Smart App Solves Utility Wars

I have been battling it out with my husband for years over our utility bills. We have had a longstanding deal ever since we got married. He goes to work all day, I run the household. I don’t tell him how to do his job and he doesn’t tell me how to run the household. […]

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Zone Control for an Inn

I run a small country inn. Inns are very popular, despite the ever growing Airbnb phenomenon. I decided to not give up on my dream and keep my little country inn open. I have noticed that people are true romantics at heart. They still want the comforts of a beautifully decorated room with all the […]

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Vet Office and HVAC

I needed to take my three precious felines to the vet last Thursday. It was an unfortunate series of events that led to this appointment. It was nothing serious, but it is still a pain. You see, my three feline companions developed a slight flea problem. The Fleas were not only bothering them, but they […]

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Office time with no a/c

I had 20 minutes left of the work day. I couldn’t wait until this day was over! I was expecting a package in the mail today, and I wanted togo home and open it! My family back home has sent me a package for my birthday, and I was amazingly excited to see what it […]

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School and Furnace

This was a tough year for me so far. I had just started a new school, and it was very difficult to adjust. There were good things and bad things about my new school. Luckily, the good outweighed the bad. The only reason I had to change schools, was because I moved to a different […]

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Dinner and HVAC

I couldn’t wait until dinner time. Work was going so slow today. All I wanted to do was clock out and go home to cook. It wasn’t that I was hungry, I was just tired of the drudgery of my job. I wasn;t like this every day. I normally liked my job a lot. I […]

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Heat pumps: Yeah or Nay

My husband and I were considering a heat pump source for our heating needs.  We will do a lot of research before we even tentatively decide on which direction to go, but I have found some really interesting facts about heat pumps.  Yes, they are a cost efficient way to go when it comes to […]

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Take away the manuals, and give me a man

I sometimes worry about what would happen to me if my husband were to happen to him.  He does all of the work around the house.  Last year the air conditioner faltered, and it took him about ten minutes to get it running properly.  He is an expert at electronics, so not just the air […]

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Odd weather, new furnace

Last summer was one of the coolest summers on record.  We only used our air conditioning a couple of times, and our ceiling fans sometimes made it feel too cool.  Other than those one or two weekends in the upper eighties, the average temperature on our front porch was sixty-eight.  It was a glorious summer. […]

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A steak for heat

I sat in the living room, working on my newest creation.  I love arts and crafts, and I wanted to create a new centerpiece for my Thanksgiving table.  I felt my fingers getting stiffer, and I first thought it was just because I was working with some intricate wiring.  I realized that it was actually […]

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