School Building

I work in a school building as an in-building substitute teacher, so I am working here as a full time employee.  The school is rather large and goes across three floors. The first floor has Kindergarten. The second floor has first through fourth grades, and the third floor has middle school (fifth through eighth grades). …

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Hot Flashes

My mom and dad are in their fifties now and experiencing some serious life changes.  My dad is going through a midlife crisis. He is buying all sorts of new gadgets to make himself feel more youthful.  The most recent purchase was a new convertible. He thinks he looks cool in this new car, but …

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Leaky valve

My mother called my husband over to her house the other day because she found a puddle of water  that she couldn’t explain. She had apparently been cleaning the puddle of water up and it would just reappear.  So she called my husband. My mother seems to think that every guy needs to know everything …

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Hair salon

For our anniversary my husband got me a gift certificate to my favorite hair salon.  I was thrilled that I would be able to go and have my hair instead of my usual just a quick trim.  I had been wanting to get my hair highlighted for months but I never wanted to spend the …

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Building a new home and coordinating the plumber, electrician and HVAC contractor

When my husband, Paul and I began the project of building a new home from the ground up, we weren’t prepared for the many decisions and details.  We quickly learned that relying on a general contractor to handle everything was a mistake. We needed to hire specialists to complete the design, engineering and installation of …

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Buying a home with a boiler system already installed

When my husband Bernard and I were house shopping, we toured and considered all different types of properties.  Since we were moving to the northern area of the country, the home’s heating system was a major concern. We hoped to find a relatively new heating system which would provide efficient and reliable temperature control during …

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