My goal here was to design a better picnic table, and a booklet with everything you need to know to build this table.
This Picnic Table is being built around the world by Homeowners, Schools, Colleges & Restaurants.
It's Handicap Accessible
It's Easy to Build and Kits are Available
It has No Exposed Screws on the Table Top
It's Easy to Move around the yard
It Stands-Up for Easy Cleanup and Storage
This table is Handicap Accessible
This unique picnic table is Handicap Accessible because it has room for a person in a wheelchair or an extra bench at the ends of the table, and because someone can sit at the ends of the benches without lifting their leg over the bench.
Whether you're new to woodworking or building picnic tables to sell, this step by step booklet will show you how to build a better picnic table. Over 200 picnic tables using this design are built every year and I truly believe this is a better picni…
I gave up soda years ago, well almost. I will treat myself to an orange crush and popcorn when I go to a movie. But at home all I drink is tap water and home made ice coffee, black no sugar.
When I go out I normally just get water. I like water. I like tap water. I don't always like the water when I go out because sometimes there's a chlorine aftertaste. I'm also not a fan of hot coffee unless you add lots of cream, and I'm trying to watch my calories / carbs.
I tried cold brew for a while, and frankly found it too much work, now I just brew about 4 tablespoons or 2 ounces of what ever Ground Dark Roast that's in my freezer with about 12 cups of water.
Once it's brewed I turn off the coffee maker and let it sit for an hour or more, and then transfer it to an open top glass pitcher in the refrigerator. I also keep my tap water in an open top glass pitcher in the refrigerator. I like the taste better if I let it breath.
I was skimming my Google news feed a few weeks ago and saw an article for a Boiled Egg Diet.
Being curious I took a look, it was interesting, but not something I would do forever. My viewpoint on diets is, if I can't do it forever, I don't do it.
The article even said people don't normally stick with it, because it becomes too boring over time, it does not contain enough daily calories, and lacks other essential nutrients.
I agree, in my experience that matches everything I've read and heard about diets like these, things look good at first, but because it's not a good long term life style, first you cheat, then you quit, and then you gain back more weight than you lost.
But on the brighter side, I was thinking about the Egg Salad Breakfast that I've been making and eating for the past several weeks, added a second egg, and dropped the pickle relish.
My sunflower seed mix includes 5 items, raw & roasted pumpkin seeds, raw & roasted sunflower seeds, and …
I recently switched from eating a single 88 calorie hard boiled egg breakfast, to a healthier, 1/3 of an egg, 320 calorie, fiber rich, Chia Egg Salad.
A single egg now feeds me breakfast for 3 days. I've lowered my cholesterol intake by a third. I get more calories and a better, healthier breakfast.
My egg salad mix is equal parts egg, mayonnaise, and pickle relish. In my breakfast bowl, I add 8 grams of Chia seeds, and 15 grams of my sunflower seed mix.
My sunflower seed mix is equal parts of both sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
This egg salad breakfast has allowed me to add fiber, along with healthier fats and protein to my meal without greatly raising the carbs.
Was the case a poor plan or poor idea? Who knows. I was not happy with it and with every cut things got worse, and worse, and worse. So I accepted the failure and moved on. I was able to use most of the leather you see in the image below on the left for other project. It was just the section on the right that went wrong.
Looking at the failed piece I saw a mask with a single eye. So I added a second eye and other facial features. With the failed project it was the first time I tried doing the two needle double thread stitch, a stitch used to sew baseballs. I want to remember what I learned here and salvage the leather.
On the left side the stitches are a bit farther apart. For a hollow project this made it harder to keep the leather lined up edge to edge. I also start…
I deliberately took the fall of 2017 off to watch for leaks on the inside and patch them as I found them. I had planned to continue on the inside in the summer of 2018 but due to health reasons I did not continue working on the boat again until the summer of 2019. I'm currently working on the inside of the boat.
It's amazing how something so seemingly innocent can potentially be a bad choice.
I went to see my doctor yesterday, just a basic annual appointment. I've lost a lot of weight in the past 6 months and I shared what I was doing, along with my challenges. I thought I was doing great. I am, but it seems I've developed a bad habit.
It's summer, blueberry season, and I started eating a container of blueberries a day. It started with a 170g container, then went to a 310g container. I mean it's not really that big, and it's blueberries. Their good for you, right. Well...
For me a handful of blueberries is about 40 grams. I would have a handful with breakfast and another handful throughout the day till they were gone. That's only like 8 handfuls, so no big deal, right...
OK, sometimes I munched on nothing but blueberries all day, and sometimes, I have blueberries for supper. But no big deal, right...
I told my doctor, that sometimes, I felt like I was starving, and…
I just had the full top of the tank replaced on my almost 40 year old septic tank.
Here are the before and after shots. When I bought the house over 10 years ago, the prior owner had died so no one knew just where the tank was. And you know what they say, if it aint broke dont fix it.
When they opened the tank to pump it for me. The 40 year old cement cover crumbled a bit. I could have just covered it with dirt, but in 5 to 10 years when I need to do it again I would like it to be easier.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to remove the old lid. I may have just been lucky. They put a heavy pry bar inside the access hole and hooked a chain to it, and then just slid the lid off.