March 13 Day 735: Fixed It!

During the pandemic, I have been working on my maker mindset. In addition to playing with my 3D-printer, I have tackled the repairs of home appliances. First there was the washing machine (July 18 Day 132: Priceless). Then I replaced the kitchen faucet (March 27 Day 384: The Right Tool…). Today, I conquered the broken oven glass.Continue reading “March 13 Day 735: Fixed It!”

February 24 Day 718: Anticipation of Accomplishment

I heard a muffled pop in the kitchen. Upon investigation, I found the cracks shown in the image above. The inner window of my oven fractured. What did I do about it? Nothing. I let the vegetables finish roasting. Turned the oven off and promptly ignored the problem for the next few days. I eventuallyContinue reading “February 24 Day 718: Anticipation of Accomplishment”

March 27 Day 384: The Right Tool…

…makes all the difference. My goal was to fix the dripping kitchen faucet. I watched YouTube videos and gathered tools. My action plan: remove the handle, take the innards to the hardware store, and buy the proper repair kit. In reality: the set screw was frozen. After applying a rust penetrating catalyst, I still managedContinue reading “March 27 Day 384: The Right Tool…”

March 20 Day 12: Geek Squad Cred

I know my response to stress is to sleep. As I try to grade 15 twenty-page capstone papers, all my eyes want to do is close. I set a daily goal of grading five papers to ensure that I will be ready to compute final grades by Monday and assign them before Tuesday’s 5 pmContinue reading “March 20 Day 12: Geek Squad Cred”