Monday, September 11, 2006

Bathtub Flowers

We held onto the original bathtub. We talked about what we would do with it for a long time. We we actually got some free time we painted it up a and put in front of the house. I wanted to save more of the bathroom. I wanted to have plants growing out of the toilet, but Annie vetoed that.
The plants are very happy. The neighbors water the plants with thier AC condensate, so there is almost ecological load of having the plants. Another person on Fort recently put out a bathtub planter in front of the house. Hopefully we are starting a trend of bathroom fixture planters. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 30, 2006

His favorite new toy

He loves ropes so we got him a tooth cleaning floride infused rope today. Posted by Picasa

Curious at 3 Months

Here is a more recent picture of Coltrane. We did not take near enough puppy pictures. We are trying to play catch up. He has grown a lot in the month that we have had him. We are not measuring his height, but he is almost twice as tall. He went from 15 to 23 lbs. He is an avid runner, but does not run well in the city. He is only good off leash chasing mtn bikes. Posted by Picasa

Our new puppy

Here is Coltrane, the newest addition to our house. We picked him up from the Baltimore SPCA on July 3, when he was just 2 months old. He had a few accidents on our carfully restored floors, but since then he has been very good. Crate training is amazing. I originally cringed at the idea of puting my dog in a cage, but he does not mind it much and it means that he does not have a chance to get into trouble. As far as we know he is a lab mix. He was found on the streets of Baltimore near Hampden. Posted by Picasa

Recycled Pot Rack

We built this piece out of an old bike wheel. The wheel came off of GT full suspension bike that I broke. The whole project cost around $15 from HomeDepot. There is one bolt that goes through the hub, and a coupling that links that to a bolt that is half metal threads and half wood threads. That's really about all that it takes. The pots hang off of simple stainless hooks attached to the rim and spokes.
To my knowledge this is a unique piece. I have not seen any evidence of similar pot racks being made. One person blogged about a bike wheel pot rack where the wheel was cut in half. Our design allows the hub to still function and the whole thing spins. So even if the pot you want is in the back, just spin it and it at your finger tips. Posted by Picasa

UPDATE: I have posted more detailed instructions.

Monday, June 19, 2006

The girls

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David and Annie

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Orion and Talya

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Mark and Lauren

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Doug and Jordana (practicing?)

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Wedding Photos

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Wedding, honey moon and tear gas

This blog was originally set up to track our construction process. Now that the construction is slowing down I am repurposing the blog for any communication about our lives. We recently got married in Baltimore. I made a google map of the affair. Our good friend Emily has bloged about our wedding, and others. She also posted many more picture on shutterfly.

I am not nearly as good with words as Emily so I will keep it to what people want, pictures. I am accumulating pictures of the affair on Flickr. I keep updating this set as I get time and new pictures.

You can read a bit about the protest that we got caught up in in Oaxaca from Reuters. Indymedia has a good collection of pictures of the protest, police action etc. I will post our pictures of the action soon.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Bathtub Keg

We finally had a house warming party. It was a lot of fun. Friends from many different circles came together to have a good time. Annie and I made a lot of food, most of it went over well. Annie's crystal rolls are always popular.
We got a old kegerator. You just need to put a bunch of ice in with the keg. The keg spent the night in our old bathtub.

All of the pictures of the night can be found on flikr.Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 20, 2006

Original Bathroom

2x4's Make nice showers. Posted by Picasa

Formstone at it's finest

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The way we found the kitchen

See that board leaning against the door? That's the lock! Posted by Picasa

Original Front Room

The original living room. Recessed ceiling, shag carpet and two layers of wood paneling. Got to love it. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A Week off, not really

We both took last week off of work. Our other jobs that is. So we could focus on just our house and wedding planing. We got a lot done, but it does not look like much. Trim work is so slow, and you only notice it when it goes wrong. It does not help that we decided to show the trim work, polyuerthaning each board several times.

We finally drylocked and painted the basement. A word of advice to anyone who is planning on rehabing a house. Paint and drylock the floor before you install anything. We could not paint everything because of the furnace and water heater. Well the basement is actually a place that you can spend a few minutes now. We still have a block wall to build, but all in good time.