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Home improvement tips learned the hard way


Home improvement tips learned the hard way

Home improvement tips learned the hard way
News from Fenton Tri County Times:

It’s the season for home improvement projects, and weekend warriors will soon be visiting home supply retailers to buy everything from paint to plywood. There are many advantages to making home improvements on your own, including the opportunity to test your mettle at projects big and small.

 Many a novice DIYer has learned the ups and downs of home improvement through trial and error. But the following are a handful of lessons first-timers can heed before beginning their maiden voyages into the world of DIY home improvements.

 • Measure twice, cut once. Perhaps this is the best-known mantra of home improvement, yet many still ignore it. Whether you’re eager to get started or simply because you still cannot convert metric to standard formula, you must take the time to measure twice before cutting. Learning that you’re a hair too short later will prove frustrating and time-consuming and often necessitates a last-minute run to the store for more materials. Always measure multiple times before making cuts.

 • Enlist a helper. Having a partner helping with the work is the most efficient way to tackle a project. This person can assist you with heavy lifting or moving things or by holding the ladder or simply passing tools your way. He or she also can manage work while you make another run…………… continues on Fenton Tri County Times

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Grief, hope come together in home improvement project
News from Aurora Beacon News:

Jared Knispel, 16, died in 2013 when the car he was working under in the driveway of his home in Plano fell off its jacks. | Submitted

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Updated: March 26, 2014 4:58PM

This is a tale of two tragedies. Two sets of parents who lost young children.

Two families who have turned grief into hope for others.

Families coming together, not only to build a better home, but also a stronger community.

The story really starts in 2009. That’s when Tom and Kim Zimmermann of Plano lost their 3-week-old son Tommy, born prematurely, to pneumonia.

Tom, a cabinetmaker, and Kim, an Aurora police officer, were not spiritual people when their newborn died in their arms.

“We didn’t even go to church on Christmas and Easter,” Tom admitted.

But through the prayers of others, the couple “gradually found the Holy Spirit,” added Tom. “And it redefined our life f…………… continues on Aurora Beacon News

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