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6/16/2016 6:34:27 PM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

Reef Aquarium Double-Sliding Light Box
For most aquariums, a small lid or an opening in the front is enough to maintain the tank.  However, reef tanks seem to need constant maintenance and feeding corals from every angle to keep things running well.  A lid that opens at least half way along the front then is what most people would need.  Alas, do I ever do anything the easy way?
Nope.  My reef tank is two sided.  That means there is no real back or front along the length of the tank.  And a reef needs lots of ...

6/12/2016 1:56:37 PM - 3 Comments - Read Full Post

Bad Roofers... the gift that keeps on sucking.
I would like to think that there are some good roofers out there, but all the ones I have experience with (both of them) did terrible jobs that resulted in leaking and damage, threatened to not finish if we didn't pay them the rest of the money, then never showed up again after taking the money.  So there is lesson number one kids:
NEVER pay the second half of contracted money until the work is 100% done and 100% right... even if that person is family of a friend of family.
But in any case, ...

6/11/2016 10:03:42 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Done with the "barn" extension.
While I still have to organize and clean out the rest of the "barn" itself, I am done with the barn extension.

6/8/2016 9:41:46 AM - 4 Comments - Read Full Post

Progress on the "Barn".
Um… ouch.  Very ouch.
I have been working on putting an extension on the "barn" to put our firewood under so that we can free up space to move a lot of boards out of the shed and hopefully get some of my larger tools (like table saws) out of the house.

6/4/2016 6:09:57 PM - 5 Comments - Read Full Post

Full Force Spring Cleaning... or exactly how did I move that by myself?
I don't know if keeping too busy to think is a good way to handle grief, but maybe it is a necessary thing right now.  And finding out that our community "Clean Up" would happen this weekend with a tiny fee of $5 per truck-load of junk instead of the $70-ish at the county dump, and dumpsters right near the mailboxes a mere half-mile away, was a push to action that I could not ignore.
So Thursday I turned this...


5/31/2016 10:01:57 PM - 4 Comments - Read Full Post

He will be missed.
Hamper stopped wanting to drink this afternoon.  I laid on the kitchen floor by his bed petting him and trying to get him to drink whenever he would wake up since then.  He passed away around 8pm.

5/31/2016 12:40:36 PM - Read Full Post

Old cars and old cats.
Well… in a world of complete uncertainty...  You can count on two things:

5/21/2016 5:21:20 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Spring Cleaning Update and a Quick Drawer
Incredibly annoyed… After having hunted for the herd of SD cards for the cameras for almost a year now, vigorously before both the Colombia trip and the Thailand-China trip, I was re-connecting a computer drive (which requires unpacking the computer’s filtered cabinet and everything on top of it)… and viola!
Yea… in a medium sized, plain white box… there were all the cards.  Enough cards to completely cover both trips… which I ended up having to purchase almost $100 worth of cards to replace instead. ...

5/20/2016 1:30:40 AM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

How to beat the heat... and some Thailand Pictures
Thailand was H..O..T.  All caps with spacing between each letter, and I am pretty sure bold and italic should be used there.  Not just hot, but the kind of heat that's like a sauna in the sun on the sun kind of hot.  And humid to the point of trying to figure out how a person could be so dehydrated when obviously breathing 90% water.
I thought I was pretty ready for the heat, knowing we were going to Thailand at the peak of the hot season.  But really, is there ...

5/13/2016 4:05:12 PM - 4 Comments - Read Full Post

Not great... but better.
I have been feeling a bit better and think I am almost back to normal after that terrible sinus-goop-whatever issue I picked up on the way home from travels.  However, I know that the continuing allergies are probably a lot due to the staggering amount of dust that my house collects.

5/10/2016 4:32:59 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

"Rough" doesn't begin to cover it.
My head feels like someone filled it with expanding foam and let it harden.  Yeah.  Not so nice.

5/5/2016 7:58:22 PM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

Back from the far side of the world.
This is just a short post to let everyone know that hubby and I have made it back from the other side of the world.  

4/5/2016 5:41:26 PM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

What is it???
Okay... Totally insane, or totally awesome?
What is this?
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4/5/2016 2:45:22 PM - 4 Comments - Read Full Post

Simbad's dyslexic girlfriend sews him some cargo pants.
Ummmm, yea.  Anyone remember the 80s or early 90s MC Hammer or "Simbad" pants with the crotch down to the knees?
crafts   DIY   travel  

4/2/2016 11:54:27 AM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

Thailand Trip Update and More Strange Sewing
WooHoo!  Just checked on our tour of Thailand for our dates and it is “Sold out”.  YEAH!!!

4/2/2016 11:24:22 AM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

Preparing for a huge trip and a "Miracle Shopping Pack"
I know, I know... I have been promising to write a big post about my first trip out of the country to visit Hubby where he is working in Colombia.  But... I don't have time for that right now.  Why?  Because I am preparing for a huge trip to tour Thailand with a stop-over in Beijing, China.
Yep.  And if the planning alone isn't enough to send me into permanent cardiac-arrest, the hidden costs associated with it definitely are.
The trip itself isn't as expensive ...
crafts   DIY   ideas   low budget   travel  

2/23/2016 9:21:29 AM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

More Winter
Just when you think the massive winds, then an impossibly warm day on Sunday, means that winter is over...

2/18/2016 1:28:34 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Wind Warning
Gladly the mountains here are not prone to many of the environmental concerns that other areas need to worry about.  No hurricanes, no earthquakes, very rarely (if ever) tornadoes, and since I am relatively close to the top of the hill on one side of the valley, no worries about flooding.

2/12/2016 1:10:08 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Cleaning Up My Act and New Fridge Adjustments
Okay… so I finally got my act together and pulled up the plastic in the livingroom (that I put down to keep the carpet clean while I was out of town) and vacuumed.  Then while I was at it, I vacuumed what I could get to in the office, the bedroom, a random portion of the kitchen and dining area, the rug in front of the kitties food… but then had to stop because Hamper clogged up my upholstery attachment too much.  How do I know it was Hamper and not Ten?  Well… because Ten doesn’t like it when I vacuum her with the ...

Colombia Overlook2/11/2016 5:59:55 PM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

A Strange Thing to Say
There should be a list of things you never expected to say to your significant other... and I have a new top for the list...

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