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Category Archives: Our Place

Shed Workbench

I needed a little workbench in the shed so I would have an area for working on projects. I had an old bookshelf standing in and it just wasn’t cutting it. So, I cleared everything out of the way and came up with a plan. After a quick trip to pick up some lumber, Chita more »

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Tuff Shed

After all of our hard work, it was time for the Tuff Shed crew to come in and finish the project. The crew showed up right on time and got right to work. (They said they were impressed with all of our preparation.) They had the frame put together and the flooring on in only more »

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Storage Shed Preparation

We decided a while back that we wanted to put a storage shed in the backyard. We did some research and decided to buy a Tuff Shed from Home Depot. It was out best option after some special incentives and upgrades they were offering at the time. First, we had decided where in the yard more »

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John A. Marshall Co.

Cole was in the market for some new office furniture so we went to John A. Marshall Company in Lenexa. I used them previously we I bought my Herman Miller Aeron. Cole ended up ordering the same chair as me and a Baker desk that is height adjustable. These were the colors he picked…

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yard work, day 2

While Mom and Dad were here, we continued with the yard work. We started by adding some plants in the front yard. We did two Spirea in the front and three Boxwoods on the side. The Spirea were my choice because they flower in the summer and the Boxwoods were Chris’ choice because he can more »

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yard work, day 1

While Mom & Dad were here they helped us with some projects in the yard. We had already talked about ideas of what to plant, but weren’t exactly sure what to get. So, we headed out to a few local plant nurseries to look at the options. Dad borrowed Chris’ extra pair of sunglasses. Don’t more »

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yard project: large retaining wall

After we did our small wall in the backyard, we knew we were ready to start on the bigger wall that would run down the side of our house. We took some measurements, figured out how many blocks we needed, placed the order, and picked them up. Our side-yard was so slanted that it was more »

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dyson digital slim

Just over a year ago we needed a new vacuum cleaner and we got a Dyson DC25 Animal because of the great reviews and the wonderful warranty. That made our 4th vacuum in only 2 years (we’ll call it bad luck). We were also tired of buying bags and $50 filters and having them break more »

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