A soft place to land after a hard day inspires housekeeper Jira Kornivich as she carefully prepares rooms on her shift at a local hotel. After tucking in sheets and fluffing up pillows in countless rooms, the Russian-born Kornivich can’t wait to slip the key in her front door and open a world of her creation that is all about comfort.
Q: I have an old single-handle shower valve that I want to replace with a modern one. How difficult is this project?
Q: My young acacia tree has abundant growth but only on the top half of the branches. Each of these branches is losing many leaves halfway up the branch. There is a lot of growth at the top of the tree but not much below. Am I watering too much or too little? I water every five days during the summer.