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Billie K. Horak
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Keeping Household Items in Storage Unit

Hello all,I'm Billie and I just retired from my job recently. Now my plan is to shift to a retirement home. I mean, I don't have a family here. Wife passed away 10 years ago, and no kids. So I guess…Continue

Started Jun 19

Plants For Indoor Gardening

Last month we moved into a new apartment in Toronto. I love gardening, we had a beautiful garden in our old house. But here, we don't have the space to grow a garden.Then one of my friends suggested…Continue

Started Apr 5

Removing Old Water Heater

I have an old water heater in the utility closet in my laundry room. It's been there since I bought the house. Never used it ever before. Don't even know it's in working condition or not.Now I'm…Continue

Started Apr 1

Electrical Wiring upgrade

Hello all,Moved into a new house last week. It is a two story with a full basement. The house was built two years back. But the wiring in the house is a mess. and there is no supply in the basement.I…Continue

Started Mar 29

 

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Billie K. Horak posted a discussion

Keeping Household Items in Storage Unit

Hello all,I'm Billie and I just retired from my job recently. Now my plan is to shift to a retirement home. I mean, I don't have a family here. Wife passed away 10 years ago, and no kids. So I guess retirement home will do good. Or else it'll be a lonely, boring life. Plus I don’t think I will able to survive anymore without assistance.I did some research and found a few pretty good retirement homes here in North York. I'm planning to shift there soon. But before that, I will have to shift some…See More
Jun 19
Billie K. Horak posted a discussion

Plants For Indoor Gardening

Last month we moved into a new apartment in Toronto. I love gardening, we had a beautiful garden in our old house. But here, we don't have the space to grow a garden.Then one of my friends suggested indoor gardening. I did some research and learned a few things on indoor gardening. Now I'm thinking about trying it here in my apartment. My plan is to start with some simple plants in the living room.I also found a…See More
Apr 5
Billie K. Horak posted a discussion

Removing Old Water Heater

I have an old water heater in the utility closet in my laundry room. It's been there since I bought the house. Never used it ever before. Don't even know it's in working condition or not.Now I'm going to buy a new one. So need to remove the old heater. But removing a water heater is a difficult task without any help. I mean, it could be dangerous. Moreover, there are environmental risks too.Hence I think it's better to hire a good junk removal company. And my friend suggested a…See More
Apr 1
Billie K. Horak posted a discussion

Electrical Wiring upgrade

Hello all,Moved into a new house last week. It is a two story with a full basement. The house was built two years back. But the wiring in the house is a mess. and there is no supply in the basement.I would like to finish the basement and I'm thinking about rewiring the entire house before doing so. I already called a licensed electrician from Toronto\ for this.But I'm also thinking about rewiring the house by myself.…See More
Mar 29
Roman Pickrell replied to Billie K. Horak's discussion 'How Do You Know It's Time To Replace Your Windows?'
"Thanks for sharing the information"
Feb 20
Billie K. Horak posted a discussion

How Do You Know It's Time To Replace Your Windows?

Window replacement is not something most homeowners look forward to. Most of the time we only decide it’s time to put new windows in when the existing ones aren’t doing their job anymore.But how do you know when it’s time to replace them?The frames of my bedroom windows were decaying so I replaced em recently with Verdun windows from a nearby window company.Here are some simple tips to check…See More
Feb 13
Billie K. Horak posted a discussion

Looking For Energy Efficient Windows

Couldn't find any suitable threads on this, so I'm creating one. Maybe this isn't the right place to ask this but I need your help.I'm installing new windows at my house. The old windows lost the insulation and I'm paying too much on energy bills. So I need your help with window installation. I'm looking for energy efficient ones and I prefer vinyl. Another doubt I have is about the installation. I never did window installation before.I think it's better to call an installation service.…See More
Feb 7
Billie K. Horak posted a discussion

Benefits of Refinancing Home Mortgage

If you are considering home refinancing, you may wonder if there are benefits associated with taking this major step. In fact, there are numerous benefits. Recently I consulted a mortgage lender in Ontario providing home refinance service. Here are some of the benefits of home refinancing.Reduce your mortgage termLowering your monthly paymentChanging loan programsIncrease home equityImprove your credit scoreReduce…See More
Jan 28
Billie K. Horak posted a discussion

Need Help With Raccoon Removal

I'm fed up with raccoons!It's like these creatures have some kinda personal vendetta against us! They are becoming a real nuisance. I mean these animals are making a lot of damages! They already damaged my garden and are running through the roof at night. Yeah, they are not even letting us sleep!So I just wanna remove them from my house once and forever.Though I think when eliminating em we should make sure to not hurt them. My friend who already went through a similar situation suggested a…See More
Dec 30, 2018
Billie K. Horak posted a discussion

Moving Plants To New House

I'm from Ottawa and I got a new job in Florida. So, I'm going to Florida next month. Moving into a new city is exciting, but moving all your stuff is the real problem here.I love gardening, something I got from my Dad. So I have a lot of indoor and outdoor plants here. So I wanna move all my plants to Florida at any cost, plus my things and appliances.I know it's not easy, especially the plants. That's why I'm thinking about hiring a moving service. My friend suggested a…See More
Dec 21, 2018
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Sep 3, 2018
Billie K. Horak replied to Betty A Dominguez's discussion 'Considering to host your home on Airbnb?'
"Wow! Thank you for sharing this."
Sep 3, 2018

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Nature Lover
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Nothing that much
Currently reading:
Then There Were None
Currently listening to:
Let it be
My latest DIY project:
Nothing
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
From google
Web site I recommend:
http://www.google.com

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