You Never Know

I was out doing some errands the other day and I had to make a few stops. The first stop was to Home depot to get a part to fix my toilet. It’s one of those seals that is on the bottom of the toilet that goes between the toilet and the floor. The next stop was going to be the grocery store and then go back home but it didn’t happen that way. I came out of home depot and got into my car like I always do and #@^%^#% it wouldn’t start! What the hell? So I looked under the hood of the car and couldn’t see anything wrong so I ended up calling a tow truck to help me. I have a friend that told me about Able Wrecker service. I called them and they said they would send someone right out to help me. They got there about 10 minutes later. They checked out my car and said my battery was old and worn out and I needed a new one. They gave me a jumpstart and I drove it to the autoparts store to get a new one. These tow truck guys were super nice so I thought I would mention them here. www.ablewrecker.com

Painting the House

We love to paint the house, ever since I was a little girl our family has always painted the house together. I just love getting paint on my hands but it does get a little old washing your hands all the time so I got pretty good at not getting it on my hands, I think after a while it just comes naturally. But it’s starting to become a chore and we are getting a little older now so I think next time we’re going to hire someone to do it. My brother even opened a painting company in Kingsland Ga. Maybe he’ll come over and do it for us. There’s just so many little nooks and crannies to get into on our house that it makes it not fun anymore.

Trimming Trees Can Be Tough

We we’re trying to trim the trees around the backyard up against the house and my husband is completely clumsy when it comes to stuff like this. He knows all about arrow dynamics but is a complete idiot when it comes to anything to do with a ladder. One time he was fixing some shingles and nearly fell off the roof and almost broke his neck. Today he was up on a ladder trimming the tree that’s right off the back porch, and he cut off the biggest tree branch he could find and it was leaning on the roof, well it got a little hung up on the roof and started to swing back at him. I don’t know how he did it but it came swinging sideways, not the end with the leaves but the end he had just cut, and it came within 2 inches of knocking him right off the ladder! I was so scared. I told him to get down and for heaven’s sak call a professional tree service. Or maybe for hells sak I don’t know Lol.

Getting the Carpet Cleaned Just Makes My House Smell Great

Carpet cleaning is one of the things I just love to get done at our house.

It just makes the place smell so good and I don’t know but whatever is in the solution I love it. We have a guy come out every six months, we have some kind of a deal with the guy that my husband set up. At first I thought, hey why are you setting up carpet cleaning on a regular basis? We always call when we need them. But after it has been on auto pilot for a while, I just love it. We use a carpet cleaner in Glenwood Springs that is an awesome guy named Matthew. If you ever need a great carpet cleaner I highly recommend him!

Things to Know Before You Start Your Basement Improvement Job

The Basement Can Add Some Very Needed Space to Your Home

Remodeling a basement is unlike remodeling any other room in the house, improving the appearance of your basement takes meticulous planning and preparation. Home improvements or any living space that’s below grade can develop moisture, an adversary of home improvements. Moreover, mold is commonplace in basements, not including the challenges presented by pipes and venting ducts.

 

Waterproofing

 

Before beginning your basement improvement job, you should truly think about waterproofing. If water sporadically springs up under the foundation, it is essential that you get in touch with French drain or foundation expert. It might be that your gutters and/or downspouts need changing, or it could be that you need to dig trenches around the outer perimeter of the foundation and fill them with rocks or other draining materials to keep the water away from the basement.

 

Partial Lighting

 

If you have an open basement or what we call a walk-out basement, in which more than one wall is above grade and has the ability for windows and doors, genuine lighting will be restricted in the basement because of the little windows. Nonetheless, since many basements have low ceilings and very little light coming from the outside, you will need more lighting. In addition, you may want to think about mounting other kinds of lighting, including sconces, spotlights, or cove lighting.

 

Remodeling Codes for the Basement

 

With basement home improvements, there are numerous codes that are needed to guarantee everyone’s safety. They include the usage of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, outdoor combustion air for the furnace, and basement window requirements. When you select a home improvement business, it is vital you pick one that has several years of experience in the home improvement industry and that is well-informed in regards to basement codes.

 

Don’t employ a home improvement company that tells you that it is perfectly fine to renovate your basement without getting the necessary permits. It is understandable that you want to bring style to the lower level of your home, but you also need to make sure that it is a safe area for you, your family members, and your friends can take pleasure in for a very long time.

Helping People Get Started

It Takes Passion and a Little Courage

Helping people with their home projects has been a passion of ours for many many years and I have to tell you working on people’s houses never gets old especially if it’s a home improvement project going on at your own house. I used to always say “Working on your own house is like having a great day off” Some people just can’t get enough of home improvement and you know if I am talking about you. Are you one of those guys that just stands back and looks at the home and you imagine the things you can do to make it your own little paradise?