Baking a Cake in our Rice Cooker

I’m really in love with our rice cooker. Since last I blogged about it, it died a noble death – it managed to pop our last round of popcorn, then we had a conversation about how that was clearly misusing the appliance, and then it never turned on again. :'( I ordered up a new … Read more

Building a Stock Tank Shower or Bath

One thing we really wanted in our new sauna was a way to keep the cleaning process really contained. We felt that the quantities of water splashed about while washing up in the old sauna contributed to a number of boards with mildew stains on them and a generally icky feeling about how things were … Read more

Improving my Posture at Home

For a couple years now I’ve been doing most of my computing at our Norden Ikea table here in the living room of the cabin. Sitting on a hard wooden chair (better now that my loving Sister V! gave us all fitted, personalized pads for our chairs) and hunched over the laptop. Working on client … Read more

Pizza Topology

So we had a late Thanksgiving Dinner this year (late by Canadian Standards – it was the last weekend in October).  It was awesome.  Mummu and Grandpa and E! visited us, and we made mashed potatoes, turkey roll with stuffing, gravy, roasted turnip, rice, and rolls, and our guests brought cake and cheesecake for dessert. … Read more

No Hem Hem

So I wake up at midnight.  Bummer – can’t get back to sleep.  It’s still almost four am and here I am blogging. At about one thirty, laying in bed, I’m thinking about insulating the windows and other window-related stuff, when it occurs to me that later today I’m to be at Mummu’s and I … Read more