Furnace making a rattling sound

When my furnace started making sounds I figured it was on its last life. It was only a matter of time before the heating equipment quit on me. Thankfully I researched online before calling a heating business. I looked all over to find out why my heater was making a rattling noise. I figured there […]

HVAC control in the dorms was horrible

When I was in college I lived in the dorms on the third floor. The third floor was the worst for many reasons. Climbing the many flights of stairs got to be really old and carrying groceries stunk. I also hated that the heat rose to the third floor. No matter the season, it felt […]

Giant bee hive is hidden inside the wall

My husband Jacob and I tease that our home was a wreck when we first moved in. We did a lot of renovating. We tore the floor tiles up and found tons of dead bugs underneath. We cleaned behind the boiler and found several complete rodent skeletons. The worst was when we took down the […]

Yellow jacket nest is a problem on a boat

My wife, Angela is allergic to bees. If Angela gets stung, she immediately swells up and needs to be rushed to the hospital. She and I run an apple orchard, and we’re outside and exposed to the bees all the time. Angela should carry an epipen but always forgets. The worst situation we had with […]

Carpenter bees take over my porch

I have been battling carpenter bees on my porch since I moved in. The bees have tried to claim ownership of the porch since day one. I was not willing to just permit the bees to take possession of the porch. Whenever I noticed a bee, I would gram a broom and either swat at […]

Furnace making a shaking sound

All the fixes for sounds were easily self-explanatory plus cheap When our oil furnace started making sounds I figured it was on its last life. It was only a matter of time before the heating equipment quit on me. Thankfully I researched online before calling a heating business. I looked all over to find out […]

Where do I want to live?

I’m sure my mom never felt that way, but the lawyer could have chosen better words to speak to 12 and 13 year old kids When my brother and I were 12 and 13, our parents decided to get a divorce. They were fighting for a long time before they made the decision. My brother […]