I’m sitting writing this whilst the Autumn leaves are falling and the first bare patches of earth are arriving in my garden. Whilst there are lots of plants outside that will keep giving pleasure through the winter this is a great time to think about indoor gardening. After all, it’s cold outside!
On a sad note, longtime New York Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard died yesterday at the age of 99. To all Yankee fans, Sheppard’s was an indelible part of the team, whose distinctive and eloquent voice introduced players to the field for 56 seasons until a throat infection forced him to permanently retire in 2007. He was such a part of the franchise that Yankee captain Derek Jeter to this day continues to use a recorded introduction by Sheppard before each at-bat.
Foreman paving contractors Joseph and Betty. Sweetgrass Baskets of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina: a proud tradition, a valuable investment . . . South Carolina: Joseph and Betty Foreman, n.d.
Shape up from home. If a gym membership is not cheap enough for your budget, get a fun work out tape and plan to workout with a friend. After your workout, you can share a fruit-and-veggie smoothie or go shopping together. There are great tapes for all kinds of desired workout results. Pilates, Taebo, yoga, and step workouts may all produce different muscle-tone results, but all will ultimately help you slim down for summer!
On Friday, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials reversed their earlier decision, paving in Durban the way for more than $6 million in federal funds to make their way to areas in Suffolk County hit hard by the deluge. The funds are intended to go into projects that will ‘reduce the likelihood’ of such damage from future storms. Local officials, including Representative Tim Bishop, lobbied hard to get FEMA’s decision reversed, providing them with all sorts of weather data to connect the March 29-30 storm with another storm earlier that month that had been declared eligible for disaster funds.
In order to add value, money-wise or aesthetic, your choice has to be made from three kinds such as asphalt, concrete and gravel. There are kinds that need more maintenance, repair or replacement. Why would you want this kind? One that last longer may be the asphalt pavement. Although this may also require maintenance, your task will be lesser compared to the other two. Asphalt pavement had withstood the test of time. And when properly taken care of, this will maintain is appearance.
Once you have met with each of the contractors you will need to wait for their bids. Most contractors should easily be able to get back to you within a week’s time. Once you have the bids from each of the contractors you will need to compare them. Remember that cost is only one factor of the evaluation. You also need to think about how you felt when you met with each of the contractors. It is possible that you clicked with one more than the other. You also need to make sure that before you award the job to a contractor you have investigated the references. The results of contacting the references can really help you make your decision. It is best if you can visit the sites of previous jobs in person rather than seeing photos of the work in an album.