Terry Caliendo

Blog Posts

June 10, 2019
Increasing the Life of Your Air Conditioner: How to Install a 'Hard Start' Kit

A/C Compressor is Mechanical An air conditioning unit's compressor, like anything mechanical, has a limited lifespan. After a given amount of use, the mechanical parts will wear out and subsequently need to be replaced. An air conditioner's compressor is highly mechanical and it is expensive to replace. Why Install A Hard Start Kit? A "Hard […]

Read More
June 8, 2019
A/C Hard Start Kit: A $1,600 Per Hour Story

It was a hot day out here in sunny Las Vegas, and I finally decided it was time to have my A/C units checked. The A/C companies tell you to have your units checked every year, but I'm too cheap for that, especially in the first five years of the unit, when not much is […]

Read More
December 19, 2017
The Walmart Gift Card Fraud Scam that Walmart Doesn't Care to Fix (Store 9115 RD)

Receiving Walmart Gift Cards for $1,500 My wife runs a local non-profit, Foster Kinship, that helps kids and their families.  Recently another non-profit purchased three $500 gift cards from a local Walmart store for a total of $1,500.  They gave the gift cards to Foster Kinship to purchase gifts for 50 kids as Christmas presents. […]

Read More
December 7, 2017
InYard Therapy Swing Review (& Hammock Chair Swing Stand)

My wife and I adopted our (nearly) 5 year old son from the Clark County foster care system here in Las Vegas.  Once I figure out how I want to write publicly about our experience as foster and now adoptive parents (i.e. what to make public and what to keep private), I'll be writing more […]

Read More
March 8, 2017
Buying A New Home From A Home Builder May Not Be What You Expect.

Buying a new house may not even be close to what you’d expect.  At least it wasn’t what I expected. I bought a new construction "custom-track" home from Touchstone Living in June of 2015.  I will be writing my review of Touchstone Living, a Las Vegas Home Bulder, detailing some of my experiences with their […]

Read More
April 18, 2016
Touchstone Homes Development at Ft. Apache & Lone Mountain

I’ve written that I’m going to do a review on Touchstone Homes, the Las Vegas Home Builder from which I purchased my house in July of 2015.  While I haven’t had a chance to write that review yet (I’m also waiting for my 1-year “bumper-to-bumper” warranty to expire before I write it), I wanted to […]

Read More
December 13, 2015
Santa at Town Square in Las Vegas Review

We took our nearly 3 year old son to see Santa for the first time today.  Still flinching from the barrage of physical and emotional attacks my son laid on me while waiting in line for over an hour at Disney Land to see Mickey Mouse, I decided to try Town Square's Santa because they […]

Read More
December 9, 2015
Backyard Discovery Montpelier Cedar Wooden Swing Set Assembly Tips

This article is part of a series of articles on my experience purchasing and building a swingset from Walmart.com. PLEASE NOTE: This article is not fully complete.  Additional edits, clarifications, pictures, etc still need to be added as I'm able to find time. As I've written in virtually all my other posts on putting together […]

Read More
December 2, 2015
General Preparation & Assembly Guide for an Outdoor Big Backyard Swing Set

This article is part of a series of articles on my experience purchasing and building a swingset from Walmart.com. PLEASE NOTE: This article is not fully complete.  Additional edits, clarifications, pictures, etc still need to be added as I'm able to find time. Preparation & Assembly Outline First, I can tell you that the 25 […]

Read More
November 19, 2015
Walmart Customer Service  & Shipping for my Backyard Discovery Swing Set

This article is part of a series of articles on my experience purchasing and building a swingset from Walmart.com. I purchased my Backyard Discovery swing set from Walmart.com, but the particular model and manufacturer I ended up with wasn’t my first choice.  Though they all look very similar, as though they are all built by the […]

Read More
1 2 3
FOLLOW
© Copyright 2019 - Terry Caliendo - All Rights Reserved
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram