was thrilled and clearly felt […]

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Habitat for Sanity: The Kitchen Before

In preparation for the changes that are soon to start around our house, we remembered to take a few before pictures. I will not miss this kitchen!

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Firehouse Fieldtrip

Ben and Nora are in a class together. The room parent for their class is amazing. She started a class Yahoo group, the posts profiles of each of the children (a little questionnaire that the kids fill out with their parents), she organizes class projects and this past week a class field trip. We went to Fire Station […]

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Habitat for Sanity: The background.

Almost two years ago we moved to our current house. It was a move made for all sorts of good reasons. We are closer to the kids’ school. We are off the busy street we lived on. We are in a more family friendly neighborhood. We now have a garage for all of our bikes […]

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