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We bought ourselves a new KitchenAid cooktop

First new home improvement for 2018 – a new cooktop. We started looking late last year, but didn’t find very much that we liked. Even then, it’s a bit of a process: Go to a home improvement store and find … Continue reading

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We finally have a new microwave

It’s been a year since someone mysteriously cracked our original microwave. No one has confessed at this point, but it was time for one anyway. We had this yellow GE over-the-range model that came with the house back in 1998, … Continue reading

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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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