Category: Homeownership

Stories about the house we live in and all the things we end up fixing in it.


Our Adventures in Solar Power

We had to get our old place cleaned up and had no time, so we hired removals Bournemouth & Poole and let go of that load. Shortly after moving to Montreal City, it became fairly obvious that we’d need to...

Doing With Less 2

Doing With Less

When you take a moment to actually assess which of the things you own you actually use, you’ll find that you don’t use a surprising amount of it. Often, you won’t be able to remember the last time you did...

And suddenly, I feel the need to leave the 'burbs 5

And suddenly, I feel the need to leave the 'burbs

We’ve been living out in the suburbia of Sandy for almost 5 years now. During that time, I always thought that we had a pretty good thing going, an affordable house on a relatively large lot with a short drive...

Gardening 2009: The Planting 0

Gardening 2009: The Planting

I’ve spent all week doing really extensive work on our little garden. Last year, we grew about 9 quarts of strawberries and more tomatoes than we knew what to do with. (Who am I kidding? I ate ’em with a...

An Unwelcome Visitor in Our Front Yard 4

An Unwelcome Visitor in Our Front Yard

And we thought the chicken woes were over. Shauna handed me Chloe on a leash to chase him off. She very much enjoyed that. The rooster? Not so much.

Recycling Made Easy 6

Recycling Made Easy

Shauna and I both have done a terrible job at taking advantage of the recycling bin provided by the county. Most of it boiled down to laziness. It seemed like a real chore to take a few small items out...

Seeing Red on the Bailout 3

Seeing Red on the Bailout

There have been precious few times where a political issue has had me absolutely infuriated with white hot rage. Among these are the deployment of troops to Iraq in 2003 and the unnecessary tax increases in Nevada during that same...

Victory Against the Chickens 4

Victory Against the Chickens

Just a small note to indicate that the war on the chickens is over… and I won. I walked past that house the other day and noticed that the chicken coop is entirely gone. I guess the county eventually took...

Thirty years 10

Thirty years

I've had trouble with birthdays the last few years. Every year since I turned twenty-four, it's been harder and harder. The momentum I created of freaking out about birthdays got so bad that I've been referring to this birthday as...

Return of the Roof Leaks 1

Return of the Roof Leaks

One of the first major projects we had to do when we got this house was get the roof replaced. As long-time readers may recall, the corner in the kitchen was a veritable fountain as snow melted off during our...