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Happy Halloween

As a child, I lived on many Air Force bases in the UK and I remember when the US forces influence introduced us to Halloween years before most Brits knew what it was. Few were prepared with treats when we showed up at their doors so we got lots of spare change and, not knowing…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving, as it’s intended to do, reminds me of all the things I have to be thankful for. I find on many days my mind drifts away from my list of ‘gifts’ and dwells on my worries instead, so I’m glad when this time of year rolls around. Living on Vancouver Island is something I’m…

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

With all the properties I see in a week, I’m never surprised anymore to find vegetable gardens of all shapes, varieties and sizes on Vancouver Island!  We obviously have the right weather, good soil and a nice long growing season for this activity and many people have something going on, whether it’s in pots on the patio, raised…

Many homebuyers looking at older properties find themselves in a common predicament: they’ve found a property that suits them, but it needs some costly and immediate upgrades. Many buyers add the costs of those immediate renovations into their mortgage, instead of racking up credit card bills or selling investments to pay for the upgrades.  Known…

As long as they are not experiencing any problems, many homeowners tend to ignore their roof drainage system – until it’s too late. Most gutters need to be cleaned at least two to three times per year to remove a buildup of leaves, pine needles, silt and other debris.  It is also important to check…

Ever step into the shower and realize that the water is not what you want? Or while you’re enjoying that nice, warm shower, suddenly a blast of icy cold water sends shivers down your spine. But what may be much worse than that is when someone flushes a toilet elsewhere in the house, momentarily diverting…

After moving into a home, particularly an older one, of the most daunting issues for a new homeowner is figuring out how all the systems work. One system with some unique issues is the electric system. It may take some time to determine what switch controls what light or what receptacles are on what circuit,…

Introducing “How To” – Your Home Maintenance and Improvement Resource

I’m pleased to announce yet another step in the evolution of my website. On this occasion, I’m happy to introduce “How To”, a webpage dedicated to supporting you with tips and techniques for your every-day and seasonal needs for home improvement and maintenance. The first three articles deal with the timely fall issue of gutter…

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