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Aaron N. Tubbs

Dragon chaser.

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  • Hobson’s Choice is when you have no choice at all. On that note, the linked site’s collection of idiomatic phrases, definitions, and etymologies is quite extensive.
  • Chimney sweeps aren’t licensed in many cases, and your only real hope of qualification is through looking a swee up in the CSIA database. As all it takes to be a chimney inspector/cleaner is a brush and some eyes, it’s hard to find good help, apparently.
  • Burning newspaper in a fireplace/chimney to light a fire really isn’t a good way to go. Natural tinders or gel/wax starters are definitely teh way to reverse the current and to light the fire.
  • Those creosote cleaning logs they sell at home depot on TV really don’t do much of anything just like I expected.