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Upgrading the Shingles on my House

There are some home repairs over the years that I have neglected to get done.  I think that it is the same for most people out there – there isn’t enough money to get all of the repairs done on our homes, so we pick the ones that are more enjoyable than practical.  For example, …

Mold Scare

After the slew of issues I have had this year with water problems, I have been a little paranoid when it comes to my home.  I suppose I took for granted that my house was supposed to be a safe place to live in, but since that belief has been rattled a bit this year, …

Repairing Our Basement After a Water Leak

Three years ago I had a water softener installed.  The water where we lived was hard and was doing a real number on our appliances, faucets and drains.  At the time, I was worried that the water would damage everything and shorten their lifespan, so I did something about it.  Everything has been problem-free since …

Saving Some Energy at Home

When it comes to living on a retirement income, there is only so much money to go around.  For my grandmother there are bills to pay, food to buy, and a vehicle to fuel with gas.  This doesn’t leave much money on the table, so she has been looking for ways to help cut down …

Changing the Windows in my Living Room

One of the things that any home owner goes through is changing their home to meet their needs.  Sure, we might settle on some aspects of our home when we buy it, but once it is yours, you can change it to be your home.  This means that you can decorate and renovate it into …

Sitting Down to Read in my Reading Nook

For years I have been reading my books on the couch here in my living room.  While it is certainly comfy, the lighting in the living room has always been a little too dim for my liking.  While one could argue that I should put another light in the room, there was just not enough …

Helping my Uncle Renovate his House

Since I have the week off work, I decided that I would do something good with my time instead of just going on a vacation.  There are many people in my family and circle of friends that could use another set of hands to help them out, so I decided that I would spend my …

Enjoying my New Sheepskin Rug

One of my biggest complaints about my bedroom has been that the floor is extremely cold in the mornings when you crawl out of bed.  I suppose that having tile on the floor in a bedroom isn’t the smartest idea, but since I don’t have any money in my budget (or time) to change the …

Creating the Perfect Patio

For years, my parents have been speaking about doing something with their backyard, but they have never had the means or time to make it happen.  It has been hard for me and my siblings to watch them talk about their dream and never attaining it.  Instead of focusing on what has not happened, we …