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January 31, 2020

I need to get some cabinets painted.

So, I spent a week taking a propane furnace apart and putting it back together. 

Many, many times.

Don’t worry, I was careful. This project involved propane gas, electricity, and fire. I’m not a fan of explosions, particularly if I’m p...

January 24, 2020

I am a remarkable man.

During last Friday’s blizzard, I hit myself in the face. With a garden spade.

Not everyone could do that.

Here’s the story. One of my outbuildings has a bifold door that we made ourselves. It doesn’t have an automatic opener – just a counterweight t...

January 17, 2020

I had a bad toothache last week and it made me think of Ulysses S. Grant.

Like it does.

My tooth started to ache a little just before Christmas. I tried to ignore it, because it was Christmas and then New Year’s, and, you know, it’s pretty easy to avoid going to the dent...

January 10, 2020

I was in the middle of an embarrassing situation last week, and I wasn’t the one embarrassed.

Man, that felt good.

I was headed to a meeting about 80 miles from home and stopped for a cup of coffee. I spend a lot of time on the road and I keep track of the places to get...

January 3, 2020

I might have discovered the secret of the universe.

Or maybe my sister did.

Here goes.

One of my sisters has lived most of her life in France, due to falling in love with a Frenchman. While this has been a blessing for all of us, the differences in culture have caused som...

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