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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My Great Maine Adventure Chapter Four “Kerb Appeal”

The stakes just got higher, and the family was raising the ante. Prior to our departure the decision was made to put the house and property on the market. Not only did we have to make essential repairs, we had to put the house into pristine appearance, focusing on the kerb appeal. So when an…

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My Great Maine Adventure Chapter One

“How I spent My Vacation Rebuilding Mum’s Home” You remember Liliane, my 96-year-old mother-in-law who helped me build the peg board pot rack. Well, Liliane owns a beautiful Post and Beam home, waterfront property, right on Moosehead Lake in Maine.   Her home needed a little TLC, so, guess what came next? One morning at…

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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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Yvette’s Home Examination

Yvette had some concerns about her home and wasn’t sure where to start. She wasn’t quite sure about the condition of her house and wanted to know what projects needed to be completed. She had purchased her home several years ago and had a traditional Home Inspection performed on her house prior to purchasing the…

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