Storypost | 2010.03.21

Moen valve control bodyspray shower head

The master bathroom fixtures: Moen mixer and three way diverter valve, Moen shower head, Kohler body sprays. The valves are pull-on push-off so you don't have to fiddle with the temperature. I went with flush mount body sprays.

Materials for plumbing teflon tape wrench copper torch

Pops taught me how to sweat pipe this weekend. Left to right: flux, solder, pipe abrasives, sparker, tape, propane.

Sweating copper pipe

Plumbing shower

The piping is installed, supported, and pressure tested.

Succulent plant sticks fire cactus

The potted items on the deck now have drippers controlled by a single valve.

Weimaraner running grass

I still need to buy a lawnmower, but the grass and vines are growing plenty.

Sweet coincidence of Port au Prince!


You put your potted plants on drip???? Are you really that lazy? How hard is it to carry a glass of water out to the deck and water them once a week? It's a rather therapeutic experience


You should see the mechanism I've developed that allows me to watch tv without actually having to move to the media room!

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Garage doors

Fed up with the garage door that opened into the dryer (pictured below), I bought a replacement that would open into the side room. I went with a steel exterior type.

One year

So the little one had is first birthday this weekend. Cuteness abounded, and was equilibrated that night when his pops and friends went to see Zombieland. Great movie, I'd recommend it to anyone. It's funny, gruesome, and doesn't try to shoehorn too ...

Master bath

The master bathroom is progressing steadily.

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