TGBR – Firing My Drunken Contractor and Other Exciting Adventures

So writing is supposed to be therapeutic, right?  I’m hoping so because damn, I’m super stressed out over this basement renovation.  I have learned one very big lesson – go with your gut. You remember how I wrote a few ...

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TGBR – Bedroom & Closet

Dude, I totally have a bedroom.  And a master closet that’s alllllllll miiiiiine because let’s face it, Canadian Bacon doesn’t have a bazillion clothes and shoes like I do, and he’s more than happy to give me that space.  I’m ...

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TGBR – Beginning Building

Guys, this has been an expensive week.  Meemaw hit up her bank and withdrew the cd she’s funding the renovation with, and we promptly started spending it.  The largest single expense so far?  Definitely our laminate flooring.  We bought 600 ...

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TGBR – Contractor Talk

Yesterday, I showed you guys pix of the empty basement.  Today, let’s talk about who is going to fill that basement up with gorgeous rooms, flooring, and a suspended ceiling. Thus far, we have had 4 contractors come in and ...

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TGBR Days 4-I Lost Count – It’s Empty!

or, The Employees at the Dump Know Us by Name or maybe, We Have Stocked Goodwill for the Next Five Years or even, My Boogers are Black – Extended Edition As we progress further into The Great Basement Renovation, all ...

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TGBR Days 2 & 3 – Organizing the Garage

Thursday and Friday were nice enough that Canadian Bacon and I chose to wake up early and use them to work on the garage.  After our adventures in the washroom last Sunday, we brainstormed and came up with a plan ...

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Easy Overnight Crockpot Caramel

Okay, so that post title’s a lie.  This isn’t really caramel – it’s dulce de leche, which I sometimes call “Mexican caramel.”  I don’t even think it’s Mexican, but the name is Spanish and it’s cooked in various places down ...

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TGBR Day 1 – Washroom Cleaning Progress

Today Canadian Bacon and I kicked off The Great Basement Renovation by tackling the washroom.  Until this past summer, it contained Meemaw’s laundry equipment and sundries on one side, and Sugarbandit’s most frequently used workbench and tools on the other.  ...

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The Great Basement Renovation: Starting Point

So Canadian Bacon and I have a lot of work cut out for us in the near future.  My Meemaw has decided that she wants us to move in with her and Sugarbandit to help do stuff around the house ...

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Truths About Recruiting

There is never an end to it.  Once you think no one else is leaving, wait two weeks and an emergency will pop up for someone – and you’re back on the hunt again. You can never find what you’re ...

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A Game of Thrones: Prologue and 1-Bran

At my mother’s urging, Canadian Bacon and I started watching A Game of Thrones sometime after the first season aired.  We were sucked into the story quickly, and plowed through all ten episodes in something like a day (because we ...

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Working the AH to Level in MOP (Because I *HATE* Leveling)

My friend and fellow Jedi raider Obom clued me in to a trick he’d heard somewhere – once you start training your Pandaren cooking, and you do the first quest in each of the Ways, you can pick up the ...

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