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Eco-Friendly Construction

Posted on 02 August 2011

The built environment is an important aspect of human life. Our way of life would not exist without construction of some sort. There have been many advances in construction throughout history. However, with these quick advances, many risks have arisen. As problems have arisen, solutions have been offered up. It seems that what a building […]

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The Green Thumb

Posted on 19 July 2011

  Last year, in 2010, I tried my hand at cultivating a tomato plant. I’d been encouraged by the TV ads demonstrating the ease of growing and maintaining an upside-down plant.  The ads made it seem so simple.  Watching that commercial in which ordinary people reaped the harvest of the fruits of the humble and […]

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Short Sale or Foreclosure: Which Is the Better Option for the Buyer?

Posted on 23 June 2011

  The buyer should always determine the pros and cons before buying a property through a foreclosure or short sale.  But, beware of the risks involved in purchasing a distress sale.  You need to understand the process of both short sale and foreclosure before drawing a comparison.   When the mortgage borrower defaults on his […]

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A Happy Ending

Posted on 26 May 2011

The young woman stepped out of the shower and, in what she assumed to be the privacy of her own home, slipped into her terrycloth robe.  Hearing a sudden crash at the back of her house, she ran to the bedroom window, looked down into her yard, and saw, in the blink of an eye, […]

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Spring: A Time to Re-Accessorize Your Home

Posted on 18 April 2011

Spring has sprung!  The buds on the trees have unfurled into leaves, and tulips and daffodils are in full bloom.  Seeking to emulate Mother Nature, you decide to redecorate your home with a fresh new look.  Your time is crunched, so you won’t be visiting traditional retailers; you’ll be shopping online.  You’ll want the best […]

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Spring Carpet Cleaning

Posted on 18 March 2011

As buds begin to appear on trees shrubs and bulbs poke their heads up through the ground, grass begins to nap lawns and hills and forest floors.  Before summer arrives, Mother Nature has carpeted the Earth with lush greenery; when it dies, she’ll renew it all again, come the following spring.   Carpeting in homes and […]

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Tune In to Direct TV

Posted on 23 February 2011

“Fifty-seven channels and there’s nothin’ on.”  When Bruce Springsteen penned and sang those lines, Cable TV was in its heyday. Enter Direct TV.  With better service and far more options in programming, Cable television had found its match, and more. With over 265 channels, Satellite TV caters to the preferences of every member of the […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside … but Nice and Warm Inside!

Posted on 21 February 2011

After the last appreciable storm of 2011, a major branch on one of my oaks cracked beneath the weight of the white stuff, making casualties of three more branches.  When the snow melted, my husband played Paul Bunyan by removing the affected branches. After I played Florence Nightingale by doctoring the many cuts on his […]

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Southfork for Northern Folk?

Posted on 10 February 2011

Have the sixty inches of snow that we in the Northeast received to date this winter, the resultant fallen trees, the power outages, and the frozen roads made you long for warmer climes?  If you are seriously considering such a move, it’s time for you to investigate Dallas Homes for Sale. Through the convenience of […]

Raindrops Keep Fallin’

Posted on 04 February 2011

Listen to the mandolin rain, Listen to the music on the range, Listen to my heart break Every time it runs away. (“Mandolin Rain” by Bruce Hornsby and John Hornsby) Taking a very small liberty with the lyrics of this beautiful song transforms it from one in which a man laments the loss of a […]

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