Chimney Crown Repair and New Flue Cap

One of the items during the initial inspection was a minor repair to the Chimney. Mainly, the crown was in need of resurfacing / repair and the two flue caps had holes in them from years of service. Like many of my projects, if I can spend just a little more to get the next…

Memorial Day weekend – honoring the fallen

Memorial Day Weekend always gives our family a moment to reflect on those Patriots who gave their life in service to their country. For 3 generations my family served in the Military in some capacity. Fortunately we never made the ultimate sacrifice but the risk was there. There is no greater sacrifice that can be…

Spring Storms Bring Yard work

Spring has been so damp here, we have been praying for a break in the rain for months. It rained here weekly since December. While I appreciate the rain for many benefits, we longed for a dry period. Well after last Friday’s storm – it looks like a trend is forming. That storm had 55mph…

New Live Stream on YouTube

As many of you know… I have another YouTube channel, nothing too crazy big but it gets enough traffic for car content mainly. Some of my hobbies. I had a guy stop by who has another YouTube channel about cutting down some of my trees (a job I am still working on getting complete estimates)….

Kitchen: Baby Steps and Steam-Cleaning

When we moved into our house, we knew there were many issues we wanted to address as quickly as possible. Most of them I have either already written about or have additional blog posts written that are not published yet. Since our previous home sale is not finalized, our funds have been tight. We have…

Setup your home for sound – new wall outlets

Some might say the speakers on the TV are good enough. However if like me, you grew up with loudspeakers, jam boxes/ boom boxes and cars that could shatter windows. So that statement is somewhat offending. During and a little after high school I was lucky enough to work for a great guy Jay Moore…

Old World tech – woodworking tools to fix an ill-fitting door

My Grandfather on my mother’s side was always working with wood. He made several items that I have acquired in our house today. Tables, a dry sink and a couple of other nicknacks. I always admired his skills and although I appreciate the art and skill – it was never a passion of mine to…

A gallery of our home…

A small gallery of our home – it is in great condition and was taken care of. What we want to do next, follow along to see!