Metal Detecting 2 – Our first Coin!


We spent another half an hour metal detecting in the yard today.  Chloe wanted desperately to find something in the ground, but still lacks the strength as well as the patience to swing the metal detector long enough to find something. Today, we found more of the same…  If you haven’t watched yesterday’s video, you may want to do that … Continue reading →

Metal Detecting 1

metal detecting northern indiana

I’ve been spending a fair bit of time watching some metals detecting videos by YouTube partner “NuggetNoggin”.  He is a kid from down south who does a whole lot of digging and has a captivating enthusiasm for metal detecting. Well, he gave me the bug, and on the coldest day of the year, I spent about an hour traipsing around … Continue reading →

DIY Roof Replacement (Part 2)


If you’re picking up after reading DIY Roof Replacement Part 1, you know the steps I’ve already taken.  The roof is tar papered with two layers of 15# paper.  On to my 7th step: I went with a standard 3-tab ebony shingle that has a 25 year warranty.  It is as economical as it is beautiful.  I’m using 1 1/4″ … Continue reading →

DIY roof replacement (part 1)

tar paper and drip edge protect the roof from a winter storm

I’ve been saddled with a roofing job at my new home. Three layers of tarps conceal the abhorrent condition of the kitchen roof.  My family is going to buy this home, a 1901 Indiana farmhouse.  I’m told that the roof’s condition prevents me closing a loan for the property.  If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll have noticed the … Continue reading →