Category Archives: DIY Projects With Your Spouse

DIY Projects With Your Spouse – The Outdoors

It’s been awhile since my husband and I worked as a team to accomplish a goal. Actually, pre-reduction-of-medication, I had a lackluster attitude toward doing anything. It’s not like I have more energy, I just stick to a plan. This … Continue reading

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DIY With Your Spouse – That Stinkin’ Window Again

You know when your car has a noise and you take it to the mechanic and the noise stops? Or….maybe your spouse’s sniffer no longer works as it should? Somewhere I blogged about our front window that we called several … Continue reading

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DIY with your spouse – Drywall, tape and mud

The thing about DIY-ing, is that it requires patience and a proper technique. Something I’m in short supply. This house we took on as a retirement home may just ruin my sense of let-me-see-if-I-can-do-it attitude. I’m so happy it’s a … Continue reading

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DIY Projects With Your Spouse – The Waiting Game

Here we are again…..waiting on another contractor to come and finish a job I started. We wait, because that’s what happens every time we call in the professionals. All this time, I could be perfecting my attempts at shower pan … Continue reading

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DIY Projects With Your Spouse – Various Tips and Tricks

When attempting a home improvement project with your spouse, acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of your partner is a must. Give your partner a wide berth. Avoid talking to each other, but make eye contact and smile once in a … Continue reading

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O is for Ooops DIY Projects With Your Spouse – Second Fail

I hate to have to write this, but our second attempt at building a shower pan, and the required flood test didn’t go so well. However, there are no fingers being pointed because I’m so experienced in taking all the … Continue reading

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DIY Projects With Your Spouse – Shower Pan Installation

The following made me smile: I cut up an apple that was starting to feel wrinkly and placed it in a dish for the birds. I added some raisins we weren’t eating (used in a recipe and apparently, we aren’t … Continue reading

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DIY Projects With Your Spouse – Shower and Tub Surround Demolition

Once all the research is performed regarding how to tackle your DIY job, gather all your safety equipment and the proper tools. In our case, we were given recommendations but ignored the advice. I originally thought we could reuse the … Continue reading

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Smiles VII – DIY Safety

The following made me smile: We had a warm day yesterday, reminding us that Spring will eventually come Fog—it reminds me of my home near Seattle, Washington I finally learned how to maneuver the corner on the way to Dr. … Continue reading

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Smiles V – Research, research, research

I’m continuing with the things that make me smile, I hope it reminds you to step back and recognize why the battle is worth fighting. If I’m inspired to write about something else, I will tack it on the end … Continue reading

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