Author: wife

We’re Brooklyn famous now!

Husband and I made one of our favorite blogs, the lovely and very informative Wooden House Project. I stumbled upon the site a few months ago when looking for inspiration for our exterior renovation, and have been a devout reader…

This thing is taunting me!

Due to neverending electrical issues, our fancy split A/C unit is installed, but still doesn’t work. (We now need to have Con Edison come out and update the meters. Something you’d think our idiot electrician would have mentioned earlier than…

Mess with my marble…

Today, the electricians returned to complete the work so we could pass our second inspection, which is scheduled for this Wednesday. I worked from home to let them in. We haven’t been huge fans of these electricians, despite finding them…

When it rains…

It pours. Literally. As husband pumps the water from Derecho out of our basement (ugh), I thought I’d take a quick moment to describe our annoying renovation setback. Today we were due to have an inspector sign off on our…

Happy one-year anniversary, house!

Last Tuesday, June 4, was the one-year anniversary since husband and I closed on the Gowanus manor. It’s been quite a ride. We’ve been working on it regularly for probably about 10 months, and after this summer, we hope it…

Wood ordered for the third floor

We decided to buy Hickory wood for the third floor. It has a lot of funky design characteristics, but it’s half the price of the Australian Cypress we used on the parlor floor (something like $3.19/square foot vs. $7/square foot).…

Windows are really hard to shop for

We knew we wanted new windows before we even bought the place. We have super ugly jalousie windows. They’re so bad, they’re not even in production anymore. And they’re freezing. First we went to Lowes, where we picked up a…

And now for the fun stuff…

We just started buying furniture to go in the living room. I’ve wanted a big sectional couch for a long time. Husband and I love to hang out and watch movies, football (preferably college, always Mizzou or Iowa), and basketball…

It is the task that never ends…

Drywalling! There’s husband building yet another wall. This one encloses some support beams. We’ll eventually build a desk that fits right into it. We’re thinking of just buying some butcher block from Ikea for that. Pretty affordable, and very durable.…