Terry Caliendo

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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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December 19, 2017
The Walmart Gift Card Fraud Scam that Walmart Doesn't Care to Fix (Store 9115 RD)

Receiving Walmart Gift Cards for $1,500 My wife runs a local non-profit, Foster Kinship, that helps kids and their families.  Recently another non-profit purchased three $500 gift cards from a local Walmart store for a total of $1,500.  They gave the gift cards to Foster Kinship to purchase gifts for 50 kids as Christmas presents. […]

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December 7, 2017
InYard Therapy Swing Review (& Hammock Chair Swing Stand)

My wife and I adopted our (nearly) 5 year old son from the Clark County foster care system here in Las Vegas.  Once I figure out how I want to write publicly about our experience as foster and now adoptive parents (i.e. what to make public and what to keep private), I'll be writing more […]

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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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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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