12th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour

Spring is here and it is time to start thinking about remodeling your home.  June 4th and 5th, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is hosting its 12th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour throughout the Treasure Valley. This is your chance to see local home remodeling projects, and meet with the pros to discuss their amazing work. It could inspire your next home remodeling project! Order your tickets now at nariofidaho.org, or call 208-322-8191 for more information. The homes are only open …

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A Retrospective

In my 73 years some of life’s lessons were difficult for me to accept and take to heart. Many have been subtle and not obvious at the time, but have worked their way into my subconscious. A few of these life’s lessons have had a well placed and planted proverbial foot to garner my attention. Some of the more prominent wake up calls are as follows; My eye sight is now failing somewhat and it has caused me to see …

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It’s For The Birds

Destructive little devils they be !  Well, maybe not so little, but they did cause me great consternation. I had just completed bull-floating the concrete of a large driveway, when a curious band of Guinea Foul came a scratching. Not too much damage until I screamed and yelled at them….,then they really dug in their nails when scattering. I once had a large German Shepherd jumping and jiving and spinning in the middle of a fresh pour while the property …

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Apparitions And Such

I believe it was in the year of our Lord 1947. The County Health Board personnel had just nailed up the pink quarantine placard onto the front door. During this place and time, Scarlet Fever was prevalent in and around Canton Ohio. Being the only one within our neighborhood to be afflicted with this malady, I was really feeling sorry for myself.  I was told to stay in a darkened room and to do nothing but stay in bed. To …

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Cedar Fence 101

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Written by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiences  and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text. You’re sitting there quietly drinking your first cup of coffee of the day when your wife hits with her new project request.  “ I think I want a nice …

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Just Walk Away

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Written by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiences  and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text. On rare occasions. when called upon to bid a prospective job, I would rather forget about it and just walk away. This particular instance happened when attempting to follow …

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Locked Out – Or – Locked Up

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Wrtiten by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiences  and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text. The year———-1957 The place———-Massillon Ohio The occasion———-To see a film The movie———- Boy on a Dolphin The reason———-Sophia Loren Well, you know how teen aged boys are. We all had seen …

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WV

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Wrtiten by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiences, and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text. There are many unexpected events in our daily lives which get turned around backwards.  Sometimes they are topsy-turvy  and place you flat on your back. It seems, no …

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Empathy

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Written by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiences  and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text. Being an older, easy mark grandpa, does not negate my empathy for young children. I know of the things that small ones enjoy and find thrilling and adventurous. In …

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Odd Repair

“Jim Class” is a feature that airs within The HomeFix Show. Written by original charter show listener Jim Forrer from Caldwell Idaho, Jim shares his observations, life experiences  and lessons learned in life. Joe Prin reads these at various times in most of the HomeFix Shows. Here is the original written text. A man could lose an eye with the errant trajectory path of a food ladled fork. Lasagna is not prevalently known as a hazardous weapon, nor is the lowly …

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