EVEN FAMOUS PEOPLE NEED BRAIN SURGERY SOMETIMES

You look at the common man, the everyday man, who wakes up at 7am and goes to work at his common job, surrounded by the normal life and it is comforting to know the average man is doing his thing in the world. It is good to know that the world just keeps on spinning for people like you and I. When you see a movie star or a big time politician in the paper or on TV, you don’t usually thin k of them as being part of the same world that we all live in but every now and then you are reminded that we all suffer from the same human condition.  This is why when I found out that I needed brain surgery; I was amazed to discover that a lot of famous people have had brain surgery too.

Last year I was suffering from some harsh back pain, so went to see the doctor, thinking I was probably going to need a surgery on my back. As it turns out, after many tests were done, the problem was actually in my brain and I was sent to see a neurosurgeon. It all happened so fast, it was amazing to think back to the moment. After a lot of examines, my doctor told me that I was going to have to have brain surgery. I was shocked at first and I was unable to cope with the fact that a group of doctors were soon going to be inside my head.

My doctor was really amazing and he started to inform me more about brain surgery. The most impacting detail of his discourse was that a lot of famous people had undergone brain surgery.  He started to give me a list of all the people he knew of who had already had the same operation I was facing and it turned my whole perspective on the situation, around on its heels.  I soon started to lose all apprehension on the subject of brain surgery, when I discovered that many of my favorite singers, actors, and politicians had been through the same thing I was then going through.  The paramount moment came when I heard my doctor say that the lead actor in my absolute favorite TV series had the same brain operation done the year before. I started to look at the whole thing in a brand new light. I knew it was dangerous but to think that the same people who light up out movie screens had already done it; well let’s just say that night I slept a little calmer.

The operation was a success and I have never felt better in my life. I gained a lot of personal insight and self-confidence from the whole ordeal and now I just love to tell people who ask about my brain surgery, how a lot of famous people they already know, have had the same surgery before me. It just goes to show that you think you know the world around you but it always has a few more surprises up its sleeves.

Brooke’s Chem-Dry Uses Carbonated Extraction, to Clean Your Carpets, Safely and Effectively.

carpet cleanersYour floors are bound to get dirty, and you should not bother trying to prevent it.  All you can do is make sure you clean them regularly, so they do not accumulate an excessive amount of dirt and grime.  Each type of flooring must be cared for differently, though, as every material has unique properties and a unique way of being cleaned.  For the most part, in addition to the routine cleaning that you do every day or week, many types of flooring also require a more thorough, professional cleaning, every year or every couple of years.  In the case of carpeted floors, it is particularly important that you schedule a professional carpet cleaning, every year.  This serves to eliminate the long-term griminess that can build up in your carpet, after months of being walked on.  When choosing among professional carpet cleaners, you need to mindful of their cleaning techniques, as steam cleaning is no longer the best option.  Companies like Brooke’s Chem-Dry utilize carbonated extraction, instead, which is a much more effective, sanitary, and environmentally-responsible method.

Carbonated extraction is a revolutionary cleaning system that is now considered the best and most efficient way to clean your carpets, and it also happens to be much better for the environment.  The reason it is so much more effective is the fact that it uses a much more precise cleaning system.  It relies on tiny bubbles of carbonation that rise up to the surface of the carpet, with little particles of dirt, mold, and anything else that was trapped in your carpet.  After that, the device simply removes the particles from the carpet, altogether.  The reason that it is much more sanitary is the fact that it does not leave your carpet wet for nearly as long because it uses a lot less water.  Because of this, you do not need to spend the night in a hotel, as your carpet is dry enough to walk on in only a few hours.  Steam cleaning is much less sanitary, as it leaves your carpet wet overnight, which provides a lot of time for mold and bacteria to grow.  In general, the more quickly something is dried, the fewer germs will be present on it.  So, when it comes to carpet cleaning, carbonation is the latest and greatest advancement.

Carpets are not the only type of floors that need regular professional cleaning, though.  In fact, most types of flooring require some type of special care.  In the case of tiled floors, you must be very careful how you clean them, as doing the wrong thing can actually damage them.  Though carbonated extraction cannot be used on tiled floors, Brooke’s Chem-Dry has other specialized equipment for removing dirt and grime from tiled floors, without causing any damage to the flooring, itself.  Their tile cleaning devices can effectively remove every bit of dirt, grime, and mold from your tiled floors, and they will leave them looking as smooth and polished as they were the day they were installed.

