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A highlight from Fix It 101 | After the Storm Repairs & December Home Improvement Projects
"How are you guys doing this morning? I'm pretty good at got a little windy. Yes, it did, didn't it? Got man. Hey, you know what? And the wind we're having today is a blessing because it's Ron, everything. Even though we need The Rain. Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah. The wind will help us drive this dry the mud up quickly. That's right. Spoken like a man who pours foundation. Well, you know, all those leaves are raked up before. Oh, man. They're crazy. Man, they're back. They are crazy. Where they were. Where did they wear? I was like, okay, that was a good exercise. Well, yesterday and last night was a just an ugly weather day for Mississippi and the rest of the south. I don't know if you've seen the news, but there were some big damage. And whenever that's going on, we like to mention here on the show about, okay, folks, there's damage. And we know you've got damage out there. And people will start contacting you. And you're going to start looking for people to contact everything from insurance to contractors. What we wanted to talk about, really, is those contractors, as you're looking for a contractor right now, remember on days after a storm hits. Everybody in is left brothers calling contractors and insurance agents and everything else. The phones are ringing off the hook this morning. So you know, let me take my contractor hat off for a minute. And just be a regular regular homeowner. Okay. Tree, a tree hits my house. It's devastating the longest no one's hurt. I know we're running around. What are we going to do? What are we going to do? What are we going to do? Right, let's hurry up hurry up hurry up. Right. That is the worst mistake that you can that you can make. Hurry up be in a hurry. That's right. Now, get the tree off. Call a tree person, don't try to do it yourself. Unless that's what you do for a living. Right. But get the tree off and protect your asset. And then take a breather. Okay. Call some contractors, call your insurance company, but slow it down. Okay. That's good to know because I've been in this situation and just you freak out. There's a hole in it. There's a hole in my house. I've got to have it. I've got to have it fixed 25 minutes ago. Right. What happens when you get that fixed 25 minutes ago? At the end of the day, it may not be what you want. Right. So this is not HGTV. Yes. Unfortunately, I've been in the insurance business for 20 plus years. And again, I'm not beating up on insurance. They've done it to themselves. I don't know of any industry that is any slower settling a claim. Wow. Serious. Oh yeah. Then homeownership claims. Yes. And of course, that's all I know as far as the insurance world. Have you ever had a car accident? 30 minutes to get a check. Well, in fact, someone backed into my wife's car and the insurance companies excuse and this has been a month and a half ago. Car is cars driving, but it stands a brand new car, and it's got about $5000 worth of damage to the back quarter panel. And the insurance excuse is that they can't get a hold of the other driver. Wow. Yeah. That's kind of lame. It's kind of lame, isn't it? You know what? How dealing with the same thing? Really? Yeah, somebody. I'm sitting at a light. And all of a sudden, a red light, and they went right in the back of me, and I'm still waiting. Like a girl car is yes it is. Yes, it is. And it was a very large SUV. For those that don't know. Runs around in a little yellow and like a girl is at a mini Cooper. It's a mini Cooper. Okay. And again, now I'm not beating up on the insurance. The insurance industry has the same challenges the building industry has. The home inspection industry has in the radio industry. We're all looking for labor. Right. That's true. Well, in speaking of that, I did get an email that came in that is everything about what we're talking about. Had a tree fall in my backyard, it took out my fence and the neighbor's greenhouse. Okay. Ouch. Insurance agreed to grind the stump, cut the tree off the fence and repair the fence. The neighbors greenhouse was his problem. That's right. And the 40 inches of tree or the 40 feet of shree between the stump and the fence hadn't caused any damage, so it was my problem. Yes. Chop and drop. He said, we changed carriers. And the insurance carrier. There was no need to do that because if you read your policy, chances are, first of all, understand what insurance is ensuring. Okay? Insurance is not ensuring that land. Right. So there's no basis for them to pay to get rid of that tree. I'm surprised they ground the stump. Really? Now, the issue was get the tree off of the off of the fence. Repair the fence if the fence belongs to that homeowner. If the fence belongs to the neighbor, then it is the neighbor's responsibility to Cal their insurance company because your insurance company did not ensure your neighbor's property. It could not make a homeowner more frustrated. That's right. Then somebody else is damaged. Messing up my home. And then I have to pay for it. Years ago, we had a huge oak tree hit hit one of our rental houses. And this was, this was upwards of hundred, $5 million 60,000 claim. It was a large claim. That the next door neighbor's tree fell on the house. Well, the next door neighbor's insurance did not ensure my rental house I did. Right. So obviously my insurance company had to take care of my asset.
