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The Start of It All

Inspiration comes from the strangest of places and often from those places we least expect.  Sometimes in helping a loved one through a crisis, one finds not only a great sense of meaning, but also a calling.  Sometimes seeing the worst that life can muster ends up bringing out the best in us. That was the case for Scott Johnston. Scott vividly remembers the day...

Wildfire Prevention

Most of Tennessee turned a watchful eye to Sevier County and Great Smoky Mountains National Park as news of wildfire devastating the area sparked a massive relief and containment operation  According to a news report from CBS-affiliate WYMT, the Hatcher Mountain and Millstone Gap wildfires combined damaged approximately 220 structures and consumed roughly 3,500 acres. The Insurance Information Institute reported that in 2021, Tennessee experienced...

Do-It-Yourself Plumbing

Do-it-yourself home improvement was and still is big business.  According to Statista, “In 2013, the value of the global DIY market was approximately 31.9 billion U.S. dollars. In 2014, home improvement stores in the United States generated a revenue that amounted to about 144 billion U.S. dollars.”   Statistics show a renewed interest among homeowners to make their own repairs.  Comfy Living reported:  “1. Millennials...

Air Conditioning Maintenance

July is a scorcher, as Middle Tennessee residents will readily testify.  In a press release from the Secretary General of the United Nations in 2019, he stated, “According to the very latest data from the World Meteorological Organization and its climate centre– – the month of July at least equaled if not surpassed the hottest month in recorded history…   All of this means we...

Seven Grilling Safety Tips

Grilling out is one of America’s favorite pastimes.  According to a study by The Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association, “seven in 10 U.S. adults own a grill or smoker, and in Canada, ownership is 8 in 10; more than a third (35%) of U.S. adults plan[ned] to purchase a new grill or smoker in 2017.”  However, backyard barbecuing’s popularity is exceeded only by its potential...