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March 22, 2010

I added some new links to the previous post. I will attempt to add more as the day (maybe week) progresses.

March 21, 2010

When you buy a house near the holidays, there's tons of stuff to do and no time to do it. So, here's a list of stuff (roughly chronological) that has occurred since my last post...

  • Replaced the old water heater. Installing the new hot water tank in new window
  • Replaced the locks.
  • Replaced the toilets Replacing a toilet in new window
  • Hung blackout curtains in the master bedroom Installed blackout curtains in new window
  • Bought a new vaccuum cleaner
  • Hung pictures on the wall (wedding, etc)
  • Painted post by front door, painted decorative post over the garage, painted decorative post next to the front window (all Mrs. splorp!'s handywork)
  • Bought a new washer and dryer
  • Had to fly back to Ohio for a short visit (my grandmother passed away)
  • Hosted Christmas dinner Hosted XMas dinner in new window for Mrs. splorp's parents, sister, 2 aunts and her cousin (with his wife and 4 kids)
  • Replaced a gate latch and hung a shower rod with attached towel bar (all showers seem to be made for people under 5' 10")
  • Patched small bad section on the roof (ye olde father in law did that for us)
  • Caulked around the windows (Mrs. splorp and her dad did that while I was at work
  • Got rid of the jungle gym/swingset (Mrs. splorp!'s old boss came by on a Saturday and took it apart and hauled it away (he has kids)
  • Put up floating shelves in the computer room
  • Bought a kitchen island from Ikea (and, of course, had to put it together)
  • Hung 36" Samsung Touch of Color TV on the wall in the computer room
  • Bought a cool ottoman that holds all my Rock Band guitars and drums
  • Bought a TV credenza/entertainment center thingy
  • Bought a dog (D'Artagnan D'Artagnan in new window, Dart for short)
  • Bought a kiddie gate to keep the dog in the kitchen, as well as his bed and numerous toys
  • Ripped out disgusting cat-scented carpet beneath the kitchen cabinet a previous owner had installed on top of said carpet (Mrs. splorp! handled much of it) Mrs. splorp! rips out carpeting in new window
  • Ripped out shelf from kitchen cabinet and installed retractable trash can (for recycling)
  • Bought huge plastic composting thingy
  • Installed ceiling fan in the master bedroom with the assistance of the generous (with his time and knowledge) father in law, Dave
  • Bought 3 trees - orange, nectarine and a mutant apple tree (5 branches, each with their own separarate variety)
  • Installed an exhaust fan in both the master bathroom (with a light) and the hall bathroom (replaced the jet-engine sounding one)
  • Drilled hole in kitchen beneath phone to pull electric cord through to prevent Dart from chewing that up (he already killed a lamp and extension cord)
  • Set up planter box in the backyard
  • Installed fencing in the backyard because Dart likes to: eat trees and dig in the planter. Also enclosed the orange tree (it's separate from the other two trees) with the same type of fencing

I'll be providing pictures of a lot of this stuff in the near future. Like, maybe tomorrow.

Below is Harley Quinn, our Green-Cheeked Conure

Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn in November 2005

Drusilla, the Vampire Parakeet To the left, you’ll see Drusilla,
the Vampire Parakeet, named after
a character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
because she bit like a vampire.
She passed away on 12/20/04.

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