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My Pet Clock

by Josh on April 27, 2012 · 7 comments

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Before I go on and on about the antique clock I bought recently, I’m going point out the elephant in my living room: an antique mechanical wall clock is truly, hopelessly obsolete. It requires regular winding and care. It keeps woefully inaccurate time compared to even the cheapest modern quartz watch. It is only usable [...]

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Pardon The Interruption

by Josh on April 23, 2012 · 0 comments

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Well, friends, I hope we can pick up where we left off, even though it has been weeks since my last update. In that time, I’ve continued to work on my projects in the kitchen and elsewhere, with a brief break to step off the beaten path… make some new friends… smell the flowers… stare [...]

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Angry Birds Birthday Party Creations

by Josh on January 26, 2012 · 2 comments

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Forgive me for not keeping you in the loop, Dear Reader, but 2012 is off to a whirlwind start. My family had a fantastic vacation in San Diego the first week of the year, which included touring a magnificent Arts and Crafts home, the Marston House. (Look for a collection of photos and recollections from [...]

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Christmas Ornament Tour

by Josh on December 25, 2011 · 0 comments

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Merry Christmas! As a way to share a bit of the season with you, I thought it might be fun to give you a little holiday tour featuring some of my favorite ornaments from our Christmas tree. The Glitter Ball This humble ornament is one of a few that Ms. Bungalow and I decorated together [...]

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Boo!

by Josh on October 31, 2011 · 6 comments

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Halloween is in full swing as I type this from my front yard adirondack chair, a fire in my firebowl, while trick-or-treaters comb the block with their costumes and heavy-laden pillowcases. If you dropped by the house tonight, you’d find jack o’lanterns (the kids designed their own)… toasted pumpkin seeds (a bit overcooked, but still [...]

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Ironic

by Josh on October 25, 2011 · 1 comment

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It’s not exactly rain on my wedding day, Alanis, but things are getting awfully ironic around here. Specifially, I have been so productive with house projects this fall you might expect me to have written a slew of blog posts, but instead the site has been quiet for a couple weeks and you, Dear Reader, [...]

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Fall Cleanout

by Josh on October 3, 2011 · 3 comments

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Fall is the perfect time to clear the shelves of anything worn-out, used-up or useless and prepare for a few months of inside-only projects. I recently hauled away a car load of hazardous and irregularly recyclable waste that had accumulated in my workshop, including: old cellphones, chargers, cables and other recyclable electronic waste; (check out [...]

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Newton’s First Law of Air Conditioning

by Josh on September 26, 2011 · 7 comments

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An air conditioner at rest will remain at rest unless it is acted upon by a careless dolt (me) who doesn’t hold onto it during removal. An air conditioner in motion will remain in motion until it is acted upon by the mass of the planet earth beneath my backyard patio. This little accident could have [...]

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True Value Update

by Josh on September 26, 2011 · 0 comments

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I couldn’t be more thrilled to have True Value Hardware as a partner on this blog. Their sponsorship enabled my recent work on my deck and they continue to provide great opportunities for DIYers like you, my readers. In fact, there is so much happening with True Value, it really needs a special post to [...]

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Caterpillars and Monarchs, Part Two

by Josh on September 1, 2011 · 3 comments

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Over the past few weeks my family has adopted several monarch caterpillars we found on the milkweed in our yard. In the first part of this story, I shared how those caterpillars grew and formed their chrysalises. Now I can show the transformation from chrysalis to butterfly. A few hours after the caterpillar has made [...]

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