Renovation Saga Week Three: The Crazies of Craigslist

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This week’s installment of the great renovation saga of 2012 (and 13, and 14…) focuses on the Magic 8-Ball that is Craigslist. First, I’d like to point out that Craigslist is a dot org. This should have been a red flag to me, but if I had an inkling, I ignored it. Dot orgs are the wackiest of all websites. Don’t believe me? Here are some examples:, which is headlined, Obiwan’s UFO-Free Paranormal Page, which at first doesn’t seem odd, […]

House Renovation Sagas Plus Macadamia-Tempura Shisito Peppers

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Some cliches are cliché for a reason, and peeling back an onion is no exception. The metaphor applies to remodeling a house so aptly, my eyes are watering just thinking about it. If you’ve been following the renovation saga, you already know that this tree exists in the living room:

Well, not for long. As it happens, last week was punctuated by the discovery of dry rot all throughout the improperly-dried trunk, which, if left untreated, could lead to our roof […]

From Short Skirts to Sledgehammers

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In the true nature of a faithful servant, I am officially beginning the documentation process of SaltySeattle’s renovation 2.0. I say 2.0 because we remodeled our current home several years ago, while we were living in it, while we were both working full-time jobs, and while we were planning our overseas 80-person wedding. I look back on that time and wonder how exactly I’ve gotten so soft. We spend every day working on 2.0 and at the end of each, […]

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