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Byline: Larry Avila
Oct. 30--A few months back, I proudly announced the purchase of my fourth home in my professional life.
I'm still happy about the decision despite all the added work that comes along with owning a house. Homeowners will tell you there are times they feel their homes own them because of all the time that's involved in caring for a house, both inside and out.
Well, as fate would have it, a snafu hit my home last week -- plumbing problems. Fortunately, there's a wealth of talented professionals in the area who know much more about plumbing than I ever will and quickly took care of my problem.
So while the checkbook took a …