Asbestos Removal – A Must for Your Property   ★

Asbestos is highly praised for its electrical and heat insulation properties.  No wonder this material was widely used in construction during the 60s and 70s.  In the 80s however, the material was banned in the construction industry as exposure to asbestos had long-term health effect.  Even though asbestos is a wonderful material when it comes to the great properties that it possesses, the health risks involved when exposed to it are far too great, especially when you think about the incurable diseases involved with asbestos exposure.

If you live in an old house, probably built during the 60s and 70s, then it is possible that it has some asbestos materials built into it.  If this is the case, it is crucial that you have your property examined for asbestos materials so you can have it properly removed by experienced asbestos removal professionals.  This is not something that you should dillydally about as this type of cases should never be delayed any further.  Nasbestospicsot doing any type of action over this matter may only make things potentially worse for all those how stay and reside in your property.

Where to Get Professional Asbestos Removal Help in Calgary?

When it comes to asbestos removal and asbestos abatement services in Calgary,  is said to be the most trust and most reputable of all.  They are highly experienced in the methods and trade of asbestos removal which is why they are able to effectively, efficiently, and safely remove any asbestos materials inside your property.  They have been in this business for many years and they have the portfolio and reputation that comes along with it.

Calgary Asbestos Removal has been in the forefront of asbestos removal in all of Calgary which is why you can be assured of top quality service when you hire them.  Not only do they provide a ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed’ service, but they also provide free estimates so there is really nothing to worry about when you go inquiring about their services and the fees involved.  They are very professional in their line of work which is why they also provide round-the-clock 24/7 support so you can call in, email, or chat with them about your inquiries with which they will be more than happy to accommodate you and any of your questions and concerns.

Luxury Custom Home Building in Kelowna BC   ★

luxuryhomesLuxury homes are one of the finest pieces of homes you will ever see.  These homes define affluence and are the real epitome that differentiates those that are privileged from those that are not.  The costs of these homes are staggering and even the finishing you find on them are of different levels than what most you and I are used to.

If you were lucky enough to be born with a silver spoon, it is likely that you live in a luxury home and will soon live in your very own one as well.  If you are a regular person who have strived hard in life and finally managed to make it big after all the years of struggle and would now want to have a luxury home that is your very own, then congratulations is in order as you deserve it.

Many of us would like to have our very own luxury homes.  Even if it is not as ostentatious like that of big-time hip-hop rappers, as long as it is your dream home, you may as very well consider it as a luxury home on your part.  Regardless of the levels of luxury home, a home is a very big investment and possibly one of the biggest investments that you will ever make.  If you need to have a luxury home built, you need to look for the best home builders that will never let you down.

In British Columbia, Kelowna Custom Home Builders are considered as the best by many.  They are the home builders to go to when you have a serious and expensive home build you would like to invest on like – the type of build you would not want to go wrong.  Since a luxury home is a very big investment, it is proper that you have the best home builders do the construction work so you can have peace of mind knowing that the best are on hand in the building of your luxury home.

Kelowna Custom Home Builders are highly sought after throughout British Columbia.  They are widely known for their great construction works that many consider as luxury home masterpieces.  For this very reason, people who would like to have their custom home built seek the services of these home builders which is why you should too.

Gah! Got Stuck   ★

Gah! got stuck in the immigration protest on Friday. It took me two hours to get out of it.

Wow, I am so happy for these guys! It was an amazing effort from them. And it absolutely thrills me to see this celebration for the team in front of the PMAC. The Tigers on going to the Final Four — woooooh!!!

Back to the landfill and with photos (I know, so exciting).

Finally picked up the sticks after two weeks of non-action (the Valley had two straight weekends of rain and I had come down with a wicked case ofgastroenteritis — omigawd, WORSE FEELING EVER!). I am actually confident in my driver! I still have pathetic strength (the furthest I’ve driven the ball is 75 yards in the air where it’ll roll and end up at the 100 yard mark — I am a weakling) but at least I am getting some action from my wood now! Yay, go me!! Photos are here.

