Second Chance San Diego Apartments For People With Broken Leases, Bad Credit Or Felonies

San Diego is a major California attraction and destination boasting thousands of unique visitors each year. These are attracted to the city by the pleasant climate and flowing picturesque beaches. The city is also a major commercial and transit center that links Mexico with the rest of California and the US with billions of dollars in trade each year. The city also attracts a lot of settlers; people who move here in search of business, work and academic opportunities. This puts a definite demand on the city’s many apartments. Renting an apartment unit in San Diego is more or less like renting anywhere else in any major US city. The apartments conduct background checks that center on the applicant’s credit, rental and criminal history. Of particular importance are broken leases which apartments in San Diego deem to be very serious. Applicants with a prior broken agreement with a previous apartment will most likely receive an automatic denial.

Places to rent with a broken lease and bad credit

Apartments which approve applicants who have had previous issues with other apartments elsewhere are generally known as second chance apartments. These are units which may or may not be located in section 8 areas of the city and which are usually willing to lease to problem tenants. Here are some places where one can rent an apartment if they have rental problems:

  • Allied Gardens
  • Alta Vista
  • Pacific Highlands Ranch
  • Bay Terrace
  • Black Mountain Ranch
  • Downtown San Diego
  • Clairemont Mesa
  • Del Mar Heights

The above is not an exhaustive list. There are many more units that can give applicants a second chance despite of a tarnished history. The challenge is being able to locate them because most of them do not easily advertise.

Important info to consider

Even though there are such kinds of apartments willing to grant approval to problem tenants, these apartments will nevertheless demand that those tenants fulfill a few basic requirements. One of them is being on a job at least six months. Some apartments will ask for a hefty deposit depending on the individual leasing office. Others will ask for three months of rent in addition to the deposit. One must also earn at least three times the amount of the rent.

Looking for such apartments in this apart of California can pose a challenge because as we said, they rarely advertise. The main reason they prefer to stay quiet is because they do not want a mad rush especially by people with problematic credit and history since this drives rental prices down.

Swoosh Defense! Can Young Players Learn the Flat Back Four Zone Defense?

I was recently asked, “Coach Hardy, why are you coaching youth soccer teams

to play a flat back four zone defense?” The perception being that a sweeper/

stopper system is a ‘safer’ defense for younger teams. First of all, any defense

will have its strengths and weaknesses. A knowledgeable coach will know those

weaknesses and will encourage their team to break it down. All disclaimers

aside, the flat back four is the preferred system of most modern teams. A

youth soccer coach should emphasize the development of players within the

context of modern soccer.

When properly executed, a flat back four will provide excellent

defensive pressure, cover and balance. Young soccer players should be

developed to play at their highest potential level and nearly all higher level

teams play a flat four or three system. Coaching a flat back four defense gives

players a foundation for future success in soccer. Even a team as young as U11

team can successfully play a flat back four zone defense. A team may give up

‘break-away’ goals in the short term, while they learn the system, but in the

long run they will have the ability to confidently step into a modern defensive

system.

A team can successfully play a flat back four after just a few training

sessions and a handful of games. I use the pre-season practices, tournaments

and scrimmages as a time for a team to learn the player roles and team shape

of a flat back four zone defense.

To help players visually understand the team shape of the defense I

call it the ‘Swoosh’ defense. As the back four defenders shift left and right

across the field, the shape of the defense unit looks like the Nike “Swoosh”

logo. If the players drift out of shape I can just say “Swoosh” and immediately

the players know where to position themselves. As the players feel comfortable

with the system they will remind each other to “Swoosh”. Here are four basic

ideas to be aware of when coaching the Swoosh defense.

1. Swoosh Defense

The back four defensive shape will prevent the other team from having

‘break away chances’ by making sure the far-side outside defender and the

far-side central defender shift and cover diagonally behind the pressuring

near-side defenders. It sounds complicated but it’s actually pretty simple. The

defenders shift diagonally to the position of the ball.

