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Month: November 2017

Raccoon Drippings and Vent Bulges

Raccoon Drippings and Vent Bulges

The weather has started to cool down and the days are getting shorter. I thought it would be a good time to talk a little about the basement and the grossness that awaits us down there. First off, the basement has zero windows. Yes, you read that right, ZERO. No egress windows, no small windows…3,000 square feet in the basement and no windows! It’s pretty creepy when you look down the steps and there is no light AT ALL. Luckily,…

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The Never-Ending Vacuuming Marathon

The Never-Ending Vacuuming Marathon

Today we moved our efforts back inside to the first floor. Now that we’ve gotten most of the first floor cleared, it was time to make it look good. It was time to vacuum! There are so many little crevices. Every tiny nook and cranny has dust in it! But unlike when I clean at home, this will stay clean for longer than 10 minutes! (at least until we start the remodel process) Let the vacuuming begin! I started on…

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What’s in the File Cabinet?

What’s in the File Cabinet?

We’re back at work in the machine shed. We know that this project is not a sprint…it’s more like a marathon. One weekend we work in the machine shed, the next weekend might be inside work or even outside work. It helps to break up the overwhelmingness (I know, that’s not a word!) of working on one section of this project for too long. Coming back to work on the machine shed felt better this time around. We were definitely…

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Two Crane Trucks & A Camper

Two Crane Trucks & A Camper

Not only do we have so much clean-up to do on the house, we also have some unusual lawn ornaments that were left on the property. Just before we got possession of the property, rumor has it that the previous owner drove one to two dozen campers off the property. So the resulting leftovers must have been what he was unable to get started. There was one Dodge camper left. This poor camper has definitely seen better days. Not only…

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