Journey in the Woods

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Putting things in Place

Gave myself a holiday present this week - I sewed my shoes back together.  They have leather uppers and the seams had come undone (not the first time for one of them) and so I finally got to sit down and sew them up. Once again, love the dental floss solution!


And, the tank got moved!  It's hard to show the proper perspective of where a 10 foot wide 8 foot tall thing is sitting on a hillside... 


 But here it is moments before the last move, where it will sit on that "pad" I dug out a while back.   The whole last 2 days of moving actually went very well.  Of course, going downhill is the way to go. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Another product improvement thought

So, we have a Dirt Devil upright 'cyclonic breeze' I think it's called.  The link to it is here.   It's actually a really nice little machine. It's powerful, light, and has a lot of little features.  The best is how it comes apart so easily to clean, with the canister thing and easy access to the filter -a  key part to keep clean in any vacuum device.  What I find is I need to take off the rotating brushes regularly (which could be easier,btw) and cut off the long hairs that have wrapped around it.  What the builders of this thing should have done is make a shallow, thin groove along the length of the drum, so that one could easily slip a knife under the wrapped hair and cut them all with one quick swipe. 

Thursday, December 05, 2013

cool winter days

I love it when the cold box in the kitchen wall becomes another refrigerator for us, filled with autumn goodies