Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Asbestos Home Exposure: a Real Danger If Your Abatement Team Makes Mistakes



Asbestos exposure in the home is something that you should never have to deal with. Unfortunately, there are still many instances when this problem could occur, putting you and your loved ones at grave risk. This issue usually happens when you find asbestos and hire a company to remove it. When these professionals do not do their job properly, you're going to end up having issues, that could affect your health as well as the health of your family.

Asbestos Exposure in a Home is Very Dangerous
These days, asbestos exposure in the home should not be occurring because this product is not used in home building any longer. That said, there are instances when asbestos may still be present in older homes and when it could cause problems. This issue becomes dangerous if these fibers ever become airborne and your family breathes them in, as the fibers can cause lung damage and much more.

For example, some people may develop scar tissue in the lungs that causes lifelong breathing troubles and other health issues. In a worse case situation, someone may develop mesothelioma 20-60 years after exposure, a danger that heavily increases the longer you are exposed to asbestos. And if you leave asbestos in your home too long, this issue becomes more and more a potential risk.

This scenario doesn't have to be a nightmare if you contact a professional who fully understands how to properly remove asbestos from your home in a safe and reasonable fashion. These experts will take the time to figure out where asbestos is in your home and will provide many steps to ensure that it is removed. But if these experts make a mistake, your family is at serious risk and a lawsuit could be needed.


When You Can Sue a Removal Company
A good asbestos removal company should have little difficulty getting rid of this problematic element in your home to protect you and your family from its dangers. However, what happens if they make a mistake at any point in the process? For example, they may miss out on a few locations where asbestos removal needs done and leave behind some contaminating elements that end up causing long-term suffering.

Can you sue this company in this situation? Absolutely because they were negligent and failed to provide a safe level of control over the removal process. Just think of it like you would any other type of service. If a builder fails to create a roof that is safe, and it collapses on your family, you can sue them. The same is true of a removal expert who somehow doesn't provide the necessary level of removal.

Before you pursue this type of case, though, it is important to get legal assistance from a professional who fully understands these types of cases. Unfortunately, there's a good chance that the company will try to pass the blame to you by claiming that you did not take safety steps during the removal process and that you increased your risk of contamination. With a lawyer, you can bypass these claims and avoid case issues.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

4 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Communication

The digital media and communication industry is rapidly expanding, particularly as social media and technology continue to evolve. There's never been a better time to pursue a job in this exciting and fast-paced field. Whether you are a student about to pick a major or are a working professional who is hoping to make a career change, here are four reasons to enter the communication industry.
Extensive Opportunities

The communication field is very broad and encompasses a wide variety of jobs. For those interested in being in front of the camera, there are opportunities to work in journalism, news and online media. For people who prefer to work behind the scenes, there are positions in advertising, public relations, marketing, copy writing, editing and web production. With the expansion of social media websites and online networking, there are also many chances to work in the areas of branding and social media management. You can easily integrate your various interests to create a job that is fulfilling and emphasizes your strengths, such as combining a love of writing and photography to become a freelance journalist or using your talent for marketing and strategizing to become a social media specialist.
Income

Communication jobs, particularly in the journalism field, can be incredibly lucrative. Some of the highest paying communication positions are in marketing and PR, with salaries of over $100,000 per year. There are also highly profitable positions in the areas of technical writing, editing, advertising and market research. Even those just beginning their careers can expect to make a comfortable living, with entry-level salaries starting around $50,000.
Flexibility

Working as a communication professional gives you the opportunity to work for a media company like Jukin Media or to strike out on your own as a self-employed freelancer. Whether you choose to work for an established company or go it alone, taking a job in the communication industry also offers you the possibility of having a flexible work arrangement. With modern technology, you have the ability to submit work from anywhere in the world, which means you can work out of your living room or local coffee shop rather than a traditional office. Some communication jobs, such as journalism and public relations, even offer the ability to travel the world or relocate to another area of the country.
Creativity

Whether you are writing, taking photographs, editing, producing content, developing a marketing plan or creating social media branding, there are countless opportunities for creativity within the communication industry. You will have the ability to use your imagination and artistic skills every day while on the job. You will also have the chance to collaborate and brainstorm with other communication professionals, which leads to greater innovation.

This is a field that will only continue to grow and expand, so it's a great time to make the leap and explore your passion for communication. Following a new path can be intimidating, but being aware of the facts can help you feel confident in your decision to pursue a career in this industry.

Bubble Guppies - The New Guppy


 Hey all,

A little late on this post due to puppies being born! I want to let you know that there is a NEW DVD for your preschooler!! It is Bubble Guppies - The New Guppy!! Zooli is the new guppy, and she is fin-tastic!! She is an animal expert and she joins the other guppies and their friends.

Episodes:
The New Guppy!
Dragons N’ Roses!
Genie in a Bubble!
The Mighty, Untidy Titans!
I am pretty sure my grandson is going to enjoy watching this one!! Run time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Be sure to pick up a copy and enjoy!!


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Quarantine, Diet and Exercise

Hey neighbors!!

I don't know about you, but quarantine has affected many both emotionally and physically. Many people are dealing with loneliness and depression. There have been so many things that have occurred over the last year to make us feel separated and alone.  Add to that the lack of ability to go anywhere without a mask or social distancing and you have a prescription for depression, loneliness and of course weight gain along with other physical issues.

