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2009 

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"Life itself is a matter of salesmanship."  Thomas J. Watson High-pressure salespeople turn me off. I don't know about you, but when I start to feel pressure, I stop listening. I usually just say "no" and move along. I never want to be one of those high-pressure people. I like my working relation...
07/20/2009
"Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it."  Buckminster Fuller Wouldn't it be nice if you had the instruction book and warranty information for your TV, DVD, garage door opener, microwave and other electrical appli...
07/20/2009
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"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."  Phyllis Diller "Oops! I spilled!" Do you know how to clean up a spill from your beautiful carpet? Whether it's a child's spilled milk or an adult's goblet of wine, the first and most impor...
07/20/2009
"He was a bold man that first ate an oyster."  Jonathan Swift Many accidents are caused when children get into things they don't understand. Electricity is one of those dangers. Precautions can help a lot. For example, did you know that you could insert an ordinary key ring through the holes in a...
07/19/2009
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"It is important to familiarize yourself with the use of fire extinguishers in your vicinity, as improper or untimely use may be counterproductive."  Wikipedia (encyclopedia) "FIRE!" The words, or a fire itself, can create panic in a theater, danger in an automobile, or destruction on a boat. How...
07/15/2009
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"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage.  We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week.  A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing.  She goes Tuesdays.  I go Fridays."  Henny Youngman Perhaps your idea of romance is a candlelight dinner at home.  All is well until you d...
07/15/2009
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"It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to have to paint it." Steven Wright What is the fastest way to brighten a room, sharpen décor, and make a room look like new? You guessed it! It's a fresh coat of paint. That's the tried and true method for a quick makeover. When it's time to paint, can yo...
07/13/2009
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"Knowledge is power."  Sir Francis Bacon Do you know the #1 enemy of saws, drills, and power tools? Surprise! It's sawdust. Experts tell us that the stuff accumulates inside the motor and in the motor vents. So, what's the fix? You get your choice. You can vacuum the stuff from the housing and ve...
07/12/2009
"There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set."  Harriet Van Horne Saturday may be your day to get out the shop-vac and tidy up. Aren't they great? They help clean up spills, drain a hot tub, or vacuum the cars....
07/11/2009
It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so."  Georges Bernanos Do you take pride in making small repairs or even in tackling big projects at home? Well, you are to be admired. You have courage.  And you probably have tools. Most of what I know about being han...
07/10/2009
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