Please Keep The Poop Off The Patio

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We absolutely love our chickens. They run around the yard all day like little dinosaurs and scratch up our lawn looking for insects, leaving their wonderful fertiliser behind, we get delicious fresh eggs from them (and we know what they were fed) and we love the fact that Sydney is growing up around farm animals. I love the


Hardwood Floor Installation in the Gym/Guest Bedroom

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Installing hardwood floors by myself from start to finish was a great project that I really enjoyed. I used much of the leftover tongue and groove teak hardwood flooring from upstairs to install hardwood floors in the gym/guest bedroom downstairs. First off, no professional hardwood floor installer will recommend installing floors at or below grade, especially in the


Back to Polished Concrete

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I think we are going to scrap the idea of laying tile downstairs and go back to polished concrete. In case you don't remember, or weren't reading back in September of 2007, we already made the decision to polish the concrete in the basement. We diamond polished the floors to smooth out the rough foundation slab and then


Help Us Choose Our Tile

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We are being very budget conscious with our tile choices downstairs. Uncle Sam hit me with some unexpected taxes now that I have my business in Puerto Rico and Sydney may not be going to college yet, but having a baby isn't exactly a discount program. We have been searching for a cool tile for downstairs for a


Windows Installed in the Basement

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Building a house is expensive. When Summer and I first bought this place we were thinking that we would be able to throw $40,000 at this place and be DONE in a couple of months. Yeah right. Building materials and labor are much more expensive than we ever expected and although we are 'do-it yourselfers' on many of


The Gym is DONE!

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I can hardly believe it, but the gym in our house is finally done! While we were in San Diego in Sept/October, we had the ceilings put in downstairs so when we got home, I started working on the gym since I am anxious to get back into shape after being pregnant and it sure it nice to


Rincon Air Conditioner Sales, Service and Installation

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Rincon gets hot in the summer, and although the upstairs of our house is quite nice regardless of the temperature outside, our offices downstairs needed Air Conditioning. So, sweating it out in front of my computer I started researching what brand I should buy as well as where I could buy split unit Air Conditioner units, have them


Mahogany Doors | Interior and Exterior

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Summer and I finally found a great door place in Puerto Rico. They are located on the No. 2 highway just north of Isabella (if you are driving towards San Juan). They had a very large supply of nice wood doors. All of these mahogany doors look like they are hand made. They range in price from $100