Category Archives: Do-it-Yourself

Astronauts for Halloween!

First off, Amber chose to be an astronaut this year. Yes! And it was all on her own! No prompting or hinting from me, though I was very happy she picked that! Later I asked if Aurora could be an … Continue reading

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Missed Free Book

I have a free book from Shutterfly, the code for which ends today at midnight PDT. I TRIED *SO* hard, but I can’t get it done in time. I picked out the book theme, and went and found a bunch … Continue reading

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Putting my Electrical Engineering major with Mechanical Engineering minor to use

I fixed (mostly) the DVD player in my TV! And only one screw left over…. Next up, the broken brake on my bicycle and putting a rail on the ramp in my garage.

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DIY is easy

Just fixed the slow draining problem in my sink. Took all of 5 minutes (probably less). I simply pulled the drain stopper out (YUCK, UGH) and cleaned it, took a wire coat hanger from my closet and bent it kinda … Continue reading

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AADL Summer Game (2016) #2

6,500 points from friend codes found on the leader board and not from meeting the person. Feels kinda like cheating. Hm.

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AADL Summer Game (2016)

Amber and I are playing the Ann Arbor District Library’s Summer game for 2016. We happened across it while at the Pittsfield Branch returning the telescope. Amber filled out the whole read-10-books game card in under a week (I think … Continue reading

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Belle’s Blue dress

Amber wants Belle’s Blue dress. I’m pretty sure I can get away with this version of Dorothy in sold blue with an apron. It’d be better if I could find an actual sleeveless/strap dress pattern though. Side note: Despite how … Continue reading

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Sewing Scissors

Odd mindset I’m in, wouldn’t normally share this, but I get the fabric scissors are NOT for paper or anything else.

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Glove Gone

I was like: OH NO! One of the work gloves Allison made for me years ago is lost! WAHHH! Allison!! Make me more PLEAAAAASSSSSEEEEEEEEE!!?!?? Next Day: Oh hey… is there something in the pocket of my work coat? Oh, hey! … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop the LEGO

How do you build LEGO in a house where little hands mean you can’t leave the sorted pieces out waiting for their turn to be used? Viola! It’s sorted by type, closes, and travels! I got all of the pieces … Continue reading

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