Category: House and home

Remember that last post?

November 4th, 2008
The one about the garage door? Yeah, er...forget all of that. What I should do is oil the tracks every six months. That's reasonable. Tightening the chain, though? That's not something I should have to deal with. I know this because that's what… more »

Because I keep forgetting...

October 29th, 2008
Houses require a decent amount of routine maintenance. Meaning, the many, many components of a house need to be oiled, tightened, inspected, replaced, or otherwise tweaked every so often. "Every so often" being months, or, more pleasingly, years. Of cou… more »

Advice for homeowners

August 25th, 2008
Or anyone doing repairs, really. It's something that I've had to learn multiple times before it finally sank in: Do not screw around with the annoying crap that you can replace easily, just because the annoying crap is there, and a trip to the hardw… more »