Tag: home improvement

Home Improvement: Embracing My Inner Ungar

Home Improvement: Embracing My Inner Ungar

Boz, prefers to keep his distance while supervising my DIY antics. As a self-admitted Oscar Madison, I’ve battled my inner Felix Unger for years, knowing somewhere inside there is a neatnik, a man who could learn to hang up his clothes, finish dishes the actual […]

Mud Room With a View

Mud Room With a View

I love my old farmhouse. From her moss-covered shingles to her wavy glass windows to her sloping fir floors, I’m smitten and judge not her shortcomings. If there was one wart on her fine countenance, it would be the mud room, an enclosed porch where […]

If These Walls Could Talk…

If These Walls Could Talk…

They’d likely say “What took you so long?” My five-year anniversary of living in this fine old farmhouse is fast-approaching, a mere blink in its beautifully-framed 120-year-old life.  And as each homeowner makes his or her mark, some times enhancing, other times insinuating ‘improvements’ where […]

When Good Plumbing Goes Bad

When Good Plumbing Goes Bad

 Boz has the right idea: outdoor plumbing Last Saturday, I found myself wedged in a space better suited for the likes of the Lollipop Guild than for the frame of a man who could body-double for Fred Flintstone. With Teflon tape in hand, 26 useless […]