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For a number of years now, I have always wondered about what the exact reasoning that manufacturers of automobiles have behind their use of this "Check Engine' light. They have always had the technology to make it much better, and much more useful than it is. How? When that light comes on, don't...
Many times, during home inspections, I come upon areas that are locked, or can't be accessed for one reason or another. They might as well have a sign that says 'Home inspectors- KEEP OUT!" And everytime I see this, it just makes me wonder what they are trying to "hide", and makes me determined ...
It made you skin crawl to think that you are going in there , and you are actually expected to touch things, open things, and look under things that are so dirty, you would normally just walk away? I was asked to inspect a house that was so filthy... with trash, animal droppings, and strewn debr...
Up to about a year and a half ago, deisel fuel had ALWAYS cost less than gasoline, which made sense, since deisel is a less-refined petroleum product, that takes less processing to produce. Well, now Deisel is running up to 25% MORE than gasoline. This little fact really afffects our economy, an...
Many houses have grading issues both around the house foundations, and in the landscaping and grounds that cause a variety of damage, some obvious, and some not so obvious. This house had most of them exhibited all at one property, mostly due to neglect. Improper landscaping at the front of ...
The indians have done it for hundreds of years, and some say, with great success. Do a little dance, say a little chant... whoa yea, let it rain baby. The BEST thing about Active Rain is .... response. When you post a blog that is of interest, there is response, most times almost instantaneous r...
Well, I just took a long motorcycle ride through the heart of "Amish Country" here in Central Ohio, and after getting to see a close up look at their lifestyle, I'm inclined to believe that they might have had it right the whole time. Let me explain: I saw farms and fields being t...
Well, with this post, I will ALMOST be at 20,000 points. But then it doesn't really seem that long ago that I only had 10,000, so maybe I'm learning how to play this game a little better. Hopefully, I will keep on learning how to make blogging and linking more profitable in the near future.
Does anyone know exactly what the "tag cloud" is and how it is best supposed to be used? It's really still kind of a mystery to me what it is supposed to do, exactly? Is it better to have more tags, or less? How do you choose your tags, and what should they be? I know whatever it is, I'm probabl...
Well, it may not actually stink, but sometimes there are odors in our homes that are difficult to track down the source. Let's explore some possible causes: 1. Sink and tub/shower drains all usually have a "p trap" or "s trap" that is there to prevent sewer gas smells from entering the house. How...