Shuttle From Salt Lake City to Park City

Sometimes you just want to get away from your home and garden and take a shuttle from Salt Lake City to Park City for a change of pace. Yes it is true that Salt Lake City has a lot going for it. There is the Temple Square where the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints resides. In this location you can see the Mormon Temple and its associated buildings. Many book worms will also enjoy a visit to the Salt Lake City Public Library. It goes without saying that the Great Salt Lake itself is an attraction any visitor to Salt Lake City will want to take (a float) in.

SHUTTLE FROM SALT LAKE CITY TO PARK CITY

But all these attractions in Salt Lake City can become tiresome after a while. This is especially true if you are a resident of Salt Lake City and have already visited these attractions many times before. It is for this reason that you might want to find a mode of transportation away from Salt Lake City to some other more pristine location. But you also probably do not want to go very far as time is limited for most people in this modern age we live in.

Can anyone think of a better location to take a shuttle to from Salt Lake City than Park City, Utah? There is the Park City Main Street Historic District. If skiing is your thing there is the Deer Valley Resort. Perhaps you might want to visit the Utah Olympic Park or the Alpine Coaster. If you are in the mood for a more mellow experience there is always the Park City Museum which is conveniently located on Main Street in the heart of Park City. Of course when you are done visiting all these attractions you can then return to Salt Lake City on the shuttle you rode in on.

 

The Signs and Banners That Never Were

IMG_0699My neighbor has not displayed signs and banners from his porch in some time. Susan, his neighbor to whom his signs were directed has presumably finished her treatment and is doing well. Moreover, we know that the home owner’s association sent him a letter to stop hanging signs from his front porch because many of the neighbors complained. It is clear to me that this sign hanging neighbor has a creative urge to communicate to the public through the use of signs. It is equally clear to me that this urge has been squelched by the powers that be. I have to wonder, however, if this urge had not been squelched what new signs might we have seen?

WHAT SIGNS AND BANNERS MIGHT WE HAVE SEEN?

One has to wonder what new signs we might have seen displayed from my neighbor’s porch. Perhaps he might have found another neighbor who was suffering from a sickness or other misfortune to whom he might address a whole new series of signs. Perhaps he might start a running commentary on the current political situation. Perhaps he might continue his sign dialog (or monologue) with Susan on some topic other than her sickness and treatment.

The possibilities are literally limitless. Conceivably and idea could be translated into an image or words and then displayed from a sign. What if everybody started displaying signs from their porches to the people living across the street from them. What kind of world might evolve from that situation? What if we were all mandated by law to display signs from our front porch indicating our thoughts on various subjects? Obviously, in our free society, such a law would be unenforceable as well as unconstitutional. Still, we are free to speculate on what is, what is not and what might be.

Another Case of Water Damage Ogden

download (6)It is with extreme reluctance and a heavy heart that the Home and Garden Top 100 blog must report the existence of water damage Ogden this week. The water damage happened to a house in Ogden late on Monday evening. The water damage seems to be the result of heavy rains and the resultant flooding. Rising waters began to surround the house around 6:00 Pm in the evening. The inhabitants of the house did not see a reason to leave at that time but their anxiety levels were clearly rising. By 8:00 PM the water had risen to a level where it became apparent that the family should seek higher ground.

FAMILY ESCAPES WATER DAMAGE OGDEN

The family left their house around 9:00 PM with as many possessions as they could pack and carry with them. They found accommodations in a nearby town and waited out the rains. On the following day they returned to the house to assess the damage. Unfortunately the water seems to have inundated the first floor of the house as well as the basement. At first glance there appeared to be minimal structural damage. The most significant damage was to the sheet rock in the walls of the first floor.

The carpeting and wood floors on the first floor and in the basement will have to be removed and replaced. Obviously the saturated sheet rock will have to be removed and replaced as well. As of yet there does not appear to be any significant mold issues but that is always a concern after a house has undergone water damage. A mitigation crew has been assigned to the house. This crew will remove the damaged materials and deploy fans and heaters to dry out the affected areas of the house. By all estimates it will take a month or so to return the house to its pre-flood state.

