The Kelly House
Blog URL: http://the-kelly-house.blogspot.com
See what happens when a woman with more imagination than knowledge falls in love with a Queen Anne Cottage.
- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013
Authors:Y'all, I know I said that this year I'd finish painting the west side of the house and then move on to the back and finish all of it, too, or at least as much as I could.
But I changed my mind.
Instead, I think I'll triage my house. Y'all know what triage is in emergency medicine--the sickest people get treated before anybody else...
- Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Authors:As far as I'm concerned, the most exciting day of the year is the first day of Major League Baseball season, known as Opening Day. I look forward to it all winter long. (Winter is that long, dreary, cold season which begins when the last game of the World Series ends and lasts until pitchers and catchers report to Spring...
- Published on Friday, 10 May 2013
Authors:A couple of kind readers asked about what kind of insulation I used and why, so I'll try to answer those questions here.
But first, a warning: Y'all, I really do not know what I am doing. I suspect that people who read this blog do so just for the entertainment value of watching me get into one mess right after another, so when...
Oops, I Did It Again
- Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Authors:Oops, I did it again. I scheduled posts and then I forgot to click the Publish button. Sorry! (And sorry, too, for making you think of that Britney Spears song.) To get you all caught up on the past week, I mooshed two posts together into this one.
After I found the horrible dried-up dead rat in the ceiling, I...
- Published on Thursday, 02 May 2013
Authors:When I was a little kid, my brother would lure me into trouble by telling me that nothing bad would happen.
"Do you promise?" I'd say.
"I promise," he'd say.
"But do you pinkie promise?" I'd ask.
"I pinkie promise," he'd solemnly say.
And then something bad would happen (usually involving grasshoppers, which terrify me) and I'd go after him...
I Was Wrong
- Published on Sunday, 28 April 2013
Authors:Remember not too long ago when the seven pounds of mouse doody fell on me? And remember how I claimed that little event was the most disgusting thing that's ever happened to me while working on the house?
Well, I was wrong. But I'm not about to say something stupid like, "This--this right here--this is the grossest thing ever...
- Published on Saturday, 27 April 2013
Authors:I think I might have accidentally started a trend with the matchy-matchy flowerpots on my front porch.
Because now I have two matchy-matchy tables.
Really, there are two of them. I considered taking a photo of both of them together, but then I thought, "Hey, they look exactly alike, so what's the point of that?" Besides, I'd...
A Fit Of Optimism
- Published on Sunday, 21 April 2013
Authors:In a fit of optimism that winter might really be behind us at last, I decided that today is the Opening Day of Porch Season. I'm pretty sure this is the latest Opening Day in the seven years I've celebrated Porch Season.
I swept off the porch (kinda--don't look too hard at it) and put the new doormat in front of the door. I got...
The Layered Look
- Published on Thursday, 18 April 2013
Authors: JayneI know y'all have been sitting on the edge of your seats, excitedly waiting for my update on the back bedroom ceiling, so here it is. It's pretty compelling. (And by "compelling", I mean "dirty, dusty, and gross".)
I decided to take the ceiling down in layers: first the dropped ceiling, then the other ceiling tiles,...
- Published on Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Authors: JayneNote: I meant for this post to be seen this past Saturday, but evidently when I wrote it I forgot to click the Publish button. I hesitated about posting it now, but decided that I would be remiss if I did not.
This has been a horrible week. On April 7th one of our neighboring fire departments, the Fort Osage Fire...