Category Archives: Home Repairs

Tutorial: Changing a car battery

Tutorial: Changing a car battery
Tutorial: Changing a car battery

Up on Limestone Mountain outside of Lander, WY, helping retune an antenna rig.  Try to start Truckzilla to listen to the football game … click click click.  Dead battery.  Fortunately, another one of the guys on the crew that day was able to jump start us.  No problems for a month, until we were pointing a satellite dish on a hill partway between Laramie and Cheyenne.  Dish pointed, went to start up Truckzilla to go home, and you guessed it – click, click, click.  Dead battery.  We tried a few different unorthodox “don’t try this at home, kids” ways to trickle charge, the battery, but in the end, a nice man in a tow truck used the Square card reader on his iPhone to relieve us of $85 in exchange for jumping the truck.  We stopped at Walmart on the way home to get a new battery, and The Hubs left me in charge of changing batteries.  Trust me, it’s a lot easier than you think to change the battery in your car, truck, SUV, what have you.  Been there, done that on my scooter! Read the rest of this entry

Tutorial: How to hang a light in a closet

Tutorial: How to hang a light in a closet
Tutorial: How to hang a light in a closet

We’ve got a closet underneath our stairway that we use to store out-of-season clothes, Christmas wrapping paper and decorations, suitcases, etc.  Of course, there’s no light permanently installed in there!  I found a short lamp – the kind you might hang under a kitchen cabinet – that would work perfectly for this space. Read the rest of this entry

Tutorial: How to change the air filter and light bulb cover on your range hood

Tutorial: How to change the air filter and light bulb cover on your range hood
Tutorial: How to change the air filter and light bulb cover on your range hood

A couple weeks ago, I noticed that the lightbulb had burnt out on the range hood in the kitchen.  When I took the bulb cover off, it didn’t come off – it crumbled in my hand!  I needed to get a new cover, and since I know that we hadn’t changed the air filter in the nearly 7 years we’ve lived here, I decided to change that too while I was at it. Read the rest of this entry