The piece of plastic had been stuck in the outlet on the side of our kitchen island for years. It only affected one of the plugins in the outlet, and we have an abundance of outlets in our kitchen, so fixing it just never was a priority, until I … [Read more...] about CleverDudes Are Self-Reliant: Changing An Electrical Outlet
My son and I shared a fun experience over the weekend building a computer together. He had saved up money from his part-time job and wanted to upgrade his gaming rig. His primary motivation in building his own system was that he could pick the exact … [Read more...] about Which Is Cheaper: Buy a Computer or Build Your Own?
I've got a huge home improvement project looming in my immediate future. It was supposed to be done last year, but I just never got to it. My 20x24 cedar deck is due for a staining, and it's going to be a lot of work. I can either pay someone to … [Read more...] about DIY Deck Staining Will Save Me Over $500
I love a do it yourself project. The thrill of learning something new, taking something apart and making something work that had previously been broken. It's little DIY adventures that make life just a little more interesting. I do, … [Read more...] about Don’t Pay A Repair Person To Fix Something, Pay Them To Teach You To Fix it Yourself!
I had a serious case of sticker shock at a bar in downtown Chicago when a bartender told me that I owed $8.50 for a rum and coke. Iâ€™m from a smaller town where Iâ€™m used to paying half that on the rare occasion we go out. Iâ€™m the kind of … [Read more...] about How Much Cheaper Is It to Drink at Home?
My neighbor mentioned a few nights ago that on his list of things to do for the evening was to take a look at their water heater. Apparently it wasnâ€™t working, and they had no hot water. My neighbor is the kind of guy that will take a look at … [Read more...] about Clever Dudes Are Self Reliant: Water Heater Edition