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How To Get the Best Contractor AsktheBuilder Newsletter Tomorrow is going to be a big day. My oldest daughter Meghan and her husband Brent are coming from Silicon Valley, CA for a one-week visit. Kathy and I will join them for a five-day trip to Bar Harbor, Maine. We're pretty stoked about the adventure as […]

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Happy October! It's my favorite month of the year. It's cool, the air is crisp and it's usually quiet in the woods as the birds and insects are getting ready for winter. CLICK HERE and then scroll down to see photos of what Mother Nature has in store for all to see here in central […]

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This is a very special announcement if you happen to have relatives in Puerto Rico and are wondering if they're okay. The island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. I'm a ham radio operator and the over-arching USA association that is centered around amateur radio has set up a special webpage that may allow you to […]

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Old Man Winter is coming to New Hampshire. You just have to look at the trees and vegetation starting to change color. To get ready for the old man, it was time to do some rustproofing on some things of mine that stay outdoors and other things that are stored in my unheated shed / […]

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Are you captivated by the weather news? Have you ever thought why this is so? I think it's a scale issue. The wonders of Mother Nature are so much larger than us and contain such vast amounts of power and fury. Your appetite to know more about hurricanes, cyclones, tornados, earthquakes, forest fires, blizzards, etc. […]

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This is a RARE EMERGENCY alert message. I did this a few years back with Hurricane Sandy that pummeled New Jersey and New York City back in late October, 2012. Hurricane Irma LOOMS This is really for folks who live NORTH of FL. If you're in Florida, you're about out of time and you may […]

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I'm a little bummed out today. It started yesterday after talking to an old friend on the phone. As happens sometimes, you can drift and get out of touch. That's bad. I've known this wonderful man for over 40 years. He's five years older than I am and is one of the most considerate and […]

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I've been back home a week now from my out West little-man self-discovery trip. It didn't take me long to get back in the swing of things! Just four days ago, I connected up lots of low-voltage wires to power up my Trex Transcend deck lights. It really adds a distinctive touch to the deck. […]

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I'm sitting at gate 54A here in the San Francisco airport waiting to get back home. I've been out here on the Left Coast of the USA for over two weeks. Two weeks ago, I was just starting a very interesting tour of the KEEN shoes and boots factory in Portland, Oregon. CLICK HERE to […]

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If you're a new subscriber in the past two weeks, this is not a normal newsletter. Don't judge my newsletter on what you're about to see. I'm in the middle of an extended vacation that had a business meeting last week in Portland, OR, and in six days I have another one in San Francisco. […]

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