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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Building a Greenhouse Shelter

Enclosed greenhouse

Unquestionably, in every class I express my love and determination to maintain what I have worked so hard to renovate and build. This thoughtfulness also includes all the living things that I am responsible for. From my Koi in my pond to my plantings, I am dedicated to their well being. I love to garden,…

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

warning sign image

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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Fire Prevention Week

A few years ago, I attended a Commercial Construction Certification Seminar in Philadelphia. At 3AM my hotel phone started ringing. Hope was on the other end, it seems that the smoke/carbon monoxide detector in our bedroom was sounding, but there was no fire. Was carbon monoxide “the silent killer” getting into my house? I told…

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Is Your House Ready For Winter?

Insulation Insulation Insulation Student question to me: ” how do you know if you are in need of insulation in your attic. I answered ” do you have insulation in your attic? ” Read on for my advice!!!! Are You Getting Ready? Ok, I know, its still hot and humid. But, the days are getting shorter…

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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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Stay At Home Project #1 Update: We are In Trouble!

Ok, so I completed the wire rack shelving and got the lights installed. Seeds were planted, covered with plastic to keep in heat and moisture for my babies. All right, they are starting to show me something, maybe they want to meet me? Yea man, looking good. Ok, so I told Hope that in order…

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DIY Tabletop Cell Phone Stand

I was talking to Billy this past week, you remember Billy from the “Royal Flush Episode? “ “You know Brian, I have too much of this stuff. Instead of just putting it into the Blue Bucket, any ideas how I can use it around my house? Let’s Make A Cell Phone Stand Here are the tools…

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