Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Clever Hubby Trick: Bowling Tip

Hubby started bowling again a couple months ago after taking twelve years off from the sport.  His fingers look a bit chewed up since he is now bowling four or five days a week and doesn't have the callouses he once did from bowling every day.

The pro shop sells a "skin patch" kit for $3 which is basically a super glue like substance and some tiny gauze pieces which you use to patch up broken skin.  It works really well and keeps the skin from getting more tore up but for what you get, the price is pretty high (there are about 15 tiny gauze pieces and a tiny bit of glue).  So hubby decided to experiment and make his own.  He bought clear nail polish from the $1 store and a box of gauze pads for $1 which he cut up into tiny pieces (he only used one of the five gauze pads and this gave him more than 50 pieces!).  He tried this new patch out the last time he bowled and reported that it worked better than the stuff actually made for patching the skin.  So for a total of $2 he now has enough skin patch stuff to last for the rest of the bowling season (see photo above; the commercial product is on the bottom and the product he made is on top).

Daily update:

  • Walk: 6 miles (I did another volksmarch while hubby played poker. 954 miles to go)
  • No spend: We spent $56.79 ($45.45 on gas; $3.34 on a Baskin Robbins Blast; $3 tip for breakfast--the meal was free with hubby's comps; $2 tip for coffee in the poker room; $3 tip for dinner--the meal was free with hubby's comps)
  • Update this blog: yep
  • Update client's blog: yep
  • Photo: yep
  • Client work: 1 hour
  • Genealogy: a bit using Family Search to find info on some distant ancestors
  • Writing: three pages written on my tablet while hubby played poker


  1. I found this recipe for you. http://www.food.com/recipe/baskin-robbins-cappuccino-blast-my-version-92305
    I had to google your drink as I have not seen a Baskin Robbins in years.

  2. Thanks! I will definitely give it a try!