10/24/16 12:53 - ID#60698
Dehoarding, and hoarder shopping
I dislike keeping things around in case you 'need' them later.
I'm guilty of hoarding though. I finally got rid of my old high school and college computer, a Dell Vostro. I used it circa 2006-2012. The last 3 years the hinges were torn off so I always had to prop it up against a wall or with my knee while I worked with it. It's probably not even salvagable for donation.
A lot of what I got rid of were boxes and broken electronics but also books. Recipe books seem extra useless, when you can find millions of recipes online with reviews and pictures. If that ever goes away I'm going to guess we're also not going to have much produce year round anyway.
Saturday we went to Coocoou to look at office desks for (e:terry). The warehouse is floor to third story ceiling with vintage stuff. Like this giant fiberglass flamingo. Or rustic wooden booths that look like they're from the Roadhouse Grill. Maybe (e:terry) can set up a replica restaurant to work in.
There was only one desk he liked. It was huge and seriously hardwood, from a Xerox executive. $4500(!) - he didn't get it
Some of it was cool to see and I recognize mid-centry design is trendy but I get flashbacks to my grandparents house when I see so much junk.
Last Modified: 10/26/16 09:21
04/26/16 09:36 - ID#60479
I didn't realize how grimy the windows were until I had was able to compare these cleaned ones to the schmutzige ones.
After we finished we walked with (e:paul) and (e:mike) who got back from the outlet mall.
Last Modified: 05/06/16 10:22
01/18/16 01:24 - ID#60401
I'm a stripper
When I got back, (e:paul) helped me continue stripping the upstairs back hall with the steamer. I worked about 5 hours on one side of the hall with the steamer - what a pain in the ass. If it wasn't for the embodied energy in this plaster I'd say rip it out, replace the electrical and put up dry wall. It would have taken less time, and we wouldn't have a patchy, delaminated plaster wall anymore.
I have seen lots of sites that show fixing delamination and cracks with plaster buttons and adhesive. Then you have to learn how to do a good job mudding it. If I had more time I'd be interested in learning but this has taken two months to get back to to begin with.
Last Modified: 01/19/16 02:13
12/27/15 02:52 - ID#60378
Dehoarding the orange room
There were many pictures of pre digital times to review including (e:Paul)'s old wet vegan passport. Isn't he cute? Both him and Terry had whole boxes from their youth. It's weird how geschictelos I feel. Most of my life took place in a post digital, pre backup age. there are no photo print outs, no letters, nothing of my teenage years. maybe somewhere in an encrypted file of AIM chats or on some NSA SMS archive. Thousands of junk shots but nothing to see. One day I will have to review what I have. I should probably (e:strip) better or I will never remember what life was really like. I don't Facebook anymore so at least it won't be sold back to me down the road.
I'm glad to have cleared space. After cleaning (e:Paul) wanted to go to Sato.
Last Modified: 12/27/15 03:42
11/12/15 02:52 - ID#60327
Solar panels are installed
The electrician will be here tomorrow to replace our panel box, add a ground, and connect the panels to our house. Old house, new technology!
It's so windy today, 60 mph gusts. (e:paul) is afraid the panels are going to blow off. I think it's a good first test.
Last Modified: 11/12/15 10:30
11/12/15 02:50 - ID#60326
Metro Rail room
It looks amazing in the sun. At night the lighting isn't great - it looks a little more like the old Metro Rail colors. Maybe we should get those plastic chairs to line the room.
I kind of like the scheme but (e:terry) and (e:Paul) would like it to be a less intense yellow.
Last Modified: 11/12/15 03:13
11/08/15 08:09 - ID#60325
Painting Pt 1
Now we are at Sato for a ramen dinner.
Last Modified: 11/08/15 08:54
11/08/15 01:15 - ID#60323
Brown room redo
First we had to unhoard all the computer boxes, booked, and knock knacks in the room. Can you believe (e:Paul)'s PowerBook still boots? Some sugar gliders peed in it at some point so it smells now. It still contaons whatd you expect for Paul Visco circa 1999.
Paul wanted to get rid of the closet so we demolished it. I love drywall a million times more than messy plaster. It turns out there's a ton of illegal wiring to this room, including unsecured lines hanging in the basement.
Obligatory crack shot when doing housework
Last Modified: 11/08/15 08:58
07/19/15 06:49 - ID#60120
Friday night home repair
[*] discovering that the drains weren't leaking, but the faucet was
[*] replacing the leaky faucet,
[*] ripping out moldy cabinet floor from the faucet leak (who know how long that was going on)
[*] replacing the drain pipes entirely with a very nice and level set up,
[*] saws-alling the dishwasher drain pipe, and having to replace it. but not before we spent an hour trying to move the dishwasher before we realized we needed to unhook it.
[*]cleaning and replacing the drain baskets.
We went to bed at 4am. On the plus side we have a new spray faucet, no leaks, changed RO filters, and a functional, non-smelly sink.
Last Modified: 07/20/15 12:48
05/19/15 01:44 - ID#60004
I don't know how any less than three people could ever maintain a clean house this big. Its almost gross. Good thing (e:yesthatcasey) is moving in, he can help out :)
Later we went to Wasabi for dinner with (e:yesthatcasey), and my old friend Julie's birthday at Goodbar. I hadn't seen her or my other old friend Jennie in forever.
Later I got probably the craziest and sickest I've ever been from a cookie. I felt like Terry does in these pictures.
Last Modified: 05/19/15 01:55
- going out