Sunday, June 30, 2013

Dead On This Day June 30

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Chet Atkins, American country guitar player and producer, he died on this day in 2001

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

The Daddy Waddy Way To Make Spaghetti And Meatballs

Our family Preparing spaghetti and meatballs for dinner

Do All Roads Lead To Heaven?

You call yourself a Christian
But the road you're travelling down
Leads to progression, destruction
And to a land of gnashing teeth
You walk a little further
Murdered children lie at your feet
You step over them
Like they are empty shadows
The only gods you bow to
Are Muslim dignitaries
Racist Liberals
And dirty Benjamin's
The road you travel
Leads you away from God
Masked in a life of sin
And unethical denial
You call yourself a Christian
But who am I to judge
What I know is
We travel different road
One road leads to Heaven
The other road leads to death
One road leads to everlasting life
The other to endless pain and despair
Do you know which road you are traveling down?
Do You Care?

Born On This Day June 30

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1955 -- David Alan Grier, American actor and comedian

Can You Guess Who Else Was Born On This Day June 30?

It is your birthday
time for a celebration
Another year comes

Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers -Historic Moments Canvas

Rays won Sunday's game 3-1 and the weekend series two games to one

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Race to School- Part One of a Chapter Book

"Kyle and Khloe, it's time to get up." Emily looked at the clock, it was 7:03 AM and Catholic school started at 8:00 AM sharp. Emily put the children's clothes out and jumped into the shower. She was done washing in five minutes and both children were still sleeping. "Kyle and Khloe, get up now!" Mom yelled. "I'm tired" Khloe said. "Me too" Kyle agreed. "Why don't we all stay home from school today?"
"That's not going to happen." Emily said. "Get out of bed and get your clothes on. Good thing the children showered last night because it was nearly impossible to get them ready in the morning. The children finally jumped out of bed and put on their clothes. It was 7:20 by the time they were ready to go downstairs.
"Hurry up" Jim said. He rushed his kids down the stairs. He slipped on his floppers and helped the children find their shoes. "Get your shoes and socks on." Khloe put on her cute black girly shoes and Kyle put on his sneakers. Jim had to help Khloe secure her shoes because she didn't have the hang of it yet. Khloe was only five years old and this was her first full year of school. Kindergarten was a full day at St. Stephen's Catholic school. Khloe loved school, but it was hard for her to get ready in the morning.
"What do you guys want for breakfast?" Mom yelled from the kitchen. "I want spaghetti and meatballs." Khloe yelled back "and I want Honey Nut Cheerios" Kyle also yelled. "Sorry guys, we don't have enough time." Mom replied. "You are going to have to settle for blueberry pancakes." Emily threw two pancakes in the toaster and pushed both sides down. She made peanut butter and jelly for lunch, threw in snacks and drinks and closed both lunch boxes. She handed each kid a plate with a pancake topped with syrup and placed their lunch boxes in their back packs.
"The train is ready to go." Dad yelled from the living room. "We have twenty-minutes to get there and you know what happens if you are late." Emily, Kyle and Khloe came together through the dining room, the living room, through the hallway and out the front door. Emily grabbed her pocketbook and computer bag on her way out the door. Jim locked and closed the front door and raced to the car. The two kids jumped into the backseat and secured themselves with seatbelts. Jim started the car and readied himself to back out of the driveway.
Megan raced out the front door just in time. She didn't have to go to school because she took virtual school, but Megan wanted to stop at the supermarket on the way home. Jim saw his fifteen year old daughter just in the nick of time. He stopped the car; Megan opened the door and jumped in between her brother and sister.
"It is interesting to see you awake this early." Jim said to his daughter. "I want to stop at Publix and get a few movies." Megan replied. "Do you have your codes for free movies?" "Of course" Megan replied. "You know I store them all in my iPod." Megan was silent for a moment and then she said. "I'm really getting bored.
Jim backed out of the driveway; they had eighteen minutes to get to school. The sun was bright, so Jim put on his sunglasses. It seemed like the sun was always bright in the morning in Florida. Jim had no idea what he would do if he did not have a good pair of sunglasses. They made it through the first mile without any problems. Children were walking to school with their parents, but this morning they were actually walking on the sidewalks. Some mornings Jim has to be extra careful because the children were walking in the middle of the road.
The traffic picked up once Jim reached Symmes Rd. He waited at the stop sign for six vehicles to pass on one side and five on the other. He had his left turn signal on and was ready to turn when he got the chance. He turned left and settled behind an old Toyota SUV, squeezing in perfectly. They reached the school zone in seconds and had to slow down to 20 MPH. This was not the school zone for St. Stephen's Catholic Church; it was for Sessums Elementary School. Kyle went to Sessums Elementary School last year and was on the honor roll, but this year he moved on to St. Stephens Catholic School. His mom and dad wanted their children to learn about God and they went through school. They had to hurry because they still had a good ten minutes before they reached St. Stephens.
Jim made it through the school zone and pushed the 2009 Toyota Corolla to forty miles per hour which was the posted speed limit. He drove the two miles to the end of the road to the next stop sign. Only one BMW blew through a stop sign this morning and raced in front of him driving at an incredible speed. The driver never looked at him and missed crashing in to them by a couple of car lengths. Good thing God was watching over them this morning.