Pigs fly   ★

Holy cow, I cannot believe it snowed in Cave Creek! Tony and I were on the Loop 101 this afternoon on our way to several stores (I think we are getting aTempur-Pedic bed — yippy skippy!) and to see the ‘white stuff’ on the tops of the Superstitutions and McDowell Mountains — it was unreal! The views of the snow covered peaks were gorgeous. I couldn’t believe we were still in Phoenix.

In other news, I went to my first roller derby bout last night! Featured teams were the undefeated Bruisers versus the Bad News Beaters at Castle Sports Club.

Girls totally RAWK! That is all I have to say.

Vacation Day   ★

The husband and I both took a vacation day and met up with Dave and Zach for an afternoon of spring training baseball! Tony snagged us some great seats (lower box section 7, row 8) for the Athletics v Mariners game. It’s my second time to this ballpark and I like it because you get to see the buttes at Papago Park. Photos of the day can be found here.

Saturday, Tony tore down the block wall that surrounded our pool equipment (which will be replaced by a wooden privacy wall) and we had to dump the mess (visualize one ton of concrete blocks) somewhere other than our alleyway,sooooo I made my first trip out to the Scottsdale landfill. It was pretty cool to see all this junk around us, until Tony got out to dump the concrete out from the bed of the truck — the SMELL WAS SOMETHING I COULD NOT EVEN DESCRIBE! I waited inside until Tony finished hauling everything out (I have no idea how he managed it — 10 minutes of that smell)! We know what to give Strummer for his birthday this year. Our pooch is a sniffer and the landfill is absolute doggie heaven.

Tomorrow? No smelly landfills or fun afternoons relaxing at a ballpark. Just back to the grind…

Rain Is back!   ★

After 143 consecutive days of dryness, the rains have finally come and did it arrive big time. The rains have been constant since early this morning and it’s supposed to stick around the rest of the day. It’s kind of messed up our weekend plans (like draining our pool) but it’s nice to see the grey clouds above. The ‘doodle ran out the doggie door for his morning rituals and quickly came scurrying back, shaking off the excess moisture. No powerwalk around the park this morning. Poor Strummie.

Speaking of the pooch, he came back from the groomer’s yesterday. After two not-so-satisfied visits, we decided to switch to someone new. Since the husband works from home on Fridays, he was CFTD (chauffeur for the day). He said the facilities were very nice and their staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They did a great job grooming him and Strummer, apparently, protested not one bit when they took him away for his pampering. Sigh, what a life that one leads.

Last night, we took it easy and had an early dinner at Cherryblossom Noodle Café. We consumed a bowl of beef nanban hot udon soup and a spicy beef rice dish and discussed (more) home improvement projects, possibly purchasing a billiards table for the Arizona room, Tony’s parents coming out next month and golf! Yes, my friends, I am addicted. If the rains don’t let up, I think thedriving range at Cracker Jax will be calling my name.

p.s. check out our friend Silvio’s blog. He’s a producer at CNN and it’s interesting to read what he is up to. Time in Iraq, traveling with the President, and looks like he’s back in New Orleans covering post-Katrina. He’s a very cool dude.

Rash (Again)   ★


I should be in Telluride this week for a meeting. Instead, I am sidelined at home with a rash on my body. My rheumatologist (aka my lupus doctor) says it’s not a lupus rash (like the one I had on my cheeks) but more likely contact dermatitis. The most likely culprit? The new bath salts we used in our jacuzzi tub. So now I’m on a generic hydrocortisone cream to control the itching.

I’m bummed that I won’t get to see Telluride. I have heard it’s a beautiful little town and my camera was all warmed up to take some shots of the incredible scenery. And the place we were staying? Good lawd, it’s gorgeous!

