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

Best group dog training: Obedience Club of Asheville

AKC Canine Good Citizen meet and greet test

The first dog I remember was Toby. He was a doberman pincher, I was about 3 years old.  My father trained him with what I now believe to have been the Koehler method. For those not familiar, it’s a dominance-based… Continue Reading

Review: EOP Septic Permit in Henderson County, NC

Septic drain field with one line exposed, being installed

We’re building a small cottage and garage on pretty steep mountain land. (More on that in other posts.)  Somewhere along our journey, North Carolina’s new EOP Septic Permit or Engineered Option Permit for septic systems came up. What is a North… Continue Reading

Fixed: Sticky 2018 Polaris Ranger 570 Cargo Box Release Lever

Ziptie around small spring attached to cargo box

We’ve owned our 2018 Polaris Ranger 570 Mid-size for a little over a year, and we love it!  Since owning, we’ve changed the oil a few times, had a shifter cable malfunction/break (our dog did it!), and a sticky tilting… Continue Reading