Raising Roof Trusses With A Crane

Often times you learn truss raising the hard way. Fingers between trusses, backs strained from the heavy lifting and long strung out days. You live and you learn to just call a crane company for a day when you are installing large trusses. Before the roofing materials and trusses are dropped at the job site,…

How to Paint Without a Mess

 Painting  without a mess? No way you say there is always a mess. Many people love to  paint , while others seem to hate it. If your considering having some rooms  painted  get several prices from reputable contractors. Do not under any circumstances hire “Jim’s friend” who  paints  on the side. You will usually get exactly…

10 Classic Clothing Pieces

You hear about “classic” cars and “classic” movies, but what, exactly, are “classic” clothes? Old styles from long ago that were hot in their heyday but that no one wears anymore? Hardly! Classic clothes are styles that look good on just about everyone and that have been popular for years. Like the humble chicken that…

How to Get Out of a Real Estate Contract

Visualize this scenario: After previewing several houses with your real estate agent, you’ve finally found the perfect house. A real estate  contract  has been drawn up and signed by you (the buyer) and the seller. But alas! You encountered a problem – your mortgage application was disapproved. Can you still get out of the real…

From the Vikings Bellows To The 12v Air Compressor

Since the industrial revolution, we have continually looked to find solutions to every day problems. One of the very interesting problems has always been how to take the air that we breath, and that surrounds us day to day. As far back as the Vikings with their rudimentary bellows so that they could forge iron,…

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

(excerpted from the Jim Rohn One-Year Success Plan) Jim Rohn’s Second Pillar of Success: Goal-Setting, Part Three – S.M.A.R.T. Goals Hi, Jim Rohn here. As you know, we are focused on the Second Pillar of Success this month – Goal-Setting. We have introduced the four main components of Goal-Setting: 1. Evaluation and Reflection. The only…

Newspaper Advertising Costs – 8 Factors To Consider

Calculating and comparing newspaper advertising costs can quickly get complicated. Once you’ve tracked down a newspaper advertising rates card, you’re then faced with the delightful challenge of making sense of it all. There’s no “one size fits all” to make our lives easy. Instead, newspaper advertising costs depend on a number of factors, some of…

Bath Mats That Add Safety

Having a beautiful tub or shower is nice. The surface is usually a lovely coated porcelain that when clean will be a bit slippery. For children and adults as well this can cause a safety issue. Fortunately there are ways to maintain a slip free tub and still have the same beauty that you enjoy.…

DIY – Tile Flooring in the Living Room

Americans generally reserve tile flooring for the kitchen or the bathroom. But if you’ve ever spent time in a Mexican hacienda, you know the deep, exotic pleasure of walking barefoot across beautiful tiles in a space not meant for dripping dishwater or stepping out of the shower. My husband and I honeymooned in San Miguel…