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Welcome if you're a new subscriber. Each week, the blue AsktheBuilder.com word above (in the email version of this newsletter) is a SECRET link to a past column or video that will save you TIME AND MONEY. CLUE: Can you install a new floor in half a day? Go back up and click that link. […]

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Welcome if you're a new subscriber and this is your first issue! Each week the AsktheBuilder.com word in the email newsletter is a SECRET link to a oldie but goldie column or video of mine. This week's clue: Think circles. The past two weeks for me have been out of control. I'm a month into […]

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If you're new to this newsletter, I think you'll like this Sunday e-blast. The first thing new subscribers need to know is that the link just above - the AsktheBuilder.com one just before the date - is a SECRET MYSTERY link. I do that each issue taking you to a page at my site that […]

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"Are you doing the roof job yourself?" "Yeah, I needed a project to keep me busy all summer." Howard shook his head vigorously while he chuckled. He undoubtedly thought I was either extreme, insane, or who-knows-what. Howard had just finished loading into his giant SUV with something he had just bought from me on Craigslist. […]

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Summer's here! It's official. The summer solstice was a few days ago. Now we're experiencing a solar storm that's messing up my amateur radio bands. The solar storm, however, is creating some great auroras in the night sky for some in the USA, so if it's clear at night, go out and look north! I […]

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Are you a new subscriber? Welcome! Each week, the link to my site just above your name is a MYSTERY link. CLICK the above link and it will take you to a special page deep in my site where you'll discover something new. This week's clue: circles in Santa Fe This coming weekend I'll work […]

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What happens in nine days? Think. If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the summer solstice. If you're down under, the winter solstice. For me, it's sort of a glum day. The amount of daylight after June 21st, gets less and less each day until we get to the other side of the sun. I […]

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"John, I've got extra hammers. Come on up and see how it's done." "Tim, if I need roofing work done I just call 1-800-ROOFER." (that is not a real number) "You mean call 1-800-GetAGreatRoofer." "Tim, you're my hero!" John has said that to me before because he marvels at me doing lots of work around […]

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I started a new feature last week and FORGOT to tell you about it! I'm blaming it on the heat and humidity down in Antigua. Just above your name - look up above - you should see the name of my website displayed as a hyperlink. I see it in blue. From now on, that's […]

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I'm back from Antigua. I was there as an expert witness in a high-profile case concerning construction defects at the home of the Brazilian Ambassador. Here are my observations about Antigua after visiting it twice - I was there three years ago for the initial inspection of the property to see all the defects: It's […]

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