October 22nd, 2014
The actual design of an outdoor lighting system is determined by the site characteristics, the landscape effect desired its function, and the homeowner's personal tastes.
Most hardware stores and home improvement centers sell low voltage kits with a built-in transformer and a timer which lets you determine when the lighting is activated or deactivated.
The transformers use 120-volt current, which is standard in nearly all households. The transformer then converts the current to 12 volts ...Read the rest of this entry »
October 21st, 2014
Today the trees got their voices back.
What's that you ask? Trees and voices?
Yes, today when I went for my walk, the trees chatted happily to each other. You see for most of the winter, since leaf fall, the trees have been silent. During my winter walks I heard only the forlorn moaning as the winter gales blew through their upper branches, a sound like ghosts who cannot, or do not wish to leave, the temporal plane.
Today all that changed. Spring is like that. One moment all of nature is ...Read the rest of this entry »
October 20th, 2014
by Cormac McCarthy*
Your weber gas barbecue is a portable outdoor cooking appliance. With the weber gas barbecue you can grill and barbecue and roast and bake with results that are difficult to duplicate with indoor kitchen appliances and the foods you eat will include fish or meat or poultry like the tottering mexican gamebirds that scratch and tumble against one another on the baking piebald clay. Scrawny and sunblind they spasm like marionette grotesques borne on strings manipulated by some ...Read the rest of this entry »
October 19th, 2014
We all know that keeping our tools, homes, and vehicles clean not only beautifies them, improving their appearance, but also helps to keep them working properly as well. But what do you do when they get REALLY dirty - perhaps with months - or even years - of dirty, grimy build-up? In these situations, traditional cleaning methods just won't cut it! That's where pressure washers come in.
Pressure washers make use of water, and pump it at a very high level of pressure, which is sprayed on the ...Read the rest of this entry »
October 18th, 2014
95% of all affiliates make $0 - $100 a year. I don't know about you, but in my books, this is not a living. Becoming a super affiliate and joining the 5% who ARE making their living online is not difficult. Follow these simple steps and you're on your way to joining the ranks of the super affiliates.
Mindset: Get in touch with your grey matter. Program your mind with positive, committed thoughts. If you believe it, you can achieve it. It sounds a bit like a sales seminar, but the bottom line ...Read the rest of this entry »
October 17th, 2014
Yesterday I spent some time reminiscing on some information that was shared with me last year by Minister Winston. I met him at the Brooklyn Public Library while writing about Adam. At that time I was pondering about issues related to the creation of man and of the world. As we spoke, he shared something that hit me like a bomb. He told me that God conceptualized Adam in Genesis 1 before He created him. This truth from Genesis 1 stirred up several thoughts in my spirit. I started to see the ...Read the rest of this entry »
October 16th, 2014
Bike tires, unlike car tires, lose their pressure on a daily basis, so its necessary to check their pressure daily and reinflate when necessary.
A few days ago, I was driving happily along the highway, heading home from a run to a bookstore. A passing motorist honked at me and then pointed toward my car as if there were something wrong with it. I nodded and waved and slowed down, and they passed me. However, my car was behaving as it always had... there was no "pull" or rough riding to indicate ...Read the rest of this entry »
October 15th, 2014
If your at-home carpentry jobs have been taking place in the driveway or on the floor of your garage, you can build you own garage workbench tailored to fit your personal needs, and you don't need to spend a lot of money doing it. A garage workbench will spare you back and knees, and, if you decide to make it a bit more complex, will have drawers and shelves in which you can keep the tools ad materials for your carpentry jobs.
You garage workbench will be more durable if you construct it with ...Read the rest of this entry »
October 14th, 2014
"Customer service is the never-ending pursuit of excellence to keep customers so satisfied they tell others of the way they were treated in your place of business."
A big problem in the sales world today is that many salespeople and companies spend more time and money to get a new client than to keep their current clients satisfied.
One of the keys to customer service is go the extra mile. Give the client more than they paid for. Treat everyone like they are the most important person in the ...Read the rest of this entry »
October 13th, 2014
Odds are good that you have some lighting in your yard, probably by the driveway and the front and back doors. This lighting is ample enough to let you walk up to your house at night without tripping over anything. That's important, but outdoor lighting should take home security into consideration too.
You might need to increase the number of garden lights, floodlights, etc. that you have around your house in order to make your yard an inhospitable place for a burglar at night. You should place ...Read the rest of this entry »