A highlight from 354: Helping Others Declutter
"Welcome to a slob comes clean the podcast. I am Dana K white. I share my personal dessert process as I figure out ways to keep my own home under control. I share the truth about cleaning and organizing strategies that actually work in real life for real people, people who don't love cleaning and organizing. Thanks for joining me today. This is podcast number three 54. We all know I have time issues, right? Have I mentioned that lately? I know I mentioned it probably at least a year ago that ever since COVID, I can't remember what time of year it is. Like I'm having real I'm having real like what is wrong with me moments? Oh my goodness, y'all, seriously. No, I mean, somebody had asked me to participate in something, this was in September. Random story. Someone asked me to participate in something that was coming up an event that was coming up. And I was like, yeah, great, and they said, okay, well, we're going to send you the staff and the date is, I don't know, like, may something. And y'all thought that went through my brain was, wow, they're really pushing it. That's really getting up to the deadline. It was September, and they were talking about May. They were really far ahead, and that is how messed up my sense of time is right now. Anyway, after that, rabbit trail, let's get back to what we were talking about, which today we are talking about helping others declutter. So I am using the recording of some question and answer that I did specifically on this topic. It was actually for the take your house back course, which is always available at take your house back dot com. But I thought, okay, it's Thanksgiving Day, Happy Thanksgiving Day to those of you who live in the U.S. and are listening to this on the day that it comes out. Maybe you're listing while you're topping onions. I don't know. Probably you're listening to this much later because you were busy that day. Those of you who don't live in the U.S., happy normal, Thursday, to you. But here's the deal. This is something that has been a topic on my mind. Because to die, y'all, I'm watching a certification program for decluttering coaches. To work with clients. Because that is the thing that I can't provide. So I have given all the how to declutter the encouragement, the mindsets, all of that stuff is there for you in free content with YouTube and podcasts and blog posts and in well organized content in books and all that kind of stuff. But this was the thing that I hadn't been able to provide and I get asked a lot about, is there anybody I could recommend? Because people, a lot of times, many of you listening probably need someone to come into your home. So anyway, if you have thought about being a decluttering coach, I know I've heard from a lot of you before who've said, I have started helping other people declutter. Anyway, this is a way for you to make it official. Or if you already help people in other ways and you want to know how to help them with their clutter specifically, it's out there now. Technically, when you're listening to this, if you're listening to this when it first comes out, you can pre order. All right? So pre ordering is now, and then December 1st is when we're planning to actually turn it on and all the content will be there. Okay, so I would love for you to go check it out, find out what it's all about. And pre order, if that's something that is something you would like to do.
