Double Delicious Review: Western NC’s Best Cheesecake found in Hendersonville

Oreo Cheesecake

Those who know us know we try our darndest to follow the Whole Food diet.  We really do.  Instead of buying a cart of carbs and sugar, we allow ourselves to pick 1 thing each with either sugar or carbs… Continue Reading

How to Replace Wiper Blades: 2007-2013 GMC Yukon, Chevy Suburban, Most GM Trucks

Wiper Blades in box on hood of 2013 GMC Yukon Chevy Suburban

Auto technology has come a long way from the two-part, separately purchased windshield wiper blades and refills. Nearly every replacement windshield wiper blade comes together as a kit, many have multiple adapters. Replace your GM Truck or Pickup Windshield Wiper… Continue Reading

Diagnosing & Fixing Fault Code P0121: Throttle Position Sensor on 2013 GMC Yukon XL

2013 GMC Yukon XL with Check Engine Light and Brake light on

My spousal unit arrived home and promptly showed me the picture taken of the dreaded CHECK ENGINE light on our 2013 Yukon. (The parking brake is set, so that’s not a trouble light, but rather an indicator.) Last time, about… Continue Reading

Review: Love our DuroMax XP12000EH Generator, built hard cover & oil change

DuroMax Beast Portable Generator

Our electricity goes out often, at least once every 2 to 3 months.  All the outages are to be expected, given our location, but Duke Energy has been impressive with response.  We’re typically without electric for only a day or… Continue Reading

What’s this Virtual Lab Rats thing, anyway? Where did you come up with that name, what does it mean? Blame it on NPR.

Desolate Texas freeway 2 lane

VirtualLabRats.com started sometime early in the year 2000, nearly twenty years ago as of this writing.  I worked a few years as an over-the-road truck driver, between Military Police School in the Army at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, and being a… Continue Reading