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‘Air’ on the side of clean

‘Air’ on the side of clean

‘Air’ on the side of clean During an unusually long hot spell, I finally decided to install the window air conditioner that had been sitting unused in my garage for five years. I lugged it inside and prepared to put it in the window. My wife suggested I clean it...

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I can do it myself

I can do it myself

I can do it myself.  As my wife and kids were heading to the grocery store, I noticed a roller had come out of the track on the overhead garage door. My wife asked if I needed some help fixing it, but I told her to go on to the store. “What could go wrong?” I asked...

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I told you so!

I told you so!

I told you so! Several years ago, my wife and I decided to build a new fence along the property line. My wife insisted that I call the local utilities (gas, phone, water, etc.) hot line before I dug the holes, saying, “After all, it’s just one number to call and the...

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Outta-wack Lawnmowing

Outta-wack Lawnmowing

Outta-wack Lawnmowing While I was out of town, my wife decided to help out by mowing the lawn. That night, as we talked on the phone, she mentioned that the mower engine had died about a dozen times. I thought that was unusual since it’s a new mower and I’d never had...

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Scratch & Dent

Scratch & Dent

Scratch & Dent We finally upgraded to a side-by-side refrigerator that would fit perfectly in the space between our cabinets. But when it was delivered, it turned out that the right side couldn’t open all the way because of a projecting dividing wall. “No...

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Slope on a rope

Slope on a rope

Slope on a rope!Not long ago, we decided to install a new surround around our shower base. For once, I was going to read the instructions before starting. My wife and I went to the home store and picked out a neat-looking surround with a built-in soap dish. I followed...

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