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Because Nothing Says "Welcome" Like a Piano

Getting new carpet requires moving things around a bit.  In our case, it meant moving all of the dining room, study, and living room furniture to the garage or onto the areas with hardwood.  That means the vast space in our kitchen, foyer, and hallway. We put the kids to work, but those darn boys […]

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When Your Water Main Breaks…

Step 1:  Realize that this project is beyond the scope of D-I-Y. Step 2:  Call an excavator. Step 3: Call a plumber (Excavator can’t do the indoor hook-up.  Well, he can, but not legally.) Step 4:  Get out your checkbook, friends, it’s not pretty. Step 5:  Plan to plant grass next summer and hope your […]

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When your week includes a birthday, the start of soccer and football, and a mountain of mail, you know what I recommend? I think you should take your perfectly nice bathroom, and decide to replace the ugly, old linoleum because, you know, those other things don’t really take much time. But be prepared.  Because when […]

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