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August 6, 2016

I understand, trust me, I've got an ego too.

I refuse to ask for help too.

I hate asking for directions.

I'll spend an hour on YOUTUBE instead of calling a friend who already knows the answer.

"I'll figure it out myself... even if it takes all day!"

So I get it. Why would y...

August 1, 2016


Who doesn't want NEW!?

NEW's great... NEW's shiny... NEW's  better... right?

Maybe not...

The old adage, "They don't make 'em like they used to", holds true in a lot of home repair situations. I find it to be the case especially in the case of many plumbing rep...

July 17, 2016

Ain't nothin' better.

Box fan, Sunday afternoon, and a big fat glorious nap.

Crank that bad boy up right next to the bed and I am off to nap nirvana. 

But don't think fans are just for that sweet, sweet mid-day escape. Oh no. This little dandy can save you some serious ca...

July 13, 2016

No on really wants to get permits for work they are doing on their home. Frankly, many steps of the process can be intimidating:

  • filling out the paperwork

  • drawing up presentable and understandable plans

  • navigating the permit office

  • actually doing...

June 28, 2016

It's a common practice that many homeowners fall victim to - contractors who bid a project for a discount price in order to get their foot in the door, and then price gouge their customers with change orders and add-ons. These contractors are winning the job with a low...

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