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I got home from Cincinnati, OH on Friday afternoon just before sundown. Kathy and I traveled west to visit her aging father who's 96. We scheduled the trip at this time because our oldest daughter Meghan was in Cincinnati with her husband to attend a wedding. Since Meghan and Brent live in California, it was […]

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Kathy and I are on the road visiting her dad. He's 96 and while in reasonably good health, he's declining. If you're a new subscriber, you need to know right now this issue is by no means a normal one with respect to buckets full of home improvement content. There will only be one home […]

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If you could read all the questions I get each day, I'm convinced you'd come away with this conclusion: "Tim, why don't people do research BEFORE they start a project?" That's my advice for you and what I'd love for you to spread to any friends, neighbors or co-workers. Most of the email I get […]

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I had a very busy week. How about you? Yesterday my son helped me finish installing two new Chamberlain WiFi garage door openers. The install went really well. We had a problem at the end with the old wiring connected to the sensors that are installed at the bottom of the door track. Once I […]

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If you're a new or newer subscriber, this is a pretty special issue. Every now and then I'm able to provide you with a FUN game that helps you discover some really cool stuff about different products. Today's one of those days. I'll bet you thought all dehumidifiers were the same. Nothing could be further […]

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As this is being sent to you, I'll be working, perhaps, my last day of the season on the scenic train. The first order of the day is to do some switching of cars to build the consist, that's the fancy name given to a string of cars on a train, for the day. Then […]

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About an hour ago, I sent out a long overdue newsletter. In it I mentioned that my 15-Minute Phone consult is on sale. My CTO, Roger, emailed me saying, "Tim, I've got an idea. Perhaps you should mention to people they can purchase the consult NOW but not use it right away. They may not […]

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If you're a seasoned subscriber to this newsletter, you know I must have been busy or ??? Usually, I try to reach out at least twice, sometimes three times, a week with news, stories, tool reviews and tips. But I've been pretty much AWOL. Here's what's been going on: My sister and brother-in-law came to […]

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This is NOT a normal newsletter. I send out SPECIAL ALERTS when something extraordinary is about to happen. If you live on the East Coast of the USA, you need to take action NOW. Hurricane Joaquin could be a replay of Hurricane Sandy from three years ago. If you have a family member, friend, co-worker, […]

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This is going to be a shorter strange newsletter. I need to leave to get on the train. If you're a newer subscriber, I have the good fortune to have a fun part-time job in the summer and early fall. I'm a conductor on a full-size real scenic train here in New Hampshire. Right now […]

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