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February 13, 2016 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

It's coooooooold here this morning in New Hampshire. When I woke up it was 7 F. Brrrrrrrrrrr

Yes, I'm waiting for all the teasing comments from you snowbirds down in FL and AZ and way Down Under where you're enjoying your last days of summer! Blah blah blah.....

The next 48 hours promise even colder WX - that's a Morse code acronym we radio operators use.

Two days ago, I launched Ellen, AsktheBuilder.com's first employee, on a huge project. It could take her at least a month to finish it.

I felt you need to know about it because it's going to help you solve more problems and help you SAVE money and TIME.

Years ago, YouTube created some crude technology to add extra information to videos. Think of it as a semi-transparent overlay that showed up while the video was playing. They were called Annotations.

They've been replaced with Cards.

Let me show you how it works and how you view the cards when watching a YouTube video of mine. Look at this first image:

The above is a simple screen shot from my latest video, a super cool wall framing trick I'll bet you've never seen.

See how the yellow arrow is pointing to a tiny circle in the upper right corner of the video? Here's an enlarged image of that:

These little white circles will appear then DISAPPEAR as you watch the video.

When you see that little white circle appear in the upper right corner of any of my videos, it's SCREAMING at you:

"Hey, CLICK ME! There's all sorts of EXTRA INFORMATION here!!!"

When you click the little white "i", the cards appear on the screen on the right side of the video.

I'm allowed to put up to FIVE cards in each video so often you only may see three - you have to SLIDE your mouse along the cards to see all of them.

Here's what it looks like when you click the little white circle:

These cards can LINK to other pages.

I'm allowed to take you back to RELATED pages at my website that have more content that helps bolster what you see in the video.

Can you see how beneficial this is to you?

What's more, I can link to a page at my website that shows the TOOLS or products I'm using in the video so if you want what I have, then you can purchase them right away.

These Cards work on your computer screen, your tablet and your smart phone.

I URGE you to try it.

CLICK HERE now and watch my latest video and then click each card to see how it works.

From now on, be SURE to click the Cards in my videos so I can share with you valuable tips that I can't talk about in the video for one reason or another.


Have you played the LE Johnson SOFT-Close game of mine yet?

You have one more day.

I've decided to lure you to play it by adding some PRIZES!

I didn't announce these prizes last Sunday when the game launched.

TEN people - you could be one! - are going to win Stain Solver!

Stain Solver is my Certified organic oxygen bleach that deep cleans anything water washable.

If you've already played the game, you're entered.

When you play the game you're going to see some STUNNING photographs of some clever uses of pocket doors.

CLICK HERE NOW and be amazed my Padawan!

Defective Asphalt Shingles Book Update

I wanted to give you an update about my book.

I've cleared the legal hurdle. This is huge.

I had to have a top libel attorney review the book to ensure my legal exposure is minimized.

The only way to eliminate my exposure is to NOT publish the book.

The ultimate defense in a libel case is the truth. Everything in my book is truthful.

When you read the truth, I guarantee you'll be SEETHING mad.

Here's the BEST part.

In the book I answer the only two questions you probably care about:

  • Are there shingles out there you'd buy Tim?
  • Is there anything I can do to EXTEND the life of the asphalt shingles I just put on my home?

I've got great news for you on both fronts.

If all goes well, I hope to have this book in your hands no later than April 1st - hopefully much sooner.

Battery and Solar Charger Review

I'll be testing some very cool new technology batteries and a FOLDING roll-up solar charger soon.

These can absolutely help you in any number of ways.

Watch future issues for these reviews and videos.

That's enough for today.

What did you think about the Cards in the videos?

Tim Carter
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com

Do It Right, Not Over!


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