Staying Cool with Low Cost Cooling

I hate this kind of weather. A friend of mine believes it’s because I was born in the fall. Apparently, people tend to favor the time of year they were born in. I honestlyjust think she’s nuts, because what is there to like about the summer?It’s hot and it’s humid. There’s also this giant yellow ball of fire in the sky that is intent on burning my pasty skin. Everything smells like sunscreen and sweat, and the whole world feels like it’s fit to melt.Then there are the AC costs. Becau...
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Labor Day Green Egg (Grills) and Ham

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It’s that time of year again! Labor Day is fast approaching, and with it, an opportunity to grill in less scorching temps. So what better time to invite friends and family over to crack open a few beers and feast on some amazing food on a Green Egg Grill?But I have to admit to being something of heretic here in the modern American grilling scene: I do not like food cooked on propane grills. I mean sure, it tastes okay, I guess. But it’s certainly nothing special, and I like specialThis ...
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Better Outdoor Living: Nature, But Not TOO Close!

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The Problems of Outdoor Living When I was a kid, I really didn’t care about things like bug bites, or staying in the shade. I just wanted to be outside and having adventures. As I’ve gotten older though, I find myself less enthusiastic about getting eaten alive by bugs, or sunburn. It’s not that I don’t want to be outside per se, it’s just that I don’t want the outside to get...I dunno, too personal with me.See, I like being outside in summer (even if it can get miserably hot). I like the f...
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Top Three Reasons to Install an Awning

Awnings - 19th century storefronts
The Humble Awning - An Unsung Hero of Outdoor LivingThe humble awning has a surprisingly long history. From the woven mat awnings that shaded the marketplaces of Ancient Egypt and Syria, to the ubiquitous awnings of 19th century storefronts, awnings have always been popular.There are multiple reasons for this popularity. However, I am going to give you my top three reasons for why everyone should consider installing an awning at their home or business. Shelter The first reason is a ...
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