Posts Tagged ‘ Home Improvement ’

Revenge of the Water Heater

May 19, 2017
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The thing about a water heater is that it’s supposed to heat water–hence the name–and then hold aforementioned heated water until you let it out. If the water gets out before you want it to,…

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Worst Home Maintenance Fail Ever, Explosions Excluded

May 15, 2017
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When I opened my blog this morning, I found that all my visitor stats had disappeared. (They popped back into existence a few hours later, having apparently undergone some kind of existential crisis. I’ve been…

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Water Heater Mayhem

April 26, 2017
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A certain percentage of the population will insist that if they can do something, it’s easy for anyone to do. Example: I take a woodworking class in high school (because an industrial arts class was…

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Holy Hole, Batman

October 9, 2016
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The short version is, a sinkhole opened up in my back yard. More disturbing, it was only a few feet from the side of my house. Not to worry, though—it was just a small sinkhole.…

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Your pain lesson for the day

October 8, 2015
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I proved I was over my sinus infection yesterday by going out and doing four hours of yard work. Even better, I have a brand new hedge trimmer that’s tiny and lightweight, so I could…

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Are You A Handywoman? Take This Simple Test and See!

August 22, 2015
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As I was reading “Not Your Mother’s Book on Home Improvement,” a recent collection of light-hearted essays by (primarily) middle-aged female do-it-yourselfers, it became abundantly clear to me that, unlike the women who tell their…

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Seinfeld Meets Home Improvement: An Interview with Jason Alexander and Bruce Ferber

January 23, 2015
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You’ve got to love when two of Hollywood’s funniest men join forces on a special project. So I was thrilled to catch up with Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander and Home Improvement writer/producer Bruce Ferber for my podcast…

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Well played, Murphy’s Law

September 24, 2014
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When I started to close my garage door last night, the old springs broke and the door dragged me to the concrete in half a second, basically doing a sort of full-nelson body slam on…

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Calling All Undo-It-Yourselfers. Cast Off Your Shame and Join Us

September 16, 2014
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Calling All Undo-It-Yourselfers. Cast Off Your Shame and Join Us

There it goes again, the shriek of a buzz saw. My neighbor can’t stop himself. I swear he can’t go more than a day without cutting, hammering, puncturing, screwing, or smashing something. He’s driven by…

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Doctor Who and the dry humor

August 27, 2014
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Doctor Who and the dry humor

Matt Smith came to my house to help figure out why my clothes dryer isn’t running—he even used his sonic screwdriver on it. He discovered it is indeed getting supplied with power … but it…

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