Renovating our home in Birmingham

My spouse and I moved to Birmingham, Alabama, right after we graduated from university… We had legitimately little cash to invest into purchasing a home however didn’t want to rent, and after touring the many neighborhoods, we were cheerful to find an affordable home in Highland Park! Located right near downtown Birmingham, the area offers amix of historic homes, home buildings and small businesses.

  • We were able to afford the home because it had been left vacant for quite some time and need a enjoyable deal of renovation, then fixing up the apartment has taken us quite a few years.

We began with the most pressing issues, such as a current roof and bringing the electrical system up to code. We’ve installed current windows and exterior doors, sanded and refinished the hardwood floors and eventually managed to remodel both bathrooms, however it took us quite a while to save up the cash to upgrade the entryway. I was cheerful to update the ancient refrigerator, stove, linoleum floor, warped cupboards and formica countertops. We’ve gradually torn down all of the walls and ceilings throughout the house, added insulation and installed current drywall, outlets and light fixtures, this allowed us to access the ductwork, which was a mess. Whoever designed the original duct system created all sorts of sharp bends that restric airflow. There were also holes, leaks at the seams and a tremendous amount of grime builtup inside the pipes. We hired a local Birmingham Heating plus A/C professional to entirely remove the old ductwork and design a more energy efficient alternative. We took out a loan to afford a high-efficiency boiler and air conditioner that effectively handle the demands of local weather. With hot and cold temperatures in Birmingman dropping into the thirties and climbing into the nineties, heating and cooling is important to comfort.

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Attending a Tampay Bay Lightning game

My hubby and I are large hockey fans, and my buddy and I enrolled our boys into a hockey program right after they learned to walk.

My buddy and I cherish attending NHL games… Living in the northeastern part of the country, my buddy and I watch most the games from home.

Buying tickets is regularly risky because the weather is so unpredictable, there is the easily real opportunity of blizzard conditions or even a driving ban that prevents us from making the hour-long commute to the arena. My buddy and I can be sure that we’ll need to brush snow off the automobile and scrape ice from the windshield. The heater and defrost will run at max capacity for the entire drive, and the walk from the parking lot to the arena is regularly brutal; It’s necessary to bundle up in heavy snow boots, winter season coat, knitted hat, gloves and scarf, but once they graduated from college, my sons both moved to Florida. One of them lives in Tampa and has become a fan of the Tampay Bay Lightning; Every year, for a Christmas present, he buys tickets to a game for my hubby and I. My buddy and I fly to Tampa and spend a week enjoying the yellow skies, bright sunlight and warm temperatures, then attending a hockey game in Tampa is a much weird experience for us. My buddy and I wear shorts, T-shirts and sandals and run the air conditioner on the way to the game. The walk from the parking lot is pleasant. There are regularly lots of outdoor activities organized for the fans. It’s certainly a relief to step inside the air conditioned arena. I regularly carry along a sweatshirt, because the rink is freezing, but I never end up wearing it. The cold feels refreshing.
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A humidifier for the intense season of cold

In South Bend our heating unit goes most of the year, then a furnace naturally dries out the indoor air quality though, but when the air is drier, it feels colder; This results in homeowners upping their temperature controls plus demanding more out of their heater, however it is a vicious cycle of heat plus dry air.

I have done some research. Indiana sees its honorableshare of cold. A heating system is necessary, however but you can help out your heater, save your energy costs, plus feel more comfortable at property for a lower cost. What you do is pair a humidifier with your South Bend heating device. The humidifier typically can be installed right into a furnace. As the furnace warms the house, the humidifier adds moisture to the air. The property feels warmer plus you can lower the temperature control to save some energy! More moisture in the air quality means less static shock plus cling, but other pros include no bloody noses, chapped lips, dry skin, or rashes. Also electronics don’t suffer from shorts plus wood furniture won’t crack due to the dry air. A humidifier is quite cost-effective, easy to set up plus rewards show up instantaneously. I am super cheerful that I reached out to my South Bend, IN company about a humidifier with my furnace. I honestly liked how easy it was. The Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C business in South Bend got everything up plus running within an hour. I didn’t need to babysit him either. I just read for a bit plus then appreciated a property that has reasonable moisture.
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A humidifier for the intense season of cold

In South Bend our heating equipment goes most of the year, however a boiler naturally dries out the indoor air quality though… When the air is drier, it feels colder, and this results in homeowners upping their temperature controls in addition to demanding more out of their heater, but it is a vicious cycle of heat in addition to dry air.