There are so many factors leading to weight gain during the pandemic. People working from home are being less active than normal.  Students doing school from home and being restricted from playgrounds and playing with friends has resulted in less physical activity for children and teens.  Being home with access to the kitchen all day has allowed more time for snacking throughout the day.  Being more sedentary and eating more has caused many of us to put on some extra pounds.  Putting on extra pounds can lead to depression, anger and feelings of unworthiness, which can add to anxiety and of course snacking to try and feel better.  It can become a vicious cycle.


We need to stop the things that are causing us to eat more and feel anxious.  Having healthy snacks and foods to choose from and getting active again can help.  Take walks, enlist the whole family to go. You can walk and just talk, point out interesting birds, take pictures (use your phone if you need to), take bike rides, or visit a local park that has walking trails. If you live alone, have a friend give you support and encouragement.  Maybe you can get together to exercise, if not use each other to be accountable to, as well as to keep track of your progress.  You may even be able to find an app or online weight loss calculator to help monitor your progress.

Plan some fun outdoor activities for children. Do a scavenger hunt in your backyard. Write a list of things they need to find and collect.  For younger children provide pictures of what they are looking for. You could even plan one where they use a phone or tablet to take pictures of the items they find. Now that spring is approaching mark off a small area in the yard to plan their own garden. Find a source of outside games to encourage them to be more active.

While they are active outside, be sure to provide healthy snacks and beverages. Have bottled water that you could add some fresh fruit flavor to.  A tray with a variety of finger foods like grapes (mine loved frozen grapes), apple slices, berries and other fruits. You can add a small dish of peanut butter or yogurt for them to dip their snacks in.

I know many are still in situations that are bringing on weight gain and depression, but let's come up with some ideas that might help. Feel free to share yours in the comments. Reach out to family, friends and neighbors who are feeling the effects of quarantine and see if you can be an encouragement to them. Thanks for stopping by today!!



Wednesday, March 17, 2021

My Brother's Keeper Releases 3/19


Hey neighbors!!

Here's another new Christian movie releasing!! My Brother's Keeper is a story of a young man, SFC TravisFox, struggling with accepting how God can care when bad things are happening all around him.  When his friend, SFC Ron "Preach" Pearcy dies he heads home and has to confront the mystery surrounding his parents death, PTSD, along with struggling with how he sees God. Follow along and see how he finally finds his way.


Going to be upfront here, I had a hard time gaining interest in this one.  The message is clearly needed, but I personally could not connect with it.  Still, I want to say, what may not be for me, very well may be for you.  So give it a chance and see what you think.

We are offering a giveaway of a free digital download.  Leave a comment and we will randomly choose a winner. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Church People Releases Today


 

Hey All!

I am so excited to share this new movie with you!! Church People releases today, and I was pleasantly impressed.  Church People, a hilarious new comedy starring Stephen Baldwin, Christian comedian Thor Ramsey, and Hallmark's Erin Cahill.


                                          

"Weary from the showiness and materialism that has overtaken his ministry efforts, Guy (Ramsey) goes on a journey to get back in touch with the heart of ministry and be a real role model to his youth group kids. He makes the difficult decision to cut short his speaking tour managed by his money-focused agent (Faison) after realizing that his reputation has become more fame-based than Gospel-driven.



But when Guy attempts to return to regular youth ministry, he is thrust into the throes of dissuading the youth group from performing a strange and potentially blasphemous stunt for the upcoming Easter service, starring a young, zealous new believer, Blaise. In attempting to manage his youth group while navigating an unexpected love interest in the Senior Pastor’s daughter (Cahill) and being a new father to his grown daughter (Manfredi), Guy ultimately rediscovers and puts on a powerful presentation of why we all need to put our hope in Jesus and not in ourselves."



I honestly was not sure if I would enjoy the film or not, but...I liked it enough that I shared with my husband and he liked it too!! Not my type of music and I think there was one conversation I really did not think was necessary, but I am still recommending you see Church People.  You will laugh and have fun, but don't miss the important message this movie is getting across. 

Watch the trailer here:https://fb.watch/3hmBVPnOKJ/ 

One reader from At the Fence will receive a digital download of Church People. Leave a comment letting me know you watched the trailer. Random winner will be chosen the 16th, so enter soon!!



Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Dolphin Island - A Fun Family Film - Digital Giveaway


 Hey neighbors!!

If you are looking for a fun, family friendly film, I have one for you!! Dolphin Island is a colorful, funny, encouraging film.  It is nice to have something to watch, that is totally safe for the family. Dolphin Island releases today on-demand digitally.  

Purchase Dolphin Island after its on-demand release on Tuesday, March 2nd, and watch from the comfort of your own home!

Dolphin Island is Dove Approved for all ages.  It is also Winner of Best Feature Film - Christian Film Festival 2021.


This dolphin "tail" is about a 14 year old girl, Annabel, who lives with her grandfather on an island while they run a non-profit marine research and conservation center. She loves her life on the island surrounded by friends and enjoying spending time with her friend Mitzi, a dolphin.  All of this is interrupted when her maternal grandparents try to get custody of her.  You and your family will enjoy the antics of the shifty lawyer they hire. You will definitely want to watch and see how the story ends for Annabelle, her grandfather, her maternal grandparents and her island friends.  

GIVEAWAY: One Digital Code for Dolphin Island. North American winners only. Leave a comment below letting me know you would like to win!! 

We give Dolphin Island a Fin Up!! 🐬 #DolphinIslandMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork