As a wedding gift my godmother gave me this lovely food processor, that I actually use fairly regularly. This is the centre insert bit for my food processor. Or at least it used to be, before it somehow managed to make it's way from the top rack into the very bottom of my dishwasher, where it got wedged up against the heating element and melted. I was a bit shocked that … [Read more...]
Declutter 365 Challenge…
When I was fixating on my Grandma's stuff the Chief Blond, over at Still Blond After All these Years suggested I take part in her Declutter 365 Challenge. At that time, I decided I would indeed take her up on the challenge but I've yet to post anything about it. The idea behind the Declutter 365 Challenge is to organize and tidy up your place by getting rid of stuff, … [Read more...]
The Water Tank Heater Question – Should I get a Tankless System?
We just got a new hot water tank installed. One of the major things I had to decide was whether or not we would change over to a tankless system. Since I have spent literally hours over the past week considering this, doing the math, and pouring over the internet looking for info, I figure I'll share my findings with you guys. So, what about a tankless system? I've heard … [Read more...]
And the quest for Hot Water continues…
Back on Wednesday I called the chimney company back, because they had seemed confident that they could run the liner down the chimney, and I thought being a chimney specialist they might know more then the other fellows. I explained how two other contractors said it could not be done, and asked if they were sure they could do it? They said, oh definitely, 4 inch this, ladeda, … [Read more...]
The Quest For Hot Water, Part 2.
The plumber was supposed to call me back first thing this morning with a quote. 11am, still no call. Just when I was looking up the number to call him instead, the guy showed here. Knocking at my side door and saying he needed to take a few measurements. So I let him downstairs and he poked around for a bit, and then he told me the bad news. He says there is no way they will … [Read more...]
To rent or not to rent… That is the Question…
...And it is a headache inducing doozey of a question at that. I'm talking about water tank rental vs. outright purchase. What follows is my five day (thus far) saga/rant, documenting my attempts to replace our hot water tank. We haven't had hot water in our house since last Thursday. (Which, by the way, quite sucks. Warming water on the stove top to wash both the dishes … [Read more...]
Package Paranoia, or How to Deal With Parcel Deliveries?
Two years ago we replaced the "you-can-see-sunlight-through-the-cracks" original wooden front door on our 1954 house. We didn't realize until after the contractors ripped it off and disposed of it that this meant losing our front screen door. I was a little dismayed at the time but we didn't have the extra cash to spend on getting a new screen door as well. Now due to my … [Read more...]