A highlight from #162: Holidays Traditions List
"We're also sharing some mindset tips for renovating and getting into cooking for the very first time. Okay, Emma, burning question. So we all know that you just moved in to your house that you were remodeling for most of this year, so tell us how you're feeling and how it is in your new green kitchen. Yes, I love our new kitchen. So I think I've talked about some in other episodes, but now that's reality. I'll tell you some more things. So obviously I got my hidden trash because if you thought I was gonna get that. How did it feel for the first time when you opened it up? Was it like a redemption moment? Oh, I had also a panic moment because I thought it was gonna be in this one spot when I planned it with the cabinet guy. And then it ended up being somewhere else just because of spacing reasons. So I had this moment when it all went in where I was like, wait a second. Where's the hidden trash? Did that get cut? And no, it didn't. It's right by the sink. It's fine. It's just like, no, it happened again. But no, we have hidden trash. That one's not that would not be okay. I would have cried. Would you be the dumbest reason to cry? No, no, no, no. Everyone's on your team and everyone knows this is actually the most important priority to you in the kitchen. I really like it, okay? And so also our kitchen, what we're aiming for with it is for it to be very minimal and streamlined as far as the look of it. To me, that's part of it with hidden trash. Is it's just it minimizes any clutter. You don't have to have a trash can out. So another thing we did is we have the same backsplash as our countertops. So our countertops are this kind of white quartz and then the backsplash is also a white quartz. So they're literally the same material and they were made by the same person cut by the same person installed by the same person. And to me, I like that look, I've seen another houses, but also I just love how simple it is instead of having a tile backsplash, so it's like a different material from your countertops. It's just all one thing. So I love that. There's also like a good amount of outlets in the kitchen, which is important to me. I use a lot of small appliances. So that's a big deal. It has a huge sink, which is great because I make a ton of dishes 'cause I love cooking. And it's like a black ceramic sink, so it's not gonna scratch and scuff. I've had that happen in the past, and that's always a bummer. So I really like this. And I want to say, I think, oh, I got a panel ready dishwasher, so that's a dishwasher where you can put your cabinet front on the front of it. So again, kind of trying to go for that sleek, minimal, just less visual clutter. So he kind of blends in more. It has its own handle, so like, you can tell where it is, but it blends in more than other appliances too. And it's just a look that I like and I was really excited to have it in our kitchen. And we also have these big cabinets that function as our pantry. We didn't have a pantry all at our last house, and so now we do. And they are already full of all sorts of snacks for Oscar. And then other things too. But yeah, I have a whole baking section where all my baking stuff is, not just like the ingredients like flour and sugar and all that, but also like all my cookie cutters and all my random piping bags and different things like that. So they're just all in one place and easy to find and easy to grab and it just makes me so happy. I definitely still like we're still in the move in process. In my mind it takes at least a few months, so there's still a certain level of organization that I want to bring to the kitchen drawers and cabinets that's not quite there yet. I feel like you have to kind of live in the space a little bit to realize like, oh, I'm always pulling open this drawer thinking it has this. That's a good idea to swap that. Before you spend money getting all the containers and little inserts and stuff to just see if you like feel like the layout is functional like the spot. Yep, exactly because I hate buying those containers and then I end up changing it and then I'm like, oh, I guess I'll text my Friends and see if anyone wants. It's just kind of silly, so I'm like, okay, we're going to live with it this way for a minute, see what we think. Now we're getting to a place where I'm like, okay, I feel like I know like, yes, this is going to be the silverware drawer, the flatware dwarf for sure. It feels like a good spot. We're not going to change it. So now I'm going to order some more, make it a little more organized because it's kind of half organized at the moment. Nice. Well, that all sounds wonderful. I'm so happy for you. And yeah, I can't wait to see it when you're all subtle, and I can't wait to come visit for the first time. So yes, I can't wait for you to see it. Then you can tell me what's wrong with my kitchen. Like I always do you. She does. Oh my gosh. Okay, so this is, it's basically our holiday bucket list episode, but I called it holiday traditions list just to make it different. But actually I learned recently I did took some questions from podcast listeners on Instagram and so many people said I would love listening even if you did the bucket list episode every single week and I was like okay, thank you for that because it is our favorite thing to do and I feel like it hopefully is an exercise that we're all doing together so hopefully you're also making your list every single one of you that you can do because this is such a meaningful exercise to just get a little more magic out of every single season. I love it. Okay, so Emma, do you want me to go first? What's on my holiday bucket list? Yeah, or we could go back and forth. Back and forth. Okay, okay, so my first one is I have never done this before. This is like ultimate Pinterest mom thing that like, you know, I don't know, but if I set it up and I didn't use it, I would feel like it was a huge waste. If I set it up and I use it like three times a week for all of November and December, then it's like a wonderful magical thing. So I'm gonna make a hot chocolate bar for my kids. Like an epic one of big one. With all the stuff and let them make hot chocolate, pretty much as much as they want, but probably a couple times a week. We'll do it. And my kids really, really like hot chocolate, and I think the little decorations and stuff, it's really just like one trip to the store, get all the little decorations, put them in cute jars, put it all on a tray, but for some reason, it's just something that I've never done in years past, so I'm excited to try it and see if it feels like a thing that's like contributing big magic or if it feels
