I'm now the proud owner of a National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass which provides entrance or access to myself and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federal operated recreation sites across the country. If you're 62 years old or better and love the outdoors, this is a real bargain for $90 for the rest of your life. My first visit, in the planning stage, will be Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC.
Friday, August 28, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Let's get the party started!
These chocolate pudding shots are super easy to make. Fold together all the ingredients below, spoon into plastic cups, close them with lids and freeze them in a gallon-size bag.
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream liquor
1/2 cup vodka
1 container of extra creamy Cool Whip
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
I noticed this sign at a local restaurant and thought this couldn't be a QR (Quick Response) code as it didn't look much like the blocky, and frankly pretty ugly, version I've grown accustomed to seeing. But when I scanned it with Google Lens on my Pixel 2 it worked just fine, taking me to the web site with the menu. It took a bit of digging, but I found that there are a variety of ways and shapes that can be used to create these better-looking versions. One website you can try this out is at the link below.
This technique is about a decade old and this is the first I've heard of it, and I've spent a fair amount of time investigating QR codes. Sigh...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
We bought this extra-large wood cutting board to extend the limited counter space in our kitchen when we're not needing the gas stovetop, such as when we're throwing a party and guests are bringing already-prepared sides to share.
Monday, August 24, 2020
I bought four 5/16" x 2" carriage bolts at Lowes last week and instead of waiting at the cashier stand while they searched through their book to find the right part, I just took a picture of it and showed it to them. They entered the item number and that was that, saving time for both of us. Sometimes is a matter of remembering the simple things.
Friday, August 21, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
This isn't the cheapest squeegee you can buy, but the extra few bucks will get you the best performance of any we've tried. This is the 12-inch model but they also come in 10-inch and 14-inch options. It takes the job of cleaning our shower glass doors down to six swipes, saving at least half the time it previously took to accomplish this chore.
A big SHOUT-OUT to Grace for this home improvement!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
We spotted this sign on Wilmington Pike recently and just had to loop back to take a picture. We don't know if the misspelling is intentional to attract attention, an accident the spell-checker didn't catch or maybe they really are selling people named "Hugh" or the person having the sale is "Hugh".
We didn't go check to see if the sale was "Huge", we were content with having a chuckle.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Now that our patio gate has been made shiny again, it's a bit appalling to see how bad it looked before. The frame, poles, and chain link were covered with Rustoleum Chain Link Fence Paint, which is the consistency of water (i.e. very messy), and the latch, hinges, and tension bars were replaced with new hardware. The paint only came in a gallon size, of which I have 95% of it left. If you're in the mood to do some touch-up yourself, I will happily share the leftover paint and save you some bucks.
Monday, August 17, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020