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Dear Double R

My wife and I have decided to turn our little guest house into a b&b. She wants some kind of frenchy decor, and I want something easy to clean, like a state park bathroom/toilet bunk bed…..you know, so I can … Continue reading






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Rain Rescue

It was a beautiful Texas Summer Sunday Morning. Custom made for fishing on Lake Marble Falls. So we decided to blow off boring, sweaty chores and wag our little boat to the ramp. The sun was shining, the birds were … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth

I’m a recently unemployed lady anxious to start up my own upholstery business from  home. My husband doesn’t want the mess of a “sewing room” in his Mother’s house (that’s where we live until we can get on our feet) … Continue reading






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Front Porch Decor

The front porch is finished. It is a marvel of DIY genius. It makes 98 look like a spring chicken again. It is everything I knew a front porch could be. It shades us all year long and welcomes awe-struck … Continue reading






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Decorating a Motorhome

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would have even a pop-up camper in my life, much less a motor home. But as fate would have it, my husband found one he liked. The size was good … Continue reading






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Building a Front Porch in 2895 Easy Steps!

Weekend before last we had some help in the form of my step children, who came over for a visit and food and stayed for the construction fun. It is amazing how much two extra pairs of hands and eyes, … Continue reading






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The Loss of a Family Member

Literally. I lost him! He was last seen flying and bobbing in the wind, headed into the wild blue yonder. Atticus Finch the Fabulous Budgie is gone. He chose a really beautiful day to bust out the back door and … Continue reading






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Ladder (Un) Safety

I got in a hurry. I didn’t take the time to make sure my ladder was stable. I climbed past the recommended rungs (actually I stood on the very top of a 6 foot step ladder). I over reached with … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth

I am getting bids on a new Central Air conditioning system in my house. So far I have contacted four A/C companies for estimates. All of them are within my budgeted amount. How can I decide on which company to … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth,

My Wife and I want to improve the curb appeal of our house and front yard. We are both avid crafters, and we want to use our talents to create an attractive and inviting atmosphere on our property. However, we … Continue reading






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