New Downstairs Floors

When Kathy and I moved into our house back in July 2011, the floors were covered with ugly, smelly red carpet. We tore that carpet out and discovered why they stunk. It appeared that animals were using it as a pee pad for years.

Underneath the carpeting was unfinished wood flooring. Prior to moving in Kathy worked extremely hard sanding and staining the entire first floor. The floors looked great… until we adopted Bettis. Continue reading “New Downstairs Floors”

Remodeling a Horribly Remodeled Bathroom ‚Äď Update 2

The bathroom is almost finished; Kathy has done an amazing job. She just finished the shower doors. All that is remaining is some molding. Kathy is also planning on building some shelves, cabinets, etc. if we cannot find anything reasonable at Ikea.

The previous owner’s remodel was done so poorly, it literally depressed and angered me to even enter the room. Everything they did baffled me. How could they be so naive and think any of their decisions were good? How could they be satisfied with the subpar quality of their work? Now it’s history and finally, I can use the bathroom and not feel depressed or anger. Continue reading “Remodeling a Horribly Remodeled Bathroom ‚Äď Update 2”

The Great Wall of Stafford: Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend Update

Monday, May 29th, I managed to place approximately 25 blocks, in total, I currently have around 70 are in place.  Unfortunately, I still have about one hundred 55lb. blocks left.

To view and download the photos, visit Google Photos.

The Stafford Wolf Pack: Welcome Kara

Established in 2005, Zoey considered herself a bit of a loner. She¬†tended to think of herself as a one-dog¬†wolf pack. But when Kathy and I¬†brought Dot¬†home in 2010, Zoey¬†knew Dot¬†was one of her¬†own and her¬†wolf pack… it grew by one. So there… there were two dogs in the wolf pack… Zoey¬†was alone first in the pack, and then Dot joined in later. Three years later, Bettis was introduced to the wolf pack and four years after that, on May 26th, 2017, Kara joined the¬†pack. Zoey thought, “Wait a second, could it be?” And then¬†she knew for sure, she¬†had gradually grown her pack to four badass ‘wolves’. All four wolves run wild in the Stafford House, intimidating the humans¬†for treats¬†and always on the search for more¬†kibble and bits… (Heavily modified quote from the Hangover).

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The Great Wall of Stafford: Level ‚Ȇ Levelish. Must… Start… Over…

As I completed more and more of this Great Wall, my perfectionist side of my personality became impossible to ignore. I usually only listen to it when I am at work and programming but it was overpowering and I caved.

I blame my dad (voice of common sense and logic). ¬†He said that no matter how much I want ‘Levelish*‘ to be acceptable, it wasn’t, level ‚Ȇ levelish*. That and another issue made it impossible to live with how the wall was, so I dismantled it Sunday, May 7th. Continue reading “The Great Wall of Stafford: Level ‚Ȇ Levelish. Must… Start… Over…”