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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That’s what she said…

April 25th, 2009 No Comments

Click to make the big nail even bigger. My, what a big nail you have there mister. I’ve been meaning to put up a pic of one of these for awhile. These are eight inch nails that were used all over the place in the oldest part of the house. Most of them I’ve had […]

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Nothing says marble like….marble

April 17th, 2009 2 Comments

New Hotness! Click for larger image. Old and Busted! Click for larger image. Lots of good things have been happening at the house, I’ve just fallen back into being horrible about updating the blog. Above, you’ll see the main bathroom, both it’s current state and what it was like when we bought the house. On […]

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Not the kind of story we might see in today’s news

March 2nd, 2009 1 Comment

June 8, 1951 – Washington, R.I. — Miss Ardis Barbour, clerk of the Washington fire and lighting district, objected strongly when the district raised her salary from $75 to $125 a year. “That’s altogether too much,” said Miss Barbour. “Remember, I took this job for no pay at all as a public spirited citizen.” Seems […]

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It seemed like such a good idea at the time…

February 27th, 2009 3 Comments

We are gathered here today to pay respect to my living room, particularly its fireplace. Oh, how we remember you, and your rockiness, your devotion to being rocklike, and your general rocky domination of the central room of the house. If there were but one word I could use to describe you, t’would be: rock. […]

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Massive Photo Dump! Day 3 – Someone’s going to have to clean all these windows

February 20th, 2009 2 Comments

That they look so nice finished is all the handy work of the ladytheorist. She’s mastered the art of trimming and finishing these things out They’ve been visible in some of the other pictures I’ve posted, but I wanted to point out the new windows going into the house. Originally, we had questioned whether or […]

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Massive Photo Dump! Day Two – This heating system is fully operational

February 18th, 2009 2 Comments

I never would have believed that one day, I would quite literally be jumping up and down with joy over a new furnace system. So this is what adulthood feels like. The old furnace in our house was…inadequate. I suppose that’s a polite word to use for it. We have a friend who is a […]

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Massive Photo Dump! Day One – New Front Doors

February 18th, 2009 5 Comments

Okay, so it’s been a long time since I updated. My apologies to everyone who has been asking for new pictures of the house. I have a ton of photos, just haven’t had the energy or desire to sit and format them all for the blog in the evenings. My goal this week is to […]

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One small step for humanity, one big freaking door for us

December 13th, 2008 2 Comments

I’ll update this later on with some descriptions, but for now, enjoy some photos! Update: Okay, so I promised an update. Below are some pics of what has been going on over the last week. I was getting them thrown up quickly as we had a friend’s Christmas party to go to and I wanted […]

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A well deserved nod of appreciation

December 9th, 2008 No Comments

The ladytheorist commissioned this work from Don as a graduation gift for me (and yes, that is actually her neck and shoulders). My friend Don has been helping out at the house tons. Framing new walls, adding in some joist supports in the cellar, planning out the plumbing, and more to come, I’m sure. I […]

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More surprises! And it’s not even Christmas yet.

December 8th, 2008 3 Comments

Click pic to embiggen. Rocks, my walls have rocks in them. Click pic to embiggen. Seriously, more rocks. Another week, and more surprises. The dismantling continues, though we are very nearly down as far as we need to go. Some re-building has begun. We’ve got the new master closet and bathroom framed in. My friend […]

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