The Window Will Be Fixed

I’ve told my kids millions of times not to play with their balls near the windows because I don’t want them to break them. They didn’t listen to me one day, and one of their balls went right through one of the windows in the living room. I took their toys away and told them that if they wanted the toys back, they would have to pay for a new…

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Restoring the Cottage Look to Our Special House

We bought a fixer-upper. The only reason we bought it was because of the shape of the exterior and the room layout inside. The house has a roof section above a sitting area that is a curved gable roof. Instead of the roof being a straight angle from the gutters to the peak, it had a concave shape that made it look like something out of a fairy tale. We…

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Trees Were Damaged by a Fire

When my neighbor’s house burned down, I was really sad for what they went through. I thought that they would rebuild there, but they decided to move out of the area since they had nothing to hold them there any longer. I was surprised when she offered us first chance at buying the property, and she gave me a deal on it that was too good to pass on. It…

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New Outlets for the Home

My home was originally built in the 60s, so many of the modern technological advancements that are around today weren’t available at the time of construction. I use a lot of devices that have a USB cable for charging, but it’s always a hassle to need an adapter for each one. Companies actually make outlets now that have USB ports in them for charging. I thought about putting some in…

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The Annoying Sound of a Drip

The sound of water as it drips into a metal pan is enough to drive anyone insane. Just listening to it for a couple of nights made me want to rip my ears off. I had a bad leak in my roof and I placed a pan underneath to catch water while it rained. I barely got any sleep the nights that it rained. I attempted to patch the leak…

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AC System Smoking and Customers Keep on Shopping

I work in a store. It is a big retail store where hundreds of customers come in on the slowest day. I watch people milling about picking out the products they want to buy. They are on a mission and in their own little worlds. I remember smelling smoke one day and then a manager came up quickly. They carry two-way radios and got a report of a fire on…

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I Like Sitting Under the Roof of Our Deck During Thunderstorms, but I Do Not Like the Damage They Cause

I like to sit out on the deck during rainstorms. I like it when the thunder is rolling. It may not be the wisest thing to do, but I actually enjoy having the deck roof over my head while outdoors watching it thunder and lightning. It’s not like I am on a golf course waving a golf club. Anyway, I was out on the deck during the hardest downpour I…

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I Don’t Want Termites in My House

Most people have heard of termites, but I don’t think a whole lot have actually seen them. They are ugly creatures that cause a lot of damage, but they are also quite useful in their own way too. When it comes to my house though, they are the former, which is destructive. I noticed little piles of what looked like bug excrement, but I could not find the source of…

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Meg and I Are Ready to Move in Together

Meg and I are ready to move in together, which is a big step for both of us and I am not sure how it is going to turn out. Of course I am a bit of a slob and I do not really pick up after myself as much as she would like. Her place is absolutely spotless on the other hand. We are going to look for nice…

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Still Planning the Wedding Reception

At the moment we are not really sure what we are going to do. As usual it comes down to money. For instance there are hundreds of things that you need if you are going to hold a wedding that is a lot of things that you have to figure out and then you have to figure out how to pay for it. For instance I called up a guy…

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