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Display Name: firefallvaruna
Member Since: 9/20/13

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I've had FIOS since I moved to Texas almost 4 years ago. I love it! The only problem I've had is a battery issue, but their customer service was great!

Wow! That box is huge! I have a small box that's easily hidden behind a small piece of furniture. The installer even worked with me so it was in a good place. (Granted, I'm in a house rather than an apartment. I have a larger box outside with the rest of my utilities, so that might what the difference is.)


5 Things To Know If You're Having FiOS Installed
1/29/14 11:14 PM

I agree with suzee; this are hardly essential tips that would require a call to the landlord as your introductory paragraph discussed. I'd also like to add:
- What about unclogging a sink?
---- When the clog is in the trap?
---- When the clog ISN'T in the trap?
- Unclogging a toilet when you don't have a plunger yet or your toilet is funny shaped?
- What about unscrewing a broken light bulb?

These are all tasks I encountered -- and fixed -- in my first DAYS as a new homeowner. The things listed are nice, little projects but hardly related to the topic of things you should know.


10 Things All Homeowners Should Learn: Apartment Therapy How-Tos & Tutorials Best of 2013
12/26/13 02:19 PM

I bought a Perplexus for my best friend's daughter for Christmas. The reviews do warn that even though they're 5 and up, older children tend to enjoy them more. Have my fingers crossed, she's very smart but all she was asking for was Monster High stuff. :-P


20 Toys for Young Brainiacs
12/11/13 01:04 PM

When I was a kid, my mom had a ficus tree in our living room. We afford a Christmas tree that year, so we decorated the ficus. From the outside, everyone and their brother swore we had a "real" Christmas tree


O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!
You're Way Too Big For My House! Christmas Trees & Alternatives for Small Space Dwellers

11/21/13 11:25 AM

I'm with seawallrunner; I have wood floors for the first time in decades. Only places I want rugs is in high-traffic areas so I don't ruin that beautiful, old wood.

Plus, I have my mom living with me. I can just envision her getting her foot caught in the "holes" and going down. No way. No how.


Try This: Create an Inexpensive Floor Covering with Cheap Round Rugs
11/20/13 06:31 PM

I bought my first home in May of this year. I gave my agent a very detailed list of what I was looking for: Older home (1920s - 1950s); bungalow if possible; absolutely no more than 1500 square feet; fenced in back yard; cul-de-sac would be great, but not required; safe neighborhood; well within my price range.

Score! I wound up in a wonderful 1940s home with a lot of character. Well cared for, it requires just enough work to let me make it mine.


5 Things Not To Worry About While House Hunting (and One Unexpected Thing You Probably Should)
11/20/13 03:31 PM

They make command hooks explicitly for the bathroom now. I have a mirror and two hooks mounted in my shower and they're holding strong.


Beautify Your Bathroom in a Weekend: Super Easy Ideas for an Instant Style Boost
11/14/13 01:42 PM

Yeah. I'm a very petite woman. So I'm always very leery of allowing strangers in my home without someone with me.

Though I did have the opposite once: A repairman was leery of entering with ME! When I was 10 or 11 years old, we had to have a repairman from the power company come to the house to do repairs. Mom had to work, so I had to return home from the neighbor watching me to be present for the repairs. The repairman was shocked to see a child. He hurriedly handed me IDs and business cards through the door and went back to the truck. He flatly refused to come in until I had called his Supervisor.


Welcome, Stranger: Are You Comfortable With Repair People In Your Home?
10/11/13 02:06 PM

I moved in to my first home, a beautiful 1940s bungalow, in May. Space is limited, but I love plants. I couldn't find any plant hangers or the macrame supplies that really spoke to me. So... $1.50 cotton blend clothesline and 45 minutes later, I had beautiful, chunky, white plant hangers. :)


Buy or DIY: 10 Hanging Planters
9/20/13 10:51 AM