Our bodies are pretty amazing entities. They work to heal, strengthen, survive, and strive from within with very little mental effort from our conscious minds. Without us realizing it, there are properties at work in so many different systems and organs at any given time, keeping us alive and functioning at the best possible capacity. Did you know that our bodies produce their own cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are compounds like THC or CBD, which are found in cannabis plants of many varieties. When our bodies are functioning properly, these compounds have a hand in keeping us healthy, acting within the “master control system” of the body. So it only makes sense that when we have irregularities within the master system, an introduction of outside cannabinoids that are very similar to our own might help or heal. Studies have shown that THC or CBD hemp extract oil has aided in treating conditions such as insomnia, depression, PTSD, anxiety, and epilepsy.
Within the human body there are two receptors associated with the endocannabinoid system labeled CB1 and CB2. CB1s are associated most with connective tissues, glands, organs, and the nervous system. CB2s are found inside the immune system and thus control a great deal surrounding health and a well-functioning immune system. When THC enters your body system it immediately overstimulates and binds with the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD, on the other hand, reacts differently. It signals the body’s already existing mechanisms to stimulate the CB1 and CB2 receptors to do what they do naturally. If there really are that many CB receptors within our bodies that create necessary functions, then we should take care of them and understand how to heal them when needed. These receptors are obviously very important, and the introduction of outside water soluble CBD hemp extract can do wonders if they are malfunctioning.
The healing properties of CBD is slowly being recognized by research institutions and medical leaders. Because of the currently existing grey area with federal regulations on cannabinoids, the legality of CBD oil is still questionable. CBD oil has no THC and thus has no psychoactive elements. Hemp is just like any other plant but it has many uses such as making clothing or shoes. Its abilities with altering receptors in the body are great for health and healing as well as treating more intense conditions like epilepsy. CBD has even been credited by CNN contributor Dr. Sanjay Gupta as “the reason he change his mind about unlimited potential of cannabis.” As you can see, leaders, political figures, and prominent individuals within the medical community are slowly beginning to realize the potential of cannabis plants. The 80’s was not good to cannabis in the United States for reasons that don’t have much to do with the drug itself and have more to do with politics and international power. We are slowly accepting that cannabis is not an evil and extremely addicting drug, but can actually be a life saver for some sick people. And the helpful elements of hemp go on and on.
If you have ever been through the process of buying or selling a home, you know that the inspection is a pretty important part. Sometimes the results of an inspection can make or break the sale, so most buyers and sellers take it very seriously. It can change the price of the home, the timeline of the sale, or even lead to the rewriting of an entire contract. Regardless of whether you are on the buying or selling end, you want the inspection to be thorough so you will want an inspector that has experience and/or an inspection company with a trusted reputation.
A thorough and appropriate home inspection should include at minimum a look at the exterior, landscape, roof, gutters/drainage, and foundation and structure of all buildings on a property. But like mentioned, that is just the basic coverage. Such a home inspection should also cover mold, rodents, heating, cooling, carbon dioxide, plumbing, appliances, fireplaces, and flooring. And if you are getting a home inspected in Colorado, you definitely have radon to worry about. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that seeps into homes through cracks or holes in a foundation. Regular exposure to radon can be extremely dangerous to your health. It naturally occurs in the soil around homes and can leak it no matter what sort of protections you put in place. To remedy the situation a mitigation system must be put in place. Most homes in Colorado already have these, but if not the home inspection should determine if it is necessary. Of all the things that you might want a home seller to cover, a radon mitigation system is one of them. It is dangerous for anyone living in the home to be exposed, so this should not be something that anyone would dispute. Knowledgeable home inspectors have radon inspection at the top of their list when looking at homes with basements or crawl spaces.
Another big part of many inspections is the roof. Your inspector should physically take a close look at the roof on all sides, including the gutters, drainage, and air ventilation. If your inspector just looks from the ground and writes a report, you’re not dealing with the right people. Like I said, the home inspection report is a necessity when a property or building is being sold from one to another. This is not a cheap transaction so you want to be in the know about every little detail. For a Colorado home inspection, keep radon at the top of your list. But also make sure that every little piece of a home is looked at and discussed so that a decision can be make by the buyers and sellers about what needs to be covered and what it OK to leave. The inspector will also give you a report on what must legally be taken care of, what may be harmful to health, and what is minor and can be put off for another time. All in all, an inspection is one of the most vital parts of a home sale and should not be taken lightly.
We see them all over the place – miraculous looking fire engines, ambulances, and specialized rescue vehicles that help brave men and women get their jobs done. But where do they come from? These vehicles seem to be so specialized and even customized that they can’t just be from a car dealership, right? That’s right of course. There are companies that create from scratch or refurbish specialized rescue vehicles for police departments, fire departments, hospitals, and similar agencies that need such automobile beasts. BME (Boise Mobile Equipment) is one of those companies that provides truly the best.
A custom fire apparatus needs a lot of moving parts and specialties to get emergency services to its patrons as soon as possible. These could include virtually anything – such as ladders, GPS, water hoses, seating, and even a compartment for the fire dog’s supplies. Tenders are tank trucks that carry enough water for a large fire, and as BME states, they are a “great alternative to meet your department’s water needs.” These tanks are made of steel or poly and can be rectangular or elliptical and hold between 1000 to 3000 gallons of water. And depending on your department’s needs, one side or both sides can come with customized options, such as a dry section or storage. All BME trucks are designed with the users in mind, so they come with many different options to choose from. And they always encourage their customers to give input into the design process so that they will be completely happy with the end result. Some departments have unique responsibilities and requirements that could be helped with a specialized truck.
Another water option for a department is a pumper, better for inner city use. But again, all these trucks can and will be customized so there is much flexibility with how they can turn out. Plus, Boise Mobile Equipment faithfully offers a 10 year warranty on all of their vehicles. Don’t need something custom? Save money, time, and the environment by opting for a refurbished vehicle rather than a new one. There are plenty that are only a few years old and have all of the options and custom features that you could need. Any fire truck manufacturer knows that these vehicles are everything to the department. Literally no fires can be fought or people could be rescued without the fire truck itself, so it needs to be in perfect running condition at all times. These vehicles need to be the most dependable of any that the fire fighters have ever owned.
So now you know the answer to a question that people ask themselves all of the time. Rescue vehicles like ambulances, fire trucks, and police cruisers aren’t just found at car dealerships. They are almost always customized to meet the requirements of the company and to be absolutely reliable in every situation. Boise Mobile Equipment has been in this business for decades and creates specialized products for their clients that will save lives and get the job done every time.
You’re about to throw the craziest party of the century. No, you’re about to host a Communion party. No, it’s your girlfriend’s 30th birthday and you’re having a small get together at your house. I really don’t know what you’re planning and I could keep on guessing ad nauseam. I do, however, have a decent amount of party planning experience, ranging from high end galas to children’s birthday parties. With my knowledge, I’d like to help those of you who aren’t sure if certain customization is called for a particular party. Here are two parties I’ve been to, or hosted, lately that received the right amount of customization.
No budget/Sky’s the limit party
This is less a particular type of party,, but I’m a firm believer that if there is no budget and you have the time and energy to make anything happen, go all out! Customize everything and anything you can. In this situation, especially if you’re party is at home, I would make custom drink coasters to protect your furniture while entertaining your guests with even the smallest details. I was at part once where every single coaster had a different message (like fortune cookies) and we the guests spent hours trading the until we found the one that best represent us. I ended up with a small bag full of some of my favorite quotes that I keep in my dresser.
Older man’s birthday party
I want to highlight this type of party in particular because it doesn’t receive, in my opinion, enough love and care in the creation and implementation process. What usually happens is that the wife, girlfriend, children, or grandchildren are often left with little feedback from the birthday boy who would rather not make “such a big fuss” over “another year” of his life. It’s important to push past his wall of disinterest and focus on his hobbies and dreams. This doesn’t mean spending a ton of money and energy. Rather, keep things simple but find that one particular customization that’s going to make him shed a tear. I was planning a birthday party for my grandfather’s 75th not too long ago. With no feedback from him, I decided to make custom matchboxes because he and his friends are avid cigar smokers. On the matchboxes was a quote that he’s been living by his entire life, one he forgot that he used to tell us (his grandkids) when we were younger. When he asked for matches that night, I handed him one of the custom match books. He cried. That little bit of customization went a long way.
The themes and occasions in regards to types of parties are just as endless as the options to customize the parties are. It usually boils down to cost and occasion when coming up with customizable options, which range from the entertainment itself down to personalized drink coasters. Sometimes it takes a professional to figure out the right mix to make your next party stand out in peoples’ memories. Stay tuned for more posts from me in the future as I discuss parties, customizations, and occasions!