Monthly Archive: April 2020

Deck and Fence Maintenance Basics

The elements can relentless to your deck and fence. If you want to preserve the lifespan of either one, you’re going to need to implement some routine maintenance. Since most decks and fences are made from wood, you need to know how to protect your wood from things like direct sunlight, wind, and of course all types of precipitation that can occur in your region such as rain, snow, and sleet. 

Moisture can be vicious to wood and if you don’t take the proper precautions, you will find yourself repairing or even replacing your deck or fence much sooner than you might have expected. You don’t need to sit there and let it happen, you can fight against the elements to protect your deck and fence to make it resistant to the worst that Mother Nature has to offer. 

Don’t wait another minute, here are the basics that you need …

What Makes A Good Daycare?

Choosing child care is one of the toughest things a parent will ever go through. There are so many factors to consider and then there are the worries you place upon yourself. After all, this is the place where you will be leaving your child in the care of others. You have to know that you are making the best possible decision. 

You may be feeling those pangs of guilt already, placing your child with complete strangers. This is something your child is going to have some tough time grappling with and you know that first day is going to be a gut-punch with all the tears and crying, for both of you probably.

Are these people you can trust? A good daycare is hard to find because many parents have extremely high standards for their children. Yet despite every child care facility making bold claims about their credentials and …

How to Get Back on Track After A Knee Injury

So, you’ve sustained a knee injury. Never a fun time and the pain is probably something you don’t want to go through again. Fair enough, so let’s make sure you’re not headed back that way again. It’s sometimes tougher to avoid knee pain after an injury even if you’ve done the treatments and rehab to get things back to normal again. Depending on your age, that normal may be an entirely new one. In some instances you might need to see a knee replacement specialist in order to return to normal. 

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. You’ve just emerged from a knee injury, now you want to get back on track. The thing to remember is not to overdo it and be very careful to take those all-important precautions for staying safe and avoiding another injury down the line. 

Keep Your Weight Down

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How to Protect Seniors Against Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has put older adults at risk of infection. Individuals who are 60 years or older and have health issues are at greater risk of coming down with COVID-19 and facing a steep uphill battle in their recovery efforts. Seniors who are already dealing with health challenges such as cancer, lung disease, heart disease, and diabetes could get hit the hardest by this virus and their symptoms could grow so severe as to put their lives at risk. 

The greatest challenge here is the fact elderly adults have compromised immunity systems which lowers their ability to fight off sickness. This makes providing senior care in Richmond such a vital and essential service as we are tasked with protecting the most vulnerable among us in our communities from becoming extremely ill. The responsibility is to protect seniors from getting infected by COVID-19 and that means taking the necessary steps …

The Toilet Was Clogged with a Toy

It is not too often when something happens at the house that cannot be taken care of by my husband or myself. He was gone on a ten day business trip when the toilet got clogged. I have never been handy at even basic plumbing fixes because that is something he has always done. I was not going to have just one bathroom for me and my four children to use until he got home though, and I knew that he could not talk me through how to fix it. Instead, I did a search for plumbers in Townsville.

I knew that I would be able to find a plumber, but I was not ready to just settle for the first one I came across. I wanted to find the best one who would also give me a great price. I figured it would not take long to get a …