Custom window treatments in our new house

One of the things that I am the most excited about doing in our new house is getting the custom window treatments that I have always wanted. I love to look at examples for what you can do with windows when ever we go to home shows or on the home tours. It is just one of the things that I love about houses, that you can spruce up and decorate your windows. I’m not much for putting decorations on the front door during the holidays, but I love to look in windows of the houses in my neighborhood when I drive by at Christmas and see the trees and the lights that everyone has up. I also love to see how people decorate their windows. It’s like adding that little extra bit to the front of your home, that you can enjoy from the inside and from the outside, because that is what you can do when you really focus on what is going to be hanging in your windows, or what is going to be view-able through your windows. custom window treatmentsThere are of course other things that I am excited about, I really do like decorating new spaces and our new home is going to be perfect for that. But I’m still trying to gather ideas and figure out exactly what I want the space to look like and what parts of our family I want it to reflect. When we decided on the types of windows we would put in all the window spaces, we also had to pick a color that we would use. And so at that time we really had to decide what the interior and exterior would look like, to match that color.

It was already going to be fun to put up new stuff, but now that I get to also decorate the windows and use that to pull together everything from the interior and the exterior, it really made sense to get to work on that aspect first. There are several other things that we could be working on, and that we certainly will be working on in the future, but right now we are going to let some of that go and just work on the windows and the way that I want them to look. The decorations that go over the windows, I suppose they are called window coverings, are going to really dictate the rest of the decorations in the house, and the colors and such. So we are going to need to be sure that we get it right the first time, the colors and the style, because the rest of everything we do in decorating the new space is going to flow from that. I even want the front door to match what I do throughout the house, so we need to be careful about how we proceed and what we choose. It will be fun, as long as I know that we have gotten the colors and style that we want correct in the first place.

FTIRatings Is the Perfect A230 Type Rating

Do you remember the first plane flight that you’ve ever been on? I do, and it was an absolutely awesome experience that I’ll never forget, unless I get Alzheimer disease or dementia later in life. I never had any fear of flying ever, and from some stories I’ve heard from people who were or are, I considered myself to be quite fortunate. I recall the captain coming on the intercom and telling us about the weather, how the skies looked and what our flight time was looking like. I decided right there and then, I wanted to be the man on the intercom talking to all of the passengers before I flew them to their destination. There’s never been any doubt in my mind ever since, that I wanted to be a commercial airline pilot. When I was growing up, instead of playing with legos and hot wheels, I liked to put together model airplanes. When I got a little older, I got into flying remote control planes and I still enjoy doing that even to this day. I didn’t just want to fly, I wanted to understand the design principles and the mechanics behind it all, so I started with remote control planes. It was an expensive hobby at first because when you crashed your plane, it was almost always damaged to the point where you couldn’t fly it again until you fixed it. I’ve ordered so many model airplane parts that I’ve lost count but installing the new parts and fixing the engine issues when they came up, really helped to further stimulate my interest and understanding of flying. By the time I was ready to graduate high school, I was under a lot of pressure from my parents to go to college, I didn’t want to let them down but I was hell bent on becoming a pilot as quickly as possible. I wanted to go to flight airline trainingflight airline training school instead of college and I was surprised that I wasn’t getting more support from my parents. I guess that they felt that I was obsessed with flying and that college would open my mind up to different possibilities in life, but what they didn’t understand was that I wouldn’t be happy unless I pursued my path. Initially, I started some initial flight training at a local aviation school doing classwork and flying in the simulator. When I ran out of money and couldn’t afford to go anymore, my parents saw how truly dedicated I was and then decided to start helping me out a little bit. They probably figured that when they were retired, they’d want to travel the world and having a son in the airline industry would be quite beneficial. I went on to get the 500 hours of flight time that I needed to qualify to take a A320 type rating course. This was going to certify me to fly five different kinds of medium- sized aircraft and would give me a good foundation to begin my career, then I’d move onto to get my 737 type rating.

