This Dusty House
Attic of Awesome Update: Drywall!
- Published on Thursday, 12 December 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerThank you to each and every one of you who took the time to send your best wishes our way following our big announcement this week. We are beyond excited for the big changes coming our way, and I'm looking forward to being able to share some of the journey with you.
Many of you pointed out how timely our attic renovation has...
- Published on Monday, 09 December 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerI have been quiet. You've all noticed. Perhaps some of you have wondered. Worried if you're a worrier. Maybe even a few of you have missed me.
I can't promise that today marks the end of the quiet. I can't promise that I'll get back to regular posting in any sense. But I can tell you why things have been so dead, so sporadic...
Purple Marshmallow Candy, AKA Spray Foam
- Published on Monday, 25 November 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerA short update for today: the attic has been spray foamed!
It looks odd. It feels odd. Each step along the way in this project has changed the atmosphere, but none quite so much as this one. Now, it feels smaller, now that the space between the joists is filled with purple hardened foam. The ceiling seems closer, even though...
This Dusty Bookself: Worst. Person. Ever. by Douglas Coupland
- Published on Friday, 22 November 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerOver the summer and into the fall, my reading rate slowed down significantly. I blame this on knitting. For a long while, I was taking my knitting projects on the subway with me, small and simple things like scarves and hats. This meant books got bumped out of my commuting bag. And, admittedly, I don't read a lot at home...
When The Spray Foamers Come
- Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerI am sitting in a cheap, dog-friendly hotel room with Mocha and Kingsley, doing my best to get a little work done in the unfamiliar environment. The dogs and I have gone for a nice long walk to tire them out for the day. A whole 24 hours in this place stretches before us.
No, nothing drastic has happened to our house. In...
Green and Yellow for a Little Bean
- Published on Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerThis past weekend, I attended a baby shower for one of my favourite people in the whole world. You may remember back at the beginning of the summer, I shared a turquoise and tangerine baby blanket, carefully crocheted for my best friend's baby. These days, the little one is a mere month away from joining us in the world of...
On Frogging and Life
- Published on Friday, 18 October 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerBack at the beginning of September, I cast on 66 stitches in a simple grey acrylic yarn - some of the Spinrite Tent Sale yarn I had picked up in mid-August. We were on our way to a cottage to spend a gorgeous long weekend with a troupe of cousins, doing water sports, catching the last of summer's sun on the dock, and...
Diversions in Wood: Fixing the Siding
- Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerSo, let's recap.
Over the past few months, our Attic of Awesome project was waylaid by the need to waterproofed the basement apartment, which we did over the span of approximately 2 months, choosing to seal everything up from the inside, rather than digging down and doing a proper job of waterproofing around the exterior....
The Attic of Awesome, Taking Shape
- Published on Monday, 07 October 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerIt feels like it's been taking a long time. It has been, really. Originally, we had planned a timeline that ensured we'd be moving our furniture into the attic come mid-June. Obviously, a little water prevented that plan from coming to fruition. By the time we finished fixing up the basement for our new tenants, we...
The Basement Apartment: Painted!
- Published on Friday, 27 September 2013
Authors: Jeanette deBoerRemember this?
Nearly a month ago, I shared this teaser of the colour we were painting one of our tenant's rooms. Then, I fell into this pit of stress that included rushing to finish the space up, worrying about the type of people who were moving in, and navigating through the actual moving in process. I don't think I...