Don’t Build On a Flood Plain without Flood Insurance

noahs_arkMost loyal readers of the Home and Garden Top 100 blog should be well aware of the necessity to protect their home from water damage Utah. This is true regardless of whether they live in Utah or any other state. Certainly if said reader lived in a state other that Utah they would be protecting their home from water damage (whatever the name of their state is). But really, this distinction is of no matter because water damage is water damage no matter what state (or country for that matter) it happens to occur. So in that respect, water damage Utah can really happen in any state when you think about it.

Proceeding from the well established proposition that water damage Utah can happen in any state let us now discuss how a reader of the Home and Garden Top 100 blog should go about protecting their house therefrom. One of the best ways to do this is to not build your house on a flood plain. It goes without saying that floods are more likely to happen on flood plains than areas that are not designated as flood plains. Accordingly, it also goes without saying that it is a good practice to avoid building a house on a flood plain in order to avoid that same house incurring water damage.

Another way to protect a house from water damage is to make sure that it is ensured against flood damage. Of course this type of protection occurs after the water damage has been incurred. Nevertheless, most home owner’s insurance policies do not protect against flood damage. It is for this reason that the Home and Garden Top 100 Blog strongly recommends home owners purchase a separate flood insurance policy. This is especially true if the house in question has been built upon a flood plain.

Contemplating a Maid Service to the Stars

cleaning productsMany people speculate as to whether life exists on other planets. On the one hand, the universe is so vast containing not only billions of stars but billions of galaxies each of which potentially containing billions of stars. Each star system has the potential of containing planets. Most planets are inhospitable to life as we know it. But given the sheer number of potential planets it is not difficult to imagine that even some small fraction of them could and do contain life such as we know it. On the other hand, despite the un-provable and random reports of encounters with aliens there have been no creditable reports of actually seeing any of this potential extraterrestrial life.

Another aspect to consider (one that probably not people consider) regarding this topic is whether the aliens that may potentially exist might have maid services the way we do here on Earth. Hear me out on this one. The fact that we live on a habitable planet not only confirms that such an occurrence is possible but also suggests that it might also exist somewhere else. In the same way, the fact that a maid service Salt Lake City exists suggests that not only there are maid services in other cities but perhaps also on other planets as well.

Many people might make the observation that this sort of speculation is ridiculous. Why would anyone waste their time speculating about whether a maid service Salt Lake City might exist on another planet much less write a blog post about it? There is really no credible argument to refute this sort of criticism. In many ways it is a ridiculous sort of speculation. On the other hand it satisfies a blog post’s word count requirements just as well as any other topic. So in that sense it is not so ridiculous as one might think.

The Road to Enlightenment

decorative gravelDriving a car on the highway is an allegory for the highway we all travel on the road to enlightenment. When a person drives a car he or she must maintain a focus on the activity of operating the vehicle. At the same time he or she may not be acutely aware of what he or she is doing. This is because driving (particularly on the highway) becomes a sort of meditative activity. The driver of the car maintains an awareness but is also operating instinctually to a large degree.

Obviously, the driver cannot loose all appreciation of reality lest they find themselves in a collision repair Salt Lake City. If they are lucky they will be there and not in a hospital. But meditation is by no means a loss of contact with reality. Indeed, meditation is a focusing of attention upon reality itself. It is an exercise in seeing reality for what it actually is independent of judgment, bias and other intellectual overlays the human mind tends to paint it with. Accordingly, it become imperative that the driver and the meditator perform their activities impeccably otherwise they may find themselves in a state of extreme danger.

But who can truly differentiate between the driver and the meditator? In a solipsistic universe the mind is all there is. All perception of an outside world is merely a projection of the mind perceiving it. This includes the world itself, all other people seemingly acting within the world and perhaps even God himself. Within this framework the question arises as to whether it is important that a driver crashes a car and ends up in a collision repair Salt Lake City? There is the sense that in the solipsistic universe the crash did not “really” happen. But when the mind is all that exists and a crash happens within that mind is the crash not as important as it otherwise would be?

The New Normal

organizing 2The maid service Salt Lake City arrived today as she does every other Friday. When we first hired her to clean our house it seemed like a new and novel luxury. No longer did we have to spend the time and effort that it really takes to get the house looking clean. No longer did we have to put up with a house that continually got messier and messier over time. No longer did we have to continuously project into the future the negative pictures of the house either being messy beyond compare or us having to expend effort beyond compare to return it to a clean state of existence.

