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Ep 20: What I did during my summer vacation

Ep 20: What I did during my summer vacation

Why is it that weekend projects rarely take one weekend? Where does one project end and another one begin? I explore these questions by sharing what I did (and didn't do) on my summer vacation.
Ep 19: Mistakes Homeowners Make:  Not doing the math

Ep 19: Mistakes Homeowners Make: Not doing the math

The perils of not doing the math when it comes to home improvement costs
Ep 18: Allow me to vent

Ep 18: Allow me to vent

Three options for heating a garage / workshop. Insulation and ventilation options for a 1-1/2 story Cape Cod. Solution for venting if no soffits are present. Construction jobs, the trades shortage and Millennials.
Ep 17:  Honey-Do or Honey-Done

Ep 17: Honey-Do or Honey-Done

The pros and cons of to-do lists, a solution for a laundry closet, and garage workshop climate control.
Ep 16:  If you ask me...

Ep 16: If you ask me…

Thoughts regarding the previous owner of our house. Answering a question from another podcast: is it okay to convert a bathroom to a laundry room?
Ep 15:  Adventures in Moving and The Psycho Ex

Ep 15: Adventures in Moving and The Psycho Ex

Selling our house was like ending bad relationship. A series of events leading up to moving day have us wondering if our house somehow become the psycho ex.
Ep 14: The DIY Shuffle

Ep 14: The DIY Shuffle

Back after a year's hiatus. How I managed to turn "just move in" into a construction zone and what we could have done differently to avoid this mess.
Ep 13:  Adventures in Real Estate

Ep 13: Adventures in Real Estate

Acting on a life-changing decision we made back in the fall and how everything came together with hours to spare when it all could have just easily fallen apart.
Ep 12: The AZ DIY Guy returns to discuss contracts, contractors and pool repair

Ep 12: The AZ DIY Guy returns to discuss contracts, contractors and pool repair

John from AZDIYGuy.com talks about hiring a contractor to repair his pool and how he renegotiated a couple "standard" clauses in the contract.
Ep 11:  Big Mistakes Part 2:  Not "getting it in writing"

Ep 11: Big Mistakes Part 2: Not “getting it in writing”

I share examples of when I had work done without a written contract and the consequences. I also explain what should be included in a good contract.
Ep 10:  Living Smaller (a follow-up)

Ep 10: Living Smaller (a follow-up)

Thoughts on my conversation with Angela Allen (ep 9) about living small and how that led my family and I to make our own life-changing decision.
Ep 9:  Angela Allen talks about tiny houses and simple living

Ep 9: Angela Allen talks about tiny houses and simple living

Angela Allen talks about her small cabin in the woods, plus the virtues of tiny houses, simple living and deciding what is truly important in life.