Jul 6, 2015

Clock Repair price list and Directions to my House

Antique and Modern Clock repair near Charlottetown. My name is Valerie Fitzpatrick. I have over 10 years' experience repairing antique and modern clocks at my home on the NORTH YORK River Rd in Milton, PEI. If you have a clock that needs to be repaired, please call or text me at 902-620-8078 or email me at valfitzpatrick@live.ca  Open by appointment only. I fix clocks after work in my spare time during evenings and weekends.

*Please note there is a $20 non-refundable deposit for mechanical clocks* Repair of Mechanical Clocks: (Cuckoo/Antique/Key-Wind/Weight-driven) $55 (+$20 deposit)

PRICES for Quartz (Battery) Clocks:

*Please note there is NO DEPOSIT required for battery-operated clocks. The price below is the full price*

-Standard Clock (Without Chime) $25
-Mini Clock (Extra Small) $25
-Chime and Pendulum $45
-Chime only (1/4 hour with Westminster) $50
-Pendulum only, no chime $40
-Anniversary clock (spinning ball pendulum) $40
-Tide clock $45

Directions: I live on the North York River Road - which is the same road as the Warren Grove Road, it's just the section closest to Route 2. if you're coming from Route 2, it's the North York River Road, and if you're coming from North River, it's the Warren Grove Road (easy to find, no turns required).

Mar 10, 2015

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Jun 14, 2012

Finish Quantum Dishwasher Tabs Are Awesome

Do the Finish Quantum Dishwasher tabs work?  Yes!  I love them.  I had always been loyal to Cascade, but my barely 2 year old dishwasher just wasn't "working" and actually hadn't been since I got it (we moved to our first house and bought a dishwasher!!)  I tried everything; I did some research online which led me to try a bunch of different things, such as cleaning out my dishwasher filter (probably a good idea anyway), running the tap water until it was hot before filling the dishwasher, only running it on the 'heavy' cycle with sanitize, and only using a tablespoon of detergent instead of filling the cup up completely.)  Nothing helped.  Anyway, I decided to take a chance and bought the new Finish Dishwasher Cleaner pack (a blue, square, plastic bottle) that goes directly into the dishwasher rack and run through while the dishwasher is empty.  I didn't want to waste the $7 or so, but I was at the end of my rope with the dishwasher.  I don't want to wash dishes by hand - is that so wrong?  Since I was  buying Finish brand Dishwasher Cleaner, I thought I might as well try the Finish Quantum tabs.  Best decision I could have made :)  The dishes actually came out clean! This is huge for me.  I hate taking dirty dishes out of the dishwasher and having to wash them by hand, that's just a waste of my time and money.  Trust me, I've got better things to do. 

May 27, 2012

Best Puppy Training Tips

Our new puppy was driving us a little bit nuts with all her biting, nipping, accidents, etc., but we got some great tips from our vet just in time :)  A few of the best tips that worked for us are: 

1- give her frozen raw baby carrots (helps numb the gums and eases the trial of teething)

2- freeze all of the puppy toys (will do likewise for the teething, and really helps settle down the puppy because she's found something soothing)

3- let the puppy sleep in the master bedroom (in her crate) to ease her transitional stress.  This will mean getting up with her several times a night until she reaches the age of about 9 or 10 weeks.  After that, you will have to continue getting up with her once a night until her bladder matures enough so that she can hold her pee all night. 

4- when you do let her out, make sure that it's directly outside (you probably don't have time to doddle) and then directly back inside and back to bed so that she knows that it was not a fun trip, but merely a necessary one.  You will have to take her outside and then wait, and wait some more if necessary, until she pees, then bring her inside right away and reward her with lots of love.

5- be consistent with all training; make sure she knows that you don't want her peeing in the house (puppies do aim to please, but they're not sure at first exactly what will please you), and make sure to reward her when she does pee outside

Hope some of these tips are helpful to you and your little fur baby!

How to Build a Cheap Fence

I wish I had known about this sooner!  You can build a beautiful, cheap, wood fence by buying pre-assembled 4' x 8' (or other assemblies) sections of spruce picket fence (that's a large and sturdy picket style fence).  Cost per section is about $20.  **I even found pressure-treated pre-fab fence sections for about $22 today when I went back to the lumber store to buy one more section (on sale around mid - end of May).
All you do is buy cedar, or other wood, posts (cost about $20 each), sink them in the ground several feet, and then attach the pre-assembled sections of picket fence between them.  We just finished fencing in our pool this way for a total cost of about $260. 
Much easier and cheaper than any other option I've found. 
There are more expensive pre-assembled types of fencing that you can buy such as shadow-box style and many more, but the picket was definitely the cheapest.