Guess what I got today? I have been wanting this particular tool for years. Last Autumn, when I was hanging moulding in one bedroom and building a new front porch, I borrowed my friend Craig’s miter saw. Recently, like a bum, he came back and grabbed it for something he was working on. Since Winter […]
Blog Posts About Home Improvement
Blog posts about home improvement. Read all that I have written about fixing up and repairing the various homes I have lived in.
Last year, in the middle of winter and after the second delivery of heating oil, I made a vow to myself. I said that I would get either a wood burning stove or a pellet stove. I said that I would get it over the summer as to avoid the rush. Well, August rolled around […]
I happen live live in a very beautiful area of New York. The Shawangunk Ridge is absolutely spectacular and visiting the Mohonk Preserve has become a favorite activity. Unfortunately, it seems that the western side of the Hudson River has water that smells like rotten eggs. I know there are towns on the eastern side […]
One of the first things I noticed while looking at this house when we were “In the market” was the lousy shape of the basement. I heard that there was a little moisture on the floor (the remedy of which I will discuss later), was informed by the home inspector that the insulation fitted in […]
I am not a huge fan of properties that look too perfect. I really like to keep the natural look of the area mixed in with whatever I am doing. We live right at the bottom of the Shawangunk Ridge. We can see the cliffs if we walk to the end of our driveway and […]
Please take a look at this front porch. It’s the one that came with our house. Tell me if you see anything wrong with it. For months, I didn’t give it a second thought, but soon enough, in the mornings, as I pulled out of the driveway and started to drive down the road, I […]