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Finding a Place in This World

It seems there are so many people in this world, I wonder where they will all be buried. We have a lot of cemeteries in the city where I live but it seems like they are all filling up really fast. I was hoping that I was going to be able to find a plot for my dad after I looked at a monuments dealer in Essex County NJ for what kind of headstone I wanted to get for him. I was surprised that I did not have to get the headstone right away if I wanted to think about what I wanted on my dad’s stone. We didn’t ever talk about what he might want on his stone so I did not think of what it could be that would set it apart from every other stone in the cemetery. I had to go back after we buried him, when I had time to sit down and think. Continue reading

Canada Can Keep Their Birds!

My friends and I like to play golf at our local golf course. The great part about the course is that it is owned by the town and they take really good care of the course. I am happy to know that they take care of divots every morning and it is really well maintained. I had to look for Canada geese control in New Jersey after talking to the golf course maintenance worker who was taking care of the course. I asked him why they did not have any of the goose mess that we had at our house about a mile away. Our house has a bad goose problem and we have their mess everywhere. It seems every morning when I go out on my deck to have some tea, there is new goose poop all over the place. I do not want to go out and pick it up but it is absolutely everywhere. I knew that it was going to be terrible to start the party season with this gross stuff in my yard.

I was told about the company that the course hires to get rid of the geese and I never knew that something like this even existed. I knew that my wife was going to be so happy to hear that there is a company that will come to the house and do something to deter the geese from coming into the yard. Without the geese coming into my yard, I may not have to worry about the poop as much as when I had no deterrent. I wanted to make sure that I was going to be okay with all of the visits that they came, in time for our first party, and they worked right around our schedule, I was so very happy.

This Tree Company is Just Like Family to Us

Nassau County tree removal companies have been popping up all over the place. It’s as if everybody has decided that they want their slice of the pie with tree services. I was surprised at the number of new companies out there now and how much they have all been advertising in the local newspapers and on television. But it doesn’t matter how much they advertise or what kind of discounts they offer, I am sticking with the tree service company I have been using for the past 15 years. I have always been extremely pleased with the work they have done for me.

The company I’m talking about has been in business since 1991 and have the best reputation of any other tree company out there. They have helped me transform my yard from a jungle to a visually pleasing piece of art. I have worked closely with their certified arborist to select the perfect trees for our region of the country. Continue reading

New Futura is in a Great Location

When my husband and I looked at a website detailing everything about the New Futura condo development, we knew that we had to see this one in person. We were married nearly eight years ago, and we had a plan that we had been sticking to. We knew that we wanted to be in our permanent home by our tenth wedding anniversary. We had been saving some money and investing another portion of it, so we had a nice nest egg in which to buy something since we both have great jobs.

We work in District 9, so we had been looking for about a year at different developments in the area. We had even been looking at homes with a bit of property, but we quickly realized that was not for us. While property is nice for some people, it just looked like a lot of work for us. We wanted to be able to let others take care of maintenance while we just enjoyed the features of where ever we chose to finally buy. Continue reading

Finding Help with My Acne in My Late 40’s

When I was younger, I felt very fortunate not to have any problems or issues with acne. Little did I know that as I got older this would change for me. I now experience acne breakouts a couple of times a week and am a bit confused as to why its happening now that I’m almost 50 years old. I’ve asked around and found out that I’m not the only one my age dealing with this. A friend of my told about an aesthetic doctor in Singapore that she is currently seeing to help take care of this and how she has already noticed great differences in her facial skin.

I got the doctor’s information off of her and decided to take a closer look at him on the internet. His website was very easy to find and I must say I was impressed with the number of other services offered at their office. I quickly found the area on acne and oily skin and was very hopeful after what I read. Continue reading

A Local AC Company That Provides Emergency Service Calls

The summer heat has been nearly unbearable this year with temperatures hovering around the 100-degree mark. I know that it has to be hard on your air conditioner to run it almost around the clock with temperatures only dipping into the 80’s at night. It seems like mine has been running for about two weeks straightnow. At times it doesn’t seem to cool the house as much as I would like but didn’t really give it a whole lot of thought. I guess I should have consulted with a company that specializes in ac repair in Brandon, MS when it started doing that.

