Monthly Archives: March 2006

Another week, another bookcase or two …

I’m headed north in the morning for a week of work at the house. The highest priority is to get the mailbox installed, so that I can start getting mail and establish residency. I’m planning to work on the great … Continue reading

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A week at the house …

The trip north … I headed north last Wednesday afternoon, a day earlier than planned, in a rush. I was scheduled to meet with Kevin, the electrician, on Thursday about noon, and a snow storm was coming in on Wednesday … Continue reading

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The Internet Cafe …

Peter, John and Liz arrived last night about 10 pm, after an unexpectedly long journey. Liz’s car had a blowout in the middle of Nebraska Sunday afternoon, and the rim was damaged. And, it being Sunday in Nebraska, nothing was … Continue reading

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Pottery Shelf

The puzzle of the plant shelf has been resolved. Helen was a potter and she is going to let me display some of her pottery on the plant shelf. The plan is to build a low light stand — 3″ … Continue reading

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Tipping Point

I realized this morning, as I woke up, that I had reached the tipping point, roughly 70 days away from moving. From now until the moving date, I will be spending more time in Wisconsin than in Chicago — 48 … Continue reading

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Cigar Bands

The finish crew has come and gone, and the white cigar bands are on the house. It looks a lot better than it did without them, I think. The snow, as you can see, is also gone. The temperature was … Continue reading

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Drop and Go

Michael and I will be making a “drop and go” trip tonight and tomorrow, delivering yet another carload of tools and supplies. It will be Michael’s first visit to the house. The last time Michael was up there, he and … Continue reading

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Crunch

We are down to the crunch on the house. The boys and I are headed up to Lake Delton to paint the trim and walls on Thursday, March 16, and Helen and Jay will join us from Saint Paul on … Continue reading

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No sh*t …

The latest house adventure has been the septic system. It was supposed to have been put in last Friday. It wasn’t. Nor on Monday. I called Dave Roller about it Tuesday morning and he chased down the septic system installer. … Continue reading

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Felled

Eating out is dangerous. No, angel children, not that kind of eating out. Eating food in a restuarant. I ate dinner Thursday night in my favorite spot in the Dells. The place was quiet, and the owner/chef came out to … Continue reading

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