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one year(ish)

We’ve been in the house for just more than a year now. I missed the exact one-year anniversary because a) I couldn’t remember the Great Moving Day of 2014; and b) I didn’t bother to look in old blog entries … Continue reading

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101 things

This past weekend we were finally able to put all the doorknobs on the kitchen drawers and cabinets.  It’s been a hassle using the drawers and cabinets sans knobs for almost six months, but so it goes. I think it … Continue reading

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art photo, II

The south side of the house.  You can see the passive solar at work.

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art photo, I

I’m still in that desperate-attempt-to-clear-the-deck stage of my sabbatical.  Sigh.  Lots to write about (in terms of White Pine Farm), but certain tasks and deadlines (not in terms of White Pine Farm) loom.  So, in the meantime, Ron has taken … Continue reading

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nostalgic warehouse

I recently ran the numbers on the house construction and miraculously we came in right on budget.  Technically we are a few grand over, but the total includes the cost of the solar hot water heating system, which I had … Continue reading

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in da house

Yes, we are in The House. Yesterday was moving day #1.  Given the nature of moving, there will be more to come.  For one, we didn’t get anything from the storage unit.  But it was nonetheless a coup.  Almost thirteen … Continue reading

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how to motivate contractors

For the past month or two, we’ve been hit harder by scheduling problems–delays, changes in schedules, and contractor x can’t come yet because contractor y hasn’t finished.  The past few weeks have been particularly bad–at precisely the time we need … Continue reading

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