Jim took a right on to Balm Riverview Rd. He followed the rush hour traffic until he took a quick left on to McMullen Rd. Another car rushed in front of him at a high speed nearly missing taking the front bumper off the car. Jim did his best not to say something uncalled for under his breath. His children didn't need to hear his frustrations even if they were as real as real could be.
"Khloe, get your hands off of me." Kyle complained from the back seat. Khloe giggled at her brother because she knew she had gotten under his skin. Khloe loved her brother, but it was sure fun to tease the older Kyle. Kyle was seven years old and he had just begun second grade. He was a smart kid who loved video games and spending time with his sisters and his parents. He couldn't wait until school was over today so he could finish his homework and play his video games.
Kyle wiped his sister's hand off his knee and she winked at him. She knew she was causing trouble for her brother, but she could not help it. "Khloe!" mom yelled from the front of the car. "Leave your brother alone and think about listening at school today. I don't want to see another yellow face. You are just in to the third week of school and you have more yellow faces than your brother gets in a complete year of school." Khloe snickered from the backseat. "But mom, those teachers sure ask us to do some funny things."
They took a right on Boyette Rd. and lined up behind the rush hour traffic. Ten minutes to get to school and they were in the usual early morning bumper to bumper traffic. It took them four more minutes to reach the school zone for St. Stephen's Catholic School. They were going to make it, barely. Jim put on his right turn signal and apologized to the other traffic because he was unable to let anybody sneak in front of him this morning.
Jim turned into the driveway a little quicker than normal because he was in a hurry to get his kids to school. He did not see the construction zone until it was too late. Jim muttered something under his breath about the construction and the holes they left in the road all around the school. He could not slow the car down in time to miss the huge bump and expected a bumpy impact. He cringed when he thought what it would do to the suspension of the car.
The car hit the man made pot hole and suddenly it began to rain. Jim put on his windshield wipers and remembered he would have to change them very soon. The rain grew heavy and it was nearly impossible to see. Good thing the 2009 Toyota Corolla had automatic headlights or Jim would have likely driven into a muddy ditch.
"Dad, where's our school?" Jim listened to his son's question and wondered what his boy was talking about. It was hard enough trying to drive through the blinding rain. "I cannot see your school." Jim finally answered. "I believe it is because it is raining so hard." Kyle did not think his father was right because they were driving through the rain for fifteen minutes and did not reach their school. The rain had to have taken them off their tracks and Kyle was sure they were going the wrong way.
Something was in the road and Jim saw it in the nick of time. He slammed on the brakes and the car skid to a halt, just missing whatever had stopped in the road. "Is everybody all right?" He asked. Jim looked at the seat behind him. The children's clothes were a bit ruffled, but they seemed to be okay. Emily's face was red and she was a bit flustered, but she assured Jim that she was going to be fine. Megan still looked bored despite the sudden halt.
"What is that thing?" Kyle asked from the back seat of the car, breaking the silence. Jim looked in the road in front of him. Something large was moving and he could not figure out what it was. It seemed to be a cross between a large dog and a turtle. The creature moved slowly like a turtle and was furry like a dog. Jim looked at the creature wondering what it was. Before he could figure it out, the creature disappeared.
The rain poured down in sheets again and blinded Jim for a moment. He decided it was time to stop the car for the safety of his family. He didn't see or hear the roaring water coming at them until it was too late. Jim tried to move the car out of the way, but the raging river slammed against the car and swallowed them up.
Kyle, Khloe and Megan screamed as they were swept away. Jim tried to start the car and drive through the powerful stream of water, but the car would not start. Emily looked at him sadly; she had already given in to defeat. The water slammed the car into trees and rocks on their frightful journey. Jim couldn't help but think about the damage and the insurance ramifications if they somehow survived this mess.
Finally, the car came to a stop in the middle of a meadow. The water washed by them and disappeared over a cliff. Jim surveyed the car to see if his family was okay. Satisfied, he opened the door of the car as leftover water poured into the car and filled his lap. Jim wiped what water he could off his pants and stepped out of the car. What a day.
The meadow was soggy from the flood that had slipped through it just moments before. Jim told his children to stay in the car with their mother as he searched the meadow. The place was beautifully colored with flowers of many different colors and varieties. There were trees all around, some of them heavy with fruit. With a single glance, Jim saw apples, pears and oranges. How strange it was to see oranges growing together with apples and pears. What was this place and why were they here?
As Jim walked back to the car, the sun escaped from the clouds and lit up the meadow. The place was incredibly beautiful and Jim felt like he belonged here. He opened the car doors and told his family to come out of the car for a moment. Jim decided to let the children enjoy some of the fruits from the trees while he figured out what they were going to do.
Emily led the children to an apple tree. She picked some of the largest apples off of the first tree and she was amazed at how large it was. Emily looked at the apple and she decided she would try the apple out first before she gave any of the fruit to her children.
The first bite was like heaven. The apple was crisp and sweet and tasted better than any apple Emily had tried. She took a second bite, then another and another. Emily could not get enough of the delicious apple. "Mom, I'm hungry." Khloe finally said.

