Let’s say you’re in need of a new roof. What would you think if magic roof elves showed up while you were away? Maybe, “Hurray! Someone gave me a new roof!” That’s what a Wichita, Kan. woman thought upon arriving home after a few hours to see roofing paraphernalia strewn about her yard. But instead, workers who had the wrong house had pulled half the shingles from her roof before realizing the mistake and leaving. [More]
Save money on heating and cooling bills and save on your 2009 taxes by making energy efficient improvements to your house. EnergyStar.gov has got the lowdown on how you can get tax credits by installing new windows, doors, roofs, insulation, HVAC, and non-solar water heaters. Unfortunately, upgrades made during 2008 are not eligible, but with this info you can get going for this year. For a breakdown of all the tax credits, Consumer Reports Home & Garden blog has a good post.
A little house work in the spring means more time for photographing cats in the summer. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER