Journey of Fixing the Broken Pocket Door



Our pocket door has been broken from the 2nd month after we moved into this house after some kids attempt to push it instead of slide it.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Well – my first attempt, after about a year of sad hanging, was changing the roller but only lasted shortly – it lasted short as the side-rail was bent and didn’t completely closed the door as door was taller than it should be – out of adjustable range

After some thoughts and research finally I decided bought the new rail set and decided to cut off the wall to exchange the rails – Journey started…

  • Order a new rail set with much solid top down hanging style, some wall cutting tools, and stud finder
  • Tear off the frame of the door
  • Pullout the door
  • Cut the dry wall to have some space to pullout the old rail and attach the new one
  • Pullout the old hanging parts attached at the door and installed new hanging parts
  • Hang it! – but failed as door did not move: New rail had a longer height so the door, which was already kind of oversize, was totally stuck at the bottom/floor. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  • Detach the door & hanging parts again and cut a half inch of door with saw
  • Reattach the door and hanging parts
  • Adjust the door for, finally, a complete close – as I reduced the height of the door now everything became ‘within range’ of adjustment on how the door hangs ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Pulled out not-working stopper & added the new stopper at the inside of the door
  • Reattached the frame of the door
  • Re-cover the open dry wall – attach the wood (via screw) at back of the opened spot and cover the part I pulled out and screw it down
  • Fill the gap with wall mud and paint – looked ugly so had to fill the gap again + add orange peel and repaint -felt like a plastic surgeon.. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Now need some final paint touches on the bare spot revealed during this process ๐Ÿ™‚

Ha… what a journey!


์ด์‚ฌ์˜จ์ง€ ๋‘๋‹ฌ๋งŒ์— ์• ๋“ค ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค์ด ์™€์„œ ๋ฐ€๊ณ  ๋‹ซ์•„์•ผํ•  ๋ฏธ๋‹ซ์ด๋ฌธ์„ ๋ฐ€์–ด๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋งŒํ–‰์˜ ๊ณผ์ •์—์„œ ๋ง๊ฐ€์ ธ ๋งˆ์Œ ํ•œํŽธ์˜ ์•„ํ”ˆ ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ์ด์—ˆ๋˜ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์ง‘ ํฌ์ผ“ ๋„์–ด (๋ฏธ๋‹ซ์ด๋ฌธ)… ๋ฐ€๊ณ  ๋‹ซ๋Š” ๊ณผ์ •์—์„œ ์ž๊พธ ๋ ˆ์ผ์—์„œ ๋ฌธ์ด ์ดํƒˆํ•˜๊ณ  ์™„์ „ํžˆ ๋‹ซํžˆ์ง€๋„ ์•Š๊ณ ….

๋ช‡๋…„์ „์—”๊ฐ€ ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ์ž‘์‹ฌํ•˜๊ณ  ๋กค๋Ÿฌ๋ฅผ ๊ต์ฒดํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฑธ๋กœ ๊ณ ์ณ ๋ณด๋ คํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์–ผ๋งˆ์•ˆ๊ฐ€ ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋˜ ์‹คํŒจ.. ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ๋ ˆ์ผ์˜ ๋ฌธ์ œ์˜€๋‹ค.

๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ๋ฌธ ๋ฝ‘์•„๋‚ด๊ณ  ๋งค๊ฟ”๋ฒ„๋ฆด๊นŒ, (๋ฌธ๊ธฐ๋Šฅ ์ƒ์‹ค)ย  ์™ธ๋ถ€์— barn style ๋ฏธ๋‹ซ์ด๋ฌธ์„ ๋‹ฌ๊นŒ (ํ˜ผ์ž ๋œฌ๊ธˆ์—†์ด bran style) ๊ณ ๋ฏผํ•˜๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฌธ์„ ์ˆ˜๋ฆฌํ•˜๋Š”๊ฒŒ ์ œ์ผ ๋ณด๊ธฐ ์ข‹๊ฒ ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๊ฒฐ๋ก  ๋‚ด๋ ธ๋‹ค…

์•”ํŠผ, ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ Youtube์™€ ์ด๋Ÿฐ์ €๋Ÿฐ ์ธํ„ฐ๋„ท์˜ ์ •๋ณด๋ฅผ ์กฐํ•ฉํ•œ ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ, ๋ ˆ์ผ์˜ ๋ฌธ์ œ๋Š” ๊ต์ฒด๊ฐ€ ๋‹ต์ด๊ณ  ๊ต์ฒดํ•˜๋ ค๋ฉด ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ๋ฒฝ์„ ๋œฏ์–ด์•ผ ํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š” ๋‚œ๊ด€์— ๋ด‰์ฐฉํ•˜๋‹ค… ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์ €์งˆ๋ €๋‹ค.

