I Need Balance

Remember when I showed you the guest bathroom board and batten? I had left the toilet paper holder where it originally was, but that ended up being not centered in the middle of a section of board and batten. Stuff like that annoys me. It’s the small things that really add up to make your …

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

First, an update on how the boys are managing with their super easy toilet paper roll. Yeah. That’s what I figured. When does a kid’s ability to see an empty roll kick in? Teen years? College? I don’t do everything for my children. I’d like to, because I’m very particular and highly opinionated, but I …

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An Outdoor Kinda Weekend

It was an outdoor kinda weekend. Aren’t they all this time of year? For us, yes! The hubs and boys started their Saturday at Lowe’s Build and Grow while I slept late. A large majority of our Saturdays start this way. Then we went to a car show where my first car was on display. …

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Boring Maintenance

We do a lot of tedious maintenance-type work around here that never makes it to the blog. Like cleaning out the gutters. After all the flash flooding and wind, we apparently had trees sprouting in our gutters. Stupid acorns and leaves and seedlings. Constant work. You know. You have a house. When we bought this …

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For Rent

If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember that last week we found mold in the second of two back-to-back evictions (affectionately referred to as E2). Last I posted about it, we knew it must be something to do with the outside water faucet, but needed to tear into the wall to figure out why it …

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Shelf Paper Shortcut

Hey, I just wanted to show you guys a real quick tip today. It might be one of those things that everyone else has known since 1983 that just took me years to discover. I’m not sure. So if you’re all, “Um, duh. My grandma showed me that when I was seven,” then why the …

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Mold!

I considered titling this “Eviction Woes (part 5,842),” but I’m trying to get a handle on my tendency to exaggerate numbers. 🙂 Plus, this is not really an issue directly related to eviction. But first, the good news. We showed E1 a few times this weekend and probably have it rented, pending our decision today …

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Anger Management?

I’m tired y’all. We’ve been doing school earlier than usual (we’re not morning people around here) so that we can get to the house by late afternoon. (It’s a long drive from Edmond to East Norman! Can’t believe we bought that house and lived in it when the hubs worked up here.) It’s only Wednesday …

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The Post Post

So we have one post on our porch. And it was looking pretty rough. I didn’t want to replace it. It wasn’t to the point of being unsalvageable and we’re spending enough money these days already. Besides chipping paint and some cracking wood, it is still doing its job. It’s very sturdy and solid and …

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