Terry Caliendo

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September 20, 2017
Wilting Agave Died From Weevil Infestation

One of my agave plants wilted and died from a Weevil (a type of beetle from the Curculionoidea superfamily) infestation.  Below is my story of how I discovered that Weevils had caused my Agave to droop, yellow, decay at the base, and subsequently die.  I also explain how I protect and prevent my other Agave plants from […]

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September 13, 2017
Easy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

I have a couple breakfasts that I like to cook.  On Saturdays, I often whip up a batch of Banana Oatmeal Pancakes.  They are quick and easy to make, and they give me a great energy boost to do a Saturday morning's bit of work around the house or in the yard. I've never been […]

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September 8, 2017
Equifax Security Breach 2017

So my wife came up to me this morning, phone in hand, ready to type, and asked me for the last 6 digits of my social security.  Being a very security conscious person, I asked why she needed six digits of my social security number as in my head I was thinking the usual amount […]

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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 […]

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May 6, 2016
Emergency Alert - Amber Alert - Las Vegas

Last night the entire Las Vegas Valley was woken up multiple times by Emergency "Amber Alert" messages.  My Emergency Alert messages came in on my phone at 3:35am, 3:38am, 3:46am, 4:39am. My phone was on silent, yet buzzed loud and long, which woke me up.  FOUR TIMES! It's great that it woke me up, but did […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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December 4, 2015
Assemble your wooden backyard swing set yourself or hire a professional?

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. When my wooden sing set arrived and I started pulling the immense […]

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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 […]

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