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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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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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Dyer — I mean, Dryer update

July 12, 2014
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I had to exchange the plug on my old dryer with the plug on my new one, which I bought for $25 at my mom’s church. In other words, electrical work. There were plenty of…

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Plumbing, Part 2: It Gets Worse

June 12, 2014
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Plumbing, Part 2: It Gets Worse

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Last week, I described how preparing to fix my home’s only toilet turned into a half day ordeal. The rest of the day went pretty much the way you’d expect:…

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Home Maintenance Goes Down The Toilet

June 4, 2014
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Home Maintenance Goes Down The Toilet

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   In honor of my son-in-law coming over to replace the toilet in my house—as far as I know, the old one was original equipment—here’s the story from a few months…

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