Ugly Updates!

Helllllllllllllllllloooooo Ugly-ites!

We’re back in action!  It has been a crazy TWO month hiatus from our last update! OMGosh!

Since we’ve spoken:

We hit a new debt landmark: Four digits!  Unless “murphy” moves in, we should be out of debt except the mortgage by the end of 2016. Yeah, baby!

We had some plumbing issues in the old bathroom (now the guest/Airbnb bathroom) that prompted a small (on our scale) renovation.  More on that soon.

A deck!!!



And, Bertha made an appearance on the show, Dexter (sarcasm).  But, don’t worry, she’s still kickin’!


More about Bertha and the small reno update coming soon! 

Thanks for stopping by!

The Fence- Again!

Once upon a time, a crazy couple bought a house with a lovely 6′ chain-link fence (see left… and right, for that matter). Whoa.


One Summer, the king of the castle had too much free time on his hands (hah!) and took that ugly lovely fence down.

The King & Queen enjoyed a wider panorama and an excellent relationship with their lovely neighbor.  It also was an excellent passageway for the neighborhood cats to come and go as they’d like.

One December, a cold wind blew and that excellent neighbor decided to move.  Her lovely cottage sold to strangers.

The King & Queen wanted their privacy back, so they erected a fence of cedar boards and a gate from a no-sag gate kit from Lowe’s.



Since the King & Queen had no servants, they erected the fence themselves.  Crookedly.  And had to dig the post holes a second time (Thanks, Dad!).  Yep.




The story ends well, however, with the city inspector smiling at a job well done… the second time.

The King & Queen vowed never to build a fence again, but to hire someone who knows what they’re doing.

But they will certainly miss the cat litterbox highway (*cough*)

The End.