Friday, September 7, 2018

Potato Yoga

Long ago, a neighbor told me it is only necessary to buy one potato, ever. Decades of experience in the compost heap prove that potatoes grow themselves. I eat the small tubers that turn up inadvertently when burying kitchen waste and let the larger ones grow until it's time to get them out of the way with a harvest -30-
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Pull The Door

I had a fiddly maintenance job to do on an interior door. It seemed best to take it off the hinges and lay it across a couple of sawhorses. I'm still working on the door, but there was an unexpected payoff for removing it: an open room is easier to use when heat and privacy are not concerns.The space is obviously easier to maintain.


There's a rehab project for the room itself in the near future, and I will surely pull the door again to make life simpler for the crew that will be doing the work. No doubt I'll do the same for other spaces, dust generation permitting -30-
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Alternative Storage Space

Create storage and free closet space for large or awkward items by using the following:
a chest or foot locker (make sure it is child-safe by using a lock and/or safety hinges)
a table skirted to the floor with a large cloth
hooks on the wall
hanging shoe bags (a personal favorite)
stacking shoe boxes
a thrift donation bag -30- More after the jump.