Dead On This Day June 29

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Lana Turner, American actress, she died on this day in 1995

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Miami Heat Win The NBA Championship

The Miami Heat
Another Championship
Bought With Cold Hard Cash

All week long, July 1st–July 5th, Superbook will air on ABC Family at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Check out the lineup of Bible adventures headed your way:
"In the Beginning": the story of Creation and Adam and Eve [Watch the Trailer]
"Let My People Go!": the story of the exodus from Egypt and crossing the Red Sea [Watch the Trailer]
"The First Christmas": the story of the miracles surrounding the birth of Jesus [Watch the Trailer]
"He Is Risen": the story of Christ's death and resurrection [Watch the Trailer]
"Revelation!": the story of the final battle between good and evil and the defeat of Satan [Watch the Trailer]
The new, reimagined Superbook has a team of award-winning animators, writers, and producers whose credits include Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. These entertaining Bible stories use state-of-the-art media that the young generation expects, and enjoys watching again and again.
  1. Please tell other families the good news that Superbook will broadcast on ABC Family July 1st–July 5th at 9:30 a.m. ET.
  2. Check out Superbook.TV where you'll find family-friendly Bible fun. There's also a free devotional that you and your children will enjoy as they learn more about the life-changing power of God's Word.
Be sure to make it for Superbook Summer on ABC Family and support family-friendly programming here in America!

Blackhawks Win The Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks
Outwork the Boston Bruins
Win the Stanley Cup

Why The Rays Won't Make The Playoffs In 2013

The team has hitting
The pitching will let them down
When it matters most

Friday, June 28, 2013

Whats for dinner tonight? Pepperoni calzones

Yesterday I didnt post a whats for dinner tonight... why? we had  skips  :)
I try not to do many of these skip nights becouse skip night means fend for
yourself :)

Tonight yum ! Home made calzones...

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You start any great calzone with pizza or bread dough. Pinch off your dough into small balls and roll out to make circles about 6 inches across (or smaller or larger depending on your preference). Layer one half of each circle with meats, cheeses, and vegetables of your choice-with a little sauce or dressing if desired. Then fold over the other side of the circle and seal the edges the way you would a pie crust. Brush each calzone all over with a beaten egg and sprinkle with a flavor enhancer of your choice: parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, garlic powder, etc.. Bake at 475°F either on a pizza stone or a baking sheet for approximately 15 min or until golden brown. If you use a baking sheet, remove them to a wire rack to cool.
Once calzones are cool, serve or wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate or freeze. You can reheat calzones from frozen in the microwave or in the oven. Here are some additional tips:
  1. The baking time for your calzone will not be long enough to cook meats through so cook all meat before hand if necessary. Likewise large pieces of hardy vegetables will not have enough time to get tender so consider chopping them very finely or cooking them partially beforehand.
  2. Some vegetables, like mushrooms and spinach release lots of liquid and/or cook down to almost nothing when heated. Consider cooking these beforehand so that you can drain off most of the liquid (and not wind up with a soggy calzone) and make sure your amount of filling is adequate (and not wind up with an empty calzone).
  3. Slices or blocks of cheese are much easier to control when forming calzones, I would avoid shredded cheese if possible.
  4. When adding sauces and dressings try to make or use fairly thick ones that won’t run all over your dough. If the edges around your filling get too wet from your sauce you will have trouble making them stick. If you must use a very runny sauce, like wing sauce, toss the other ingredients in the sauce before adding them to the dough, this will give the sauce more surface area to cling to.
Ellen Coffie :)

