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The Cellar Door

I have a redwood deck. By which I mean I have a deck, made of wood, that someone painted red. It’s not large. Or very useful. It’s most distinguishing feature is that is makes access to the outside door to

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The future is tomorrow

Don’t assume you’ll get around to it. When we remodeled the bedroom and my front office, one of the things we did was tear down the wall between those rooms and build it again from scratch.  As part of that,

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Update: Kitchen organization

The wall-o-shelves is completely gone. The rolling cart now has the things left from those shelves that can’t be stored away. There is one very heavy item I need to move to the basement that I can’t do alone. I

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

My heating system is divided into two zones. There are very clever motorized valves that open and close based on the heat demands of the thermostat in each zone. Near the end of last winter, I noticed that one of

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At some point during the last year, I pulled the dryer out of its spot because the vent hose kept coming off the back. I discovered that this was due to the fact that the vent hose was totally clogged

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Oh what a tangled web we weave….

I’ve learned a lot of things since I moved into this house 20 years ago. One of the things I’ve learned is that the person I learned to do low-voltage wiring from (network wiring, phone wiring, etc.) is crazy. Let

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