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I’ve been involved in RVing for 50 years now -- including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller, you've got a good idea of who I am.

Tips for choosing the best rake for the job at hand. Hopefully, the following information about leaf rakes, garden rakes, and everything in between will open your eyes to a whole new and wonderful world of yard rakes. Indeed, the common rake has been redesigned many times over!

Attracting butterflies to your garden is as simple as incorporating the plants and flowers that butterflies like to eat. Here are the basics for creating butterfly gardens.

If your garage door opener stopped working, here's how to find replacement garage door remotes, plus info about garage door remote batteries and reprogram your garage door opener system.

Not using your inground pool as much? A pool Deckover ends costly pool maintenance and gives you more usable living space. See examples, costs, pros & cons.

See how a swimming pool that's been converted to a salt water system, rather than a chlorinated system, fares after 3 years. You might be surprised! Salt water swimming pool pros & cons.

Here's everything you need to know about sealing granite countertops, cleaning granite countertops daily, plus tips for preventing staining and etching.

Is your fiberglass tub scratched or cracked? Done properly, a fiberglass repair can look as good as new & last for years. Here's how to repair a fiberglass tub.


Here's how, why, and how often you should clean air ducts - especially if you've recently remodeled, live in an area where there's construction, or have pets.


Things to think about when building an attached garage vs an unattached garage. Plus ideas for finishing your garage & choosing the best organization system for all your stuff.