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  • Wounded on the Weekend
    on Aug 25, 2016 in Injury Little Giant Outdoor
    My Saturday plans included yard work, not a trip to urgent care. Of course, I can't remember a time when my weekend intentions ever included emergency medical treatment.  Huh.Some background ...I know I mentioned this previously, but to reinforc...
  • Kitchen Remodel: The Missing Flooring Tile Challenge
    on Aug 8, 2016 in Kitchen
    We have a big hurdle in the grand plan for our kitchen renovation. We're stumped, right at the earliest stage.You may recall that we want to remove the base section of cabinetry from the center of our "U" shaped kitchen and install an exterior door t...
  • On Blogging: Blog Redesign 2016
    on Aug 1, 2016 in On Blogging
    It's been over two years since I did a visual refresh of the blog. Rather subject the site to yet another change of clothes, I think I'm going to rip out the whole closet and rebuild it from the studs.I still like the current look but, Google's "Blog...
  • Attempting a Storm-Downed Cactus Rescue
    on Jul 24, 2016 in Outdoor
    We get a ton of sunny days here in Arizona, but July brings the Monsoon season. It's still pretty good weather (aside from an average temperature of 104°F with spikes above 110°) but there's still the occasional rain and or dust storm action.We got...
  • Kitchen Remodel - Soffit Investigation: Good News / Bad News
    on Jul 18, 2016 in Kitchen Remodel
    Kitchen soffits are those boxy bump-outs above the high cabinets. We don't really love them or hate, but they do need to removed as part of our remodel. We're going to loose a good chunk of cabinet space as we shift from a U shape kitchen to a galley...
  • Kitchen Remodel - Early Planning and Research
    on Jul 12, 2016 in Kitchen Remodel
    I shared recently that we were targeting our kitchen remodel next. When I say "recently" I mean I mentioned it here on the blog about 3 and a half years ago. Practically yesterday right?We decided that if we waited until we can actually afford it and...
  • How to Customize a Hockey Stick and Make it Extra Special
    on Jun 9, 2016 in Bernzomatic
    With the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing, my soccer playing daughter decided she really wanted in on the fun with her own hockey stick. Although my beloved Red Wings and adopted Coyotes are not of the tournament, I still have the hockey itch t...
  • How to Easily Restore Headlights to Beautiful, New Clarity
    on Jun 8, 2016 in Auto Miata
    I've never tried restoring crusty, yellowed headlights before, although I've seen the restoration kits available for years.For whatever reason, I thought of the whole headlight restoration concept was an "As Seen on TV!!!"  late night infomercia...
  • How to Make Easy Electrical Repairs with a Torch
    on May 30, 2016 in Bernzomatic Electrical Pool
    Last fall, while doing routine maintenance, I managed to damage some of the wiring for our pool equipment. It was a small control / sensor cable to the saltwater chlorination cell. I slapped a band-aid fix on it to get it working, and, of course, pro...
  • DIY Lap Desk with Burned Wood Finish
    on May 1, 2016 in Bernzomatic Woodworking
    As the kids get older and move up through school, access to the family computer for your desert-dwelling, DIY-blogging dad has been getting scarce.Finally, since the beginning of the year, I've been putting all my content together on my handy Surface...
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