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Concord Light Broadband Installation

IMG_6057Town broadband is here! I am so excited to ditch Comcast xfinity because they are SO EXPENSIVE! So far I’m using Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Vudu. I have a Samsung Smart TV and AppleTV. Why do I need traditional cable? Plus my Samsung TV has been fighting viciously with the cable box. I think that was planned by Samsung, but it is an easy choice for me – drop the cable.

The confusing issue I’ve been having is where to buy movies?  I can buy them anywhere, but then that is the only place to watch them. What if they terminate Amazon Prime instant video? For example, I just bought the Harry Potter series on the my itunes account, because I think it has the most potential longevity. But I bought The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on vudu, because itunes doesn’t work on the xbox we have upstairs. And strangely, the movie was then charged to P’s xbox live account instead of to my vudu account. I have a feeling that this may even get more complicated before it gets easier.

All that being said, I am proud of my town for leading the private broadband movement. It is great to have another option besides the media machine.

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April 14, 2014 · 11:16 am

Gold shower door enclosure

Gold shower door enclosure

This has to be sprayed in place. Currently in process!

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March 17, 2014 · 3:13 pm

Tile Repair

Here I’m sharing my house repairs, here and there, as a way to document and confirm my labors.
LG, age 8, notices that some of the tiles in the mudroom were loose. It turned out that the concrete under some of them had bulged. This was a great opportunity for him to use his new hammer and a cold chisel.
We carefully chiseled out the grout with an old full tang screwdriver, then he chiseled down the high spots. We used a rigid ruler to find the spots and a marker to circle the areas to be addressed.
I then used thinset to lay the tiles back in. They aren’t very level, but it basically inside a closet, so I didn’t exert the extra effort to get to perfection.
Next I need to grout them.
*note: I got a bit of thinset on my hand and it gave me a little acid burn. Be careful!

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February 27, 2014 · 1:04 pm

Eggs on Main, come and get them

We have some eggs for sale at our house, curbside in suburbia. Check out our facebook page  for more pictures. Ask us questions here or there.

We are located at the corner of Main and Cottage near the Concord Depot. Look for the wagon and umbrella on Cottage Street.

We follow the town health inspector’s regulations for keeping the eggs safe to eat, and we rotate out any older eggs to provide fresh eggs to our customers.

This is a family business project where we have calculated costs and from there set pricing. Through resourcefulness, we have kept our costs as low as possible. We anticipate that the chickens will pay for themselves in two years, with the family eating half the eggs.

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October 15, 2013 · 3:49 pm

Honeybee on Clover

Honeybee on Clover

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July 2, 2013 · 6:35 pm