With this correct positioning the ‘Swoosh’ defense is denying ball

penetration, the dangerous attacking players are marked and the covering

defenders will ‘sweep’ any ball that gets played through. If the ball is switched

to the far side of the field, the defending four players will shift the ‘Swoosh’

accordingly. I have found that young players can easily remember to ‘Swoosh!’

more that ‘Pressure, Cover, Balance’.

It is important for players to remember that the diagonal cover shape

is why the team doesn’t need a sweeper. The most common defensive mistake

is for the team to stand totally ‘flat’. This is especially common at the half-field

line when the team with the ball has been maintaining possession in the

opponent’s half of the field. Which explains why teams that are learning the

Swoosh defense will usually give up their goals from half-field breakaways.

If the defenders stand flat at half field then any ball played behind the

defense will result in a breakaway race without anyone to stop a goal but the

goalkeeper.

2. Marking A Man In Your Zone

In addition to the Swoosh shape, the four defenders need to become

aware of the attacking player in their area of responsibility. Young players

often focus all of their attention on the ball. This bad habit is called ‘ball

watching’. Young players will often ball watch until the ball comes near them

and only then will they try and get it. But getting the ball is only part of the job

of defending. The Swoosh defense requires that players be in a good defensive

position while marking the opponent ‘goal-side and ball-side’.

When defenders ‘ball-watch’, opponents will move into unmarked

positions. The basic rule for defenders is to mark the most dangerous player in

your zone and stay ball-side and goal-side of them.

The break-aways against the Swoosh defense usually happen when a

defender is “caught flat ” and doesn’t react to the open opponent in their zone

until it’s too late. If a defenders waits until after the pass is played forward to

move towards the mark in their zone then there is often a foot race to the goal.

90% of good defense is positioning away from the ball.

(Note: Another reason I use the “Swoosh” term is to because young players will

often stay “flat” if the defense is called a “flat back four”.)

Ball watching

is pretty normal behavior for young soccer players, however, a defender is a

very important position and that player must be alert and mature enough to

not ball watch. Learning to mark correctly is a skill that will come with

commitment to learning.

3. Line Of Restraint And Compactness During Transition

The basic principle of good defending is to create ‘compactness’. I

encourage the defense to create compactness when we transition to offense or

when the opponent passes the ball backwards. We do this because (a)

compacting the space that the other team has to work with creates pressure

and (b) we can catch them off-sides. I do not encourage a sophisticated off-

sides trap below U14, but moving up the field to create compactness will catch

unaware forwards off-sides.

If we are slow in our own transition to offense (for example, after we

just cleared the ball from the defensive third) and our defenders just stay deep

in our own half then we are giving the other team lots of room to move the ball

back towards our goal. The general rule I coach is if the ball goes up the field 5

yards then we move the defense up 5 yards – 20 yards up the field means we

move 20 yards up the field. This is true until we cross half field. At half field,

the back four step a few yards into the opponents half of the field.

If our defense stays back in our own half of the field then there is less

pressure and with less pressure the other team will spend the game in our half.

I believe it is a better idea to try and defend the half line than your goal.

The key to successfully compacting the space is that all of the

defenders must move up together. If just one defender stays back then the

other team will exploit that. The line of defenders moving up the field is called

our ‘Line of Restraint’. Our goal is to have our ‘Line of Restraint’ no more than

35 yards from our forwards until our defenders reach the half line.

Again, a secondary bonus of compacting the space during transition is

that the other team is often off-sides because their forwards are caught

standing around after the ball has been cleared.

4. Off-Sides And Referees

A common concern when playing the Swoosh defense is that referees

can make mistakes with the off0sides call and the other team will have easy

break-aways. As far as the referees missing offsides calls, well, that’s the

nature of the game. The key is to control the controllables. As coaches, we

can’t control the referee’s decisions but we can control the team’s ability to

have good positioning and marking. Furthermore, if a team plays good defense

and scores goals then they will not be in a position that will allow the referee to

determine the outcome of the game.

In summary, if we coach to have defenders compact in transition, get

in our proper ‘Swoosh’ shape, and mark their opponent goal-side and ball-

side, then I am confident that the flat back four zone defense can be successful

even with young teams.

