One Day I Will Rule the World

World Domination, Babies and Middle Eastern Dance

Category: Renovation
December 2, 2012

White Clapboard and Cedar Shingles

This is the house I talked about in this post, saying “There is an alley near the hall where I take dance classes that I often drive down in order to get myself pointed the right direction for driving home. It runs beside a lovely white clapboard house with elaborately paned wood windows. In the […]

February 21, 2012

Can We Do It for Free?

I’m totally digging my new non-employed home-improvement motto: “Can we do it for free?” Often we can, and those times are so satisfying. Usually it means trying to see how much we can use up materials we already have on hand rather than buying new ones. Sometimes it means asking a friend or family member […]

November 9, 2011


Apparently I’m still moping. As evidenced by the fact that I am about to have a caramel pear tart and beer for supper. You do what you have to, I guess. So to continue the saga of the sewer line, when it backed up again and we were confronted with the fact that we were […]

November 6, 2011


When we were shopping for this house two years ago, we definitely did that thing of telling our realtor that we were willing to do some fixing up in order to get a deal. But then we ended up buying the house that was really move-in ready. In retrospect, I don’t think it’s that we […]