The People

I cuss a lot. If you start trying to fix stuff around your house, you'll cuss a lot too. Fair warning!

My husband and I are from the Memphis, Tennessee area. Most of my background knowledge was learned in a humid subtropical climate - mold, mildew, and rot. Out here in Nevada, the brutal sun and wind are major factors, but at least things don't rot.

I've got 10+ years of various experience in remodeling. I've worked on everything from rental shacks to exquisitely restored Craftsman bungalows to generic suburban houses of all ages. I'm a jack of all trades, master of few. But you don't need to be an expert to do a lot of work on your house - you just need realistic expectations and a lot of common sense.

I have no idea whatsoever about code issues or building permits. Consult a local contractor. For that matter, it's not my fault if you electrocute yourself or chop off a finger after reading this blog. DIY at your own risk. Safest thing to do is settle back with some popcorn and laugh at my disasters. ;)

My husband makes the money that we pour into the house, and he has a deep and abiding love of his privacy. He exists, but I won't talk about him often.