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Kitchen & Various DIY Projects Progress

Posted 03-02-2011 at 09:16 AM by jamiedolan


I just wanted to share a quick update on myself and some of my DIY projects.

February went by stunningly fast. My dog Akiva, broke his front leg early this month and had 3 weeks of quiet time where I carried him around. Though he really rapidly recovered and was walking normally within about 10 days. It will be 4 weeks on this Thursday since he broke his leg. I took him out for a walk yesterday, and he was running with no sign of distress, so I think it healed up well. We will take another x-ray in 1 month to make sure it healed well.

It was a funny month for weather here (Wisconsin), in the middle of the month, most everything other than the snow banks melted. I could see most of the backyard again. For a short time we thought we have a very short winter. Then we got a ton of snow again, now it looks like as much snow as ever.

Kitchen ó Coffee Bar area 2-28-2011

(the never ending project) We (mainly my dad) made a lot of progress on our kitchen remodel this month. I was pretty focused on my web site projects and didnít do a lot. We have a counter top installed, we got the tiles on the wall all installed last week and we have a working sink. Very nice to be moving forward, my dad is doing a wonderful job on it.

Since I chat about landscaping on here; I thought I would show off some of the plants I grow (even thought they are all currently living as indoor plants, many of these do quite well outside in the summer and a handful will even get planted in the landscape.):

We are getting to the point in winter where the plants that are not in ideal situations (in terms of light mainly) are starting to get really unhappy. Two of my bonsai trees are showing serious distress, one of them is in very good light and should not be having problems. The other is in lower light, but one right next to it of the same type is doing fine. Hopefully they are just taking a break and will leaf out again. I had a couple succulents that I over watered around Christmas. A couple hoya that were just a couple feet from the window really had trouble, they just needed more light than they got.

In spite of a few setbacks with a couple of my plants, I am quite proud of the majority of the plants I grow.

The plants under the lights in the basement are almost all universally doing great. Rarely a problem down there. Pretty much every other day watering. There are Pathos growing half way to the floor from tiny little 3 inch containers. The Hoya I bought on ebay back in October are growing very well also, you can see one of them growing up past the top of the light fixtures.

Lately, I've also been enjoying working on my personal blog (non-commercial, no-ads); Jamie Dolan as well as my new community Dog Forum called Paw Dogs.

That's a quick update from me.

Hope everyone is doing well.


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