How Long Will It Last?

  Does it seem that you're replacing items in your house way too often? It certainly can keep you busy making sure your inventory remains updated, can't it?   We thought it might be helpful to learn what the "standard" life expectancy is for some of...

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Odds and Ends

The best gift I ever got was a box of rocks.   (Yes, really.)   It was my fortieth birthday and my childhood friend, Sarah, had recently returned from a trip to the seashore with her kids.   She presented me with this beautiful blue box.   Inside were...

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Home Improvement – A Big Decision

  There are many reasons for a home improvement project. Your plan might be as simple as painting a few rooms, as large as adding on additional living areas, or somewhere in between. Before beginning the project, it's a good idea to determine the cost...

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