Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Since today is my birthday I'm taking the day off from posting house projects but I did want to mention that I added a covet (aka wish list) button to the sidebar. These aren't items I want anyone to buy for me but rather things I'm loving and that I plan on eventually purchasing myself for my home. There are so many things that I love that I thought adding them to a post all the time may become overwhelming so this way they are nicely contained in a list with minimal effort on my part (just click the Add to Wish List button from Amazon!).


  1. I noticed on your post on This YOung House that you are interested in a rain barrel. I just received an email notice from Clinton River Watershed about rain barrels and thought you might be interested. See below

    Good Afternoon,
    A gentleman from the west side of the state, who sells rain barrels is bringing a truckload (50-60) barrels this Saturday to Oakland County . “The plan is to come to Detroit/Oakland County on Saturday the 21st. I would arrive in the afternoon, probably between 2 and 3.

    I am giving him directions to the commuter lot off of I75 at the Sashabaw Rd. exit.

    If you are interested you can contact George Nowsch at geobuildit@yahoo. com.

    http://annarbor. craigslist. org/grd/10726740 23.html

    Have you been looking for a high quality, reasonably priced rain barrel? Well, you found it! Fifty five gal food grade barrels are recycled into the perfect way to collect water for your flowers or your garden. Only high quality components are used to insure many years of H2O conservation, and everything is attached so you don't have to do any of the work.
    I will be coming to Ann Arbor on Saturday the 21st and will deliver the rain barrels to A2 for free. Send me an email if you would like some rain barrels. You don't pay anything until you pick them up. Just fifty four dollars for the blue ones and painted ones are only fifty nine dollars. Dark green, cocoa brown and midnight are ready to go. I have a limited number of Terra Cotta painted barrels for $62.Do something good for our planet.
    Michele Arquette-Palermo
    Watershed Education and Stewardship Director
    Clinton River Watershed Council
    101 Main St.
    Rochester, MI 48307
    phone: 248.601.0606
    fax: 248.601.1280
    email: michele@crwc. org
    I use to live in Macomb County before moving to the Thumb. I really miss the eco friendly opportunities that we had in that area.

  2. Rain Barrel update:
    George will be at the commuter lot at Noon on Saturday March 21, 2009. (see directions below)

    Please email him (geobuildit@yahoo. com) to let him know whether you are interested in the barrels. He needs to make sure he brings enough.

    You can find lots of pictures on George’s Blog here.

    http://rainbrl. blogspot. com/

    Facility Name: Clarkston - Northeast
    County: Oakland
    Primary Route: I-75
    Local Route: Sashabaw Road
    Exit Number: 89
    Quad: NE

    From northbound I-75 take exit 89 north of Auburn Hills. Lot is located directly across Sashabaw Road at end of off-ramp. From southbound I-75 take exit 89 south of Clarkston. Turn left/north onto Sashabaw Road . Lot is first left/west beyond overpass inside interchange directly across from northbound I-75 off-ramp.


  3. Thanks for the update! Unfortunately I can't make it at noon on Saturday so I'll have to see if he will be able to deliver some other day/time. I'm even talking J into getting one!


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