Another Adventure

It seems once one giant insurmountable self-imposed ordeal is finished, another quickly follows. This time last year we were busy painting and decorating the house. That took far longer than expected and the summer months flew past. We were stuck inside wearing face masks and our oldest clothes, painting. By the time we were able to put our heads up, it was nearing winter. We have had this summer to ourselves to enjoy. Read more →

Plastic Defects in Joby GorrilaPods

Megan took out her Joby GorrilaPod flexible tripod for the first time in a few months. When she picked it up and moved one of the flexible legs, it pulled away in her hand. Broken Joby GorillaPod Three cracks had appeared since Megan had put down the GorrilaPod. It has not been heavily used or stressed. The plastic had cracked with age, not use. Three cracks have developed over time in the Joby GorrilaPod. Read more →

Metal Studs and TV Mounts

Mounting our television onto our internal wall took more time and effort than expected. Our internal walls have metal studs and thus defy traditional advice aimed at wood studs or brick walls. We had long planned to mount our television onto the wall. The height of the television sitting on a low cabinet was not enough. When I reclined, my feet blocked part of the screen. The screen needed to be higher. Read more →

What S Numbers Mean For Safety Footwear

I wear boots and I prefer steel toe capped boots. Recently I bought my first pair online sight unseen. While researching my choices, I noticed many pairs of boots advertised an S number. Here is what those S ratings mean: SB Basic safety S1 Closed seat region Antistatic properties Energy absorption of seat region S2 Closed seat region Antistatic properties Energy absorption of seat region Water penetration and water absorption S3 Closed seat region Antistatic properties Energy absorption of seat region Water penetration and water absorption Penetration resistance Cleated outsole S4 Antistatic properties Energy absorption of seat region S5 Antistatic properties Energy absorption of seat region Penetration resistance Cleated outsole Read more →