Category Archives: Hobbies

Fiberglass blow-out

And that is only the first trip out of three. 8 bags of compact fiberglass insulation, although I ended up using only six of them. The ‘Atticat’ system for blowing insulation is sure pretty clean, efficient and easy to use for … Continue reading

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Fixing stuff

Fixed a drawer door in the bathroom recently. I already forgot the english name for that convenient thin stick of wood used to fill gaps left by old screws, so you can screw again at the same position. Works like … Continue reading

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Hollow garage walls

After completing the fix of the fresh water pipes in the garage, I inspected the walls and found they were hollow – insulation is completely absent… Congrats to the builder…  

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Frozen pipes & leaking water in basement and garage

In a random order: New valve in the garage, with the old and leaking red valve disconnected. The plumbing from there on will have to be replaced. Newly installed valve in the kitchen, controlling the pipe going to the backyard … Continue reading

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Birds on the feeder off our deck

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Sam special, F-16 model with afterburner

And a special for Samuel. A dash up in category for model air fight. I’m not flying our rotor plane against this!    YouTube – F-16 model with afterburner! 

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Two poker wins

I won money twice at poker last week, actually for every tournament I joined.   On Wednesday there was an exceptional $20-in-the-pot / $20-bounty tournament where you win a bounty everytime you knock out a player. I knocked out 3 … Continue reading

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Melting coconut oil and Slov

For those who were in Seattle this year, the coconut oil is melting again. Translation: we have above 90 F here.   I tried to fly the RC model ‘Slo-V’ again this afternoon. I’m definitively not as skilled as Samuel … Continue reading

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RC model plan parts

Finally I got myself to stop by the model shop in Bellevue. The propeler, rear wing and main frame are ordered (the shop keeper did not have this model parts in stock), they costed only ~$22. I should have the … Continue reading

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Model airplane flight test

We also had competition from ‘slightly’ larger and higher airplanes.   Let’s try some videos… well not. Windows Live doesn’t support hosting those 😦    

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