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We’ve all heard the saying, crap flows down hill. A simple principal related to gravity and the known tendency of water to flow from a high point to a lower point. That is how the drains in our homes operate; by gravity. When gravity is against us, a pump is installed. Yes you can also push crap...
Have you ever walked out of a room to get something and then forgot what you were going to get? Everyone has, right? You walk back to the room you just left and suddenly you remember what it was you were going to get. Momentary memory lapse. The older I get the more frequent they seem to happen. ...
People generally fall into two groups, cat people or dog people. I have found it is a love hate relationship. You love one and can’t tolerate the other. I have found a third category, people who just don’t like dogs or cats. A pet free house certainly does have many advantages, so I sympathize wi...
One’s perspective is a key element in deriving a conclusion. History is replete with now erroneous scientific conclusions arrived at through a poor perspective. Astronomy would be an obvious example. Man first began gazing at the stars with his naked eye, then came the first telescopes. Crude dev...
There are a four basic physical forces in the universe which govern all things great and small. Two of these forces I would believe are familiar to all humans, electromagnetic and gravity. We are all intimately acquainted with gravity. It is the force that adheres us to the earth and causes us to...
Is one question that often follows some misfortune. Human beings are wired to want an explanation for even that which is unexplainable. We seek the “truth,” the reason why, for mundane events, calamities and for that which simply exists. The reasons can be, and seemingly often are, nothing more t...
It is said, to err is human to forgive is divine. While that quote may sum up the most common meaning that one thinks of when hearing the word forgiving, that meaning does not apply to buildings. If it did we all are living in divine structures. Houses are quite forgiving in that when something i...
Inspectors have a few running jokes that have to do with common repair materials. For instances, everyone knows that duct tape fixes everything. Some even say if its not fixed, you haven't used enough duct tape. Alrighty then. The funny thing about duct tape is that its not really for ducts. At l...