A highlight from 353: Trending Towards Minimalism with Toys with Dawn from The Minimal Mom
"Welcome to a slab chems clean the podcast. I am Dana K white. I share my personal D slap vacation process as I figure out ways to keep my own home under control. I share the truth about cleaning and organizing strategies that actually work in real life for real people, people who don't love cleaning and organizing. Thanks for joining me today. This is podcast number three 53. And I think I'm going to call it talking about toys or something like that. Maybe it's something like trending toward minimalism with toys, or the truth about toys, or good luck, Rachel, figuring out what I'm going to call this one. Okay, so I am talking with my friend dawn, she is the YouTuber at the minimal mom. She is also one of my partners in the take your house back course that we have. And she's got younger kids than I do. Her youngest is 8, so. little bitty kids anymore, but when she started her journey toward minimalism, which I'll know I'm not a minimalist, right? Okay, in case you're just finding your way here. But Don is, and she loves minimalism and has really been very helpful for her. And she started her journey when her she had four kids under the age of four, four and under something like that. She talks about it in this interview that we do. And so as we were getting closer to time to be talking about, you know, toys and gifts and gift giving and all that. I thought I'm gonna have her come on because she is in the thick of it and the thing that I love about dawn and I say this in the course of the interview as well. The thing I love about her is she is so like she reads and she researches and she finds this scientific back up to how it is that it affects kids to have too much stuff and how it positively affects them to have less stuff and anyway, so I find that interesting I found that fascinating honestly and I love that Don is so good at that kind of stuff. So have her on, we talk about just toys in general. Like what she did when she was first getting started at the point where she was completely overwhelmed in her home and was like something has to change. What the effects of that was, where they are now on that, how she gives gifts how she approaches her kids getting gifts and family members and all that kind of stuff. We talk about toy rotation and how we both feel about that. You all know how I feel about it, right? But we talk about that. Anyway, so we go into this. So I think it's, yes, it's going to be helpful for people with kids, but I also think it's something to think about if you buy gifts for kids, right? If you have children on your Christmas shopping list, these are things to be considering, not for you to go in and tell the mom of the kids who you're buying gifts for, that they should do things differently. I'm just saying, as you are buying gifts, these are things that can kind of shape your perspective on that. And honestly, it all applies, right? The way it affects kids emotionally and all that kind of stuff, it affects me, too. Just having less stuff, having less to deal with, being able to exercise my creativity, all that kind of stuff. So I think that you're going to enjoy this episode, and before we get into that, I do just want to make sure that you also know that I'm launching my certification soon. Here we go, y'all. I am planning and I say planning because who knows what's going to happen. But the plan is to open pre orders for the training course for decluttering coaches on Monday of Thanksgiving week. That is Monday the 21st, I believe. Okay, check your calendars. So if you want to make sure that you are on the email list to find out about that, I mean, I'm going to send it to my whole newsletter in general, but I will send the detailed information to people who are on this list. You can go to a slab chems clean dot com slash certification. And that will let you sign up for that list. You can also just go to my website and click on decluttering certification. The tab there and it'll take you there to sign up for that. But the way that's going to work is there's going to be a training course, and then after you have completed the course successfully, you can then choose to be certified. So that is an additional cost. So all right, I keep saying so, but there we go. I just wanted to make sure you know about that that that is coming up. So if that's something that you're interested in, maybe you can say I, this is what I want for my Christmas. I don't know. Who knows. So, but let's get to the conversation with Don. Here you go. Hey, Don. We're talking again. I feel like we talk a lot, but it's always fun. Yeah, I'm so glad to be here. Thank you. Yeah. So I've asked you to come on because we're going to talk about toys because this is Christmas time. And people like to talk about toys. And I am just mostly glad that we're kind of out of that phase. Right. Family. I mean, obviously, I miss when they were little, sometimes,
How to Solved Your Paper Clutter Problem!
