Category Archives: Arts and crafts

Christmas Deer posing.

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Arts and crafts: Fake parts

So… fixed the car last weekend. Then I notice the car is running cooler than normal. In fact it never gets to normal operating temperature. My diagnostics app says coolant temp is 150 and normal is 195. Then I get … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: deferred maintenance

I have been putting off some required maintenance on my 2003 4runner. It is well past time to do the timing belt. In fact, it should have been done back when I bought the parts at 290k miles. It now … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts: Kitchen, finishing touches.

So. After procrastinating for a while, I knuckled down and finished the trim in the new kitchen. So here you can see the undercounter lighting, using LED strips, tile backsplash, and cove trim on top. Undercounter lighting is remote controlled … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: kitchen

So.. I’m finally blogging about the kitchen finishing. Floors, cabinets, appliances, paint, drywall, utilities… everything. Used blue tape to lay out the cabinets prior to ordering them. K All done.

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Arts and Crafts: Gutter guards.

A year ago I installed some gutter guards from COSTCO. Easy installation, but now I have spent more effort cleaning the guards than I used to spend cleaning the gutters. The problem is there is so much tree debris that … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: hot tub repair 2

Total fail. I managed to get the tub on its side only to discover the bottom is glued to the tub and multiple pieces installed on the inside bottom. So it isn’t coming apart that way. So. I put it … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts: Hot tub experience

While I was away at the far and away, I unplugged and emptied my hot tub. When I got back, I moved it to a new location and that required new wiring run. I couldn’t really work on that in … Continue reading

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At least my vines still like me

Despite cutting these grape vines back to the stumps this winter, they all returned and look like they have forgiven me and intend to thrive.

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Arts and crafts: floor addendum

As I said previously, I had a few boxes of scraps from the flooring factory. I took them back to LOWES for no trouble return. But since I only get 90 days to return products, i felt the need to … Continue reading

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