Category Archives: D’oh!

Chain Chain Chaaaaaain

Last time I checked, this wasn’t Worldwide Wrestling, and I checked five minutes ago. – Chazz Busby After I became embittered over tiles, I started working on the master closet. I had purchased a three-light fixture on clearance for it, but I … Continue reading

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The Course of Tiled Walls Never Did Run Smooth

Marge: I have an idea. Homer: What? What’s your idea? Marge: When my father was first trying to catch my mother’s eye, he sent her a box of candy with his photo in it. After that, she never forgot him. … Continue reading

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Walling and Waterproofing the Shower

Water, water, everywhere, so let’s go have a drink! – Homer Simpson The primary mission of a shower is to get you clean. The associated mission–especially when the shower is on an upper floor–is to contain the water necessary to … Continue reading

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The Third Appliance

Earlier this year, I noted that appliance deaths come in threes. We’d done a dishwasher and a range, and I was hoping the next replacement would be a cheapie. It wasn’t. The victim? We had a Whirlpool washing machine that came … Continue reading

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Bathroom Floor Tiling Dos and Don’ts

Ned: Floor feels a little gritty here. Moe: Yeah we ran out of floorboards there, so we painted the dirt. Pretty clever! – The Simpsons DO! 1. Plan the pattern. For larger tiles, the experts say to start from the center. … Continue reading

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My Bad

Things were said, mistakes were made. Let’s end this madness and get on with our lives. – Homer Simpson Best first line of a YouTube instructional video ever: “If you’re lookin’ at this video, that means you made a mistake like … Continue reading

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Picking White Paint

Paint my chicken coop!!!!! – Abe Simpson As the loft progressed, we decided to try soft white walls in the bedroom and reading room. I want to bask in all the fresh light. But white paint is tricksy. What if it comes … Continue reading

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Calculated Vintage Pan Light

It’s darker than a French chick’s armpit. – Random Hoodlum A while back, I picked up a paint-caked pan light off Craig’s List for $20. “FOR THE HALLWAY!” I told the Kev. “Of course it is!” he replied. He’s a … Continue reading

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A Decidedly Dumb Thing I’ll Never Do Again

Keep squirming & there’s going to be a little bald girl with no lollipop. – Lisa’s stylist, dealing with gum Here’s a new opportunity for y’all to learn from/laugh at my failings. Over the weekend, I was Dremelling a bad … Continue reading

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Had It

Honey, let me explain what happened tonight. Sometimes when your mom has half a glass of wine, she goes cuckoo bananas. – Marge Simpson I’m a stress puppy from a family of stress puppies, but I thought I was dealing … Continue reading

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