"This is number two ninety nine and i am calling it. Are you guys ready for this. I solved my problem with an exclamation point at the end right. I mean like this is a big deal for me to be talking about paper and actually saying the words. I solved my problem. If you've been around a while you know what a big deal this says. Because i have been talking about decluttering cleaning organizing blah blah blah for twelve years now on the internet About six years into that. I read some books. Okay which are all about the decluttering process. I did not say a word about paper. I don't believe in the first book and then the publisher told me. I had to talk about paper in the second book and i was like fine and i basically answered it the way that i answer people which is okay. I had significantly reduced paper to where it was not this monster in my home anymore. Okay so i was not overwhelmed by paper. But i wanna talk about it because i didn't have a an amazing system. You know to keep it just completely solved. I had significantly reduced. And i'll talk through briefly. What those things are even. I've talked about him before the things that i recommend for the people who are just completely overwhelmed. And you need to hear how. I've solved it today but you also go okay. I my brain is gonna take while to jump from that place where i am right now. This place where. I am right now to that place in the future where it solved when i feel like there's just paper on every surface coming out of okay i get it okay. So i'm going to talk about that. Because i do think there's a lot of value in that simply just saying it's okay to reduce paper but i have. I mean i feel pretty confident saying i have solved my paper
PRO TALK With Smart-Technology Experts Aaron Stallings and Mike Oh
"So i have to be honest. I had never heard that term home integrator until maybe a couple of months ago when podcast listener road in to describe the role for the rest of us who may be unfamiliar. Can you please tell us what you guys do. Michael do you wanna go first. Yeah absolutely happy to happy to jump in so a home technology integrator as it's developed over the years to be somebody that knew. Let's say hi fi in stereos but that's twenty years ago and fast forward 'til now and everything is technology in the home right. I mean and especially the last year with coverted. We've we've all lived at home and we've all experienced poor wifi. We've all experienced like outdoor you know people want to listen to audio outdoors and they may or may not have speakers lesions and so. Our job is to integrate all that technology technology into the home experience into the the the experience of living in that place. you know in his best As as we can you know as the client wants it and of course within budget and with all the other components and people that have to be involved in project we really just try to execute that vision and so what kind of things are people asking you to to integrate aaron. It's really runs. The gamut depending on the size of the home be the homeowners their comfort level oftentimes two different homeowners different users. That system have different needs and different. You know comfort level so for residential generally you can almost expect there's gonna be some element of lighting control. Perhaps even a little bit of lighting design as well lots of recommendations for -tective lighting fixtures and layouts. And what have you and anything audiovisual related on this. Every home has some type of at least a tv and these days with with You know people being so familiar with solutions like the sonos Which is know. Really the industry at this point streaming Is something that's just again. It's kind of hard for the course even on isn't particularly that interested in you know they'll have guessed or children of someone who who want that capability
How to Make a Resume and Get Your Dream Job
"I wanted to have helium this episode because she made a resume that stood out in kind of a bonkers way. It's the best resume i've ever seen in my life. And she is willing. She's volunteered to come on here. And teach you all how to make this resume. So here's what the resume looked like. It was colorful. It had her picture on it. Which i find that very helpful to just like. Remember the person you know when you're looking at a sea of resumes. They can start to like all blend together and peoples credentials. Honestly like yes. You're gonna look for minimum requirements. But they're not gonna stand out. Maybe in the way that it feels to you. So i think having like a little bit of visual there was really strong. And then the other thing she de i was her second interview so emma did her first interview and i did. Her second interview is an in person interview. And we actually lunch at this. Adorable restaurant in nashville. That's close now are are. I know we went there. A bunch of it was called little octopus. If you're wondering it was really just anyway way to derail in the first five minutes so anyway she came to the interview. It was my first time to meet her. It was her first time to meet me. We sat down for lunch. We were making your small talk and she slid across the table. This booklet to me and so this wasn't her resume. Her resume was cute and designed kind of similarly. But this was more of a presentation. That an i was interviewing her. I didn't ask her to prepare a presentation. All it was normally as you know people show up an answer my questions so i was blown away to be honest when i saw this and what was in the little it was kind of like maybe would you say like seven pages or Ages seven and it was bound together with just a ring so is very simple and it looked gray kind of fit with the brand of a beautiful mess. Which i think is very important. If you're applying for a creative position you can show in this way that you're a creative person. You have creative abilities which is very impressive. And in any way what. The book contained was kind of like some ideas and plans that she had for what she could do in this position and what she could do with our company and i think here's an important thing to understand about it even if the ideas that she shared with me in. That first interview didn't really apply to the position. It didn't matter. She was showing me that she had ideas and that she was excited to bring ideas to the table. So don't get so focused on whether or not your ideas are perfect but just frigging bring some.
