Tone-in-oz just doing it anyway

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

RC Yacht and Speed Boat

RC Yacht and Speed Boat


Dad had a flying “dope” powered plane on cables that he built from a balsa kit. You stood on the ground with a two cable-control line and turned in circles as it flew up and down around you. The fuel smelt weird, and we were not old enough to fly it. The engine was a bastard to turn over to start. It got dusty pretty quick…

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DIY (Marvining) in the Bathroom


Drip. Drip.

"Turn the shower tap OFF please!"
Problemo-  a worn valve or washer suspected.
Three days of reminders.....
"YES Marvin!"

Monday, May 16, 2011


Bedroom Curtains
Or Home Decorating, a Male Way...

You would think home decorating is for the ladies. If there is no lady to tell you that you have done it the wrong way, Marvin, then you may be like me, constant trips to the hardware store.

Of Course, some people KNOW exactly what they need before they step out of the hoose!

I had a fair idea for doing the new curtains last year, a list as it were- New Curtains.  If there is anybody cheaper than me, I would not be surprised, as it means they are successful El Cheapos.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scanner scammed

 my friend D...

Addendum to last message for a laugh
I went to scan that pic for your dad, and the damn thing would not scan to the computer. 5 min
So i reinstalled the software, disk out of date, 
so got some from off the internet, 20 min
Still would not work, 10 min, bugger it.
NO, went back see what is wrong.
Reminded me to make sure was connected to pc,  sure, course tis.
And then, just in case...
Guess what?
Don’t tell your dad i wasted 30 minutes of his life waiting....
USB Wasn’t plugged in

Catch ya


"ha, ok BLONDIE!!!!!"

Thanks D

Sunday, May 8, 2011



Weegen and the wallet is dry. 

Between last weekend and this weekend, the house-hold account has bled red and dry via checks, credit cards, savings, and cash! Consumerism Rules me. My head aches. I need a rant, something cathartic besides retail therapy. Food? Typing?

Friday, May 6, 2011

renew a weather monitoring tool

As mentioned somewhere, the original rainfall collector just weathered badly since 1998.

Being plastic (from Nylex as well?!) it got brittle. Getting up on a shaky homemade stool... I had dropped it twice over the years, and repaired twice with super glue, the last time with some freezer bags too... Cracked it then actually broken the second time actually. Tape and plastic bags do not do a great job

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dishwasher 2011 Episode II

Three mornings ago

Three mornings ago there was some water on the kitchen floor as we got up.

Two mornings ago

The same. They would not have done it emptying the dishwasher? Nah.