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Garage floors take a lot of abuse. From chemical spills to grease and tire marks, your garage floor goes through a lot. If you want to keep your garage floor safe and looking its best, then you need to choose the right coating or covering for the floor. Here are some of your options.
One of the most popular coatings to protect your garage floor is an epoxy coating. Epoxy coating repels spills and stains while hiding minor imperfections. When looking into Chicago garage flooring options, most people look to epoxy to suit their needs. Contractors apply it easily by first grinding the floor with a diamond-blade rotating device. Then, they prime the floor, paint it and add a protective top coat.
When it comes to epoxy, you can customize it. Choose colored vinyl flakes to make the floor appear more random. Likewise, the more color in your floor, the more likely you are to hide the dirt and grime that’s bound to show up in the garage.
If you want to make your garage look like a showroom, then you can use interlocking rubber or plastic tiles. These come in a variety of patterns and colors. Choose the right colors based on your personal preference. These are quick and easy to install without being dull or boring. Everyone likes customization, even in the garage. Now, you do need to take into consideration that interlocking tiles may not stand up as well against high traffic.
This is not necessarily a coating, but it will make your garage floor look brand new. Professionals spray this finish onto the concrete slab to make it look like marbled stone. The stain is not a surface protector, however. This means that you may need a xylene-based or urethane sealer.
Professionals apply urethane sealer with a brush or roller. This high-gloss protective coating will keep your garage safe from sunlight, stains, and spills. Now, you could also choose acrylic or latex coatings. However, you need to keep in mind that these are more vulnerable to chemicals and tend to be matte finishes. If you want something that stands up against chemical spills, then urethane might be your best option.
When it comes to your garage floor, you deserve to have a floor that you can be proud of. Your garage floor goes through a lot and it’s important to keep it protected. After all, floors last longer when there’s a protective coating.
Whenever I watch the news, I am sometimes appalled by how politicians act in public. I don’t know if it’s just for a show or they are really not in their right minds. This is the reason why I try to limit watching the news on TV. I prefer reading or watch short clips because I can just quickly abandon when things get too out of this world!
One of the news that got into me lately is the childish act of Marikina Mayor Teodoro over the issue of the appointment of the chief of police in his city. I mean… why should a mayor get irked over the issue of reassigning chief of police within different cities? The Philippine National Police sure has reasons why they do these things. And since the PNP has no mandate for them to inform the local government executives for immediate changes such childish acts are uncalled for.
Well, good thing that Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde was quick to criticize this local official. He said that policemen do have a career path to follow and are also expected to be promoted. And when a promotion comes and the official is called to their new post immediately. they can temporarily assign an OIC to make sure the command post is not vacant. However, the mayor, as provided by law, can choose one based on the recommendation presented by the PNP. A temporary OIC is the quickest way to answer the need of the city.
Mayor Teodoro vehemently denied doing childish acts but calls it unfair. He said he doesn’t want to tarnish the relationship between the LGU and the law enforcement agency.
For me, removing your initiative to support PNP’s gas allowance after hearing the reassignment of your city chief of police and bringing it back after is a bit childish. Just like a kid telling another kid that you are not friends anymore after a small disagreement. Well, there are funnier acts by other politicians, but sometimes being childish lands them on national news! And I laugh! Hahaha…
Anyway, I am glad to hear that National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Major General Guillermo Eleazar is at it again. He is active and really takes his job seriously. He wants the PNP to be better. It makes me wonder what is that next thing he will be doing to alleviate PNP’s reputation to the entire country.
When observing existence, many comparisons become apparent. However, some of these comparisons may appear unlikely depending on the recipients. A metaphor is an example of two things that would not usually exist alongside one another. The easiest way to think of metaphors is to view prior cases. When someone says that ‘life is a highway’ they do not mean that life is a highway. Life is an adventure where you travel until the inevitable end. Along the way, there are many sights to see and things to experience. With this said, life is something intangible and experienced. Since this is the case, it is unlikely that each highway in existence represents a unique life. Metaphors are used to describe many ordinary happenings in life.
