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I've got lots of revised columns for you below. I'm having a good time doing this project. Why, you might ask? For years, I've known that lots of the information I've discovered the hard way working on countless jobs is still trapped up in my gray matter. This project is giving me a chance to […]

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It's Friday! If you're retired, that's inconsequential. The rest of us know what it means! I just looked at the extended weather (WX) forecast for central New Hampshire where I live. Holy Tomato! You'd think it was early March! If the WX stays like this, the lake by my house will not freeze solid. Here's […]

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Once again, there's lots to share. I'm having a BLAST going back and revising all of my past columns at the AsktheBuilder.com website. More on that in a moment. My oldest daughter Meghan, and her husband Brent, bought me an Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas. I LOVE IT. It's just a little bigger than a […]

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I've got some great news for you. In fact, I'd love your input. A month ago, I was in California and had a meeting with a friendly competitor of mine, Don Vandervort and his son Kit. Don owns the website hometips.com. We were talking about how we could help one another, and Don suggested something […]

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Happy New Year! I hope yours is off to a good start. Mine is. Three hours ago, I was having breakfast with two friends, Jim and Janey. I worked with both on the scenic train. It was good to see their smiling faces. We talked about lots of things, but I shared with them a […]

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It's a glorious bluebird day here in central NH. The sun has been up for about 30 minutes or so. Two days ago, the Winter Solstice happened about ninety minutes before sunrise. It's my favorite day of the year because after that point, there's more daylight each day if you live north of the Equator. […]

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I'm back. I've got a BUNCH of new home improvement tips below, but first you may want to know about a recent trip of mine. First, if you're COLD and your furnace or boiler is not working right, CLICK HERE to get FREE BIDS from heating contractors to discover what in the heck is wrong […]

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This is a quick Friday blast. I'm in California and my body is still on East Coast time. I've been up for nearly an hour and a half and it's just 5:25 am here as I type this. Yesterday, my youngest daughter Kelly and I went on an exciting canopy tour through giant redwood trees […]

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Last week you may remember I was off to Chicago for a quick insertion business trip. I flew there around noon last Thursday and was back at Midway airport the following day around 3:30 pm. I had gone to my favorite big city to visit the True Value Hardware paint factory near Cary, IL. HOLY […]

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Do you want to avoid getting SCREWED when hiring a contractor? Use the following SECRET tips below. Hack #1 Write out exactly what you want done and what you expect to be done on a piece of paper. Give this to each of the contractors who comes to give you a bid. Don't assume the […]

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