Saturday, November 28, 2009

How to Install a Water Back Flow Prevention Valve

Have you ever wondered how to install a water back flow prevention valve?

When my parents came to visit over Thanksgiving my dad helped Jessi and I install one. We were concerned that water was getting under the house from the storm drains and installing this valve will stop that from happening. This video chronicles the process and fun we had installing the system.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Garage Videos

Jessi and I are currently in the middle of our garage adventure, and believe me, it's an adventure. So far we've only had to buy one item because we couldn't find it - a can opener. We've created our own inside joke for anything else we can't find, "Oh, it must be with the can opener." Let me tell you, whatever container that can opener is in, is huge.

I created these two videos during our move, but haven't uploaded them until now because I didn't have my personal computer out. The first is me ruminating on our "stuff" and the second is a short clip of Jessi and I playing "I Spy".

Friday, November 20, 2009

All Fixed

For all of you worried sick about our Lego accident I thought I'd give a quick update. Tonight Jessi and I started a show on Fancast and worked to fix our tower. We slowly sorted all the pieces and started sticking it back together. Thankfully it's such a symmetrical structure it wasn't too tough.

So our Lego Eiffel Tower is once again complete and Jessi is all smiles again. It is a happy ending. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Broken Tower

This evening I was getting ready for a meeting with a tax consultant regarding our duplex. I was looking over documents and had asked Jessi to find some other paperwork since she always seems to know where they are. When the door to the garage opened (remember, we're still doing that whole thing) I heard gushing tears. I immediately jumped up assuming something had fallen on Jessi and that she was hurt.

Not exactly. While standing up with the paperwork, she bumped our Lego Eiffel Tower and sent it crashing to the cement floor. Jessi was in tears because she had accidentally broken a set of Legos. Now, I'll be honest. This kind of warmed my heart in a "guyish" type of way. I knew Jessi enjoyed building Legos with me, but I didn't realize she was THAT attached to it.

So this weekend I will get to play the role of super husband who figures out how to put our Eiffel Tower back together. At first glance I don't think it'll be too tough and I'm actually kind of excited to try and build it again. Then I'm going to store it in one of our obscure corners where we don't go... next to the Death Star which would probably make both of us cry if broken.