  • ๋ฌธ์„ ๋ฝ‘์•„๋‚ด๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋ฌธframe ์žฅ์‹ ์ œ๊ฑฐ
  • ๋ฌธ์„ ๋“œ๋Ÿฌ๋‚ด๊ณ  ๋ฌธ์˜†์˜ ๋ฒฝ์„ ๋œฏ์–ด๋ƒ„
  • ๋œฏ์–ด๋‚ธ ๋ฒฝํ‹ˆ์œผ๋กœ ๋ ˆ์ผ์„ ๊ณ ์ •ํ•˜๋Š” ๋‚˜์‚ฌ ์ œ๊ฑฐํ•˜๊ณ  ๋ ˆ์ผ ์ œ๊ฑฐ
  • ์ƒˆ ๋ ˆ์ผ ์„ค์น˜
  • ์ƒˆ ๋ ˆ์ผ์— ๋งž๊ฒŒ ๋ฌธ์„ ๊ฑธ์–ด์ฃผ๋Š” ์žฅ์น˜๋กœ ๋ฌธ์— ์„ค์น˜ํ•˜์—ฌ์ฃผ์‹œ๊ณ 
  • ๋ฌธ์„ ๋‹ฌ์•˜๋‹ค.. ํ—ˆ๋‚˜.. ์ƒˆ ๋ ˆ์ผ์ด ๋‘๊บผ์›Œ ๋ฌธ์ด ๋ฐ”๋‹ฅ์— ๊ฑธ๋ ค์ฃผ์‹ฌ OTL ํ—…
  • ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ๋ฌธ์„ ์œ„ ์•„๋ž˜๋กœ ์กฐ๊ธˆ์”ฉ ํ†ฑ์œผ๋กœ ์ž˜๋ผ์ฃผ๊ณ  ๊ฑธ์–ด์ฃผ์…จ๋‹ค… ๋“œ๋””์–ด ๋ช‡ ๋…„๋งŒ์— ๋ฏธ๋‹ซ์ด๋ฌธ์ด ์™„๋ฒฝํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋‹ซํžˆ๊ธฐ ์‹œ์ž‘..ToT
  • ๋ฌธ frame ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋‹ฌ์•„์ฃผ์‹œ๊ณ … ๊ธฐ์กด์˜ ๋ฌธ์ด ํ‹ˆ์— ๋จนํ˜€๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋˜ ๋ฌธ์ œ๋ฅผ ํ•ด๊ฒฐํ•˜๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋ ˆ์ผ ์•ˆ์ชฝ์— ๋‚˜๋ฌดํ•œ๊ฒน + ๊ณ ๋ฌดํ•˜๋‚˜ ๋‹ฌ์•„์ฃผ์…จ๋‹ค..
  • ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋ฌธ์ œ์ธ ๋œฏ์–ด์ง„ ๋ฒฝ ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋ถ™์ด๊ธฐ.. ๊ณ ์ •์„ ํ•ด์ฃผ๋ ค๋ฉด ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ๋’ค์— ๋‚˜๋ฌดํŒ์„ ๋Œ€๊ณ  ๋‚˜์‚ฌ์งˆ์„ ํ•ด์ค˜์•ผํ•ด์„œ ๋‚˜๋ฌด์ž๋ฅด๊ณ  ๋’ค์—๋Œ€๊ณ  ๋‚˜์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ•์•„ ์ฃผ์‹œ๊ณ … ๋œฏ์€ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์„ ๋‚˜์‚ฌ๋กœ ๊ณ ์ •ํ•ด์ฃผ์‹ฌ..
  • ๊ทธ๋žฌ๋”๋‹ˆ ์ž๋ฅด๋ฉด์„œ ์œ ์‹ค๋œ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์„ ๋งค๊ฟ”์•ผ ํ•จ…ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž
  • ๋ฒฝ ๊ตฌ๋ฉ ๋งค๊พธ๋Š” mud๋กœ ํ•˜๊ณ  texture์‚ด๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฑฐ ๋ฟŒ๋ ค์ฃผ์‹œ๊ณ  ํŽ˜์ธํŠธ์น ํ•˜๊ณ ๋ฅผ ํ•œ ๋‘์„ธ๋ฒˆ ๋ฐ˜๋ณต.. (์„ฑํ˜•์ˆ˜์ˆ ..ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž)
  • ๋ญ ์ด์ •๋„๋ฉด ๋Œ€๋†“๊ณ  ๋ณด์ง€ ์•Š๋Š” ์ด์ƒ ํ‹ฐ ์•ˆ๋‚˜๊ฒŒ๋”…ํœด…
  • ์ด์ œ ๋‚จ์€๊ฑด ๋ฌธ ๊นŠ์ด ์กฐ์ ˆํ•˜๊ณ  ์ƒˆ ๋ ˆ์ผ ์„ค์น˜ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ณผ์ •์—์„œ ๋ณด์ด๊ฒŒ๋œ ๋ถ€๋ถ„, ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋ถ™์ธ frame์ค‘ ์น ์ด ๋–จ์–ด์ ธ ๋‚˜๊ฐ„ ๋ถ€๋ถ„๋“ค ํฐ์ƒ‰์œผ๋กœ ๋งˆ๋ฌด๋ฆฌ๋งŒ ํ•ด์ฃผ์‹ฌ ๋œ๋‹ค.

๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ๋ช‡๋‹ฌ๊ฐ„์„ ๊ฑฐ์ณ ์ด๊ฒƒ์ €๊ฒƒ ์‚ฌ๊ณ …ToT, Youtube ๋ณด๋ฉด์„œ ์—ฐ๊ตฌํ•œ ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ ๋‚˜๋ฆ„ ์•„ํ”ˆ ์†๊ฐ€๋ฝ์„ ์–ด์จŒ๊ฑด ๊ณ ์ณค๋‹ค,,ํœด… ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ด์   ์™ ๋งŒํ•œ ๋ฏธ๋‹ซ์ด๋ฌธ ๋ฌธ์ œ๋Š” ๋‹ค ํ•ด๊ฒฐ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•œ ์ˆ˜์ค€์œผ๋กœ ๋“ฑ๊ทน..ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹



Honda Odyssey Front Bumper Cover


์šฐ๋ฆฌ ์˜ค๋”ฉ์ด๋Š” ์ˆ˜๋งŽ์€ ์ž” ์ƒ์ฒ˜ + ๋งˆ๋นก์ด ์ฐข์–ด์ง„ ์ฑ„๋กœ ๋ช‡๋…„์„ ๋ฒ„ํ…ผ๋‹ค..์ฐข์–ด์ง„ ๋งˆ๋นก์„ ๋ฐ”๋””์ƒต์—์„œ ๊ณ ์ณ์ฃผ์ž๋‹ˆ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋ˆ๊ณผ ์‹œ๊ฐ„์ด ๋งŽ์ด ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๊ณ , ์ง์ ‘ ํ•˜์ž๋‹ˆ ํ”Œ๋ผ์Šคํ‹ฑ ์šฉ์ ‘์— ์—„์ฒญ๋‚œ ํŽ˜์ธํŠธ์น ์„ ํ•ด์•ผํ•ด์„œ – ๋ช‡๋…„๊ฐ„์˜ ์žฅ๊ณ  ๋์— ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ๋งˆ๋นก์„ ์ด์‹ํ•ด์ฃผ๊ธฐ๋กœ..ใ…Žใ…Ž

