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FixItGurl: Reason to DIY #1

FixItGurl: Reason to DIY #1
When I got home I was still intent on getting a used water heater. But going forward I wanted to be more prepared. I googled “how to tell the age of a water heater” and found some helpful information here and here. I wish I had found this before I went to look at the water heater in Pasedena. I could have known the true age of the water heater just by looking at the serial number. After... 

FixItGurl: Adventures in Used Water Heating

After I left you, I was just about to get in the car and drive over to Garden Grove to get my bootleg water heater when I got a call from someone I contacted over craigslist who was selling their used, but newish water heater for $125. I was thrilled. When I email someone who posts an ad on craigslist and I don’t hear from them within the hour, I just assume the item is gone. I had contacted... 

FixItGurl: Home Ownership Rule #1

If it is the middle of winter, your water heater will go out and then two days later your house heater will stop working. Ok. It actually isn’t that bad. We have two water heaters and two heaters. So, we are getting hot water in one part of the house and heat in another. Unfortunately, the part of the house that is now cold has the hot water. But, at least the master bedroom is warm. Here is... 

FixItGurl: Cookbooks, C.C. Deville and Ceiling Drip

FixItGurl: Cookbooks, C.C. Deville and Ceiling Drip
I lived in this house a good two years without setting foot in our attic space. I think I popped my head up there once. Little did I know that I would eventually become very familiar with it. It’s a tangled mess of wires and pipes, but now I know it like the back of my hand. I remember it was early December and I was sitting at my kitchen table. On a nearby kitchen counter was my treasured cook... 

FixItGurl: Hi There!

Hi there! I guess saying hello might be a little presumptuous of me. I don’t know if anyone will ever read this, but here it goes! Actually, I do hope people read this, because really my whole purpose in discussing what I do is to get feedback from the outside world. About 5 years ago, Lou and I got a house that was turn key beautiful and about two years into living here, the place pretty much... 
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