Monthly Archives: November 2013

Category: The Bloody Obvious

Well, duh! – Mr. Burns We’re running a little late for the clue bus today, on several fronts. First, it seems that attic insulation is a good idea. Did you know about this?? The EPA does! We do have attic insulation, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving: Velma’s Pecan Pie

This is Thanksgiving, so glue friendly or I’ll take your glue away and then no one will have any glue to glue with. – Homer Simpson Thanksgiving in my family means pecan pie — pronounced peh-CAHN, as nature intended. A … Continue reading

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The Deal on the Gloss: Painting a Wooden Storm Door

This is the peak hour for stoned teenagers buying shiny things! – Apu When we found our new storm door, I started looking for the right paint. I knew the color we were using, but I wanted to find a … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffers for the DIY Set

Bart: What did you get her, Dad? Lisa: Yeah, whadja get? Homer: A…very…thoughtful gift…but it’s a surprise! – The Simpsons It’s THAT time of year again. I’ve been prepping family shopping lists, and while I was at it, I put … Continue reading

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Installing a Wooden Storm Door: The We-Love-The-Former-Owners Edition

In case you can’t tell, I’m being sarcastic! – Homer Simpson Earlier this year, we bought a new storm door and prepped it for hanging. The Kev painted the door while I was gallivanting with ghosts in San Francisco. We … Continue reading

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DIY Fireplace Sound System

Bart: Don’t we get to roast marshmallows? Dolph: Shuddup and eat your pine cone.  – The Simpsons We have a fireplace. We love it. But it’s fake! The surround is a reproduction and the fire itself is electric. There’s a … Continue reading

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Phancy Phurniture Phrom Phyfe

Willie: I’m from Scotland too! Where do ya hail from? Homer: Uh…North Kilttown. – The Simpsons Our original dining room furniture was a work table and a few folding chairs. My folks gave us some money for real dining furniture, and we … Continue reading

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I Think We Have a Winner!

Of course, there’s no way to see into the Simpson home without some kind of infrared heat-sensitive camera. So let’s turn it on! – Kent Brockman OK, so it’s been over a month since we last worked on the porch … Continue reading

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If You’re Ever In Cottonwood, Arizona…

If you really love Larry, prove it! – Homer Simpson After the conference last week, I came over to Arizona to see my parents. We took a short trip over to Cottonwood to experience Larry’s Antiques & Things. Larry’s is one … Continue reading

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Old Home Away From the Old Home

I’m sorry that the Krusty Haunted Condo is closed. But the haunted information booth is open. – Info Booth Attendant When I can, I prefer to stay in an older, non-franchise hotel.  It’s certainly not for the luxury – these places tend to … Continue reading

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