In every home, tools and equipment are necessary. They are very useful in our home. Even if we are not contractors, builders or carpenters, it is still important to be familiar with them. Simple tasks at home can be actually done by us without calling the service of contractors and builders and there are common tasks wherein tools and equipment must be in use. Tools and equipment have different purpose in our home such as the nail and hammer if there is a broken chair that can still be repaired. For every house improvement, a certain tool must be present to facilitate and start the project. When you are planning to start a garden or front yard landscaping, proper tools and equipments are also necessary to successfully finish the task. There are instances that the qualities of tools vary from one to another. That is why; you still need to be careful and cautious upon its purchase to ensure that it will really be useful to your home in the future. It will be a big waste of time, money and effort if we will just buy a specific tool without even knowing its right purpose, durability and reliability.

There is a particular purpose in every equipment that a homeowner purchases. If you are planning to purchase tools and equipments for your personal use at home, ensure that it is well functioning. It is best to choose a reliable brand that can serve its purpose over a long period of time. Though high quality products are more expensive but you will never regret the durability and quality functioning it gives you. Having interruption from your work because of the equipment’s failure in functioning will be a lot of waste in time and effort. Other than functionality and quality, the tools that you must select should be user friendly. You must be comfortable while using them so that you can work faster and easier. Ensure safety above all. There is a high possibility that these things can cause harm to you especially if it is defective and not being properly assembled and used. It is very common scenario that someone was hurt and suffered due to inappropriate tool purchase and incorrect usage.

Always settle for what is best for your home. Tools and equipments are the things we can rely on as we are having home improvement projects, house remodeling or home furniture repair. The last thing to be considered is the price. Every brand, companies and shops offer different costs of items depending in its kind and quality. It is a good idea to have some store hopping first or a little bit of research in the Internet to make sure that you will be going to the right shop or company where you will purchase your tools and equipments. Online websites are also a good source of purchase. They offer the most updated type of quality materials for the right tools and equipments that you need in your home. Some discounts can also be available in online shopping with a cheap or even free delivery.

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Flannery O’Conner’s “Andalusia” – Her Farm near Milledgeville, Georgia
"Andalusia was the home of American author Flannery O’Connor from 1951 until her death from lupus in 1964. This is where O’Connor was living when she completed her two novels and two collections of short stories.

Andalusia is open for self-guided "walk-in" tours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All other visits are by advance appointment only by calling 478-454-4029.

Andalusia is located in Baldwin County, Georgia about four miles northwest of Milledgeville, on the west side of U.S. Highway 441. Rolling hills, red clay, pine trees, and hardwoods characterize this part of the state. Native Americans inhabited this region for at least 12,000 years, leaving behind an impressive array of earthen mounds, pottery, tools, weapons, and place names. In fact, several major trading paths converged at a site near Milledgeville. When the city was surveyed in 1803, it was on the very edge of the Georgia frontier.

The 544-acre estate is composed of gently rolling hills divided into a farm complex, hayfields, pasture, man-made and natural ponds, and forests. Tobler Creek, a spring fed waterway, intersects the property entering near the west corner and meandering down to exit at the middle of the southeast boundary.

The farm complex at Andalusia consists of the main house, a peafowl aviary, Jack & Louise Hill’s House, the main cow barn, an equipment shed, the milk-processing shed, an additional smaller barn, a parking garage (also called the Nail House), a water tower, a small storage house (formerly a well house), a horse stable, a pump house, and three tenant houses."

"Mary Flannery O’Connor was born in 1925 in Savannah, Georgia, the only child of Edward F. and Regina Cline O’Connor. The O’Connors lived at 207 East Charlton St. across LaFayette Square from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist where the family attended Mass. In the spring of 1938, the family moved to Atlanta where Edward O’Connor was employed as a Federal Housing Authority real estate appraiser. In 1940, the O’Connors moved to Milledgeville to live in the Cline family home on Greene Street. Mr. O’Connor died of lupus early in 1941, and Mrs. O’Connor and Flannery continued to live in the Milledgeville family home along with Flannery’s aunts. It is here that Flannery would continue to live, with a bedroom on the second floor, while she attended Peabody High School and Georgia State College for Women (now Georgia College & State University)."

When Flannery O’Connor left Milledgeville in 1945 to attend the State University of Iowa, she enrolled in the Writers Workshop conducted by Paul Engle. Her thesis there comprised a collection of short stories entitled The Geranium, which would contain the seed of her first novel. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree after two years but remained in Iowa for another year before going to the Yaddo Foundation’s
artist colony near Saratoga Springs, New York. Afterwards she lived in New York City where she was introduced to Robert and Sally Fitzgerald, with whom she lived for over a year in Ridgefield, Connecticut. During this time she was writing her first novel Wise Blood.

"In late 1950 Flannery O’Connor began to exhibit symptoms of the disease that had killed her father. Her condition forced Flannery to return to Milledgeville in 1951, but she continued working on revised drafts of the novel even while she was in the hospital. But instead of returning to the family home in town, Flannery and her mother moved to the family farm, Andalusia, where Flannery lived for thirteen years, until her death in 1964."

By UGArdener on 2014-02-16 19:18:53
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