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Archive for September, 2005

Here's a Snippet

I am experimenting here; should be going to bed really. Deirdre was pushing Caleb in a self-pedaled car. It was hard going uphill. But it sure was fun going downhill!

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Deconstruction Day

When someone had asked Dad how we were going to go about removing the walls and ceiling, his answer had been “Get out of the way and let them finish what they’ve started.” In the end, we were only slightly more sophisticated. On the morning of D-Day, we were fooling around in the boys’ room. […]

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The 'Gorilla Wrestle' and Other Things

By Caleb, age 5 Me and Owen and Justin and Evan were playing a wrestling game. And we were wrestling a lot, very toughly. And then Evan asked Collin to come play a wrestling game called Gorilla with them. And then one time while I was fighting, I was fighting Coll-coll, and then Deirdre came […]

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Cram and Stuff

In general, our per capita square footage is pretty small. To put it another way, we cram a lot of bodies in a small space, at least by American standards. We have been thinking of ways to build in storage and eliminate furniture (mostly dressers) as much as possible. DH is designing a platform bed […]

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Slowing Down

Rundy was out of town today. Teman and Titi returned the monster and bought more paint, but not too much was done today. Of course, yesterday Rundy painted polyurethane sealer (oil-based) on all the floors he had sanded. DH is putting on a second coat of paint on our floor as I write. He also […]

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The monster

This is an orbital sander. We rented it to sand the upstairs floors. Rundy is the only one operating it. When he is sanding it sounds like . . . how shall I put this? Imagine you are living under an overpass of the nearest interstate highway. Further imagine that a steady stream of heavy […]

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Yes, we’re painting now! Sunday was the last day of plastering, which Arlie helped with. He only comes home on Sundays, but has been helping out any way he can. That is an encouragement to all of us, to have reinforcements on occasion. On Monday I could definitely feel the difference emotionally. There was a […]

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Where's My . . . ?

Sometimes work grinds to a halt until a missing tool is found. Quite often, the searcher “just had it in my hand a minute ago!” Hammer, drill, and measuring tape seem to be the most lost-and-found items. However, one morning before most people were even up, DH says to me, “I can’t find the drill […]

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More of the same

I was just too exhausted last night to write anything. Two weeks ago yesterday the walls came down. Today Titi could have painted her new sewing room if the paint had been purchased (which it hasn’t, yet) and if she hadn’t been working on the rest of the plastering with Teman and Rundy. Yesterday they […]

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Slinging Mud

Even though the last pieces of blueboard have yet to be installed elsewhere, Rundy started finish plastering Titi’s sewing room. There wasn’t enough blueboard left for two teams to be working on. Also, the plaster needs 24 hours to dry before it can be painted, so this room can be painted while another room is […]

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