Saturday Outdoor Days

Today we are going to talk about the Rainbow Trout Farm in Sandy Oregon. They are closed in January and February but they open March 1st and stay open till October 31st. You can catch a fish for $1! This is a great place to take the family. A quick stop from Portland. We love it and highly recommend it!


Roofing Tips Fridays

Woodpeckers and Rapping! We don’t mean open mic night, we mean when a Woodpecker is moving in to claim his territory, Sometimes they are looking for food, or a place to nest. We have had to respond to this nuisance and we recommend getting them under control right away. They can damage wood, overhangs. They can even nest in gutters.

(Photo by Tina Nord from Pexels)

Thursdays Home Repairs Tips

Today we are going to talk about a few really common home repairs. Some of these are simple and have a huge return on comfort!

– Walk through the home and replace all of the batteries in smoke alarms.
– Looks for an patch all holes in the walls and ceilings.
– Updating and replacing light fixtures.
– Seal up a leaking gutter.
– Seal up some cracks in concrete.
We hope that we may have provided some ideas to help make some easy changes to your home that will make a huge impact!

Bathroom Tip Wednesdays

Today we are going to talk about small bathroom storage areas. you can re purpose a cart that you would use in the garage for towels and books. This is very easy to paint to match the walls and they are super handy! Another very handy thing is an over the door shoe holder. you can keep towels in this as well as other small items.

Windows Siding Tip Tuesdays

We Highly Recommend getting an energy audit of any windows that you have around the home. Under insulated windows account for more than 70% of heating loss in homes. Double and Triple pane windows can help immensely with these type of energy loss. Call us today and we can get out to inspect your windows and see what it takes to get you some warmth!

Motivation Mondays

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

– Confucius️

Favorite Recipes Sundays

This is for our favorite Reuben Sandwich. This comes from our friends at (


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon sweet pickle juice

1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon horseradish cream

4 slices marbled rye bread

3-4 tablespoons butter softened

4 slices swiss cheese

1/2 pound cooked corned beef warmed

1/2 cup sauerkraut drained


Mix the mayonnaise, pickle juice, pickle relish, lemon juice and horseradish cream in a small bowl and set aside.

Preheat a frypan on medium to medium low heat.

Butter one side of each of the slices of bread and place the buttered sides together.

On one set of bread, lay a slice of swiss cheese on the bread, then top with half of the warmed corned beef, then half of the drained sauerkraut and half of the Russian dressing.

Place the sandwich buttered side down in the frypan and top with another slice of cheese and the other side of the bread, buttered side up.

Cover with a lid and cook until the cheese melts and the bread is golden.

Flip and cook on the other side. Repeat with the makings of the other sandwich.

We hope you enjoy this sandwich!

Saturday Outdoor Days

Oregon Museum Of Science and Industry O.M.S.I. Is an awesome place to go and check out. It is right in the heart of Downtown Portland.

From the website ,”Founded in 1944, OMSI is one of the nation’s leading science museums with an international reputation in science education. Our mission is to inspire curiosity by creating engaging science learning experiences for students of all ages and backgrounds. We foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and we help our community make smart, informed choices. We are dedicated to helping people build the confidence and skills they need for whatever the future holds through hands-on, high-quality learning experiences in the museum, at our world-class resident camps, and as part of the largest statewide science education program in the country. OMSI is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that receives no state or local tax support and relies on admissions, memberships and donations to continue our educational mission, programs and exhibit development.”

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI, /ˈɒmziː/ OM-zee) is a science and technology museum in Portland, Oregon, United States. It contains three auditoriums, including a large-screen theatre, planetarium, and exhibition halls with a variety of hands-on permanent exhibits focused on natural sciences, industry, and technology. Transient exhibits span a wider range of disciplines.

Roofing Tips Fridays

Many Home Owners do not realize that you must keep your roof clean to maintain the manufacturers shingle warranty. Depending on the tree cover you should look at getting it cleaned at least every year and maybe more with heavy tree cover. A simple treatment should be enough to get through the year.