The New Normal

organizing 2The maid service Salt Lake City arrived today as she does every other Friday. When we first hired her to clean our house it seemed like a new and novel luxury. No longer did we have to spend the time and effort that it really takes to get the house looking clean. We can no longer waste time and money to choosing best shower tile cleaner or another household supplies. No longer did we have to put up with a house that continually got messier and messier over time. No longer did we have to continuously project into the future the negative pictures of the house either being messy beyond compare or us having to expend effort beyond compare to return it to a clean state of existence.

So, now we live in the reality in which the maid service Salt Lake City arrives every other Friday to clean our house. We have grown accustomed to her visits. It is (in effect) the new normal (to coin a phrase). As such, it no longer has the feel of a new and novel luxury. Now it feels more like something we have become dependent upon. It is almost like an addiction in that if the cleaning service were to be suddenly taken from our lives we would miss it and perhaps experience something akin to withdrawal symptoms.

On balance it is better to have the maid service visit us every other Friday than it would be to not have her visit. The obvious advantage to this arrangement is that our house now returns to a baseline level of clean every other week. It could be argued that we are now made reliant upon the maid service and therefore vulnerable to the impact of its removal (should such a reality materialize). I suppose that is true but the impact of such a situation is not so dire as to make me not want her to visit.

The Importance of External Links

-1x-1As a cutting edge SEO Salt Lake City company what would you say is the best way for a web site to achieve a high rank in a search engine’s listings?

 

BF : The most effective method for a website to increase its search engine listings rank is to obtain external links.

 

What exactly is an external link?

 

BF : Simply put an external link is any hyperlink on another website that links back to the primary website.

 

Why is this important?

 

BF : External links pointing to a primary website are important because they are an easy and objective way to measure how popular the primary website happens to be.

 

So website rankings are determined primarily by the number of links pointing to them in combination with specific search terms?

 

BF : Primarily yes, but there are other factors at play as well. For example, if the linking domain is determined to untrustworthy then it will likely not help to augment the primary website’s rank.

 

What factors determine whether a website is trustworthy or not?

 

BF : A website containing nonsensical or spam content is typically flagged by web crawlers as untrustworthy. Also websites designed for the sole purpose of embedding a link to a primary website is also likely to be labeled as untrustworthy.

 

Are those types of websites easy to spot?

 

BF : It depends on the content. Many Utah SEO companies employ freelance writers to create content. When content is created by a person it is less likely to be flagged as spam by a search engine web crawler.

 

What other factors come into play?

 

BF : Web crawlers also look at the popularity of the referring website as well as the content relevancy relative to the primary webpage it links to. There are many other factors but the ones we have so far discussed are very important in terms of SEO.

To Name a Few Scents…

Tips for WinterizationDreams as commonly defined are characterized as a progression of mental images, feelings and other sensations that seem to transpire outside the volition of the person experiencing the dream during a state of sleep. Another commonly used definition of the word dream is in the context of an aspiration or goal. These types of dreams are goals to achieve and are very much more within the volition of the aspirant although not entirely so in every situation.

 

One situation where a dream lies squarely within the volitional powers of the aspirant is the situation where the aspirant makes the very fateful and impactful decision to join Scentsy. This decision is both fateful and impactful because it both changes the future of the aspirant and because it alters the living standard of the aspirant in a very significant manner. One might say that to aspire to this dream is to dream the dream unlimited.

 

Whether a person chooses to join Scentsy or whether that person chooses to remain a civilian it must be declared with much certitude that scents abound in everything and everywhere. It is these very scents that are the stock and trade of a Scentsy sales consultant. There are a myriad of scents to choose from including but by no means limited to the adored Scentsy Bar, the Amazon Rain Scentsy Bar, the Apple S’mores Scentsy Bar, the Aussie Plum Scentsy Bar, the Baked Apple Pie Scentsy Bar, the Bamboo Yuzu Scentsy Bar, the Beach Scentsy Bar, the Berry Bubble Blue Scentsy Bar, the Black Raspberry Vanilla Scentsy Bar, the Blackberry Merinque Scentsy Bar, the Blond Wood and Moon Flower Scentsy Bar, the Blueberry Cheesecake Scentsy Bar, the Blueberry Rush Scentsy Bar, the Bonfire Beach Scentsy Bar, the Bora Bora Blossom Scentsy Bar, the Braeburn Scentsy Bar and the Brazilian Grapes Scentsy

Improving Lives One Dirty Sock at a Time

organizing 2I am sitting here with a woman who works for a cleaning service Vancouver and I will start by asking her why do we even need to clean our homes?

 

CL : There are health reasons I suppose. If you are constantly breathing in dust and other air born pathogens your breathing and over all health will be negatively affected.

 

You sound like you don’t believe that is the most important reason for someone to have their house cleaned.

 

CL : That is highly perceptive of you. Yes, I believe the most important reason for a person to have their house cleaned is the psychological benefit.

 

Psychological benefit?

 

CL : Yes. When a person has their home cleaned especially by a maid service Vancouver he or she begins to achieve a certain peace of mind. I very much believe this.

 

How did you come to this belief? Was there a specific situation you experienced that revealed this to you?

 

CL : There was no one specific incident per se. I would just say that after many years of cleaning other people’s homes I have come to observe the effect it has on them. I sense more than anything that an aura of peace descend upon the person and their entire demeanor changes.

 

Why do you think this is?

 

CL : I think it has to do with the cleanliness but also with the fact that everything in their world has been put in its proper place. They know where to find things. They know that the burden of cleaning their world has been lifted from their shoulders.

 

That is pretty profound.

 

CL : It is profound and that is why I feel no shame in the work that I do. I know many people look down on house cleaning as menial labor. But I see it as a personal calling. I am improving the lives of people one discarded dirty sock and dust bunny at a time.

