Life in the Prairie Box
Our home is a 1920-something Foursquare located in northern IN. Although it is in very good shape structurally, one of the previous owners made dysfunctional improvements over the years. The last owners started to straighten things out, but were forced to relocate before they got very far. My husband and I are working on finishing the job and restoring our home to as much of its original appearance as is possible and practical.
Things to make my life easier
- Published on Monday, 17 October 2011
Authors: DiAs Ethan has gotten busier (and busier!) and takes fewer/shorter naps, I've been feeling frazzled again in the morning. Especially when I'm trying to get out the door, I feel like I'm in a huge rush and that I'm setting a poor example for him. So I'm going to try a few things to be a little more structured and organized...
More organizational ramblings
- Published on Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Authors: DiI so wish that there was some kind of magic wand I could wave and just have all the surplus junk leave my life instead of having to sort through it bit by bit. Still, we're making progress. We've tossed, donated, recycled, or otherwise rehomed 972 items. Yeah, it's not even halfway there, but we're still plugging along....
Our poor bathroom...
- Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Authors: DiI would like to take the opportunity to thank the PPOs yet again for the fantastic work they did on our house. I sincerely wish some days that they had never laid eyes on the place. Although I know they did a lot by simply maintaining the house, their "improvements"... weren't. Below is a picture of my bathroom...
Organizing. The never-ending chore.
- Published on Monday, 19 September 2011
Authors: DiI've been on a major organizational bender since losing the twins. I'm so tired of our house looking like a war zone. I'm okay with some chaos in the rooms that we are actively working on (currently kitchen and bathroom), but the rest of it is wearing on me. Slowly, but surely, I'm making progress.
The first major thing...
The time has come
- Published on Friday, 16 September 2011
Authors: Di... the walrus said, to talk of many things. Of tiles and tubs and toilet seats, of cabinets and sinks.
Okay, so I totally butchered Lewis Carroll. But the point is, the time has come! We may be sort of broke right now, but yesterday was the last straw. The plumber/general construction guy (who we like and trust)...
Winter is coming
- Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Authors: DiBeing poor sucks. Obviously, we're not destitute. We have a roof over our heads, food to eat, and plenty to be thankful for. But our saving account has been just about exhausted, and I have $300 in our checking to last us til next payday. That doesn't include paying the NIPSCO bill, our IRA contribution,...
- Published on Monday, 22 August 2011
Authors: DiThe good news is that we're back to working on the house. The bad news is that it's because of a plumbing leak...
On Wednesday night last week, Shayne dumped some sulfuric acid drain cleaner down the sink and toilet drains. 5 minutes later, when he started flushing the drain with water, he realized the tub drain was leaking....
More bad news
- Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Authors: DiI took Kitty to the vet yesterday because a thought-to-be benign lump on her torso had gotten much larger. We're still waiting for confirmation, but it is looking like Kitty has cancer. She's 17, so she's lived a good, long life. But it still sucks. We'll probably have to have her put to sleep, since the vet...
House of cards?
- Published on Sunday, 07 August 2011
Authors: DiI keep wondering whether the healthy attitude I have about the loss of our babies is real or a defense mechanism. I'm sad. I'm so incredibly sad, and disappointed too. But after my first miscarriage, I was sad in a different way. I felt like God was punishing me, like if I'd done things differently, made...
Nickle and dimed (with some extra zeroes)
- Published on Friday, 05 August 2011
Authors: DiI woke up today feeling awful. I overdid it a bit yesterday and ended up bleeding again. Oops. And even though I got about 8 hours of sleep, I don't really feel rested at all. Oh well. It's not like I had big plans today or anything.
I should have taken a few pics of the huge tree limb before they cleaned it...