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House Fixing

Fixes to the house continue. We removed the back door (!) and stripped the old frame back to the raw bricks and concrete. We installed a new door and completely rebuilt the frame and molding…and it looks great! Not at all like our typical do-it-yourself project. Next, I tackled the basement lights. I pulled out both 2×4 fluorescent lights and replaced them with 4×4 models with double the lamps. Boy, that basement is bright now! Melissa attacked the downstairs bathroom, repainting and even re-plastering after she stripped the wallpaper. I swapped the light fixtures in the basement stairwell. And yesterday, we dropped $2,000 at Sears to buy all new (though basic) refrigerator, range/oven, washer, and dryer! Hopefully all this work will pay off.

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