Baby-proofing means fixing lots of little things like the window treatments

It is surprising sometimes just how many things that you have to change around the house in order to make it safe for kids. I know that kids have the habit of putting everything that they can get their hands on in their mouth and that once they are mobil there is nothing that is off bounds for them. After reading a bunch of how to child proof your home books and blogs and whatever else though I am almost in full freak out mode about how many things in my home can be huge hazards for the little things. At this point we have about three months before we actually have a little thing rolling around the carpets and then even after that it will be a number of months until little he or she can actually move around the house at all but I would rather start now and start to be even moderately prepared for what is to come.

window coveringI have started to make a list of all of the things that I had not really expected or anticipated. The thing I am working on right now is trying to figure out how to get all of the chords from the blinds and shades in the house up and hung on something so that the chords do not end up somehow dangling in the reach of little hands. Not only are the little plastic pieces on the ends of the blinds and shades a chocking hazard but probably more so, if by any chance the kid is able to pull the shades in just the right way it could mean the whole thing coming down on top of them. Even if it is just the pieces of the shades that are supposed to come down, it can come down quick and heavy. Thankfully since about half of the window treatments in the downstairs area are those fancy Hunter Douglas blinds that I got from Rockland Window covering that do not have the hanging down chords I only have to worry about a few of the window treatments around the house. I think that the ones downstairs are probably going to be the most important though since that is probably where the baby is going to be most of the time especially once he or she becomes mobile. I can deal with the upstairs window treatments later though. For now between getting the window coverings figure out downstairs plus the billions of other things that I have to do around the house to get ready for this baby I have plenty of things on my plate already and do not need to bother and worry too much about getting too ahead of myself about this whole thing. I knew that having a baby, especially our first one, was going to be an incredibly amount of work and stress but having to deal with all of these things plus a tornado of hormones is really adding up to be too much for me to handle right now. 

Get blinds for windows and help the environment, too.

http://www.shutterscolorado.com/I am proud to admit that I am one of those tree-hugging environmentalists.  For years now, I have recycled every single thing I can, tried to minimalize my water use, conserved energy whenever possible, purchased a composting bin for all of my organic waste, and even encouraged others to do the same.  I am pretty sure that the people closest to me, although they also love the environment, find my antics a little bit annoying.  It’s ok with me because it is what I like to do and it makes me feel that I am doing my part to pass this world on to the future generations.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that each of us do or consume or purchase each day that has a large environmental cost that we don’t even think about.  Think for example about bottled water.  There are millions of bottles of bottled water that are purchased each and every day in our country alone.  Over time, this adds up to a huge amount of plastic worldwide.  Think also about all of our phone chargers.  How many times in a day or a week or a year do you leave the charger to your phone or your computer plugged in without your phone or computer hooked up to it?  Even though your device isn’t hooked up to the charger, it is still pulling energy into it.  Over time, this adds up to a lot of energy.  That energy is produced somewhere, that usually takes a large amount of energy in itself and also a large amount of water.

Another example of things that we purchase without thinking about the environmental cost are home care items.  Blinds for windows are a great example of thisAlthough when we purchase a set of blinds we intend to use them for a long time, there are millions upon millions of people around the world doing the same thing.  Over time, just like the water bottles or phone chargers, this adds up to a lot of material and energy and probably, once again, water.  Fortunately, there are companies out there, like Colorado Shade and Shutter, that have already thought about this and acted on it in a positive and environmentally friendly way.  They purchase all of their wood for their window shutter and blinds from sustainably managed forestsWhat this means is they get all of their wood from forests that are managed by people who know what they are doing.  They only select trees that the environment does not depend on.  Rather than clear cutting forests, which accounts to a large percentage of global warming emissions, they selectively log forests.  And the great thing about it is Colorado Shade and Shutter still offers a huge selection of products, from Roman shades to window coveringsIf a company like them can protect the environment that we all depend on while not sacrificing the quality and productivity of their business, why can’t everyone be doing that?  The answer, of course, is that they can be.

Metal Design Helps Any Business!

