Range Rover

After consolidating some vehicles earlier in the fall, there was an open spot in the garages begging to be filled. We also wanted a vehicle other than my truck that was capable of driving in the snow and going to the lake house, which led to this! Continue reading Range Rover

Crown Molding Design

Today I finalized the crown molding designs and signed a contract with the carpentry company, Scheife Custom Carpentry, who will be doing the work. Scheife provided me a basic sketch when we were initially discussing the project: The design shows how it will work in the context of flying crown, with the cathedral ceilings in … Continue reading Crown Molding Design

Cast Iron Tub Removal

This past weekend I conquered the final boss level of demolition for the bathroom remodel project: removing the cast iron tub. I had naively thought it was fiberglass, and this thought I’d simply sledgehammer it into pieces. When I tried that, I quickly saw what was underneath the enamel: Therefore, the solution became obvious: saw … Continue reading Cast Iron Tub Removal


For a long time, I’ve wanted to replace the thermostat that controls HVAC for the top two floors of the house. My wife hated the old one, and it was clunky with no ability to control via my phone. I took advantage of a Black Friday deal for a Nest Learning Thermostat at the Home … Continue reading Nest