This is a series of columns I wrote for a hardware distribution newsletter from a company my wife works for. They are not serious how-to columns, and are mostly for entertainment purposes. The columns were sent around the country to various hardware stores, and later I decided to put them into a book. I got the cover from a photo (used with permission) and converted it to the illustrated version you see here. Those of you who have read my first book "Ludmilla and her little dog Fletcher," will recognize Ludmilla in this book as Frau Gretchen.The columns were based on truth, but mostly fabricated and exaggerated to make them funny. Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.