Like with any trade career, locksmiths have gathered valuable information about locks, people and customer service along the way. Some tips, such as how to avoid scammers or where to find a reputable locksmith, have been shared many times but others you may not be as familiar with. In an article by Reader's Digest, some locksmiths give their secrets away.
What you wear, what you drive and where you are may impact how much you're charged. For example, if you call at 2:00 a.m. to have someone come unlock your Lexus, you may end up having to pay more for the service.
Locks have "grades" when it comes to protection. Locksmiths advise not to get the generic lock from the big box store and instead, splurge on at least a "grade 2" lock.
Even if the lock says "Do Not Duplicate" it can still be copied. Instead, locksmiths reccomend high-security locks with keys that can’t be replicated at the hardware store.
If you have to give a key to the housekeeper or nanny, the locksmith can key your door so that your master key works on both the dead bolt and the doorknob, but the key you give out works just on the knob. When the housekeeper comes, only lock the knob.
Only call one locksmith at a time. Locksmiths are not happy to arrive to a house and find a competitor already there.
Children enrolled in early childhood education are notorious for having lots of energy and short attention spans. They tend to be more involved in athletics that allow them to run around and rarely sit still. That being said, a new movement is sweeping schools and encouraging students of all ages to sit still and breathe for a bit.
Introducing yoga to kids and helping them find a mindset of peace and tranquility is catching in popularity and attracting celebrity supporters. Actress Goldie Hawn began MindUp, a program that has helped 150,000 kids become introduced to yoga. "We teach the kids to take brain breaks, because every brain needs a break, and because we know that meditation builds a stronger brain," she told ABCNews.com "We start them on these mindfulness and relaxation techniques very young so they can carry them their entire lives."
In one University of California, Los Angeles study, it was found that 2nd and 3rd graders at local schools who practiced "mindful" meditation techniques for 30 minutes twice a week for eight weeks had improved behavior and scored higher on tests requiring memory, attention and focus than those who didn't practice yoga. In another study, students had a decrease in student suspensions, expulsions and dropout rates
Today is May 20, m oldest kids last day of school was today i am so proud of them both we are going to have a long summer i'm going to have some good times with me kids and i will be doing my school work as well. I take care of my kids by day and school work all night sounds great.
This is turning out to be a big year for my family.
We have three graduations to celebrate -
1. My fiance just walked across the stage, graduating with his MS in Educational Leadership.
2. Although I will not be able to attend this year's graduation ceremony (due to financial obligations going elsewhere), I am graduating with my BS in Criminal Justice.
3. My little-big son wil be graduating from Kindergarten.
We are also celebrating -
1. My niece will be a new mom soon, so her nickname will change from Minnie Mouse (it's her voice) to Mama Mouse.
2. My son went greek and is now a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
There's so much more to celebrate, along with some disappointments and loses. The lessons to be learned from each and every situation we all encounter is to remember that life is short. There will be good and bad times, but all can be endured with the right attitude, patience, dedication, determination, diligence and the right people in your corner, but most of all, as long as you put God first and know that he has your back always, you will soon see the light at the end of any dark tunnel. So, embrace every moment and faithfully thank God for it all.
The small, private school of Hofstra University is experiencing a loss after the death of a junior this past weekend. Andrea Rebello was accidently shot by a police officer after he was trying to free her from a hostage situation.
The story being reported is that a man broke into the home Andrea shared with her twin sister and two roommates. After a night of drinking, ex-con Dalton Smith allegedly entered the home demanding money from Andrea and one of her roommates. When they didn't have enough, Dalton held up his gun and demanded Andrea's roommate Shannon Thomas to go to an ATM. Instead of withdrawing money, Shannon called police who came to the home. Dalton used Andrea as a human sheild, but cops thought they had a clean shot. The police officer fired eight times: 7 shots struck and killed Dalton but one bullet hit and killed Andrea.
The police officer responsible for the shooting is currently on leave and the police have not released a statement regarding Andrea's death.
For African-American high school seniors growing up in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, attending prom wasn't an option. At the time, civil rights issues were front and center and marches for desegregation and equal opportunities were happening often. In fact, a youth run protest against segregation that May is what many students believe to be the defining act that caused prom to be cancelled. Now, 50 years later, those students finally got their dance.
