Category: home

  • Up close and personal

    Out working in the back yard today, mowing and whatnot. Here’s a little glimpse of me in all my Philip Luckey glory.


    I recently visited the IKEA store in Atlanta; wow, what an experience that was. A little mind-boggling at the selection, a little overwhelming due to the odd mazes you travel through… All in all, an intriguing place, and the prices are relatively low, too. I got all the assorted pieces for building a set of…

  • Pictures and Sagas

    Just posted some assorted pictures, including The Saga Of My Improved Mailbox; Lydia’s Wedding; Dinner at Madeline & Brian’s; and Hiking to Snooper’s Rock on Sunday at Prentice Cooper State Park.

  • Laundry System, Phase Two

    Phase Two of my new Laundry System is pritnear complete.

  • Washing, drying, lighting

    Washer & Dryer seem to be working here at the house. And the new living room track lighting, too!

  • Adding the machines

    On Thursday (9/26/02) the plumber (Action Plumbing) and electrician (Electric Medic) showed up and did the necessary work for attaching the washer and dryer. I hooked ’em up — they seem to run!

  • More on laundry platform

    On Wednesday (9/25/02) I almost installed a ceiling light over the laundry area, but put that off for another time when I have some screws that aren’t as long; also, I plan to double-check my electrical train of thought with the electrician on Thursday. I applied adhesive to the plywood and laid down the vinyl floor:…

  • Building the laundry platform

    On Tuesday (9/24/02) I laid out the supports for this 6′ x 5′ platform (using pressure-treated 2x4s, pre-cut to size at Lowe’s): After screwing the boards together (using 2.5″ galvanized screws) I attached the 3/4″ plywood floor: Then I raised the platform by setting it on the concrete deck blocks — probably easier with two…

  • Phase One: Installing the Washer & Dryer

    In my basement (to be precise, at the end of the “garage”) I’m setting up the Kenmore washer & dryer that came with the house. Oh, if it were as simple as that last sentence sounds. The previous owners of the house evidently drained the washer into the garage floor, and so on. I’m determined…

  • The Laundry System

    It would seem that my long-lived system of dealing with my laundry (i.e., taking 20-30 loads to my favorite laundromat every so many months) isn’t as perfect as it appears. And what with living in a house and trying to make more sense out of my domestic responsibilities… I’m creating a New Laundry System. (I’m…

  • Twisty tracks of lights

    For Labor Day I began to teach myself the mystic art of electricity, replacing light switches and, with Dan Landrum’s help, track lighting for the living room:

  • House Preparations, Part 2

    Made some progress on living room last night. Tonight I finish packing in prep for the movers’ arrival Thursday morn. Here are “after” shots.

  • Preparing the new house

    Began working on the house, specifically painting the living room & trying to repair the damaged plaster over the fireplace. Here are “before” shots.

  • The Packening

    Packing is moving along (so to speak), albeit slowly. It’ll be a nice change to move from the 780-sq ft 1-bedroom apartment to a 1200-sq ft 2-bedroom house!

  • Seeing Red

    I’m considering this color for the living room walls.

  • Successful Close!

    Yay! Closing was successful! As they say, it’s the close that makes the man! The seller should be moved out by next weekend (Sept 29) and then I start moving in…

  • Atlanta road trip!

    Went down to Atlanta for the day to check out furniture. Lots of choices, but I’m going to stick with my current collection until I see how things work out in the new spaces.

  • Final Walk-Through

    Final walk-through of the house. There’s a video that goes along with this — I’ll try to link it up to this post.

  • The Offer, The Towers

    At the end of a long day, and the end of a long week (horrifying, horrifying Tuesday!), the offer for my new home has been accepted.

  • Rough floorplan

    Rough floorplan of the house, as paced off by my large feet. I’m excited about the prospect of moving in! The closing isn’t until September, though.

  • I decided to buy it!

    This is the exterior of the house I’m buying – my first very own piece of property!

  • New house discovered!

    I’ve found a cool house in Red Bank! (Near the brick yard & The Southern.) Checking into more details…