Merry's Macaroon Berry Parfait

Feed Your Body Royally 
Merry's Macaroon Berry Parfait  
1 cup organic fresh berries  (if using strawberries, remove stem and cut into quarters)
6 ounces unsweetened coconut milk yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sprinkle of cinnamon to taste
1 tablespoon organic flaxseed meal (optional)
1-2 Choco Hail Merry Macaroons, crumbled
1-2 Strawberry Hail Merry Macaroons, crumbled

1)  Mix yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon and flaxseed meal.                                                                     
2)  Spoon a layer of yogurt and top with crumbled Choco Macaroons and 1/2 the berries.   
3)  Spoon another layer of yogurt and top with crumbled Strawberry Macaroons.                     
4)  Top with remaining berries and enjoy immediately. Garnish with fresh mint.

Equal Next and Naturals Review

I was lucky enough to have Equal Next and Equal Naturals sugar packets to my home. I was also sent coffee cups and little stirring spoons to use with my coffee. Equal Next has released its new product in the Tampa and Orlando areas. The box of 100 has a suggested retail price of $3.49 per package. We all know Equal has great sugar products and their convenient packaging is perfect for you when you are on the go.

equal next

The Equal brand you’ve trusted for 30 years has now expanded beyond the familiar blue packets.
Equal Next is the perfect blend of sweeteners for those who crave a great sugar-like taste with 0 calories Made with a blend of two familiar sweetening ingredients; aspartame used in our blue Equal Original packets, and saccharin used in our pink packets Equal Saccharin packets.  Equal Next is perfect for recipes and can be used to replace sugar without compromising on taste.
Equal ext Packets

Equal Next Packets

In addition to our familiar blue packet, we now offer Equal Next packets. Equal Next is a blend of two familiar sweetening ingredients; aspartame used in our blue Equal Original packets, and saccharin used in our pink packets Equal Saccharin packets.

Equal Naturals, i'm more interested because it is made from all natural ingredients. This sugar fits into my diet perfectly and has that same great sugar taste

Our Story

For over 30 years, Equal has brought delicious 0 calorie sweeteners to the world. Now, this trusted brand presents delicious 100% natural sweetness anywhere you need a little sweet… Naturally.
Naturals from the maker of Equal is a 100% natural 0 calorie blend of Monk Fruit and Stevia. These two natural sweeteners come together to create a perfect sweet harmony for you. Sprinkle, stir or blend into your favorite food, beverages and baked goods.
Our unique blend came from the desire to create a delicious, 100% natural 0 calorie sweetener having the rich sweet taste and texture of sugar. Starting with two of nature’s “sweet” secrets, we now bring you the perfect combination of sweet, Monk Fruit and Stevia.
Monk Fruit was discovered in Asia. This little green fruit and its deliciously sweet extract has been used for many hundreds of years for its sweet flavor. Stevia was unlocked from the amazing leaves of the stevia plant. This simple sweet extract has been used for centuries by the Guarani people of South America to sweeten herbal teas.

I think I have a new sugar in Naturals

Make My Day Punk

You can't see him in the picture, but this bird's friend is racing towards him from the other side of this lake. I got as close as I could to take these shots......

It's Time To Pick The Pepper Cause The Pepper Is Ripe

Florida humidity makes for some delicious veggies

Flower Power Friday

Pascha Chocolate Review

The nice people at Pascha Organic sent us three large chocolate bars to review. We loved the 55% Cacao with Goldenberries, it was delicious. We also like the 70% and 85% to use in our smoothies. 85% was too strong for us, but does taste good in recipes. The flavor is strong enough to put a little bit of zing into our smoothies. The other good thing about this chocolate is it is free from foods my daughter is allergic to. Here is some information from the company about their chocolate. If you have food allergies and love good chocolate, try Pascha, you won't be sorry.

