injuries http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1645/all en-US Crocs escalator update: $7 million lawsuit filed http://www.wisebread.com/crocs-escalator-update-7-million-lawsuit-filed <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/crocs-escalator-update-7-million-lawsuit-filed" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/chewedupcroc.jpg" alt="Croc" title="Croc" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="156" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>More news from the dangerous world of Crocs shoes. It was reported by the <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/02/07/2008-02-07_suit_crocs_shoe_led_to_3yearold_girls_to-2.html">Daily News</a> yesterday that a $7 million lawsuit has been filed by the parents of an injured 3yr old girl. Her big toe was mangled in an escalator accident at JFK airport back in November of 2007, and her angry parents want Crocs to pay.</p> <p>As some of you may know, I&#39;ve been following this case for a while (read my two articles <a href="/crocs-bite-shoes-pose-danger-on-escalators">here</a> and <a href="/more-children-hurt-in-crocs-related-accidents">here</a> ). As much as I love Crocs shoes for adults, I think mixing this sticky material with a loose-fiiting design and young children is a recipe for disaster. I&#39;m not alone, and the evidence is building for Crocs to stop making shoes for kids. </p> <p>Andrew Laskin, the lawyer representing 3yr old Emma Hochberg and her parents, had this to say:</p> <blockquote><p><em>&quot;The skin was peeled off her toe,&quot; lawyer Andrew Laskin said. &quot;It&#39;s a pretty horrifying injury. And it&#39;s also horrible for a parent to witness your child injured in this way and suffering.&quot; </em></p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p><em>&quot;Just because a pair of shoes comes in pretty colors with Disney characters on it doesn&#39;t make it safe,&quot; Laskin said. &quot;This is something Crocs has known ... for a considerable period of time yet consciously decided to ignore.&quot; </em></p> </blockquote> <p>I&#39;m particularly close to the Crocs ongoing story because they are based right here in Colorado, my place of work and residence. A spokesperson for Crocs said:</p> <blockquote><p><em>&quot;Escalator safety is an issue we take very seriously, and we are looking into this report.&quot; </em></p> </blockquote> <p>Let&#39;s hope they look deeply enough to make sure this doesn&#39;t happen again. In the meantime, please take great care if your children are wearing these Crocs shoes. If they&#39;re going to a mall or other building with escalators, it&#39;s probably a good idea to put them in more sturdy footwear. Stay safe people.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/crocs-escalator-update-7-million-lawsuit-filed">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/more-children-hurt-in-crocs-related-accidents">More children hurt in Crocs-related accidents.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/crocs-bite-shoes-pose-danger-on-escalators">Crocs bite! Shoes pose danger on escalators.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kmart-settles-refunds-gift-card-fees">Kmart settles: refunds gift-card fees</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/recalled-dog-food-companies-may-pay-for-damages">Recalled Dog Food Companies May Pay for Damages</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/no-signal-5-quick-ways-to-boost-your-cell-phone-reception-updated">No Signal? 5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone Reception. Updated.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Consumer Affairs Crocs damages escalator injuries lawsuit pain Fri, 08 Feb 2008 23:43:07 +0000 Paul Michael 1767 at http://www.wisebread.com More children hurt in Crocs-related accidents. http://www.wisebread.com/more-children-hurt-in-crocs-related-accidents <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/more-children-hurt-in-crocs-related-accidents" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/DSC_6180.jpg" alt="Crocs injury" title="Crocs injury" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some of you may recall <a href="/crocs-bite-shoes-pose-danger-on-escalators">my recent article</a> on the inherent dangers of wearing Crocs on escalators. Well, the misery, pain and nasty injuries continue to happen. Since writing the article I have heard more horror stories, including one sent to us by Wisebread reader Dindin. His daughter’s foot was inside the mangled Croc pictured above, and she was lucky to come away from the accident in one piece. </p> <p>With Dindin’s kind permission I am reprinting his letter to us, along with the pictures that accompanied it. Please, take the time to read it, the story is one that could easily happen to your child or a child you know.