Category: Durable Goods

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Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel; Day 4.1 NaBloPoMo

The cell phone providers, cable and internet providers could learn a lesson or two from the Delta Hotel organization; in contrast to the telecoms, Delta Hotels work very diligently at keeping customers rather than just trying to attract new customers. And I like that. Although when I travel it is typically for work and thus […]

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Front Porch; the Final Steps

I am pretty well exhausted after finishing off the front steps to the house so this will be an abbreviated post.     Here are the stairs, in place. If you look carefully at them you will see that there is a third stringer in the middle of the stairs. This was a little improvement […]

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Front Porch Step Four

Today was a very productive day on the front porch steps replacement project. And even though the scope of the project has expanded we are still (almost) on budget and on schedule. Once the existing steps were removed it was obvious that the opportunity had presented itself to clean-up and clear-out the area under the stairs. I […]

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Front Porch Step Three

Today was my favourite kind of construction day; a day to wildly swing a sledge hammer and wield a mean pry-bar. Today was the de-construction day of the construction project. However, let me step back a bit to the time before the de-construction began. When I originally went to Sunbury Cedar I bought two 7′ […]

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Front Porch Step Two

Step Two of the front-porch steps rebuild process involved traveling out to Sunbury Cedar on River Road in Delta, BC to get the lumber. There is an interesting observation I have made in this front-porch steps rebuild project so far. Let me back up a minute to explain my observation. I recently bought a little […]

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Front Porch; Step One

The first and most important step in any home renovation job is to go a Big Box Retailer and buy as many massive power tools as you can reasonably rationalize. That was exactly what I did this morning. I went to the local Home Depot and bought myself a cordless drill like device. Next up […]

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Front Porch Stairs Replacement

I am psychologically and emotionally preparing myself for the job of replacing the stairs that lead to the front-door of our home. Although I have never done a job like this before, I’m thinking, how difficult could this be? Really how hard could it be to build a set of stairs? I was a master at Lego […]