Author Archives: RS

Power Aid

It dawned on me last week that one reason I wasn’t getting my projects finished (or started) is that I don’t have any power tools. One trip to Home Depot later, problem solved. Possibly need a new camera as well. … Continue reading

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The Heat is Not On

Long time no update, mostly because nothing much has changed. The leaky chimneys and resulting drywall damage have been repaired, so I am back to status quo ante bellum. Now that our lovely summer weather is winding down I can … Continue reading

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11-11-11 at the 11th Apostle

Thanks for checking back after such a long dormant period. To reward you for your temerity, here is a batch of interior photos showing the state of things at the 11th apostle on this rainy Remembrance Day.

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Renovators Remorse

Looks like August, September and October got away from me. I am suffering from renovation burn-out which is not surprising given that this project is more than a year old. Some days my To-Do list looks more like a Wish … Continue reading

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Movin’ on up

It’s true, I moved in last weekend. Just in time to host friends visiting from NZ. The last couple weeks have been a flurry of priming, painting, and polyurethaning. Not to mention packing, cleaning, unpacking and trying to find space for all … Continue reading

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Dirty Old Floor

Still not moved in. We finally scored some beautiful weather here in Halifax this past long weekend. I celebrated by staying indoors to clean and paint like mad. Even then I feel like I did not make much headway. As … Continue reading

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Wall of Goo

When I removed the 60-year old drywall last fall, I was rewarded with a couple more inches of space and some very dirty painted brick. Even the interior walls in this joint are made of brick. We tried sandblasting the … Continue reading

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