The Road to Enlightenment

decorative gravelDriving a car on the highway is an allegory for the highway we all travel on the road to enlightenment. When a person drives a car he or she must maintain a focus on the activity of operating the vehicle. At the same time he or she may not be acutely aware of what he or she is doing. This is because driving (particularly on the highway) becomes a sort of meditative activity. The driver of the car maintains an awareness but is also operating instinctually to a large degree.

Obviously, the driver cannot loose all appreciation of reality lest they find themselves in a collision repair Salt Lake City. If they are lucky they will be there and not in a hospital. But meditation is by no means a loss of contact with reality. Indeed, meditation is a focusing of attention upon reality itself. It is an exercise in seeing reality for what it actually is independent of judgment, bias and other intellectual overlays the human mind tends to paint it with. Accordingly, it become imperative that the driver and the meditator perform their activities impeccably otherwise they may find themselves in a state of extreme danger.

But who can truly differentiate between the driver and the meditator? In a solipsistic universe the mind is all there is. All perception of an outside world is merely a projection of the mind perceiving it. This includes the world itself, all other people seemingly acting within the world and perhaps even God himself. Within this framework the question arises as to whether it is important that a driver crashes a car and ends up in a collision repair Salt Lake City? There is the sense that in the solipsistic universe the crash did not “really” happen. But when the mind is all that exists and a crash happens within that mind is the crash not as important as it otherwise would be?

The Axiomatic Essence of Signs and Banners

It is axiomatic that signs and banners exist to convey information to the people who view the sign or banner. By the very nature of a sign or banner it will convey whatever information it contains to whoever happens to see it. It is in its essence non-discriminatory in other words. Now, a sign or banner can certainly be placed in a location where it is more likely to be seen by a specific audience, however, the exposure to this particular audience is only a statistical likelihood and by no means a certainty.

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It is also axiomatic that signs and banners are non-interactive modes of conveying information to an audience. Put another way the person who views the sign or banner can not derive additional information from the sign or banner over and above that which is displayed within the content of the sign or banner. Of course with technology it is possible to design a sign or even banner that is more interactive through the use of electronic touch screens, however, the traditional sign or banner does not generally possess this ability.

 

Finally, even though a sign or banner displays information and is positioned in such a way as to be available to a specific intend audience there is no guarantee that said intended audience will react in the way the designer of the sign or banner intended. The audience might not see the sign or banner, for example. Even if the intended audience sees the sign or banner they might choose not to react to it either because they misconstrued the information displayed or the information was not compelling to them for whatever reason. Because all people possess

A Conversation with a Home Owner who’s House Suffered Water Damage

decorative gravelI understand your house suffered some water damage. Can you describe what happened and the damage it caused.

HO : Sure Jim. Yesterday it rained for ten hours straight. Now, our roof was in need of repair apparently and water leaked in. Some of my furniture and carpet got soaked. It is unclear whether there has been any structural damage. The room is smelling a little musty so there might be mold growing in there but I’m not certain about that.

What steps did you take to mitigate the water damage Utah?

HO : Well, we ripped out the carpet and cut out the section of dry wall that got soaked. We then put some fans in the room to dry them out. We will also have to get the roof looked at and see what kind of repairs will be needed there.

Did you call a contractor to come out and inspect the damage?

HO : We did. They have not gotten here yet but they claim they will come within twenty-four hours of the time the house suffers water damage Utah.

What will they do when they get here?

HO : Like I said, they will assess the damage and then take steps to fix the damage. We already did some of the work like ripping up the carpet, cutting out dry wall and setting up the fans. If we were not as handy as we are then I suppose they would have done all that. The next step is to find out whether there has been any structural damage. If there is then the cost of repair will be significantly higher.