So, now we live in the reality in which the maid service Salt Lake City arrives every other Friday to clean our house. We have grown accustomed to her visits. It is (in effect) the new normal (to coin a phrase). As such, it no longer has the feel of a new and novel luxury. Now it feels more like something we have become dependent upon. It is almost like an addiction in that if the cleaning service were to be suddenly taken from our lives we would miss it and perhaps experience something akin to withdrawal symptoms.

On balance it is better to have the maid service visit us every other Friday than it would be to not have her visit. The obvious advantage to this arrangement is that our house now returns to a baseline level of clean every other week. It could be argued that we are now made reliant upon the maid service and therefore vulnerable to the impact of its removal (should such a reality materialize). I suppose that is true but the impact of such a situation is not so dire as to make me not want her to visit.

The Importance of External Links

-1x-1As a cutting edge SEO Salt Lake City company what would you say is the best way for a web site to achieve a high rank in a search engine’s listings?

 

BF : The most effective method for a website to increase its search engine listings rank is to obtain external links.

 

What exactly is an external link?

 

BF : Simply put an external link is any hyperlink on another website that links back to the primary website.

 

Why is this important?

 

BF : External links pointing to a primary website are important because they are an easy and objective way to measure how popular the primary website happens to be.

 

So website rankings are determined primarily by the number of links pointing to them in combination with specific search terms?

 

BF : Primarily yes, but there are other factors at play as well. For example, if the linking domain is determined to untrustworthy then it will likely not help to augment the primary website’s rank.

 

What factors determine whether a website is trustworthy or not?

 

BF : A website containing nonsensical or spam content is typically flagged by web crawlers as untrustworthy. Also websites designed for the sole purpose of embedding a link to a primary website is also likely to be labeled as untrustworthy.

 

Are those types of websites easy to spot?

 

BF : It depends on the content. Many Utah SEO companies employ freelance writers to create content. When content is created by a person it is less likely to be flagged as spam by a search engine web crawler.

 

What other factors come into play?

 

BF : Web crawlers also look at the popularity of the referring website as well as the content relevancy relative to the primary webpage it links to. There are many other factors but the ones we have so far discussed are very important in terms of SEO.

To Name a Few Scents…

Tips for WinterizationDreams as commonly defined are characterized as a progression of mental images, feelings and other sensations that seem to transpire outside the volition of the person experiencing the dream during a state of sleep. Another commonly used definition of the word dream is in the context of an aspiration or goal. These types of dreams are goals to achieve and are very much more within the volition of the aspirant although not entirely so in every situation.

 

One situation where a dream lies squarely within the volitional powers of the aspirant is the situation where the aspirant makes the very fateful and impactful decision to join Scentsy. This decision is both fateful and impactful because it both changes the future of the aspirant and because it alters the living standard of the aspirant in a very significant manner. One might say that to aspire to this dream is to dream the dream unlimited.

 

Whether a person chooses to join Scentsy or whether that person chooses to remain a civilian it must be declared with much certitude that scents abound in everything and everywhere. It is these very scents that are the stock and trade of a Scentsy sales consultant. There are a myriad of scents to choose from including but by no means limited to the adored Scentsy Bar, the Amazon Rain Scentsy Bar, the Apple S’mores Scentsy Bar, the Aussie Plum Scentsy Bar, the Baked Apple Pie Scentsy Bar, the Bamboo Yuzu Scentsy Bar, the Beach Scentsy Bar, the Berry Bubble Blue Scentsy Bar, the Black Raspberry Vanilla Scentsy Bar, the Blackberry Merinque Scentsy Bar, the Blond Wood and Moon Flower Scentsy Bar, the Blueberry Cheesecake Scentsy Bar, the Blueberry Rush Scentsy Bar, the Bonfire Beach Scentsy Bar, the Bora Bora Blossom Scentsy Bar, the Braeburn Scentsy Bar and the Brazilian Grapes Scentsy

Improving Lives One Dirty Sock at a Time

organizing 2I am sitting here with a woman who works for a cleaning service Vancouver and I will start by asking her why do we even need to clean our homes?

 

CL : There are health reasons I suppose. If you are constantly breathing in dust and other air born pathogens your breathing and over all health will be negatively affected.

 

You sound like you don’t believe that is the most important reason for someone to have their house cleaned.

 

CL : That is highly perceptive of you. Yes, I believe the most important reason for a person to have their house cleaned is the psychological benefit.

 

Psychological benefit?

 

CL : Yes. When a person has their home cleaned especially by a maid service Vancouver he or she begins to achieve a certain peace of mind. I very much believe this.

 

How did you come to this belief? Was there a specific situation you experienced that revealed this to you?

