My Dad came to town and helped me install a kid's banister in our 1st floor stairwell. It took Alex a day to start using it and now he goes up and down the stairs all the time.
- Vonage: I cut our phones over from Verizon to Vonage. I actually physically cut the external verison phone connection to the house so and now our phones work through a linksys router. Instead of getting a new wireless router I tried to save some money by getting a non wireless one and connecting my existing wireless to it. It caused all sorts of problems with VPN and double NAT-ing. I had to put the Vonage linksys at the edge of my network with my wireless router behind it in order to get QOS to work. If I had it to do again I would get just one wireless Vonage linksys router and call it a day. Anyway, if I hadn’t tried to be smart, it would have been up and running in 5 minutes. Vonage is way cheaper than a traditional phone and its got cool features like the ability to email my voicemails to me.
- TV locks: replaced the locks on the TV cabinet my father built. Alex had put all sorts of stuff in them.
- Plummer:Cleared clog in the master bath drain. Hey look at me I’m a plumber!
- Garage shelves: This was the best. After all the help left, Alex said “Daddy I want to do a project. So we installed shelves in the garage and hung a bunch of stuff on the walls. It freed up a bunch of space on the garage floor, and no Alex knows all about ladders.