You will probably have to get the insurance company involved if that is the case.

HO : Definitely. Not sure if the cost of repair will exceed the deductible without structural damage.

The Science of Water Damage

The water molecule is composed of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom bonded together. It is the oxygen in this combination that is the reason water damage Utah will occur to houses and other structures. This is true because the oxygen atom within the structure of the water molecule has valences or the ability to bond to other atoms and molecules. When the oxygen atom bonds to other atoms or molecules it will change the atomic structure. This is the process by which water will cause metal to rust and wood to rot.

Water damage Utah also occurs to houses and other structures because water is an essential ingredient for life to form. This is also because of the valences available in the oxygen atom within the water molecule. This allows the oxygen to bond with the carbon atom which also possesses more valences than the typical atom. These extra valences allow carbon and water to form complex molecules with many different types of atoms. Life seems to be only possible through the formation of complex molecules. Mold and other life forms capable of damaging houses and other structures come into being through this matrix.

Water is neither good nor bad. It is a fact of existence. The behavior of water and the damage it can cause to houses and structures is simply a function of its molecular and atomic structure. Therefore when water damages a house or structure it is important not to take it personally. Rather, a homeowner must simply take the steps necessary and possible to mitigate and fix the damage the water has caused. Perhaps this admonition is easier said than done. Sadly, these steps are necessary within the reality in which we exist. Such is the nature of the imperfect material existence in which we find ourselves.

Keep Your Car Running Longer With These Tips

Keep Your Car Running Longer With These Tips

How do you feel when you realize that your car is in need of repair? It is not fun, and you might think that there is no good road to take. However, you’re just misinformed, and you need the right information to help guide you along. Continue reading to learn more about what you can do.

Check the tread on your tires regularly to make sure they are safe. Tires that have less than one quarter of an inch of tread probably need to be replaced. Also be aware of any bulges or cuts on the surface of your tires as this may indicate a weak area that could blow out and cause an accident while you are driving.

Always ask lots of questions when you take your car to get repaired. Don’t let the mechanic intimidate you. Ask why something needs to be fixed or how it will be done. If the mechanic tries to brush you off, doesn’t look at you, or refuses to answer your questions, consider taking your car to someone else.

Regular washing of your car will help prevent it from rusting. When you keep your car clean, rust will be held back. Find a wax that offers an extra layer of protection.

Go over your owner’s manual and dog ear the most useful pages. If you have to get an auto repair, the mechanics will need to know specifics from the manual that are unique to your car. Sometimes you may find things that you can easily fix yourself and do not require a trip to the dealership.

Collision

You need to fix small chips in your windshield as soon as possible. A small chip or crack will get bigger if your go over a bump or sustain a small collision. Go to a good collision repair shop and you will be able to fix a small chip without spending a fortune.

Repair

Understand the repair costs prior to leaving your car with any shop. Labor costs especially can run at different levels from shop to shop, especially if a specialist is involved. You’ll want to know what you are getting into prior to learning about it the hard way days later.

Keep accurate records on what work has been done on your car and when. Many repair shops will keep this information for you, but that only works if you see them for everything for major breakdowns to oil changes. This can help in diagnosing problems, as you can show what fixes have already been attempted.

Keep a basic repair kit in your car trunk at all times. A simple kit consisting of wrenches, jumper cables, screws, and a jack can be a lifesaver if your car breaks down on the road. This will allow you to make small repairs on the spot, saving you the cost of an expensive tow truck.

Always read your owner’s manual before you begin to repair your vehicle. There may be information in your manual that you need to know in order to keep from making a huge mistake. To be sure that you do not waste time and money be sure to look through your manual before you even start.

Hopefully this article has provided you with valuable information that you can take with you to make better decisions regarding auto repairs. If you take the advice you’ve read seriously and start looking towards better solutions, it is going to pay off. Always remember that you don’t want to enter into any situation without having control because you are the owner of the vehicle, and it is expensive.