 

CL : There was no one specific incident per se. I would just say that after many years of cleaning other people’s homes I have come to observe the effect it has on them. I sense more than anything that an aura of peace descend upon the person and their entire demeanor changes.

 

Why do you think this is?

 

CL : I think it has to do with the cleanliness but also with the fact that everything in their world has been put in its proper place. They know where to find things. They know that the burden of cleaning their world has been lifted from their shoulders.

 

That is pretty profound.

 

CL : It is profound and that is why I feel no shame in the work that I do. I know many people look down on house cleaning as menial labor. But I see it as a personal calling. I am improving the lives of people one discarded dirty sock and dust bunny at a time.

 

The Axiomatic Essence of Signs and Banners

It is axiomatic that signs and banners exist to convey information to the people who view the sign or banner. By the very nature of a sign or banner it will convey whatever information it contains to whoever happens to see it. It is in its essence non-discriminatory in other words. Now, a sign or banner can certainly be placed in a location where it is more likely to be seen by a specific audience, however, the exposure to this particular audience is only a statistical likelihood and by no means a certainty.

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It is also axiomatic that signs and banners are non-interactive modes of conveying information to an audience. Put another way the person who views the sign or banner can not derive additional information from the sign or banner over and above that which is displayed within the content of the sign or banner. Of course with technology it is possible to design a sign or even banner that is more interactive through the use of electronic touch screens, however, the traditional sign or banner does not generally possess this ability.

 

Finally, even though a sign or banner displays information and is positioned in such a way as to be available to a specific intend audience there is no guarantee that said intended audience will react in the way the designer of the sign or banner intended. The audience might not see the sign or banner, for example. Even if the intended audience sees the sign or banner they might choose not to react to it either because they misconstrued the information displayed or the information was not compelling to them for whatever reason. Because all people possess

Successful ASVAB Preparation

flowersEvery candidate for enlistment in the United States Armed Services must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test prior to enlistment. This is true for each and every branch of the United States Armed Services including the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marines Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Coast Guard as well as the U.S. National Guard. The ASVAB will test each candidate’s qualification for enlistment as well as determine which occupation within the United States Armed Services would be the best fit for the candidate.

 

Most successful candidates for enlistment prepared for the ASVAB by taking the ASVAB practice test. Taking the practice test will prepare the candidate for enlistment both by making them familiar with the test format as well as preparing them for the various subjects covered by the ASVAB test. The subject areas covered by the ASVAB test include (1) General Science, (2) Arithmetic Reasoning, (3) Word Knowledge, (4) Paragraph Comprehension, (5) Mathematics Knowledge, (6) Electronics Information, (7) Automotive and Shop Information, (8) Mechanical Comprehension, (9) Assembling Objects as well as (10) Verbal expression. The ASVAB test includes both a standardized, computer test format section and a written test format section.

 

When a candidate for enlistment into the United States Armed Services prepares for the ASVAB test by taking the ASVAB practice test he or she will likely substantially increase the probability of a successful outcome. It is possible for a candidate for enlistment into the United States Armed Services to preform well on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery without having taking a practice version of the test, however, it seems likely that most successful candidates do in fact take multiple versions of the practice version. For this reason and for this reason alone it is highly recommended that any candidate for enlistment prepare for the ASVAB by taking the practice ASVAB test.

Free Association with an Ogden Electrician

What is the first thing you think of when I say the word “electricity”?

 

E : I think of energy. Specifically I think of the famous Albert Einstein equation energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. Electricity is energy and there is a fundamental relationship between mass and energy.

 

I heard Stephan Hawking say that this equation means that energy and mass are essentially the same thing.

 

E : That’s right. Energy is equal to mass accelerated to the speed of light.

 

That is strange to think about. I commonly think of energy as a force or in the case of electricity as a stream of some sort. By contrast, I think of mass as something solid and stationary.

 

E : That’s certainly how it appears and because energy and specifically electricity behaves differently than mass according to a specific set of rules it is necessary to hire people who specialize in the behavior of this particular form of energy. That is why when you have electrical problems you need to call an electrician Ogden.

 

In our normal everyday experience energy and mass seem like two completely different things. What is the practical implication that they are essentially the same.

 

E : There probably is no real practical application to this knowledge as it relates to your every day experience. That is unless you think of philosophical applications as practical.

 

Philosophy is practical in the sense that I think all the time and philosophy impacts the way I think and perceive the world.

 

E : Well in that case there is a practical application. The fact that energy and mass are the same makes you think of them differently than you would if you considered them to be different. You will still need to call an electrician Davis County when you have an electrical problem, however.