Now that my current U11 team is comfortable with the

Swoosh defense, we have moved onto the role of the attacking outside

defender and their ability to move forward to join the attack.

Motocross Helmets – A Brief History

Of all the motocross gear that riders use the motocross helmet is by far one of the most important. It could be argued that this is because it protects the most important part of the body the head. The primary goal of the motocross helmet is to protect the head of the rider during impact by using special technology which allows the external shell of the helmet to absorb the knock and not the skull.

Thankfully all racers in motocross must now wear a mx helmet if they wont be allowed to race this has, over the years has reduced the amount of serious damaged caused by crashes and accidents. It wasn’t always like this, helmets were not always mandatory.

The story of the helmet in general goes like this Laurence of Arbia was riding along and because of a dip in the road he didn’t see two people on a bikes and had to serve to avoid them. He went over the handle bars and ended up in a coma in hospital, he was not wearing a motobike helmet. He sadly died six days later. It was then one of the neuro surgeons that led a long investigation into the motobike helmet and then this led to wide use of helmets for civilians and the military.

The motocross helmets were obviously developed after this as the sport began to take off the late 60’s and 70’s. This helmet was different as it was not a full face one only a half faced one. This is so riders can wear goggles.

There has been several advancements in the technology and materials used to make motocross helmets over the last three decades, with has helped increase the safety of the sport and the introduction of neck braces and spinal protection has meant that the risk of serious injury has been greatly reduced but is still a present factor.

One of these advancements has been by manufacturer Bell they have spent a great deal of time and money into an inner skin in the helmet aimed at improving the protection rate of the skull. It was not that long ago that mountain manufactures would make helmets with polystyrene foam inners, this new advancement just shows how far manufacturing techniques and technology has progressed over time.

Termite Fumigation – How to Prepare Your Home

If you have ever experienced a termite infestation in your home or know somebody who has, you know how upsetting and stressful it can be. Not only do termites cause expensive damage, they are also expensive to get rid of. In fact, termites cost homeowners more than 5 billion dollars in treatment and repairs each year. There are two types of termites: subterranean and drywood. Drywood termites cause the most damage in the US and can only be eliminated by tent fumigation.

Why Choose Fumigation?

In some very mild cases, spot treatment can eliminate all drywood termites in a home. But in most cases, by the time termites have been detected, the infestation is full-blown. Tent fumigation is the only way to kill 100% of the termites in a home.

Yearly inspection by a pest control expert can prevent mass infestation.

About Fumigation

For over 50 years, Vikane gas fumigant (made by Dow AgroSciences) has proved to effectively eliminate drywood termites. This is the gas of choice for all termite fumigators in the US. Vikane gas is quick-acting and does not leave any residue. However, it is still a dangerous toxic gas and can cause death. Proper fumigation preparation will ensure that you and your family stay safe and that your belongings are protected. The fumigation process will take a few days, so you will need to make arrangements to stay elsewhere during the process.

Fumigation Preparation

Follow the instructions given to you by your fumigation company. Speak to your neighbors and inform them of your termite problem and your plans to fumigate as it could work to your advantage. Often, more than one home in an area will have a termite infestation. Some pest control companies will give a special discount to neighbors who fumigate at the same time.

Tip: Preparing your home for termite fumigation is time-consuming. Do not leave it to the last minute. Preparation involves lots of packing and sorting. Plan to start at least a few days before the fumigation date.

1. Call the Gas Company – In most cases, your fumigation company will call your local gas company to notify it of the turn-off time for the gas. Clarify with your fumigator whether you need to make the call or not.

2. Notify Your Neighbors – If you haven’t done so already, notify your neighbors that you will be fumigating. Sometimes the fumigators need access to part of the neighbors property. This is common in areas where homes are built close together. When neighbors’ consent is needed, they will have to issue official permission and a release.

Exterior Preparation

1. Clear the Perimeter – Clearing the perimeter of your property is a must so that the fumigators can secure the fumigation tent. Clear all items to at least 5′ away from the structure.

