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Cancun - January 2010
1/22/2010: Tina at the Irish pub at DFWJanuary 22, 2010

It is early in the morning. Tina and I are having trouble sleeping as we are really excited about our trip to Mexico. In preparation for the trip we hit PetCo and got countless toys for Clifford, George and Jasper. Although since the doggies have picked their spot in the pack it should be George, Jasper and Clifford.

The doggies will be staying at the Canine Hilton. I am...full story
Richard and the boys
Alpha George
X-ray showing the breakMarch 6, 2010

Poor George our sweet boy broke his femur yesterday when he was pulled down the front porch steps. Jasper was tied to a lead so he wouldn't run into the street and when he saw a squirrel he took off after it. The lead wrapped around George's legs, pulling him backwards down the steps.

We took George to the hospital and they gave him morphine to ease his pain. The x-rays sh...full story
Who needs that many walls?
10/15/09: Outside siding comes offOctober 15, 2009

The kitchen and living room were going to be separated from the addition by windows and doors. But as the addition took shape I realized that the space needed to be connected. This meant adjusting the wall that separated the two. So after some thought about it I began to remove the wall.

I am so happy with my decision. It really opens the house up and lets in a lot ...full story
Trenching allowed me to start laying pipe.Since I was trenching the backyard, I decided to trench and install sprinklers in the front yard. The trencher was like wrangling a bear, but I got it done. Here is a peak at the front yard.
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Paint goes on the white house
5/27/09: The house is painted with a light green tinted primer.Well the white house is going green. No, not that white house, but the South Austin White House. I am the official white house for South Austin. Although now I am the official green house of South Austin.

Take a look below.

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Master Bedroom
Replacing windows
Window pulled outPart of the residing on the house included replacing all of the windows in the master bedroom and bathroom. Here are some shots from that process.

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95% to 99%
The high gloss is dryingFebruary 11, 2009

I was able to do a bit of work on the kitchen last weekend and the last two nights. The kitchen floor has a cracked tile by the bedroom which caused me to stall on the fix. I left it like that since it didn't really bother me too much.

I finally got around to patching it and finished the floor, including putting the sealer and gloss finish on top of it. I also finished t...full story
2nd Bedroom
It's coming together
Richard patching the wallsHere's some pictures to go along with the progress. ...full story
Bathroom remodeling starts
7/8/2006: The original bathroom with beadboardSeptember 6, 2006

Thank goodness for Google. I was able to find the information I needed to get the crown molding installed myself last night. I should have it finished in the next day or two (I have some sanding and painting to do). Once it and the ceiling are painted all that is needed is a mirror to adorn the wall.

September 5, 2006

The bathroom towels and mat look great. I built...full story
Replumb the whole house?
Cold water systemFebruary 7, 2007

Well I am now able to shower again. I removed the shower valve and cleaned it out. The water pressure to the shower is much better than it used to be. New plumbing definitely helps!!! I would recommend this job to anyone with an old house. The benefits far outway the pain and costs.

February 6, 2007

The folks at Bosch hot water systems sent me a new valve for the w...full story
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Master Bedroom Suite
Master Bathroom
Front Porch
2nd Bedroom
Residing the house
Painting the house
New fence

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