Archive Month: August 2018

Jailhouse torture

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I can not believe what the world has come to these days.  It seems that we have to worry about everyone’s feelings when it comes to everything.  The other day, while watching the news, I almost lost it when I heard that the prisoners at the state prison were on strike!.  On strike for what? […]

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Emergency room woes

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Sometimes I think I am one of the classiest people on the planet. As an adult I think I have gone to the emergency room far more than my children have. Part of the problem is the fact that I don’t take precautions when lifting heavy things or deciding that I can take on a […]

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New Barn, big problem

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My neighbor just put up a beautiful new barn.  They were very excited to finally be in a position to afford the build and had big plans for its use. Just after the completion, they realized that there was one major problem: the trees in front and behind the structure would have to come down. […]

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  I hate having carpet in my home. With two kids and a dog, my house would not do well with carpet. The floor would always be in need of a deep cleaning. When I switched to hard flooring, I was thrilled. But it hasn’t all been perfect.   Don’t get me wrong. I love […]

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Did not hear the heater turn on

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Last winter was harsher and colder than usual. But there was one particular day that was colder than all the rest. It was the day that my heating system broke.   On the morning that it broke, the weather was particularly harsh. There had been snow the night before. If I wanted to get to […]

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Last winter, my husband and I took our kids on a vacation over the Christmas holidays.  Because we live an area with very severe winter weather, we chose a tropical location. Our goals was to book a hotel right on the beach.  We hoped to spend our days soaking up the sun, lying in the […]

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Had to add ductless cooling

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When I was a kid, our numerous siblings and I shared a room.  It was not an ideal situation. With three twin beds crowded into the room, the people I was with and I were cramped and tended to argue and fight.  During the warm season weeks, the people I was with and I had […]

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Attic needs a/c for the mold

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When I was a kid, our more than one brothers plus I shared a room. It was not an ideal situation. With more than two twin beds crowded into the room, every one of us were cramped plus tended to argue plus fight. During the Summer weeks, every one of us had a portable cooling […]

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Attic needs ductless a/c

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When I was a kid, my several siblings and I shared a room.  It was not an ideal situation. With 3 twin beds crowded into the room, every one of us were cramped and tended to argue and fight.  During the summer time months, every one of us had a portable cooling system installed into […]

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Remodeling the ductless mini split

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When I was a kid, our more than one sisters and I shared a room.  It was not an ideal situation. With multiple twin beds crowded into the room, the people I was with and I were cramped and tended to argue and fight.  During the Summer months, the people I was with and I […]

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When I was a kid, my two brothers and I shared a room.  It was not an ideal situation. With three twin beds crowded into the room, we were cramped and tended to argue and fight.  During the summer months, we had a portable air conditioner installed into the bedroom window. Many of our disagreements […]

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Would love to have heated floors

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    Only being 22 years old has allowed me to daydream and attempted to put them into reality. I daydream about my future family home, my dream cars and or cars. And with the world evolving so much so quickly it’s like there are no limits to what I can potentially have. We all heard […]

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When we were drawing up the blueprints for our new home, my wife and I discussed installing heated floors. In our other homes, we never had heated floors, but we did experience them in a friend’s home. Heated floors could be regulated the same way as any other heating or cooling unit on a home. […]

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I was always good with my hands

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I was always good with my hands. Fixing things in the garage, repairing bicycles, sliding under my brother’s hot rod to change the oil was no problem. I could look at something once, take it apart, and put it back together in no time flat, all nuts and bolts and screws back in their respective […]

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  Change in the temperature, sea level, precipitation and their frequency have an impact on the energy delivered, produced and consumed in the United States. This is because energy plays a vital role in our lives. During winter, Americans will spend more on heating, and during summer, they will direct their resources on cooling. For […]

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It was late December in the mountains, there was already a foot of snow on the ground and suddenly our heating system stopped. The hot air stopped blowing and cold air began pouring in through the HVAC vents. It was around 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside so naturally worry set in. We were staying in a […]

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No a/c at our restaurant

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  I just turned 18 years old when I got my first job. It was at Applebee’s as a hostess. My duties were to sit guest, bus tables and run food from the kitchen. I worked as early as 10 AM to 3 AM on some days. When you work in a fast paced environment you […]

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No Heating Blues

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As an avid musician, I have been playing bass in a popular local blues band for a few years now. We started off playing small bars once a month or so, but have gained local popularity. We are now doing pretty well for ourselves, playing various gigs around the state. One thing we have aspired […]

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Soccer Practice

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Traditionally, the college soccer season starts at the beginning of the academic school year and runs into December. The fall season is a great time to be outside as the weather is cooling off, and for the most part it is pretty nice outside. The pre-season practices, however, start mid-summer when the temperatures are close […]

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I love where I live, but the humidity is intense. My husband Greg and I have lived in our dream house in the midwestern U.S for over ten years now. The land that we live on has been passed down through Greg’s family for four generations. We own 200 acres of beautiful farmland, and I […]

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The Right Temperature for Church

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My husband’s job recently transferred him to a new station half way across the country. At first, the family was pretty sad about having to leave our beautiful home up North and move out West where we didn’t know anyone. But after a few weeks of packing, we all seemed to start to get kind […]

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Remodeling is so much fun! My whole life I have loved to remodel rooms, houses, and barns. When my husband and I were looking for our first home, I wanted to find a house that needed a lot of work. My husband didn’t understand it at first. In his mind, he figured that we should […]

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The Unpleasantness of no AC

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Having no AC is never pleasant. I am school bus driver. Though many people think that I am crazy for driving a big old bus with seventy elementary students on it, I actually really enjoy my job. I love children, and I love driving. It’s not an easy job, and it often comes with a […]

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A/C smart

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There are all different kinds of smart. Just the other day my daughter brought home a “self evaluation” from her 8th grade class, asking her to determine which kind of smarts she had. There were nine different kinds of intelligence, and I guess it is common sense but I had never really thought about it […]

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New Triplex

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I’m retired from the construction business after many years spent working with my hands.  So I know my way around tools. My brother is a retired businessman and he knows how to make a dollar out of half a dollar.  Together, we have been looking for an investment that we can own together. Recently, we […]

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On the couch

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Being in a relationship sure is difficult. I know that everyone realizes that, but the older I get, the more I’m convinced that it might be an impossible feat to establish a cohesive life with another individual. It seems to me that everyone has such a load of baggage by the time they’re even 25 […]

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Kittens!

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What a treat it is every morning when I arrive to work and get greeted by two adorable, furry little bundles of joy. Not many people can say that they have kittens at their job, unless they work at an animal shelter or pet store… But I can! A few weeks ago we decided to […]

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Our frat house started hosting a Wednesday a poker tournament, about two months ago. Over two months, we’ve managed to have about 50 people attend our tournament. We decided to have a huge spring Bash, and we have already had 60 people sign up. Each person has to pay an entrance fee, and each person […]

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My construction crew and I have been working together for 6 years. Until this past weekend, we have never made a large mistake. My construction crew and I work on Plumbing issues like new toilet installations, shower enclosures, and even large bathroom remodels. We have worked together on more than 250 different projects. Last weekend, […]

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One summer, my AC system died abruptly, it was about 92 degrees outside, and there is nothing worse that a hot summer day when your Air Conditioning system is not functional.  The kids were so frustrated they went out back to play in the pool, while my wife cooled off with the car AC in […]

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