Home maintenance, for me, requires constant self-tutoring. The tutor mentions a message he saw on the label of some LED bulbs. I long ago heard that LED bulbs would produce comparable light – or even brighter – for a fraction …

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Yard work is constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares an observation from it. Today I was disassembling some reinforcements made last fall for an abandoned project. The reinforcements were triangular, consisting of landscaping ties and 2×6 boards fastened with lag screws. …

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The tutor talks about why using a cloth or rubber glove might help to open a jar. I’m not particularly strong, so with household chores I have to improvise sometimes – for instance, when opening jars. When I was a …

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The tutor continues about a toy repair, with some reinforcement ideas. While we were repairing the toy a few nights ago (see my previous post), my father-in-law suggested that, after the first repair cured, a second application should be considered …

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