Category: Protection

Winterizing Lawn Equipment

Steve has certain fall rituals…some of which I’ll never understand. He always wears his lucky flannel shirt and gray socks to watch the Buckeyes. Really? That shirt is way past its prime and wouldn’t even make a good rag. His other ritual is winterizing the lawn mower, leaf blower and tiller. Now that’s a good…

Simple Solutions for Shiny Granite Countertops

Some of you have probably had granite in your homes for a while now, while others are just beginning their journey with natural stone. Maybe you’re still considering making the switch. In any case, I think granite is well worth the investment. It adds to a home’s value, as well as its aesthetic appeal, which…

Every summer Canadian soldiers invade Northeast Ohio.

Steve hates them and arms himself…with cleaning supplies. Yes, Canadian soldiers are better known as mayflies, midges and a variety of assorted pests. Their invasion is mostly annoying, especially to Steve. Since he owns the auto shop and is the Porter family’s resident motor head, he hates bug guts on his cars. Besides making his…

Defending Against Wintertime Grime

I love wintertime—the cozy sweaters, holiday parties, endless lattes and watching football on Sundays with Nick. But every year, I dread the snowy, sludgy, drudgy muck it brings into the house. Aside from placing plastic bags over my shoes, I’m doing all I can to defend against wintertime grime taking over my house. If you…