September 2006

Minneapolis Energy Fairs

by Josh on September 28, 2006 · 0 comments

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It looks like our fair city is planning a pair of events aimed at helping homeowners reduce their energy consumption and expense.

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Replacing A Radiator Valve

by Josh on September 27, 2006 · 31 comments

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There isn’t much that can go wrong with a hot water radiant heating system. According to reliable Shrewsbury plumbers I know, it is basically a second plumbing network that just circulates water between the boiler where water is heated, and radiators that release that heat into the rooms. When trouble occurs, one common problem is […]

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All Show No Sale

by Josh on September 25, 2006 · 0 comments

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The Twin Cities Arts and Crafts Show and Sale was this past weekend … and what a show it was! Dozens of dealers of new and antique furniture, pottery, stencils, textiles, books, art, rugs and more filled two buildings at the state fair grounds with their eye-popping wares. Although there were any number of items […]

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I’m A Foolish Grasshopper

by Josh on September 17, 2006 · 4 comments

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One of Aesop’s fables compares a hard-working ant and a free-wheeling grasshopper. During the summer, the ant works hard gathering food while the grasshopper plays. But when winter comes the grasshopper finds himself starving and cold, while the ant has saved enough to be comfortable. Well, it is the middle of September and I have […]

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Byrdcliffe Feathers My Nest

by Josh on September 7, 2006 · 0 comments

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Not all of the souveniers from our trip to the Catskills were lost when I forgot our camera in the rental car. Now that my replacement camera has arrived, I can show off one of them. This 6-inch art tile was created for the centennial anniversary (1903-2003) of the founding of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony […]

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