2x4s And Drywall Screws - Is There Anything They Can't Do?

by Rob 28. April 2011 19:04


2x4's are seriously underrated.  Or maybe it's just that nobody builds anything anymore.  Unless it comes from a store, it must be crap, right?  I'm not what you would consider handy, by any stretch of the imagination, but even *I* can build stuff with 2x4s.

Home gyms are expensive!  $300 for a nice squat rack or.....$15 dollars in 2x4s 
And who needs an expensive ladder from the hardware store when you can....build one for less than lunch at McDonalds?

For the record: the rack is shown holding 325 pounds (which is more weight than I see most people use at the gym anyway). What the pictures doesn't show is that I was also hanging from the bar, for a total weight of ~500 pounds! For only $15! You can't beat that. I used it for over a year without any problems or any signs of fatigue.

New House....New Website....

by Rob 24. April 2011 20:08


Tuesday made it official; the house is sold!  All things considered it was a pretty painless closing.  I still don't know if the check at closing was worth all of the time and effort...but it was a good experience.


I had a feeling prices would drop like a rock following the end of the First-time home buyer's credit; and as it turns out, I was pretty right.  

In hindsight, maybe I should have sold earlier.  Oh well.  I'm content with my 26% increase in sale price.

And hey, if I'm moving houses, why not move websites too?  I liked my old host (www.weebly.com) but I kept wishing for something with ASP.Net support.