Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Small car as a family car

Having a small car is not that bad at all! We have a Peugeot 107 and like most small cars, this also does 60 miles to the gallon and only costs £35 to tax a year which is very good, especially that gasoline prices are creeping up again.

They usually call this as an economy car, because they don’t come with a lot of special features, but when we ordered ours from new, they company  gives option on installing standard safety equipment’s like side air bags, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. Yes, it is small but it could accommodate a minimum of 4 average size adults without any serious problems and we are only a family of 3, so it is more than good enough! Best of all, it is very cheap to insure and maintenance is quite low too!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Three Tips for Getting Bids from Electrical Contractors

Many individuals might be familiar with how to make basic electrical repairs. When it comes to extensive wiring such as a house or other building, you probably need the services of an electrician. Before you hire any contractor, you probably want to get bids from several different electrical contractors in Jacksonville, FL. Most contractors in the building industry are familiar with the bidding process, so they will not be surprised at your request. If you are not familiar with this process, however, it can seem daunting. Following are three things to remember when working the bidding process:
·         Get bids from several contractors.
·         Obtain all the bids in writing.
·         Evaluate the bids against each other.

Get Bids from Several Contractors

In order for the bidding process to be effective, you need to obtain several bids. Ideally, you would like to get bids from ten different contractors. Realistically, though, this might not happen. Still, try not to settle for anything less than four or five bids. In order to get that many bids you will need to contact approximately twice as many contractors as you need. Some of them won’t be interested in giving you a free bid; others will make an appointment and then not show up.

Obtain Bids in Writing

Once you do have contractors come, make sure that all the bids you get are given in writing. A good rule of thumb is to write everything down, and never accept verbal promises. The written bid becomes the basis for the contract. If the contractor promises extra services, have it written into the bid. In addition to the basics of the bid, make sure it also includes such things as the following:
·         How will they handle extra work that wasn’t anticipated in the first bid?
·         What time frame do they promise to have the work completed by?
·         How will they clean up after their work is done?

Evaluate the Bids

Once you have a few bids from electrical contractors in Jacksonville, FL, look at them side by side. Throw out the bids that are extremely high or extremely low. The bids that cluster around the middle are better at reflecting the current market rate for the services you want.

Medical Assistance Right at Home

Human life expectancy has increased dramatically in the last century. However, that does not mean that a person’s twilight years are not still fraught with physical or mental deterioration. Such is a byproduct of aging. While you may do your best to care for the elderly people that you love, assistance from professionals may be needed. Many people opt to enlist the help of home nursing care professionals who can perform all of their duties in the home rather than at a care center.

Why Choose Home Health Care?

Whether recovering from a serious injury or illness or simply enduring the debilitating ravages of old age, home health care offers many benefits. For one, a patient gets to maintain a lot of the personal freedoms that would be lost in a nursing home. Living in a retirement home means eating on someone else’s schedule, accessing different amenities on a schedule, and having to figure out a way to co-exist peacefully with all of the other residents. After all, you would not feel very excited about giving up your small personal freedoms after you’ve spent a lifetime building your own home and living in it the way you see fit. Home health care is a great way to combat the depression and physical regression that statistically accompany a move into a nursing home. Home health care is also beneficial in that the patient will receive greater attention. With no one else requiring medical assistance, the patient receives constant one-on-one care. This is an especially reassuring proposition for the children and grandchildren of an elderly person whose health is declining. Knowing that a professional nurse is at the house, you’re able to go to work, attend school, and accomplish all of your daily errands without constantly worrying about the health and safety of your relative.

Nursing and Assistance

There are many companies that provide not only home nursing care but general assistance for elderly people who live on their own and need a hand with daily tasks. In addition to administering medication and monitoring vital signs, a home health care professional can also run simple errands, prepare meals, and even perform light housework duties. If you or someone you love is in need of close attention, contact one of these companies today. Between the care, the attention, and the companionship, home health care will yield you nothing but benefits. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Onion as cure for child’s cough

This might sound silly but I have tried using onion for my daughter’s cough. You see, after she had a bad flu, she had a terrible cough and could not sleep properly at night as her cough would wake her up. I tried giving her a coughing medicine, but it does not seem to work! So I looked in the internet for some home remedy and have read in a forum about onions use as a remedy for cough. Anyway, did try it and seems to work alright on soothing my daughter’s bad cough. 

You can try it too and it won’t cost you a lot! 

All you need is half of a slice of onion chopped into tiny bits, just like on the photo. Put the chopped onion into a small container, you could use either a small plastic container or small plate. Then place it anywhere inside your child’s bedroom overnight and keep the door shut. 

The onion had this very strong smell, I have been sitting inside my daughter bedroom for about 30 minutes and I think it did help in my nasal congestion and somehow I think did also clear airways passage through my lungs. My daughter seldom cough after 3 days of putting onion’s into her bedroom, so I think I did work well for her! Let me also warn you that the room would smell likes onion, so I suggest that you open up an air vent or open the windows in the morning to let some fresh air in.