To drill a cleaner hole into a tricky material such as sheet metal or plastic the material in between two pieces of scrap wood. This way, any imperfections will occur on the top or bottom piece.
Keep range-top burners and reflectors clean; they will reflect the heat better, and you will save energy.
Moles don't usually eat plant matter, focusing instead on insects. However, rodents such as mice and voles use their tunnels like a subway, and they do eat roots and bulbs. As you plant, mix products made from crushed oyster shells into the soil surrounding the bulb. This makes for tough digging for the rodents, and they might be induced to look elsewhere for a meal. Some gardeners resort to planting bulbs in little cages made of hardware cloth (wire mesh) to keep critters from munching on the bulbs.
Under the Home Solicitation Sales Act, you have a three-day right to cancel a contract if the contract was signed in your home. During those three days, the contractor is not legally allowed to begin the work, nor are they permitted to deliver construction materials to your home.