It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.

It’s log, log, it’s better than bad, it’s good.  (Ren & Stimpy, circa 1991) We have wood! Lots of wood!  In the form of planks … which all came from logs. 🙂 Originally, they delivered *white oak flooring. After taking a closer look at the 3 upstairs bedrooms, which have existing wood floors, they determined those … More It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.

It’s safe again.

Also, we have light again. The electrician arrived and installed a junction box. The lights in the basement work again. The outside light on the back patio works again. The outlet works now. [We did ask the electrician to move the outlet down a bit to match the height of the other outlets, and apparently … More It’s safe again.

Real Progress!

Finally, some great news! Our floors are going in! Last weekend, we demoed the half bathroom on the main floor (except the toilet base because it was glued to the tiles or something). Last week the flooring company demoed the weird layer of particle board we had under all of the main level floors. Now, … More Real Progress!


(This one’s a long one … so stop now, or hang in there.) We’ve hired contractors before. This has happened to us before. It was puzzling when it happened before. And it still baffles me. Contractors do a job for you and then you pay them. Hopefully, you’ll find a good, well-established contractor with great … More Perplexed.