 

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

Successful ASVAB Preparation

flowersEvery candidate for enlistment in the United States Armed Services must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB test prior to enlistment. This is true for each and every branch of the United States Armed Services including the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marines Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Coast Guard as well as the U.S. National Guard. The ASVAB will test each candidate’s qualification for enlistment as well as determine which occupation within the United States Armed Services would be the best fit for the candidate.

 

Most successful candidates for enlistment prepared for the ASVAB by taking the ASVAB practice test. Taking the practice test will prepare the candidate for enlistment both by making them familiar with the test format as well as preparing them for the various subjects covered by the ASVAB test. The subject areas covered by the ASVAB test include (1) General Science, (2) Arithmetic Reasoning, (3) Word Knowledge, (4) Paragraph Comprehension, (5) Mathematics Knowledge, (6) Electronics Information, (7) Automotive and Shop Information, (8) Mechanical Comprehension, (9) Assembling Objects as well as (10) Verbal expression. The ASVAB test includes both a standardized, computer test format section and a written test format section.

 

When a candidate for enlistment into the United States Armed Services prepares for the ASVAB test by taking the ASVAB practice test he or she will likely substantially increase the probability of a successful outcome. It is possible for a candidate for enlistment into the United States Armed Services to preform well on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery without having taking a practice version of the test, however, it seems likely that most successful candidates do in fact take multiple versions of the practice version. For this reason and for this reason alone it is highly recommended that any candidate for enlistment prepare for the ASVAB by taking the practice ASVAB test.

Free Association with an Ogden Electrician

What is the first thing you think of when I say the word “electricity”?

 

E : I think of energy. Specifically I think of the famous Albert Einstein equation energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. Electricity is energy and there is a fundamental relationship between mass and energy.

 

I heard Stephan Hawking say that this equation means that energy and mass are essentially the same thing.

 

E : That’s right. Energy is equal to mass accelerated to the speed of light.

 

That is strange to think about. I commonly think of energy as a force or in the case of electricity as a stream of some sort. By contrast, I think of mass as something solid and stationary.

 

E : That’s certainly how it appears and because energy and specifically electricity behaves differently than mass according to a specific set of rules it is necessary to hire people who specialize in the behavior of this particular form of energy. That is why when you have electrical problems you need to call an electrician Ogden.

 

In our normal everyday experience energy and mass seem like two completely different things. What is the practical implication that they are essentially the same.

 

E : There probably is no real practical application to this knowledge as it relates to your every day experience. That is unless you think of philosophical applications as practical.

 

Philosophy is practical in the sense that I think all the time and philosophy impacts the way I think and perceive the world.

 

E : Well in that case there is a practical application. The fact that energy and mass are the same makes you think of them differently than you would if you considered them to be different. You will still need to call an electrician Davis County when you have an electrical problem, however.

An Interview with a Cleaning Lady

bathroomWhat’s the weirdest thing you have ever experienced while working for a cleaning service Vancouver?

 

CL : I do not feel comfortable answering that question. I feel like I am betraying the confidence of the people whose houses I clean.

 

Okay. No problem. I don’t want you to betray a confidence.

 

CL : That’s fine. Actually there is not that much to tell. Nothing exciting anyway.

 

Can you describe a typical day cleaning a house?

 

CL : Well, typically I clean between two and three houses a day. Usually the home owners are there when I arrive. A lot of the time however, once I get there they leave to run errands or some such. I think me being there makes them a little uncomfortable and that is the real reason why they choose to leave when I get there.

 

Have any of the home owners ever admitted this is the reason why they leave?

 

CL : No. That would be pretty awkward if they told me they were leaving because I made them feel uncomfortable, don’t you think?

 

Come to think of it, I guess you are right. Do the home owners trust you to lock up the house after you leave?

 

CL : Some do. Some conveniently arrive just when I am about to leave. Others tell me it is okay to close the door and leave it unlocked.

 

Do you think that working for a maid service Vancouver is difficult work?

 

CL : It can be at times but I got used to it. It is a little boring actually but I can get myself into a zone where it does not bother me most of the time.

 

Does the incentive of being paid deal with those types of issues most of the time?

 

CL : Yes. Of course. I know that I am being compensated for the work I do. This motivates me to get the job done and do a good job at that.

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.

A Conversation with a Cleaning Lady

cleaning productsSo you are a cleaning lady? Is that correct?

 

CL : I am but I do not approve of that label.

 

What would you rather I call you?

 

CL : You could call me a house cleaner I suppose.

 

So you object to the term “lady”?

 

CL : It seems a little sexist or misogynist frankly.

 

I certainly did not mean it that way.

 

CL : I understand. We’re transitioning as a society in terms of values and sexual stereotypes. The language is lagging behind a bit so you cannot be blamed for using the wrong terminology during this time of transition. It is a fact that I work for a cleaning service Vancouver and it is also a fact that I am a lady. You said nothing untrue. There was no intentional falsehood or derogatory labeling I am sure.

 

Of course not. I was simply trying to establish the fact that the person with whom I am conversing is a woman who happens to work in a house cleaning Vancouver capacity.

 

CL : Well I think we have sufficiently established that fact. Did you happen to have a follow up question or are we done here?

 

I’m sensing some hostility here.

 

CL : Honestly, I feel a little hostile right now. I object to being labeled in general. I am a person and I have an independent existence which is separate from my occupation. My job does not define me as a person in other words.

 

I never said that.

 

CL : Yes, but you implied it.

I…

 

CL : I’m going to cut you off there. I know you’re going to deny trying to put me in the cleaning lady box. Maybe you did and maybe you didn’t. Maybe you did it unintentionally. If that’s the case what is the point of getting into an argument about it?