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2012 

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There are literally dozens of variations on the way to say start to finish and just as many that have a slightly different connotation; beginning to end, first and last, peak to prairie, roof to basement. Yet all these terms imply roughly the same meaning, there is a start to a task that leads to...
12/26/2012
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As we head towards Christmas Day 2012, the world has significantly changed. The predicted day the world would end has come to pass without the apocalypse. Yet isolated apocalyptic events occur with too regular a frequency. The effects rippling to touch the hearts of all. I grew up in a world wher...
12/23/2012
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Evidence, it's what every police detective seeks at a crime. Clues that lead to facts, whether rock solid or hair thin. The assemblage of proof is the making of a case. Home inspection is in many ways similar. Inspectors in essence are hunting for clues through out a house. Experience is said to ...
12/20/2012
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Signs, they are everywhere you look. Street signs, real estate signs, and store signs, just to name a few. When we read a sign, we trust the information is accurate, true, guiding us in the right direction. Many businesses use signs to advertise their work. In particular contracting companies. Fo...
12/17/2012
Older houses or I should say antique homes usually have an expected amount of settling. Some call this charm. I for one find it hard to the see the charm in having to shim the legs of the kitchen table to keep your eggs from sliding to one side of the plate, but to each his own. When inspecting a...
12/13/2012
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Tis the season once again; sniffles, coughs and colds that is. Did you think I was talking about another season? If you have children, the illnesses begin not long after the first day of school, continuing it seems to just about June. Of course it is another season now too; fireplace. There is no...
12/11/2012
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Growing up television was vastly different than today, something I remind my two girls of it seems constantly. Today there are hundreds of channels on 24 hours a day. You can record TV, stop and rewind it and watch it "On Demand". All this programming shown in stunning clarity and color on massiv...
12/08/2012
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When taking on a project, in order to accomplish the desired result, a certain amount of planning is advisable. Flying or should I say sawing and hammering by the seat of your pants will unquestionably have the build run into snags. Yet even the best laid plans come up against problems. Solving u...
12/06/2012
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In military speak collateral damage is a euphemism for unintended damage and causalities. In the world of home inspection collateral damage does on occasion occur to the property during a home inspection. A conscientious home inspector is always careful while performing their duties, yet accident...
12/03/2012
Utilitarian, a fancy and I might add a little hard to pronounce word that means useful, practical, handy. The opposite of which is useless, worthless and unhandy. Is unhandy a word? Any how, in my eventful explorations of houses, I find all manner of attempts at reinventing the wheel. Some people...
11/30/2012
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