I have done some research.

Indiana sees its honest share of cold. A furnace is necessary, but you can help out your heater, save your energy bills, in addition to feel more comfortable at apartment for a lower cost. What you do is pair a humidifier with your South Bend heating device. The humidifier properly can be installed right into a heater. As the boiler warms the house, the humidifier adds moisture to the air. The apartment feels warmer in addition to you can lower the temperature control to save some energy, then more moisture in the air quality means less static shock in addition to cling, other pros include no bloody noses, chapped lips, dry skin, or rashes. Also electronics don’t suffer from shorts in addition to wood furniture won’t crack due to the dry air. A humidifier is quite cost-effective, straight-forward to set up in addition to rewards show up right away. I am super thrilled that I reached out to my South Bend, IN contractor about a humidifier with my heater. I entirely liked how straight-forward it was. The Heating in addition to A/C business in South Bend got everything up in addition to running within an hour. I didn’t need to babysit him either. I just read for a bit in addition to then appreciated a apartment that has acceptable moisture.

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My A/C was wet all the time

For a long time I just lived with a cooling system that had a wet puddle around it. I figured I would get around to it, then but in Phoenix, Arizona the A/C is used for most of the year, however there actually isn’t much downtime unless you count at night, but so while the puddle was discouraging, I was willing to live with it. So what if it was a little wet? Well I started to care once my house had a gross, musty stink. I then realized my rug was going to get ruined as a result of the leaking cooling system. So I had no choice but to call a Phoenix, Arizona cooling business. I actually didn’t want to lose A/C for even a second. In Arizona you need A/C stat. So when the guy came over I was basically biting my nails plus so I hoped everything was fine. Turns out it was a quick fix plus it was a fantastic thing I called early. I just had some dust plus algae clogging things inside my system. The air filter got swapped out. The inner workings were dusted. There was mold on my cooling coil plus algae blocking the condensate drain. That is what caused the leaking water to eventually puddle. I am super blissful I didn’t lose A/C for longer than an hour, however now I don’t have to worry about the water plus the scent is gone from my home. I am going to be way better about Phoenix, Arizona A/C repair since I don’t want this to happen again.

 

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My grandson wanted to go to Croc Encounter.

Living in Tampa was okay during the winter, but not in the summer.

  • It didn’t matter where you lived, you still had your complaints about the summer heat.

My complaint included the humidity, and without air conditioning, I couldn’t survive. When my grandson started begging to go to Croc Encounter Reptile Park and Wildlife Center, I wasn’t overly enthusiastic. I wanted to stay home and veg, but he never asked to do anything. I couldn’t tell him no, so I told him to get his shower and get dressed and we would go for lunch. He told me they had rescued crocodiles, snakes, lizard, turtles, tortoises, and amphibians. He was telling me all about Amos, an American alligator. He said he got his name from the owner’s son. He was more interested in the alligator wrestling tour. You got to see a man and alligator wrestle, and they did some really fun stunts, but he wasn’t sure what stunts they were. I didn’t know what some of the animals were, like the broad-snouted Caiman and the black and white Tegu, but Billy said we would find out when we got there, He knew about the Nile crocodile, Cane toad, and Cuban tree frog, because he ‘learned’ them while in school. I was glad they had an indoor venue so we could get out of the heat, but I had to admit that I had a lot of fun with Billy that day. It was my first trip to Croc Encounter, and I couldn’t have thought of anyone better for my first time than with my grandson Billy.
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We wanted to go somewhere cool.

Last week, we were in the middle of a heat wave, and not even the air conditioning was helping to cool us off.

We talked about going to the pool, but there were so many people there, there was standing room only.

