April 03, 2009
Finding a plumber
As long time householders will know, the one thing you want to make absolutely sure you know of is a really good plumber. Yes, there are other things that need fixing around the house but none of them are quite so urgent. If a pipe freezes and burts say, or if the sewage system starts backing up, you want someone competent and fast. And it pays to make sure that you know of someone who is indeed competent and fast before those awful things start happening.
Here´s an example, this San Antonio plumber, the sort of guy you should be looking for. He´s been in the plumbing business for 40 years, he´s held his Master Plumber´s licence since 1977....clearly, he knows what he´s doing. And he´s not just experienced., he´s also up to date with all of the latest tehnology.
Actualy, it sounds a bit strange talking about new technology with plumbing, but believe me, as someone who has just had a house built for me, there are indeed changes afoot. Things really aren´t back in the old days of lead solder and a metal pipe any more.
So there you have it, the best of both worlds, experience and up to date.... and the prices are reasonable too. Now all I need to do is find such a gem of a plumber where I live....or am I going to have to move to San Antonio instead?
June 24, 2004
Term Life Insurance
Term life insurance is a type of life insurance that is temporary, as it covers only a specific period of time, the relevant term. It can be considered pure insurance because it builds no cash value. This is in contrast to permanent life insurance such as whole life, universal life, and variable universal life.
Term insurance is the cheapest way, in the short run, to buy a given amount of insurance death benefit on a coverage per premium dollar basis.
The above comes from www.wikipedia.org.
If one is being absolutely precise one should distinguish between assurance and insurance. Insurance is for things that might happen, assurance is for things that will happen. As we all die, life insurance seems a little odd, although the disticntion between the two meanings seems to have vanished.
Mesothelioma is an uncommon form of cancer, usually associated with prolonged exposure to asbestos, which affects the pleura, a sac which surrounds the lungs, the peritoneum, the lining of the abdominal cavity, or the pericardium, a sac which surrounds the heart.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles.
The above was extracted from Wikipedia at www.wikipedia.org. The rest of the article is excellent on the details of the disease.