After constantly running for almost two weeks my air conditioner quit working altogether. This was disatorous as they were predicting the highs this week to be in the lower 100’s. Continue reading

We Finished the New Web Page

We just finished the new web page, but right now we still have to work on a number of things. The most important of which is the fact that there just are not enough people looking at it, much less using it for the purpose that it is designed for. So we have been looking for stuff like an seo service in Philippines although the fact that it is in the other side of the planet is not something that counts for it in my mind. The boss was looking for a discount, although to me the big thing is that you want to get what you are paying for. The purpose is to get the site listed on the search engines. Obviously you have looked for a lot of things on your phone or on your computer. Continue reading

An Interesting Documentary Helped to Prompted Me to Experiment

I know that I always feel better when I listen to music, but I didn’t know just how good it can be for people who have dementia. Not long ago, I was watching a documentary about how it can boost the memories for people who suffer from that ailment. My mother has it, so I watched the documentary with rapt attention. Soon after, I found a site that says that it offers a free MP3 download if you sign up to the site. I spent weeks pouring through all of the different songs there to find ones that my mom would love.

My mom was born in the 1940s, and she really began listening to music a lot in the 1950s. While growing up, I would often hear my mother walking around the house singing or humming songs that she remembered from her childhood and teen years. She often turned the radio dial in our home to stations with old songs that were new to me. I loved them all. I feel that music was so much better back then over today’s music. Continue reading

Solving the mystery of the Chaco Canyon houses: Ancient people of New Mexico carried wood for 50 miles to build mini-city

Solving the mystery of the Chaco Canyon houses: Ancient people of New Mexico carried wood for 50 miles to build mini-city

  • Great houses of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, were built in 850 to 1140AD
  • Land was largely treeless, but 240,000 trees were used in construction 
  • Researchers compared tree-ring growth patterns from 170 great house timbers with the tree-ring growth patterns of trees from nearby mountains
  • Study found most wood was transported 46 miles (75km) to ancient site

They are some of the largest pre-Columbian buildings in North America, but until now it has been a mystery how the great houses of Chaco Canyon were built between 850 and 1,140AD.

The ancient structures, made from stone and wood, occupy a nearly treeless landscape, sparking decades of curiosity about the origins of more than 240,000 trees used to build them.

But now experts have proof, in the form of tree rings, that the wood must have been carried around 46 miles (75km) from surrounding mountains.

The ancient structures of Chaco Canyon (shown) are made from stone and wood and occupy a nearly treeless landscape, sparking decades of curiosity about the origins of more than 240,000 trees used to build them

The ancient structures of Chaco Canyon (shown) are made from stone and wood and occupy a nearly treeless landscape, sparking decades of curiosity about the origins of more than 240,000 trees used to build them

The great houses, some of which are partially standing today, are located in the high desert landscape of New Mexico, where ancestors of Puebloan people called home centuries ago.

They covered an area of 4,633 square miles (12,000 square km) around in the San Juan Basin.

The massive masonry structures required a wealth of resources to erect, including an estimated 240,000 trees incorporated as roof beams, door and window lintels, and other building elements, according to a study published in the journal PNAS.

They are some of the largest pre-Columbian buildings in North America, but until now it has been a mystery how the great houses of Chaco Canyon were built between 850 to 1,140AD. An aerial view of Pueblo Bonito - the largest house, is pictured above

They are some of the largest pre-Columbian buildings in North America, but until now it has been a mystery how the great houses of Chaco Canyon were built between 850 to 1,140AD. An aerial view of Pueblo Bonito – the largest house, is pictured above

Experts have proved the wood must have been carried around 46 miles (75km) from surrounding mountains. This map shows the source locations for great house timbers. The size of the green dots are proportional to the percentage of beams sourced from the location

Experts have proved the wood must have been carried around 46 miles (75km) from surrounding mountains. This map shows the source locations for great house timbers. The size of the green dots are proportional to the percentage of beams sourced from the location

The study has not discussed how the trees would have been transported to the site to construct the houses. But the Ancient Pueblo Peoples quarried sandstone blocks too. A reconstruction of the site is shown

The study has not discussed how the trees would have been transported to the site to construct the houses. But the Ancient Pueblo Peoples quarried sandstone blocks too. A reconstruction of the site is shown

CHACO CANYON’S INCREDIBLE BUILDINGS

Chaco Canyon contains the most widespread collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico.

