• Family

    Installing a Garbage Disposal

    Our old garbage disposal was leaking and really reeking (I think it corroded to the point where garbage was festering in parts it shouldn’t be in). I picked up a new Insinkerator Badger 15ss – 3/4 hp with stainless steel grinders at the local Lowes. I wasn’t expecting this to be a very difficult install as it was replacing an existing disposal and same brand. Well, it took about 1.5 hours. I had neglected to figure in my 5 and 8 year-old helpers. My helpers spent most of the time arguing over who would hold the flashlight. This was even less useful when one of them discovered it had a…

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  • Board Games,  Entertainment,  General

    Xia: Legends of a Drift System

    We got a three-person play of Xia: Legends of a Drift System in last weekend at Andy’s. Steve and I are willing to give it another go; this was a short “learning” game to only 5 VP (about an hour or so). Next play we will give it the full treatment, at least 15-20 VP and use the non-player controlled “dummy” factions.

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