</p> <blockquote><p><em>“Crocs are Unsafe for Riding Escalators! </em></p> <p><em>This is not the first time an accident involving children, escalators and<br />rubber clogs has happened</em>.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u17/Untitled-1.jpg" alt="Andie injury" title="Andie injury" width="327" height="236" /></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p><em>14,200 search results turned out when I typed &quot;crocs,escalator,injury&quot; on<br />Google. My three-year-old daughter&#39;s toe injury caused by her right Croc <br />getting caught in the side of an escalator is not an isolated case, and many<br />more injuries could follow unless substantial solutions are delivered at the<br />soonest possible time.</em></p> <p><em>Parents, mall operators, and the company or companies behind the manufacture <br />and sale of Crocs footwear should act immediately to put an end to the<br />disturbing number of accidents involving Crocs and escalator mechanisms.</em></p> <p><em>What happens is that the slip-resistant quality of the footwear, ironically <br />the same quality that ranks among its unique selling points, causes it to<br />adhere to the side of a moving escalator upon contact. Resulting injuries<br />have ranged from simple scratches to toes being actually ripped off. (I <br />found a collection of news stories on <a href="http://crocsaccidents.blogspot.com" title="http://crocsaccidents.blogspot.com">http://crocsaccidents.blogspot.com</a>.<br />That there is such a site should speak for the gravity of the situation.)</em></p> <p><em>There is no point in raising arguments along the lines of escalators being <br />inherently dangerous for children, or of the possibility of similar<br />accidents with every other kind of footwear, or of parents being solely<br />responsible for the safety of their children when under their care. The fact <br />is that so many children have been hurt because the traction of their clogs<br />is unsuitable for escalators. This danger had come to our attention prior to<br />the accident involving my very own daughter, which is why we are always very <br />careful when making her ride the escalator with her Crocs on. She even<br />constantly recites the line &quot;stay on the center,&quot; as we always remind her to<br />do so. But it just took a millisecond for us to fall victim to an already <br />familiar mishap. Being careful just wasn&#39;t enough.</em></p> <p><em>Parents, stop making your children wear Crocs in malls. Believe me when I<br />say that you can never be too careful when it comes to the nasty combination<br />of Crocs and escalators.</em></p> <p><em>Mall operators, adopt more child-friendly measures. Post visible notices on<br />the dangers of wearing rubber clogs on escalators. Make known the presence<br />of emergency stop buttons. Make your security guards aware of the alarming <br />number of escalator accidents and train them to render urgent responses.<br />This is not just token advocacy; this actually makes good business sense.</em></p> <p><em>To the company or companies manufacturing and selling Crocs, mark your <br />products accordingly. Indicate that they are not safe for riding escalators<br />because, really, they aren&#39;t. Stop saying that they are completely safe. You<br />owe this to the children who love your shoes. My daughter owns three pairs <br />of Crocs- a pair of Caymans, a pair of Athens and a pair of Mary Janes. That&#39;s<br />how she likes wearing those clogs. Even the first words that came out of her<br />mouth after her tiny scream of pain were, &quot;My Crocs! My Crocs!&quot;.</em> </p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u17/DSC_6173.jpg" alt="mangled croc" title="mangled croc" width="277" height="185" /></p> <p><em>Andie is fine now. After the accident, which happened in Megamall at around<br />9pm of August 19, we rushed her to the Medical City where she got the proper<br />treatment for her wounds (no quick first aid response in the mall, we had to <br />run from building B to building A where we were parked. but that&#39;s another<br />issue), x-rays of both her feet, and a tetanus shot. All her toes are intact<br />and the wounds she got were merely superficial, thank God. With the way her <br />right foot bled and with the hideous torn and deformed state of her Crocs<br />right after the accident, we thought the injury would be much worse.