Friday, January 27, 2012


Specifically, Gutter Monster brand gutter hoods.  We finally broke down and decided to spend the money to buy an improvement for the house gutters.  Should help out the value of the house, which is the main reason to do it.  Also will help keep the pine needles and leaves out of the gutters, which normally need to be cleaned out a couple of times a year (at a cost of ~$100, since I can't get to some of them).

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Gadget For The Garage

Broke down over the weekend and bought a Drill Press for the workbench.  This isn't one of the things that was high on my power tool list, but I determined that it was going to help me do certain chores that needed doing... including getting up to work on my antenna traps (see KKRETS On The Air blog).  Put the drill together Sunday afternoon.  Now all I need to do is clean up a space on the workbench for the drill, and bolt it down.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Decorations put away

Yes, everything is taken down and packed up.  I even got most of the bins put away in the attic over the garage... all but two of the larger bins, which will require rearranging the attic storage a bit to make room.  Something else to do this coming weekend.  For now, they are sitting in the hallway outside the door leading to the attic.

Of course, the house is still a mess... plastic pine needles, etc.  And darn if the kid refuses to let me break down one big cardboard box that the tree used to go in (but doesn't any more).  We'll get there...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas is over

We took down all the decorations over the weekend, and now everything is boxed up, excluding the Tree and it's decorations.  That will have to come down over the next couple of evenings.  Then all the plastic bins and cardboard boxes go back up to the attic until next year.