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Hi, my name is Eric. For those that are curious… here’s a little about me.

I’m a husband to a wonderful wife and a father to two cute little girls. Several years ago we were fortunate enough to move into a house in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Like many, I became a new and proud homeowner, and I was eager to start making our house our forever home. This included changing and replacing things around the house to make it more our own.

To my surprise, I quickly learned that these home improvement changes didn’t come cheap, especially when they involved hiring people. Painting, landscaping, even replacing a toilet seemed easy enough, but the quotes for these kind jobs seemed absurdly expensive.

You see, I’m kind of a cheapskate. That doesn’t sound too nice, does it? Maybe frugal and thrifty are better words to describe me. I try not to spend money where I don’t need to. I like to save. And these odd end jobs seemed simple enough for me to do. They just required time, a little research and some initial investment in tools that I could keep for myself and use again and again in the future.

So this blog is a documentation of my journey. I’ll write out what I’ve learned while researching different things and share my experiences while working on different projects. I hope that what you read here will inspire you to “do it yourself” too, and that you will feel empowered to take on new home improvement projects.


Eric Team Members

Mr. T – the handyman, construction expert, in charge of renovation, handyman, construction topics.

Flooring, DIY, Countertops
Mr. Harry – the tech researcher, x-programmer, x-consultant. Tech related topic owner.

Samsung TV, LG TV
Ms. Amanda – the expert writer, farm owner, bee keeper, gardener.

House plants, Gardening
Ms. Katie – the researcher, travel, food and camping blogger.

Smart devices
Ms. DD – expert editor / writer

Small Kitchen Appliances
Mr. Alan – the tech writer. Previously an afterschool teacher that taught kids writing and editing skills.

Dishwashers, Washers and Dryers Team Member Equipment

Our Amazon Firestick TV – see answers to questions to Firestick tv

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Our LG TV – see answers to questions for LG TV

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Our Roku TV Ultra – see answers to questions for Roku TV

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Our Samsung TV – articles about Samsung TV

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Our Vizio TV – articles about Vizio TV

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Our Apple TV streamer – answers to Apple TV questions.

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Other equipment and appliances owned by team members not included here are:

  1. kitchenaid refrigerator
  2. samsung refrigerator
  3. kitchenaid dishwasher
  4. kitchenaid stove
  5. whirlpool washer
  6. whirlpool dryer
  7. maytag washer
  8. maytag dryer
  9. samsung washer
  10. chromecast
  11. sun joe pressure washer
  12. kitchenaid microwave
  13. samsung monitors
  14. asus monitor
  15. apple, lenovo, thinkpads laptops etc.
  16. and many more…sorry too many to mention.