Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Lawn

We have 5 (or so) levels of stuff to get or do for the lawn. Weeds (rabbit-friendly weed killer and ‘edging’), Grass (seeds), Trash (Pincher Grabber Thingy or gloves), Twigs, and maybe raking (grass and leaves). Neither of us wants to do it. We both like mowing, but that’s about it. S likes to rake, […]


Changing my own oil was not too difficult in the end. The most difficult part was finding my oil filter believe it or not. It’s hidden behind a mud guard that is supposed to be screwed in by about 12 bolts. But over the years there seems to be only about half of them left. […]


Walking around pumping fragrant Eco-friendly sprays sure can smell a house up quick! Next time I’ll have to wait until I’m ready to leave before I start. It seems to be working on those earwigs though.

No Ladder

When I installed my garage door opener I hooked it up to the wall and then lifted it on top of my SUV. Then I climbed in and up through the sunroof to finish the connections — no ladder required! The chain is a little laggy now a couple months later. I’m a little worried […]


So installing the garbage disposal was easy, with some planning. I had to cut one or two pipes (PVC) with a little $5 hacksaw I got at Menard’s. It hasn’t leaked yet! The first night I installed the electrics and read all the instructions thoroughly. The next night I removed the old drain (this required […]