Picture of the tarp starting to sag

Quick & Dirty Shade Tarp

  The back patio of our house has no protection from the sun until late in the afternoon. This results in 2 separate issues. The obvious problem is that it is too hot to enjoy sitting outside during the summer days, but the kids really want to be outside. The second problem is that it also makes the inside temperature rise because of the sun beating down on the sliding glass door all day. Our lease is up in September,

Front view of bubble machine

World’s Crappiest Bubble Machine ™

My kid enjoys popping bubbles, but 2 problems arise: I can’t blow bubbles fast enough. I get tired of blowing bubbles. I figured the logical solution was to build a bubble machine. I would simply fill up the reservoir flip on the power switch and let it’s magic take over. Kid would be entertained endlessly and I could just enjoy sitting outside on the patio relaxing. Rather than plan out the build and document it as I went along I