Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Joys of Homeownership, Part 3

As you’ve seen here and here, we’ve uncovered more than a few surprises left by the previous owners.  This next one, however, I think is just due to neglect and a poorly placed tree (wait til you see the pictures- … Continue reading

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The Joys of Homeownership, Part 2

So remember when I showed you some of the stellar work the previous homeowner did in our garage?  Here’s some more!! When we moved in, the upstairs bath was painted cream and gray, and had yellow and blue tile.  None … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in August

For the past week and half, nothing sounded good to eat, so I’ve been living mostly off cereal.  Until today.  We came across a tiny turkey at the store and decided we should have a full Thanksgiving meal.  So I … Continue reading

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It’s been ridiculously hot and dry up here for most of the summer so far, but earlier this week, we finally got some much needed rain!  It was coming down so hard that I had to shoot this picture through … Continue reading

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Run, Runaway

Several years ago, I decided I wanted to run a triathlon.  I’ve never really been a runner, and I wasn’t entirely sure of the best way to train, so I decided to just take it slow.  Since I was already … Continue reading

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The Joys of Homeownership, Part 1

A little over a year ago, we bought our first house. We knew going into it that the house would need some work (nothing major- just some TLC), but because of that and the fact that it had been on … Continue reading

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Baffling Basil

Last fall, my dad gave me a basil plant.  We didn’t have high hopes for it since the original plant it came from was fading fast.  I wish I had taken a picture of it when I first got it … Continue reading

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Car Show

Every Thursday during the summer, the Burger Kings up here hold a Classic Car Show in the evening and local owners can show their cars.  I went a few weeks back and while there wasn’t a great turn out (it … Continue reading

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Light Painting

This past weekend, I tried out light painting.  I’ve already done a bit of experimenting with camera painting- shooting either lights or sparks from a fire at long exposures and moving the camera to create swirls of light.  It’s a … Continue reading

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