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    You have that early drywall as well? I haven’t...

    You have that early drywall as well? I haven’t run into it before. Did you remove it from the rest of your house?
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    Newgig, thanks for that thorough explanation of...

    Newgig, thanks for that thorough explanation of wall treatment on the logs.a lot of work!
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    And finally, a feature That will stay exactly the...

    And finally, a feature That will stay exactly the same: this nice large fireplace. It is handsome and nicely situated in the living room, and we have already converted it to a gas fireplace.

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    All of the drywall, wallboard, ceiling plaster,...

    All of the drywall, wallboard, ceiling plaster, and especially all of the cheap paneling, needs to come off all of the walls. This will of course will be a major major cost. The drywall is early...
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    3585 Large room that is now a bedroom. It...

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    Large room that is now a bedroom. It originally was a garage. We’re going to turn it into a kitchen. It is a very confused room.
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    Some current photos before renovation the...

    Some current photos before renovation

    the Victorian staircase. It comes out, and staircase is reversed

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    Replacing the floor on the left with a nice oak floor matching the one on...
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    I just like to say that “just” doing 10 things is...

    I just like to say that “just” doing 10 things is actually doing a crap ton of things!
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    Hermann house renovation

    Here is where I will post updates on renovating our 1941 cottage in Herman, Missouri.Let’s hope our contractor really does come through in the next few weeks to start the job.

    Normally I would not...
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    I think that’s beautiful, but I wonder how...

    I think that’s beautiful, but I wonder how effective the paint is. How long does it take to paint, how many coats, and does it bleed thru after time goes by.

    I think log homes are cute and cozy...
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    Don’t know if this is common in nursing homes,...

    Don’t know if this is common in nursing homes, The standard recommended treatment or is something that this doctor did or?
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    It’s a great thread. I need to try some of these...

    It’s a great thread. I need to try some of these because I’m in a rut with commercial coleslaw dressing and we eat a lot of cabbage.
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    My friend’s 90+ year old father, in a nursing...

    My friend’s 90+ year old father, in a nursing home for several years, recently had Covid and recovered. Then they Gave him a vaccine. He died on .pSunday. She is blaming the vaccine.
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    How hard is it to get people in to do work? Here...

    How hard is it to get people in to do work? Here is just bloody impossible.
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    I like them both and having a balcony on their...

    I like them both and having a balcony on their bedroom is really nice. The colors in the second one are strong but I like them.
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    Agreed .Steve, I normally like gray a lot. It’s a...

    Agreed .Steve, I normally like gray a lot. It’s a pleasant neutral and if it wasn’t so damn popular everywhere I would’ve done my condo in the color gray which wears well on my eyes. Instead I’m (...
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    I am jumping for joy! Our architect-neighbor...

    I am jumping for joy!


    Our architect-neighbor just knocked on my door to tell me our contractor will start work on our Hermann house in about four weeks. Yay yay yay!it’s also sweet that I have...
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    Can you believe the unimaginative materials out...

    Can you believe the unimaginative materials out there? Everyone is doing gray plank type flooring. Everyone is doing white shaker cabinets. I’m so sick of it. And under normal circumstances I really...
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    I have the luxury of being able to choose...

    I have the luxury of being able to choose expensive materials. I think expensive materials in neutral colors age better than cheap trends of the moment. But in the end, I gave flippers no respect at...
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    yes, I can see that, which is why I’m stepping to...

    yes, I can see that, which is why I’m stepping to the back of my line (not the back of the line for the population in general) because there are people like you who have a need for the vaccine asap....
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    yes, I hear Jane in my head with responses to...

    yes, I hear Jane in my head with responses to pessimistic outlooks. George Parker, this doesn’t mean that I’m especially optimistic about the state of the world myself because I’m not. But regardless...
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    Here’s the thing about an optimistic outlook: our...

    Here’s the thing about an optimistic outlook: our time is over, the time of us oldsters. I think we are handing the youngsters a world that is not so great. But they will take it and run because they...
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    The newspaper from Hermann, a small town of 2500,...

    The newspaper from Hermann, a small town of 2500, has a column every week listing the known exposures to coronavirus.December 7 at the village market grocery store. December 14 at Hermanoff winery....
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    I am only following headline news and post such...

    I am only following headline news and post such as yours, so I am in no hurry to get it also. We are staying far away from crowds and have very limited exposure to other humans.
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    Rosa, Thank you for this recommendation. I don’t...

    Rosa, Thank you for this recommendation. I don’t know if I’ll read it or not, but it took me down an interesting rabbit hole of books that have won the Whitbread prize.There are very few Whitbread...
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    Do you still add oil to food? One thing I read...

    Do you still add oil to food? One thing I read said yes.

    I see an air fryer as being good in preventing aerosol oils and particulates floating around the kitchen and sticking, making for greasy...
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