Devon on February 17th, 2009

Texas A&M University was established in 1871 — with the majority of buildings built in the 40-50s. The technology used to heat/cool the main campus buildings is over half a century old. Yes, I am talking about the TAMU Tunnels — commonly referred to as the “steam tunnels.” Of course with old things, comes controversy […]

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Devon on February 17th, 2009

Okay. I do not usually rant; but today, because I have been doing a lot of decorating lately (the house), I feel I need to. In the mornings of Tuesday and Thursday, Darrell usually drops me off on west campus on his way to work. I then walk (about 10-15 min) to main campus to […]

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Devon on February 16th, 2009

I decorated the guest bath and guest room; this weekend we finished it. I have always wanted a poster bed and I found one at World Market — which so happened to be on sale (just a bit more then what I wanted to spend, but worth it), so we got it. We then hunted down a mattress […]

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Devon on February 16th, 2009

Last weekend we finished up the master bathroom. We started by painting the walls; we wanted a caramel color and chocolate brown trim. The room ended up a pumpkin wall color and chocolate trim. We actually like it, so it stayed — it feels really warm. We hung some floating shelves and got all new accessories. We stayed with white towels […]

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Devon on February 4th, 2009

School has been good. In my design class we have been doing labs over things we learned in freshmen studio — needless to say, it is very easy. That will probably change now that I said that. In my professional practice class we are going to learn about legal landscape architecture issues, like contracts, city […]

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Devon on January 16th, 2009

When you move from a 600 square foot apartment into a 1500 square foot house, you may know that the house is kida’ empty. Which is depressing — but you lift your spirits by going furniture shopping! And who can resist furniture shopping when the furniture you want is on sale with only $1 shipping!?! […]

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Devon on January 12th, 2009

The office is on the way to being finished. The walls and trim are all painted. Most of the current furniture is in place. The other day we were hanging floating shelves from Ikea. We had three shelves and they were going 15 inches on center from the celling down the wall in a column […]

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Devon on January 12th, 2009

I really like fruit flavored beers, like the sour cherry beer “Kriek” from Belgium. My other favorite beer is Schöfferhofer’s Grapefruitwissen, a grape fruit beer — I need to find that one now.

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Devon on January 6th, 2009

The Kitchen is now finished. All the stainless-steel Frigidaire appliances have arrived and been installed. The walls were painted a light slate blue. To finish the kitchen we wanted more light and a tile backsplash. The room only had one overhead light and with the large cabinetry, it cast a heavy shadow on the countertop. […]

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Devon on January 2nd, 2009

The house has a working fireplace. Only problem is it is not an “appropriate” style (for us or the house) — just white painted brick/mantel. We wanted to update the fireplace look without harming the bone structure of the original design. The house was built late 1920s, so we wanted to keep with that style […]

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