Time is a malleable concept, and people use metaphors to describe how people use it. For example, someone may have told you that you are an early bird. If you are reading this piece, it is highly unlikely that you are a bird. However, if you are seeing this content early in the morning, you are likely to be described as an early bird. Conversely, you would be a night owl if you are viewing this content late at night. Since you can hear an owl’s presence at night, people that stay up late receive the name ‘night owl.’ These examples compare two unlikely things but provide meaning through continued use.
Comparing Metaphors and Similies
Metaphors and similies both compare two unlikely things with each other. Though, similies differ because of the use of ‘like’ and ‘as.’ Similies are easier to use because they provide writers with a bridge to connect two things. The phrase ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ is much easier to think of as opposed to ‘life is a highway.’ You are most likely familiar with opening a box of chocolates and not knowing what to expect. The former is commonly associated with life and how unpredictable it can be. It is likely that you have been on a highway before, but this does not mean the association between life and a highway is readily apparent.
When writing an elaborate metaphor, many experts suggest that you experience a wide variety of things. Making unlikely comparisons involves living in an unorthodox manner. If you are sticking to a routine that is not diverse in activity, it may be difficult to think of interesting metaphors. Nevertheless, breaking your routine behavior and stepping outside of your comfort zone will create new connections. Poets and lyricists exemplify individuals who form metaphors sharper than Viking helmets. Thinking of metaphors and other forms of figurative language will keep your mind engaged in other areas of life too.
Metaphors are birds. They frequently fly over people’s heads and are extremely difficult to catch. Metaphors equate to broken glasses. If you are not attentive, they can slip right through your fingers. Creating metaphors is an amusing exercise of creativity and may help shake off writer’s block. If you have not already tried, think of metaphors to share with others.
There are so many home entertainment providers out there in the market today. Some use fiber-optic internet, others use cable and yet others use satellite dishes to deliver their services. Just to mention a few examples without using any specific criteria, we have the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Cinema Now, VoD, Apple TV and DirectTV.
The difficult question now is… how does one pick the right provider that will suit them best out of all the available options? Here are some important things to consider that will assist you to make the right decision.
Consider who is in your home. What do they like to watch? You need to think about yourself as well. What is your favorite kind of entertainment? Are you a movie person? What kind of movies or shows are you interested in? Horrors? Comedies? Reality shows? Drama series?
Or maybe you are one of those people that just love to watch music videos. Or possibly you are a sports person, the type who would not dare to miss any important game or match. You like to keep abreast with what is happening so that you will chip in when discussing games with your friends.
Perhaps you might just happen to be a news junkie, a documentary lover or a religious fanatic. Whatever the case, the point is that the provider you choose should be able to bring to you the content that you desire to view.
Access Across Platforms
In this mobile age, you will most likely want to be able to access your desired content at any time and from any place. You should, therefore, consider how accessible the entertainment provider’s service is from different platforms.
Will your choice be compatible with all your devices and gadgets? We are talking about your phone, laptop, tablet, TV, and every other media device that you own. The more accessible the service is across different platforms, the better an option it is for you. More importantly, the transmission across all the platforms should be hitch free.
Another thing to look out for is whether the service can be streamed on more than one device simultaneously. This would be an added advantage for you. Some services offer the capability of being able to create a number of different profiles on one account. This will enable every member of your household to customize their own viewing preferences. That is a really helpful feature to have so that everyone can enjoy what they like without interfering with the choices of others.
Apart from the type of content that they offer, it would be good to also factor in how many channels the entertainment provider is going to bring into your home. The more the channels, the wider your viewing options or scope and the better the choice as a provider. You never know, you may inadvertently fall in love with a channel that you were not initially inclined to, just because you opted to venture into the unknown and go for more.
How much something is going to cost you is always a determining factor when shopping for anything. Find out the installation and monthly or annual fees that each provider is charging. When you compare the price and the package, what will give you good value for your money? Will your pocket be able to comfortably meet the costs? Ask yourself these kinds of questions as you diligently consider the various options available to you.
Ease of Use
When you bundle services together, it makes it easier for you to use them. The most common bundles have internet, cable or digital cable, and phone services. There are some applications that you can install that will deliver to you all these services at a go. You will need to make sure that all the services integrate easily with one another. Something that may be a deciding factor for you is a provider that not only bundles all these services together but also gives you the option to get free installation.