PRO TALK With Remodeler Mike Patterson
"Welcomes the fine home building. Pro-talk podcast a regular discussion with building industry professionals. This is senior editor. Patrick mccomb today on joined by remodeler. Fine homebuilding contributor. J elsie live presenter and russian motorcycle rider mike patterson. We're going to have to talk more about that later right man. It's really nice to have you on the show. We've known each other for years going back to jail. See live in 'oughts. Yeah what's it's great to have you. Thanks for doing this. can you. please tell me what you do Your remodeler gaithersburg maryland. For a long time. Can you talk about your business. Food clients are. What kind of projects did that kind of stuff. So we are our small shopowners myself from the office so And i had gone. It'll show we do much work to do. I was eating nine. You presented work. You do is spur for architects architect. Really work as one outlay Smart work is designed not And so i worked with her any for twenty years A lot of words you get. I worked holdouts belts for almost two years ago. What made you put your tolls down. Was it physically or was it some other reason about I'm sixty seven now. We'll be twenty seven shortly so wearing belsen at long just takes toll on you. Back of neck out and But also just sort of the point where. I was kind of limited in what i could do. I had had some is in years prior to the crash at work yourself always using yes
The Best Pizza and Architect David Applebaum, Architect of the Stars
"In caroline some improvement every nikkei g. and caroline's got a piece of pizza because we all went out and got pizza. We gotta introduce our friend our guest today. David applebaum architect of stars. Hello brother i to carolina. Be an era jian. David doesn't rhyme so there. We go david a so. We gotta talk a little bit of minute. We've got to get some pizza credit here because you know last segment last hour. We're talking pizzas kind of the side discussion and we all got our pizzas here. Then as you could tell caroline's working on hers as we talk so hungry. I had to pop one in myself. Awesome the play along. Eric is under the delusion that oregon according to bloomberg makes the best feats now. David knows the northeast. He knows new york come on. You've really telling me that new york new jersey doesn't make the best pizza or they make the best taylor. Ham thing is new york. Has their style pizza. Chicago has their style pizza. When you get up to the west coast out here. We have the best of everyone's pizzas. That's my hock damon. Oh yes because. I've got pizza from nineteen forty seven people de lorenzo's. We know how to make pizza new jersey. You make a pie. It's tomato pie extra cheese on the bottom sauce. Him atop thin crust. Sorry cheeses are the bottom because if the pizza is made in nineteen forty nine. It's great. I talked sitting at a box since one thousand nine hundred forty nine. So yeah. that's thanks. There's such poor losers like deny
PRO TALK With Garage Outfitter Aaron Cash
"Thanks very much for being on the show. It's a pleasure to see you patrick. Thanks for having me. It's a pleasure. Thank you are the fourth or fifth canadian. We've had on the show so you're doing a great job the represent your country. Thank you for being on my pleasure. It's great to be here. Can you please talk about your business. You have a franchise Garage outfitting business. And can you talk about how that got started. And how many franchisees there are and where they're located in basically how it works the star. Yeah absolutely so Garage living was started in two thousand and five as an independent single entity. company We had Focus on on simply Doing garage organization for customers in our local market and that business grew and in two thousand and fourteen we franchise the concept and we now have thirty four locations with twenty eight Across the us and six across canada and since we started we've completed over twenty thousand garage projects. That's incredible to me so interesting. Did you have an interesting construction before you started this company. How did it come about so. I've always been interested in construction and building I consider myself handy but don't have a background in in any specific trade or carpentry. More just doing projects with my my my dad at at the category at his cabin I have a business background and This was an opportunity that came about You know at the time when we started. Hgtv was like splitting and there was so much. Focus on home improvement and diy and increasing real real estate values in flipping houses and the big box retailers. Were opening a store a day across north america. And you know garages were were really. That forgotten are a space in the home that was getting very little attention and had a ton of potential.
