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How Much Does Rain Weigh? - For 2 Inches Per Square Mile I like to do arithmetic problems the way I was taught in grade school. I still use a pencil and paper. The goal is to keep my brain sharp. It's one of the reasons I like doing Morse code too. My favorite pencils Read More »

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Tim Carter DIY Coaching - Phone or Video Call Do you need DIY coaching? Are you stuck with a: carpentry problem plumbing issue roof leak ceramic tile install or grout question repair conundrum bid comparison scenario ANY problem around your home or small business Ask the Builder founder Tim Carter will call you on the Read More »

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Build a Cardboard Boat - Sears Editors Conference 1999 I was lucky to be part of the team that was destined to build a cardboard boat that set a Florida state record. The year, I believe, was 1999. Mike Mangan, the public relations manager for Sears, invited me to my first ever Sears Editors Conference Read More »

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Isotopes Baseball Hat - Best One I've Ever Had This hat was purchased in Albuquerque, NM in the summer of 2009. It's the most comfortable hat I've ever owned. I need another one now, but I have my own custom design I want to have embroidered on the front. Help me find a supplier of Read More »

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Suing a Contractor for Poor Workmanship - Go to a Casino How many horror stories have you heard about homeowners who end up wanting to sue their contractors? The reasons are as plentiful as grains of sand on a beach. In almost all cases it comes down to defective workmanship. Sometimes it’s non-performance where the Read More »

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Tim's Mustache "Hey Dad, you'd look really great without a mustache." My youngest daughter had popped her head into the dining room just to drop that quick comment. It was the winter of 2008-09 and I was back in Cincinnati for one of my visits from New Hampshire. Just months before, I had moved to Read More »

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Synchronicity and Kearney, Nebraska - A Roy Story Roy is a subscriber to my FREE Ask the Builder newsletter. On March 7, 2021, I shared in that newsletter a synchronicity story about me and Jason. Roy was kind enough to grant permission to me to share his life-saving synchronicity tale. Here it is: Several years Read More »

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