Monthly Archives: April 2016

Coin Cells…

Ah, the joys of parenthood. If you’re a parent with kids who have toys that take somewhat unusual batteries, you surely know my angst. Or if your kids just tend to leave toys on, thus draining said slightly unusual batteries.

And this is not even the first time I’ve resorted to preemptively buying a bulk lot of batteries from Amazon or eBay…I need to make a bunch of blinky lights…

Ok, I Know This is Picky…

I will freely admit I can be particular about parts for projects I do.  I can obsess to near madness about finding a part or source for a part that is exactly what I want. Here’s a couple pictures to illustrate that

These a just some ordinary door stops, but a very heavy/solid example that I have always used in my past homes. Well, my new house needed some door stops replaced, and it turns out that Home Depot near me no longer carried these exact ones. So I went online.

Here’s a slightly more specialized door stop that I tracked down from a small east coast hardware store, online of course.  It’s a nubby door stop, for hallways and such where you want to prevent doorhandles from hitting walls and such.  Seems silly, but they really do well, and I may have ordered several extra, stashing them in one of my boxes of hardware in the garage, for future use.