Tuesday, January 29, 2013


The latch on the door of the garden shed had rusted and fallen off, so I bought another at the hardware store and set out today to make the repair. There is nothing of value stored inside the shed... an old riding lawn mower that will never cut grass again and a few ladders, etc... but I wanted it locked nonetheless. 

I get satisfaction from fixing things, but I am not proficient at all. If a true craftsman looked over my work, I wouldn't get a passing grade. And I would ask said craftsman where he was when I needed him. But the door is now locked and I can put my power tools away until the next broken thing shows its face.

I didn't replace the entire latch because... well, it still works and a little rust is quite photogenic. :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Now is the time to put things back together in an entirely new way.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Let There Be Berries!

Finding tasty fruits and vegetables during the winter months is not easy and usually not easy on the wallet either. These look beautiful (I have sampled the blackberries - yummy!) and I hope they are as good as they look. Planning to serve these over a little bit of greek yogurt. :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Power Tools

I spent a few hours today on outside chores. I at least made things around the yard and garage look neater and more organized. I couldn't find the right drill bit to do what I had in mind with this drill; I'll save that for another day.