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Dining Room Renovation Project – Week 1

What’s one or two more home improvement projects for 2017? Since we moved in, the dining room has received the least of any updates. That’s not entirely true as we paid for brand new carpeting back in July 2014 after … Continue reading

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The HVAC project is all done

That’s right, folks. We’re all done. We spent over $20K but at least we’re done. A tech came last week to finish up the last of the project – installing a vent and moving the downstairs thermostat. Overall, both systems … Continue reading

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Our new Sonos Play:5 arrived

After waiting five days for shipping time, our new Sonos Play:5 arrived at our local Target store for pick-up. It came packaged in a large fancy box with a carrying handle and two sliding locks to keep it secure. Very … Continue reading

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The “Lounge” is almost done

The “Lounge” is almost done. Throw pillows coming this weekend or early next week. Still need to find window treatments.

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HVAC Replacement Project – Phase 1 is 85% complete

Oooooh, is that…. air conditioning? What a nice feeling to walk upstairs and not crash into a heavy later of hot and humid air. First time in 2 two weeks. It was a hot day so the technicians couldn’t finish … Continue reading

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HVAC Project – Phase 1 began at 5:30 AM today

The technicians arrived at 5:30 AM this morning. Today’s weather forecast is a high of 94 degrees, and add 25 degrees to any attic. They wanted to start early to avoid as much of the heat as possible. If it … Continue reading

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Brief update on our HVAC woes

When we last saw our Dynamic Duo, Mr. Freeze had fiendishly aged and deteriorated the condenser fan for their upstairs HVAC. The Ipes were sweating it out upstairs, desperately researching options to fix the unit, replace one system for the … Continue reading

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Near-final addition to the Lounge – the last painting

I mentioned last week that had tried out one painting, but ultimately didn’t “Love it!” so we returned it. We found this one instead, and everyone is in agreement that they love this one. So that’s just about it for … Continue reading

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It’s exciting times for this nerd: we’re hard-wiring our house with Gigabit Ethernet

In our prior townhouse, I had this dream of running Gigabit Ethernet through the¬†walls, so I could have blazing fast speeds. Alas, it was a pain in the butt, it would cost quite a bit of money, and we didn’t … Continue reading

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New additions to the Lounge – bar cart, window bench pillow cushion, plus other stuff

We’re nearing the home stretch with the Lounge.  We moved one of the speakers to the other side of the room and placed it on an older speaker stand for now.  We purchased a rug / carpet pad too give … Continue reading

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