Glen the plumber started in the group by sharing a project he was doing for his daughter in. designed and built “Build up experience“- the experience is a game structure. He also took the opportunity to share some of his brand wisdom: "Builders and parents make mistakes, but if you recognize the problem early on, you can usually get the project back on track."
I write this introduction to the Home Repair crew with great affection as I am a member who has always been amazed by the ingenuity and knowledge in this corner of the Daily Kos community. For the past couple of years elsaf shared about her home renovation adventures on a budget while exlrrp rebuilt his own house and took his skills to Chile and back. Glen is the lead mentor and I was greeted when I decided to share my own adventures in the restoration of our 1780s brick mansion, with more than a small focus on how Not Masonry repair. In between, many other writers have recorded their large and small projects.
Eeff aptly writes that whatever your question is, "the people who post their ideas are offering another idea that you may not know". When asked for a repair, you usually get a range of answers and techniques, tricks from experts, discussions of budgets, ideas of good places to find unusual or vintage items (essential when repairing older homes) and at least some dad jokes. The party starts at 9:30 a.m. ET but lasts all day and often well into the next week. So if you need advice on how to glaze a window, open a sink, fix a bar stool, or fix a router, you know the experts assemble on Saturday mornings.
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A new warning from India about the Delta variant from Iron turtle (2020-392-?)
India's suffering from the rise in the Delta variant of COVID-19 has lessons for other countries. Although more citizens have been exposed to the virus, the Delta strain is far more contagious than previously thought, and India's inconsistent approach to keeping records may have further skewed exposure and mortality statistics.
LGBT Literature: Non-Binary Ways of Being from Clio2 (2006-195-?)
In four anthologies of non-binary authors, Clio2 finds common threads between them and states: "The sheer, intense, grueling work of which the narratives testify, uncertainty and intense self-questioning before each person, step by experimental step, came to a non-binary self-identification."
Mutuality and false equivalence infect a teenager's mind from GrafZepplin127 (2009-286-49)
The purpose of a shovel is at the center of GrafZeppelin's conversation127 with a young Republican who sees no difference between planting a tree with a shovel or hitting someone in the head with a shovel. It's all about the scoop, the teen's refusal to see a difference between a good act and a bad deed, and the effects of that refusal.
Just wear it out now from Irritated question gel (2021-1-1)
First author PetulantFraggle drafts a parable that contrasts the have and the have-nothing and promises an inevitable conclusion … because "injustice lasts only as long as the perseverance of those who have to endure it."
Contemporary Fiction Views: A novel as extensive as Australia's hinterland from Book girl (2008-274-100)
Human longing is the theme of Trent Dalton's Australian novel about World War II. All of our shimmering skies, focuses on the dreams of 13-year-old gravedigger Molly Hook and the quest she is making to make them come true.
To assess the start of the January 6th attack on the Capitol from grobertson (2019-52-4)
In court, lawyers argue with questions of law, not the truth. A courtroom is not the place to find out the truth, especially considering what the insurgents were up to in the January 6th attack on the Capitol. But where do we find the truth?
Franklin D. Roosevelt's finest hour from Nebraska Democrat (2020-147-?)
Franklin D. Roosevelt is loved for lifting the nation out of the Great Depression and leading the country through a world war, but his finest hour came when this president, known to hide his paralysis from the public, insisted on wounding and disabled soldiers meeting who is recovering in Hawaii in his wheelchair and showing them how they too could overcome the pain and shame of their injuries.
The "why" of self-deception from Sollace (2021-2-2)
Sollace shares her journey to find out why self-proclaimed conservatives became Trump supporters. The answer is not "because they were betrayed" but "because they" want be cheated."
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