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Safe Footing in the Dark

Outdoor living isn’t confined to daytime anymore because you can use the high power of low voltage lighting to extend the use of your yard into the evening. While low voltage lighting began as security lighting, it has evolved into … Continue reading

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Lay a Stone Path in Your Garden

If you need a walkway through your garden or yard, a stepping stone path can be a practical solution as well as a compliment to the landscape. You can lay it out as a straight walkway or as a winding … Continue reading

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11 Items for Your Home in August

If you’re like us you may be headed out on vacation, but before you go, take a look at this rundown of 11 items. You’ll see they include mostly  inspecting and cleaning jobs, which don’t require a lot of time … Continue reading

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Homeowner Checklist of 11 Simple Chores for July

The beginning of July always starts with a bang and fireworks and often involve vacation time with family and friends. The tasks listed here are more about inspection and maintenance so they’re not time consuming. But these chores are important … Continue reading

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Fly Old Glory with a Flagpole in Your Yard

To see Old Glory waving in the wind always brings a sense of pride. If you’re considering adding a flagpole to your yard, a good choice is a telescoping pole with aluminum sections that slide up and down and snap … Continue reading

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Be prepared, plan and stay informed with Basic Disaster Supplies

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, knows more than a thing or two disasters. Take the time to look at their list of basic disaster supplies to have on hand when there’s a threat of major weather damage where you … Continue reading

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Living in a Handyman Special

Is living under construction worth the hassles and inconveniences? Only you can decide, but it’s always worked for us through various stages of our lives, whether we were a young married couple teaching school, self-employed writers and entrepreneurs, employees of … Continue reading

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