To Remove 'Do Not Remove' Stickers Thanks to Tim Allen (on Twitter) for featuring this poster from iFixit. iFixit is a site that wants to help people repair things. They are building a free repair manual for every device - a monumental undertaking, but they are making great progress. They rate how easy it is … Continue reading We Have the Right
The new fridge finally arrived. Twice actually. The first time, the delivery truck couldn't negotiate the deep snow in our drive way and had to abort the mission. With little hope that the snow would melt before spring, The Car Guy abandoned his plan to mow the grass one more time this fall. He removed … Continue reading Indoor Cold Storage – Project Accomplished!
The Car Guy and I decided to replace our refrigerator. It is over 20 years old and well past its 'best before' date. This is a haiku Haiku's don't have to make sense Refrigerator - Author Unknown - The appliance store had so many fridges to choose from - at least, that is what we … Continue reading Fridge in the Middle
The Kitchen Reno was precipitated by two events. The first was the unfortunate choice of counter top surface that I made twenty years ago. The surface was a laminate with a very slight texture to it. In my defense, those little sample chips of laminate don't really prepare the buyer for what the product is … Continue reading Kitchen Reno – New Trend Stone Countertops
In this part of the world, most houses have basements. They are usually delivered to a new home buyer in a pristine, unfinished state. The basement is an empty canvas just waiting to be tenderly converted into a series of rooms that no architect would ever stoop to designing. Basements are generally developed by owners who have … Continue reading Basements – A Place for Home Reno Disasters
Sometimes when I am in the middle of a painting project, I don't want to clean my paint brush until I am done. Sometimes being done means tomorrow, or the next day. Or, sometimes it is a month later if the Never Ending Reno is in progress... I've tried wrapping my paint brush in clingy wrap, but the … Continue reading How to Save Paint Brushes from Drying out Mid-Project
I have two coats of paint to apply to the walls today in order to see some progress on a renovation that was started in January. This renovation is a continuation of last years project, which took two and a half months. And this was a continuation of a project the year before, which took … Continue reading Fly Proof Your House
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone. - Anthony Burgess - In the Inventive Uses for a 2X4 category, the most recent one I am test driving is the enticing promise that it will reduce (if not stop) a person from snoring! In our household, late at night, now and … Continue reading How to Fix Your Bed so that it is a Snore Stopper