Archive Month: January 2018

My new home

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My husband and I think we may have found the perfect house for our family. We live in a big southern city, but have been trying for years to find a place in the country on the outskirts of our town. The problem is, no one ever moves from these country homes, since it is […]

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Medical marijuana facts

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I just recently moved into an apartment complex and it is going decent. The guy next door though, Jimmy I seriously hate. He talks to me all of the time, constantly blocked me in the driveway and his whole place smells like weed. I am not a recreational marijuana smoker in the slightest. I hate […]

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Moving to the south

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I think my sister Megan intentionally moves at the worst times to really make it suck. I feel she is trying to get back at me. When she lived up north, Megan always had to move in January. We would all move her stuff in a blizzard, drive a UHaul on black ice and have […]

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An icy compresor

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Last night I met some friends of mine and they convinced me to go out dancing, and I had the worst time in my life. I’m not one for nightlife or going out on the town, so it was unusual that they convinced me to go. I only did it because they were so relentless, […]

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Producing An Air Conditioner

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Producing music is possibly the most important thing in my life. I have no family, few friends, and only my work to satisfy my life ambitions. Some people may thing that is sad, but it makes me extremely happy. Hearing the sounds that come out of various instruments, computers, and mouths is a kind of […]

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I just don’t have time to do anything anymore. I work two jobs, go to school full time and I own my own place. I am always super busy. I work as a teacher by day, online blogger by night. I also go to class after I teach and I do maintenance on my house. […]

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Roommate is nuts about high AC

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My roommate is totally nuts about AC. My roommate Carlos always wants the air conditioner on and working. It does not matter what the season is or temperature outside. Carlos must have a sweating condition or be allergic to heating. The air conditioning system is powerful, on high and pumping out cold air 24/7. In […]

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Making life so much better

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Recently, we were experiencing some troubles with our HVAC system. I was very concerned because I felt that the HVAC system was probably on its way out. We had this HVAC system for over 10 years and we kept it up with regular maintenance. I felt it was nearing its end because it just wasn’t […]

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Furnace ruins party

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I have been attending college for 3 years now. My roommate and I are known for our awesome parties. We have been living in our apartment for 18 months, and we have easily thrown 18 different parties. We can find any occasion to celebrate. We normally throw our party’s over the weekend, so no one […]

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A trip to the zoo

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The other day, I decided to take my family to the zoo. My kids had been bugging me for a while when they kept seeing the commercials on the TV about the local zoo. My daughter especially kept saying that she wanted to see the tigers and the sea lions. So we went on a […]

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New furnace

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The weather outside is frightful, but I am still very warm and cozy inside of my house. One of the biggest reasons, is due to the brand new heating system that my hubby and I had installed last week. We were having a lot of issues last year, and we had to have the HVAC […]

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I like it 72 degrees

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Last weekend was one of the most fun weekends my family and I have had in a very long time. Before that, we really haven’t gotten to do much of anything that you could consider fun. It was mostly just day to day existence for us. But that changed when we found out the carnival […]

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I have a forced air furnace and central cooling system installed in my home.  The heating and cooling equipment relies on duct work to carry air to and from the system.  The ductwork is comprised of a branching network of pipes concealed in the walls, ceiling and crawlspace.  Disgusting things such as dust, pollen, dander, […]

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I’ve been sharing a small house with my buddy, Jason, for a little over a year.  For the most part, it works out great and we save money by splitting the expenses.  Jason is great about paying his share of the rent, groceries and utilities.  I just wish he was a little more conscientious when […]

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The new school

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Our area of the country recently suffered a very bad cold spell. Even though it is now the winter time, this is very unusual for us. We live in the southern part of the country, so our winters barely ever get too cold. Our whole city went into a panic! Everyone rushed to the store […]

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I’ve been faced with a problem

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When my husband and I bought our house, we were faced with a great deal of work and expense.  The house had been abandoned and neglected for many years, so the property was rundown and outdated.  Just to make the home liveable, we needed to replace walls, windows, floors, and ceilings.  The roof leaked, and […]

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Ductwork Problems

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I just don’t understand people. If you own something, anything, you need to take care of it. If you do not feed your body, you will die. So why can’t people understand that same precedent for their appliances in a home. After all, the only thing that you gain by ignoring that rattling in the […]

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Smart App Saves Pregnancy Brain

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So, no one ever tells you about all of the little aspects of pregnancy. There are little things that can be the biggest pain for nine months. And I am not talking about the growing a human inside of you! I have the worst pregnancy brain. I am surprised I haven’t forgotten my own name; […]

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A ventless heater

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I have a small ventless heater installed in my kitchen.  In some ways, this little heater is very convenient.  My house is extremely old and very difficult to heat.  There is no duct system and no centralized heating system.  My husband and I struggled to figure out a way to effectively heat the kitchen.  The […]

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    I am at an age where the weather can cause my bones to hurt.  I always used to think that older people said they hurt when the weather got bad just for some attention.  I was so far off that it is laughable.  The weather really does affect the joints and make the muscles hurt […]

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Internet cafe

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When I was a college student, I didn’t have a very big budget to spend on going out and having fun with friends. But, on the plus side, they were in the same sort of situation I was in. With all of us being broke practically all the time, we had to find inexpensive ways […]

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These bills are scary

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When you live in a region with frequent weather shifts and temperature fluctuations, a functioning HVAC system with both heating and cooling is important to have year round. While Monday may be wet and dreary, with a bone-chilling cold in the air, making you crank up your heating, Tuesday can be scorching hot where even […]

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This leads to costly repairs

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I have invested in a preventative maintenance plan for my furnace and air conditioner with a local contractor.  A technician comes to the house every fall and spring to clean, adjust and inspect the furnace and air conditioner.  At the last two visits, the HVAC technician mentioned the poor condition of the duct system.  Although […]

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Combatting my allergy symptoms

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Because I have such extreme problems with allergies, I started looking into different types of whole-home air cleaners.  I needed something far more effective than the air filter on the furnace or air conditioner.  The slightest amount of dust, dander or pollen floating around in the air is a health threat for me.  My allergies […]

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I am typically on top of my household repairs. As soon as my washing machine or dishwasher starts acting up, I make sure to either call a handyman or troubleshoot the problem on my own. I know that waiting to fix a potential issue always results in a much bigger problem. So when my HVAC […]

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I am not great with fixing things around the house. No one ever taught me how to do any of that. My parents used to have the numbers for repairmen posted right next to the telephone. As soon as something broke in the house, they would pay someone else to fix it, no matter how […]

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Lament to a swing set

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We have an old swing set sitting in our front yard.  It looks forlorn now that it is winter.  No one wants to go out and swing when it is below freezing.  My husband was talking about taking it down and using the wood for our fireplace.  I know our kids are grown, and even […]

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Allergies and good air quality

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Have you noticed that people seem to be having more and more allergies? I include myself in that category. The only thing I ever used to be allergic to is MSG, which is a food ingredient popular in Asian cooking. I never got seasonal allergies or struggled with breathing problems or sinus infections or anything […]

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MINI SPLIT AT SCHOOL

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            I used to work as a school teacher for many years. I enjoy working with children and that was why  chose teaching as a career. The pays is not competitive but the school managers know this so they try to make up for it. Besides our getting perks which are denied workers in many […]

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CUTTING COSTS

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          Everything is expensive these days. Food, clothes, medication, everything! As to purchasing a house, that could be a most daunting proposal. For even if the bank gives you a mortgage loan, there are so many extra expenses to face.The house must be furnished and all necessary appliances bought. Then there is maintenance, for lawns must […]

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