How To: Efficiently Cut 4x8ft Foam Boards & Insulate a Band Joist

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How to save money and seal out the elements by insulating your band sills. Plus: Use this diagram to get 30-35 pieces per 4x8ft foam board for your 16″-on-center 2″x10″ floor joists.

Jackisms

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Jack is 5 years old. For at least a year or two, we’ve really enjoyed his versions of certain words. Here are some of them–in use between age 3 and present.

Fun With Stickers!

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My Daughter has an unfortunate $1/day Sticker Habit. It affects everyone around her, as evidenced by this photo. As with many addicts, she’s become manipulative; as she was applying stickers to my face, she told me “You almost look very beautiful.” This of course made me very self-conscious, willing to do almost anything she wanted to become Truly Beautiful. Before you condemn her, remember: It’s a disease. Not a choice.

I Saw My Son’s First Steps Today!

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I’m home from work sick today. Yes, I’m really sick. But I’m sitting here on my couch and I watched my son take his first steps!

He’s taken a step or two several times, but according to my wife, a stay-at-home mother, this is the first time he’s walked across a whole room. Just thought I’d post about it.

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