PASCHA has been born from a desire to create the simplest, purest and most delicious chocolate, without any of the additives or ingredients that might trigger allergic reactions for those with food allergies or intolerances. 
When I started my career in chocolate in England nobody in the industry paid any attention to the topic of food allergies.  The focus of the chocolate industry at the time was on finding new ways of experiencing chocolate through product and ingredient complexity, and in finding new ways of shaving costs by lowering the cost of ingredients as long as taste was not compromised.  It was the same story all over the food industry.
Now, in early 2013, I have 2 daughters with varying food allergies, some of them life threatening if triggered, and I personally have tested positive for allergic response to milk and some nuts.  I can also attest from first hand experience with my daughters that it only needs exposure to trace amounts of an allergic ingredient to trigger a potentially life threatening anaphylactic shock – the worst form of the body’s allergic response. 
Who knows what the cause of this emerging trend of food allergies is, but there are no known cures other than avoidance and that means finding products that are made in an ultra-clean and simple way that systematically avoid all potential contact with specific allergens. 
Nobody thinks of chocolate as being a major source of food allergens, but read the back of most chocolate bars and see the declarations of trace elements of often 5 or 6 of the big 8 allergens – peanuts, milk, tree nuts, soy, wheat, gluten and even egg.  The problem with these ingredients is that once they are in a chocolate facility they are almost impossible to get out with any degree of certainty. 
So that is why we have created PASCHA – with a mission to make the purest, safest chocolate without any allergenic ingredients.  Ironically what we found is very similar to my prior experience in the water business – the less you touch a food product, the more you let it take its natural form, the purer and more delicious the taste.

Eighteen months after the start of this journey we are delighted to launch PASCHA Chocolate. It is a pure and simple approach to chocolate. Absolutely pure and absolutely delicious, but more importantly without any trace of any of the 8 major food allergens.
Along the way we have had a lot of help from many wonderful people, many of them industry insiders, who have shared their understanding and thoughts and helped us put together this very simple but utterly revolutionary approach to chocolate that avoids contamination with allergens. There are too many people to mention but we are grateful to all the inputs and opinions.
We hope you enjoy PASCHA.  Please let us know your thoughts on our chocolate and if you have any questions about our products and how they are made please reach out to us through the contact details on the website.
Simon Lester, Founder
March 2013
Fine aroma cocoa beans from Peru combined with organic cane sugar and vanilla bean create a beautiful, well balanced taste. PASCHA's 85% Cacao is made in a dedicated allergen free facility - FREE FROM peanuts, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, wheat and gluten.
Our chocolate collection is USDA Organic Certified, Fair Trade Certified, NON-GMO Project Verified, Kosher and Vegan.

Dead On This Day June 28

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James Madison, 4th President of the United States, he died on this day in 1836

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

The Long Awaited New Elfishki iPad Storybook Is Here!‏

We are proud to announce that a new Elfishki fairy tale for iPad has arrived!  Please welcome - Elfishki and the Sea Carnival:
Flying Elfishki enjoyed the sea and often went to the beach. But once a year they put on their magical costumes allowing them to be underwater, dove into the waves and celebrated their famous Sea Carnival. 
Little Pickly and his friend Rinka enjoyed the Riddle Labyrinth and won the first prize, the Golden Seashell. But soon Pickly realized that while they were having fun, his older sister was in no mood for laughter.....
We've spent a ton of time perfecting this new storybook and added some new exciting features, such as - both English and Russian text are now Highlighted as they are being read by a professional actor!

In this new Elfishki fairy tale you will find:
1. Original, multilingual fairy tale (English and Russian) 
2. Highlighted text for easy comprehension 
3. Professional voice-over in two languages 
4. Comprehension questions on every page 
5. An educational game to keep your child engaged! 

Download the storybook here (or click on the image). 

Elfishki Sea Carnival

In other exciting news, ALL of our Elfishki storybooks will soon be include the Highlighting of the text feature!  If you already have them installed, this new feature will be absolutely Free for you!

Stay tune for further announcements or simply upgrade your Elfishki storybooks apps to the new versions once you see them in the App Store. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dead On This Day June 27

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Jack Lemmon, American actor, he died on this day in 2001

Death is Like Taxes
We all pay the price some day
Lest All Rest In Peace

Finding Quality Air Conditioning Service

It is very important to have a quality air conditioning system in your home to feel comfortable and secure at all times throughout the year. Altering the properties of air, meaning temperature and humidity, to more comfortable conditions is known as the process of air conditioning. Any type of cooling, heating, ventilation, or disinfection that changes the condition of air is what air conditioning is more simply. There are various services that professionals can help you with when it comes to installing or repairing a system and you will feel much more comfortable once you become assisted. Charleston air conditioning services are very helpful and will help you to feel better during the hot, summer months and the winter months as well.

