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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Water Heater Woes

By Catherine Powell

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Nothing like waking up on a crisp, cool morning only to discover that you have no hot water.  Even worse is to walk into your garage only to wind up wading through an inch of water after your water heater springs a leak.  Since the water heater is one household appliance that is not only a necessity, but it also consumes a good deal of your home’s resources, I thought I’d take the time to walk you through the ins and outs of water heater maintenance.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Zen and the Art of Motor-Home Maintenance

By Catherine Powell

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Now that winter has finally arrived, many RV owners decide to head south to warmer climes.  If you don’t believe me, all it takes is a short drive down I-95 to see herds of motor-homes, fifth wheels and RVs of every stripe migrating south toward Tampa, Boca, Miami and the Keys.  While having the ability to follow the sun is a blessing for many, it can quickly turn into a costly nightmare should their RV of choice breakdown on the road.  To help all you road wanderers maintain your mellow mantra, I thought I’d take the time to give you a few helpful hints that should come in handy when circumstances beyond your control try to spoil your day.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

How to Handle Spills & Stains in Your Garage

By Catherine Powell

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The garage is so utilitarian these days that many people would never think of parking their car inside theirs.  Why waste the space on storing a vehicle when there are so many other uses for it?  If you’ve turned your garage into a storage center, a workshop or a man cave, no doubt you keep all kinds of cleaning products, paints and chemicals there.  With storage comes the potential for a spill.  So, I thought I’d take the time this week to tell you what you need to do to manage and mop up all kinds of spills and eliminate stains that are likely to happen in your garage.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

How to Keep Your Car Longer

By Catherine Powell

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A friend of mine recently lamented that he paid as much for his new car as he did on a house a couple of decades ago.  He further complained that his previous car wound up only fetching him $2,500 in trade-in value even though it was less than 10-years old.  If you’re like me, you want to get your money’s worth out of one of your biggest investments, I’ve come up with a few time-tested tips that are guaranteed to get the job done.

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