Work in Progress   A blog about home improvement, mostly

The wrong tool for the job

Aug 18, 2014

When the right-now tool is wrong wrong wrong

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Enthusiasm curbed

Jul 31, 2014

I wrote a story for our Home and Garden section last week...

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Through rain and snow and frozen-solid soil

Mar 17, 2014

My Irish grandfather spent his career as a mail carrier walking a beat...

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Got lead (paint)? Probably

Jan 14, 2014

If your home was built prior to 1978, when lead paint was banned, odds...

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An update for ancient windows

Jan 13, 2014

After an exhaustive five minute search of the web, I now know that the...

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The weather inside

Dec 13, 2013

Woke up on the first truly artic-bitter morning post Thanksgiving to...

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Mulch ado about mulch part 2

Nov 6, 2013

The discussion board over at Lawnsite  includes some good tips for...

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Mulch ado about...well, mulch

Nov 5, 2013

When I moved into my house, both front and back yards were weedy...

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Smart remodeling

Sep 30, 2013

Neglected schools translate to neglected students, according to a new...

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Animal farming

Sep 30, 2013

Some animals are more equal than others. Meaner, too.

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The Monday Fail

Sep 23, 2013

The Monday Fail (or Score) is a beginning-of-the-week assessment of what...

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The de-evolution of a yard

Sep 18, 2013

I hate to mow. Hate hate hate it.  By extension, I’ve never been a...

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And the mystery tool is...

Sep 11, 2013

…a RIDGID Faucet and Sink Installer Tool.      I also would have...

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A Work in Progress: The set-up

Sep 11, 2013

Here’s the original Sept. 7 story that I wrote for our Home & Garden...

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Name the mystery tool

Sep 10, 2013

Welcome to the first installment of a game I like to play when I visit...

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Welcome to my blog, and my yard

Sep 6, 2013

Got a friend with a truck (aren’t they awesome?) who may help me...

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Blogger Bio

When she's not covering features for The Gazette, Stephanie Earls wastes far too much of her free time thinking about renovating her house, writing bestsellers and getting in shape. A West Virginia native, she lives in Colorado Springs with a one-eyed cat, Bickleton, a cross-eyed cat, Squeaky Jay, and a lab-pit mix, Stone. She plans to get motivated soon, maybe even this weekend.