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Linksys MR8300 Mesh Router
I wasn’t completely happy with the Netgear X4S router – it was missing a few essential features – but then I really wasn’t happy [...]
Netgear Nighthawk X4S
The time had come to upgrade my old router (D-Link DIR-825). It had been a good performer, with excellent stability, but it didn’t have quite the [...]
Outdoor Garden Sink
Outdoor Garden Sink
Poster Hangers
Poster Hangers
Ring Video Doorbell
I received the Ring video doorbell as a Christmas gift this year. Overall, I like it. However, I have a few reservations about recommending it to others. [...]
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. By the way, this is an excellent video for troubleshooting issues with Lionel trains.

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