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I love my Ecofan!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The weather around Seattle is getting cooler. I’ve started a few fires in my wood stove already. As I was watching the fire burn last night, I thought about how much I like the Ecofan my mom got me for Christmas last year. The fan sits on top of my wood stove and blows air […]

DIY Washing Machine Repair

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

We have a front loading Whirlpool washing machine. In order to keep the water in the tub, the washing machine has a rubber bellows between the tub and the door opening. On Sunday, a pair of jeans worked its way between the spinning tub and the bellows and proceeded to grind down the bellows into […]

New Woodstove

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

New Woodstove, originally uploaded by just…eD. Click on the photo to see more… Long before we bought our house, it had a wood stove in the kitchen. A previous owner removed it. Today, a replacement was installed. I feel warm and toasty already.

New Front Door

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

New Front Door, originally uploaded by just…eD. We had a new front door installed. Click on the picture to see more photos.

Sidewalk and Patio Improvements

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Sidewalk and Patio Improvements, originally uploaded by just…eD. Click to see more pictures. I have not been making good progress on my list of home improvement projects so I relented and did not protest when Mary suggested hiring a landscaper. A couple weeks ago, the landscaper dudes spent one day pulling weeds and spreading compost. […]

Driveway improvements

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Work began today on our driveway. Since we moved in three and a half years ago, we have had trouble with water in the garage during the rainy winter months. I made small improvements last year that helped some but didn’t cure the problems. Time to bring in some bigger equipment! In addition to improving […]

Organizing the garage

Monday, February 26th, 2007

A couple times a year I have to declutter the garage because stuff tends to be randomly tossed in on the floor. My garage is not what I would call “roomy”. Our two cars will just fit in the garage if it was empty. Of course, it is not. Every time I spend a day […]

Home Improvements – Pergo

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Last week we did some painting downstairs in preparation for replacing the carpet with Pergo. I figured if we painted first, we wouldn’t have to be so careful about the drips. Pergo was a good choice for us downstairs because we wanted something economical that could take a beating. The dogs race around down there […]

New Windows

Friday, August 11th, 2006

New Windows, originally uploaded by just…eD. I have not been doing a very good job writing about our home improvement projects. Rest assured that they continue and will most likely continue for years to come. The current activitiy involves replacing windows. Mary and I have already replaced the two sliding patio doors that take you […]

Free to good home – Daybed

Monday, November 28th, 2005

We have a daybed that we are giving away. I can’t seem to find the bolts but this definitely has potential: Free Daybed