Archive for September, 2008
September 28th, 2008 categories: William's Life in San Diego Musings
“We are given a soul for all eternity and a voice for only a measured amount of time. How unfortunate so many in the world won’t allow their souls to be heard for in the world of sounds, when the soul speaks it is music to our ears.
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September 17th, 2008 categories: Buying San Diego Real Estate, Local San Diego News You Can Use, San Diego Beach Communities, San Diego Real Estate, San Diego Real Estate News, Selling San Diego Real Estate
Hoping to break ground in 2009, The Poseidon Resources received its final approval from the California State Lands Commission and now has all the permits needed too proceed with construction of its desalination plant on the grounds of the Aqua Hedionda Lagoon in 2009. With it’s final favorable vote by the state Lands Commission, Poseidon may now proceed to co-lease the Encina Power Plant’s intake of seawater.
The Encina Power plant currently uses the seawater for it’s power plant’s cooling system but will be soon be converting to an air cooled system. The Poseidon’s Desalination Proposal of using the seawater intake had stirred opposition from environmentalists and a recent legal opposition by environmentalists was dismissed against one of the permits this past week.
All Systems Go! Poseidon expects to deliver drinking water to nine local San Diego water agencies by 2011 and in a statement by Poseidon Resources, it rightfully claims this is a historic day for California as the desalinated water will now be a measurable component of the State of California’s water resources.
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As a Buyer of property in San Diego, the California Association of REALTORS Standard form provides that you may seek from the seller an agreement to provide Home Warranty coverage on the basic mechanism of the home you are purchasing . While this home warranty should give you some comfort of the the coverage it provides, it is not a panacea for all that is or may go wrong in home.
With the contract that most Buyers don’t read very carefully, there is specific language for the items and issues that warranty does not cover. Your experience with home maintenance and the breakdowns that naturally occur as systems wear out over time might surprise you that many of these are not covered within the scope of your agreement.
Thinking logically about what is not covered ( which you will find in the contract ) and then the reality of facing some of these repairs, you may question the usefulness of the coverage in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »
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IPM, Integrated Pest Management takes advantage of the appropriate pest management options by being more judicious in the use of pesticides. By using less risky pest control as a first line of defense, such as microwaving and the use of natural orange oil and other natural resources, they can control pests more effectively, at less cost and with less damage to the environment.
Pesticides produced from natural sources such as the oil from oranges, hasproven to be as effective as other synthetic chemicals with the added advantage that they do not harm the eco-system. Oil of chrysanthemum is a natural pest deterrent.
We have been discovering that the synthetic chemicals which do not break down have found there way into our water supplies as they leach through the soils into the underground water.
Overtime, synthesized chemical treatments become less effective as the pests build a natural defense to them, requiring even more harmful chemical substances to be used. Employing the methods and research of Integrated Pest Management or IPM along with the numerous natural sources of remedies, pest treatment remains effective and assures of us of no further harm to any part of our entire eco-system.
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September 13th, 2008 categories: William's Friends and Family
CeCe November 12, 1996 – September 11, 2008
Two and half years ago our precious little one ( a Yorkshire) developed a cough and the vet believed she had a cold. It did not sound like a cold so we sought out a specialist’s advise and it was discovered that she had a polyp in the back of the throat area. A biopsy was performed and she was diagnosed with Lymphoma.
Believing that it was caught very early, an oncologist was recommended and treatment ( 25 weeks of Chemo ) was underway that same day. The 25 weeks of Chemo was difficult on all of us as we saw her hair change texture and fall out only to start growing back in as curly and in some of the oddest colors when she went into remission. It took the better part of a year to return to some normalcy. But after that round of chemo, CeCe did so well for almost a full 6 months. Read the rest of this entry »
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