Home Maintenance Checklist

repairmanOwning home isn’t a “set it and forget it” endeavor.  The better you take care of your home the longer you can go between repairs and replacements that cost a lot of money.  Your home will also be at less risk of fire or accidental flood if you’ll take good care of it.  Below is my personal checklist of home maintenance tasks based on frequency.  I hope you find it helpful.

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Must Have Tools for New Homeowners

toolsMost new homeowners previously lived in an apartment and surely acquired some basic tools.  But owning a home brings with it numerous new opportunities for do-it-yourselfers that previously were done by the apartment maintenance guy.  Below is my personal checklist for spending your money at Home Depot to outfit your new home.  Warning, the costs add up pretty quickly so get the items you can afford and be prepared for a new trip to the hardware store with each new project to add to the collection.

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Welcome to my Granddaughter Olivia Lauren Greye

Olivia - in hospital nursery 2Olivia:  I suspect your parents Kirra and Milo will have some sort of baby book that captures who the President of the US is and other factoids about the date you decided to join all of us, but I wanted you to hear in my own words what your date of birth was like and what’s going on in the world.  I am writing this just an hour or so after your birth while waiting in the nursery to visit your mother.

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TV Theme Show Trivia – 1960s and 1970s

If you’re having a party with people that grew up in the late 1960s and/or throughout the 1970s and are looking for some fun entertainment, give this TV them show trivia quiz a try.  It’s basically a sampling of the first few seconds of 38 different TV theme shows from the 1960s and 1970s with blank time in between each to allow the contestants to write down their answers.  You can play the audio file directly from my website or can download it to play on another device (laptop, TV, tablet, etc).  To download the audio file, you might need to use a right mouse click or some other action depending on which browser and system you are using.  I’ve also provided blank answer sheets as well as the answer cheat sheet for scoring the results.

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Download the Audio File in MP3 Format

Download the Audio File in M4A Format

Answer Sheets (blank and cheat sheet)  – cheat sheet appears first