Mechanical and Electromechanical Cooling

There are many types of cooling but two very important types of cooling are mechanical and electromechanical cooling. The manufacturing processes are different and the temperature plus humidity controls vary depending on the type of cooling. Throughout history, different people have developed both types of cooling and improved both to better their functioning completely. Humidity could eventually be controlled and keep rooms maintained consistently throughout the year. As time has gone on, both types of cooling have increased greatly and have made air conditioning systems much better than ever before. As experts become more knowledgeable and experienced, developments improve and help communities become more satisfied with their living environment.

Importance of Air

It is crucial to feel comfortable in your home or business no matter where you live. If you have a quality air conditioning or heating system then you are much more likely to want to be home and do things within your property. It is miserable to feel hot and sweaty during the summer months when you could be in a cooled area and manage to stay indoors. Also, it can be just as miserable to be in a freezing home when the outdoors are cold as well. If you have a properly functioning air conditioning system you are going to feel comfortable in your home or business and feel as though you can handle any other situation that may come your way. If you are in need of Charleston air conditioning services then it is very important to hire an expert who is experienced and will leave you satisfied as a customer.

Security Options for Every Business

As a business owner or manager, it is your responsibility to ensure the security of your business. There are many options available to you: anything from security patrol to security grilles in Indianapolis. The following goes over a few of your options and when you may want to consider these options. Investing in security is a smart way to keep your business under control.

Securing Your Business

Cameras should be used for every business. Put cameras in plain sight and cover all angles with them so that you can see everything. Even seeing cameras somewhere can stop a burglar or trespasser in their tracks; they do not want to be caught on videotape. Recording video can also give you a way to go back and see what happened if anything goes missing or damaged. Being able to view live streaming can help you keep an eye on employees even when you are not present. Security patrol may be necessary if your business is in a high-crime location, or if you have extremely valuable things in your business. A security guard can keep an eye out over the premises when no one else is there and can stop things before they happen. While it can be costly to hire a guard, it may be worth it if you have a lot to lose. You may want to consider getting security grilles over doorways and windows, especially if your business is somewhere like a mall. You want to be able to close off your business to public areas. Putting a grille in front of windows is important to deterring people from breaking a window and crawling in. Last, consider getting an alarm if people do not often go in and out when your business is closed. This will give plenty of warning if security is breached.

Picking Security Options

Deciding whether you want an alarm or cameras or security grilles in Indianapolis may be a difficult choice. It all depends on the location and the nature of your business. You may even want to implement more than one of these security measures. If you are not sure what to do, speak to other business owners in your field to see what they chose.

Kyle And Khloe Go Rabid Over A Brontosaurus Bone

Is it me or are these kids foaming at the mouth?

Defending Your Case with a Personal Injury Attorney

Getting injured because of the reckless, malicious, or negligent behavior of another individual or entity can be a traumatic experience. While personal injury law enables victims to sue for damages to compensate their medical bills, financial losses, and other consequences from the injury, taking your case to trial can be a long and difficult road. When you contact a personal injury attorney in Montgomery, AL, to help you with your case, it may benefit you to understand the basics of what you and your attorney will be up against. After all, the defendant will almost surely have an attorney of their own, and you would do well to know some of the more common defenses used in personal injury cases.

Proving Your Own Involvement

One of the first things a defendant will try to do is to prove your involvement in the injury. In some states, this can dissolve the entire case from the start (following a practice known as “contributory negligence.”) In other words, if you were found to have played a part in any way in the accident or injury, no matter how minor,  you are not entitled to any compensation. Most states will cut back your compensation in proportion to your own involvement in the accident. You will have to check to see whether your state provides for the latter, which is called “comparative negligence,” and whether they have a cut off for the amount of fault they’re willing to still compensate you for. Some states, for example, won’t award you any damages if you are found to be 49% responsible or higher. To look at it numerically, if you were found to be 20% responsible for a car accident, and the defendant was found to be 80% responsible, your total damages will be reduced by 20%. Thus, if you would have been awarded $10,000 in damages, you will only receive $8,000.