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At first thought, many people will think that metal fabrication is a fairly straightforward process.  They might think that it is just a few people standing around in a workshop with protective welding masks on, simply adhering one piece of metal to another.  While this might have been the case a long time ago, there have been so many advances in the world that enable new and exciting kinds of custom welding jobs, so the idea of metal fabrication being simplistic metal construction no longer applies.  For example, think about all of the metal constructions and elements you experience in your life on a day to day basis.  Someone in the world was responsible for fabricating that metal bleacher stand on the high school soccer field, and other kinds of companies have consistently and productively designed many metal signs you see out in the world.  With either thing you notice in the world, it is important to know that there are hard working metal fabricators out in the world, and they strive to build not only much needed products and elements in the world, but they also make it a point to build high quality components that will last for a very long time in the world.

 

One of the most hard working and reliable groups in the greater Denver area is that of Denver Welding and Research.  They are a company owned and operated group, and they are extremely dedicated to the cause of high quality and experienced metal fabrication.  Not only are they truly dedicated to the art of metal design, but they are also experienced with using such advanced materials like nickel titanium, magnesium, metal matrix composites, and metal ceramics, all of which have their specific uses and strengths.  With either selection, the folks at Denver Welding and Research will be able to find the perfect material for any job you will need done, as they will go any lengths to give you the most customer satisfaction.

 

No matter what kind of job, Denver Welding and Research has had plenty of experience in both the private and public sectors, and with these years of added job experience and expertise, they are sure to tackle any problem or new kind of custom welding job that comes across their path.  Even if you need something done as simple as a custom sheet metal design, Denver Welding and Research will have the best tools and workers for the job.  With these kinds of sheet metal designs, they will use a specialized laser cutter to bring your signage or graphic to life, all while keeping it sound and sturdy on the best choice of metal or metal alloy.

 

With any option you choose for your next metal fabrication project, make it a point to choose Denver WElding and Research.  It is already proven that they can deliver on whatever kind of metal fabrication project they set out on, and that they will always give you or your company the best results whenever they finish their hard work.

10 Tips to Take Note When Buying Used Cars

Investing into things may it be a house, gadgets or used cars takes time to decide whether you will be pushing on buying it. Things to consider and tips to ponder on from people you know about the investment you are about to make. Especially on buying investment that requires you to put in a quite amount of money for it.

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Here are some ten tips before buying used cars.

  1. Choice of car model that you like

Choosing a car can be time consuming. One time you will like this and the next thing you will like a different one. Try to see yourself on what you will be driving so it can be easier to choose which car you buy. It will always start once you have chosen a car not unless you’ve reach this stage, it would be a waste to go on the rest of the things to do on buying a car if you keep changing mind.

  1. Prioritize your safety at all times

Unlike brand new car which has all the latest safety features, a used car may be really outdated when it can to its security. In choosing a car, always have your safety a priority at all times. You can’t buy out your safety or your life per say because you want to save a couple of bucks on buying a car.

  1. Background check

Once you have chosen a car model, always have the time to research the owner of the car just to make sure you are dealing with a legit person and a legit car. Go for a background check if the car has pending fees to be paid or legal things that come with it.

  1. Check engine number

Verify the engine number if it matches with that of the car document. Always make sure to check and verify the registration document and make sure it has not been change or tampered by any means.

  1. Check for collision or accident damage

The car may look good but you will never know if it has gone through any accident, minor or a big one. Always check the sides of the cars or keep probing the owner about the car condition.

  1. Check the odometer

The mileage matters if you a buy a used car. If the mileage is too low, it may be altered. If the mileage is too high on the other hand, always give it a second thought. Match the mileage on the condition of the car. Worn pedal breaks can be an indication that the car has been used that much.

  1. Go for a test drive

Once you have done your preliminary research and inspection for the car, always go for a test drive so you can feel how well is the condition of the car yourself.

  1. Put things into writing

If you feel like it would be a good deal that you will be having for the car,ask the owner to put things into writing. The downside of not having one, the owner or you can always claim that a certain important conversation didn’t happen or you might be missing a deal that the owner gave to you and may have alter it instead. Better put out everything into writing.

  1. Always check the documents

Check car documents carefully. Check for tampered documents or if anything on it has been altered. Verify documents in the car registry to make sure everything is legit.

10 . Check the contract before signing

Once you have everything in writing, review the contract before signing it and always have a witness on signing the contract.

 

Cosmetic dentists at Hilltop Dental Group help you get your smile back!

