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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Basin Wrench

This made an ugly job, namely replacing the faucet in our master bath, a whole lot easier. Seriously, the last time I did this, it took me all afternoon. This time, thanks to my new friend, the basin wrench, it took about an hour, with a break in the middle to let me stretch out […]

Resolution Generator

Christmas is over and the New Year looms near! Traditionally, this time of year is when we review our lives and find fault with everything we didn’t accomplish in the preceding year, then make ridiculous promises to ourselves about how we’re going to do better in the coming year.  We call them “New Year’s Resolutions”, […]

Expanded Santa Tracker

I do this every year. I guess I’m just a kid at heart, because I feel the need to link to the Official NORAD Santa Tracker every year. I doubt most of the readers of either of my blogs either bother with this because they don’t have kids, or they already know about it because, […]

A little inspiration

I’m not one who’s all that huge on inspirational writing or self-help books. But, I have to admit, as I get older, I’ve learned to appreciate the more spiritual side of that particular market. I’ve read  by Viktor Frankl.  In fact, I was reading it when I was waiting to be diagnosed with cancer back […]

Another Year Older…

..And deeper in debt! So, it’s my birthday again. It seems like they just keep coming, like an on-rushing train in that proverbial tunnel where the light isn’t quite what we think it will be when it arrives. Honestly, it seems kind of impossible to me that I’m still chugging along, but, according to the […]

A Month of Photographic Ideas

It’s never too late to get inspired! I know that I’ve missed almost a full week of December, but, well, I don’t think it’s too late to share a month-long photo challenge. Daniela Bowker, over at Photocritic.org, shared a 30 Day Photo Challenge she found via Twitter a couple of days ago, and I thought […]


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