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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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This is going to be fairly short. I've got LOTS of new videos, some tool reviews, and a few new columns for you. I'm headed to Chicago tomorrow for a super fast in-and-out business trip. Unfortunately, there's zero time for a meet up. It will be an episode of planes, trains and automobiles for me. […]

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If you live in the USA, I hope you had a grand Thanksgiving Day yesterday. It's my favorite meal of the year and Kathy didn't disappoint. I felt the turkey was especially good this year - more moist and tender than ever before. We wet brine our turkey for about eighteen hours before the bad […]

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Kathy and I wish to thank you for your comforting responses last week with respect to the passing of her father. He's up in Heaven now with Kathy's mom. My guess is he's playing solitaire, or he's busy in his garden. He could also be changing the brakes on St. Peter's Cloud Surfer Mobile or […]

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This is going to be a fast newsletter. I'm sitting in the giant atrium of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Blue Ash, Ohio. In two hours, I'll be at the church where the services will be held for my father-in-law. We had to send him back to Heaven last week and now it's time for […]

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If you're a new subscriber in the past two or three weeks, I need to WARN you. This is by no means a normal AsktheBuilder.com newsletter. If you're a seasoned subscriber, I believe you'll appreciate this issue. A Strange Three Weeks I can't quite put my finger on it, but several non-connected events have caused […]

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Two days from now I'll be in the Big D. Dallas, Texas I'm there as a guest of Honeywell. They want me to look at some of their newest home comfort and technology products. I promise to take great photos and come back with a full report on what I saw. COME TO THE MEET […]

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This is my favorite time of year. The eye candy around me is beyond belief. Autumn in the Northeast United States, I'm told, is like no other place on the planet. I believe I've heard there's a part of Japan that gets the same vibrant color. If so, those people are lucky, very lucky. This […]

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If you're a new subscriber this is a special ALERT broadcast. I send these out when something serious needs to be discussed. Hurricane Matthew is going to hit the USA. It's going to be very bad. I sent out a very similar ALERT several years back when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, New York and […]

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I'm back home from a solid week of travel on business. The first part of last week was the first-ever STIHL Editors Conference. I've attended countless events like this where manufacturers ply their new wares to the media. I was on the fence about going, but I have to tell you that STIHL was the […]

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