12th Annual Remodeled H...

Spring is here and it is time to start thinking about remodeling your home.  June 4th and 5th, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is hosting its 12th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour throughout the Treasure Valley. This is your chance to see local home remodeling...

OHD Anywhere Smartphone...

Here is the information on the new garage door control we mentioned on the HomeFix RadioShow. OHD Anywhere is an accessory that allows you to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere with your Apple® iPhone or Android phone or device. You can check if your garage door is open,...

As Opposed to What?

The Independent News Column – MAR 2016 Those of you under 50, Google “The Smothers Brothers” and learn to appreciate the wisdom they taught through comedy.  One of the great lines was “ As opposed to what”?   I think it was Tommy that would ask his brother Dick if he wanted...

Garage Door Makeover

In the typical fashion that I usually write in, two things will happen here.  First I will jump to the end right at the beginning, and two, the middle will probably have more detail than what you want.  But if you venture through this short -on- words, big on photos story, I think you...

The 30 Day Challenge Th...

The Independent News Column – DEC 2015 I have a challenge for you.  For your mind and for your physical space.  And you are going to think it can’t be done and that I am nuts.  I’ll get to that in a minute. First, I would like to discuss generosity.  Being a generous person is not...

Simplify Christmas

A collection of class notes from Joe Prin Do you look forward to Christmas or Dread it? And that which you dread, is it the Christ in Christmas or the stuff we have built around it? Gift giving and receiving, parties, decorations, relatives, work schedules. “When we recall Christmas...

Wagner Flexio 990 Paint...

Wagner Flexio 990 Painter. I like to paint. But painting does not like me.  Years of abuse to my hands and wrists has left me with a muscular attention span with a brush of about 10 minutes.  After that, my fingers lock up and feel like they are on fire.  So when I had the opportunity to...

Just Do it Right

Star-Eagle Independent Newspaper – SEP 2015 You have seen them.  The photos of “epic fails”, or home repair solutions that are absolutely astounding as to the stupidity involved in their creation.  These photos (or evidence) exist for car repair, animal care, sports, just about...