Quality may be a deal breaker when you are looking for a service provider. You will probably be looking out for two things. One, you will be looking out for the quality of the content, lest you end up boring yourself to death. Two, you will be looking out for the quality of media – whether it’s HD, UHD, 4K, or 8K.
Ask yourself how reliable their signal is. Are they prone to interruptions, say, for example, during bad weather? You would not want to experience a blue or black screen with a ‘no signal’ message right in the middle of your favorite sitcom when things were just beginning to get interesting.
Nothing sells like good customer service. Check out how the service provider takes care of their customers after they have sold their product and gotten their money. Do they offer guarantees? How long do the guarantees last? The longer the guarantee period, the more reason to opt for that service.
How many hours are they open to serve their customers? Is their customer call center based in the States or is it outsourced? What is the speed and quality of their response to customer complaints and queries? Make sure that you do your research before you finally settle on which home entertainment provider you will go for.
Who in this world does not like freebies? Be sure to look at the different offers and specials from each service provider. Some providers have added entertainment packages, like gaming, which will also be something to consider depending on your preferences. The number and types of extra features and benefits comparable to the price package are important decision-making factors. How many and what kind of free channels have they thrown into your package? Ask yourself these questions and let the answers guide you to your decision.
You thought it was going to be an easy decision to make, right? Well, nothing good comes easy. Take your time, analyze and research, so that you will be able to get what you want – and more – at a cost that you will delight in paying. Regret is painful. Do not inflict it on yourself.
When my children were younger, the preschool teachers taught them about the community helpers. These community helpers, just like what the name suggests, are here to help the community – us. These are the teachers, the doctors, the firemen, the postman, the cops, and many more. We introduce these people to our children as someone we can trust and ask for help.
But the problem is… what if these community helpers betray our trusts? What then? How are we going to tell the children about this?
For me, being a mother of three, I don’t want to be the bringer of gloom and doom to my children. BUT I want them to know the realities of this world. There are those who are meant to really help and there are those, not all but a few, who do bad things rather than good. And as much as possible, I want them to know that there are still good people in the world.
The Bad Cops
One example of community helpers gone bad are those police gone berserk, instead of keeping the innocent safe from drugs, they are the ones who sell them.
And these are a few examples of those who have gone bad. This is the reality and this is the sad truth. There are rotten tomatoes in a bunch of good ones.
The Good Cops
But there is another truth, not all of them are bad cops, there are still good policemen out there to watch over and protect us. And there are those that make sure these bad policemen get punished for betraying the community’s trust and that is NCRPO Chief Brigadier General Guillermo Eleazar. He makes sure that the guilty get what they truly deserve.
Of course, I am not saying that only those on the top brass are doing what’s good, there are also from the lower ranks who are getting recognized for being good policemen at the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Some of the officers who recently received Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting (PNP Wounded Personnel Medal) are the following:
PO3 Christina Villanueva
PO1 Arman Cañezares
SPO1 Jerry Pascual
PO1 Jonathan Peralta
PO1 Marino Dulagan
PO1 Leo Mar Orence.
And here are some of those who received Medalya ng Kagalingan:
Police Chief Inspector Sandie Caparroso
Police Chief Inspector Alfonso Saligumba III
SPO2 Emilio ABoyolen
PO3 Mario Maramag
PO2 Marlon Ico
PO2 Raymund John Sansano
PO1 Eustaquio Nuarin II
PO1 Francis Miko Bose
PO1 Rodel Sibal
PO1 Marvin Fang-asan
PO1 Roy Uanan
PO1 Eddie-son Galpao.
The Safety of The Community
Because of people like them, I can still hold on to the hope that there are still true community helpers surrounding us. These are the people who will try to keep the community safe. If people like NCRPO Chief Brigadier General Guillermo Eleazar continue to exists, I am assured that the rotten tomatoes will continually be separated from the good ones. And the good ones prosper and reward for their awesome deeds.
As for my children, I always tell them that we can still trust our policemen here in the Philippines. There are still those who uphold the truth in the Philippine National Police. Just like what Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” I am glad that the good men of PNP are still doing what is expected of them. Rest assured, evil will not triumph, bad cops will not linger.
