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Sprinkler Head

Weeding, filling holes and cleaning the pool filter yet again

Not this past weekend, but the weekend before I got around to doing some things that have been staring me in the face for awhile, one is filling that hole in the middle of the yard, weeding and cleaning the algae out of the pool. The Hole That hole I am referring to is from the sprinkler head I removed in an attempt to diagnose it a very long time ago. It is pretty much right in the middle of the…

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Chipmunk tally – the sparrows are closing in

10 chipmunks to date. Remember when I said that the sparrows are catching up and I figured they were after the sunflower seeds and I just used corn? Well, not ten minutes later another sparrow went into the trap. I put a rock near the entrance, but then another one went into the trap. I put the rock and a block of wood and the next thing I caught was a chipmunk about a week later. So let's see what happens.…

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Master Clay Roaster Chicken

Master clay roaster for the juiciest chicken ever

I realized I couldn't just start telling this story without telling the story behind it. So I will tell you a little now and maybe do a post on some of the interesting people I've met along the way... So as you may know I lost my job months back now. Initially I figured the chances of me getting a job at the end of the year were going to be slim - I am not in retail or some…

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Chipmunks – they’re cute and feisty, but very destructive

I've eliminated a total of 9 chipmunks, all but one trapped. I found one at the bottom of the pool one morning. As you can see from the graphic the sparrows are catching up. I am beginning to think that the neighborhood is invested with them and I am the only person doing anything about it, so I am thinking that this is never going to end. I am really surprised I am not catching a lot more. There must…

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Chipmunk In Trap

Chipmunk problem, another epic battle and I seem to be losing

I have noticed a bunch of holes all over the yard and as I walk around the grass it is cushiony from all of the burrowing. When I was talking to my sister-in-law she suggested it might be chipmunks and since I saw one that morning I figured she must be correct. I confirmed the holes at this site. While I think I may have more than one type of rodent pest, I know for a fact I have a…

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Spigot oddity why are leaves coming from the faucet?

I was minding my own business, as usual, when I saw the house plant in the corner looking a little droopy. This means he's thirsty. Bad thing about him is, he is one of those that lets you know when it's thirsty, but then rewards you with brown leaves after you water it. It's a Peace Lily. So, I have been really wrapped up in getting the deck done, pretty much all I have been doing, so everything else is…

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Toilet Paper Roll Patent

Toilet paper over or under? Over, according to the patent

The next phase of the deck project has been on hold due to the relentless raining. It has not rained since May 5, but looking at the weather forecast, doesn't look like I will be doing anything until mid-May. In the mean-time I will be doing more prep work to ensure a nice prepped surface for good results. I also noticed that a couple of the grasses didn't make it, and I have a couple in stock I can replace…

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Bath Sponge

It’s the first of the month, do you know where your bath sponge has been?

I'm not going to lie. I was one of those people who used that mesh bath pouf until it practically fell apart, eeew. Funny thing is it's one of those things I always try to keep in stock and have on hand for guests. It was just one of those things I never got around to changing. I'd only remember after I got in the shower. There's not much worse than having to get out of the shower after you…

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Severe Alert

Is it ever going to stop raining? Forced out of the house and to the Children’s Museum

I'm lying in bed last night when a severe alert came across my phone. Now I knew it was going to rain until Sunday so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, but come on. Doesn't Mother Nature know I am trying to finish the deck? On another note, I did go to the Children's Museum, can't remember last time I was there, it was free day. Place was packed, but it is so big it wasn't too bad. We spent…

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Gasoline leaked from pressure washer

I took the pressure washer back to its owner. It's a 45 minute drive. I had to lay it down in my car, and before I did this I was wondering a. is it going to leak and b. is it going to damage the power washer engine? I have a rhino-type pad thing, ah crap, let me go find out what it is. Hang on. OK, it's a Rhinolin Writing Surface. Looks like I ordered mine back in 2012.…

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