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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Wow, that was a real handyman thing with the oven, congratulations!


One of these days, someone will develop a retro kit that will ignite the oven via the spark with like the burners on top.

Way to go, Linda. That was the cleanest "used" stove I have ever seen. Please tell me that you cleaned it before the photos. I will eat from that kitchen anytime!

Yes Congratulations! Sure glad you had Linda there ;)


I noticed that in your list of tools you didn't include a hammer. I find that a hammer will fix just about anything. ;-) I also noticed from your photos of the old pilot light assembly that the copper tube looked like it was crimped. That may have restricted gas flow to the pilot light. Good job on the replacement though.

Thank you for posting about the refrigerator light! We were burning out bulbs quickly ourselves. After the second one I said the heck with it and we left it in the dark. After reading your post I found the package with another bulb and sure enough with that switch on the bulb burns continuously. Who would have ever thought about that switch? Thanks again. BTW, we'll see you in K'ville. Looking forward to it again.

Howard, maybe this blog should be retitled to: Things to do in Louisiana when really bored.

Anyway, nice work, Grasshopper. Becoming comfortable with tackling technical things is a lot like accounting.... there are rules... they just keep changing.... for the convenience of someone else.

I believe, too, that we all have a small quiet voice in us that tells us when we have missed something important in our process. Though not a spoken voice it gradually screams louder and louder the farther we proceed down the incorrect path until we stop in frustration or the path ends.... usually abruptly... I also have a supply of "extra parts" that were bought to fix things not yet broken. Sometimes, these get repurposed to solve another problem but sometimes, too, the originals actually break... and I go buy another one because I can't find the first one I bought.

This is the way of the handyman.... you never know when you may need something so keep everything handy.

Always glad to read about how much you have learned to fix things. Remember how Linda used to take your photo when you had a tool in your hand? That's what convinced me we could be Full Timers since Bob's tool is a phone. Especially liked the advise Linda gives you. I thought it was just me when I advise Bob on fixing the few things he trys.

I learned something new today! Wow, didn't know about the frig or the oven. I've been camping since I was a kid. Never too old to learn something new. John is the one that usually fixes everything on the camper I just sit & watch and bring ice tea. I honestly have no clue. My job is to plan out the trips, food prep and make sure we have everything like medical supplies, extra odds & ends. I think you guys did great team work together fixing both applicances! Congrats to both of you! Thanks for the pictures and information!

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