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For many years, we were not able to use modern-day replacement windows when remodeling the house, because all of the ones on the market were made with metal rather than wood. Also, none of the shapes available remotely resembled those of windows from the … Continue reading
…so I figured I should share a picture of me with my favorite bunny: I used to be so cute….. :P
. So a couple of years ago, Paul wasn’t feeling well after he’d been sick with a cold for awhile and his doctor wanted him to get some bloodwork done. Why, I never could figure out, but he’s the doctor, so I guess he must have … Continue reading
My parents didn’t get to have the kind of fun that my generation is having with all of the new media. Instead of getting newspaper articles in the mail (for our kids to roll their eyes at, then throw away), … Continue reading
Yes, I’m a geek – I bought this for Rachel a couple of years ago: . She’s a geek, too – she loved it…. (And yes, I bought myself one as well – can’t be letting her have all the … Continue reading
Today is my Dad’s 82nd birthday. I can’t tell you how very glad I am that he is still here to celebrate with us - Paul lost his Dad last year, so I certainly cherish the fact that my Daddy is … Continue reading
March 5-6th were very important days in Texas history, as those were the days which led up to the fall of the Alamo, a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution which would mark the beginning of the end of Mexican rule.
Welcome back! When we left off last weekend, Paul had just finished joining an additional strip of wood to the back of the upper mantle piece: Because of changes to the position of the right column and the addition of … Continue reading
. My dad sent me this a while back; since today is Texas Independence Day, I wanted to share them with you: Due to the popularity of the “Survivor” TV show, Texas is planning to do one entitled: “Survivor – … Continue reading
All of the wood in this house has been original and untouched, so all of the finishes are shellac/varnish rather than modern-day polyurethane. That means that we have been able to strip the old finish off with denatured alcohol and … Continue reading