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The perfect contract? (and why I DIY)

Anatomy of a perfect contract (and why we didn't sign).
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Ep. 47: It angries up the blood

Ep. 47: It angries up the blood

As homeowners, we have more information and resources available to us than ever before. In this episode I complain about mostly complain about contractors who refuse to acknowledge that we do know what we're doing and know what we're talking about.
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Ep 46: Defining Someday

Ep 46: Defining Someday

Someday. Eventually. In the future. Whether talking about debt repayment, retirement, or home renovations, it's all so abstract. In this episode, I talk about figuring out how realistic a goal is and creating the road map to achieve it.
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Ep 45: IKEA kitchen reno with John from AZDIYGuy

Ep 45: IKEA kitchen reno with John from AZDIYGuy

John from AZDIYGuy.com returns to talk about kitchens, kitchen design and IKEA. And why it's a bad idea to step on the back of a farmhouse sink. John shares his experience from planning to design to execution, why IKEA was the right choice for him and why it pays to hire a designer.
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Ep 44: Home improvements that can hurt your property value

Ep 44: Home improvements that can hurt your property value

We have all seen those articles about the home improvements that give you the biggest return on your investment. But what about the ones that can actually decrease the value of your home?
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Ep 43: What's new with Vickiann and her crappy house

Ep 43: What’s new with Vickiann and her crappy house

She's back! I am happy to welcome Vickiann, from MyCrappyHouse.com back to the podcast. We talk about how she has been making her crappy house less crappy and answer some very important questions. What has she been up to? What's the deal with Schmoopy? What's changed thanks to the pandemic? There are knots and bows to be tied and maybe, someday, a tome about her home to be written(?) and she talks about all of it on this episode.
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Ep 42: As Seen on TV- Stuff infomercials sold me

Ep 42: As Seen on TV- Stuff infomercials sold me

Before Netflix and other streaming services, some of the only entertainment available in the wee hours of the morning was the infomercial. In this episode of the podcast, I share with you some of the purchases I made over the years either directly from, or inspired by these advertisements.
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Ep. 41: Don't feed the animals

Ep. 41: Don’t feed the animals

In this episode of the podcast, I share a handful of tales of nature and the nature-adjacent, along with a bit of advice if you happen to live adjacent to nature (hopefully the title doesn't give too much away).
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Ep. 40: Catching up with Thumb and Hammer

Ep. 40: Catching up with Thumb and Hammer

This first episode back after a long hiatus does not have a central theme. It is more of a mish-mash of assorted ideas that you may find interesting including a bit of plumbing, a new (to me) table saw and some real estate news.
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Ep 39.7: Announcement: Return of the podcast

Ep 39.7: Announcement: Return of the podcast

The Thumb and Hammer Podcast will return in September. I had actually contemplated sun-downing the podcast and the website but
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Basement waterproofing: solutions for wet basements

Basement waterproofing: solutions for wet basements

Solving wet basement problems. Information about exterior membrane and interior French drain waterproofing systems.
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Ep. 39.5: Special Announcement

Ep. 39.5: Special Announcement

A brief explanation about the podcast schedule and a request for your help to make the Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast the best it can be.
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