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Archive for July 2021

Librarian on maternity leave affects library functioning

Often the librarian is a lady, and she will usually go on maternity leave at least once or twice in her career
this affects the functioning of the library in some cases
There is only one staff with the required qualifications, and others do not know how to add books to the system
Hence all the library users are affected if the librarian is on long leave.

The Pros Won out for Vinyl Flooring

When I told my wife I wanted to put in vinyl flooring in the kitchen, I knew that I was going to have to answer a lot of questions. She has a ton of questions when we do any type of remodeling, so I was prepared for her questions. I had gotten a lot of my own questions answered when I visited on my computer. I knew she was not challenging my decisions but she did want to make sure that we were both well aware of everything involved. Considering some of the renovations that we have done in the last few years, I was really grateful for her valuable input.

She wanted to know the pros and cons of having vinyl flooring versus other kinds of flooring. She knew that we needed a new kitchen floor, but she was not sure of what kind. I told her that it is the best kind of flooring for a kitchen because it is so easy to clean. We do a lot of entertaining, and our kitchen is always a high traffic area. We also have some pets, which increases the foot traffic going through the kitchen. Being able to clean it easily is a huge plus.

I told her the biggest negative is that the subfloor would be damaged. There is no underlayment, so the vinyl would be stuck right to the subfloor. If we ever replace it again the future, that would be a concern. To be honest though, I knew that I probably would not replace it again because it is stylish looking and durable. There really would be no need for us to have to replace it even years down the road. Once I answered all her questions, she gave the green light for us to start the newest renovation project of putting the vinyl flooring in the kitchen.

A New Shower with Classy Doors

When my shower started leaking, I knew it was time to get a new one. I had repaired this one too many times to want to do it again. If it was not the actual shower itself, it was the door. If it was not the door, it was the drain. It was just one thing after another. I looked at some showers at the home improvement store in the area, but I was not impressed. I went online to look at shower enclosures and shower doors in NJ to see if I could find something that was more to my liking.

I did not want to go with the generic enclosure again because you really do get what you pay for. I went cheap the last time, years ago, and I ended up spending more money fixing it than I would have if I just went with a quality shower in the first place. I definitely learned my lesson there! I was able to find a company that custom creates shower enclosures, and I knew I wanted them to do the same for me. They came out and showed me different designs, and then helped me select the right one for the space that I have.

They also had a wide variety of doors that could go with the shower that I chose. I really liked all of them, and it was the harder decision to make. The doors is what people see rather than the inside of the shower, for first impressions anyway. I wanted something really nice. I ended up choosing the frosted glass door that opens up in the middle. It has a very classy look to it, and it looks perfect in my bathroom. From now on, I am only getting the best of things because it is money well spent.