Reflections on Life

Life – what is life! Life can be described in many ways and has many facets and interpretations. It presents us with an ongoing stream of experiences of situations, events and interactions of all kinds with other people and our environment.

It is creation in its magnificent splendour – the original bringing into existence of the universe by God.

For humans it is a journey encompassing all the seasons, colour and streams of life’s experiences.

The miracle of new life in any form of creation brings wonder and amazement as we become aware of the intrinsic formation of such an unexplainable divine plan.

For humans there are many rituals and traditions that help celebrate the different seasons and significant moments in life.

A welcoming of a new child might entail a ritual of a Christening or Blessing in the Christian tradition or perhaps a Naming Ceremony for those less religious. In other cultures and belief systems children are welcomed in a variety of ways but none-the-less mostly it is found to be a joyful celebration of the miracle of new birth.

Life can sometimes be brief – the miracle taken back from where it began just as life is beginning – the mystery of why these sad experiences happen not to be explained.

Life changes for humans as the body grows and life is experienced in new ways. Learning takes place as the brain develops and intelligence is gained and used for the betterment of human kind.

At times the human body suffers from physical limitations this being a challenge as strength of spirit and courage come to the fore.

During the seasons of life ritual is shown to be important such as times of celebration when a person reaches the age of eighteen – a time of maturity and starting out as an adult on life’s journey.

Permanency of relationships can be celebrated by the ritual of Marriage as people start a new chapter along the journey called life.

The miracle of new life can emerge again in this relationship of Marriage as a new life is created and welcomed to the world.

As the continuing seasons and cycles of life are observed, life can represent colour as of a rainbow in these seasons of new beginnings, celebrations, changes and endings.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet – colours of the rainbow – how symbolic of life’s journey as the rainbow is composed of the entire spectrum of colour from the shortest wavelength violet to the longest wavelength red.

A closing ritual now takes place as the body has accomplished its purpose and the ending of life as humans know it is honoured and the life celebrated as the spirit travels back to the Divine from whence it came.

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This article supplied by Sandra Hill, Brisbane Wedding Celebrant. For more information about Sandra Hill, weddings, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies in Brisbane, please contact Sandra today.

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“Offers Over” – why not just cut to the chase?

If you’ve browsed realestate.com.au recently, you will have seen lots of properties listed as “offers over”. You might be wondering why we do this rather than just applying a fixed price.

Why we do it?
Ultimately “offers over” exposes more people to your property online, if used the right way —let’s not forget that some 90% of our buyer enquiry comes through these channels.

For buyers, realesate.com.au has set price bands when searching (ie: $400k to $450k and $450-$500k). Generally, we recommend using ‘offers over’ when you’re on the cusp of a search band.

For example, if you are aiming for a price of $460k for your home. We would list it as ‘offers over $450k’ on realesate.com.au – your property will display for buyers browsing the $400-$450k price range as well as those browsing $450-$500k.

This exposes your property to more people and gets more people to your open (people who may not have considered your property before). Even if the price is slightly out of their price range – they showed up! It’s your agent’s job from there!

We recently listed a duplex in Fitzgibbon as “offers over $300k”, a move designed to encourage a larger subset of buyers to visit the property. The home sold for $315k—an impressive figure given that the highest previous sale for a similar home in the area was $290k!

Misuse of ‘offers over’…
In my experience many agents use ‘offers over’ to avoid the uncomfortable price discussion with their owners. It’s a way for them to list the house at what they (the agent) think it’s worth without agreeing on a clear price expectation with the owner.

Can you make an offer under on an ‘offers over’ property?

Our agents will always have a firm price that the owner is expecting. After all, the first question at the open is ‘how much’?

Buyers should have the capacity to buy at or above the price indicator. Although they can open negotiations with a lower price, almost always the property will sell at or above the indicator.

When we don’t use it…
It’s not effective if your price expectation is not in line with the market.

It’s also not as effective if your ‘offers over’ price sits in the middle of a search band. A property listed as “offers over $420k” will only display for buyers searching $400k-450k”. Of course there may be some exceptions here, but this is a common mistake many agents make!

And last but not least, ‘offers over’ pricing is also useful for auctions or when agents are a little unsure on the market value (ie: for a unique property).

