Terry Caliendo

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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 […]

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November 19, 2015
Ordering & Building a Swing Set from Walmart.com

We recently bought a new home with a big backyard for our “busy” son to have more room to wear himself out.  Here in Las Vegas, most backyards are quite small. We actually had to move out of Summerlin to be able to afford a bigger house with a sizeable backyard (a post I need […]

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October 2, 2015
Touchstone Living - Las Vegas Home Builder Review

My wife and I purchased a new home from Touchstone Living, a privately owned Las Vegas home builder, in June of 2015. Our house is just North of Lone Mountain on the North West side of Las Vegas. From what I've gathered (via email addresses and conversations) Touchstone Living is some sort of subsidiary of Mariner […]

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August 28, 2015
Should I put solar power on my roof here in Las Vegas, Nevada?

A few months ago, my wife and I moved into our newly built home on the North West side of Las Vegas, not too far from Lone Mountain (I need to write an article on why we moved out of Summerlin; Please leave a comment if you'd like to read why). We finally sold our old […]

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July 22, 2015
How to repair a rounded (bullnose) drywall corner that has a big dent in it

About 6 years ago, I bought my first house and interestingly, one of the first issues I saw when I first walked in was there were dents in the rounded / bullnose corners in the front entryway. To my (now) wife's dismay I never fixed the dents.  But when it came time to sell the […]

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April 9, 2015
Learning to negotiate with a builder on a newly built home in Las Vegas

My wife and I signed to buy a house 12 hours ago and I’m wide awake at 3:30am tossing and turning not with buyers remorse but with negotiators remorse. I say that because I learned a ton doing this transaction that I wish I had known before our negotiation yesterday, and though I got a pretty […]

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February 14, 2015
Removing Moen Bathtub Valve with a Broken Stem

My wife and I both work full time, and with a 2 year old, we don't have time to clean our house ourselves anymore.  So we hired a local Las Vegas cleaning service (review to come soon) that comes every two weeks to clean our house.  The cleaners love to break things and then balance […]

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September 24, 2014
D-Link DCS-5020L Cloud Wireless IP Camera Review

Trying to save some money a while back, I set up an old iPhone on a mini-tripod for use as a baby video monitor. It worked fairly well but crashed just about every night, making it useless to monitor the baby in the morning before getting out of bed. Plus it didn't work at night […]

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May 24, 2014
Hooks for basket when shopping with baby stroller makes shopping easier

We live a few blocks from the grocery store, and often take the baby for a walk to get food for lunch or dinner.  When  I take the baby by myself, the problem is that it is too difficult to push a cart or carry a basket and push the stroller at the same time. So I went […]

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May 22, 2014
The Best Piano Movers in Las Vegas

My wife and I were recently had a Steinway & Sons grand piano shipped from Seattle to here in Las Vegas.  We used a national shipper, who it turns out is actually a middle man who trucks the piano across the country, but contracts the pick up and drop off to local piano movers. When […]

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