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Adulting Etiquette Mrs Enginerd

The Lost Art of Asking and Answering Questions Effectively

We all have pet peeves. As an introvert, mine is asking a binary answer question and getting anything but a simple yes or no answer. Why must people unload on me their entire thought process or worse, answer my question with another one. Ugh! Yes or no. Yes or no! I didn’t ask for your […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Smart Security Systems for the 21rst Century Home

After 10 years with ADT, well we started with Brinks anyway, and Comcast we wanted an opportunity to break free and start over. Automating a home is never an easy task but we are willing to undertake this challenge in the name of safety. Between wanting to monitor our dog during the day and not […]

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Adulting Château Enginerd Mrs Enginerd

7 Tips to Stage Your Owner Occupied Home

Even though our house has been on the market for 60 days and has had a lot of interest – 30 viewings and counting – it hasn’t gotten a single offer. The main reason is that many people can’t visualize themselves in an owner occupied home so you must provide enough of a canvas for […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd

A Week of Soul Searching: How to Empirically Determine How Much Time You Spend on Others

When I am feeling overwhelmed by tasks and activities lists start making appearances in our household. Between what to do and what not to do, there’s a sprinkle of the I don’t want to do and have to do items too. I reached out to a clinical psychologist, who is also a friend, and made […]

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Adulting Etiquette Mrs Enginerd

Unconscious Gender Bias: How To Quickly Mess Up A Conversation With a Proud Unconventional Woman

Every time I tell a man we are buying a new home with a three car garage, they ask me if my husband is excited about the extra space for his tools and toys. Grrr. You should see the smirk leave their faces after I clarify that the garage is actually for my tools and […]