GIF: I Shaved After 5 Weeks

I didn’t shave for about five weeks and then I did. Enough said. Google Photos rocks at making these GIFs quickly.


Buying Shoelaces Online Isn’t Easy

Typically when I buy shoes, I wear those shoes every day of the week. I am not the type of person that wears different shoes with different wardrobes. So when I wear shoes, I wear them for long periods, every day, through all weather. I really wear them out fast and often, the shoes outlast


Tree Down

Apparently there is a tree down across my drive. At least it did not hit my house. I just cut down 3-4 trees, but I guess this one felt left out.


Screw Drivers, Ikea & Being Out Of Shape

Yesterday I spent most of the day with a screw driver in my hand. I built an Ikea dresser, I tightened all the screws in my house that need tightening and I built a couple shelves. By the end of the day, and even this morning, my hand feels like it is going to fall


Time For Bear Crossing Signs In My Neighborhood

More and more often, people in my neighborhood are spotting bears. My sister had one outside her home, treating itself to dinner by her garbage pails. My wife just saw one at the supermarket near our home. There have been plenty of bear spotting reports in the area. I grew up here and have never


Snow Plow Contract: Season Contract vs Pay Per Plow

For the past few years, I have always hired a snow plow guy on a per-plow basis. Typically the cost of a plowing was about $30 to $35 per plow. This year, I decided to go with a season contract. That means you pay a single fee and no matter how much or little snow


Winter 2010/2011 Is Coming

This weekend I spent some time putting away the out door items for the upcoming Winter. What does that mean? Well… I shut off out side water valves Bring in any water hoses Drain those outdoor water spouts Bring in outdoor furniture (deck/patio table and chairs) Staked in the driveway reflectors for upcoming snow plows


Clean Draw & Closet

As some of you know, I tend to be very neat and orderly. I don’t tend to leave things out and about. But if you ever look in my drawers or closets, you will find a bit of a mess. It isn’t horrible, but it isn’t pretty. My wife has been bugging me to clean


Paying To Store Trash: The Trash Can Purchase

Ever since moving into my home I never wanted to pay for a trash can. The concept of paying for something to store something that you are throwing away, just well – doesn’t necessarily make full sense to me. I know it has to go somewhere but to pay for a container to keep it