Archive for May, 2012

Siding Shortcuts for the Criminally Insane

May 31, 2012

I took down a section of my gutters today because they were pretty beat up and I plan to replace them. I was pretty angry when I discovered this: The blue stuff is exposed insulation. The gutters were hiding this giant hole that was never weatherproofed. On the inside of this wall is a drywall [...]

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Front Rose Bushes

May 18, 2012

I spent a tremendous time pruning the six Yew bushes in our front landscaping.  They were overgrown and left untrimmed for far too long.  I finally gave up on them and started digging them out.  It was far more labor intensive than I expected. (You can also see the vinca flowers that I planted.  They’re [...]

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Raise the AC Compressor

May 18, 2012

The ground around my house is sinking. My neighborhood has very large houses, with relatively small yards. It doesn’t take much rain to completely saturate my yard with rainwater. That combined with some very long spans of no rain has taken a toll on my yard. The concrete pad for the A/C compressor had sunken [...]

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