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PINCH OF SALT: Home Improvement Job Wins Again



 

PINCH OF SALT: Home Improvement Job Wins Again

PINCH OF SALT: Home Improvement Job Wins Again
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I’m going to have to put a stop to Maria going on trips without me.

Sure, she is entitled to go back to Colorado to visit the grandkids and all her family and friends. And sure, I’m the one who said I couldn’t afford to go with her.

I’m not being some kind of skinflint, either. I don’t begrudge the cost of the airplane tickets or the money spent out there. If the truth were known, I might even have pushed her into going, at least a little bit.

But I’m still going to have to stop her. Because every time she leaves for a week, I feel compelled to take on some major home improvement project. And I’m simply getting too old for this stuff.

This year, the challenge was to tile our back entry/laundry room. It’s not that big a space — just a tad over 25 square feet. But that little room has been the bane of my existence since we moved in some 14 years ago.

Anyone who has read this column over the years knows that I’m no Bob Vila. Unfortunately, I have a tendency to forget that from project to project.

I’ve tackled this particular room before. I’ve put a new window in (it’s straight — the wall must be crooked). I’ve fought with the door more than once.

But the biggest problem has always been the floor.

We have a tendency to leave the back door open — it’s ea…………… continues on Gazette Newspapers

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Machesney Park Families Receive Home Improvement Grant
News from WIFR:

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MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) – Four Machesney Park families will get tens of thousands of dollars to fix up their homes. Right now, the village is accepting applications to receive a $ 40,000 grant for improvements. It’s a part of the state’s “Home Forward Program” which has been around since 2000.

For more information, please contact the Village of Machesney Park at 815-877-5432.

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