Sir Phillip hopes you have had a restful day away from your labor! Happy Labor Day from all of us at Mighty Fortress!
Here’s a #FridayFunny that really made me stop for a second.
This was a picture in the wood tech classroom during the back to school night. At first glance, I chuckled. It’s funny, and fairly true. But the reason I was sitting in the wood tech room is that my daughter is in this class. And she loves to build things. And she is clearly not a man.
I struggled with how she might perceive this message. And I was a little miffed that the stereotype that only men take wood tech was being perpetuated. But then the teacher started his spiel for the night.
And he proceeds to say how excited he is for the record number of female students in his class, how he typically receives great work from them because they tend to pay more attention to details, and how he hopes this trend continues so that his male to female ratio is balanced. And it’s clear that he is not sexist at all, and probably just had the slide included because he thought it was funny without thinking about deeper connotations.
So I am happy she is in this class, even if I might gently point out that the slide should probably get changed. And I hope to see the tide continue to turn in favor of women in whatever fields interest them.
Here’s to the education of all our students!
New special feature or problem? That's for you to decide!
Make sure you check on your sprinklers at least once a month to make sure no heads have busted or pipes are leaking or water is spraying where it shouldn't. While a system on a timer is nice, you really should NOT "set it and forget it"!!
I noticed this home the other day. While it’s not uncommon for people to cover attic vents on the roof, it IS a bad idea. Here’s why you shouldn't cover your attic vents.
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Where was this when we had young babies????
This switch, the one up high, controls the doorbell. Which means you can turn off the bell at times you don't want to be disturbed, like during the sacred nap time or when you are on an important call.
Genius!! Our dogs barking would probably eliminate the helpfulness of the switch, but I still really appreciate the options!
With humidity being higher than usual this summer, we are receiving calls to check for mold problems. Clearly, this ceiling in a vacant home has a problem!
A few things to remember with mold:
1.) Water must be present - Mold needs water to grow, so part of our inspection will be to find the water source. We find leaks are the most likely cause, but also condensation in crawl spaces and vents can cause issues.
2.) Air quality being affected is actually the concern - Mold spores are naturally present in the air, so we compare the mold counts outside with indoor samples to see if there is a problem. Even though any visible mold is gross, it might not be affecting your health. But it might be, and taking air samples is the only way to know for sure.
3.) Samples aren't cheap - It does cost money for the air samples and inspection, however if you have significant concerns you don't want to go cheap. Taking a good number of representative samples is the only way to get a good picture of what is actually happening inside a home.
Kids back to school means uninterrupted office time. That’s worth celebrating!
We hope all the teachers and students have a great school year!
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This is a great place to find interesting pictures, quick little notes, and funny memes. Just like posts you would expect to find on social media. Only these posts are searchable by categories, making this page significantly more useful for reference during a project. Or, just if you don't want to get sucked into the never-ending time-sucking vacuum of the Book of Face. Whichever.
Of course, you can get updates by following us on Facebook too. If you are "in" to that sort of thing.