Monday, November 21, 2011

First Fire of the Year

One of the things I love about the winter season is being able to build a fire.  There is something magical about a fire that demands my full attention, soothes my wandering mind and brings a warmth of joy to my soul.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fixing the Whine From My Ford Explorer V8 Engine.

Friday I set out to finally fix the whine that was coming from my engine. I had a couple of different shops tell me they thought it was the power steering pump and the Fords are notorious for having loud power steering pumps. So when I started to troubleshoot the problem I was a little bias towards my problem and my pre-conceived cause.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Today's plugged toilet was brought to you by the letter "H"

Once again I came home to a plugged toilet.  Preston is the usual culprit but he wasn't fessing up to it this time, I never did find out who did it. After fighting with the kids to get them to bed, I didn't feel like taking care of the toilet so I ended up fixing it in the morning.  In the situations where I cannot get the plugged toilet to drain with the normal tools: Toilet Plunger or a BrassCraft Homeowner Toilet Auger it's time to pull the toilet and remove the plug from the bottom.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Halloween repair - Adding a ceiling switch box

The switch in my closet has been broken for some time now and I finally decided to do something about it last night. I figured I might as well take advantage of the sugar buzz and put the energy to good use.