Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fingerless Work Gloves - The Good Ones


The Handy Imp has already addressed the convenience of work gloves without fingers. Cutting the fingers off of cheap cotton gloves will work in a pinch. If you're a heavier duty do-it-yourselfer, you'll want to check into these. They're not expensive and will last much longer. Plus, the leather palm construction will give you a much better grip. The yellow makes them harder to lose, too.

Try a pair on - it's nice if they're a tad larger than what you might normally wear. Otherwise, it's going to be challenge getting them off. Think about it - with regular gloves, you just tug at the fingertips. Without that leverage, these are likely to get stuck - and will.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Help those Hummers on their way


Hummingbirds will start migrating soon, but that doesn't mean you can pack away the feeders. Those little guys need to keep filling up until they're ready to go. Even better, if you're in a climate that can tolerate cannas, the red variety (and goodness, they are red!) will ensure plenty of last-minute hummer visits. They're even better than feeders - you don't have to clean them!

If you'd like to know more about attracting hummingbirds and caring for feeders, read this.

And here's a basic article on cannas.

Monday, September 01, 2008

A Shout-Out for Wal-Mart Ship-to-Store

Did the Handy Imp say that? Excuse me. One thing is worth talking about, though, and that's their web site and new ordering setup. You'll find many items on the web site that, even though they're the same as in stores, are less expensive. Even better, you can have them delivered directly to the store for pickup and there are no shipping charges. You're notified by e-mail throughout the process.

This is a very good deal on many household and decorating items. Check out their other departments, too. A recent swag purchase saved more than $30.

Of course, you're at the mercy of the local Wal-Mart staff when you make the pickup. Isn't there a down side to some things after all?