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Safety & Fun, & SAFETY!!!!

I've mentioned in recent blogs that the one side of Harry the Flip's roof is about five (5) stories up. Below us is a concrete landing, the roof of the garage, or mostly a steep hill and 20 steps to the street. I confess, this is terrifying. I've zip-lined a few times and have learned... Continue Reading →

DIY Nail Holder

There are many helpful belts, holders, etc., that can be purchased to make construction work easier. However there are two problems: They are quite expensive They are built for men. (If your a girly girly girl, that helpful belt built for a manly-man might just fall right off!) While we were working on the roof,... Continue Reading →

Just when you think . . .

I am simply addicted to the weather app on my phone; especially this summer as we have tried to finish Harry the Flip's roof. We have had delay after delay due to rain. However, we finally started the scary (5 story high) side of the house this week and have made AMAZING progress as the... Continue Reading →

Get Back Up There!

Flipping houses should come with warning notices: WARNING: Flipping can be dangerous to your health!!!! WARNING:  You might be accused of entering your second childhood WARNING: If you flip a house one day you might realize your a total BAD ASS! We are preparing for putting the new roof on the high and dangerous side... Continue Reading →

Girly Girls Flipping Houses

  This page is for WOmen only!!!! Hey Girls, this page is for you!  Building, remodeling, hammering, heavy lifting! Yup, that's us we are badass flippers!!!!! On this page we will discuss the difference between testosterone and estrogen. He Said, She said Shit Oh, & looking cute on the job site! I mean really, we... Continue Reading →

Intro to Pittsburgh Flip

We decided to flip this house in order to be close to our daughter and her family and then mid-project they moved 2400 miles away to Phoenix! Oh my! We ended up living with our dog on the job site, while trying to keep up on our own place three hours away. In addition, there... Continue Reading →

Frugal Flip named Harry

Harry Bellefonte! Harry is our current flip. Yes, we name them! When I decided to do this blog, we had already begun this project. This house is a disaster! What do you expect when pay “next to nothing!?”  What you expect is a lot of Sweat equity! Harry is a good investment! The basic structure... Continue Reading →

My New Nickname!??!?!

Les is the builder/contractor, know-what-he's-doing-kinda-guy.  I know enough to be dangerous and certainly know woodworking and can use about any tool but a jack-hammer. Why not a jack-hammer, you ask, simply because it's a freakin' jack hammer! I'm more the designer, painter, clean it up, carry it, hold the board, gopher kinda gal. So picture... Continue Reading →

Ditch the Muscles!


This story is by request. Keep in mind, I’ll be 58 this month (Presents accepted). We are flipping a house. It is built on a very steep hill and my legs are gaining muscles going up and down, up and down, up and down S.T.E.P.S. Lots of them. To get to the basement level, there are 19 steps up. We are currently working on the roof. Need I say more?

Erosion doesn’t only happen at the beach, or rivers when in flood stage.  Hills also have a mind of their own. There happens to be huge chunk of concrete that slipped crooked along the steps going up from street level. We keep looking at it, knowing that it has to be dug out before we determine how to straighten. Yesterday Hubby was working on a solo section of the roof and I assigned myself to trimming and cleaning up the…

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Roofing #3 —The visitors

It took a lot for me to get on the ladder, let alone step out on that roof. That fear lasted a day or so, then the confidence set in, UNTIL . . . Meet Fred & Andy. They are Black Vultures sporting a six foot wing span, and they eat dead things.These guys sat... Continue Reading →

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