Repairman Joe Brougham uses a battery powered hand drill to screw in a custom-fit sheet of thick clear plastic over the front living room window of a home at 911 S. Alston Ave. in 2015.
Repairman Joe Brougham uses a battery powered hand drill to screw in a custom-fit sheet of thick clear plastic over the front living room window of a home at 911 S. Alston Ave. in 2015. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Repairman Joe Brougham uses a battery powered hand drill to screw in a custom-fit sheet of thick clear plastic over the front living room window of a home at 911 S. Alston Ave. in 2015. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

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