ebay์—์„œ ์ฃผ๋ฌธํ•ด์„œ ๋ฉ€๋ฆฌ ๋ฏธ์‹œ๊ฐ„ ๊ทธ๋žœ๋ผํ”ผ๋“œ (์˜ค~ ์•„๋Š” ๋„์‹œ…ใ…Žใ…Ž) ์—์„œ ๋‚ ๋ผ์˜จ ์ƒˆ ๋ฒ”ํผ๋กœ ์ฐข์–ด์ง„ ๋ฒ”ํผ ๋œฏ์–ด๋‚ด๊ณ  ์ƒˆ๊ฑธ๋กœ ๊ฐˆ์•„์ฃผ์…จ๋‹ค.. ํœด ์—ญ์‹œ ์œ ํˆฌ๋ธŒ ๋•๋ถ„..ํ—ˆ๋‚˜ ํ•ญ์ƒ ๋งคํ•œ๊ฐ€์ง€๋กœ ๊ผญ ์œ ํˆฌ๋ธŒ์—์„œ ๋งํ•ด์ฃผ์ง€ ์•Š๋Š” ๋Œ๋ฐœ์ƒํ™ฉ๋“ค์ด ๋ฐœ์ƒํ•ด์ฃผ์…จ๋‹ค.. ์‹ค์ œํ•ด๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์ •์ž‘ ์ œ์ผ ์†์ด ๋งŽ์ด ๊ฐ€๋Š” ์ž‘์—…์€ ๋ฒ”ํผ์— ๋ถ™์–ด์žˆ๋Š” ๋กœ๊ณ ์™€ ๊ทธ๋ฆด๋“ค ๋–ผ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์ด์‹ํ•ด์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ฑฐ์˜€์Œ..ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ (๋งˆ๋นก ๊ณ ์ •ํ•ด์ฃผ๋Š” ์–‘์ชฝ ๋ถ€ํ’ˆ ์ค‘ ํ•œ์ชฝ์ด ์ƒˆ ๋งˆ๋นก์ด ๋‹ฌ์•„์ฃผ์‹œ๋Š” ๊ณผ์ •์—์„œ ๋ฐ•์‚ด ๋‚ฌ์Œ..์œผ…- ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์ƒˆ๋งˆ๋นก ๊ณ ์ • ์žฅ์น˜๋Š” ์•„๋งˆ์กด์ด ๊ฐ€์ ธ๋‹ค ์ฃผ๊ณ  ๊ณ„์‹ฌ..)

๋ฒ”ํผ ๊ทธ๋ฆด+๋กœ๊ณ  ์ด์‹ํ•ด์ฃผ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ๊ณ ์ •ํ•ด์ฃผ๋Š” ์ด๋นจ๋„ ๋ช‡๊ฐœ๋Š” ๋‚˜๊ฐ€ ์ฃผ์…จ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ทธ๊ฑด ํ‹ฐ๊ฐ€ ์•ˆ๋‚˜๋‹ˆ ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ๋ฎ์–ด๋‘๋Š”๊ฑธ๋กœ..ใ…Žใ…Ž ์ด์   ์•”ํŠผ ๋Œ์ด๋ผ๋„ ํ•˜๋‚˜ ํŠ€๋ฉด ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ๋‚ ๊ฐ..ใ…Žใ…Ž

Weekend project – replacing odyssey’s torn bumper cover – this has been torn for years and years and finally verdict was getting a new one. Torn bumper recovery was too much or work for me or might take too much time and money if I do it at body shop…

Color matching new bumper order from ebay merchant from Grand Rapids, Michigan + youtube educated skill = sort of success except one broken bracket for bumper holder (Amazon is bringing that for me.. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Now, I became paranoid on any small rocks hitting the bumper..





Odyssey Sliding Door Roller Replacement


Finally, said good bye to robot dancing sliding door after studying several youtube videos on how to fix, -and the parts already has been in my hand for 10 months. ๐Ÿ™‚

Although there is every solution on youtube, anything hardly works 100% as explained – always something happens ๐Ÿ™‚ (This time, I lost my e-clip and had to rush to O’Reilly to find the replacement..haha

๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฝ๊ฒŒ ์—ด๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‹ซํžˆ์ง€ ์•Š๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ˜น์€ ๋ป‘๋ป‘์ด๋ฉด์„œ ์—ด๋ ธ๋‹ค ๋‹ซํ˜”๋‹ค ์‘ˆ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ˜๋ณต ํ•˜๋˜ ์˜ค๋”ฉ์ด.. ์ฆ์ƒ์„ ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ๋Œ€์ถฉ ์ด๊ฑฐ๊ฒ ๋‹ค ์‹ถ์–ด์„œ ์ฃผ๋ฌธํ•œ ๋ถ€ํ’ˆ ๋ฌตํ˜€๋†“๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ๋„์ €ํžˆ ์•ˆ๋˜๊ฒ ๋‹ค ์‹ถ์–ด์„œ ๋ช‡์ผ ๋‹ค์‹œ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ผ์š”์ผ ์˜คํ›„์— ํ•ด๊ฐ€ ์ง€๊ธฐ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜๋ ค๋Š” ์‹œ๊ฐ„์— ์ˆ˜๋ฆฌ ์‹œ์ž‘..

