The winner: When my dog Tax was diagnosed with a slipped disc in his neck, I didn't want him to bend so low to eat his food. I took a dog biscuit bucket, cut the top third off, and set his bowl where the lid was. Perfect!
Sophie Hill, Stanley
Organize that workbench
With the weather changing the handymen are moving back to inside projects. Have useful tools and accessories available while saving space by letting power cords hang behind the workspace. Keep your soldering iron, chargers, etc., ready to plug up or pull forward. Use and replace them without clutter of cords and cables. Keep the frequently used accessories near each device for changeovers. Get stuff done safely.
Ron Baltz, Tega Cay
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