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I have found all sorts of things in crawl spaces. Dead rats are very common. As are the skeletons of cats, dogs, birds and mice----and even snakes. I have seen live raccoons, snakes, rats, and mice. There is always the spiders and wood destroying insects----termites, carpenter ants, moisture a...
Light in the Woods (A children’s story for adult children) Springtime Henry loved the woods. It was springtime----and everything was waking up---even Henry. His journeys to the woods were a constant source of amusement, discovery and refuge. Henry had not always lived in the country and the unf...
As soon as I got out of the car, the barking started. Cujo was more or less behind the fence on the neighbor’s property, but years of attacking the fence had taken its toll. I was not very confident the rickety hodgepodge of “fencing” would keep the beast at bay for the duration of the inspecti...
Luck! Yup, when all else fails you gotta hang a lucky horseshoe, or you could be in a whole lot of trouble. One of the things that many homeowners like to mess with on their own is electrical components. I think this comes from Lego’s, Erector Sets and Mr. Potato Head-----or other such play sys...
Improper flashings haunt most homes. The basic principle of all exterior cladding of a home is fairly simple: All materials, as they change type or function, shall have a means of overlapping the materials below them. It is all about gravity, and making gravity work for us instead of against us....
Those of you that saw the movie, “Summer of 42,” you may be thinking the title of this post is going to places----other than where it is going----and that is a nice thought too! Dp,ryo,rd s ,odd od sd yppf sd s ,o;r/ zog upi fp mpy yjoml yjsy odd p upi str mpy [suomh syyrmyopm/ The other day I ...
I need help! (Well this is not “actually” true----but for the sake of this post let’s pretend.) Yes, I freely admit it. I am doing my best to maintain my blog here on activerain, but find I can no longer keep up with both my blog here, and my new blog on my own WordPress website. I am doing di...