5 Ways To Discover Your Local Music Scene

We all know that moving to a new place is exciting, but it can also be a bit daunting. There’s the boxes, the packing, the unpacking, but something that gets overlooked far too often is really getting to know your new music scene. Sure, you packed the vintage record player, and powerful speakers,  but where […]

Four Things to Expect When Building a New Home

Purchasing and building a new home is an exciting dream to realize. While renting is convenient when you know you’re only in the area temporarily, building a home is a worthwhile long-term investment for those who want to establish roots. The process to becoming a homeowner is different for everyone with a few similar milestones. […]

How to Transform Loft Space

Maybe the kids have moved to college and now you’re left with some extra space. There are many uses for this additional area!. Depending on your personal needs, you can transform your loft space into an area you can enjoy like a home gym, office, or game room! Office Space Whether you work from home or just […]

Distracted Driving: Tyler Duane Patnaude

Friday night, on April 25, 2014, I was with my best friends, Michael and Tyler, as well as our new friend Brendan. We were hanging out at a party for Tyler’s sister because it was her birthday. It was a clean party: no drugs, no alcohol, no substances that are commonly found at teenage parties. […]

Choosing a New Home vs. an Existing Home

When it comes to shopping for a home, there are many factors to take into consideration. The decision shouldn’t be made lightly, as you are going to be living in this home for years to come. There are an array of items you should take into account when deciding on what home to buy before […]

Distracted Driving: Hunter Garner

I once heard it described that having a child is like having your heart outside of your body in another being.  No truer words have ever been said. When you lose a child, it’s like that heart (your heart) has been torn from your chest, thrown to the ground and trampled.  I know; I lost […]

Driving Safety: Reid Hollister

On December 2, 2006, my 17-year-old son, Reid, died in a one-car crash on an interstate highway in central Connecticut. When he died, Reid had had his license for eleven months. During those months, Reid drove crash free — and I considered myself a responsible, hands-on parent. I had educated myself about Connecticut’s teen driving […]

Distracted Driving: Clifton B. Gibbs

Wednesday, February 1st. I remember the exact time I received the catastrophic call at 6:36 pm. 7:32 a.m. My day did not start out as drastic, nor did I think it would end up that way. I woke up around my regular time and headed to my 8:00 a.m. internship. On the way, as he […]

Distracted Driving: Casey Feldman

The night before my 21-year-old daughter Casey was killed I asked her if she was happy. She answered, “yes.” That was my last conversation with her. The last time I heard her speak, saw her smile and heard her call me “Daddy.” Since the years following her death, I am comforted by that memory and […]

Moving Tips From A Military Wife

Moving is a constant part of the military life. On average, a military family moves every 3 years. While the military will move your belongings, especially in overseas situations, when the move is stateside, many families choose to either move all or part of their belongings themselves. With so many moves under their belts, service […]

What Happens To Fallen Trees?

In August we celebrated with one million U-Haul customers who helped The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero® program plant hundreds of thousands of trees across the Lower Mississippi River Valley and protect redwood forests in Northern California. While we know that restoring and protecting forests is critical to our environment, sometimes a fallen tree can also […]

Distracted Driving this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.The wonderful baking smells permeating the air. Two days-worth of insane cooking; all consumed within 20 minutes!  The ritual of selecting a tree (sometimes cutting it down ourselves) and putting it up with handmade decorations. And don’t forget the special packages under the tree. For me, that joy  came […]