Back in Action!

I'm back, after a two-week absence! It was two weeks spent doing the always fun job of home remodeling (sarcasm).

My wife and I are slowly remodeling our home. Since we figure we can't afford to move any time soon, we're fixing up the house we have to make it nicer to live in. But since we also can't afford to hire real contractors, I get stuck doing all the work. Last year I redid the hallway bathroom. This time, it was the master bathroom. I thought I would be able to keep blogging as I did the remodeling, but after the first day of back-breaking work I realized that wasn't going to happen and decided to focus on getting the remodeling done as soon as possible. Luckily I had my dad to help me. He traveled out from the east coast to give me a hand.

Fun discoveries made during the remodeling process included finding that the sub-flooring was completely rotten and needed to be replaced, and that the old cast-iron pipes were so clogged that they also needed to be entirely replaced.

The job isn't done yet, but I made a lot of progress in the past two weeks. Some pics are below. In the meantime, I should now be able to pay some attention to hoaxes.


Posted on Thu May 07, 2009


This is all practice for your work on constructing the Museum of Hoaxes Building, right?
Posted by Accipiter  on  Thu May 07, 2009  at  04:22 PM
Good to see you back in action, Alex. I was starting to worry about you. I came really close to posting your "dying words" on Wikipedia.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri May 08, 2009  at  02:03 AM
No work gloves, no work boots, no hard hat, no safety glasses, no fall restraint system.
CMG I would remain on stand-by....
Posted by Canadarm  on  Sun May 10, 2009  at  08:57 AM
Obviously photoshopped (which is of course the best way to do home repairs).
Posted by outeast  on  Mon May 11, 2009  at  03:36 AM
Glad you're back Alex. I was missing the blog!

What do you mean you can't afford to buy a bigger house? I thought you were a best selling author!!

Quick everybody, to Amazon!
Posted by Gareth  on  Tue May 12, 2009  at  05:30 AM
So, is this a preview of Museum of Remodeling? Also, you know that if you keep posting proud pics of your remodeling projects, theyre never gonna stop, right?
Posted by Aaron  on  Tue May 12, 2009  at  07:43 AM
Admit it, it's a hoax! You were just slacking (not that I blame you) and threw this implausible story in to cover up. I mean, remodelling! Ha! My missus has been at me for about 15 years, and no result. I expect no less from you.
Posted by master baiter  on  Mon May 18, 2009  at  12:26 AM
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