Tag Archives: repair

Making the Sun My Bitch

After sleeping until 10 AM to reduce my backlog, I spent the next brutally hot twelve hours installing the relay and heavy cabling that connects the car battery to the house batteries. This helps in several ways: With no alternator, … Continue reading

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$300 For My Soul

My 1998 Geo Metro is my favorite car I’ve ever owned. I build my current home to fit inside it, driven it over 2000 miles one way to the West Coast twice, slept in it along the way, replaced innumerable … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Certainty

I’m turning my van into a stealth camper and mobile office. Once it’s done, I can live and work anywhere super cheap! The Good News: This $400 device that will let me use 120V appliances in my RV works! The … Continue reading

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Resurrecting the Metro

I’ve been working hard to resurrect my favorite abusive parter of all time, my 1997 Geo Metro. I’m bringing it back from the brink of death to re-sell it, and doing so will be easier once its story is told, … Continue reading

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“IT LIVES!!!!”

I modded this $4 Goodwill shaver to use rechargeable AA batteries instead of futzing around with plug-in chargers! It has twice the power it had before, works great, and looks substantially less like a bomb than my last Frankenshaver. Other … Continue reading

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Just Call Me Mr. Sprinkles

All my spotily sodden pants look like I’ve been knife fighting with Smurfs. I’ve felt the keen bite of PVC primer on a flayed blister between my finger and thumb about six times a day. I have dirt under not … Continue reading

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Repairs and Move-Out Decluttering

Whenever I put the last screw in, plug in my laptop, and hit the Power button, there’s always this moment where I’m not sure what’s going to happen. My heart skips a beat as I wait for first the “BONG!”, … Continue reading

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