So I decided to pick up a new hobby. I’ve always loved how aquariums look, I find them to be calming. So I had decided building an aquarium from start to finish was going to be my next project.
The first thing I did was pop into my local Tropical Fish retailer, poke around and ask questions. The first thing the employee went over with me were the types of sands available. The first one he listed was silica sand. Well being the ditz that I am I said, “isn’t that what comes with your new shoes? I have lots of those in my closet!” Turns out that is silica gel which is a drying agent. Its a good thing I said that because if I used it I would’ve killed my fish before they had a chance. The employees had a good laugh at my expense on that one!
I work in industrial cleaning. That’s not just using a mop and bucket, that’s removing all-weather paint off of concrete, and removing rust off of steel. One of the best things to happen in my line of work is using recycled glass media as an abrasive agent.
First, the stuff is environmentally friendly. It’s made from glass bottles that have been pulverized to powder. This takes less energy than melting it down and re-casting it. It’s also easier on us – the amount of dust and particulates that come up are greatly reduced. Now I’m not going to say you can just breathe normally where this stuff’s being used – you still need a face mask and breathing filter – but there’s a lot less of it, and the particulate size is more regular, making it easier to filter out.
My boss likes it too – the stuff is flexible for wet or dry sandblasting, and it’s competitively priced per ton.
If your ability to hear is not the same, you should see an audiologist or doctor immediately. They will recommend getting help with the use of a hearing aid. There are many different digital hearing aids on the market today. If you are experiencing a problem understanding a conversation, think about all of the advantages to wearing a hearing device.
Hearing loss is also known as the invisible health condition, because there are no obvious signs. It is usually a very gradual process. In most cases, your friends and family members will notice the hearing loss first. You will notice a difficulty in hearing over the telephone or listening to a television show.
Many people tend to automatically deny any problems with hearing. Remember, denial will only delay a real solution. The earlier hearing loss is diagnosed; it can lead to a very positive outcome. Wearing a hearing device can immediately improve the quality of your life and make you hear much better.
Giving money to any one of the hundreds of thousands of charities that are registered in the UK is a choice that many of us make but what influences our choices and why do so many charities fair better than others?
These are the questions I continually ask myself. I choose to donate some of my hard earned money to just two charities. One is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier rescue because I love the breed so much and have always owned one, and the other is a cancer research group because my father died of cancer just three years ago.
It would seem that many of the most prosperous and successful charities have been successful at securing a brand name that almost everyone recognises and are therefore able to advertise themselves far more widely than the smaller, independent charities.
It also appears (certainly giving my choice of charity and the reasons behind it) that people in general give to charities that have a direct connection with their own personal circumstances.
The wedding reception was winding down. My cousin the bride had danced with her Dad and husband. We had eaten dinner and cake until we could eat no more. At my table were my parents, my mom’s sister and her husband, my brother and his wife, my date and I. It was around 8pm and a few stars had come out in the night sky. It was beautiful, candlelight, stars and soft music. Sudden I caught a shooting star out the corner of my eye. Maybe it wasn’t a shooting star but a star shower meteor shower because others notice. Then another one, quickly we realize the wedding fireworks show had begun. The bride and groom took their place in the garden and it was just beautiful. In between enjoying the show, we took pictures of the bride and groom under the fireworks. It was a beautiful ending to a stunning wedding.
I’ve been to many places in this world over my many years of travel. From London to Beijing, and Moscow to Pakistan, I have seen many beautiful countries and places. Every place and every country has its own story to tell, its own culture to breathe in for any weary traveler. On all my travels, I have stayed at various hotels, hostels, people’s homes, and in some very rare occasions in the streets. I have even camped out in the wilderness of Alaska. Every adventure had its high points but never have I had the luxury of staying in a hotel, better than the hotels in Dubai. My stay there made me feel as though I was a king. The hospitality is amazing, and the customer service out of this world. I felt very well rested on my way out and would go back in a heartbeat if I had to.
In southern United States, air conditioning Bury is running pretty much all the time. I suppose this depends on where you are, but where I lived it ran for the majority of the year. It made lives comfortable, a sweet haven away from the blistering southern heat.
Now that I live in Canada, things have changed. It doesn’t take a skilled meteorologist to know that Canada is cold. In the harsh winter months, I am left freezing and huddled up with an electric blanket, attempting all I can in order to get warm. Since Canada is only hot a couple months a year, a lot of people simply don’t have cooling systems inside their homes.
Canada can definitely get hot during the summer, sometimes managing to compete with the temperatures from southern United States. So here I am, in the humid heat, armed with cold water and fans, desperately wishing for the cold air I only need a few times a year.
The city is frozen with guilt and pain as the once famed Mayor steps down from his leadership role. Citizens everywhere are filled with tears as they watched him make his last stroll down the steps of city hall and head for the front lines of battle with cancer. The frozen guilt of the city cannot be thawed not even with a barrel of rock salt as households wondered with thoughts of should have or could have. Loyal voters took responsibility for working the mayor so hard. Faced with the final stages of cancer the Mayor kept his secret battle to himself putting his city needs before his. That wasn’t the only thing the Mayor kept to himself; after his affair with his secretary had gone on long enough before anyone could find out he resigned from his position. Now he has to stop the threatening scarlet letters of betrayal.