I Am My Father's Daughter
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I Am My Father's Daughter

Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.

I Am My Father's Daughter

  • Maintaining Gutters So They Last For Years

    16 September 2015

    Gutters are an important part of your home's structure as they redirect water away from the foundation, leaving you with a home free of areas that leak or flood. Making sure your gutters continue to perform this job properly can be done by taking the time to maintain them regularly. Forgetting about your gutters can be a costly mistake as if they are not functioning as they should, water can pool up and leave you with a leaking roof. Here are some steps to take when maintaining gutters so they keep your home free from water damage for years to come.

  • How to Auger Your Home's Clogged Toilet to Remove a Clog

    27 August 2015

    If someone in your household flushed way too much toilet paper down the toilet and caused a clog that will not clear with a toilet plunger, then you will need to auger the drain. The good news is that this is a simple procedure that requires a simple tool. Even if you do not have any experience with plumbing, you can easily fix your toilet's clog yourself. Step 1: Remove Excess Water from the Toilet Bowl

  • Beautify Boring Bathrooms Without A Big Budget

    11 August 2015

    Is your bathroom boring? If it has been a while since you made any updates, it could be time to consider a bathroom remodel. You can make big changes with relatively easy fixes that don't cost a lot to complete. Visit home improvement retail venues for inventive ideas and to check out innovative fixtures and materials. Talk to your building contractor about these quick fixes for drab bathrooms: Fresh faucets.

  • 8 Tips For Servicing Your Air Compressor

    24 July 2015

    Proper maintenance of an air compressor is the only way to guarantee that you get your money's worth. Maintenance is not a one-time project, but needs to be done on a consistent basis. Here are eight ways you can keep your air compressor in optimal condition.  Get familiar with the owner's manual. The manual can be a long and boring read, but it provides you with invaluable information about your air compressor.

  • Creative Concrete Products You Probably Didn't Know Existed But Should

    7 July 2015

    Concrete is an incredibly useful material that is easily a valued component in professional construction, but as a DIY homeowner, concrete is just as valuable for other projects as well. From creating everything from walkways to interesting interior features, even the least creative person could come up with a few ideas with just a bag of ready-mix and some Internet inspiration. If you want to really be inspired to make something fantastic or make some drastic changes with concrete materials, there are two relatively modern concrete products you should definitely know about as a homeowner.