Do You Have Wrinkles?

Occasionally, we get calls from clients who have wrinkles or ripples in their carpet. Sometimes it is in a fairly new carpet that has had little traffic. Other times it is an older carpet that developed ripples over time. So what causes these unsightly conditions, and can they be fixed? WRINKLES are usually seen in [...]

2018-07-31T15:11:10+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Carpet, Newsletter Articles|

Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 cup olive oil 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached skewers Directions: In a mixing bowl, mix [...]

2018-07-31T15:09:10+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Moneywise

Opening a custodial investment account for children Parents can open brokerage accounts for their children and get tax breaks, according to The Motley Fool. Custodial accounts are so named because they are opened in the name of the parent and will remain under their control until the child turns 18 or 21 (depending on the [...]

2018-07-31T15:07:32+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Electrical safety around swimming pools

Everyone knows water and electricity don’t mix, but pool owners have a particular reason to be concerned. In North Carolina, a 17-year-old lifeguard drowned in 2016 when a faulty grounding wire electrified a pool. The wiring had not been inspected for years. Built-in pool lights, pumps and wiring are engineered to guard against electrification of [...]

2018-07-31T15:06:32+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

For grads: Best places to start career

Congratulations to this year’s grads who have left academia just when the economy is booming, employers are hiring, and unemployment is historically low. The question is where to start the new career. A new study by WalletHub ranks 180 cities based on 27 metrics, including number of entry-level jobs, average salary, housing affordability, and friendliness to [...]

2018-07-31T15:05:56+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Hiking the scenic Appalachian Trail

Want to take a hike on a trail enjoyed by about four million people a year? Want to explore a footpath that stretches through 14 eastern states from Georgia to Maine? Then consider walking the great A.T., the Appalachian Trail. It runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail is [...]

2018-07-31T14:58:01+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Carpet Beetles

What are the facts? Carpet beetles deserve to rank near the top of your list of uninvited guests. These ovalshaped flying insects can ruin your carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, and clothing as well as cause irritating dermatitis in children and sensitive adults. These are unwelcome guests you really want to “show the door” as quickly [...]

2018-07-02T14:33:19+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Carpet, Newsletter Articles|

BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwiches

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons celery salt 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon onion salt 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 3 pounds beef brisket 1 cup Russian dressing 1 cup hickory-flavored barbeque sauce Directions: Mix celery salt, black pepper, salt, garlic salt, and onion salt in a small bowl; [...]

2018-07-02T14:30:25+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

A Celebration of Independence

  As we consider the dramatic words of the Declaration of Independence, we wonder whether the writers knew the long-range impact of their words. Did they see a great nation emerge from a vision of independence? We think they did. How many times have you personally marveled at the wisdom of these national founders? They [...]

2018-07-02T14:34:04+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

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