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SLASHING HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE COSTS: PART II

Image by SAIYED IRFAN A on Pixabay/ Text by SJKeyChronicles The Aftereffects Of A Recent Hurricane When Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle of Florida in October of 2018, I feared the integrity of my home would be seriously tested by the anticipated wind gusts for my area. Even though we did have severe conditions and horrific rainfall, there was no resultant damage to my power lines or metal roof. But there could have been. One of my neighbors had a tree fall on the electrical service lines […]

THOUGHTS ON FIREPROOFING YOUR HOUSE

Paradise Lost I had been watching the series on This Old House that revolved around the devastation that took out the entire community of Paradise, California due to a relentless forest one year. The item that struck me most was the fact that most of the residents planned to rebuild their homes there, well knowing that what happened at that fateful moment in time could rear its ugly head once again. Having been a resident of the State for many years, I am well aware of the […]

MY FIRST ENGAGING NOVEL & THE CLIMACTIC SEQUEL PUBLISHED

Reviewing The Inspiration For My Story Line(s) In my previous LEARNING TO WRITE article Learning To Write:My First Novel Part II, I told of how I have always been fascinated by the Navy SEAL Team’s enigmatic aura. When we visited their dedicated Museum in Ft. Pierce, we got to see the Maersk Alabama cargo ship life boat that held the ship’s captain hostage while being driven away by Somali pirates. The movie that depicts the document drama, Captain Phillips, was quite revealing and did incorporate maneuvers by […]

COMMENTARY DILEMMA: PART II_ TRYING TO CONNECT WITH MY FOLLOWERS

Who Are My Followers I have tried to get a profile of my followers and I can’t get a fix on what you like or really want to read about. All comments indicate that you are appreciative of what I have to say, but don’t offer any specifics. If I don’t know what issues you are facing, I can’t really help! When I first started my blog, I decided to write about all the experiences I encountered. From adventurous survival tactics, budgeting money techniques, buying and fixing […]

CHALK PAINT CHARISMA

Sister Cindy’s Decorum My sister, Cynthia Finley, has transformed herself into an erstwhile decorator. A long time purveyor of beauty products for Lancôme, she is now an aficionado of changing the appearance of furniture with a product called Chalk Paint. Chalk Paint® is claimed to be the world’s best furniture paint by Annie Sloan who invented her revolutionary creation, Chalk Paint®, was first introduced by her in 1990, and she hasn’t stopped refining and improving her formula since then. Introduced to the concept by her daughter, Jessica, […]

A HYBRID COUNTRY LIFE

THE UBIQUITOUS ROAST

Image by RitaE from Pixabay The Everyday Staple What could be more boring than a meal that consists of […]

BRAINSTORMING A BUDGET PLAN

MY COUNTRY COOKING DIARIES

THE UBIQUITOUS ROAST

Image by RitaE from Pixabay The Everyday Staple What could be more boring than a meal that consists of […]

IGNACIO NACHOS TO GO

Birthdom I read in a narrative I gleaned from Wikipedia that Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, […]

BUILDING MY WEBSITE