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2020 Pandemic Projects Part 6

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As I was going through the photos of the various phases of 2020 Garage Renovation project, I came across a few photos I had taken of an earlier garage rehab project which I had done…

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2020 Pandemic Projects Part 5

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After replacing the attic ladder, I tackled the most physically demanding task of the entire garage renovation project. Installing a Versalift attic lift which makes placing or retrieving items stored in the attic not only…

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2020 Pandemic Projects Part 4

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The next phase in the Garage Renovation project was to replace the wooden attic ladder, originally installed when the house was built, with a better, sturdier and significantly lighter aluminum attic ladder. I was surprised…

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2020 Pandemic Projects Part 3

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I should note the Garage Renovation project was really a series of mini projects, or phases, which were completed over a three month period.  So going forward I’ll be treating each phase as an individual…

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2020 Pandemic Projects Part 2

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The fourth 2020 Pandemic Home Improvement project was to renovate our two car garage. The goal besides getting everything better organized was to enable it to also function as workshop / hobby space, while still…

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2020 Pandemic Projects

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I have always been a reader. I was encouraged to read a young age. My mom tells me that when I was in first grade I was reading at a third grade level and by…

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Fixing LibreOffice JRE Errors

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I’ve been using LibreOffice, and it’s predecessor OpenOffice, for creating documents & spreadsheets for more than a decade. Up until now my document creation and spreadsheet formating needs have been pretty basic. Rarely have I…

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Trip Canceled

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Updated 03-21-2020 In the effort to impede the spread of the Corona virus, Via Rail has canceled all overnight trains for the foreseeable future. As a result, our planned, and highly anticipated, trip across Canada…

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Bucket List

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Now that I’m retired, I have the opportunity to do something which has been on my bucket list for a very long time. Truthfully, I probably could have checked this item off the list a…

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Retirement

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February 28th, 2020. My last day of work. It wasn’t the day I originally planned to retire, but my employer had other ideas. 18 months earlier the firm I’d spent half my life working for,…

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