Author Archives: donnahuebsch

About donnahuebsch

I'm a wife, a mom to an unschooling teenager, an animal lover, an artsy craftsy kind of person, & a DIYer. We're embarking on our BIGGEST do-it-yourself project yet - renovating an entire house!

The Man of the Place Has a New(ish) Toy

The Man of the Place picked up a new lawn care toy in May (hence new(ish)). He has done all of our yard work himself for years and our old ride-on tractor mower finally bit the dust. But since we … Continue reading

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The Pantry Shelves are Done

It’s only been over 5 months since I last posted.  You might think a lot’s been going on, and you’d be right, only very little of it has had to do with the renovation.  Other things have needed our attention … Continue reading

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Out Of Odor

This post is, as the Man of the Place would say, “out of odor”. Of course, he means “out of order”, but he is my own resident Norm Crosby, and he cheerfully and intentionally mangles certain words and phrases in … Continue reading

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How To Recover From a Stress Test

1. Stretch out in your easy chair. 2. Cover up with your favorite quilt. 3. Let 2 of your animals snuggle on top of you. 4. Nap until well-rested.

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Score: Sheet of MDF – 1 : Jim’s Big Toe – 0

OUCH. Even though it wasn’t a full 4×8 sheet, that MDF is heavy stuff! Although the Man of the Place fractured his big toe, the bones weren’t out of place, so the doc just buddy-taped it to his second toe. … Continue reading

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The Corner Cabinet

If you tried to guess the mystery items in my last post, and you guessed “vertical supports for pantry shelves”, you would have been right! Check out the pictures below to see how they look in a finished unit. My … Continue reading

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Can You Guess What This Is?

Before I post my next entry about Jim’s latest renovation work, I thought I’d see what kind of DIY guessers are out there.  Can you guess what the big things in the middle of this picture are?  (Or maybe I … Continue reading

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