Did you know that for every dollar you spend on upgrading your home, approximately 75-80 percent of that goes back into the home as an increase in value? That’s fantastic knowledge to have and tells you just how valuable home improvement projects are. To increase the value of your home, focus on upgrades you were going to do anyway and plan carefully. Here are some of the best value upgrades you can make to increase the worth of your home.
Upgrade Your Landscaping
Curb appeal is extremely important. Everyone judges books by their cover and everyone judges a house by what they can see. When a potential buyer or appraiser comes by your house, what’s the first thing they see? Is your yard brown? Is your flowerbed full of dead plants? Are there hardscaping components that are broken or damaged? All of these items decrease the value of your home. To increase the value of your home, fix up your landscaping. Weed, seed and feed your yard and bring it back to life. Water your plants and make them healthy again. Fix eye-sores in your yard. These simple updates can make a huge difference in the value of your home.
Upgrade Your Garage
Garages are often overlooked but can increase the perceived value of your home. If a homeowner takes the time to upgrade their garage, you know that the rest of the house is even more impressive. Upgrade things like garage flooring, install shelves and cabinets, hang tools from the wall. All of these updates are manageable in cost and can greatly increase the value of your home. Even better, many companies offer garage equipment financeoptions.
Upgrade Your Kitchen
Kitchens have become the centerpiece for most homes in the United States today. You get a large bang-for-your-buck when you invest in kitchen upgrades. Painting is a very easy upgrade that makes a big difference. It will change the overall feel of the kitchen. Cabinetry can be refinished either by sanding and re-staining or painting faux finishes. A beautiful backsplash can make everything in the kitchen pop.
Upgrade Your Bathroom
Too many homes have utilitarian bathrooms. They are made to serve a purpose, but it’s a short-sighted purpose. Many people no longer view the bathroom as simply a place to go when nature calls, or when you need to shower. Instead, the bathroom has become a place of rest and relaxation. Consider brightening up the color in your bathroom. Update the tile and flooring. Create a spa-like ambiance in your bathroom and you will greatly increase its value.
If you’re ready to upgrade your home, consider tackling one of these projects and enjoy the increased value they bring.
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In this modern age where both parents work and children are being raised by single parents, finding a good daycare is quite important. Daycare centers offer a safe place to leave your child while you head out of the house for various reasons. They also give your children a chance to socialize with other kids. Some businesses have care centers for their employees’ kids but many do not which leaves you on your own when it comes to finding reputable childcare. If you do not have this arrangement in your workplace, then you need to find a place that you can trust. You can find the right daycare in Southern California by using the tips below:
1)Look For A Certified Daycare
All caregivers in California are required to register for a Child Care License. However, not all caregivers have been registered, so you should look up their credibility. Make sure that the caregiver or the center has been licensed for your child’s safety. It would help if you also asked for an inspection report that shows the center has been approved.
The care providers should be skilled in early childhood education or have similar training in the child development field. Additionally, they should have updated training in first aid and CPR for infants. An approved center will have the right infant to caregiver ratio and implement various safety measures. You can also confirm their credibility by asking for testimonials from parents who take their children there. If you are looking for credible daycare in Southern California, daycare Escondido services are not hard to come by. One of these service providers is Children’s Paradise. It is a preschool and infant center that offers full-day childcare.
2)The Care Provider Service Cost
Every child requires the best care possible, but this comes at a cost. The best care providers are nannies who charge about $16 per hour, which is quite high. If you can afford a nanny, then your child will get the best care money can buy. However, if you are on a budget, you need to find a service that you can afford. Daycare centers are relatively cheaper since they care for multiple children. Some offer all services, for example, meals and diapers, so you will have to pay extra for these items. Other care services require only a hosting fee. They are cheap. However, you have to carry your child’s food and sanitary items. Make sure you pick one within your budget to avoid using a huge portion of your income.
3)The Location of the Care Center
Pick a daycare that is near your home or office. This is a great consideration especially if you have an unpredictable schedule be it classes or work. A nearby location makes it convenient to drop off and pick up your kid at any moment. The daycare center should also be located in a safe environment and should not be close to busy streets. The loud noise in the streets has a huge effect on a child auditory system and can elevate his or her blood pressure level. If they have an outdoor playground, it should be spacious, fenced, and the kids should be supervised. Make sure the indoor environment is also safe and clean for your child.