Welcome to “At Home With Tom & Sandy.” We are here to give you the inside scoop and tips on taking care of your plumbing. Settle in, enjoy and take these precautions to ensure you do not have plumbing issues in your home. Unexpected situations can occur, so an astute, shrewd look … [Read more...] about It Pays to Take Care of Your Plumbing
Do you sometimes feel that taking your dog out for a walk is more of a chore than an enjoyment? In all honesty, I can say that, for me, sometimes it does feel that way. Waking up early, piling on warm clothes and boots and having to go out is not my idea of a good time, especially if it’s snowing or … [Read more...] about Ready For a Walk?
If 2020 taught us anything, it was that turmoil demands action. In the case of a global pandemic, actions have taken the form of wearing masks, wearing double masks and cleaning your hands so much that your fingerprints begin to fade! We’ve also begun limiting exposure to clusters of human … [Read more...] about RVs: The New Workspace
Are you one of the many horse owners who worries about your horse lacking hydration during the winter months? Keeping your horse hydrated is crucial, especially during the cold spells that can make drinking uncomfortable and unappealing to your equine pals. Not drinking enough can lead to serious … [Read more...] about Does Your Horse Have a Drinking Problem?
We all know intuitively that you need hearing to learn traditional speech and language. If a child has a hearing loss, especially one that is not detected, the world is confusing and distorted. Imagine a mom telling her young child that it is bath time. If she does not have a bath towel in her hand … [Read more...] about Treating Hearing Loss in Children
Spring weather signals the start of specific gardening tasks that are essential to maintaining a vital, healthy garden. I’m a “list” type of gardener and the following is my springtime procedural list in order of personal priority. 1 Finish pruning everything in the yard, … [Read more...] about Nine Garden Tasks for Better Gardens This Spring
Our March ad theme is “A Clean Home Makes Life Better.” This last year has been so hard on so many of us. It literally has changed lives. Not all the changes are negative, however. Some people actually mention positives that have come out of this dark cloud we have all been experiencing. I go into … [Read more...] about Making Life Better
America is drowning in debt. The average debt in America increased by $601 billion in the last quarter compared to the previous year. Mortgage debt rose by $120 billion. Student loan debt increased to $1.51 billion. Auto loans increased $16 billion. Credit card debt increased by $46 billion. A train … [Read more...] about The Debt Epidemic: Cure it Forever
Property management can be a big and sometimes overwhelming job. Here are some of the most common mistakes that can make the job of being a landlord more difficult. Common Mistake #1: Neglecting, Deferring Maintenance It has been my experience that deferred maintenance is the No. 1 most common … [Read more...] about Top Five Mistakes Owners Make in Managing Properties
Solar power companies say more homeowners are considering solar energy now because, in December, the federal government extended a 26% tax credit for the cost of a residential system through the end of 2022 and because, with the pandemic, people are spending more time in their homes and looking for … [Read more...] about Solar Energy Gaining Popularity