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I got in a hurry. I didn’t take the time to make sure my ladder was stable. I climbed past the recommended rungs (actually I stood on the very top of a 6 foot step ladder). I over reached with … Continue reading
Late yesterday I decided to dig the last post hole of the Porch Project just because it needed to be done, and I had nothing better to do….Except maybe sit in the zero gravity lawn chair, sip a cold beer … Continue reading
After reading your very truthful and brilliant responses ( I look forward to your column!) to some rather detailed and technical questions, it is obvious to me you are just the expert to consult. I hope you will give my … Continue reading
We did it: What a time saver! What a back saver! Well, maybe not a back saver considering it doesn’t actually lift the 80 pound bags of reddy-mix off the ground and pour the dusty, funky, sticks-to-everything premixed concrete into … Continue reading
Okay, it’s been long enough. We started the Porch Project in June. It is now September and no porch in sight. Sure, we did have that weekend fishing trip to the coast, but that was a necessity (fishing is always … Continue reading
It all started when the Little League World Series took a bad turn on the last game. It might not have been a bad turn for the Japanese team (they won), but it was a bad turn for my husband … Continue reading
Staplers are fun toys. They can occasionally be quite useful in their own way. During our Porch Project I have played with all the staplers we own, and feel qualified to describe the pros and cons of each: 1. The … Continue reading
Another long weekend (thanks to an abundance of vacation time) and still no porch. We did get the brand new door in, that only took one day (for the door itself) plus another day for the handle set. On a … Continue reading