A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘changes’

Always Learning in the Garden

I’ve technically been “gardening” for over 20 years, but I can’t say that I’ve ever really felt like I knew what I was doing. It seems like even if a plant didn’t seem to be working in one spot aesthetically, or wasn’t thriving where I initially placed it, I tended to leave them there because…

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More Site Changes

I guess I’m really overhauling the website (I’ll do anything to avoid cleaning right now!). In addition to the recent design change, I’ve also finally implemented a Category section in the sidebar so that people can more easily read about areas of the house that interest them. Most of the categories are self-explanatory. The Journal…

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Blog Renovation

You may have noticed that the blog looks a little different. I decided the house wasn’t the only thing that needed updating (as if I need one more thing to do!). I’m working on a new header and maybe some other changes/additions. I also made some changes under the hood, so hopefully it doesn’t mess…

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The Latest “Mews”

Yeah, been a while. No good reason other than trying to minimize the amount of time I have to spend at the computer, and most of that time is taken up by work activities. I’m trying to lessen computer-based work in the coming year, so we’ll see how that goes. Maybe my blogging will increase…

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After the Rain

The rain finally stopped late yesterday afternoon and the sun peeked through the clouds to let us know that it was still around. The view from our front yard: The neighbor’s trees have already dropped all their leaves, but ours are still trying to hold on: I imagine we’ll be raking them up over the…

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Blog Action Day: Compost for Climate Change!

I’m happy to participate in Blog Action Day for Climate Change, because here at Bungalow Chronicles, we make an effort to lower our carbon footprint (I kind of hate that term, but whatever) every day. It didn’t happen overnight — and it doesn’t have to — but once we got started it became easier and…

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Random Renovation Report

Just a few random things today. A lot has been happening, but nothing too exciting, in pictures or words. We had our rough framing, electrical and mechanical (HVAC) inspections last week. We needed to fix a few things on the electrical and framing, but it didn’t seem to be anything major. We passed our mechanical…

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Attic Remodel Update

Some of the good news we’ve had in the past month is that our plans for the attic were approved by the village —— no changes required. Yippee! Back in January, I outlined all the stumbling blocks we were running into. In general, what seemed like hindrances have turned out for the better. We contacted…

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Splitting Up

Last spring, just before we closed on this house our neighbor (who was also our neighbor in the previous house — we basically leap-frogged them) bought half of the empty lot between the two houses which the PO owned. They had approached him long ago and asked if he would consider selling part of the…

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Paint, Presumptions and Pathetic Prairies

We did a lot this weekend, even though it doesn’t seem like it. I was hoping to paint the kitchen, but it took a good part of Saturday just to get my painting supplies organized (and I have to be organized before I start on a project, otherwise forget it!). The paint cans, rollers, trays,…

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