So if we recommend “offers over” on your next houses for sale Aspley rest assured and take it in your stride!

To view property Aspley visit our web site. To find out more about Justin Watt, owner of Watt Realty and previous owner of Harcourts Aspley click here.

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Line Boring Perth – What It Covers, and Why Engage Line Boring Solutions

Line Boring Solutions is a Perth based company that specialise in onsite precision machining across Western Australia. We are fully committed to offering professional services to all our clients.

But What Is Line Boring?
Mobile line boring Perth is a process through which heavy machines – too heavy or too expensive to move to a repair shop – can be repaired and fixed while in the field. In the process, bearing bores and pin IDs (inside diameters) are restored to factory specifications. It is also a great method for new semi-production manufacturers to bore almost any size bore, at any angle, to very close tolerances.

Line boring machining is a diversified way of precision boring. It is precise and fast, and its high degree of accuracy gives great results. The fact the whole process is performed onsite saves expensive downtime and transportation costs, making precision line boring very economical.
If used appropriately, portable line boring can eradicate the need for boring mills to bore inside diameters. It is the cheapest and fastest method of repairing heavy machinery.

Benefits of Portable Line Boring Perth
There is a wide range of good reasons why you should use precision line boring Perth. These include:

  • Flexibility in handling tough machine jobs; it can be done onsite
  • Easy access to even cramped, tight spaces ensuring top quality repair services
  • Reduced downtime as no time is wasted transporting machines to and from repair shops
  • All this means less lost business revenue to you.

Key Clients

Line Boring Solution does not discriminate. With our many years of experience, we can expertly handle both large and small jobs. Our client’s portfolio boasts of having some of the leading equipment suppliers across Australia, so you know you are in good hands whenever you hire us to help. Our clients have over the years expressed satisfaction with our quality and expertise, together with our reliability and accurate pricing.

 

We provide a Wide Selection of Line Boring Machining Solutions
Line Boring Solutions has all the advanced tools and equipments, in addition to the high level of technical expertise required to perform a wide range of engine line boring services to customers throughout Perth Australia. Our mobile line welding and line boring services cover complete reconditioning of articulated hitches of scrapers, loaders, dozers and buckets.

We can also rebuild up any machine or component to its factory size, which can help curtail the huge cost that come with purchasing brand new parts. Whenever practicable, we perform in-place precision line boring, eliminating the expenses and extra time involved with full engine removal and re-installation.

Reliable and Fast Services Is the Hallmark of Our Portable Engine Line Boring Perth Services
We fully understand that getting a machine fixed as quickly as possible is critical for getting your machine back on.the job. With our mobile capability (including an extra truck on standby), we are perfectly capable of offering fast and reliable precision line boring Perth to our happy client base. We are fully committed to getting your machine up and running as quickly as possible. We understand that keeping downtime to the minimum possible is good for our client’s business, and this is exactly what we do.
Our Line Boring Services Include;

  • ID Bore Welding
  • Milling
  • Bore Machining
  • OD Bore Welding
  • Drilling and Tapping

Our Machinists Are the Best in the Industry

Our line boring Perth services are delivered by highly trained and experienced machinist who will get the job right the very first time. Our experts have experience working with a wide range of engine brands. They are also fully capable of performing precision machining on many other types of machines. Whether your failed machine is housed in Perth or any other part of West Australia, our competent machinist are always willing and ready to come to help you. As part of our mobile line boring Perth package, our experts can also provide boilermakers and fitters to see the job from the start to completion.

 

What’s more, Line Boring Solutions takes great pride in ensuring safety of all people in the workplace. We always try to go beyond meeting work safety standards specifications of any off-site or on-site line boring services.For more information on our line boring services in Perth, feel free to give us a call today.

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The Benefits of Hiring a Qualified Building Inspector

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investments that you will make in your entire life. And, buying a home is not an easy thing for anyone to do. This is particularly true for homebuyers who are making their first purchase or those who are not prepared. Having a professional home inspection by a qualified builder will significantly lessen the risk involved in purchasing a home. Provided below are the benefits of hiring a professional building inspector Brisbane.

Save on time

Hiring an inspector will save you lots of time. This is because a building inspector will help you to identify any problems that the house may have before you buy it. This way, you will not spend your time negotiating for a faulty house, as you will have adequate time to look for other buying options.