</em> </p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u17/DSC_6184.jpg" alt="Andie injury 2" title="Andie injury 2" width="191" height="286" /></p> <p><em>But will she ride the escalator again with as much self-confidence as she&#39;s <br />always had before the accident? We pray that she does. Trauma is not healed<br />with a simple wound dressing and tetanus shot.”</em></p> </blockquote> <p>The story was even covered on the news in the Philippines. You don&#39;t need to speak the language to get the clear message. </p> <p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0" width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/P-SHdbq4Qwc" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="menu" value="false" /><param name="wmode" value="" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/P-SHdbq4Qwc" wmode="" quality="high" menu="false" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object></p> <p>It’s good to know that little Andie came out of it ok, although I suspect the psychological damage could be worse than the injury itself. But why are so many kids getting involved in accidents? I did a little digging of my own. </p> <p>I typed in “Crocs” and “injury” and over 309,000 hits were returned. When I added “escalator” it was still almost 37,000 results. Is this acceptable? Not to me. However, when I replaced the word “Crocs” with “Sneaker” the results went up. So, does this mean all shoes pose a hazard on escalators? Well, use your common sense. Crocs have been on the market for just a fraction of the time that sneakers have, and yet the injuries with Crocs are snowballing. </p> <p>What causes the injuries? Time after time the message I’m getting is that the very design of the Croc is magnifying the chance of an accident. As Dindin points out, the rubber material that the Croc is made of helps with traction, but it also grabs on to other materials (such as those of a moving escalator). And the loose-fitting, pliable quality of a Croc means it’s more likely to be sucked down the edge of the escalator.</p> <p>Should Crocs be banned? For adults, no, of course not. I’ve heard many positive things about them, especially in the medical industry. And my dad swears by them for things like gardening. But the question of them being suitable for children outside of the home is definitely one for serious debate. And until we can figure out how to keep our children safe when they’re in a mall or other area involving escalators, I personally believe that you should keep your kids away from Crocs, at least when your children are outside of the safety of your home.</p> <p>Andie is going to be fine, thankfully. But how much longer will it be before I’m writing a third article with a far more serious and tragic outcome? I hope it never happens.</p> <p>Further reading.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hogshaven.com/story/2007/8/24/162327/768">http://www.hogshaven.com/story/2007/8/24/162327/768</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/09/03/hlsb0903.htm">http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/09/03/hlsb0903.htm</a> </p> <p><a href="http://crocsaccidents.blogspot.com/">http://crocsaccidents.blogspot.com/</a> </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/more-children-hurt-in-crocs-related-accidents">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/crocs-bite-shoes-pose-danger-on-escalators">Crocs bite! Shoes pose danger on escalators.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/crocs-escalator-update-7-million-lawsuit-filed">Crocs escalator update: $7 million lawsuit filed</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/your-ssn-can-now-be-accurately-guessed-using-date-and-place-of-birth">Your SSN Can Now Be Accurately Guessed Using Date and Place of Birth</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/more-evidence-more-deals-would-you-ever-trust-toyota-again">More Evidence. More Deals. Would You Ever Trust Toyota Again?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/two-more-crafty-ways-to-steal-from-you-gps-units-and-cell-phones">Two More Crafty Ways to Steal From You - GPS Units and Cell Phones.