Fri, Jan 26 - 2018
Fri, Jan 12 - 2018

    When I bought my house the upstairs bathroom had a bathfan, but it didn't work, no big deal I thought, just buy a new unit and replace the old one, easy peasy. Turns out it was a little more difficult than that. So the bathroom had a switch and a timer, one for the lights, and one for the fan, or so I thought. When I started working on the electrical and installing the new fan I discovered that the timer wasn't even wired up, and there were no wires running to the fan. It's almost as if the previous owners were going to install the fan, but then never did, which is wierd...

Sun, Dec 24 - 2017
     When I bought my house it had some water problems in the basement, nothing big, just a bit of water on the floor now and then. I was fairly sure it was just because the yard's grading was poorly done, and there was a sidewalk along the side of the house that sloped towards the foundation. The fact that the rain gutters were broken and filled with dead leaves and sticks of course didn't help anything either. I had already removed the sidewalk and one day, in a heavy rainstorm, I discovered the real issue. The water was puddling where the sidewalk was and actually getting...
Fri, Dec 15 - 2017
     When I heard this song I knew I had to do a blog post on it, and let me be clear, I've only heard this song once in my entire life, so I assume it's not a very popular Christmas song, which might be for very obvious reasons, lets get down to business and crack this thing open.

When I was small I believed in Santa Claus
Though I knew it was my dad
And I would hang up my stocking at Christmas
Open my presents and I'd be glad
But the last time I played Father Christmas
I stood outside a department store
A gang of kids came...
Fri, Dec 15 - 2017
     If you are a home owner there is a fairly good chance that at some point you are going to need to replace the lock on your garage door, fortunately with the right parts and tools this is a very easy job, but not so easy that you don't totally need to watch this informative video I created about the process.

     There are a few things that can be a little tricky about pulling the old retaining ring off and putting the new one on. Because the old ring will be thrown away I suggest using a pair of wire cutters to simply cut it into...
Thu, Dec 14 - 2017
     So I realize that it's a little late, like almost the middle of the month, but better late than never. I actually completely forgot about the report, well until yesterday that is when I realized that I'd never put up a November earnings post, so without further ado, here it is.
     Earnings continue to decrease, which is still to be expected with fewer and fewer videos being public on my channel. I only manged to pull in two dollars and ninty-five cents, but on the upside my new Minetest Videos channel is at close to four-thousand views, and once it...
Tue, Dec 5 - 2017
     After I bought my house I wanted to get a refrigerator and use it, I discovered that the kitchen outlet I was going to use wasn't grounded though. Fortunately that's not a big deal when you know the basics of electric wiring. The outlet had the ability to be grounded, but when the previous owner had run power to it they didn't bother connecting a grounding line, and used two wire cable rather than three. I could have hired an electrician to do it for me, but that would have been expensive, and I live in a place where I can do my own electrical work. Running new wire is...
Thu, Nov 30 - 2017

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll
No dinky tinker toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind do you
He won't have to use
A dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door
That's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes...

Tue, Nov 28 - 2017
Fri, Nov 17 - 2017
     My bedroom has only one closet, which admittedly is rather normal, but I want to turn that closet into a sound booth so I can do voice talent. Turning the closet into a sound booth means that I need to find another place to put my clothes and stuff. Fortunately for me the room adjacent to mine has a very deep closet, something about nine feet, and it runs along the side of my room. There is no reason, that I can think of why I would every need that big of a closet for a single room, so I had the brilliant idea of adding a second entry into the closet space, making it...


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