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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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How I Ruined Winter … For Almost Everyone

January 11, 2015
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How I Ruined Winter … For Almost Everyone

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I love January! Said no one, ever.   Okay, some people actually do love winter, which just goes to show you: Northern Indiana needs better mental health screening. I used…

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The Fall of The Conservative Lawn Mower

October 16, 2014
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The Fall of The Conservative Lawn Mower

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   With the purchase of a brand new lawn mower, only the third new one I’ve ever bought, I said goodbye to my conservative lawn mower. (So named because it stopped…

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Working up a sweat trying to get warm

October 4, 2014
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Trying to get my forty year old home heating system up and running for the season. Very nice, even heat from hot water radiators, when and if I can get it to work. Fire and…

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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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