Welcome to Home and Garden 911.
My name is Dave Christensen. JoAnne and I have been home & property owners since 1976.
In that time we have learned a lot about what it takes to maintain a home and the grounds surrounding it. We’ve also learned some things under the general heading of building and facilities maintenance.
I am an electrician by trade, having served an apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and worked as a Journeyman wireman after that for a total of 33 years, retiring at age 55. I just finished a five year stint working as a contractor (supplemental personnel) at several Nuclear Power Plants in the northeast as an electrical planner for nuclear projects. I’m back home now to further this project (the one you are now reading).
So, I find myself moving into the next phase. This is the new stuff -sharing what I’ve learned with others. We started out really green. Over the past 38 years, JoAnne and I have owned and maintained several homes and income properties. We started out needing help with many tasks and learned, through experience both good and not-so-good, how to do many things that we might otherwise have had to hire someone to do.
My Goal and Mission:
The goal here is to provide a great website with lots of information revolving around the very expansive Home and Garden topic, as well as:
- To help people seeking information online.
- To find a balance & have some fun in the process.
- To make some money along the way without sacrificing or negatively impacting numbers 1 and 2 above.
I promise not to try to sell you a bunch of stuff just to line my pockets. I may, however, bring to you resources I’ve used with good results or have reviewed and have found useful.
I know there are young people out there who have a desire to do certain things themselves, as I did, as opposed to hiring someone. (For me it was a financial consideration as much as anything -I couldn’t afford to hire anyone). It is for those people that I publish these articles.
My main objective with this website is to share what I know. My hope is the information will be useful to someone.
Welcome, again, to Home and Garden 911
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