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Today was the start of a dream for me. I finally have a professionally designed and managed show that I can call my own. Although I have been on air for several months and have really enjoyed it, there was something definitely missing. AM Radio is fun but the audience is small and shrinking, the real audience in my opinion is social media but that is a big broad medium. I had lots of pieces started non of the pieces were tied together, the dots didn't connect, there was too much potential that wasn't being utilized. The beautiful thing about...

Chip and Joanna Gaines Reach Settlement in Lead Paint Case Worth $200K 'Fixer Upper' stars to do $160K in abatement work, pay $40K civil penalty. By Sean Wallisch HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines reached a settlement with the EPA yesterday over alleged violations of the agency's Toxic Substances Control Act and Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). The couple, which operates Magnolia Homes in Waco, Texas, agreed to pay $160,000 for the violations which stem from work done in 2015 on 33 properties in Waco. The EPA says video footage of Magnolia's renovations in the hit show 'Fixer Upper' did not depict the...

Tariffs on lumber, steel and aluminum have increased costs for single-family homes and larger projects By Ben Russell Published at 6:17 AM CDT on May 16, 2018 | Updated at 6:46 AM CDT on May 16, 2018 TRENDING STORIES Tariffs, Worker Shortage Raising Construction Co The cost to build a new home in North Texas continues to rise for a multitude of reasons: chief among them are a tariff on imported Canadian lumber and an ongoing construction worker shortage in the region. The National Association of Homebuilders estimates that the 20 percent tariff on Canadian lumber, which was instituted late last year, has added approximately $6,000...

From NRCA  http://www.nrca.net/   As more women enter construction industry, job sites and equipment are slow to adapt Although the percentage of women who work in the construction industry is below 10 percent, there has been a steady increase of women in the field during the past decade, and their search for construction jobs has been made a bit easier by the high demand for construction workers. Still, the industry needs to take steps to ensure safety for women on job sites, according to www.marketplace.org. Many women face warnings about the challenges ahead when they choose to enter the roofing industry. But Tamara Crooks...

PLANNING YOUR REMODEL Big Decision Time Should I stay or Should I go? 1) Ask yourself what you’re willing to live with and have a realistic view of what you’ll be living through. If you stay are you?: 1) Are you slowing down the progress – time = $. 2) Creating dangerous living conditions for your family? 3) Making the workmen uncomfortable by creating a tense environment? 4) Willing to live with the dust, noise, and constant inconvenience of a remodel. 5)Can the work be scheduled during a scheduled vacation time? Preparing the family- If you’re redoing your kitchen –create a temporary kitchen. Plan on eating out at least 1 or 2...

Endorsing a charity that's sole focus is support of the children of broken families is a no brainer for me. As we witness our society struggle with the breakdown of the family unit and the children that are victimized by it, there's no place to turn, no where to hide, we must become involved. The volunteers of CASA some of whom I know, are a special kind of dedicated , a special kind of good. Our children are our future, our future depends on them 100%, their survival depends on our guidance and love 100%. Cars for Casa makes the...

Sunday morning sitting on my deck as the darkness fades to light, enough of a chill for a long sleeve shirt but fortunately no wind as of yet. As the birds start to come awake and the sounds of the day slowly break the silence I am once again contemplating my 1st move of the day and as always just glad to have another day to consider. As I have been blessed to have grown in years reflection has become more prominent in my thinking, perhaps trying to justify why God has graced me with this time when so many...

Today, I had lunch with an old friend. As to be expected our conversation quickly veered to my radio show, we were laughing so hard the waiter had to come back twice to get our order. We talked about how social media has become the primary vehicle by which we all communicate and how many wheels it roles on and how old fellas like us are being drawn from the dark ages of pagers and dial up internet. Recently, I  watched a video of a group of teens surrounding a young woman in a classroom, attempting to learn how to use...

The learning curve is never ending in business and in life. As I juggle 2 businesses it is sometimes hard to differentiate the 2. Both require the same basic rules 1) you gotta work hard everyday to get new customers 2) you have to make your clients happy 3) success takes hard work and dedication. In my previous experience in radio I was just tasked with showing up on Saturday and talking into a microphone, it was really fun and easy. Now that I'm in charge, it's really hard work. Thanks Chris Miles for all those years of hard work!...