Professionalism

When you hire a professional to inspect a dwelling that you consider buying, you will be working with a licensed professional. Therefore, you will be confident that the inspection will be done according to the local laws and building codes and following the set standards. Inspecting a building on your own is not recommended because you may not have training or experience in building inspections and may overlook some of the most important aspects.

Save money

Even though a building inspection will cost you money, one should never miss an additional expense. This is because it will help the buyer to save cash in the end. This is because you will know the true value of the house that you are purchasing. This can come in handy as you can negotiate the price of the house with the seller depending on whether there are repairs to be made or not.

 

A worthy investment

A professional home inspector will help you to define the structure of the building you want to purchase. This is because these professionals have been trained to properly inspect any type of building. Therefore, he/she will easily spot all the shortcomings that were made by a particular construction company or any repairs and renovations required to keep a second hand house safe. This will ensure that you make a worthy investment.

Peace of mind

The ultimate benefit of working with professional building inspectors Brisbane has is that you will have peace of mind. By spending some little money on having an expert come and inspect the house you want to purchase, you will sleep tight for the nights to come. This is because you will know that you are buying a home that is safe and in perfect condition.

Building inspections are an essential part of the pre-acquisition routine of procuring a house. This is because you will not end up with a house that has faults that you never anticipated. Even though picking the right building inspector Brisbane has can be a difficult process, you can get references from family, friends and other homeowners. This will give you a list of professionals that you can interview before choosing the right one for the job. Also, do not overlook the factors to consider when looking for the right inspector.

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Shrink Wrap Film – Presentsation Counts

Manufacturers across the divide continue to produce quality products. We are all too familiar, with the attractive transparent packaging of toys, imported fruits, clothes, pens amongst other things. Unlike the previous times, customers can still have a glimpse into their prospective purchases, carefully examining them without necessarily compromising their state or quality (food).

It is of note that, both polymers are ideal for different packaging purposes. The choice of shrink film is determined by the product, budget and level of technology the producer in question has.

The undeniable fact is, packaging being the cornerstone of branding and advertising can be responsible for high sales volume or the reverse. Manufacturers and producers alike are today faced with the tough task of choosing the ideal packaging material. In the end the functionality of the shrink wrap can only be determined by the manufactures and producers.

It is as a result of these demands that the skrink wrap film was developed. In the formative years; we were all accustomed to the brown paper bags which had our tree population on the decline. Subsequent move to the opaque store-name-christened polythene was a further disservice. Then came the perfect solution to all these problems, the shrink film.Initially, the shrink film was exclusively made from PVC (Polyvinylchloride).This is a plastic polymer (third most used plastic in the world) that had the capability of sealing products with a thin layer of plastic sheet. These sheets were often transparent to allow the customer have a view of the product.

The sheet would be wrapped over the product and passed over a heat tunnel or a heat gun. Normally, the length or circumference of the product would be measured, 10% of this value would be added then the sum is divided by two, this would give the size of PVC shrink wrapping to be used. PVC has the ability to shrink by 40% percent giving the packaging a tight grip of the product.

However, with time it was noticed that PVC could release small amounts of hydrogen chloride giving the products a characteristic smell in addition to poisoning. The sealers also would have small carbon deposits. The presence of a plasticizer in PVC had the drawback of hardening and shrinkage during cold weather and extreme stetching with subsequent temperature increases.

These drawbacks meant a suitable shrink film devoid of a plasticizer be developed. Polyolefin was found to have the packaging abilities of PVC but lacked the setbacks that faced the latter. It became a preferred choice of packaging. Offering a stronger seal and fewer odours. Its lack of plasticizer meant no physical changes to the shrink film. It would become the perfect storage solution; all weather .Lack of chlorine in its polymer meant no hydrogen chloride previously characteristic of PVC. Visit http://www.redblade.com.au/shrink-wrap-plastic-films.html for info about film options.

However, while its predecessor PVC enjoys machine compatibility and low cost purchases, polyolefin is the opposite, it remains relatively expensive and hard to use alongside machines.PVC on the other hand remains a suitable choice for manufacturers who don’t deal with edible products. Owing to its cheap price and machine compatibility it is a manufacturers darling.

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