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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: Changing the battery on a scooter

Tutorial: Changing the battery on a scooter
Tutorial: Changing the battery on a scooter

When it’s not snowing and when I don’t have to haul any cargo, you’ll find me buzzing around town on my 2005 Yamaha Zuma scooter, Scootypuff Junior.  I got it new in September 2005 and have put almost 4000 miles on it – not something you always see on a scooter!  I’ve never had any problems with it, other than changing the battery and putting on new brake pads.  The great thing about many scooter designs is the ease of maintenance.  While doing a brake job on my Zuma is a two person job, changing the battery is easily a solo job.   Read the rest of this entry