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Salted Rabbit

The original owner of our house positioned two blue plastic barrels along the driveway, filled with salt for ice melting. We’ve neither used the salt (a… 50 more words

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American Standard Faucet O-Ring Replacement

The never-sufficiently-to-be-damned O-rings in the kitchen’s American Standard faucet wore out again; the faucet spout went from a tolerable piddle to a major flow over the course of a few weeks. 99 more words

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We were there, first!

This week while reading one of our favorite news magazines, we came across this article under the LEISURE Food & Drink section. (Mineral Springs Seafood). 36 more words


Dishwasher Rack Protectors in PETG

Our standard dishwasher loadout changed a while back, so I ran off more protectors to fill the bottom rack. The crystalline look of natural PETG is probably wasted in there, even though it puts the old, rather yellowed, … 145 more words

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Monthly Science: Chrysalid Engineer

So then this happened:

Yeah, tanker boots and all; not the weirdest thing we saw during RIT’s graduation ceremonies.

This summer marks her fourth of four co-op semesters with Real Companies Doing Tech Stuff and her final classes end in December; RIT holds one ceremony in the spring and being offset by a semester apparently isn’t all that unusual. 89 more words

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Craftsman Mower Flywheel Key: Intact

The mower tried to eat a protruding root, emitted a horrible crash, and ran poorly until I shut it off, after which it refused to restart. 227 more words

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Bruised Finger Tips

For at least 15 years I have been wanting to make a braided rag rug. I never did when I looked into it and found out how much sewing was involved. 513 more words