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September 10, 2011 / / basement entrance project

  Once all the plywood panels were put in, the next step was the roof. We lined it with felt paper and layered those shingles on. I will admit, my sometimes overwhelming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder was pleased with the measuring and careful overlapping of the shingles. We also cut out…

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September 3, 2011 / / overview

Oh yeah, I also built this rad bat house. Four months later, still no residents, despite the fact that they fly around like, all of the time. Seriously, its kind of awesome.   It might not be high enough, or maybe its facing the wrong direction. If nothing settles by…

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August 29, 2011 / / basement entrance project

So once we cleared that garbage out, we spent about a week filling in the concrete and letting it dry in two stages. Then we started with the framing. This was when we realized exactly the breadth of the new structure. We had to cut back some vinyl siding, which…

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August 26, 2011 / / basement entrance project

So now that we’ve established that we need to do something about this piece, the first thing to do was destroy it. We even got assistance from my extremely handy uncle for this one. Killian you’re so helpful. Then we needed to clear out some space to fill in a…

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August 23, 2011 / / basement entrance project

The time had come. For about a year I fought with a medieval style bar-and-plank lock for a door that didnt fit, and a second door (which also didn’t fit) that could only be opened by jumping, grabbing a rafter, and swinging back to kick open, all Batman like. While…

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