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CALF RAISE MACHINE

The Best Seated Calf Raise Machine for a Home Gym

Since the pandemic struck back in 2020 many of us who are fitness-fanatics ended up scattering to set up a …

Yes4All Wall Mounted Olympic Barbell Rack

A Wall Mounted Barbell Rack will help Organize your Home Gym

Anyone who has their own home gym and is into weight lifting at all, probably has a few Olympic bars …

York Barbell Pro Series 204 Barbell Support

York Barbell Pro Series 204 Support Review

If you’ve ever thought about creating your own workout area at home and want to either squat or bench press, …

Bell Smartview Bike Mirror

Bell SmartView 300 Bike Mirror | Handle Mirror for Bike Review

Last year I got into biking and purchased a Marin used police bike. I hadn’t ridden a bike in years …

Lifetime Tahoma Kayak – My Review

(Update: Any link within this article points to the Lifetime Tioga which is essentially the exact same as the Lifetime …

Running at Gym

So You Joined a Gym? Now Read This!

If you’ve just joined a gym you may be asking yourself “OK, I joined a gym now what?” You might …

DIY/Home and Garden

A Practical Roof Cleaning Solution for an Ugly Roof

This blog is geared toward practical solutions like creating a squirrel proof bird house, fashioning an under deck water drainage …

How to Make a Birdhouse Squirrel Proof

How to Make a Birdhouse Squirrel Proof with Predator Guards

If you own a birdhouse, you may want to learn how to make a birdhouse squirrel proof using predator guards. …

How to Insulate Shed Doors – A Tutorial

Recently I purchased a small Rinnai propane heater to use in my shed that I use for working out with …

Insulate a Shed Ceiling

How to Insulate a Shed Ceiling

As I wrote in this article on insulating my shed walls, a little over a year ago I purchased a …

DIY Under Deck Water Diversion Project

When we bought our Octagon house over 3 years ago in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, we knew at …

How to Insulate Shed Walls

How to Insulate Shed Walls

A little over a year ago, I purchased a Rinnai EX08CTP Propane Heater for my 12’ X 20’ shed. I …

Health

septoplasty before and after

Septoplasty Before and After | My Story and Video

For most of my life I have had trouble breathing out of my right nostril. A few years ago I …

Recovering from Septoplasty Surgery

This is Part 3 in a series of articles dealing with septoplasty surgery and my first-hand experience with preparing for …

Septoplasty

Septoplasty – Day of my Surgery

This is Part 2 in a series of articles dealing with septoplasty surgery and my first-hand experience with preparing for …

Preparing for Septoplasty Surgery

Preparing for Septoplasty Surgery

This is Part 1 in a series of articles dealing with septoplasty surgery and my first-hand experience with preparing for …

Lagunitas Hop – A Refreshing Alcohol-Free Hoppy Option

I recently took the 30 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge that I wrote about in this particular article. James Swanwick is the …

The Benefits of Going Alcohol Free for 30 Days

I used to consider myself a regular drinker. Currently I am 61 years old and typically would have at least …

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