Author Archives: Jason V. Advani
On Saturday Corinne and I took a trip to Cincinnati to visit the folks and the two Bargains and Buyouts Outlet stores located in Colerain and Hamilton–the same place where we bought our crib (about a year ago), a rocking chair, our living room rug… lots of things, really. Our goal was to find a […]
The bathroom is progressing slowly. I underestimated the amount of time that it would take to lay the 2″ hex tile on the floor. I’ve had to pop off and replace quite a few tiles that were either too high or too low and others that were too close or too far from neighboring tiles. Combine […]
It seems that the media is now using the term “polar vortex” to describe any weather that might have been historically termed “winter.” Whatever it’s called, it has been cold. A couple of weeks ago, the temperature was -8 degrees Fahrenheit with a windchill of about -25! Last night, the temperature was -1 degrees Fahrenheit! […]
We’re having a boy!
One of the luxuries that we’ll have in our new master bath is a heated tile floor. We’re almost ready to begin tiling, but we need to put down the Laticrete Floor Heat mat and encapsolate it in self leveling compound or underlayment (SLC or SLU). Step one is easy. We need to begin with […]
Recently we have had some trouble with our main drain clogging up. We’ve been finding water backed up from the floor drain on the floor in the basement. Last week I called #1 Plumbing Repair, LLC–I found them on Craigslist. The owner of the company, Michael, came out and got the roots cleaned out. He […]
We’ve made a few living room changes that I wanted to share. We have a new fan & light fixture, rug, and a wreath for the holidays. One of these days we’ll get around to refinishing the woodwork–although its original, we don’t care for the pickled look and we would like it stained–and repainting the […]
I finally had a full weekend to work on the bathroom. We did spend Saturday night with friends celebrating the completion of a community project, but I spent more time this weekend than I had in a while. On Saturday, I built the cabinet carcass for the cabinet over the toilet. It’s constructed of 3/4″ […]
I spent the whole day resizing the window frame in the new master bath. I wanted it about 12″ higher because the toilet would be almost right in front of it. It will have privacy glass, but it just seemed odd. It will match the size of the window in the other bath now.
I’ve been wanting a new generator for a few years now although I have no real need other than for comfort and convenience. I have a small 7KW portable generator that I bought about 7 years when I had a 120 gallon salt water aquarium. It ran the aquarium for a couple multi-day power outages […]