Talk Like A Pirate Day . . . is Coming!

Yes, it will soon be September 19 (a Wednesday this year), the annual Talk Like A Pirate day,  so be watching your back, sides, front and overhead for all sorts of piratical shenanigans and your in-on-the-joke friends coming at you with “Aye, matey, avast ye lubber!” and related phrases. In advance celebration, I post the […]

I-66 Ramps to Fairfax County Parkway CLOSED ALL WEEKEND

According to Dr. Gridlock: The ramps connecting eastbound and westbound I-66 to the southbound Fairfax County Parkway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday. The ramps will be closed for paving as part of the interchange project at the Fairfax County Parkway and the Fair Lakes Parkway, according to the Virginia Department of […]

Driveway Cracks? Seal Them Up!

How serious are those cracks in your driveway?  Proper sealing will prevent water penetration which is especially important because our area experiences seasonal freezing and thawing. Nothing can destroy a driveway faster. Driveways should be inspected annually and cracks less than ½ inch should be sealed with a polyurethane caulk, designed to bond with concrete, […]

A/C Busted? Good Luck.

Fraudulent air conditioner repair contractors making the rounds have become just as relentless as this summer’s heat waves. A little while ago, the Today Show set up hidden cameras in a house in New Jersey. Several certified air conditioning experts first verified the home’s central air conditioning unit was in excellent working condition. Then they […]

How’s Your Honey-Do List?

Do you have a long list of honey-do jobs? If you’re like many homeowners, a lot of those won’t get addressed until  it’s time to sell the house, if at all. In hot real estate markets, you can sometimes ignore the fixes—remember bidding wars over properties that needed work? Well, today sellers are looking to […]