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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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June 18 is Dad’s Day – Here are Gift Ideas for a DIY Dad

Is your Dad a handyman who likes do-it-yourself projects, puttering around the house and working in the lawn and garden? Then he’s sure to like any of these useful gifts for Father’s Day. Plus everytime he uses them he’ll think … Continue reading

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June Home Checklist

This is a busy time of year with graduations, family events and change of season chores, but use this list of 10 items – basically cleaning, maintaining and inspecting – to get off to a good summer of enjoying your … Continue reading

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Social Media – Step-child of the BBS

Back in the 1990s we ran a BBS (bulletin board system) and whenever we attended a BBS conferences were often asked “People pay you to learn how to fix their leaky toilet?” Our HouseNet BBS was about the cost of … Continue reading

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Ageproof a Bathroom for Lifelong Living

Wouldn’t it be nice to remodel a bathroom so the design is ideal for every family member – whether it’s a rambunctious 8 year old or a refined 80-something? You may be giving a baby (or a dog) a bath … Continue reading

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