Monthly Archives: October 2008

Tired of tiles

Today was one busy day. It started with us getting around early and doing a million errands in town. We went to a ton of tile shops. I picked out a bunch that I liked but Lee wasn’t quite sold. … Continue reading

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Last couple days

Wednesday and Thursday my Mom and Uncle Forest came up to help me in the afternoon. Somehow I forgot to take my camera and when I remembered it the next day the battery went dead. Bum timing. Anyways, the cleaning … Continue reading

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Musings of a guilty environmentalist

So far on this blog it seems that we’ve talked a lot about mummified rats and sorted trash and not much about motivations.  Robin and I have a lot of interests, and many of these entertwine with the purchase of … Continue reading

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Can our house be getting less trashy?

Today was a busy day in which we got a lot cleaned up outside. Lee’s parents Sallie and Jim came down again to help and my sister Jessica came up with me. The whole afternoon was spent hauling trash to … Continue reading

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Death comes knocking

Today we found death everywhere. And while surrounded with death somehow I am not at all sad about it. The first example I have to show you is Jim holding a fine rat specimen which he found while cleaning outside. … Continue reading

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Old homes have stood the test of time

Or .. maybe they just got lucky.  I’m still trying to figure out which category our house falls into.  Each new wall we expose reveals new mysteries to decipher.  Today brought two of them.  Tearing down drywall in the stairwell … Continue reading

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Please don’t make me live with an ugly fireplace

Today Lee cut out of work an hour early so we could drive up to Willamette Graystone before they closed. We are trying to figure out what we want for under the stove. I hate most everything and a lot … Continue reading

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Mouse poop shower

Lee ripped out the rest of the remaining ceiling drywall. As he was pulling it down he told me that he was getting showered with mouse droppings. All he could think about was mice being carriers of bubonic plague. Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Toy Sale

Today was the grand toy sale. I didn’t get as much sold as I would have liked but that was okay. I met a lot of nice people and made a few dollors so it was fun. Almost all of … Continue reading

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The coming out of the closet take two

Lee took the closet out of the second upstairs bedroom. And behind it we found a secret closet. Okay that makes it sound way to exciting. This is nothing like when Lee’s Uncle found a hidden drawer in a staircase … Continue reading

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