Archive for the ‘Handyman’ Category

July 27th, 2009 - 10:08 pm § in Handyman


I spent the first two weeks of July—half of my summer vacation—building this new toy for the kids.[...]

May 23rd, 2009 - 9:17 pm § in Handyman


Take that, rodent.[...]

May 14th, 2009 - 11:35 pm § in Handyman

A Car Repair Tip…

…having remarkably little to do with Land Cruisers. One benefit of the Land Cruiser purchase was its stereo. I didn’t need it in the truck, but the one in our 1998 Honda Civic was tired and just about dead, so the Bantha donated its. (Damn, the Bantha is a good and generous car!) With a [&hellip[...]

April 25th, 2009 - 11:17 pm § in Handyman

It’s Alive!

Last night I finally got the stickiest lug nut off of the Bantha. It only took a blow torch and a four foot breaker bar to make it see the light, but I got the better of it in the end. So, with that taken care of, I could finally take the front left wheel […][...]

April 11th, 2009 - 9:40 pm § in Handyman


Really. Literally. We had some friends over today, so we cleaned up a bit before they arrived. My job was cleaning the toilets. (I guess it’s my archaeological training, but being elbow deep in piss and shit doesn’t particularly bother me.) Anyhow, one of our toilets has a really disgusting look[...]

February 28th, 2009 - 10:13 pm § in Handyman

So Maybe It’s a Bantha

Last weekend, my Star Wars obsessed four-year-old son suggested a name for the truck. It’s a pretty good one, and may actually stick, but first I need to decide the following:[...]

December 8th, 2008 - 8:59 am § in Handyman

My Latest Obsession

Well, as both of you may have noticed, this blog has gone pretty silent lately. As a chronicle of my tech trials, travails, and triumphs, this makes some sense: things are pretty quiet at work, and the problems have been mundane and not particularly blog-worthy. We’re still mighty busy, but there [...]