Interview With Jeff Devlin, Host of Stone House Revival
"Welcome to around the house or their achieved caroline be. We've got a fun episode ahead. we've got my friend. Jeff devlin stonehouse revival. Welcome to around the house my friend. Hey how we doing good brother good so good to hear your voice man. It feels like it was. It's been a decade since we've seen each other but it's a little over a year right so think about it. I call you know we. We talk about your dog years being like ten years back kobe years or one year seems like ten years against the whole thing. It seems like so crazy that you know everything. Shut down the way. Shut down and people not as much getting face to face now. We're all like let's talk. Let's let's you know go here. Let's go do this where all. I'm almost tired of seeing people when i saw you. It was like day of the day of crashing for the cove stuff shutting down. Because i was over there for that trade. Show in your neck of the woods. And you're up to see me. And i appreciate that and the next day we did the show and i got out of there the next day and all of a sudden i get a text at the hotels closing and the casinos closing in better. Get to the airport. It was literally felt. Like i was running with the explosion behind me in the movie. You trying to get to the airport. It was it was crazy. And you know what's weird is when it first happened. It was weird in that. In my opinion it was weird. Because i think i wanted a little bit of a break so kobe was almost like an excuse. It was like ok cool. We get a weekend off here. We can catch up. You know but you're just thinking it's going to be one weekend off in all is good and the whole term. Be careful what you wish for. It's so true because then the next thing you know you're like way we're gonna i'm a month in and this isn't lightning up. This isn't doing this and then i'm like wow okay.
Are You Ready for Hurricane or Fire Season?
"Well today. I wanted to talk a little bit about storm. Prep and we talk about this from time to time. But we're kinda getting into the season of it. Now we're watching a tropical storm hurricane. Come up the You know west coast of florida heading up that going to cruise up to east coast. We've got Wildfire season that is full swing out on the west coast and who knows what tornadoes and things happen across the central part of the us. We've got a lot of different storm's going think it's going to be an active summer sore. You ready for that now. Ready can mean a lot of different things. If you're in a area where you've got hurricane coming. Maybe you need to have that generator. She you can power up and if you're down for a week or two you've got power to to run that you've got enough fuel. You get generator. You keep that food fresh. Maybe even the house cool. If you've got a big enough one and the same goes out on the west coast you know rocky mountains west because with fire season you're gonna see a lot more power outages and rolling blackouts. You're going to see more of that. I mean hack we just about. We're running out of power out here just in the pacific northwest because we had a huge wave. Last week that he wave well that could have caused rolling blackouts. Had win with that. We could have been out of power for awhile so you would have wanted to have of course water you would of course wanted to have a backup power system but think about this. Are you ready for all that. You know things that i want you to think about our your precious most prized belongings. Are they in a place that if someone came up to you and said you got a half hour to get out of your house. Could you get them in the back of your car easily. Are they in a good spot for that. Make sure they're in a good spot for that
How to Bond With Your Home When It Doesn't Come Instantly
"You're listening to the beautiful. Must podcast episode is about how to bond with your home when it doesn't come instantly it can take months or even years to have that home feeling when you walk through the door. Keeleys here with me today. Filling in for emma howson summer off for maternity. Leave i ask you join me on this episode. Because she also had a slow bond in her home. It's normal to have feelings of doubts or feelings of letdown or even regret when you first move into a home it makes sense when you think about it because buying a home is one of life's biggest decisions change is hard and when you first move in. It's often the ugliest houses ever going to look. It might even smell weird. So it's all normal. Maybe you miss your old home wherever it is. Sometimes it just takes time to bond with your new home. If you're not expecting this reaction it can feel weird. It can even feel wrong. I know that. I struggled with feeling ungrateful at one point. So hopefully this episode will help anyone who's going through the awkward transition to feel normal and give you some practical tips for how to make your new house feel like a home as fast as possible
Controlling Humidity in Your Home With Marc Marchillo From Aprilaire
