Fixin the little things is a page where I can share family and handyman information. Basically, this blog is all about me. Shameless self-promotion: of my family photos, of my services, of my writing, of my future, of my amazing ability to come up with clever ideas on photos of my life experiences . . . And also, a blatant visual aide when it comes to colors, spelling, formating, editing and computer stuff.

Fixin' The Little Things

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beware of the Doghouse!

With Christmas approaching I thought it important to warn friends & family!!! The "doghouse" is not a good place!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Here is my Christmas Card!

Santa's Good List!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Handyman Bob's Clock

I got my Christmas lights up!

No More Homeless Pets

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Handyman Bob's Clock

I joined a web site for writing "How to Articles" called eHow a few weeks ago to give me an outlet for writing instructions. For years I used to write instructions for building missile parts and I have missed it. I've also needed a place to write instructions to help clients. eHow makes money from advertising and will share some of that with me for writing articles. The money isn't really big but it may be more in the future.

Check out my web site here:

Here is my latest article called "How to Fly Cheap During the Holidays"

Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Clock

(See the letter below*)

I hope you had a scary Halloween and are looking forward to Happy Thanksgiving!

*November is a Month to Count our Blessings

A Letter from God: Today I will be handling All of your problems for you. I do Not need your help. So, have a nice day.

I love you.

P.S. And, remember ... If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do Not attempt to resolve it yourself! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.

Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.

  • *If you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.
  • *Should you have a bad day at work; think of the man who has been out of work for years.
  • *Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.
  • *Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.
  • *Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.
  • *Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.
  • *Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity.
  • *Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Freebies & Drowning in Debt!

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Two subjects that are at opposite ends of the scale:
Freebies & Drowning in Debt!

Here is a video from a morning show called Mike and Juliet Show.
Watch the video if you have high speed internet.

Here are the web sites mentioned in the video. (Remember users or buyers beware)
Good rates at restaurants for kids

Information please
1 800 FREE 411

Attornney/Legal help

Drowning in Debt? Watch video:

Recommended sites

Here is a feel good Video place you can visit everyday and find something different.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

How To Prepare to Vote on Election Day

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I wrote a new article today. It is called "How To Vote on Election Day." I got a notice from eHow about someone else who had written an article on this topic and I tried it but the links would work and it had lots of mispelled words so I wrote one.
Check it out at:

I voted last Monday by mail.

I hope you are having a nice but scary Halloweenie weekend! I look forward to seeing your blogs on this topic. I hope you get out and vote!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Have a great Trick or Treat!

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Here are some Photos from early Halloweens or times when we dressed up!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

eHow -- How To Do Just About Everything

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eHow -- How To Do Just About Everything

I found this web site recently and joined it. It has a feature where I can publish my how-to-articles for payment so I am going to try it.

There is an interesting how to video I found to remove those pesky Gnats we get this time of year. Check it out. Looks like a bowl of apple cider vinegar is the mouse trap.
How to Get Rid of Indoor Gnats -- powered by

How to make money on eHow


Monday, October 20, 2008

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For those of you who know me, it is no surprise that I am a TV Junkie with only few limitations, I have rabbit ears and only local channels. I know that a lot of weekly movies can be watched on home channels sites like NBC or CBS with highspeed internet but I found a site on Comcast that lets you watch a whole episode after it has aired. So if you miss a favorite program look here to find it.

Find it at

Here is an episode from one of my favorite detective shows. (It is small here but you can watch it full size at the link above)

Another option is to check out whole season series on DVD from the local library. I spare no energy to find thrifty ways to watch free TV.

Another Tip from Kim Komando

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Monday Fun Things

Halloween Fun

No Explanation Needed

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Happy Birthday MaKayla!
October 14th
I hope you howled for your Birthday and had a great day!
Luv You!

I tried to find a dog that sings Happy Birthday but I only found one that says "I love you!"

And just for Laughs here are the synchronized Elmo's!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Common Sense Media

I was looking for a movie review to help with picking a good movie to go to and I ran across this site that might be helpful for families with kids. It is called Common Sense. They appear to be free, have a newsletter and have reviews of movies, TV, music, books and web sites. This is their mission:
Our Mission

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and entertainment lives of kids and families.
We exist because media and entertainment profoundly impact the social, emotional, and physical development of our nation's children. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

Our Beliefs
Media is fun and our kids love it. We also know that kids now spend so much time absorbing its messages and images that it has become "the other parent" in their lives. We started this organization because we know families need trustworthy information to help manage their kids' media lives. We're posting our beliefs here so that all our users can know the underlying principles that guide our philosophy and mission.

Common Sense Media

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Family

My Family 2007

Wednesday, September 30, 2008

My Family 2008

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