Creature washed up on shore? How to respond and what not to do

It doesn’t happen very often, but it does happen.  Sometimes something goes wrong, and a large creature gets washed up on a beach.  There’s not exactly some childhood training protocol like “don’t take candy from strangers” regarding how to handle these situations when they do happen- especially when people didn’t grow up on the ocean.     Yesterday morning a hammerhead shark washed up on our beach.  It was already dead when the day began.  Now, it is nearing the {Read More}

Florida Home Energy Costs Got You Down?

One of the many things we are trying to do here is get the house as energy efficient as possible.  Right now, we have a long way to go, but we’re off to a basic start!  In the winter, it sometimes dips down into the 20’s, so knowing that there’s no insulation between the walls is a bit of a problem!  So where do we begin to keep this home cool in the summer, warm in the winter AND keep {Read More}

How to clear out a blocked water main (with photos, dumb luck and exaggerated hopes)

Nobody wants a blocked water main.  Every now and again, homeowners will suffer from plumbing issues.  We all hope that the issues are simple and small, such as a clogged sink or a stopped-up toilet, but sometimes, it’s just a bit more complex with that.  It doesn’t mean that you have to run to the nearest plumber and beg for help.  Most household drainage issues can be tackled by the brave at heart.   Today was supposed to be a {Read More}

DIY Charging station, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?   We have begun our journey of furniture redo’s in the master bedroom.  The space, much like every other room in the house, needs a lot of TLC.  We began with one of two charging stations/night stands.  We are a tech-savvy pair, so night stands needed to double as effective charging stations with loads of storage.  What could fit that bill better than an old jewelry armoire?     Jewelry Chest is bigger on the {Read More}

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