Author: husband

Mr. Slim

As part of the failed electrical inspection, we rushed to get our wall mounted a/c unit installed. And it’s big. And heavy…which I know because I helped launch the fan (left) onto the roof with the HVAC guys. The unit is…

Kentile Floors

This past week there was a rumor floating around the local blogs which eventually ended up getting covered by the New York Times. Our beloved Kentile Floors sign, viewable from our windows, was feared to be torn down. Alas, there…

Flooring begins

Today we installed two rows of flooring, but started in the middle of the room which is not the standard approach to laying hardwood flooring. However, after watching a recent episode of This Old House they did the same thing…

Victory!

Today we got monster corner cabinet into our house. There were very limited options as it wouldn’t fit up the stairs and there was no way to get it to the backyard through the first floor (we even tried our…

Preparing for a monster

One of my early wins with the wife was permission to install a massive TV in our living room. It will sit on the wall that houses the old fireplace. However, the studs behind it were not big enough to…

Drywallin’

We got a lot done this weekend. Most of the drywall is up and the space is starting to come together. There were tons of holes to fill from the electricians and general damage during demo. We are also very…

Things are moving!

A lot has happened since our last post about the progress on our place. We have ordered our kitchen cabinets, got all of our pre-finishing electricity and plumbing installed, ordered and had our new wood floors delivered, and last but certainly not…

Hurricane Sandy

It’s difficult to summarize all that has happened to New York City and the larger Tri-State area in a single post, but needless to say Sandy was one of the most devastating events to have hit the city since we have lived…

Our house in 1940

The Department of Taxation took photos of every house in Brooklyn in 1940 and once again in 1980. We ordered the picture from the 1940’s and needless to say, we were shocked at how different our place looked. The house as it…