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Are you a brand-new subscriber? Welcome! Everyone else, you know I appreciate your continued support, trust, and friendship.   It's been a busy week here in central New Hampshire. A week ago today I awoke to my worst nightmare. The entire driveway was covered with 1 or 2 inches of ice.   The day before […]

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Are you a new subscriber? Welcome!   All others, thanks for your loyalty and bravery.   I'm back home in central New Hampshire. Eight days ago, I was helping unload 9,008 pounds of cast iron drain and vent pipe, the fittings, and the most wonderful no-hub rubber couplings that have the stainless steel band clamps. […]

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Happy New Year!   If you're a new subscriber in the past ten days, welcome to the party.   If you're an older subscriber, I think 2019 is going to be our best year yet. A tsunami of great building photos and videos is about to tumble onto you!   This is going to be […]

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Are you a new subscriber? Thanks for your trust.   Are you one of my friends, you know, you've been here long enough to start to get a handle on the situation? Thanks for maintaining our friendship.   First and foremost, Merry Christmas!   That's what I say. If you happen to celebrate a different holiday […]

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If you're a new subscriber, greetings and salutations! If you've been getting the newsletter for a while, thanks for remaining here.  This has been one of the craziest years of my life.  All sorts of great things have been happening with my three kids. Just last week, my son got a fantastic new programming job […]

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New subscriber? I'm glad you're here and so are all your new friends who've been here for a while, some for over twenty years! It was an exciting week here at the galactic headquarters of AsktheBuilder.com. I had a new high-technology State Proline XE Combi boiler installed here at my home. It's magic in a […]

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Today started out to be a bluebird day here in central New Hampshire. Blue skies are forecast and temperatures are supposed to scratch their way up to 38 F. But as often happens, gray clouds move in robbing us of the much-needed infrared energy from our friend the sun! The beginning of December for me […]

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You may be a new subscriber. WOOT! Welcome to the island! If you're an island inhabitant of record for any period of time, don't try to play any pranks on our new friends! Christmas is four weeks from today! Holy potato! It already looks like Christmas here in central New Hampshire as a week ago […]

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You may be perplexed as to how in the world a puff of wind might open a home improvement expert's front door. Allow me to shed more light on my true story from yesterday. 1. The front door has a deadbolt. It was not engaged. 2. The door's primary latch operated by the lever handle, […]

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Did you just subscribe? Welcome and let me tell you now this is a pretty strange issue of my newsletter. Hang in there. Old friend or newer subscriber? You're going to LOVE this issue. If not, reply and tell me why. March through the entire thing as there's great stuff here the day after Thanksgiving. […]

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