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You've probably heard of Life Alert senior call pendant. They advertise their product on tv after midnight. They charge a monthly monitoring fee. What I want to tell you about are some phones that do the same thing and you don't have a monthly monitoring fee. Here is the X10 system. It costs abou...
04/07/2008
Bamboo, it's all the rage AND ECO friendly. Bamboo is actually considered to be a grass. By now, you've probably seen some bamboo flooring. Very pretty isn't it and made from an easily renewable resource. You may have heard that bamboo floors are too soft and dent. There are different types of ba...
04/06/2008
Ok, so if you haven't heard,  a First Class Stamp is soon to be 42 Cents as of May 12. Have you heard of the Forever Stamp ? You buy it for the locked in price of 41 Cents until May 12 and use it "forever". No one can say this is big savings, but I suppose, as they say, " a penny saved is a penny...
04/05/2008
I just returned from a visit to my hometown of Eufaula, AL. It's a beautiful place and especially in the Spring with all the Azaleas and Dogwoods blooming. Eufaula is located at the stateline of Alabama and Georgia about 60 miles north of the Florida Stateline. Eufaula is called the Bass Capital ...
03/29/2008
WOW, check out the new street level views on google mapping now ! It's fantastic. Never been in a certain neighborhood ? Well...now you can take a "drive" down the street by clicking on the arrow on the street and it will progress you down the street. This is only available in certain cities arou...
03/29/2008
Note that The Villas of Date Palm have been taken off the market and will probably be rentals. But, you can still read about the construction of them. I'd like to shed some light on precast concrete construction. This is also called Tilt-Up construction. In this method, buildings are constructed ...
03/18/2008
If you happen to be selling your house, then you must put yourself in the buyer's shoes. If you were the buyer, then what would you be looking for? A good deal right? Of course and especially in this market where there are, as of the end of Feb. 08, 11,000 single family homes for sale in Pinellas...
03/16/2008
I learned about a website called http://www.mouseprint.org/  It's a website that exposes the fine print on Ads, Offers, Bills etc. It's very interesting. While reading it, the title of this blog occurred to me. Deception - It's The Name of The Game.  Everywhere we turn, we are deceived. I'll star...
03/13/2008
Here are a few words to brush up on. They are on the unusual side, but very useful. They are great words to know.BALUSTER-short post or pillar in a series that supports a rail, thus forming a balustrade. May be curved or straight.   CANTILEVER-horizontal projection from a building, such as a step...
03/08/2008
Building a home is not an easy undertaking. There are a million decisions to be made. You are in the drivers seat and have to select all of your finishes and decide the decor you want. Coordinating all of those finishes is the hard part......as long as you have a good builder handling the actual ...
03/05/2008
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