home improvement


Rooftop Antenna

I’ve not had much luck with antennas as part of my Home Theater PC build. Up until now, none of...

October 9, 2010

Google Sketchup

This has been on my todo list forever, and today I finally got around to it. I’ve been wanting to...

August 7, 2010

Magnetic Picture Gallery

What do you get when you cross a child’s door with a refrigerator? A door that any kid can use...

June 27, 2010

Schmittel’s Nursery

Last week I wrote about our new trees. We bought them from Schmittel’s Nursery in Maryland Heights, and paid them...

June 13, 2009

Chalkboard Door

In addition to the updated spice rack, we also recently remodeled the basement door. My wife has had the idea...

June 12, 2009

Our New Patio

Between increasing state tourism and boosting consumer confidence, we were already doing our part to stimulate the economy, but now...

June 7, 2009

A Poem Lovely As A Tree

It’s been a year since I last wrote about the torturous sewer project that transpired in our back yard. There...

June 3, 2009

Solatube Solar Attic Vents

Back in July, I wrote about having a solar water heater installed. About the same time, I also had solar-powered...

December 12, 2008

Some Like It Hot

As I mentioned last month, we planned to install a solar water heater in our home this year. That plan...

July 28, 2008

Magnetic Spice Rack

Sure, you could pay $200 for this trendy spice rack (as seen on Oprah), or you could make your own...

January 31, 2005