Monthly Archives: November 2016

The one thing to make chores better

If there’s one thing that can make doing housework and chores better, it has to be marijuana. Doesn’t it make everything better, really? Watching movies, eating dinner, listening to your wife rant about that crazy b&@(# at work, etc. Nobody likes vacuuming, doing dishes, mopping the floor, or mowing the lawn and this is especially true if you’re sober. So the best solution? Get a vaporizer, load that puppy with some fresh ground herbals, and go about your business.


Thing is you can’t just get any old vape. There are sooo many cheap Chinese knockoffs out there that you risk wasting a lot of money. Not to mention precious herb. No, you my friend want to find the best portable vaporizer for your money and that’s exactly what I did. It came down to three really.

First was the Haze V3, an awesome unit with a dual oven configuration that I really liked. Second was the famous Pax, by now on the third version, which seemed greatly improved. Both these first options allow the use of concentrates which I really dig. Last was the firefly 2. A sexy looking unit for sure, but the most expensive.

However if portability isn’t a concern, and you simply want a beautiful, nondescript unit to keep stowed away in your living room, the Arizer Extreme Q is where it’s at. This bad boy is just a powerhouse when it comes to vaping dry herbs. Easily on par with the Volcano, but way cheaper.

In the end I went with the Haze. It seemed to have a rabid following on the Vaporents subreddit, and the company offers a really extensive warranty. And to be perfectly honest, I just love it.

Our quest to find a great hot tub cover

Not long ago we were faced with an untimely decision. What to do with our hot tub cover. It was heavy, soggy with water, probably molding under the vinyl, and a big eyesore. Not to mention nearly impossible to lift.

warped hot tub cover

Status: needs replacing asap.

Being as it had been nearly five years since we had to buy a new hot tub cover, the time was due for sure. We started looking around town, called a few places that sell hot tubs, and got some responses that varied from “sure we can do that for you and the cost is $549” to “nope, sorry we dont’ carry hot tub covers”.

Ok. Time to search online. There are plenty of places to buy, but we settled on Hot Tub Cover Depot. They make every cover by hand, exactly to your order specs, using high quality materials. Best of all, they’re located right here in the USA.

We live in a pretty varied climate. Hot summers, cold winters, lots of rain, snow, and sleet. So our cover needed to withstand these types of conditions. They had three different thicknesses, from 4″ to 6″ with various density foam cores. We went with the highest level, 6″ thick with a 2.0 lb core and extra thick vinyl. Hopefully this lasts more than 5 years. Total cost? Around $400 with all options, and shipped for free to our door.

Can’t recommend these guys highly enough. Check them out next time you need to replace your cover. for more info