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I just shot a new video this morning. The inspiration came because I changed out all the old useless fluorescent fixtures in my garage that have given me nothing but headaches for six years. I installed simple surface-mount standard bulb fixtures that I'm outfitting with LED bulbs. As I was installing the new simple fixtures, […]

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Two days ago, I spent over five hours on the Conway Scenic Train. It was a spectacular bluebird day here in New Hampshire, albeit a little cold in the morning as I rode in the open car with friends and co-workers from the train I work on. This long train ride, probably 30 or more […]

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I'm perched at the top of the grand staircase at the Kennett House B & B as I type this. There's a space perfect for a 4-foot round oak table and chairs. Gilja Kusano is the owner / proprietor and it's a stunning property. The house is made from solid granite and the interior chestnut […]

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Are you a new subscriber in the past three days? Fridays are Weekend Warrior blasts. Very, very short, but full of info. Here goes: Carlton has a problem that you may have. His toilet wasn't flushing right. Be SURE to click the secondary link in the column about Carlton, THEN watch this video showing you […]

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It's over. Summer that is. The unofficial end of summer is profound here in New Hampshire. The lake I live on is now quiet. The summer residents are abandoning the area like rats from a sinking ship. You know it's going to be winter soon when you see the first dock raised out of the […]

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Say it ain't so! End of Summer? Really? Labor Day weekend? Here's a quick video for you to watch. I promised it to you this past Tuesday. I think you'll like it, especially if you have lots of painting in your immediate future! CLICK HERE for a VIDEO REVIEW of a DIY paint sprayer. Includes […]

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You know that old saying about a train wreck? How someone's life is one or a situation is similar to a train wreck? Well, my last four weeks have been one! One of the firemen on the train gave his notice and all of a sudden I was working many more hours than I originally […]

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I've been AWOL for over two weeks! Why? What's the old saying, " ...busier than a one-armed paper hanger." I've hung wallpaper for decades with two hands and I'm here to tell you doing it with one hand would be frantic! I've been crazy, crazy busy the past twelve or so days. Right now, I'm […]

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Last week I did something new. It's good to do new things. I taught myself how to tie a bow tie. It's really pretty simple. Here's a photo of one I tied last Friday just before I started to board passengers onto the scenic train I work on here in New Hampshire. I watched a […]

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Guess who tied his first pretty decent bow tie yesterday? Did you guess me? Congrats, you're right. I'll have a photo for you on Tuesday. Speaking of photos, I received an email from Ed Moore a few days ago that made me laugh OUT LOUD for a few minutes: "I get your newsletter at work […]

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