Tag: reconfigure

Notice: Since the end of the world may occur tomorrow, you might want to hold off starting this project until Saturday, if there is a Saturday. If there is no Saturday, it’s been nice knowing you. Do you remember those big old heat registers at Grandma’s house? They were vertical against the wall and the […]

Two-bit Guru | Salvaged Goods | Photo of silt fencing and a wooden box received from a neighbor

How would you like to have a neighbor who actually delivers salvaged goods to your door from numerous sources? If you’re a trash picker like me I’m sure you’d answer with an enthusiastic Yes! Please contain your envy because I enjoy such a situation. My trash-purveying neighbor is a landscaper and he comes across all […]

“Oops.” ~Two-bit Guru In an earlier post I said today I would to tell you about how to organize your junk  but this dang rant broke loose like an oil spill and I couldn’t stop it. Organizing junk next time, or hoarding, or something. When most people think of junk they probably think of a […]

Why do I have more leaky garden hoses than anyone else in the entire village? It’s not only because I’m a gardener but also because I absolutely adore stuff that other people have thrown away. It’s all free! I love trash picking the way some people love major league baseball, or ballet, or Sudoku. I […]

We did this video blog in about as unprepared a way as you could imagine. No script, no thought, just aim the camera and shoot. You can see that a lot of care went into my wardrobe, too. We plan on doing more video, although this time of year isn’t the best for showing off […]

Several years ago I converted my wine cellar into a root cellar. I had less interest in my cheap Spanish red wines and more interest in other ways of preserving food. Click the thumbnails to see a larger image.       The room was there, under the basement stairs, when I started on the […]

Whenever I set out to save the world I usually start in one place and wind up somewhere completely different, often frustrated. You’d almost think the world doesn’t want to be saved, at least not single-handedly by me. When recycling came to our community years ago I applauded it. Even before there were vehicles dedicated […]