Monthly Archives: April 2010

Snippets: At the park

On the way home from school we stopped at a park to play. It goes through a city block and is kind of a valley – the light was lovely and so when I ran to the car to get a bandaid for Nora (who was so excited to be bleeding and actually need a […]

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Snippets: In the classroom

Today I was at school with my camera for another purpose; however, I can’t resist taking a few snaps of my own kids. I love that even though they will notice when I am around school after they stop to say a quick hi they do a good job of getting back to their lessons.

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News Flash: Ben rides a bike

It is true, Ben rode his two-wheeled bike for the first time today! Today our friends came over to see the kitchen. The kids were playing and we were sitting in the yard having a beer chatting about bikes and out of the blue ben asked for his bike. We got him a bike last […]

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Hitting Pause

We have to return to our regularly scheduled lives this week and so all progress on the kitchen will be put on hold as jrh goes to Chicago for a week of meetings and I scramble to catch up with clients and school and family  obligations. We have lots of little details to attend to: […]

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Days 10 & 11: Big Push, Mostly Finish

[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.] Sorry we’ve left you hanging … the few minutes a day I’d been taking to blog simply weren’t available in our last-minute push to get things as finished […]

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Day 9: 40 Square Feet of Floor!

[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.] I’ll be brief today, as there’s lota lot to do on our second-to-last day before returning to our day jobs. Our goal yesterday was to finish the floor, […]

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Day 8: We Have Countertops

[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.] We’re making progress. Yesterday we got the countertops in, and a lot more painting done. Today, the floor.

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Day 7: Basically still on track

[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.] In the Day 6 post, I wrote: Today (Day 7) we’ll do the remainder of kitchen destruction (removing sink and countertops) and hopefully finish kitchen painting.  Countertop and/or […]

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Day 6: I want to kick Frederick Walton in the teeth

OK, to be fair, it’s probably not Frederick Walton himself for whom I harbor resentment, but rather some later party who “improved” adhesives. Today’s post will be short, for two reasons: My cramping hand muscles make typing difficult (and need to be conserved for a long day of paintbrush holding) Most of the exciting pictures […]

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Day 5: Stain Down, Subfloor Up

[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.] As was clear from the Day 4 post, Day 5 was primarily about staining stairs and making big progress on kitchen floor destruction. Amy got right to the […]

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