Pink Bathrooms: Extinction Looms

Remember the very first commandment of old house renovation? Thou shalt not destroy good old work. That’s it. More than 35% of the garbage at America’s landfills is construction-related waste. That’s a phenomenal amount of debris. What’s worse...

Moving On With Life

These last few months, I’ve lived in a small rental home in Southeastern Virginia, and most of my possessions are in storage, which is discomfiting. A few weeks ago, I started looking at houses for sale in different cities. Throughout 2015 and early 2016, I had...

Solar Power: So Much Fun (Part II)

Three years ago (November 20, 2012) I did a blog on my first foray into the world of solar energy. Since then, I’ve added and upgraded my system a bit. I’ve taken a break from traveling and writing about kit homes, so I thought I’d do a blog today on...

The Wabash: A Dog’s Eye View

Teddy the Dog noticed a couple things about the Sears Wabash (in yesterday’s blog) that I had missed. 1) The 1920 version had “chains” on the front porch (something a dog is always cognizant of); 2) The Wabash didn’t offer indoor plumbing...