Tagged: atascadero

Temperature Controls-Why are they so wacky?

On cold mornings, my wife Jen, gets into the car, and immediately cranks the heater temperature up to 112 degrees or whatever the highest setting is. She wants the car to get toasty as quickly as possible. I don’t utter a word (because I know when to shut up, most of the time). But the […]

You Are Loading Your Dishwasher the Wrong Way!!

Silverware up or silverware down? That’s just one question to ask about loading your dishwasher. How about whether to pre-rinse or not? What do you do, and why? What the heck is rinse aid for? On the silverware question, I agree with the segment on the Today Show. You can watch it here: http://www.today.com/home/do-you-load-dishwasher-wrong-t29566 They […]

Convert your tiny space into a Tiny Apartment!

This is a story of why I am a genius.  I was really looking forward to a relaxed weekend.  That all ended when Jen and I discovered that our 40 gallon propane, AO Smith water heater was bleeding to death.  The picture is of this champion of tanks, lying in state.   This might normally […]