Archive for the ‘Bruce Uncorked’ Category

  • And it’s lit

    Feb 6, 13 • 214 Views • Bruce Uncorked1 Comment

    We finished with our recessed lighting on the weekend. Naturally, the final two lights took about 90 minutes to install — much less time than the other four. Chalk it up to experience, or the Lee factor. Actually, it was mostly the Lee factor. I’d...

  • Let there be light

    Jan 30, 13 • 434 Views • Bruce Uncorked2 Comments

    Well, it’s done. I successfully finished my lighting improvements in our basement. I hate overhead fluorescent lighting. I’m talking about the old-fashioned two-tube, ballast-controlled fluorescent fixtures. Oh, they’re fine for in a garage,...

  • Knee-jerk stupidity — the death of animal control in C-K

    Jan 25, 13 • 272 Views • Bruce UncorkedNo Comments

    “Good luck, Animal Control, you’re going to need it.” That’s a comment from Chatham-Kent council budget chair Art Stirling on Facebook over the hasty decision by council to gun down its animal control program. Stirling is frustrated....

  • Small town service

    Jan 23, 13 • 239 Views • Bruce UncorkedNo Comments

    As many readers know, I use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine for sleeping at night. I have sleep apnea. The machine isn’t very effective when the headgear on the mask starts to fall apart. The new mask, which I’d had for about...

  • If you think it’s cold here…

    Jan 22, 13 • 251 Views • Bruce Uncorked3 Comments

    OK, the folks in Chatham-Kent are complaining about the extreme cold. I found the wind darned chilly this morning, but this honestly isn’t COLD. It was about -16C in Chatham this morning. Yes, it was windy too. But where I come from, in northern Quebec,...

  • ‘Honey, have you seen my…?”

    Jan 17, 13 • 310 Views • Bruce Uncorked5 Comments

    I’m told it’s called “Man Eyes” or “Guy Vision.” It’s where we leave something in plain sight, yet can’t find it. And, of course, our women can find it in a heartbeat. Case in point this week was my cellphone. I...

  • Bye, bye, Christmas

    Jan 12, 13 • 193 Views • Bruce UncorkedNo Comments

    We always put off taking down the Christmas decorations, including the tree. I know we’re not alone. Everything came down this morning, and in less than an hour. My wife is very organized when it comes to Christmas decor going up and coming down. My...

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    Atop the world (OK, atop the small hill)

    Jan 3, 13 • 234 Views • Bruce UncorkedNo Comments

    There was no better place to be last night than on top of the world, perched at the summit overlooking the landscape and laughing children below. Well, maybe I wasn’t at the top of Mount Everest and maybe I wasn’t even at the tallest man-made...