Home, Part 1

So, this is what has been taking up so much of my time and stealing virtually all energy I might normally reserve for thinking about things for the blog. You’d think I would have a picture of the front of the place, but I don’t. So, here are a smattering of of items that were worked on and completed in the last week or so.

Also, some protips for you:

– During tile demo, of course wear goggles, but also wear long sleeves. Flying tile tends to take on the same properties as flying razors. The 1.5 inch cut (I want to call it a gash, but that’s a bit dramatic) on the inside of my right arm is proof.

– Remember to clean baseboards and doorjambs before applying painter’s tape.

– When painting your edges in your rooms, use strokes that aim upwards from baseboards, this will keep paint from dripping down and either getting under the tape or from essentially gluing the tape to the wall.

– When tiling, try to plan your job in segments. Handling small, maybe 4-foot square areas one after the other will help to ensure you get things perfect as you go – provided you laid things out properly.

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  1. #1 by Badmoodman on February 19, 2010 - 5:21 AM

    “The number of places I see a fridge referred to as a “frig” is odd to me. Also odd: realizing I’ve never owned a refrigerator before.”

    – – In the lame Dr. Han Solo film “Extraordinary Measures” there’s a scene where it’s spelled REFRIDGERATOR. I flagged it. People thought I was nuts. I win.
    That’s odd, I remember a “frig” you had at UCSD that vanished.

  2. #2 by Badmoodman on February 19, 2010 - 6:47 AM

    By the way, I never had a “frig” as cool as yours, so to speak.

  3. #3 by Abby on February 19, 2010 - 10:24 AM

    Beautiful!!! The tile looks amazing. Can’t wait to see you guys and the house again 🙂 Congratulations!!!!

  4. #4 by Anne on February 19, 2010 - 10:26 AM

    Yay! Finally, we get to see pics! Is there more to be done or are you set now? You’ve put a lot of work into it already, and it looks great!

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