Category Archives: Home Improvement Projects

Old versus New

It’s an odd thing—This consumer economy. We live in a time when we throw things away rather than repair them. Given the obvious benefit to companies, most don’t even bother providing manuals anymore. It’s better for their bottom line. Some … Continue reading

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You Suck—And that’s good

We have an in-house vacuum that was here when we bought our home. We’d already replaced the hose and vacuum head twice in the last 15 years. Then over Christmas, we noticed that the head was cutting in and out … Continue reading

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Power up

Like many folks, we received a few electronic gadgets for Christmas. Gadgets that charge using a USB port. Sadly, our Mac only has 4 standard USB ports and 3 are permanently taken. So what is a person to do? We … Continue reading

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That time of the year

It’s that time of year for Christmas carols on the radio. Which means,  I have added to the playlist on my iPad. So far, I’ve added: Peppermint Winter Which led to this one: But I haven’t forgotten the classics:   … Continue reading

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Made you look

Yes, we shopped on Black Friday. After a little hemming and hawing, I convinced the hubbinator to purchase a new tool chest on wheels. I had this one in mind: Something relatively compact that I could put the miter saw … Continue reading

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Hanging Around

And so it came to pass that I realized I had thrown away the rails to the closet doors. Which meant a Home Depot run was in my future. Normally this is a good thing, but with most runs to … Continue reading

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The Continuing Effort

That should probably read the ongoing effort. I’m sure if I bothered to put things away in the first place, I wouldn’t spend months cleaning, straightening and organizing. Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again. When the temperatures drop. … Continue reading

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