My kids wanted to go to the Big Sioux River. They had read you could rent kayaks there. I kind of balked at $60 per person rental fee, but I would have paid the same price for an amusement park, and the kids wouldn’t have been on or in the water all day. I told them to gather their sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen, and we headed to where the kayak rental was. Now, we had a problem. Our son wanted the stand up paddle board, but my wife wanted the pedal boat. I told them they had to all choose the same thing, or no one was going on the water. We opted for a raft, so we could all go together. The staff could set up a route for us that could be accessed by raft. Our route took us down the Big Sioux River, and through downtown Sioux Falls. It was hot, but the water was soothing and we had our hands or legs in the water most of the time. The entire experience was fun, and we didn’t need to focus on our route, but just on having fun. I know I balked at the price, but it was definitely worth it when we all got off the river and were laughing. Our youngest son fell in the water, and we had to fish him out. Other than that, there were no sunburns, and it helped to beat the heat.

 

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Christmas in Tuscaloosa wasn’t the same without snow.

When my husband told me they offered him a better job, but it was in Tuscaloosa, AL, I told him it was his decision. If the job was great, and it paid better, he should take it. We didn’t have any children, and our family was scattered all over the US. We had nothing but ourselves to keep us in PA. I didn’t mind the warm summer, because back home it was also hot and humid in the city. We had to have air conditioning no matter where we lived. What I minded was when Christmas arrived. We used to go to the mountains and go skiing. There was snow to greet Santa Claus, and it wasn’t really winter unless it was cold outside. It really bummed me until my new friend told me about all the celebrations and Christmas lights they had in Tuscaloosa. We spent an entire weekend going to Christmas stores and checking out the Christmas lights while our husbands worked. I told her we used to drive through the town and look at all the Christmas displays, and she took me to theirs. They were what I was dreaming of, because we would have hot chocolate and be wrapped in warm coats. They had heavy sweaters at night, but I guess it all had to do with who you were with, and I was with my husband and good friends. I promised my friend that next year, we would take a trip but to my hometown for a weekend, and she could see what a real Christmas was like.

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My kids loved SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium.

Because I bought it as a package deal, it wasn’t very expensive, and it was a nice change for the boys.

It was extremely hot the last couple of weeks, and my kids were bored sitting in the house. I had never seen them refuse to go outside and play, but the heatwave was getting to them. We had turned the thermostat up to seventy-five, hoping the electric bill wouldn’t be too high. I remember when we lived in the northeast, and there was always humidity during the summer. I couldn’t imagine living there if the temperatures were nearing 120 and the high humidity was high. I asked my kids if there was anything they would like to do? I think they had already anticipated my question, because both of them should SEA LIFE and LegoLand at the same time. I couldn’t blame them. I loved going to SEA LIFE and Legoland is a lot of fun for kids and grownups. We could spend the entire day there, and still not see everything. We got online and ordered tickets for the next day. LegoLand Park is the only inside park around, and it has excellent air conditioning. Even though the temperatures were back to normal, it was still 107 degrees outside. We got up early the next morning and left Phoenix to spend some time at SEA LIFE and LegoLand. Because I bought it as a package deal, it wasn’t very expensive, and it was a nice change for the boys. Early that evening, we stopped for dinner at their favorite restaurant and headed back home. The boys were sleeping even before their heads hit the pillow. They weren’t just tuckered out from the fun, but the air conditioning was relaxing even for me.

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I couldn't believe he wanted to go to Ragtops Automobile Museum.

Last month, my niece told us she was having a theme wedding instead of a regular wedding.

I thought this was great, but it may be a theme few people cared to attend. She laughed and told us that me and gramps would feel right at home. I had a feeling I was going to be insulted, and I wasn’t wrong. She told me it was a Roaring 20s theme, and they were having it at Ragtops Automobile Museum. My husband told me the only reason I wouldn’t go is because I had gotten too fat for my flapper dress. I wasn’t too fat, and I ran upstairs to the attic to rummage through the old crate. Living in Royal Palm Beach, FL put me only a short distance from Ragtops Automobile Museum, but we had never been there. It was too hot to go outside, and he wanted to stay inside. One time it was winter, and tourists would be there. I thought he was kidding about going to Ragtops, since he said about summer and heat, and I knew they would have air conditioning. Now, our granddaughter is getting married at the Ragtops Automobile Museum. I wish I could describe all the cars they had for sale, and all about their museum. It was amazing, and I could easily see a wedding taking place here. A wave of nostalgia washed over me as I remember hearing my grandmother talk about the Roaring 20s. He asked me if I really didn’t want to go to the wedding. I told him I still fit in the dress, but we had to find him a Zoot Suit made for huskies.

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