Electricity has more potential for immediate harm than any other system in the house, save only a building that is actively falling down. Therefore, even relatively inexpensive electrical issues get emphasis in my home inspection reports.
“I had not been seated many minutes by the comfortable heath … before I found myself as much at home as if I had been one of the family.” Old Christmas, Washington Irving 1819-20 For me, one the most enduring enticements of the year, stretching all the way back to my childhood, is the enjoyment […]
Virginia Dwelling has no mission statement. Sadly, we lack the water coolers, coffee-stained carpets, and cubicle-to-cubicle quarreling to support one. One day, perhaps, we’ll gather around a worn-out conference room table and spend hours hammering out a phrase that has all the appearance of meaning but is also conspicuously void of it. Virginia Dwelling: Improving […]
It truly is the small things in life: like having a kitchen sink! With running HOT water! It’s been months since our kitchen was in working order, and we’ve been microwaving most meals and doing dishes in a tiny wet bar sink which only had ice cold trickling water! And I thought I hated […]
There is no shortage of space at the old gray house. With almost 3200 square feet, we have room to do most anything you can think of indoors. This is not me bragging, because with all of this glorious space comes the task of figuring out what to do with it (and cleaning it). […]
Well, Christmas came and went! It’s always a whirlwind, but this year seemed particularly quick since we were in the middle of our move (with a one year old in tow). We spent our first night in the new house just a few days before Christmas Eve, and tried to soak up every minute […]
We’ve officially had our house for almost three weeks now, and we are slowly making progress! Every night after we put Lelia to bed we run over and put in a few hours of work. The “ick” factor is fading as we remove years of grease and dirt and mouse poop. I know everyone has […]
Well, some might say “it needs some work” or a “good deep clean”… And both are definitely true, but, more importantly we can now finally say it’s OURS! After almost 4 months of trying to purchase this bank-owned foreclosure, we can finally call it home. We fell in love with this 1939 Dutch Colonial for […]