November 2010

How To Make A Rain Barrel*

by Josh on November 22, 2010 · 5 comments

in garden,Projects

*Rain not included As I scrape ice off the car windshield and shovel backbreaking snowfalls the coming weeks in Minneapolis, it is tantalizing to dream of rain showers, gardening and green plants.  When the rain comes next spring, I’ll be ready to jumpstart my gardening with the new rain barrel I built this fall. Why […]


Sashes and Storms

by Josh on November 17, 2010 · 3 comments

in Projects,Windows

You’d never know it by my writing volume, but I’m having a really productive fall.  Unfortunately for you, Dear Reader, I’ve allowed my free time pendulum to swing too far toward working on projects and away from writing about them.  I’ve also been extra busy this fall with new elementary and pre-schools for the kids […]


When my 10-year-old Frigidaire clothes dryer started leaving friction marks on clothes, I was afraid it might be time to start shopping laundry appliances.  Fortunately, I was able to fix the dryer myself for far less than the cost of a service call from the local place that does appliance repair in Louisville, KY or […]