Chemical Properties of Water

The water molecule is comprised of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. This is what is meant by the chemical shorthand H2O. This unique chemical structure gives rise to the special properties specific to water. For example, the fact that the oxygen atom bonded to the two hydrogen atoms possesses valences or the ability to bond to other atoms or molecules gives rise to the destructive power of water. In other words, if water did not bond and react with other atoms it would not interact with them and something that cannot interact with other atoms there is no way that it can cause damage.

Rust and rot are two very obvious types of water damage Utah that the H2O molecule can cause. Rust happens because the oxygen molecule bonds with the atoms that make up the metal it comes into contact with. When this happens the chemical structure of the metal changes into rust. Similarly, the oxygen molecule will bond to the atoms and molecules making up the atomic structure of wood and cause it to rot by changing its chemical structure.

Those of us who are not chemists or other types of scientists tend not to think about water damage Utah in this manner. When we do think of water damage we tend to think of it in terms of the water seeping into the metal or wood and causing damage by soaking it and somehow undermining its integrity. This is in fact what is happening but it is happening because the way the atoms bond and interact with each other. In a sense water is transformative in that it changes the materials that interact with it from one substance to another. By contrast we tend to think that the substance that has rusted or rotted essentially stay the same but is weakened somehow.

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

We can all agree that it is a good thing to live in a clean house. Often this is accomplished by hiring a house cleaning Vancouver service. To that end I have often heard it said that “cleanliness is next to godliness” and I am not quite sure what this phrase means. First of all, if cleanliness “is next to” godliness then what occupies the space of godliness. Does the phrase imply that godliness occupies the next space on a continuum of cleanliness such that “filthiness” is all the way on the left and “godliness” is all the way on the right and “cleanliness” is right next to “godliness”? If that were the case then godliness and filthiness would be degrees of the same thing. If true, what might that thing be?

This line of speculation borders on blasphemy. For one thing “godliness” with a lower case “g” is a quality and not a god in and of itself. Accordingly, to use the word “godliness” with a lower case “g” suggests a possibility of there being more than one god. If on the other hand we were to spell “godliness” with a capital “G” then it could be interpreted as implying that the one true God exists on a continuum with “filthiness”. Of course this will not do by and standards of decency.

It goes without saying that no house cleaning Vancouver service wants to be associated with blasphemy. Even if their personal beliefs on the matter were neutral it is quite probable that the personal beliefs of many of their customers are not neutral. Accordingly, said service would do well for themselves not to use the phrase “cleanliness is next to godliness” except within the privacy of their cleaning service headquarters safely out of earshot of any of their potential customers.

Get Comfortable With Visual Aids

The eighth project in the Toastmaster’s Competent Communicator manual is entitled “Get Comfortable With Visual Aids” and involves the use of visual aid to help the audience understand and remember the main thrust of the speech. The first objective for project number eight is for the speaker to select visual aids that are appropriate for the message he or she intends to convey to the audience. For example, if the speaker decides to give a speech on the topic of what the experience is like to actually join Scentsy as a sales consultant he or she may choose to employ various Scentsy products including but not limited to candle warmers or Scentsy bars.

 

The second objective to project number eight is for the speaker to use these selected visual aids correctly, with ease and confidence when delivering the speech. Because the time allotted for this particular speech is a mere five to seven minutes the speaker must deliver the speech and use the visual aids as efficiently as possible. On efficient and effective way the speaker might employ the use of visual aids is to pass around a Scentsy product so that the audience can actually take in the scent and appreciate it for themselves.

 

Not everyone can truly appreciate what it means to join Scentsy if they have never done that on their own. Accordingly a speaker who is attempting to faithfully describe this phenomenon accurately has their work cut out for them. This, of course, is both the true challenge as well as the true reward of project number eight in the Competent Communicator Manual. There are many factors that will work to determine whether or not the two objectives of the speech have been successfully achieved by any particular speaker. The most important factor in this determination is probably how comfortable the speaker is in using the visual aids he or she has selected to use.

The Destructive Power of Water

Oh water, thou destroyer of homes with your floods and your seepage. You soak into wood and rust away metal. What we work so hard to build up you mindlessly tear down without a second thought causing untold water damage Utah. Forgive me for personifying you who are so clearly not human. You are a force of nature and as such not only do you not possess a second thought, you never had a first thought to precede it.

 

What can be done in the face of such a mindless destroyer of all our works? Certainly we must take steps to avoid water damage Utah in the first place. For example, we must not build our dwelling places on a flood plane where we know water is want to travel. Certainly we must take steps to mitigate water damage one it happens by cleaning up the mess and drying the place out. Certainly we can purchase a separate flood insurance policy as we know well that home owner policies typically do not cover this contingency.

 

Our civilization is a proud one and we must strive to keep it from declining with all our hearts. Water cannot defeat us so long as we do not give in to it. Let the fire in our hearts continue to burn brightly. Never shall we let the forces of wetness douse this most precious flame. It is known that man’s life on this earth is fleeting and full of misery and yet we stubbornly persist and resist the forces which desire to break us. Perhaps many generations from now the light of vitality will grow dim and go out. But that time is not now and therefore we will stand proud in the face of the destructive power of water. Let it do its worst and when it is done we will build it up again.

What to Look For When Choosing Weber State Housing

Many incoming students attending Weber State University in the fall will be considering their options regarding where they will live. The first choice for most students looking for Weber State Housing will probably be the dormitories located on the Weber State University campus. Some students, however, desire other options. Fortunately for them, there are several good housing options in addition to the Weber State University dormitories, many of which are conveniently located near the Weber State University campus.

 

The two most important factors to consider when choosing housing is how close the housing is to the Weber State University campus and how large is the living space. In order for off campus to be practical it should at least provide living space that is larger than the living space provided by the on campus dorms. There are many other factors to consider when choosing Weber State Housing. Obviously, an important factor to consider is the monthly rent charged by the landlord. Another important factor to consider is whether the housing in question provides high speed internet. High speed internet is essential for any modern American student. Certainly any perspective student will want the premises to be in good condition, safe and up to code. Most reputable landlords will provide this type of information upon request. There is certain information that a landlord or real estate agent is not allowed to provide by law. This type of information typically is concerned with the racial make up of the other residents living in the apartment complex or surrounding neighborhood.

 

For any student attending Weber State University it is essential that they are a good fit with the housing they ultimately choose to inhabit. Housing that is a poor fit with its inhabitants could negatively impact the academic success of the inhabitant. As such, students should be especially vigilant in choosing where they live while attending Weber State University.

Planning a Hassle Free Birthday Party for Kids

Birthdays are all about making the birthday boy/girl feel special. We want to recognize his or her unique qualities, and let them shine! One of the ways to accomplish this is to plan a personalized birthday party. Now, many people can get carried away when it comes to party planning (myself included). Continue reading Planning a Hassle Free Birthday Party for Kids