Workshop Wednesday: Frame-making and a crown molding jig

Posted By on January 19, 2022

CrownMoldingJig220112For the lack of a better subject line, this will be called a Workshop Wednesday post … even though I’m rarely in the workshop on Wednesdays (it was last weekend).

Anyway, I was busy making a jig to help cut the “cheap” (and I mean “cheaply made”) crown molding that I purchased from Wayfair for my home office. I’ve never mastered cutting crown moldings and can still recall laughing about one situation for years with my father-in-law while we were working on his late son’s gorgeous new house overlooking Lake Chautauqua in Bemus Point, NY. This was pre-Internet website help and both of us struggled for hours to get the cuts right and still never really figured it out. Even a few years ago when updating the condo kitchen, I felt like I was doing that same thing again – a good laugh though. Crown moldings are obviously one of those skills that you lose or forget if you aren’t doing them everyday.


Back to the “frame-making” part of this post. Since I framed the penguin painting back in 2019 for one granddaughter after our trip to the Newport Aquarium, I figured with a birthday coming up in February it was time to get last summers penguin art framed using my recycled printing galley tray wood for my second granddaughter.


Once again, Christmas gifts we use everyday from the kids

Posted By on January 18, 2022

GenerousSoapDispenser220113Well done again Katelyn,Drew, Megan and Taylor. Thank you.

Of all the “too many” gifts this year, you guys have managed to “once again” come up with great gifts. The automated and “generous” (inside joke) liquid hand soap dispenser is perfect for our kitchen. Brenda and I use it multiple times each day REICoopWoolSocksand find ourselves (like we did the toaster oven) wondering how we ever lived without it. The soap dispenser … along with my new premium REI wool socks from Taylor … were excellent 2021 Christmas gifts.

Music Monday: Men at Work – “Down Under” from 1981

Posted By on January 17, 2022

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New Alistair Begg Devotional content is now on my blog

Posted By on January 16, 2022

DevotionalLinkIt has been a little over a year since the syndicated Truth For Life page was added to my blog … and although I’ve not been “daily-diligent” in reading the Spurgeon Devotionals … I’m hoping having Alistair Begg’s devotionals in place of them might help? The new Truth For Life feed has recently been approved for members’ websites, so I am updating the small “Devotional” link on my “old-school”  text-based menu bar on My Desultory Blog.


… we’re excited to share this new syndicated content feature: You can now also display our new Alistair Begg Devotional on your web site!

Here’s an unstyled example of that new syndicated devotional content from Alistair Begg. You’ll find that it adapts well to the styling of your particular web site, as does all the syndicated content from Truth For Life.

Quote filler: François-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire

Posted By on January 15, 2022

The post this morning was of thefriends and family variety … and is not viewable unless you’re logged in. So for those Votaire_criticizequotevisiting My Desultory Blog this Saturday afternoon, here’s a François-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, politically oriented quote as an afternoon blog filler and to encourage registering.

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

Perhaps you are a regular reader and are okay with occasional personal “friends and family” content … if so, here’s some encouragement to register and log in.

Archive: Hardly artwork but memories with my granddaughters

Posted By on January 15, 2022

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Tech Friday: On the waitlist for some new tech from Wyze

Posted By on January 14, 2022

WyzeWatchThis past Christmas, my daughter Katelyn gave Drew a new Wyze Watch and, as always with all Wyze products, I was  impressed with their reasonably low price for excellent products (although I’m still super happy with my Fitbit Versa – thank you K and D).

WyseCamFloodWaitlistThe Wyze gift reminder had me revisit one of their security cam products that I’m on the waitlist for … and that I mentioned at this weeks HOA meeting. Rather than spend hundreds of dollars for other cameras and services to monitor things, the new Wyze Cam Floodlight might be enough to monitor … or at least act as a vandalism deterrent around the neighborhood? The LED floods with a WyzeCam3 can be set to trigger (lights on) and record an event when it detects motion. With a subscription (and WiFi connection) the events could also be archived on the cloud. Since I’m on the waitlist anyway, I’d like to replace the quirky lights (suspect moisture problem) on the back of the poolhouse detached garage with this and see if it works. Come on Wyze, hurry up. HA!

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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