Category Archives: tools

From the Mailbox

The mail carrier/postal worker arrived rather late today.  This didn’t bother me, but it did make for a good starting sentence to this post. Long after work was done, I made the short pilgrimage to the mailbox.  When I got … Continue reading

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Working with Wood

Got the chance to do some DIY on my deck.  Some pesky critters have been chewing it for …….a long time.  I knew I had to replace some pieces, but had just never felt inspired to.  Thanks to my recent … Continue reading

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Just Outside my Window

When I was writing yesterday’s blog in which I explained that I do not pay attention to weather forecasts, I managed to peek outside.  The sun was out and it looked gorgeous.  I didn’t exactly make plans to go bike … Continue reading

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A Chance to Use my Tools

There’s is nothing like a home repair done well to make you feel accomplished.  Okay, there are lots of things that make you feel accomplished.  However, since I am not a particularly handy man….or handy handyman…..whenever I get something done … Continue reading

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My Extra Time

Good Things I am doing while at home and when students don’t log on to online classes cleaning stuff that needs cleaning organizing stuff stretching making (and then doing) reasonable/achievable to do lists preparing for subsequent classes getting through some … Continue reading

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Break Out the Toolbox

When it comes to home repair, I don’t think of myself as a superstar. At key moments, I lose confidence and that is frustrating.  Sometimes, I rush it and don’t do a good enough job.  I want to be able … Continue reading

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Confidence Building

I am not a total butterfingers, but I have very little belief in my ability to do certain things. This doesn’t stop me from doing them, but it does make me pause before starting them and it usually means things … Continue reading

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In Praise of Tire Levers

While I cannot rightly call them titanic, I remember the childhood struggles with flat tires. Little did I know that a couple of simple pieces of plastic could make all the difference. Little did I know that two little pieces … Continue reading

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