Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Would you believe...

I actually installed the thermostat that I just received from www.oneprojectcloser.com! It arrived today and I had it in and working in about an hour. The hardest part was figuring out the wiring, I can't stand looking at wiring diagrams.

Below: one of my little helpers helping me unpack

Below: before and after

And it works! I've only played with it a little bit and already I'm really happy with it. Thanks again One Project Closer!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Well, we got something accomplished this weekend.

We got the Christmas Tree up!

I had planned on replacing the cracked cast iron drain pipe coming down from the 2nd floor bathroom but that didn't happen. I did manage to take pictures of it though.

Below is the new PVC section that our plumber put in:

Below shows the cracked section that I tried a temporary epoxy patch on - didn't work.

I did also manage to get to Home Depot with all 3 kids in tow. I picked up a section of angle and through bolts that will be used to support the pipe as I cut the section out. Hope to get to it this week!

Friday, December 11, 2009


I won the Trane giveaway from www.oneprojectcloser.com! This is something we really needed at home and it couldn't have come at a better time - it's freezing outside.

Now the trick will be to get it installed this season or at least before its technology becomes outdated. Not that I think it will be difficult to install, it's just that I have a knack for getting things done in a timely fashion.