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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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Return of The Widda Maker

He’s back! The big, black, hideously wicked, burly, maker of widows. I got a glimpse of him at work last weekend. He was actually being very helpful in a dangerous kind of way. But then that’s his destiny…. danger. My … Continue reading






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That New Cement Mixer Smell

We did it: What a time saver! What a back saver! Well, maybe not a back saver considering it doesn’t actually lift the 80 pound bags of reddy-mix off the ground and pour the dusty, funky, sticks-to-everything premixed concrete into … Continue reading






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Gosh Darn Deluxe

It all started when the Little League World Series took a bad turn on the last game. It might not have been a bad turn for the Japanese team (they won), but it was a bad turn for my husband … Continue reading






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Construction Stapler Comparisons

Staplers are fun toys. They can occasionally be quite useful in their own way. During our Porch Project I have played with all the staplers we own, and feel qualified to describe the pros and cons of each: 1. The … Continue reading






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Adding a Front Porch in 895 Easy Steps

We have replaced old siding and windows on every outside wall of the house except one. The front door wall. A visitor would never know just how fabulous the rest of the house’s exterior was upon approach. While a ancient, … Continue reading






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Painting The House

Some things are just not meant to happen. Like catching a record breaking Bass, finding a diamond ring in the Walmart parking lot, losing those unwanted pounds and inches (without changing my diet or lifestyle!), or winning the lottery (it … Continue reading






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The Screech and Dust of Home Improvement

Putting new siding on the house has been quite the experience. Our house is old. And it has had oodles of upgrades and changes over its illustrious life. At one time it was basically a box with a wood stove … Continue reading






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New Siding on A Wall!

Ahhh, Memorial Day weekend. A long three days of not going to work. A lovely weekend of remembrance of those who gave their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms we so take for granted. Swimming, boating, cookouts, sunshine, family, … Continue reading






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All I Want For Christmas

Is…. A big cement mixer on wheels ~ I can just imagine the fun! Throw in a pallet of concrete mix and a shed to keep it all in ~ perfect! Bose noise cancelling music headphones ~ total music, no … Continue reading






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