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2009 

Most of you in the Fond du lac region of Wisconsin have probably heard a thing or two about Mercury Marine possibly shutting down their operations in Fond du Lac. Now don't go all union or non-union on me here. There is more at stake here than most people realize. It doesn't matter what side of t...
08/28/2009
I am so close to 20,000 points that I can almost taste it. I could have just logged out this morning without blogging at all, but then I wouldn't have reached it, so I figured I would share it with the world. This blog will put me over 20,000. Thanks to everyone that reads my rantings and twisted...
08/26/2009
I saw some really intersting things this week as far as inspections go, but what caught my eye the most was the crazy, stunt-flying, loop-to-loop, barrel rollin', telephone line buzzin', Maverick wanna-be, crop duster.  In all seriousness, when I saw this I just had to get a picture. It really ma...
08/12/2009
Have you given any thought to your electrical panel lately? Probably not in most cases. Do you know where it is located inside your home? Most of us do know that, it is behind that big pile of boxes in the basement, right? Unfortunately, this is the case many times during one of my home inspectio...
08/10/2009
While doing some scanning on the radio in my truck this morning I heard a very funny commercial. The commercial was for a radio program for a guy some of you may have heard of. Mr Jeff Foxworthy. Very fun guy. Anyway, one his characters stated that the future is where you will spend the rest of y...
08/08/2009
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An earlier photo that I posted got me going on this subject today. Lets talk about chimney crickets and how they pertain to home inspection. Do they matter?   First of all, we need to know what a chimney cricket is. Without spelling out the technical definition, lets make it easy. It is a small p...
08/08/2009
Ok, I need just a few moments of your time to vent on a situation I encountered a few days ago. This promises to be quite interesting reading for some of you. I have discussed this situation with a few others and gotten several opinions on how to best handle this. What's your take?  I had just fi...
08/04/2009
Hello everyone.........haven't been here in while. But I wanted to stop by and let everyone know that my wife and I are expecting our first child. We are so excited, and happy to be parents-to-be. I cannot wait for the big day to arrive. On my website, I have a raffle set up for anyone in my serv...
08/02/2009
Wow. I had a free evning and thought I would spend it hanging out at home and checking out the web. I have been so busy lately it is not even funny. Since my wife and I returned from vacation almost a month ago, I have  had dinner with her, exactly twice. this week, it looks like their may be a s...
08/02/2009
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