Terry Caliendo

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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 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 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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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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