๋œฏ์–ด๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋‚˜ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ๊นŒ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์œ ํˆฌ๋ธŒ์—์„œ ๋ณธ ๋ถ€ํ’ˆ๊ณผ ๋˜‘๊ฐ™์€ ๋ถ€ํ’ˆ์ด ๋˜‘๊ฐ™์ด ๋‚˜๊ฐ€์ฃผ์…จ์Œ..ย ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•œ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•๋“ค์ค‘ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ํ• ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Œ์งํ•œ ์‰ฌ์šด ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•์„ ์ฐพ์•„์„œ ๊ฐˆ์•„์คฌ๋‹ค…ใ…Žใ…Ž ํ—ˆ๋‚˜ ๋ชจ๋“  ๋ฌธ์ œ๋“ค์ดย ์œ ํˆฌ๋ธŒ์—์„œ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ณผ์ •์„ ํ†ตํ•ด 100% ํ•ด๊ฒฐ ๋˜์ง€ ์•Š๋“ฏ, ์ด๋ฒˆ์—๋„ ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ์ƒ์‡ผ๋ฅผ ํ•ด์ฃผ์…จ๋‹ค.ใ…Žใ…Ž

๋ถ€ํ’ˆ ๊ฐˆ๊ณ  ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋ฌธ์— ๋ถ€์ฐฉํ•˜๋Š” ๋ถ€ํ’ˆ์ด๋ž‘ ์กฐ๋ฆฝ์ค‘ ์ •๋ง ์ž‘๊ณ  ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ๋ถ€ํ’ˆ์„ ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋ผ์šฐ๋Š” ์ˆœ๊ฐ„ ํด๋ฆฝ์ด ํŠ•๊ฒจ ๋‚˜๊ฐ€์ฃผ์…”์„œ – ๋‚ด ๋งจํƒˆ๋„ ํŠ•๊ฒจ๋‚˜๊ฐ€๊ณ  ํ‘ํ‘… ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ driveway์—์„œ ํ•ด๊ฐ€ ์ง€๋ ค๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š” ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์— ์˜จ ๊ธธ๋ฐ”๋‹ฅ์„ ๋’ค์ง€๋Š”๊ฑด ๋ถˆ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ• ๊ฑฐ ๊ฐ™์•„์„œ ์ฐจ ๋ถ€ํ’ˆ ๊ฐ€๊ฒŒ์—์„œ ๋น„์Šทํ•œ๊ฑฐ ์ฐพ์•„ ๋ผ์›Œ์ฃผ์‹ฌ..ใ…Žใ…Ž..ํœด)

๋Œ€์ถฉ ํ•œ 300๋ถˆ์€ ์•„๋‚€๋“ฏํ•˜๋‹ค…ํœด…ใ…‹



InSinkErator Badger 5XP


๋ถ€์–ต์—์„œ ๊ตณ์€์ผํ•ด์ฃผ๋˜ ํŒฅ์ฃฝ์ด1์ด ์‚ฌ๋งํ•˜์—ฌ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ํŒฅ์ฃฝ์ด5XP ๋„์ž…..

๋…ธ๊ฐ€๋‹ค๋Š” ๋‚˜์˜ ๋ชซ์ด๊ณ  ์Šน์ž๋Š” ์—ญ์‰ฌ ์•„๋งˆ์กด์ด๋‹ค..์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ํŒฅ์ฃฝ์ด ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ํŒฅ์ฃฝ์ค‘์ด์‹ฌ..


Dead Badger replaced with a new & upgraded Badger in the kitchen.



DIY: Replacing Ventilation Fan


DIY: Replacing Ventilation Fan

Maybe about a year ago, wife told me there is a burning smell of plastic at laundry room – and noticed the fan was on for some long period, and the burning smell went away when I turned off the fan. (and placed a tape on the switch not to turn on)

As this was the fan at first floor, getting access directly from the top was not an option, hence studied youtube videos for a long period and multiple times and finally attempted to replace it. This required lots of work – electricity wiring, hammering/screw nailing – as the fan was attached to different direction then intended, dry wall cutting as there was no exact size as old one in the market. Finally, found the fan’s plastic was broken causing the smell after inhaling lots of dust only after I tore down the existing fan. ๐Ÿ™‚

After all – maybe saved about $150-$200 labor cost ๐Ÿ™‚

์˜ค๋ž˜์ „๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ To-Do list์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜์ธ – ๋Œ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด ํ”Œ๋ผ์Šคํ‹ฑ ํƒœ์šฐ๋Š” ๋ƒ„์ƒˆ๋ฅผ ๋ฐœ์‚ฐํ•ด ์ฃผ์‹œ๋Š” – ๋ง๊ฐ€์ง„ ์„ธํƒ์‹ค์˜ ํ™˜ํ’๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๊ต์ฒดํ–ˆ๋‹ค…(์‚ฌ์‹ค ์„ธํƒ์‹ค์— ํ™˜ํ’๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ๋‹ฅ ๊ผญ ํ•„์š”ํ•˜์ง€๋Š” ์•Š์•„์„œ ๋ฏธ๋ฃจ๊ณ ๋ฏธ๋ฃจ๊ณ  ๋ฏธ๋ฃจ๋˜ ์ผ…)

