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2008 

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The cold weather season is here. Now is the time to make sure that your home is winterized. Make sure that you have all of your vents closed - if you live in a house with a crawl space. Also, check your windows to see if your caulking is still in good shape.  If not, go & get some caulking and ca...
11/18/2008
We were invited to sponsor "Trunk or Treat" in our subdivision. We decided to be pirates. We needed a treasure chest for our display in the back of myJeep. My wife looked around & treasure chests are expensive. So, I had an idea. Brought home a cardboard box, cut the top and used papermache to fa...
11/15/2008
My Dad's Corn Bread   Ingredients:   4 cups corn meal (mix - any brand - self rising) ½ tsp salt Pinch of baking soda 3 to 4 pinches of baking powder 1 egg Buttermilk - as needed Olive oil - as needed  Preheat oven to 425 Pour olive oil in pan* & heat in oven until hot Mix all other ingredients -...
11/15/2008
In an earlier blog, we discussed building a simple firepit from creekrocks.  I failed to mention the fact that it cost us nothing. Infact, not only did it not cost us nothing - but it helped to clear the yard of some of the big rocks that were in our way of mowing the yard.  This just goes to sho...
11/15/2008
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Again, here is a story from the mountain house. We had to have the septic system replaced and many rocks were dug up out of the yard. Alot of the rocks were large. We needed to do something with them. Our mountain family loves to sit around a fire on cool fall nights and roast hot dogs and marshm...
11/15/2008
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My wife and I inherited a house in Western North Carolina. My mother inlaw had lived in the house for many years and now has gone into a nursing home. She would not let us help her with the regular maintenance on her home. Now, we find that the roof is in need of repairs and leaking - just becaus...
11/15/2008
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