Category Archives: Misc Ramblings

Need to Clean Your Rifle? Got a Weedwacker?

I’ve been shooting and enjoying air rifles of the PCP (“Pre-Charged Pneumatic”) variety since I last talked to you, and they’re amazing. They can be tough to clean with conventional cleaning rods or cables, though.  Their accuracy is incredible, but … Continue reading

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What’s That Bump” in the Night? Just Your Toilet Paper Roll…

OK, so it’s probably just me, but I’m wondering if any of you are bugged by this: The last few times we bought toilet tissue (the “squeezably soft” name brand stuff my Lovely prefers), I’ve noticed the cardboard cores inside … Continue reading

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It’s Been a While!

Hi guys,  I apologize – it’s been a LONG time since I posted anything here. We lost our yellow lab Gracie, my ever-present “sidekick” and 2nd love of my life, back in late March 2016, and it just took all the … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Galvanized Water Pipe

Welcome! I’m finally back among the living again, those rumors of my death having been greatly exaggerated. 😉  Anyway, I wanted to tell you about the problem we recently had with the hot water just trickling into our clothes washer. … Continue reading

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A Quick Sheetrock Finishing Tip

Wish I’d thought of this one years ago!  We have a crew of pros hanging some new sheetrock here at the old farm house, and something one of the guys did the other day caused me to have an “AHA” … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: The Best Mousetrap Bait Ever!

Happy Thanksgiving, all! Hope you’re kicking back and taking some time off. Most of our kids are home for a visit today, and we are so abundantly blessed, all I can say is “Thank you, Lord”. We just got about … Continue reading

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Like Jigsaw Puzzles? Change Your Ford Truck Brake Shoes!

About 20 years ago I did a job that I promised myself I’d never, ever do again. I got it done last Wednesday evening. I know, I know, but I learned some things, so the time and aggravation wasn’t totally … Continue reading

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A Quick, Easy, and Permanent Whiteboard

I’ve been making my own dry-erase whiteboards for years, mainly from pieces of white dishwasher front panels, and they work pretty well. We’ve had one in our kitchen for more years than I can recount, and it’s the handiest place … Continue reading

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A Nice Accessory for the Kindle Fire

A very happy New Year to you!  ‘Found a really nice gadget recently that I thought you might find useful.  I’ve used the Kindle Fire daily almost since Amazon introduced it, and just love the device. The first generation had … Continue reading

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Sanding Drums That use Standard Sandpaper

Hi Guys,  Hope everyone had a nice CHRISTmas! Ours was fun, but went by too fast. One of our girls is living some 7,000 miles away in West Africa right now, but amazingly, via the magic of Skype and FaceTime, she … Continue reading

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