"Welcome to around with energy and carolina. Be your moment proven source and healthy home source every single weekend. Thanks for joining us. I'm eric carolina. Y'all heard good man. It is a wonderful day and we've got a fun show ahead with markman chiloe. We have him from april air. Welcome to around the house blow as happy to be here. I'm mark 'em ateya. We're going to talk a little bit about healthy air in your home. And i know there's probably so much to learn from from both of you guys today because you guys are much more the experts with this today. Let's talk a little bit about april. Eric has man. You guys have a good thing going over there. We i mean we are the originators. We started in nineteen thirty eight. You believe that. Nineteen thirty eight. We got gig. Used to be called research products and a few really cool things. Like we invented. And patented the whole home humidifier. That was a good one. Smart came up with the first pleaded filter. So we've been really doing a lot of stuff for a lot of years and we are basically the you know. The indoor air quality product authority of in america is a cool cool company at. I love what we do and we all know to now because of covid Whether people like it or not. But it's really forced indoor air quality to the forefront right and we realized how important it is now Even though people like you and i were educating people long before covid now it seems like everybody's on board that we have to do something. Yeah you're right carolyn. I mean the industry is really taken a shift. It's now sort of being pulled by the consumer. I mean consumers understand is not an indoor air quality accessory. it's an indoor air quality. Necessity industry are sort of being pulled by the homeowners. Because homeowners are super smart. I mean think about it a year and a half to sit on line in their house doing nothing researching stuff so so contractors need to be smart as the customers now. And that's where this indoor air quality thing is just taken off
PRO TALK With Sustainable Builder Jacob Racusin
"Jacob. Thanks a million for being on the show. It's a pleasure to talk to you. Thanks for having me. So i learned about your company. Originally from your colleague as mma carlton and i talked to him an episodes to seventy and to seventy two. We talked about your business among other things but for folks who didn't hear it. Can you please explain. The new frameworks business model. And you have a unique company structure right. Yes we're we're worker owned cooperatives directly structured as an llc for those that get into the business side of things there but yeah essentially we are. We don't have any employees. We are all co owners. There's two tiers of ownership folks enter in his trial members. And then after you've been with the company Period of time and buttons with certain level. The new i could become a full full owner and Yeah lots of details in there. But essentially the structure of the business structure is such that everybody is is an owner that tiered ownership structure culturally that sense of ownership and collective ownership is is huge. I think that's where it's Experiencing lived his how that informs our culture and folks individual buy ins or collective identity around the success of the success of the group jacob. How how did you all learn or was it you who learned about this business model and what made you want to share the wealth with your colleagues instead of keeping it. Yeah it's a great question it's been why can't take that much credit one of the original members and so you know certainly a long long for the journey since the gecko. But i'd say ace has definitely been holding. The torch in terms of the identity is the identity around that is the business model. The original members really felt it was. It was the best way for us to achieve. Our goals may think just to be the most direct around it. I know i. I feel like i can comfortably speak for all the same that none of us really had the intention of being business owner sending. We have all various levels of entrepreneurship entrepreneur. nature some of us more so than others. But none of us really interested in owning accompany owning it individually That just wasn't really. This wasn't in our identity. Ethos other individually or as a group ends of the cooperative structure gave us the best honest. Just the best model for us to bring in really good people and work
Interview With Roger Wakefield LEED AP: The Expert Plumber
"Welcome around ask there where we talk home improvement every single weekend. Thanks for joining us. I've got a special guest in the studio today. My brother from another mother. Roger wakefield plumber end trades now extraordinaire. Welcome to around the house by fred. Thank you for having me here. I appreciate it. How are you sir. Good man good. I see you every week. Doing your stuff on lincoln live which is great because i can find out what's going on in the plumbing trades and stuff out there but you have just literally been owning social media from the plumbing. Point of view doesn't matter if you're training people to get into the profession or help out homeowners to your everywhere and running a successful plumbing bill business in dallas texas. It's really funny. I spoke in front of a bunch of speakers last week. And that's one thing. The that p vargas the founder of the event talked about look people. Tell me all the time. They see me everywhere. And i started laughing because when he called me up on stage i told him said he just want want you to none. In the last twenty eight days we had nineteen and a half million video views on youtube and tiktok and he was just like late. That i can't even imagine that so. Yeah we're we're a started out with youtube and what we have. We've had people come up to us all around the country and say they recognize us and we started to talk about six months ago and now we're starting to get people to say dude. I see you all the time and you're automatically thinking on tiktok and they're like automatically thinking on youtube yup and then they're like on tiktok and it's like wait. Wait what it is. It's pretty funny.