Slab Leak? Don’t Freak: Tips to Survive a Slab Leak and Home Re-Plumb

A sound haunted me in the night… hisssssssssssss …….. Could it be the kid’s sound machine? No. It was a different pitch. I swiftly followed it all the way to the half bathroom like a bluetick hound on the hunt. “Please don’t be a snake,  please don’t be a snake,”  I prayed to myself as I mustered up the courage to turn on the light. Ok, here goes. Continue reading “Slab Leak? Don’t Freak: Tips to Survive a Slab Leak and Home Re-Plumb”

Diaper in the Washing Machine

Getting ready for a Closing the other day,  I thought I’d be proactive and get some laundry going before it was time to leave. I grabbed the baby’s hamper, tossed everything in the washer without hesitation and went about my merry way.

34 minutes and delicate cycle later, the familiar sound of Schubert’s “Die Forelle” signifies its time to switch the clothes to the dryer. Continue reading “Diaper in the Washing Machine”

Granite vs. Quartz vs. Marble

Not too long ago, advertising granite countertops in a home for sale was a HUGE selling point: “Kitchen boasts GRANITE countertops!” YIPPEE!

Once the gorgeous stone picked up traction in the design world, nearly every new build home or renovated home had granite somewhere- kitchen, the master bath, or the guest bath (more often chosen first because visitors would see it before they’d see the master).

Nowadays, you’ll see more homes having other stone and solid surface material countertops such as Quartz and Marble installed.

But what’s the big difference? They’re all just rocks …right?

Here’s a brief breakdown in some differences between the three top stones.

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