Terry Caliendo

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June 23, 2019
VicTsing Filterless Cool-Vapor Humidifier Review

The air can get quite dry when living in the desert, especially in the summer. I recently purchased a "Homasy VicTsing Upgraded Humidifiers with Filter Impurities Stone, 3L Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier for Baby Bedroom, Large Vaporizer Humidifying Unit with Whisper-Quiet & Auto Shut-Off Protection" from Amazon and found it work very well. This post […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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September 29, 2018
What happened to the 10 year chart in the iPhone Stocks app on IOS 12? Your Answer is Here

When I first updated my iPhone to Apple's iOS 12.0, I was frustrated that I couldn't rotate my iPhone to horizontal mode to get the bigger stock chart on Apple's native Stocks app where I could (previously) change the time range for the stock chart to 5 and 10 years. Then I realized, though rotating […]

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September 14, 2018
Exploding Breakfast Sandwiches! An Easy and Exciting Breakfast for Little Kids

A while back, my infinitely creative wife culled up what turned out to be an exciting, very fun and super easy breakfast idea for our five-year-old son. An unofficial culinary wizard (by that I mean she binge-watches cooking contest shows entire seasons at a clip while studying and learning from them), but incredibly busy building her non-profit […]

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January 24, 2018
Active Therapeutic Sensory Bedroom for our Angry, Hyperactive Child (ODD & ADHD)

My son is and always has been very energetic.  When he was 1-2 years old, anyone that took care of him, be it a nanny, a sitter, or a daycare worker would be sure to let us know.  Early on, the nicer caregivers politely termed him as being "very busy."   Then it was "strong-willed."  As […]

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January 19, 2018
How I Help My Angry Hyperactive 5 Year Old Learn To Read (ODD & ADHD)

While my son is still a bit too young to be officially diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), he has been officially diagnosed by a licensed child neuro-psychologist as having ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder).  The psychologist has also indicated that the ADHD diagnosis is likely to come as he enters school age (he is […]

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December 29, 2017
8 Ball Pool by Miniclip - Gameplay Review & Tips To Help You Win More Games

A few weeks ago, I received a message on Facebook Messenger from my father in law to play a game of "8 Ball Pool". I wasn't expecting a game request to come on my phone's Facebook Messenger app.  I thought it might be spam.  So I texted him, outside of FB Messenger, and asked if […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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