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...
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...
Completed the landscaping… just in time for FROST!!

Completed the landscaping… just in time for FROST!!

Mother Nature, are you kidding me?? This past Friday my dad helped me out by tilling the soil in front of my house and near the lamppost to get ready for the landscape. Since it was so hard and clay-like, he mixed about 4-5 bags of Miracle Grow topsoil in as he was...
Oil Furnace – Tune Up & Tips To Reduce Your Heat Bill

Oil Furnace – Tune Up & Tips To Reduce Your Heat Bill

My new home has an oil boiler. In the inspection report, the age of the furnace was not determined because the previous owner painted it. Haha, I know I know, but these things happen and you have to roll with it. The fact that my home has oil heat was one of the...
Replacement Windows

Replacement Windows

This week I decided to contact a local window company to get some quotes on vinyl replacement windows. The first step is to have the window company come to your home to measure the windows for you. They will then be able to give you an accurate quote on pricing. While...
First icecream trip

First icecream trip

Today Roxy and I took our first walk to Jitty Joes, a local icecream stand that’s about a mile from my new house. Although the round trip is less than 2 miles, I was a little skeptical bringing my big pup… as most of the walking is on a busy street and I...