Saturday, April 30, 2011

Calling All Bungalows!

It's that time of year where we put together the Third Annual Bungalow Blog Tour. Last year we had 9 bungalow (and bungalows in spirit) blogs participate.  I'd love to have the same number or more!

I'm looking at May 14th to start the tour.

It's nothing fancy.  If you participate, you put up a blog post on the day and link back one blog and forward one blog.  Your post can be about anything you want - your house in general, a specific project, your house philosophy, future plans, history of your house..... 

It's fun. Last year we had a lot of people go through the tour and you get to know some of your fellow bloggers.

If you are interested in participating, drop me an email at: xxxxx  Put Bungalow Tour in the title of your email (so my spam filter doesn't tragically filter it out).  Let me know the name of your blog.

Once we have the list of participating houses, I'll send you an email letting your know how to proceed. The earlier I have the participants lined up, the easier it is to organize.

We have a very broad definition of "bungalow" for the, if you have an old house and want to participate, sign up :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Stopped at Regina's Candies in St. Paul today and made some new friends that followed me home.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Picked up my new wood frame screens on Saturday. Primed them today.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Three More

Last November I pulled off the monstrous aluminum storms from three of my upstairs casement windows and had new wood frame storms made.  After spending a winter with the new storms, I am amazed at how much warmer & quiet the upstairs was all winter.

Well, today we hit 50 degrees....the tulips are coming up in my you can probably guess where I was this afternoon.....ordering new wood frame screens for those same three windows.  They will arrive in two weeks.

It's going to be awesome to have full screen (breeze) on those windows instead of the half glass, half crappy screen of the old storms. And, yes, once the snow is gone I plan on finishing stripping the wood trim and painting it.

Finally, to put things in's what the dormer looked like after I first pulled down the aluminum trim that covered all the exterior eaves (note the aluminum trim along the barge board). Slowly but surely, I have been making progress.

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