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Month: February 2018

Shut the Front Door!

Shut the Front Door!

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? We told you about our plans to take off the second floor in this post. Today we’d like to share with you more about our plans to change where the front door was originally intended to be. As you look from the road up to the house, you can see that the builder had placed the front door to face the road. There really is no logical way for guests to arrive at the front door…

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The Iowa Home Show Circuit

The Iowa Home Show Circuit

Hi everyone! The heavy snowfall last week kept us from working on the house. But that left time to enjoy the Iowa home show circuit. We started out attending the Des Moines Home Show last weekend and the Waterloo Home Show yesterday. Let’s start with the Des Moines Home & Garden Show: We started the day with anticipation. Right now things are a blank slate, so the possibilities are endless (of course, within budget). It’s been 10 years since we…

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The Second Floor Has Got To Go!

The Second Floor Has Got To Go!

As the snow piles up in Iowa, the ability to get work done on the house each weekend gets hard. That’s why we thought it would be a great time to talk about what our plans are once we start construction. As you know, we’re dealing with a house that is much bigger than our needs. So our goal is to make this big house…a little less big. We didn’t make this purchase blindly. Thankfully, before any offer was made…

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Unwiring a House

Unwiring a House

Pulling. Wire. Pulling. Wire. Next up on the list of oh-so-dreaded tasks was pulling wire. Remember the previous tasks: Cleaning out all the junk on the first floor Vacuuming the first floor Basement clean-up Basement vacuuming As we’ve worked on those 4 projects, we’ve also been trying to tame the machine shed and the mess that is outside. It seems like these tasks take us right up to exhaustion just as we finish the task. But forge ahead we must!…

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