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These stupid horseshoe pits are finally gone

The previous owners of our home were into playing horseshoes. No, you don’t understand. They were really into playing horseshoes. We had these two large horseshoe pits taking up space in our backyard. We have extra horsehoes in the basement … Continue reading

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I never knew about condensate pumps

This is certainly ironic. During the weekend of the freakish late October nor’easter that a whole lotta snow on the Northeast, we were lucky to not be affected by the storm itself. We know many friends and family that lost … Continue reading

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Willis Haviland Carrier is the man

First off, I thank Willis Haviland Carrier for inventing air conditioning in 1902. Our central air conditioning system is working again. The repair guys came Friday afternoon. They found two problems: We were out of freon coolant, or specifically, “Refrigerant 22”. … Continue reading

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The day the central air died

So yeah, the central air conditioning appears to have heaved and died.  It’s been between 75-77 degrees in the house today, and it feels hot!.  Stuffy is more like it.  We last had the system serviced in 2006, but I’m … Continue reading

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Flush me, Amadeus

Hey, I’m not so bad at the home improvement / Mr. Fix-It tasks.  Let me give you the recap: A few months ago, I noticed a small leak in the upstairs guest / kids’ bathroom under the toilet coming from … Continue reading

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