Category Archives: Tools

Important news I forgot to tell you about


It has been a crazy couple of weeks and I have not had time to do any posting.  So here are a bunch of Made in America tidbits I wanted to let you know about. Cooking with Gas If you … Continue reading

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American tools, made easy


I have done a number of posts on American made tools.  Buy if you really want the scoop on American made tools, you don’t want to miss ToolGuyd.  I recently came across a post from the Tool Guy about a … Continue reading

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower


Albert Camus, who penned the title of this post, must have known a thing or two about leaves.  But I wonder how many of them he ever raked up?  Not as many as I have I would guess.  It is almost Thanksgiving, and if … Continue reading

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Shame on you Sears!


I have never been much of a fan of Sears.  The lion’s share of what they sell is imported with tons of crap being made in the Middle Kingdom.  Well now I have a new reason to not darken Sears’ … Continue reading

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Squeaky clean


I had to clean the kitchen windows last weekend.  They were so dirty I could barely see through them.  So, I went down to the basement and collected my window cleaning equipment which is made here in the States.  It … Continue reading

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A useful trifecta


I hate to sound like a broken record, but there is simply no need to ever buy a tool that isn’t made on our shores.  I have done past posts on tools and here are some more great tools that … Continue reading

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The little things in life


I handle the bigger challenges in life better than the little ones.  When my Dad died twelve years ago, it was horrible but I think I exhibited some grace during the time between his death and his burial.  The same … Continue reading

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Let there be light!


My battle with the rats in my attic continues.  As you may remember, we discovered we had rats in our attic when one of them died in the wall of our house and started to smell to high heaven.  That … Continue reading

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The pitter patter of little feet


In one of my favorite scenes from the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Harrison Ford is telling his father Sean Connery about finding shields in Venice that had the directions to the location of the Holy Grail.  Connery is absolutely ecstatic upon hearing … Continue reading

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If I had a hammer, …


We are getting down to the wire.  Depending when the stores close on Christmas Eve, you have less than a day and a half to get your shopping done.  If your family opens presents on Christmas Eve like mine does, … Continue reading

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