Terry Caliendo

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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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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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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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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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