2. Unlock Gates and Doors – On fumigation day, unlock any gates and sheds. Fumigators are legally required to check all rooms to ensure that nobody is there before sealing the tents.

3. Water the Ground – Water will act as a barrier to the fumigant and will prevent contamination and damage to your plants. Water all plants and grass. If possible, trim plants back to one foot away from your home’s structure.

4. Remove Vehicles – All vehicles must be removed from attached and unattached garages.

Interior Preparation

Your fumigation company will provide you with special double bags called Nylofume bags. These will protect your food and medications. Unopened metal cans do not need to be bagged. All dry food products must be sealed in the bags, including:

• Food in plastic bags such as pretzels, macaroni, etc.

• All medications

• Soaps and shampoos

• Cosmetics

There is some dispute about whether cosmetics need to be placed in the bags. Some fumigators say there is no need while others have a more conservative outlook. There is a common saying among termite fumigators: “When in doubt, take it out.” In other words, better safe than sorry.

1. Double check that all food and medications are properly sealed in Nylofume bags. Follow the specific instructions provided with the bags for how to properly seal in them.

2. Remove valuables. All of the drawers in your home will be opened during fumigation. Remove your valuables or store them in a safe.

3. Discard the ice from your ice maker and turn it off.

4. Remove plastic mattress covers, as they can trap the gas.

5. On fumigation day, remove plants and pets from your house, including fish.

Drywood Termite Facts:

• Appearance – Light brown, 6 legs, long, narrow, oval, 3/8″ to 1 inch long

• Commonly infest homes in warm coastal regions. California, Florida, Texas and Hawaii have the highest rate of drywood termites in the US.

• Drywood termites create colonies and live in areas you cannot access or see. Common areas where termites live include the roof and eaves, and deep inside walls, attics and crawlspaces. They can form colonies of up to 2,500 members.

• Can survive without any source of moisture or contact with the soil

• Drywood termites generally live, feed and nest in healthy wood with a low moisture content.

• Can infest wood-framed or concrete homes. Termites can pass through small cracks in concrete, as small as 1/32″.

Termite Prevention:

Drywood termite infestations can be prevented by occasionally checking for termite activity around your home. Small piles of sawdust-looking material and termite wings could be a sign that termites are in your home but have not yet multiplied and infested the whole place. Additionally, making sure firewood and scrap wood is stored at least 20 feet from the home will prevent termites from being enticed to your home. Seal cracks and crevices throughout your home, as this will prevent termites from gaining access to wood through small holes.

How Do You Tell Fake Ivory From Real

Ivory comes from animal teeth and tusk and has been used traditionally by many different cultures. It can be very difficult to tell real ivory from synthetic or fake ivory. The problem is that real ivory varies so much in color and grain. There are ways of telling fake ivory from real ivory just by performing a few tests. Of course to be 100% sure a chemical test has to be done. Ivory was used for centuries in Chinese dragon artwork and Eskimo Carving.

Most fake ivory is made up of either plastic or a resin of old ivory that is ground down and mixed with another synthetic. Bone carvings are also easily confused with ivory carvings. Bone carvings are generally have far less value than those of ivory. Plastic and resins are usually smoother than real ivory. Looking at bone under magnification you will see a lot of pitting something that real ivory will not have.

The hot pin test can help you determine the difference between plastic, synthetic, bone and ivory. Its best to perform this test on the bottom of the object that is not visible as it may cause damage to plastic objects. Heat a needle until it is extremely hot than touch the needle against the object you are testing. A hot needle can not penetrate real ivory like it will a plastic or resin. When you touch bone with a hot needle smell the area that you touched. It should have a very unique smell like burning hair. When you touch ivory with a hot needle you will smell something more like a burning teeth dentist office type smell. Passing this test is a pretty good indication that you have real ivory.

If your collecting ivory a magnifying glass of 15x is a must and a UV light is recommended.

How to Clean a Violin Bow the Correct Way

Cleaning a violin bow is very important. However, the bow is very delicate so there is great care that needs to be taking when cleaning. This is something that should be done by an adult to ensure that no damage is done.

