Crossword Puzzle Helper

Pen on crossword puzzle, close up

I love crossword puzzles. And I do them in pen. Not because I’m that confident–it’s just that I like the way pen writes on newsprint much better than pencil.

Sometimes I want to check to see if a word I’m guessing is correct before I enter it. And sometimes, dang it, I just don’t know the answer.

Here’s a nifty website that I’ve been using to give me a hand.

Check it out HERE

Installing Vinyl Flooring Tip

We recently installed vinyl in our kitchen and mudroom. Here’s a tip:20150906_175450

Get a roll of craft paper and lay it out in the space to make a pattern – go tight along the walls, use tape to hold the pieces together. You may need to cut the paper to fit around obstacles.

Carefully roll up your pattern. Take your vinyl, pattern and a broom to a business that has a nice flat driveway. (We called a family member who gave us permission to use their church’s front walkway – it worked great!)

Sweep away any debris and lay out your vinyl and pattern, cut along the pattern with a sharp utility knife. Roll back up and it should give you a nice fit.

We had great luck with this method – have you ever tried this? Let us know in the comments.