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It was just a casual Sunday afternoon BBQ in the backyard with our neighbours and friends from my school days. Gloria and I went to primary and high school together and have stayed close friends for at least 20 years. Her husband Steven had left his job with the government about 6 years ago to start his own business. I think it was a drop shipping warehouse or something like that. Gloria worked in the enterprise as well. They had a son and a daughter who were almost the same age as our two, so they shared a lot of interests with music and movies as well as school subjects. (more…)

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There is something about an open fire, flames in the grate and wonderfully warm, that is naturally comforting. It’s also an affordable and efficient way of heating a room, and if you have an older house you may find that the original fireplaces are still there, but simply blocked off with plasterboard. As gas heating systems became the norm in the latter half of the 20th century, so many homeowners covered over their solid fuel fire and installed gas fires, which are still a good option which any professional, who you may find through potentially searching terms such as fireplaces in Denver among other location-specific terms, might tell you. Yet when all is said and done, something was lost in terms of character as a result. (more…)

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Adjusting to new surroundings is challenging for anyone when they are faced with the prospect of moving home so you can understand how difficult it must be for a dog to be taken out of a kennel environment, even when they are coming to a loving home.

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When warm summer weather hits it’s a great thing in the beginning, since you’d been begging for it all winter. However, it quickly can get stifling when temps rise, and it helps to know how to stay cooler inside your home. (more…)

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There is a lot of argument out there on whether coupons really save people money or not. For those that swear by coupons it helps them save a good deal of money. For every person that has written an article about why you shouldn’t, or don’t need to, use coupons, there are three more that have written articles about why you should be using them. (more…)

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Money for those on a low income can often be hard to come by. If you are without a job, a single parent, a student, senior a disabled person or an artist there are options to get extra help with your income from a number of various sources including government benefit programs, charity grants and even corporate grants.

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Whether you’re planning to learn the violin yourself or your child is about to start taking lessons, it’s important that you’re able to select the right instruments. Bear in mind that as people progress in their playing, their requirements tend to evolve. To help ensure you know how to upgrade these instruments as you or your youngster improves, take a look at this brief guide. (more…)

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Dealing with a burglary to your property is a terrible thing at the best of times, however it can be even more traumatic if you have small children to explain to. (more…)

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“When you have kids, things will change!”

I heard someone utter those exact words a few weeks ago. I just don’t know if they said on a positive note or a negative one. Anyway, I totally agree with the statement. Things do change a lot when you have kids. For one thing, forget about your museum-like home because it won’t last. What you need to do is expect the inevitable … Mess! (more…)

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  • December 19th, 2018
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One of the first things you notice when you walk into a household is the floor. It’s literally all over the place, and you can’t really get anywhere without walking on it. It also takes up a very large area, as it is the base as well as the foundation.
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