Between 900 and 1150AD it was a major centre for the Ancient Pueblo Peoples.

They quarried sandstone blocks and hauled timber for great distances, assembling fifteen major complexes that remained the largest buildings in North America until 19th century.

Until now, experts were unsure where the trees came from, but now believe most were from the Zunis to the Chuskas mountains.

It is not known why the people decided to build such huge houses in an area lacking resources close by, but it could have something to do with astronomy.

It’s thought many of the buildings were aligned to capture the solar and lunar cycles.

The settlement is thought to have been abandoned with he emigration of Chacoans at the onset of a 50-year drought from 1130.

The first excavators of the great houses in the early 20th century speculated that construction timbers were harvested locally, perhaps resulting in deforestation of the surrounding landscape.

But subsequent studies revealed the land was never rich in timber.

To work out where the wood came from, researchers from the University of Arizona used methods of tree-ring analysis.

Christopher Guiterman and his colleagues compared tree-ring growth patterns from 170 great house timbers with the tree-ring growth patterns of trees from eight potential timber-harvesting areas in the nearby mountains.

They found that the Chuska and Zuni Mountains – more than 46 miles (75km) away were the most likely sources for 70 per cent of the wood used to build the houses.

Prior to 1,020AD nearly all of the wood came from south of Chaco Canyon in the Zuni Mountains.

‘We found that a previously unrecognised timber source, the Zuni Mountains, supplied construction beams as early as the 850s in the Common Era (AD),’ the researchers wrote.

By 1,060 AD most of the beams came from the Chuska Mountains to the west.

The first excavators of the great houses in the early 20th century speculated that construction timbers were harvested locally, perhaps resulting in deforestation of the surrounding landscape. A shot of Pueblo Bonito in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico is shown above

The first excavators of the great houses in the early 20th century speculated that construction timbers were harvested locally, perhaps resulting in deforestation of the surrounding landscape. A shot of Pueblo Bonito in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico is shown above

The new study found that the Chuska and Zuni Mountains - more than 46 miles (75km) away were the most likely sources for 70 per cent of the wood used to build the houses in Chaco Canyon (shown on a modern map)

The new study found that the Chuska and Zuni Mountains – more than 46 miles (75km) away were the most likely sources for 70 per cent of the wood used to build the houses in Chaco Canyon (shown on a modern map)

The shift from the Zunis to the Chuskas coincided with substantial expansion of Chaco Canyon society, including enlargement of existing great houses and the addition of seven new great houses.

‘It also coincides with the proliferation of Chuskan stone tools and pottery in the archaeological recors of Chaco Canyon, further underscoring the link between land use and occupation in the Chuska area and the peak of great house construction,’ the study continued.

Prior to 1,020 AD nearly all of the wood came from south of Chaco Canyon in the Zuni Mountains, but by 1,060 AD most of the beams came from the Chuska Mountains to the west. A wooden joist is shown

Prior to 1,020 AD nearly all of the wood came from south of Chaco Canyon in the Zuni Mountains, but by 1,060 AD most of the beams came from the Chuska Mountains to the west. A wooden joist is shown

The shift from the Zunis to the Chuskas coincided with substantial expansion of Chaco Canyon society, including enlargement of existing great houses and the addition of seven new great houses. Some petroglyphs from the settlement are shown above

The shift from the Zunis to the Chuskas coincided with substantial expansion of Chaco Canyon society, including enlargement of existing great houses and the addition of seven new great houses. Some petroglyphs from the settlement are shown above