Design Dilemma

This is what it's like today.  The white door leads to the garage, and the cabinet built into the wall is a shallow spice cabinet built between the wall studs.

This is what it’s like today. The white door leads to the garage, and the cabinet built into the wall is a shallow spice cabinet built between the wall studs. The broom closet is the void without a door.

Due to my foot being sliced open about a month ago, I’m still largely […]

Real Estate Values Update – Third, The Golden Turd

As I mentioned in the first two posts of this little mini-series, it’s been more than a year since I updated the values of any of our real estate holdings and they have shifted non-trivially since then. In elementary playground fashion, I have decided to present them in order as “investment successes” according to the […]

Real Estate Values Update – Second, The Best!

The front of one of the sides of the duplex.  What a looker, huh?

As I mentioned in the first post in this little mini-series, it’s been more than a year since I updated the values of any of our real estate holdings and they have shifted non-trivially since then. In elementary playground fashion, I have decided to present them in order as “investment successes” according to the elementary […]

Real Estate Values Update – First, The Worst

Kitty PoP gazing out the front window of our little house.

Property valuation is an inexact science. It can look quite exact – especially when Zillow sends an email saying your Zestimate has increased $1,750 to $305,649 in the past 30 days. Trouble is, this is a classic example where precision does NOT equal accuracy.

But fret not! A lack of total accuracy doesn’t mean that […]

Happy Friday – Shut the Front, Err, Cabinet Door!

A thing of beauty, no?  =)

Today I am thrilled beyond belief that we are starting to get cabinet doors installed on some of the (IMHO beautiful) cabinets that I built over the past year since my very first cabinetry-cation.

You wouldn’t think it’d be a big deal to get cabinet doors installed, but this is pretty huge. And now I […]