November 8, 2020 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
If this is your first AsktheBuilder.com newsletter, Welcome! Don’t be discouraged by the housekeeping I’ve got to do before I share some great advice. When it comes to domestic chores of all types, I’ve got great tips for you. CLICK or TAP HERE for one.
You, on the other hand, are a loyal subscriber and undoubtedly remember that column where I featured the building skills of my 12-year-old daughter. I’ve got two daughters and I’m speaking of my youngest. CLICK or TAP HERE and check out what she said!
More New Hampshire Eye Candy
Fall in the great Northeast Kingdom, you may know it as New England, is an eye-candy festival. I used to think fall color was vibrant in the Midwest, but honestly, the color here in New England is so spectacular it can hurt your eyes to look at it.
In late fall we’re treated to a second color show. Mother Nature delights in showing off many different shades of brown that come alive when the sun is low in the sky. Photographers refer to this as the golden hour because the sun’s rays have to go through more atmosphere. This enhances the red and orange part of the visible light spectrum and dampens the green and blue light our eyes see.
Here’s a photo I shot three days ago. CLICK or TAP HERE to see it in very high resolution. Look at the reflection of the clouds in the lake!
You may be having the same issue as Jerry, Tom, Beth, Mary, etc. Here’s what Jerry sent:
“A month or so ago I began to have issues displaying some of your web pages. Your travel chess set web page will not display the photos on Google Chrome which is my normal browser. It does display correctly on Microsoft Edge. What's changed?”
Simple. You changed something on one, or more, of your devices.
Nothing has changed at AsktheBuilder.com.
You’re probably running some sort of ad-blocking software that's causing the issue. It could also be malware or spyware software.
Please turn that software OFF when you view AsktheBuilder.com.
There’s another reason WHY you should turn off ad-blocking software when at AsktheBuilder.com.
I provide 99.999% of my content to you for FREE in an effort to help you save money.
My business depends on AD REVENUE to survive.
If you continue to block ads on AsktheBuilder.com, I’m going to go out of business and all the content will disappear.
It’s really that simple.
By the way, Suzanne has an eagle eye. She was the only one who reached out to share that I had set up the chess game incorrectly on this page. The light-colored wood block should have been in the lower right corner.
Are you a chess expert? I’m not. Does setting the game up incorrectly as I did affect the outcome of a game?
“Tim, Where are the Comments?”
You may be wondering why you’re no longer seeing comments at the bottom of pages on my website.
The PHP code for the comments is broken. As you might expect, I invest my time and resources in the areas that provide the biggest return on investment.
Comments, unfortunately, are a very low priority for a host of reasons. If they come alive again, I’ll announce it here.
Typo for Whitelisting
Robert pointed out a week ago that I had a typo in the email address I told you to whitelist so you get this newsletter.
You need to whitelist this address in your email software:
My First Monaco Consult
A few days ago, I had a fascinating 15-Minute Consult Call with a young man in Monaco. He lives in a high-rise apartment building and has been suffering from a horrible sewer gas problem.
The bottom line is I solved the problem, but it took a while to extract the answers from him to get to the source of the issue.
I think I’m going to start marking my Earth Ball to indicate all the countries where I’ve solved problems!
Outdoor Privacy Screen
That’s the rear patio of my last house in Cincinnati, Ohio. What do you think is on the other side of the garage?
CLICK or TAP HERE to discover. There’s a fantastic video on the page you really should watch. It’s about wind.
Can you imagine how those giant reels could save your bacon (not your turkey) on Thanksgiving?
CLICK or TAP HERE to see how I saved Mary hundreds, maybe THOUSANDS, of dollars and a HEAP of embarrassment.
I’ve not mentioned Stain Solver in months.
Stain Solver is a certified organic oxygen bleach that will remove the following stains:
- Turkey gravy and grease from heirloom tablecloths, napkins, and carpet
- Beet-juice stains
- Cranberry stains
- Red wine spills on any fabric or clothes
- Baked-on grease from pots and pans and ovens
- And countless other food and drink STAINS
You should order some NOW so you have it on hand. WHEN the spill happens you can just relax knowing that Stain Solver will take care of it the next day.
CLICK or TAP HERE to order Stain Solver.
That’s enough for a Sunday.
Do It Right, Not Over!
P.S. You know those steel or support posts in your basement? Want to move one? No problem! CLICK or TAP HERE to see what’s involved.