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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...