Proving Your Assumed Risk

Another angle the defendant may take is to prove you “assumed the risk” of participating in an inherently dangerous activity. Let’s say you went skydiving and the instructor did not properly inspect your safety harness, because of his negligence, your harness became undone just prior to the landing, causing you to fall quite a distance and severely injure yourself. Because you were participating in an inherently risky sport, you may not be able to make your case. A qualified personal injuryattorney in Montgomery, AL, will be able to better assess your case, so make a consultation to hear a professional opinion.

Your Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Teen Driving Safety

During the summertime, you will see a lot more teen drivers on the road. Many of these teens are new to the road and inexperienced when it comes to dealing with the high speeds of highway driving. A car accident can change the life of a teenager, especially if he or she is at fault. That is why your personal injury lawyer in Cullman offers these tips to parents with teen drivers.

Drive with Your Teen

It is true that teenagers crave freedom and want to drive everywhere that they go. While you may be more comfortable driving the car, it is important that you give your teenager plenty of opportunity to drive with you. You can use these drives as teaching experiences.
When you drive with your teen, try to stay calm during the process. If your teen gets stressed out, it will hinder their ability to pay attention on the road. You should also try not to be critical of your teen’s driving skills. Point out positive aspects of the driving experience as well as including skills that could be improved. This way, your teen will gain confidence and also improve his or her driving skills.

Don’t Tolerate Law Breaking

Drunk or unsafe driving should never be tolerated. If your child is caught drunk driving, you should take firm action that will ensure that your child will never repeat the error again. Unsafe driving such as driving too fast, texting, or disobeying traffic laws should also be rules that should be constantly enforced. Make sure that all of these rules are known beforehand. Many parents will even choose to have their teens sign a contract with terms and consequences so that the rules are known in advance.


Limit Friends in the Car

Since teenagers are so easily distracted on the road, many parents set rules about the number of friends that are allowed in a car. For the first few months of driving, it is best that young drivers do not have friends in the car. After that, limiting the number of friends to one or two friends at a time will help your teen to better focus on the road.
By setting rules about safe driving with your teenagers, you can be confident that your teenager will be a safer and smarter driver. If you have been injured in an accident because of another driver, contact your personal injury lawyer in Cullman to discuss your eligibility for compensation.

Kids Just Want To Have Fun

Concrete: The Pros and Cons

If you are looking for a new driveway, chances are that concrete in Canton, MI, is one of your biggest options to consider. Concrete is a popular material for driveways for many reasons. If you are considering using concrete for your new driveway, you should know the benefits and the consequences to using concrete. That way, you can make an educated decision and end up with a driveway that you are happy with.

The Pros

Plain concrete can be boring to look at, but concrete can easily be colored or stamped with designs to make it more interesting. You have many choices in what you want your concrete to look like, so it can be fairly unique to your home and can match the design of your home very well. Concrete driveways are long lasting as well. They can last anywhere from 20 to over 50 years, depending on how well it was installed and how well it was taken care of. The concrete driveway may even outlast your home if you take good care of it. Concrete is fairly easy to take care of – it can usually just be washed off with a hose if it gets dirty. More thorough cleaning may include using a brush and soap. If you want your driveway to last a long time, you may need to get it resealed once a year. This is not too expensive and will help your driveway last. Another great thing about concrete is that it offers a smooth ride and is great for kids and pets to run around on.

The Cons

Concrete in Canton,MI, is more expensive to get installed than asphalt or gravel. However, it is much cheaper than pavers. The material may not last as long in extreme weather conditions. It can crack under the pressure of being too hot or too cold. The cracks will only get bigger over time. Concrete can get much more expensive if you want to spruce it up by adding color or design. The cost can double for some colors and designs. A concrete driveway will not be ready immediately; you must wait a week to drive on it and a couple months to park heavy vehicles on it.

When Your Home Has No Air Conditioning

Have you ever come home to find that your air conditioner is no working? That can be a very disappointing experience, especially if you have been out in the heat all day. When this happens, it is important that you call a company that does air conditioning in Vero Beach and have them come to your home as soon as you can. It is better to call sooner than later because air conditioning companies get very busy during the summer and you want to get on the list as soon as you can.

