Category Archives: Household projects

More about my resolutions

#4 Home repair and updates When my brother passed he left his conciderable estate to the University of Washington and his (step) grandchildren. Some of his assets had no designated benificiary, so as his closest relitives my other brother, sister … Continue reading

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Thrift Report

Just before Lou’s passing ( Thank you to all who posted condolence messages for me) I spent the day thrifting and came home with some timely purchases. The hanging basket will replace this one. I harvested the knobs off the … Continue reading

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5 Frugal Things

Its been POURING down rain outside. A good time to catch up on indoor projects but first, this needed to be fixed: It was an easy fix even if my camera and I did get soaked. I came it to dry out … Continue reading

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Frugal House Numbers

When I had a covered back porch added to the my 3 bedroom rambler, I purchased not only the light fixtures for the porch but for the front of the house too. I didn’t want a hodge-podge of styles. The new lamps had … Continue reading

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Replacing a Window Screen

I am blessed to live in wonderful neighborhood. Neighbors all keep an eye out for each other. There are many retirees and SAHMs that are at home most of the time. I find no need to close and lock my back doors … Continue reading

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Window Covering

My Master bath still needs a covering for the window. After the shower curtain, there wasn’t enough fabric left for a curtain so for the past 3 years I’ve just had the leftover fabric hanging over a tension rod in the window. … Continue reading

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Drywall Repair Part 2

Yesterday I told about discovering mice were entering my house through a hole in the drywall under my sink. Today you’ll see how I DIYed the patch job. I don’t claim that the way I did it is the right way, … Continue reading

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Drywall Repair

This spring plumbers repaired on my outdoor faucet. To access the pipes they had to tear out the drywall under my Kitchen sink. They told me the drywall patch would be my responsibility. I wasn’t concerned about an unsightly hole under the … Continue reading

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