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Yesterday (Tuesday) my husband and I awakened to a large puddle of water atop our cork kitchen floor. Yep, cork! You know…the material that absorbs water and then expands. While hubby dried the floor first with towels and then a shop vac, I sought a service technician for the dishwasher—our suspected culprit.  I called my local Lowe’s store and they referred me to the Advantage number for the extended warranty. I called Advantage, explained my situation and was promised an appointment between noon and five yesterday. At 4:40 I called Advantage back and was told the repairman got behind and now the next available appointment would be Saturday. I blew a gasket. The rep transferred me to her supervisor who suggested I call their local vendor who missed the appointment…
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Driveway Drama, etc.


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A couple of weeks ago we noticed our driveway seemed to have “sunk." While one of our cars had always scraped a little when pulled into the garage, it had gotten worse since Nashville’s “Flood of 2010." We asked a concrete professional to check it out and he said there appeared to be a lack of support under the aggregate. What did that mean? We had no idea, but we knew we didn’t want to drive across it one day and have it cave in…so we authorized the replacement of it. It started with a bulldozer that “popped a hose” and spewed something on our front lawn that killed a section of grass.  It progressed to jack-hammers that were so loud I heard them for two days after they finished.…
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