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Draginol's Articles In Home & Family
September 22, 2013 by Draginol
I can’t believe Fall is here.  I think I missed a month, at least!

So before everything has changed, I took some pictures.

Leaving work. 


We picked apples to make into Apple Sauce and Apple crisp. Delicious!


Backup Power Generator.


Solar Array.

Walls leading to house.

Polaris Ranger EVs. We use these to work with the apple trees and bee hives and garden area.

The woo...
November 21, 2012 by Draginol
We’re babysitting Paul (Mormegil) and Kristin’s (Kristin was my partner on PowerUser.TV) dog.

She seems to be surviving:

November 21, 2012 by Draginol
My wife is addicted to Christmas.  And so this year we decided to line the trees up the drive way with Christmas lights.
February 5, 2009 by Draginol
August 1, 2008 by Draginol
I'm on vacation officially though in reality according to my journal I still managed 30 hours last week here at the cottage. My online availability has been diminished a bit (i.e. not browsing the sites much).

Here some pictures from the trip.




July 19, 2008 by Draginol

Our 2 year old (almost 2 anyway) is just such a helper...
October 7, 2007 by Draginol
Whether you have a damp basement or crawl space or a house that has a lot of wood in it, there are times you may need a dehumidifier.

A dehumidifier is similar to a refrigerator in many respects except that it takes the condensed water it collects and puts it into a tray or out a hose.

A typical house starts to feel rather muggy if the humidity gets over 65%.  In my case, I have a cottage that has wood floors, wood walls, and a crawl space.  I will ultimately end up getting a who...
August 30, 2006 by Draginol
So I bought a cottage on the lake. The cottage on there is kind of crummy so we're designing a new one to tear down what's on there and build. The gotcha is that the lot is skinny. It's only 55 feet wide (200 feet deep).  So the house has to take that into account with 10 feet of space on each side (so we're talking about a 35 foot wide house.

So here's the lower floor as we try to find ways to squeeze it into 35 feet.  My wife really wants an out door bathroom so that kids who ...
August 7, 2006 by Draginol
Here's the first set of pictures. Thanks for all your well wishes. Will add more as I get them.

Ashley not happy to be on the outside Why am I here? Sweet little girl Daddy feeds Ashley Daddy and Ashley Mommy is relieved Grandpa Nana and Alex Sibblings
March 5, 2005 by Draginol
As I watch my two little boys playing out in the snow, I feel a certainty at the core of my being of why I was born. Why I was put on this earth.  To be a dad.  Being a dad is what I'm best at. It is what I love doing and being more than anything else in the world (other than being a husband to my wife). 

There is nothing I'd rather be than the dad of my two sons.
January 16, 2005 by Draginol
Only a little boy would think this way..

I caught my son picking his nose and eating it. Disgusting! I don't know why small children are such nasty creatures.

"That's disgusting! Do you realize how disgusting that is? Eating boogers is as bad, if not worse, than eating poop. Do you know that? Boogers are the trapped germs of your body trying to get out. They're absolutely filthy. Poop, amazingly, is actually cleaner than boogers. That's how disgusting that is!"

To which he responds:
December 30, 2004 by Draginol
I get threats of various kinds pretty frequently. Sometimes it's because they really dislike my political points of view. Others because they are mad because I moderated one of their posts.   And other times they just plain hate me for reasons that I cannot even begin to fathom.

But I get enough of these that I have to take them seriously. When I was younger and had more free time (and a lot dumber) I'd call their bluff. I'd tell them "Go ahead, make my day, coward."  I've met ...
December 24, 2004 by Draginol
And so on this Christmas eve I share with you all my own narrow judgmental take on how life should be. Today's topic, lame people on Christmas.

Are you a Christmas lamer? Here are the signs:

10) You didn't send Christmas cards out this year.

9) You did send Christmas cards out but as emails.

8) You justified 9 or 10 because you were "so busy" this year (as opposed to everyone else)

7) Your "Christmas shopping" consisted of going to one big store (ala Target or Walmart or something...
December 22, 2004 by Draginol
So there I am, at the dentist to get my tooth looked at (it was fine) when the dentist says to me "I heard you decided not to have your son's cavity filled."

"Yes," I said. "I don't see the point in putting my 8 year old son through the drill to deal with a cavity that is on a baby tooth."

"Still you should really make sure he gets taken care of, your son needs to have that filled." he responded.

Rather than debate it I responded, "Hey look, if social services can't get me to liste...
December 17, 2004 by Draginol
Only a few more days left until Christmas vacation! My wife and I and sons (Alex pictured here) are pretty excited about the whole thing.

We're really excited to visit with friends and family during the holidays. I've got copies of Knights of the Old Republic, Pirates, and World of Warcraft to keep me busy.  My son Alex has a 7th level character running around WoW these days too.

No matter where you are though, we hope you have a Merry Christmas. Have a great time these next coupl...