The History of Veterans Day This year, why not celebrate Veterans Day in a Meaningful Way? According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the history of Veterans Day began with World War I. World War I was known at the time as "The Great War." The war officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars." Celebrate Veterans Day in a Meaningful Way Want to celebrate … [Read more...] about Celebrate Veterans Day in a Meaningful Way
Nothing spoils a good time faster than an emergency visit to your home from a plumber, who is going to charge holiday rates. Make sure your family is in for a no-surprise Thanksgiving this year. The Friday after Thanksgiving sees a 50% increase in service calls. Give your plumber the day off and Get Your Home Holiday Ready with our checklist. Your Garbage Disposal According to Roto-Rooter, the most common service call during Thanksgiving is for kitchen sink drains and garbage disposals. We've gathered the top 4 garbage disposal "Don'ts": 1. Don't put meat, poultry skin, or bones into your garbage disposal. 2. Don't put celery, fruit, and potato peels into your garbage disposal; these fibrous foods will not break down properly. 3. Don't pour fats and oils down the drains as … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Get Your Home Holiday-Ready!
We found 5 Spooky Podcasts to Get You in the Halloween Mood.Who doesn't love a great ghost story now and then? October is the perfect month to get your spine tingled with some scary storytelling. Whether you're into tall tales or true-to-life terror, these podcasts offer a little bit of everything creepy. Lore With a tagline that touts "Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction", you know you're in for a treat. Lore is a classic, fan-favorite spooky podcast. Host Aaron Mahnke's creepy podcast brings us our favorite urban legends, paranormal experiences from everyday people, and lots of spine-tingling folklore. Lore has received over 31,000 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts - that's a lot of things going bump in the night. Anything Ghosts Anything Ghosts has … [Read more...] about 5 Spooky Podcasts to Get You in the Halloween Mood
We all love a beautiful display of pumpkins when fall rolls around. If carving a pumpkin isn't your idea of fun, Bring on Halloween with Painted Pumpkins. Here are some helpful tips from popsugar.com for creating your own decorative masterpieces. Grab a pumpkin, a friend, and have some fun, without the fright. Pick a Good One Any size works! Try to choose a pumpkin with shallow ribbing to provide a smoother surface for paint, and make sure your pumpkin is free of rotten spots. Prep for Paint Prep your pumpkin before you paint to remove any dirt. Wash it with mild soap and water, and wipe it down with a cloth. Choose a Paint Choosing the right paint is essential. Unless you're working with children, acrylic paint works best. Otherwise, use washable paint with younger … [Read more...] about Bring on Halloween with Painted Pumpkins
According to the FBI, there were 7,196,045 property crime offenses in the U.S. in 2019. Forget Halloween. One of the scariest things that can happen any season is that you or your family are the victims of a crime. Here are 5 Ways to Prevent Property Crimes, from trustedchoice.com. 1. Lock it up! Think about locking more than just your front door. Experts remind us to lock fence gates, garages, garden sheds, and windows when you're not around. Thieves can gain access to your back yard through open side gates, thus allowing them to operate out of the view of your neighbors. Many of us keep valuable items like tools and bicycles in our garden sheds or garages. 2. Light it Up! Keep your home's exterior illuminated with motion sensor lighting. It's easy to install and is … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Prevent Property Crimes