In the past month, we’ve bought two new vehicles — a Honda Odyssey EX and a Honda CR-V EX. As we always do when we get a new vehicle, we also bought custom floor mats to protect the carpet from our four kids.

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Our Geek Squad Appliance Repair (Review)

by Michael on February 15, 2012 · 0 comments

Talk about annoying. About two weeks ago, our LG washer started giving a tE error code and refusing to complete the current cycle. After realizing that this was due to a problem with the thermistor, we decided to call in a professional to fix it.

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Gorilla Super Glue is the Real Deal

by Michael on January 3, 2011 · 0 comments

I recently needed some “Super Glue” (cyanoacrylate adhesive) to repair a couple of iPod/iPhone sync cables that cracked down near the plug. I’ve had terrible luck with tubes of Super Glue drying up in the past, so I decided to try something new.

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Review: D-Link DIR-655 Wireless Router

by Michael on December 30, 2010 · 2 comments

This review has been a long time coming, but I thought I’d go ahead and put it out there… Better late than never, right? The short version is that we’ve had the D-Link DIR-655 wireless router for a bit over a year, and we love it.

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Otterbox Defender for iPhone 4 Review

by Michael on December 4, 2010 · 0 comments

A few months ago, I upgraded my iPhone 3Gs to an iPhone 4. At them time, I was also in the market for a great case for my phone, and decided to try out the new version of the Otterbox Defender protective case.

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Review: Fire Magic Aurora Gas Grill

by Michael on September 6, 2010 · 0 comments

Over the summer we did a bunch of landscape work, including a new patio with an outdoor fireplace and a Fire Magic built-in gas grill. The renovation wasn’t cheap, but we haven’t regretted it a bit, especially with the evenings cooling down.

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Garmin nuvi GPS Review and Accessories

by Michael on January 17, 2010 · 0 comments

Just over a year ago, we got our first GPS navigator. We’ve had various handheld GPS units over the years for geocaching, but we’ve never had a dedicated unit for in-car navigation. All I can say now is that I’m glad we took the plunge.

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CanoScan 5600F Flatbed Scanner Review

by Michael on December 20, 2009 · 1 comment

We’ve suffered for years with a crappy old HP ScanJet scanner. I was thus thrilled when our new CanoScan 5600F scanner arrived. In short, this scanner rocks. It’s fast, easy to use, and makes great images. Want more details? Read on…

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