Getting their hair done, picking out a new outfit, and dancing to The Temptations and Etta James with the one they love finally became a reality for those senior students - who are now senior citizens. "It's really a much more pleasant event because we can afford the attire, we have no problem getting back and forth," former student Eugene Arms said. "It makes you appreciate everything when we were children. The sacrifices people made."
Although James Madison High School doesn't have a school organized prom, remember there is nothing to stop you from dressing up, grabbing your friends and loved ones and dancing the night away. Memories can be made wherever and however you want.
My name is Becky and let me take you on the crazy tour of my mind. No 2 thoughts are really connected and tend to bounce around aimlessly until I can either tether it in place or let it slip thru the many cracks of my mind and therefore lost forever. I drive for a living, at night, on a run that's billed at H13. Talk about crazy stuff that happens that, unless you have been on it with me, will never believe.
Hi folks.Do you guys wanna see a real cool SKS? I ran across one and paid $40 for it at a gun show.Two weeks ago,I found an upgrade kit from Tapco,installed it, and i am absolutely tickled with the result.Go to my photo album and look at the before and after pictures,if you'de like.Other than that,I'll see you all at graduation! Take care!
I haven't been motivated to do much lately. Spring has arrived and with it comes the responsibilities of planting, watering, and tending our vegies in the garden area and greenhouse. However, now that I have most of the physical, hard work completed I can get back to my schooling. I admit, it's hard to confine myself to the office space in the house when the sun is shining and it's beautiful outside. So...I must get my laptop up and running in order to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors as well as work on my class.
I have heard that to write well, you must write what you know; sometimes I don't feel like I "know" anything at all. *sigh* I'm sure I do, but some days feel more blocked than others. Right now I have way too much on my mind...J.K. Rowling really hit the nail on the head with the whole pensieve idea; too bad there's not a way to actually be able to remove memories and thoughts and store them like that.
Well, I think it's time to try and bust through this mental block in my brain and get some writing done...good or bad, I need to write.
Life is hard when you haven't gotten a diploma are any type of degree that's why i decided i would go back to school ? It's people in this world is older than me and can't read are write and that's why i feel everyone deserve a second chance in life to go back and try to better them selves that's why i push my kids in school to pay attention to the teachers and stay focus on there goals and dreams. Education is the key to sucess.
Line Set Cleaning for R-410A Retrofits, Refrigerant Conversions, and Compressor Burnouts
When converting R-410A from R-22 and using the same line set it is necessary to thoroughly clean out the system by flushing it. There are several varieties of flushing solutions available from your AC supply which will effectively flush oil, moisture, acid and other impurities from any HVAC system and completely evaporate from the system during evacuation prior to charging. These flushing solvents can be used for both Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems requiring R-410A retrofits, refrigerant conversions, and compressor burnout cleaning. They can be used with all refrigerants and compressor coils. To flush a system thoroughly:
1. Use a flushing solution from your AC supplier or R-11 kit and safety equipment including gloves and goggles.
2. Recover the R-22 from the system.
3. Disconnect any power leads.
4. Using a tubing cutter, cut the suction and liquid lines at both the condenser and evaporator.
5. Temporarily connect the liquid and suction lines at the evaporator using clear plastic tubing and hose clamps.
6. Put a clean container at the outlet of the liquid line at the condenser to catch solvent and contaminants as they are purged from the system.
7. Connect the flush can using the hose.
8. Connect the refrigeration service hose to the can valve and to the suction line outside with injection tool and rubber adapter.
9. Invert the flush can and dispense a 15-20 second burst. Inspect the clear tubing at the evaporator and look for liquid. If no liquid is present continue 15 seconds until liquid is observed. Follow flush solution with a regulated supply of dry nitrogen and push the solvent into the receiving container while observing the condition of the material. When you see that the solvent is clear, the flushing is complete. Follow with a dry nitrogen purge.
10. Connect the line set to the new evaporator and condenser and evacuate and leak check and charge per factory specifications.