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The “Old House” is Sold!

The “Old House” is Sold!

Pretty irrelevant to this DIY blog, but very much a milestone in my life, is the sale of my previous home in Scranton. On May 25, 2012 I sold the house to my neighbors who live across the street. I couldn't be happier for them, and relieved and excited to move on to...

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Beautiful new windows

Beautiful new windows

Yesterday my vinyl replacement windows were installed. I ended up with 5 replacement windows - the bathroom, guest room, office, and the dining room (2). A few months back I wrote a post about the different options for replacement windows. I used this information as a...

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Shiny New Gutters

Shiny New Gutters

Oh, to be a home owner. The most insignificant things just thrill me. Who would have ever thought I'd be so excited about GUTTERS? Not I. But I am, because I didn't have them on the back of my house. Now they are shiny and new and beautiful. I'm pumped!

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The shed has a new floor

The shed has a new floor

On Saturday morning, a few hours before the Dirty Girl Mud Run, I helped my dad load some plywood off the truck and get organized.  I had a really busy day ahead of me with the 5K, and he didn't want to waste a beautiful day. Luckily, my mom came in for backup and...

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Decor Corner: The Office

Decor Corner: The Office

I think I have yet to post pictures of my office... which is my sanctuary and a room I love to be in. It took me quite awhile to get this room just right. I am a creative person, and I've never ever had an office before. My first "office" was actually an L-shaped desk...

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My furnace is officially zoned

My furnace is officially zoned

Not much to write here today, but my furnace officially is zoned into two loops: one for the main level, and one for the upstairs where my office and Laura's room are. I recently wrote a post about zoning your furnace, and other tips on reducing your heating cost....

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Rusty Wrought Iron Remedy

Rusty Wrought Iron Remedy

So, my next outdoor project is repainting my rusty wrought iron railing around my front porch. Here are my instructions on what to do: Scrub the wrought iron with a steel wire brush. This will remove any loose or flaking rust. I used a brush from Sherwin Williams with...

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My roof is here My roof is here!!!

My roof is here My roof is here!!!

Today my roof got installed. I've been waiting to do this since I bought my new house. It was a really costly investment, as my roof already has several layers of icky shingles on it that needed to go away. The job included: complete tear-off of the shingle layers...

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