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…

Quality beer

One of the downsides of the new neighborhood is a lack of good beer. But all of that changed when I stumbled into my local bodega on 4th and 11th today, which up until recently was going through a mid-life…

Kitchen

The kitchen is so close I can almost taste it. Special thanks to Dylan, who brought his talents to Gowanus and helped move a lot of heavy items. The oven is now in its final resting place. Notice anything missing…

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…

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…

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…