Category Archives: Do-It-Yourself

  1. Elevating My Lifestyle?


    October 6, 2017 by phicks2012

    Years ago when I was building The Castle I wanted a dumb-waiter to use for hauling laundry up from the …
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  2. Paving the World?

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    September 15, 2017 by phicks2012

    The back yard at The Castle isn’t exactly a sprawling expanse with vast landscaped formal gardens. It fact, You couldn’t …
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  3. Lawn Care OCD?

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    June 13, 2017 by phicks2012

    I have never been trained or certified as a psychologist, nor practiced as one, nor even played one on TV. …
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  4. Tenant Terrorism?

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    June 2, 2017 by phicks2012

    Ever owned rental property? If not, here’s a hint: Some rental tenants are good, and others — OMG!   I’ve …
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  5. The Growing Season

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    May 9, 2017 by phicks2012

    I’ve experimented over the years with several gardening locations around the castle, but most have either been too shady, too …
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  6. Being My Own Valentine?

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    February 18, 2017 by phicks2012

    February 14th was, as you all undoubtedly know, Valentine’s Day. All day long while running errands I saw men hustling …
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  7. Kicking Back?


    January 27, 2017 by phicks2012

    A good friend told me that I absolutely did NOT need to have a recliner in my home office. I’m …
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