15 things not said aloud regarding doing projects around the house by Evan Troxel


I will now list the things that are well known about doing projects around the house but are not said aloud.

  1. You will do projects around the house to learn what you’ll never do again.
  2. You will have to measure it more than once.  
  3. You will have to cut it more than once.  
  4. Everything looks easier on YouTube.  
  5. The things you are trying to join together perfectly: they are not square. 
  6. Nothing is square.  
  7. Everything is heavy.  
  8. You probably have too many tools.  
  9. You obviously need more tools.
  10. Who is going to clean up that mess? You are.  
  11. If it doesn’t fit, force it.  
  12. If you can jump it, you can caulk it.  
  13. All the things should be aligned. Why won’t all the damn things be aligned? See number 6.  
  14. The things that are the most difficult to do are the things no one will notice.  
  15. The thing you tried really hard to do and were content with even though it wasn’t perfect is the thing everyone will notice. 

How to Play Whackbat by Evan Troxel

There is so much to love about this:

Basically, there’s three grabbers, three taggers, five twig runners, and a player at Whackbat. Center tagger lights a pine cone and chucks it over the basket and the whack-batter tries to hit the cedar stick off the cross rock. Then the twig runners dash back and forth until the pine cone burns out and the umpire calls hotbox. Finally, you count up however many score-downs it adds up to and divide that by nine.
How To Play Whackbat