Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Morning all!

Been a while since I last posted, I know... work on our house continues apace - I'm doing all kinds of crap that I've put off for years just to get this sucker sold. It's keeping me too busy to post much, but I am keeping up on the blogs on my link-list...
So, things that I have learned over the last few days...
- A reciprocating saw is a marvelous tool to have - just make sure you have plenty of blades on hand because they dull out pretty quickly...
- The local landfill now wants us to separate out our trash and put metal in its own area... not a big deal I suppose, but it adds time to my day...
- My kids had way more crap than I ever realized - crap that they never used or played with.
- I had more crap than I ever realized - crap that I never used or played with.
- Cutting out and replacing drywall to repair holes - cake. Adding tape, mud and texture to make it invisible - not so much...
- I still hate yard work.
- Chipper/shredders are loud, scary, dangerous and just won't stay put once you fire them up, but man will they reduce a brush pile...
- A paste of Oxy-Clean and water will get most of the oil off your driveway, in the absence of a pressure washer...
- Smoke detectors may be mounted on a wall, as long as they're within 12 inches of your old-school, popcorn-covered, vaulted ceiling...
- It's amazing how much crap you can stuff into a 10X15 storage unit...

4 comments:

Hammer said...

the oxyclean works on carpet stains too. I guess I'll be doing the driveway next :)

julie said...

Ahh...but the place is looking good!

DirtCrashr said...

Reciprocating saws are awesome!

phlegmfatale said...

Yeah, it's incredible the amount of crap one accumulates. Thank goodness for Goodwill and other donation/drop-off centers. I'm in an unprecedented bout of weeding-out of my own, right now.