There are all sorts of ways that we as a society work to better ourselves in every way. We work hard in school in order to better our minds so that we can become intelligent and high functioning and well adjusted people. We work hard at our jobs in order to better our paychecks and allow ourselves to rise higher so that we might achieve bigger things. We http://www.hilltopdentalgroupdenver.com/work hard on our minds, working to continually sharpen them with reading, discussion, and puzzles. We work hard at the gym, working to define our bodies and tone our muscles in order that they might last longer as we live longer as humans. With all of these great ways to work on our bodies and minds, what other ways can we help ourselves to become stronger and better functioning people? The good news is that there are all sorts of ways that we can make our bodies not only work better for us, but also look better in the process! Indeed, appearances may not be everything, but they certainly do help a person to feel more confident in the things that they do. Dental work is perhaps one of the easiest ways to help ourselves feel a little better about our appearances. After all, what is the first thing that people often notice about each other? Their smiles! You want to be able to feel confident about your smile, knowing that your smile is as beautiful as you are! You do not want to fear that people will judge you based on the way your teeth look! Sometimes dental health is not even your fault. Some times genetics play into whether or not you have strong teeth and teeth that will withstand lots of wear and tear. Whether or not you have put your teeth through the ringer or just ended up with teeth that do not look great, cosmetic dentists are here to help you get your smile back on track!

Everyone wants to look and feel like the best possible version of yourself that there is. This is a wonderful and important goal, and making sure that you treat yourself well and give your body the nutrients it needs to make this happen is just critical! One way to take your appearance and your self care to the next level is by visiting a cosmetic dentist who can help you get your smile back to where it needs to be. The dentists over at Hilltop Dental Group in Denver are especially good at making this happen for people. After all, they know just how important a smile is; they have made it their life’s work to make sure that you and your smile are as good as can be. That is why they work hard to make your teeth shine a little brighter, turn a little straighter, and improve your overall dental look. When you and your teeth need a little spring cleaning, choose Hilltop Dental Group to make that important change in your life. The impacts will leave you smiling bigger than you ever have before!

 

Hilltop Dental

5075 Leetsdale Dr. Unit F

Denver, CO 80246

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Distress Calls and More With a Pager System

I work as a raft guide in one of the most extreme commercially rafted sections of river in the United States. Gore Canyon of the Colorado River is a ten mile section of river surround by giant gneiss wall on both sides. The Canyon is full of class V rapids that must be expertly navigated or else the consequences can be deadly. While there are a few companies out there that run the section, my company is by far the best. One of the many reasons that we are the best is because we use a pager system to communicate not only with all the boats and guides in our trips but also in order to communicate with the office back in town. While ninety nine percent of the trips that go down Gore Canyon run perfectly smooth and create some of the best memories of our customer’s lives, once in a while something happens that ends up being scary. Recently, I was leading a relatively large trip of four boats down the river when, as first boat through a class IV+ rapid known as Pyrite, I noticed another company’s upside down boat on the side of the river. I tried to communicate with the crew of the raft who were standing around. Unfortunately, the wouldn’t respond. I quickly realized that there wasn’t a guide with the crew. As I had ran the rapid first, I was in a position to set safety for the other rafts on my trip. However, I felt the need to get to the other side of the river and make sure that things were okay. I used our pager system in order to communicate with the other rafts on our trip. In this way, I ensured that none of my rafts would run rapids without the proper support and at the time get to a spot on the opposite shore where the guides could safely secure their rafts and get down to the raft that appeared to be in distress. With pagers, I was able to make it happen very quickly. Then, I got to the other side of the river where I made contact with the other raft. My observation that the raft was without guide was correct. I talked with the passengers of the raft, all of whom were paying guests and was informed that the raft had flipped in the last rapid. There had been total chaos for a while, but eventually everyone ended up safely on shore. Unfortunately, all the paddles from the raft had been lost. The guide had decided to run down the shore in an effort to retrieve all the paddles and in so doing, left the passengers standing on the side of the river waiting. I used our pager system to let the guides from my trip know what was going on. I also paged my office for instructions. Only a few minutes later, I received a text message that told me that our office had cleared it with the other company to take their passengers down with us, which we did.

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