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September 2000

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LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

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critter control

departments

ASK NORM

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LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

A twin-gabled Queen Anne undergoes a masterful redo

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critter control

An eye for an eye? A tooth for a tooth? How to keep animals out of the garden—and your conscience clean

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departments

ASK NORM

Solutions for sweating floors, rusting nails, and sinking slabs

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REMODELING

HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

TILING A FLOOR

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FINANCES

Spending for a Rainy Day

How to make sure the homeowner’s insurance umbrella will protect you—without paying a fortune in premiums

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MATERIALS

Great Slate

This ancient stone makes a richly textured, durable choice for countertops, roof, and floors

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TECHNOLOGY

Digital TV: The Next Wave

Sharper images, cleaner sound, but those prices—whew

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FALL TV PROJECT/CHARLESTOWN

SEARCH PARTY

The guys from This Old House give the new project a once-over before the work begins

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UPKEEP

Patch Work

Quick repairs for drywall dings, pops, and holes

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A STROLL THROUGH Charlestown, Massachusetts

Charlestown, a one-square-mile neighborhood located across the Charles River from the North End of Boston, gets called many things—a priceless slice of American history, an economic godsend for middle-class homeowners, a neighborly, ethnic enclave.

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