Monday, February 25, 2008

DIY 2008 Inside the Home Builders Show

Wish I could find it on the website to link to it! There were so many cool new products discussed on the show! Like the flat wire you can use to hard wire a sconce in place with out having to rip up the wall, the twisted wrench so you could get more torque out of it, my fave was the cordless drill powered scaffold mover. Not sure what the weight limit was on it, but wouldn't that just be cool, no more up & down!

We picked up a pneumatic nailer kit & air compressor. I'll have pics to add later. Hubby was testing out the framing nailer & apparently it is quiet handy...

We also attended a local Home & garden show this weekend. It was OK. Most of the vendors were selling patio stones or cheap windows. We talked to a lot of the window guys, but I'm not sure we should have! The windows we need replaced all seem to be a hair larger than the ones they offer for their "show" price. Besides the fact that 75% of the draft comes in around the windows & not through them I'm not sure just going with replacements will help us in the long run. We did talk to some srpay foam insulators, we are looking to utilize that product in our crawl spaces, they are quiet drafty!

We picked up a bunch of seeds & some peat pots for the garden & set the planting dates, now I just need to prepare the pots & find an area that will be warm & safe! So far we have Beefsteak tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, sweet peppers, zucchini, pumpkin, lettuce, carrots, sunflowers, beans, peas, watermelon, pole beans, & corn. Not sure if I missed anything, but I'm sure I did!!!

Hubby started to insulate the duct work. We had started this project last year with the intention of buying a pack of insulation everytime we went to the Home store. But... I guess we forgot! We picked up 3 packages today & wrapped the ducts above the furnace & the long duct to our son's room. Next time we will wrap the duct to our room I think.

Now that we have the nailers & warmer weather may be just around the corner I am hoping to get the bathroom finished downstairs. We still need to finish installing the trim. I am prepainting it, so really we are waiting on me! And the cabinet hubby is going to build so I will have storage for stuff like towels, I know it's a novel idea for a bathroom!!!

That's about all that's going on in THIS old house!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Can't believe I'm writing this...

Not because I think there is anything wrong with these, but hey I'm a chick!

I guess if I were looking for such a thing I'd go to a site like Enlargement World Reviews.

The extender review was especially interesting. Again, chick here! So I won't be cliche & say it doesn't matter to us, ok so maybe a little, but a very little. I can think a a few products that wouldn't cost the $300 that could help greatly. Bottle of wine (or 2)...

I really have been amazed at the popularity of the "male enhancement" pill phenomenon. I'd check out sites like male enhancement reviews before I ingested something. But then I read somewhere that the Japanese have a "female" enhancing cookie. So to each his or her own!!!

Not too much going on

We have been watching a lot of "Holmes on Homes" on Discovery Home lately. Not sure if that is a good thing for a do it yourself-er, but we are getting a lot of ideas!!! And a lot of what to do when we have to hire a contractor!!!