animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook
 

paint job

Way back when my house was purchased the siding needed painted. For whatever reason, this task never got done. I think it was mostly because we couldn’t DIY it. Anyway, after getting a new roof, gutters, and garage door the other year, I really wanted to get the siding painted. …

kitchen

Two weeks ago, the countertops were installed and last week, the backsplash was installed. That gave me enough motivation to paint over the weekend and wrap the project up. Sort of. When I was cleaning up, I found a cracked backsplash tile, so I have to call the installer today. …

and now this

After getting a bunch of rain the other day, I checked the basement for water. There wasn’t any rain water, but there was some water around the water heater. It was coming out of the expansion valve tube. The plumber came yesterday and replaced some parts on the water heater …

bathtub

When we renovated the bathroom many years ago, we put in a new tub. About 5 years later, the tub started having issues with the finish. A Google search told me that issues with the finish were common in the model we purchased. Just my luck. Not surprisingly, the problem …