Shoestring Theory

Currently documenting the house that is eating our lives, we will return to regularly scheduled programming in a couple of more months

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Entries from October 2008

New, wider photos of the land around our house

October 31st, 2008 1 Comment

Click pic to embiggen. This is the view looking north from the back of the house, ground level. I’ve been trying to get some better photos of the landscape around the house. I didn’t think the one I put up the other day did the view justice. Click pic to embiggen. This is the view […]

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eBay coupons, great idea, just wish the implementation was better

October 30th, 2008 1 Comment

Since this spring, I’ve received several coupons from eBay, ranging from $5 off shipping up to 10 percent off one purchase (up to $100 off). I think I’ve received a total of 6 coupons, give or take one. I’ve had problems getting two of them two work, both of them were 10 percent off ones. […]

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Things I discovered about my new office…

October 30th, 2008 No Comments

My new office was hiding a multitude of surprises, including two windows, a door and hardwood floors that had all been covered up. I understand the door, someone moved the front door to a different side of the house at some time. But covering up two additional windows? Really, why? The hardwoods are an unknown […]

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Who needs neighbors when you have bald eagles

October 28th, 2008 4 Comments

A few minutes after I got out to the place to work this evening, I watched a bald eagle fly over the river behind the house. Little things like that make the hard work seem that much easier to handle.

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We bought a house!

October 25th, 2008 12 Comments

The ladytheorist and I finally found a house we liked and that was in our price range. Yah! It’s a 108-year-old rather run-down farmhouse a couple of miles outside of Eudora. The house needs a bunch of work, but the property rocks. It sits on a couple of acres of land and looks north over […]

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