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Consumer Affairs alert Crocs danger escalators injuries malls safety Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:19:10 +0000 Paul Michael 1064 at http://www.wisebread.com Like DIY? Avoid These 10 Costly Mistakes http://www.wisebread.com/like-diy-avoid-these-ten-costly-mistakes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/like-diy-avoid-these-ten-costly-mistakes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2411188184_cc141117a0_z.jpg" alt="headache" title="headache" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I love DIY. I&rsquo;m completely awful at it, but as I&rsquo;m thrifty I&rsquo;d much rather do something myself than pay someone else three times as much to do it. But here&rsquo;s the rub. You can end up costing yourself more in the long run by doing it yourself. So, I scoured the web looking for the obvious and not-so-obvious mistakes DIY addicts make and compiled this list. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/diy-home-improvement-10-free-options-for-training-and-advice">DIY Home Improvement: 10 Free Options for Training and Advice</a>.)<br /> <span> </span></p> <h3>Mistake #1 &ndash; Cheap tools, no tools, the wrong tools</h3> <p>You can start a job thinking you have all the right equipment, but hammering a nail in with the back of your shoe ain&rsquo;t gonna cut it. Neither is that nifty saw you got in the $1 store with less teeth than your old gran. Do yourself a favor. If you&rsquo;re going to DIY, buy quality tools like the pros, and research your job fully so you have all the right tools for the particular job at hand.</p> <h3>Mistake #2 &ndash; The Superman (or Wonder woman) syndrome</h3> <p>You ever meet one of those people who could do everything better than you? They&rsquo;re the same people who think they can build an entire house in one weekend with no help from anyone else. This is known as working beyond your scope. If you can&rsquo;t do plumbing, don&rsquo;t do plumbing. If you&rsquo;re rotten with heights, avoid the roof. Don&rsquo;t think that you can stand on tiptoes on the top rung of a rickety old ladder and think you&rsquo;ll always be safe. One day you&rsquo;ll be telling your DIY story in the E.R. According to the<span> </span><a href="http://www.cpsc.gov/">U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission</a>, ladder mishaps land over 164,000 people in the Emergency Room each year. So, if electrical work happens to be your Kryptonite, steer clear.</p> <h3>Mistake #3 &ndash; &ldquo;Permits? What Permits?&quot;</h3> <p>Permits aren&rsquo;t there to just be a pain in your butt. They have a real purpose, and it&rsquo;s in your best interest. Those folks in the permit office are there to make sure the job is done right and that you don&rsquo;t go hurting yourself or anyone else. They also ensure that when you do an improvement, your insurance carrier has the necessary paperwork to keep you covered. Don&rsquo;t quite know if you need one? Well, unless you&rsquo;re just giving a lick of paint or new layer of paper to the guest room, chances are you&rsquo;ll need one. If in any doubt, call your local building department.<span> </span></p> <h3>Mistake #4 &ndash; Saving a few too many bucks on materials</h3> <p>Like you know, I love a bargain. But make sure you know where to draw the line. &frac14; inch drywall may save you a fortune, but it&rsquo;s about as effective as a pair of curtains for soundproofing. You&rsquo;ll need &frac34; inch for a good sound barrier. And flooring is the same story. &frac34; plywood is your best friend when it comes to keep the noise down and giving you a strong foundation. So, crack open the piggy bank. Do the job once, do it right and do it with quality materials. (Of course, if you can <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-7-laws-of-negotiation">haggle</a> over the cost of those materials, you&rsquo;re being a true Wise Bread shopper&hellip;go for it).</p> <h3>Mistake #5 &ndash; Ummmmm, that&rsquo;s close enough</h3> <p>My pop is a great DIY dude. He told me something that was not exactly original, but I never forgot it. &ldquo;Measure twice, cut once.&rdquo; And you know what I&rsquo;m talking about if you&rsquo;ve ever cut anything to length only to realize that you measured at 18 &frac14; instead of 18 3/4 . Bang. Your money is down the drain. So, always, always err on the side of making something a bit too long. It&rsquo;s much easier to cut down than build up. So, remember. Measure twice, cut once on anything from drywall to plumbing pipes and crown molding.