Terry Caliendo

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March 6, 2021
Reolink Argus 2 Review: From an Owners Perspective

The Reolink Argus 2 is a Wire-Free Rechargeable Battery Powered Security Camera, with an option for Solar Charging. Over time I have acquired six of the battery-powered version. From my experience with the Reolink Argus 2 camera, I have discovered plenty of pros and cons that I will do my best to articulate in this […]

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October 1, 2020
I Made the World a Little Safer!

In a previous article, I wrote about how We Were Sent Home From the Hospital with Instructions that Could Have Killed Our Son. I informed the hospital of my experience and sent them my article. I'm happy to report they changed their process! I like to think that I made the world a better place […]

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October 1, 2020
A Typical Parenting Moment from the Parent of a Child with FASD

I've written in other articles on this blog about how I am a parent of an adopted child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Our son with FASD is now 7 years old. And we also now have a 15-month-old son that is, thus far, developmentally on track. When our child with FASD was 15 […]

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August 7, 2020
Volunteering

Spent a few volunteering days installing whiteboards, tvs, computers, security systems equipment, and locks to help FosterKinship get settled into their new office. Special thanks to KeyInCode for donating these awesome keypad locks.

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January 9, 2020
We Were Sent Home From the Hospital with Instructions that Could Have Killed Our Son

I've just spent over five hours at the Summerlin Pediatrics ER here in Las Vegas, Nevada. Starting with our primary Doctor assuring me that my six-month-old son will be fine as I tear up after being told I need to take him to the ER for testing, its been a day with a range of […]

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November 8, 2019
After School Programs: Your Child May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Recently, our son, who has what we often call an "invisible disability", had an issue with an after school program that forced us to obtain deeper insight into how after school programs work here in our Clark County, Nevada School District. I wrote about that experience in my post "FAS - You Wouldn't Say That […]

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November 8, 2019
FAS - You Wouldn't Say That About My Child If It Was Autism

Parenting a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is extremely difficult not only because of the inherent issues that appear in a child who has FASD but also because the greater world at large still doesn't understand or "see" the "invisible disability" that is FAS/FASD. What follows is a very long-winded account with a […]

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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 it was time for my annual Air Conditioning inspection. The Inspection Sales Pitch During the inspection, after he finished checking the first unit, the technician said to me, "You should think about investing in 'Hard Start Kits' to increase the life of your […]

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