ํ… ์ „๊ธฐ์—, ๋ฒฝ์— ํ‘.. ๋ฌผ๋ก  youtube์—์„  ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ํ•ญ์ƒ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๋“ฏ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ํ• ๋ ค๊ณ  ํ•˜๋ฉด – ํŠนํžˆ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์˜ค๋ž˜๋œ ์„ค๋น„๋Š”- ์•„๋ฌด๋ฆฌ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋ฏธ๋ฆฌ ์ค€๋น„๋ฅผ ํ•ด๋†”๋„ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ์€ ์‹คํ–‰ ๋‹จ๊ณ„์—์„œ๋Š” ์‘์šฉ์„ ํ•ด์•ผํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š”๊ฒŒ ์Šค๋ฆด ๋„˜์น˜๋Š” ์ˆœ๊ฐ„๋“ค….

๋•๋ถ„์— ๊ณต์ž„ ๋Œ€์ถฉ 150-200๋ถˆ ์•„๋ผ๊ณ  ๋˜ ํ•˜๋‚˜์˜ ์„ค๋น„์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๋ฐฐ์› ๋‹ค.. -.-;





Working hard toย improve the house whose majority stake is owned by bank by helping Amazon to flourish their business..

๋น„๋งŒ ๊ทธ์ณ๋ด๋ผ… ์ž”๋“ธ๋ฐญ์—ย ์ด๋ผ ์ขŒ์‹๋“คย ์ด์ œ ๋‹ค ์ฃผ๊ฑฐ์จ…ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ํ”ผํ„ฐ์ง€๊ฒŒ ๊ฒฐ์Šน๋ถˆ๋Ÿฌ๋„ ๋‹น๊ตฌ์žฅ ์ฃผ์ธ์ด ์Šน์ž๊ฐ€ ๋˜๋“ฏ, ์Šน์ž๋Š” ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์•„๋งˆ์กด๊ณผ ์•„๋งˆ์กด ์ง์›๋“ค &ย ์ฃผ์ฃผ๋‹˜๋“ค….OTL




1040X – attempting to fixing one more things in life..


1040X – attempting to fixing one more things in life..

One good thing about tax return filing is Turbotax does everything for people and process every possible information to get to the finish line. However, as usual as other services in US :), it never steps up to provide “opinioned” recommendation. – Yes I do miss that thing from years in Seoul – everything is based on “This is better because it does XXX for you” while here it is always “refer to professionals”

During this year’s process, I noticed one of my old tax return was filed on standard deduction instead of itemized deduction at the first year we purchased house. I kind of knew there might be something missing by doing the standard deduction at the time I own a house, but pushed out to “later I will fix it” at then.

So I just decided – as usual things in life – to file 1040X, which I have already filed once back in 8 years ago to amend one interest income -which sent the tax doc after I filed. All in all, spent nice 2-3 hours of reading and following one by oneย in reviewing the contents of 1040X instruction, 1040 instructions (and some instructions on schedule sections). So crossing the fingers that my late comeback argument works!

๋ฏธ๊ตญ์—์„œ ์‚ด๋ฉด์„œ ๋ถˆํŽธํ•œ ๊ฒƒ ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋Š” ์•„๋งˆ๋„ ์—ฐ๋ง ์ •์‚ฐ์„ ๋ณธ์ธ์ด ํ•ด์•ผํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฑฐ๋‹ค… ๋ฌผ๋ก  ํšŒ๊ณ„์‚ฌํ•œํ…Œ ๋ˆ์ฃผ๊ณ  ํ• ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๊ณ  ์Šค์Šค๋กœย ํ• ๊ฒฝ์šฐ ํ„ฐ๋ณดํƒ์Šค๋ผ๋Š” ํ›Œ๋ฅญํ•œ ์„œ๋น„์Šค๊ฐ€ ๊ผผ๊ผผํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ฑ™๊ธธ๊ฑฐ ๋‹ค ์ฑ™๊ฒจ์ฃผ์ง€๋งŒ – ์—ญ์‹œ๋‚˜ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ์—์„œ ํ•ญ์ƒ ๋งž๋‹ฅ๋“œ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ฌธ์ œ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์„ ํƒ์˜ ์˜ต์…˜์ด ์žˆ์„ ๋•Œ – ์˜์‚ฌ๊ฒฐ์ •์ด ๊ฐœ์ž…๋˜๋Š” ๋ถ€๋ถ„์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด์„  ๋‹ต์„ ์ •ํ•ด์ฃผ์ง€ ์•Š๋Š”๋‹ค…

๋น„์Šทํ•œ ์ฃผ์ œ๋กœ…ย ๋‚˜๊ฐ™์€ “์ด์ฃผ๋…ธ๋™์ž”๋“ค์ด ์ž˜ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฒฝ์šฐ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์ง€๋งŒ (๋‚˜๋„ ํ•œ 1-2๋…„ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ณ ์„œ์•ผ ์•Œ์•˜์œผ๋‹ˆ..ใ…Žใ…Ž) ์ด ๋‚˜๋ผ๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ๊ณผ ๋‹ฌ๋ฆฌ ์‹ฌ์ง€์–ด ์›”๊ธ‰์—์„œ ์„ธ๊ธˆ ๋–ผ๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ธˆ์•ก๋„ ์ž๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ์„ค์ •ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค…(๋ฌผ๋ก , ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ค ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์ด๊ฑฐ์™€ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์„ธ๋ถ€ ๊ทœ์ •๋„ ์ข€ ์•Œ์•„์•ผ ํ•˜๊ณ .. ์•”ํŠผ, ์ฃผ์œ„์˜ ์‹ ์ฐธ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ๋“ฃ๋Š” FAQ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋Š” “๋ฏธ๊ตญ์€ ์ •๋ง ์„ธ๊ธˆ์ด ๋†’์•„์„œ ์‚ด๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ์–ด๋ ค์›Œ์š”” ํ˜น์€ “์—ฐ๋ง์ •์‚ฐํ™˜๊ธ‰๊ธˆ์ด ์ •๋ง ๋งŽ๋„ค์š”…” ใ…Žใ…Ž)

2๋…„์ „ ์ง‘์„ ์‚ฌ๋ฉด์„œ ๋ฐ”์จ+Itemized๋ฅผ ๋ญํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š”์ง€ ์ž˜๋ชจ๋ฆ„+์•ฝ๊ฐ„์˜ ๊ท€์ฐฎ์ด์ฆ˜์œผ๋กœ itemized deduction ๋Œ€์‹ ย ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ system์—์„œ ๊ฐ„๋žตํ•˜๊ฒŒ recoํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฑธ ๋ฐ”ํƒ•์œผ๋กœ standard๋กœ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ์˜ฌํ•ด filing์„ ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์ด์ „๋…„๋„๋“ค์˜ filing record๋ฅผ line by line์œผ๋กœ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ธฐ๋Šฅ์„ ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์•„๋ฌด๋ž˜๋„ ์ง‘์‚ฐ ์ฒซํ•ด์—ย ์ผ์ „์ด๋ผ๋„ ์†ํ•ด๋ดค๋‹ค๋Š” ๋Š๋‚Œ์ด ํŒ ์™€์„œ (์ž‘๋…„๋ถ€ํ„ด itemized๋กœ ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ๋ฐฐ์šด์ ๋„ ๋งŽ๊ณ …) 2๋…„์ „ tax filing์„ ๋’ค์ ธ ๊ด€๋ จ ์„œ๋ฅ˜ ์ถœ๋ ฅ+ ๋ช‡์‹œ๊ฐ„์˜ ์ •๋…๊ณผ ๊ณต๋ถ€ ํ›„์— 1040X๋ฅผ ์ž‘์„ฑํ–ˆ๋‹ค.. (์‚ฌ์‹ค 1040X๋Š” ์ด์ „์—๋„ -๋’ค๋Šฆ๊ฒŒ ๋‚ ๋ผ์˜จ ์€ํ–‰ ์ด์ž ์„œ๋ฅ˜ ํ•˜๋‚˜ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์—- ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ํ•ด๋ณธ ์ ์ด ์žˆ์–ด์„œ “๊ณตํฌ”๋Š” ์—†์—ˆ์Œ…ใ…‹ใ…‹)

์ด์ œ ๋ฌธ์ œ๋Š”… ๊ณผ์—ฐ ๋‚ด ์ˆ˜์ •๋ณด๊ณ ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ›์•„ ์ค„๊นŒ์˜ ๋ฌธ์ œ.. ๐Ÿ™‚