<span> </span></p> <h3>Mistake #6 &ndash; Duct tape for life</h3> <p>In my short DIY career, I&rsquo;ve done the occasional plumbing repair with <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-10-unusual-uses-for-duct-tape">duct tape</a>. It&rsquo;s handy stuff. But it&rsquo;s not a repair, it merely buys you a little time. If you&rsquo;re walking out of the door to catch a flight for your two weeks in Hawaii, duct tape could very well save your bacon. But it&rsquo;s NOT permanent. It WILL leak, as sure as night follows day. So, get it fixed as soon as you possibly can. And if plumbing is not your thing, get a pro to do it. Water damage can cost thousands and thousands of dollars in repairs.</p> <h3>Mistake #7 - Rushing the prep work before painting</h3> <p>When I first started painting my house, I jumped straight in. Yippee. But I spent more time cleaning up my many mistakes, spills, drips, runs and shoddy lines than I did painting. Do yourself a favor, do the prep. Clean your walls, patch up holes with good filler, and use a good painter&rsquo;s tape for windows, doors, ceiling lines and anything else that you don&rsquo;t want paint on. Lay down a good quality tarp that you can use again, and set a primer on oil-based paint or dark walls you&rsquo;re painting a lighter color. You&rsquo;ll thank yourself later.</p> <h3>Mistake #8 &ndash; Any paint will do</h3> <p>Sorry, it won&rsquo;t. You don&rsquo;t want a flat paint on anything other than a ceiling (put it in a kid&rsquo;s room and watch what happens when you try scrubbing off the crayon and marker pen). Go for eggshell or satin finishes on interior walls, they can resist a lot of washing. Exterior paint is clearly marked and weatherproof. And for your deck, use a linseed-oil-based stain. Unlike clear sealers (which don&rsquo;t block UV rays) the linseed stains drive the pigment deep into the wood and preserve it.</p> <h3>Mistake #9 &ndash; What could possibly go wrong?</h3> <p>How about everything? Safety is essential when working on any DIY project and even if you look like a dope, you need to wear the right equipment. Safety goggles are vital when you operate power tools, and hard hats are equally as important when working under scaffolding. If you&rsquo;re painting or using harsh chemicals, open a window or two to keep the area well ventilated. If you&rsquo;re a big fan of those baggy carpenter jeans and old, loose t-shirts, you may want to re-think them. Loose clothing can get caught up in power tools and machinery and the results are none too pretty. Of course, wear a good pair of gloves for carrying wood, metal, rock or anything else sharp or abrasive. If you&rsquo;re in the basement, follow the safety rules regarding spiders and other dangerous critters (here in Colorado, Black Widows and Brown Recluses love basements&hellip;and one bite can do major damage).</p> <h3>Mistake #10 &ndash; A little knowledge is a dangerous thing</h3> <p>A lot of folks just dive right in on home projects. They&rsquo;ve seen a Bob Villa show or two, they rented a book from the library and they think they&rsquo;re good to go. That is until the new addition collapses under their feet. Don&rsquo;t start on your own projects by yourself, and don&rsquo;t start big. If you know someone who happens to be good at this stuff, tag along. They&rsquo;ll be happy for the extra pair of hands on their own project and you&rsquo;re getting valuable experience. Places like Lowes and The Home Depot offer workshops. Take them, they&rsquo;re fun and educational. And when you eventually do start you own little remodeling project, listen to the voice of reason. If you really don&rsquo;t feel 100% sure about what you&rsquo;re doing, step back. You don&rsquo;t want to knock through a supporting wall and end up in traction.</p> <p>So, those are the big 10, in my humble opinion. I&rsquo;m sure many of you have more tips, please feel free to post them here.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/like-diy-avoid-these-ten-costly-mistakes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-diy-tips-to-winterize-your-home-for-cheap">7 DIY Tips to Winterize Your Home for Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-top-10-diy-jobs-homeowners-should-avoid">The Top 10 DIY Jobs Homeowners Should Avoid</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-really-easy-ways-to-unclog-drains">10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-winterize-your-home-for-maximum-savings">How to Winterize Your Home for Maximum Savings</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/diy-home-improvement-10-free-options-for-training-and-advice">DIY Home Improvement: 10 Free Options for Training and Advice</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY Home being prepared. Do It Yourself home improvement Home repair injuries Mistakes planning Fri, 02 Mar 2007 07:11:39 +0000 Paul Michael 313 at http://www.wisebread.com