TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2006

Site visit

I spent Memorial Day weekend in Pennsylvania, which is no surprise since I’ve spent just about every holiday in Pennsylvania for the past three years. I came with a laundry list of things to do, and I left with a laundry list of things undone. Part of this was […]

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MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006

This week

Except for Thursday, this has been a very productive week:

We filed our taxes, and I was actually disappointed at how much we owed, since we’re going to be filing for a refund of all of it with the historic tax credits.
We visited the furniture, and I’m always amazed at […]

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006

Money
I just loaded three months’ of receipts into Quicken, and it told me we’d spent $173,000.

I was upset, I was mortified, but I wasn’t surprised.

I was also wrong. Turned out I’d seriously screwed something up and the actual figure was under $100,000, but that’s not the point. The point is […]

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SUNDAY, MARCH 04, 2006

Cheating
As I’ve mentioned before, plastering is a lost art. And to the people who used to do it for a living, I’m sure they said “good riddance.”

First, you had to put up lath, which originally was thin strips of bark or leftover wood, whatever you had available. This was nailed […]

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