Busted Couch

April 26, 2009

Of our amazing puppies peed on this couch.  We don’t have a truck to take it to the dump (and I’m too cheap to anyway) so I decided to dismantle it and stuff it in the trash can.

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According to the secret message underneath the padding Bruce used to own this couch.

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I broke its shit!

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We no longer have a white trash front porch.

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The Refrigerator Commeth

April 8, 2009

With the floors being finished, I installed the new runner for the stairs.

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The puppies are wondering why we are so interested in our old fridge.

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Take one last look.

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The new one arrives!

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All of our food had to chill out (or warm up rather) on our counter while we awaited the new one’s arrival.

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The delivery people removed our fridge and an ancient stand up freezer from the basement that squealed unless you stood next to it and knocked on it every few minutes.

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It won’t be missed.

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In with the new.

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Behold the beautiful LG 21 Cubit Foot Side-by-side!

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We almost didn’t fit most of our frozen stuff, we need to grow up and not eat all frozen food.

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Snazzy.

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Because Ashley and I enjoy sleeping in the family room so much, we decided to take another week and re-finish our hardwod floors.

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Originally we were to lazy to refinsh so we just painted.  We had to lock those pesky splinter down so they wouldn’t jab into our socks in the middle of the night.

Be careful Eddie.

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The use of Goof Off was an intoxicating failure.  We got hot while the floors just turned to goop and were no easier to scrape up.

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I got my Dad to help us.  At first he was displeased with the project, then after some Goof Off fumes, he couldn’t be happier.

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Work Dad Work!!!!

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Potato found himself a home in some paint tray liners,  he’s a handsome boy.  Today we finish srapping, and then sand the bo-shit out of the splintery floors.

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During one of the many trips to Home Depot I saw the magical bag of ice melt that just drove me wild.

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Bath Tub Debacle

March 25, 2009

For the past week Ashley and I have been working on remodeling our bathroom.  We installed wains-coating, new moulding, and a fancy-pants sink.

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After many attempts on random objects in the basement, Ashley perfected the art of the stencil to spruce up our cheap-ass cabinets.

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Last night I began to refinish the bath tub.

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It’s basically just paint-on glaze.  Give it 2 coats and presto!

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The paint is so think that the can did not last for two coats.  I hurried out to Home Depot to get more only to find that they are currently out.

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If you can’t apply the second coat within 4 hours of the first, you have to wait 72 hours before you can start again.

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Extremely disappointing.  Now to clean up.

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Mexican Cloning Chamber

March 16, 2009

I stumbled across a secret chamber at the Frederick Lowes Men’s bathroom.  Usually I feel low class when acting upon a #2 in such a vile place, but today I stumbled across a secret genetics laboratory, the sign etched on the wall said so: “Mexican Cloning Chamber:. 0316091943

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With the new arrival of our Maryland tax return, Ashley and I have gone on a quest to find a new couch.  Currently we have the silliest couch ever made, the Super Sofa.  It has a fold out tray, built in massage, heating, hidden hubbies everywhere, and now thanks to us, it has the familiar faint scent of cat pee.  I loved this couch.

While looking for our new fancy family room ride we visited Marlo, Ashley, and Wolf’s.  We eventually made our final purchase at Wolf’s Furniture, however the other two stores frantically stalked us as we shopped.  Ashley and I would try out a sofa while the salesperson joined us, “So do you like this one?” “How about this one?”  “This one is new!” “This one has microfiber!”  “Did you see one you liked?”  Occasionally we would manage to wiggle away from them only to see them floating around behind us conveniently organizing pillows.

So today we go to pick up our new adult-style sofa.  So long Super Sofa.

Want more exciting news about the Henley family room make-over?  Check out Ashley’s blog: http://theriperadish.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/family-room-additions/

Tax Cut

February 6, 2009

Last was the Henley tax-night.  I didn’t realize that the Tax Cut software is only good for the year in which you purchased it.  At around 10PM I made a Wal-Mart run where I saw the old lady with all the squash like buds all over her body, too bad for her.

When using Tax Cut, the top right of the screen displays what your return (or how much you owe) will be.  This number changes as you enter more information.  I started off owing about $70, then it was $600, then $1400, I was unenthused.  So I kept telling Tax Cut more financial secrets about me, and after a while it must have heard a secret that it really liked, my owing $1400 gradually changed into about $4900 returned.  This is significantly more then we got back last year so I hope that I didn’t inadvertently tell some tall tales.

The Henley basement:

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Despite the fire extinguisher being readily accessible, I’m just not impressed.

So I took 2 days and cleaned up.

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Duke says “You did a good job Jason!”