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You forget how much you depend on electricity until you don’t have it
Power outages can occur any time of the year and be caused by anything from a bad storm to squirrels in the wrong place. It’s a good idea to always be prepared for living without electricity...
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These readers used pallets and old barn boards to embellish their homes for Christmas.
These readers used pallets and old barn boards to embellish their homes for Christmas.
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If you haven’t updated your smoke alarms lately, you’re missing out on new technology
In my house when the smoke alarm goes off, it means dinner’s ready. We turn on the ceiling fan, open the windows, and hope the neighbors don’t call the fire department.   Debbie...
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John and Marcia volk stand on the porch of their country home
John and Marcia Volk needed an escape from the city. Their Illinois country home gives them what the urban landscape can't--lots of wildlife, gardening space, and room to build a zip line course...