My Great Maine Adventure Chapter 10 “Stairway To Heaven”

Liliane’s Post and Beam house has two levels. On the first floor is the kitchen, living room, bathroom (not really), master bedroom, wood burning stove, and dining area. Upstairs is a loft: 2 queen size beds, clothes dressers and storage space under the eaves. I promise, in the next chapter I will give you a…

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Help! My Hot Water Tank is Leaking

It was my late afternoon coffee break, I was sitting in my Tundra enjoying my pumpkin spice latte. As I was turning the key to start the truck, my cell phone started ringing. It was probably another call from the auto extended warranty company. No, not this time. The call was from one of my…

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My Great Maine Adventure Chapter Nine “Face Lift”

I could’t believe it, just a few years ago Hope and I spent two weeks taking care of the exterior of Liliane’s house. We pressure washed, repaired damaged trim, painted, and did everything that needed to be done to protect this beautiful Post and Beam house from the severe Maine elements. Look what has happened…

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Repairs in accordance with building codes is a matter of safety!

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In every class, I teach my students the importance of their localities building codes and how important it is that their home repairs are made in accordance with building codes, because it is a matter of their home’s safety. If they are not sure if a repair was made properly, want to plan future projects and advice on DIY projects, I always offer a Home Examination.

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OMG Page 26

Just to let you know, Nassau Community College holds a special place in my life. It was a stepping stone for me, my kids, and many other students. It is a stepping stone for all who want to learn something new and to improve their lives. Last February I received a call from Elizabeth Turner…

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Sink and Countertop Replacement Challenge at the FML

Last night 15 apprentice plumbers attended TLC’s Sink and Countertop Installation Hands-on Class at the Freeport Memorial Library. During the pre-installation discussion, many of the students shared their growing knowledge about how their house works and growing confidence that they can make certain repairs themselves. Sink and Countertop Installation Begins Step 2, install all plumbing…

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