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Blogs Roundup

  • LawDog shows why amateur pharmaceutical chemists probably shouldn’t be trusted with cleaning supplies.
  • Heroditus Huxley hits the nail on the head.  My guns are better for me, but that doesn’t mean that they’re better than yours.
  • Auntie J brings the feels, yet again.  This reminds me of the evening where Little Bear, Girlie Bear, and Irish Woman spent hours deciding what she should be called after our wedding.  They settled on “Second Hand Mom”.
  • LabRat reminds me why I don’t watch much television anymore.  Unfortunately, the trashy commercials aren’t confined to the wee hours of the morning anymore.
  • Kenn Blanchard has put out a long list of great gun writers.  Somehow, I got on there.  Must be a typo.
  • Barron shows the struggles of trying to replace a defective electronic safe lock.  Stories like this are why I shy away from depending on much of anything with a hard-to-replace, easy-to-forget battery.
  • AD has some good suggestions on how to make sure that you can be found when you need help.  Sending someone down to the street to wave in the ambulance probably isn’t a bad idea if it’s possible, too.
  • Captain Tightpants articulates something where I think a lot of us find it difficult to find words:  the best counselor is someone who has walked down similar paths.
  • Finally, I’d like to pass on my families condolences to Brigid and her family.  Her brother lost his fight with cancer on Good Friday, and she has eulogized him in her usual excellent fashion.  We have been keeping all of them in our thoughts and prayers. If you’re of the praying sort, could you throw in a word for them too?









  1. In defense/destruction of the lock. It wasn’t the battery that failed. After the failure while trouble shooting I tried 2 other fresh batteries.

    This is more of a problem of “Electromechanical” wear and the surrounding components dying. If I could have kept the lock I would have pulled that cap to test it. It was either that or the solenoid all out failed. In a normal mechanical lock, this is like something propping the bolt unlock.

  2. auntiejl

     /  April 22, 2014

    Aw, thanks for including me!

    It was truly a moment in time, and one I’ll never forget.

  3. Lazy Bike Commuter

     /  April 23, 2014

    Pssssst, you done linked Lab Rat’s post wrong.

    And maybe Kenn Blanchard was trying to refer to the Daddy’s Bar blog, where a father is teaching his son how to make mixed drinks. OK, maybe not.

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