All Done . . . Pretty Much . . .

Chris and I started back in on our trim replacement project about 10am this morning. And except for a somewhat balky nailgun, things went pretty quickly.

As far as what we’re doing, we making this,

Trim Damage


look like this.

Trim Damage 2


Chris ran a string along the trim level to give us a guide for the boards. After that it was merely a matter of holding them in place as Chris nailed them up.

This is the before:

Trim Boards 2


And this is the after:

Trim Boards 4

Trim Boards 5


It took us about an hour and a half to do both ends of the house. For the second end, we didn’t use a string, but just got a good starting point and then used the 4ft long level to keep things on track.

Finishing up here, we knocked off for lunch at Hooters for hot wings. Hmmm, Good.

Back on the job, it took another 45 minutes to do the courtyard and finish up. I’ve still got some places to fill in some missing trim on a couple of other areas, and some touchup painting to fill in. But the hard work is done, and my son Chris did his usual great job helping me (or actually doing most of the work. I just held things in place.)

Leaving the house, I stopped off at a client’s to check out the new Cloud Print system I set up the other day, and so far it seems to be working fine.

BTW I started to install Cloud Print on my Kindle Fire and discovered that for some reason Google changed the name from Cloud Print to Easy Print for the Fire. But it works just fine.

On another subject, I had been looking to try a French Press system for making coffee since people say it’s the best way. And I was also interested in a Keurig or K-Cup coffee maker. That’s the system that uses the small 1 cup packages like this.

K-Cup-SiloSometimes in the evening I would like a cup of coffee, but it’s just too much work to set up the Mr. Coffee 12 cup machine for one or two cups. And we just don’t have the counter space to spare for another appliance like a Keurig.

Then last week I came across this on a TV infomercial. And it’s both a K-Cup brewer AND a French Press.Coffee Press

The basic model just does the K-Cups, and is $29.95. But for $10 more you get two extra adapters. One lets you use the round coffee pods that kind of look like large tea (coffee?) bags, and the other one lets you use your own loose ground coffee.

And it’s quick and simple to use. Your cold water goes in the blue container with the handle. This then goes in the microwave to heat up.

Your K-Cup/pod/loose coffee adapter fastens to the bottom, and then the clear plastic collection cup fastens over that.

When your water is heated, you pour it into the clear cylinder at the top. Then the blue container, which has an O-ring at the bottom, is inserted into the cylinder and pressed down. And your hot, fresh coffee comes out into the bottom cup. And you’re done.

It really takes longer to tell you about it than it does to just do it. Just what I was looking for.

I’ve used it a couple of times so far and it works just great. And it comes with three sample K-Cups to get you started, 1 tea and 2 different coffees.

You can get more info here – MyCoffeePress.


Thought for the Day:

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." – George Bernard Shaw



10 Responses

  1. What a great Dad you are. . .no wonder your kiddos are always excited for your return. . .project looks good!

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  2. I must have missed some of your blogs. Did y’all buy a S&B? Are you planning to stop full-timing?

  3. Bob makes a pot of coffee the traditional way and pours it into a thermos type carafe we purchased at a Goodwill. Keeps it warm all day and if a cup needs warmed up puts it in the micro or on the stove top depending on if we are boondocking or hooked up.

  4. Hooters = naked drummies. OK, I remember. So far.

    Once again I am glad I don’t drink coffee. 🙂

  5. Judy,

    We don’t plan to stop full-timing anytime soon.

    The house is the same one we’ve owned since 1979.

    Our daughter moved in when we hit the road the beginning of 2008.

    Since then she got married and they had Landon so it worked out great.

    A few months ago we started getting nasty letters from the Homeowners Association so that’s the reason for the repairs.

  6. Donna,

    We kind of do the same thing. I make a big 8 cup pot in the morning, with Jan’s mug getting 3 cups and my big mug holds 5.

    I’ll drink that most of the morning. But I’ve tried making more and making it last, and it just doesn’t seem to taste that good 12 hours later.

    That’s why I like the K-Cup press.

  7. Greg,

    Job well done. That is exactly what I would have done and it looks much better after than it did before. Move over Mike Holmes (from Holmes on HGTV).

  8. I’m loving this product, most impressive of all is the size. OH how campers love small and efficient, thanks for sharing.

  9. The trim looks really nice, isn’t it amazing how something like that will just finish off the house?

    I have a single cup Keurig and I just love it! I only have one (occasionally two) cups of coffee a day, so it’s perfect for me and fits perfectly on my kitchen counter. I like the little gizmo you bought, though, and will check it out, just in case. It is probably as fast as my single cup brewer. Thanks for the info. 🙂

  10. I had always wanted to try a French Press, and this lets me have both that and a K-Cup brewer in one package.

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