Tag Archives: Habitat for Sanity 2010

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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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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