What to Do While Waiting for the AC Repair Company

After you have made the call to the air conditioning company and gotten on their waiting list, take some time to check out a couple of things on your own. First, the largest culprit of air conditioning that is not working is a plugged filter. Replace the filter at your furnace as well as any cold air return filters. Sometimes, this is all it will take to fix the air conditioning in your home. If changing the filters fixes the problem, call to cancel the AC repair company. Another common issue with AC not working is simply the thermostat not working for one reason or another. Make sure that it is on and set properly. Lastly, another issue you may be able to fix on your own is an air conditioning unit that is on a slant. If your landscape presents a potential for your air conditioning unit to end up slanted, take some time check it. If it is slanted, get some large rocks, sand, etc., to put under the one side so that the unit is level again. An AC unit will not work properly if is far enough out of level.

The AC Repair Team

If none of these things fixes the AC issue, then you are in a waiting game for the repair technicians to come. Having working air conditioning in Vero Beach is important because of how hot it can get, especially in the summer time. This is why it is important that you call the AC repair people as soon as you know there is an issue, even before trying the simple fixes yourself. By doing it this way, you are ensuring you will have working air conditioning as soon as possible.

A Comfortable Home with Air Conditioning and a Foundation Company

Humanity has existed for a long time. This is true for many reasons. Not the least of which being the ability to adapt and live in varied climates. Some of the hottest and most inhospitable areas have been populated and grown prosperous. Living in places like Texas where the heat can cook eggs on the blacktop has its advantages and disadvantages. Unless you can tolerate extreme amounts of heat like some kind of Swedish sauna champion, you will need air conditioning. The sun is shining and hot most of the year, so it is a great idea to install some solar panels to save on energy costs. The soil surrounding the foundation of your home is constantly being heated and cooled by rain and the sun. This causes the soil to expand and contract. You will need to keep up with a routine to keep your foundation stable and intact by contacting a Houston foundation company.
Keep Your Foundation from Shifting
The foundation of a home is typically an out of sight out of mind type of problem. Many people ignore their foundation until the damage has been done. Ignoring your foundation problems can be costly and disastrous to your home. One step you can take to save your foundation is very simple. The soil shrinking and expanding constantly causes foundations to shift and crack over time. If you keep the soil from doing so, you will effectively save your foundation. If you have the time, you can douse the entire area around your foundation with water. This will keep the soil from expanding and contracting.
Utilize the Knowledge of Experts

Living in an extremely hot climate can be tough. The foundation of your home isn’t the only thing that requires a vigilant attitude towards maintenance. Your air conditioning unit will most likely be under constant usage. Make sure you have an expert checking your air conditioning unit regularly. They will be able to fix something if it is about to break down. Also, they can make sure that everything is running smoothly so you have the lowest possible energy bill. It is never a bad idea to have a Houston foundation company and air conditioning company on speed dial.

Stay Comfortable All Year Long with Air Conditioning Repair

Comfort can come at a high cost during the hottest and coldest months of the year. Many people wait until there is an emergency situation before they think about calling in an expert. If your air conditioning or heating unit breaks down, it will cost a lot of money to fix or replace. Keeping up with regular maintenance can end up saving you a ton of money in the long run. Most companies that offer air conditioning repair in Oklahoma City will give you a free estimate. They will inspect and evaluate all of your heating and cooling systems. This will allow them to show you how you could end up saving money on energy by letting them perform routine work on your heating and cooling systems.
The Importance of Proper Maintenance
Proper maintenance is important whether you own your home or rent. If you own your home, maintenance is your responsibility. Renters have the luxury of a landlord that should take care of heating and cooling maintenance for them. Either way it is a good idea to make sure you have your heating and cooling equipment inspected regularly. A major breakdown could leave you without heat or air conditioning for days or even weeks. This can severely affect your ability to get comfortable and relax. Nobody is at their best when they cannot sleep or relax properly due to extremely hot or cold temperatures in their own home.
Yearly Routine Maintenance Can Keep You Comfortable

Make sure you include proper heating and cooling maintenance in your yearly routine. No matter where you live, the maintenance of these systems is important. Without properly working heat and air conditioning, you could wind up in an uncomfortable situation. Sweating through your sheets every night is no way to sleep. Neither is trying to huddle up under mountains of blankets due to freezing temperatures. Businesses that offer air conditioning repair in Oklahoma City will offer you a free estimate on routine procedures that will increase the effectiveness and longevity of your heating and cooling systems. You could save a lot of time and energy by adding heating and cooling maintenance to your yearly routine of being a homeowner or renter. 

Pork Curry Instead Of Chicken Curry

pork and onions

made the same way as chicken curry, just add pork instead of the chicken. You can use your own chicken curry recipe for this, we change our recipe all of the time.

LeRoy Coffie