Deeps is extremely interested in getting to work on the banister and newl post on the first floor. His heat gun has been lovingly placed on the dining table – awaiting its next use. I hope the house doesn’t burn down.
My blog may slowly evolve into a house blog. I guess this is a natural evolution given that people’s lives change. They get married, buy houses, have kids, start dressing up like giant Canadian geese, get arrested for embezzling, or hold a knitting circle hostage. You know – life stuff.
(Sidebar: Despite reading all my books about economics and learning to be savvier with personal finance I have not been able to convince anyone to let me count my house as my “dependent” and thus open up a pre-tax flexible savings dependent care account. It would make my home improvement plans easier to achieve. My house depends on me! Oh laws – sometimes you lack imagination.)
Deeps has started compiling his list of projects for this summer – along with some tools we might need to do them. This year we’re focusing on what I call “back breaking projects” – they are not especially expensive (cost-wise) but require a lot of physical labor from us.
Of course we don’t know what we’re doing for a lot of this stuff and we’ve been consulting all our books. We’ve got a big piece of crown molding leaning against the wall in the hallway. I’m trying to find a video to watch about crown molding because I jus cannot picture it from the schematic drawings we have in our book. I need that This Old House Guy to show me. I watch him while working out at the gym, I feel like we have a good rapport.
Luckily, I can consult the internets and maybe the YouTube kids have some rocking home improvement videos. Probably unlikely, but according to those adage people I’m becoming a yupster so someone is eventually going to have to meet my demographic needs as neurotic homeowner not yet ready for a baby or even a goose suit.