In other news, the hubby and I had tickets to see the Suns v Spurs basketball game. The best part was that they were Lexus Club tickets. We got there super early so we could grab the bar seating that overlooks the basketball court. Definitely the spot to be since we were able to eat (five different buffet stations — super scrummy!), drink (beverage service all night), and watch the game. We never even made it down to our actual seats!

We even had a star sighting — Eva Longoria. I don’t watch Desperate Housewives but I am familiar with her and I have to say she is super-duper-TINY and she looks so much prettier in person than on teevee (I think it’s all that Hollywood make-up nonsense). She signed a lot of autographs and was very supportive of her man.

2006   ★


Oh, it was quite painful going back into the office after a two week holiday. Knowing it was a short week made it slightly more bearable (and the fact that I shrugged off wearing dress pants and wore omigawd jeans this week — YAH!).

Tony and I rented this documentary over the break. I had no idea their life was like that and I have a new respect for them (in addition to them being so damn cute). I heart the penguin. We also wanted to see The Squid and the Whale at Camelview but somehow found ourselves in the wrong theater (looong story) and ended up watching Casanova instead. I still want to see TSATW, but Casanova was actually quite enjoyable and very humorous.

Favorite new show find? Dog Whisperer on the National Geographic Channel. I had to admit that Strummer is not human. He is an animal. And I know that. But that does not stop me from calling him my sweet little angel baby (SLAB for short) and kissing him from head to paw. Yes, I am a freak about my dog.

More Confidence   ★

8:30am: Took Strummer out for a ‘powerwalk’ around the park. My dog does not walk. He gallops. It’s those long legs of his. Ran into Strummie’s pal The Biscuit Man. The pooch gets spoiled at home and the park!

9:30am: Another hour long session at the driving range. I am becoming more confident with my swing. I’m achieving more lift and longer distances with my 7 iron and 5/6 hybrid, yay! I am having major problems with my drivers. I think it’s the longer shaft. I just don’t have the control on my woods as compared to my irons and hybrids.

Noon: Food shopping at the Sunflower. I go here for my staples. I still love mySafeway (they have great sushi, can you believe it?) especially since they completely renovated it to look like AJ’s, but my gawd, I just can’t stand the traffic in that store. I used to always come home with a near-nervous breakdown.

1:30pm: After twenty minutes of chopping, slicing and dicing, the beef stew is safely secured in the crockpot. In less than five hours, dinner will be served, yum.

3:00pm: Juan, The Stucco Man, is stopping by to give us an estimate on our back wall. Ideas are a bubblin’ for the back and front yards. Serious landscaping to be done this year. I hope Juan gives us a discount. We gave him so much business after he stucco’d our house three years ago (five other houses in our neighborhood ended up using him within the year)!

Marc and Kim are thinking of getting married on the rooftop terrace of theValley Ho in September (they are choosing the 23rd — and our wedding date is the 20th, yippy skippy). We joined them on their tour and wow, the view is amazing! 360° views of the valley. I can totally see them exchanging their vows as the sun sets behind Camelback Mountain. I think Kimmie should make tee-shirts for her wedding party that read ‘Wedding Ho’. Haha, get it?

But seriously, if they do decide to have their wedding there it will be gorgeous. I love the hotel’s ‘Rat Pack’ atmosphere. It’s like I expect to see Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr rounding the corner or something.

A Round   ★


Van’s was having a big tent sale and we ended up coming home with a set of irons for me! And can you believe we got them for only $200. They’re normally $600! Still need to get a driver and putter. I have some in mind, but I’d like to shop around and see if I can get a better deal somewhere else.

My goal right now is to practice like mad on the driving range so I’m comfortable with my swing. I’m not in a big rush to play a full round yet. Currently, it’s peak golf season in the Valley and I cannot justify paying $50 for a round (and that’s the cheap price during the winter), especially for a novice like myself. Once summer hits and the Snowbirds have flown back north, it’ll be a perfect time. Plus, $15 for a round sounds much better, don’t you think?