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Interplak Water Jet: End of the Line

The brittle tubing on Mary’s Interplak water jet continued to disintegrate, so I replaced the entire tube with Tygon:

Nisley’s First Rule of Plumbing: Never, ever look inside the pipes delivering water to your faucet. 90 more words

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 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. 753 more words

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The Importance of Home Ec. with #Simplicity Sewing Patterns

Remember girls: If you don’t take Home Ec you won’t have the Know-How Look, you’ll hang your head in shame and won’t get a date for the Jr. 27 more words


Silicone Caulk + Desiccant = Win!

After doing the second batch of quilting pin caps, I dropped the newly opened silicone caulk tube into a jar with some desiccant, which worked wonderfully well. 141 more words

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More Quilting Pin Caps

Pinning the top of Mary’s latest quilt used more than 1600 pins: three boxes of specialized quilting safety pins, plus straight quilting pins tucked into all the… 166 more words

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Samsung Vacuum Cleaner Floor Brush: Wheel Retainers

We still haven’t exhausted the never-sufficiently-to-be-damned Samsung Quiet Jet vacuum’s bag supply, so when a wheel fell off the floor brush again, I had to come up with a better fix than… 160 more words

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Eco-Friendly Firewood?

These seem to be ordinary birch logs, cut into short chunks, sporting a top crosscut loaded with fire starter:

The front of the label makes them seem wonderfully eco-friendly, but the fine print on the back shows that they’re from the Old World: 35 more words

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