Sagging Gutter & Repair


Owning a home – to be exact – owning a responsibility to fix a home, taught me one more thing – Gutter can “sag”. All of sudden from some point there were extreme noise of water dropping at the backyard deck so I looked up and found a gap between gutter and roof-end and found out gutter was getting flatter and separating from the roof..ย  another priceless moment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

After hours of research on web & youtube, finally found the right materials to fix and enjoyed the few hours of climbing up the roof and crawling flat on the roof with drill on one hand outside to plant the fixers. I guess kind of band-aided maybe for 2-3 years, hopefully…

๋ด„๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋น„๊ฐ€ ์˜ค๋ฉด ๋ฑ์— ๋ฏธ์นœ๋“ฏ์ด ๋น„๊ฐ€ ๋–จ์–ด์ง€๋Š”๊ฒŒ ์ˆ˜์ƒํ•ด์„œ ์œ„๋ฅผ ๋ดค๋”๋‹ˆ ๋ฌผ๋ฐ›์ด๊ฐ€ ํ‹ˆ์ด ๋ฒŒ์–ด์ ธ์„œ ์ง€๋ถ•์—์„œ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ๋ฌผ์ด ๋–จ์–ด์ ธ ์‹œ๋„๋Ÿฝ๊ณ  ๋ฑ๋„ ๋ง๊ฐ€๋œจ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋“ฏํ•˜์—ฌ ์œ„ํ—˜ ๊ฐ์ˆ˜ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹œ๋„ํ•œ DIY…

๋•๋ถ„์— ๋ช‡ ์ฒœ๋ถˆ ์ง€์ถœ์„ delayํ•˜๊ณ  ๋˜ ํ•œ ๋‹จ์–ด ๋ฐฐ์› ๋‹ค.. sagging ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š”๊ตฌ๋‚˜… ํ•œ ์•„ํŒŒํŠธ๋กœ 3์ธต์ฏค ๋˜๋Š” ์ง€๋ถ•์œ„๋กœ ๊ธฐ์–ด์˜ฌ๋ผ ๊ฐ€์„œย ํ›„๋œ๋œ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด์„œ ๊ฒฝ์‚ฌ๋ฉด์— ๋ฐ”์ง ์—Ž๋“œ๋ ค ๊ณ ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๋ผ์šดํ›„ ๋Œ€๋กฑ๋Œ€๋กฑย ํ•œ ์†์„ย ๋ป—์–ด ๋“œ๋ฆด์„ ์ฐ”๋Ÿฌ ๋„ฃ์—ˆ๋‹ค…

ํœด… ๋ฌด์„œ์›Œ์„œย ๋‚ด ์ƒ๋ช… ํ›„๋œ๋œ๊ฑฐ๋ ค ๋ช‡๋…„ ๊ฐ์ˆ˜ํ•œ๋“ฏ ์‹ถ๊ธดํ•œ๋ฐ… ํ•œ 2-3๋…„ ์ •๋„ gutter ์ˆ˜๋ช…์ด ์—ฐ์žฅ๋œ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋”ํ•  ๋‚˜์œ„ ์—†์ด ์ข‹๊ฒ ๋‹ค… ์˜ค๋Š˜๋„ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ์€ ํ™ˆ๋””ํฌ & ๋กœ์Šค ์Šน…




Well these – installingย garage door pad, changing the brokenย knob, and brokenย toilet handleย -are piece of cake compared to fallen fence..

๋‹ด์žฅ๋„ ์“ฐ๋Ÿฌ์ง„ ์™€์ค‘์— ์ด๋Ÿฐ๊ฑด ์ž”์ฑ™์ด๊ธ‰์ด๋ผ ์›ƒ๊ธฐ์ง€๋„ ์•Š๋Š”๋‹ค…-_-;

์—ญ์‹œ ์ง„์ •ํ•œ ์Šน์ž๋Š” ๋‹น๊ตฌ์žฅ ์ฃผ์ธ์ด์‹ฌ…

์š”์ฆ˜์€ ๋˜๋Š”์ผ์ด ์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง ๋งŽ์•„ ์•„์ฃผ ์ข‹์•„์ข‹์•„์ข‹์•„ ์ฃฝ๊ฒ ๋‹ค……์–ดํœด..์•„… ์•„์ง ํ™˜ํ’๊ธฐ ์ž‘์‚ด ๋‚œ๊ฑฐ ์•„์ง ๋ชป๊ณ ์ณค๊ตฌ๋‚˜…-_-;