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  1. Entry Renovation has Begun!

    by , 04-27-2013 at 06:17 PM (Creative Call)
    I started out with a full de-clutter and deep clean of the space. I mopped every inch of it to get rid of spider webs and built up crud. I had to put everything back in, because hubby still doesn't know about the renovation that will happen when he's gone away.

    I asked hubby to help me with a 'couple things' in the entry. I think he is beginning to suspect something is up. I asked him if he would fix the paneling in the entry so it did not bulge over the doorway. He did. ...
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  2. On a Roll

    by , 04-26-2013 at 11:48 PM (Creative Call)
    I decided to go ahead with the locksmith. He quoted me 'about $100' over the phone. Came out and looked at it and sighed. Then said it would be close to $200. In the end it cost me $321CAD to fix that thing!!! The door is old and the fittings were old and all had to be replaced. I took what I could get, not what I wanted. There was only one that fit my door apparently. I will work around it. On the up side, I paid cash and it is one of the most secure doors around now!
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  3. Entry Renovation?

    by , 04-23-2013 at 03:06 PM (Creative Call)
    The first thing to do when faced with a renovation is to ask yourself "Do I really need it?" Followed by "What is the least that can be done for the biggest visual bang and least dollar input?"

    I think I just cut the cost of the entryway renovation considerably. I phoned the best locksmith in town to come look at the front door and replace the doorknob. I gave him measurements and he says they have a doorknob to fit! I am beyond ecstatic! They will come this ...
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  4. And the De-Clutter Continues

    by , 04-23-2013 at 11:05 AM (Creative Call)
    What a day yesterday! I managed to achieve a lot. I was tutoring all morning. And on the way home came across a neighbor whose car was stuck in the snow and ice in the back alley. She had hit the ruts the wrong way and ended up in the snowbank, overshooting her garage. I tried to chip away at the ice under her bumper with an thingie that breaks up ice. Don't know what they're called. Realized she and her husband were of little use. They are very senior. Said a prayer for help, and who should ...
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  5. Vacation?

    by , 04-20-2013 at 04:39 PM (Creative Call)
    Vacation is on, vacation is off. Hubby feels the heart pull him to see his prodigal nephew married. So I think we will go. But we may not go for as long or as far. We can cut the trip costs in half that way. It would be $1500 for the two of us for 9 days. The catch is we have to pull a 12 hour day of driving to land at his sister's for free accommodation. Not sure I want hubby to drive that long. Plus I will have to keep tight reins on the grocery budget.

    We can cut the cost ...
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