Home Depot Gift Certificate

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My mom gifted me with a $300 Home Depot gift certificate for my birthday and this is what is turned into: I bought a ceiling fan for the guest bedroom, 6 bags of potting soil, 30 pots, 3 bags of grass seed, a spreader, gardening tool, gloves, 4 large citronella candles and some bug spray! The two plants

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Ceiling Fans

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Last week when I was in Puerto Rico, Stefan and I bought all of the ceiling fans so that Florida Brian could install them. We spent close to $2000 on 8 fans (Have I mentioned how expensive building a house is lately?!), but having good fans in such a hot climate is essential. Well, just so has it,

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Help Build Casa Descanso Verano!

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Stefan, Brian and Brian have been busting their butts working on the house this last week (Stefan has been too tired to update the blog each night, but he said he would post all the new pictures tonight). They are currently working on drywalling the upstairs guest bedroom, guest bathroom and kitchen, installing shower/tub/sink and tiling the guest

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La Palabra del Dia

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The Spanish word of the day is: Cascasda, which means "waterfall". Cascada is "waterfall" in Spanish. It's actually a small waterfall, a large waterfall is a "catarata". Example of how to use "cascada": En mi cumpleaño, Stefan, Josh y yo fui a la catarata - On my birthday, Stefan, Josh and I went to the waterfall.

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The Week of the Brians

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This week Brian and Brian are flying in to help apply their expertise to the house. Brian (from Florida) has already been down once and kicked ass wiring the house and hooking up all of the electrical to help it pass inspection and get it ready to go. He is flying in today to finish up the electrical

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Complete Idiots Guide

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We went on an all day adventure to Mayaguez two days ago looking for the plumbing we needed for our new showers. We have 3 bathrooms to buy for and the master bath has a double headed shower. We checked out Home Depot and Sears but couldn't find anything we liked. The options down here are very limited,

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Electric Company

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After making 2 runs to aguadilla (I forgot the bank check the first time)we paid for our new poles and got our paperwork from the elec companies payment center. Now I have to take our paperwork to the other office on Friday to get the ball rolling. Once we get the poles and lines(anywhere from 2 weeks to

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Dry Wall Estimate

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At this point in the construction phase, we need to get our walls upstairs closed up. We looked into doing stucco walls just because everyone around here uses stucco on their block constructed houses, but we really didn't want to have all cement style walls. We both grew up with with drywall and we really think it would

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To Do Today

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Today we have a few things on the agenda. 1. See custom woodworker about doors to back porch and interior doors (we need the back porch door so we can stucko the back wall and paint it white 2. Go to Sears and Home Depot to pick out our Shower fixtures (for the plummer) 3. Meet Mark to

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