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Shoe Bin
Shoe Bin
All For A Cup Of Coffee
All For A Cup Of Coffee


Yellow jackets had taken up residence in one of my wife’s herb planters. So, after she got stung several times while watering them, it was time to declare war on the little critters. In an attempt to eradicate them without using chemicals, I employed a tactic I first learned about here. A couple of inches of water and some dish soap in my shop-vac, and we were ready to do battle. Watch the video to see the carnage.

Requiem for Yellow Jackets
Family Room Remodel
Family Room Remodel
Extend A Vent For Five Bucks
Extend A Vent For Five Bucks
Gutter Shelves for Ten Bucks
Gutter Shelves for Ten Bucks


I’ve spent the last six months remodeling our family room. But the culmination of all of that work is a model train that runs around the perimeter of the room. Here’s a quick video showing the final product.

The Polar Express
Using All Of The Space
Using All Of The Space
More Basement Woodworking
More Basement Woodworking
Garden Irrigation Project
Garden Irrigation Project
Landscaping Project
Landscaping Project
Progress Report
Progress Report
Projects Aplenty
Projects Aplenty
Mmmm… Beer
Mmmm… Beer
Garden 2.0
Garden 2.0
More Sketchup
More Sketchup
Handy Storage For Christmas Lights
Handy Storage For Christmas Lights
Rooftop Antenna
Rooftop Antenna
Google Sketchup
Google Sketchup
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Quest For A Good Antenna
An integral part of my Home Theater PC build is the antenna, and when I first wrote about the hardware, I wasn’t even aware how complicated things [...]
Magnetic Picture Gallery
Magnetic Picture Gallery
Schmittel’s Nursery
Last week I wrote about our new trees. We bought them from Schmittel’s Nursery in Maryland Heights, and paid them to install the trees. The [...]
Chalkboard Door
Chalkboard Door
Our New Patio
Our New Patio