I must say that your bow should always be wiped clean after every use. This will help prevent resin and dirt from building up, which will cause damage to the strings on your violin.

To clean your bow, you should use ethyl or a wood alcohol. Along with the wood alcohol, you need to use a soft cloth or a paper towel. I would like to mention that these supplies can be found at your local hardware store. This is much cheaper than an instrumental store. I want to tell you, from a bad experience, to NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use rubbing alcohol. This will damage your violin bow and the hair on it.

When cleaning the hair on your bow, use your wood alcohol and an old toothbrush. Dip the toothbrush in the alcohol and gently brush the bow hair lengthwise. This will remove the dirt and extra rosin. Let the hair dry for three to four hours. Next, attach it to the bow and remember to apply rosin to your bow after cleaning.

Keep in mind, regular maintenance and cleaning will keep your violin in great shape. This will help the violin to last longer and the sound to remain consistent.

Cleaning a violin bow is very important. However, the bow is very delicate so there is great care that needs to be taking when cleaning. This is something that should be done by an adult to ensure that no damage is done.

I must say that your bow should always be wiped clean after every use. This will help prevent resin and dirt from building up, which will cause damage to the strings on your violin.

To clean your bow, you should use ethyl or a wood alcohol. Along with the wood alcohol, you need to use a soft cloth or a paper towel. I would like to mention that these supplies can be found at your local hardware store. This is much cheaper than an instrumental store. I want to tell you, from a bad experience, to NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use rubbing alcohol. This will damage your violin bow and the hair on it.

When cleaning the hair on your bow, use your wood alcohol and an old toothbrush. Dip the toothbrush in the alcohol and gently brush the bow hair lengthwise. This will remove the dirt and extra rosin. Let the hair dry for three to four hours. Next, attach it to the bow and remember to apply rosin to your bow after cleaning.

Keep in mind, regular maintenance and cleaning will keep your violin in great shape. This will help the violin to last longer and the sound to remain consistent.

Classic Car Vibration Diagnosis Part 1 – The Three Types of Driveline Vibration

There are many different possible causes for a driveline vibration. Your wheels, tires, axles, driveshaft, transmission, clutch or torque converter and engine components are all rotating at a high rate of speed, and any one or more of these components can create a vibration if they are worn or out of spec. Worn or broken engine or transmission mounts can transmit normal vibrations that usually aren’t ever felt, and accidental body contact with the engine, transmission, or exhaust can also be misinterpreted as a driveline vibration. The first step in diagnosing a classic car vibration is to determine exactly when and under what conditions the vibration occurs.

There are three basic types of vibrations:

1. Engine RPM related – If the vibration is related to engine RPM, it will occur in all gears (and possibly even sitting still) at a particular engine RPM or above. This vibration usually can be attributed to the engine itself or anything else that turns at the same speed as the engine, such as the harmonic balancer, flywheel or flexplate, pilot bearing, pressure plate, torque converter, or transmission input shaft. It is also possible for body contact with the engine, transmission, or exhaust to cause an engine RPM related vibration. Worn or broken engine or transmission mounts can contribute to this problem. When driving the vehicle with the vibration present, maintain vehicle speed and try shifting to a lower or higher gear. If the vibration changes or goes away while maintaining the same vehicle speed, then the problem is not related to engine RPM.

2. Vehicle Speed related – If the vibration is related to vehicle speed, it will not be present until you reach a certain speed, and then it will usually start gradually and then become worse as speed increases. In some cases, it will decrease at some point, and then come back again at a higher speed. This type of vibration could be related to your wheels, tires, axles, differential, driveshaft runout, balance, or angles, universal joints, or transmission output shaft. Try the same driving test as above. If the vibration is present in third gear at 50 mph, but shifting to fourth gear at 50 MPH makes the vibration go away, then it is not going to be vehicle speed related and you can usually rule out any rotating component that is further back than the transmission output shaft. At a given MPH, your output shaft, driveshaft, axles, wheels and tires are all turning at a constant speed, no matter what gear the transmission is in.

3. Accel/Decel/Cruise related – A vibration that changes depending on whether you are accelerating, decelerating, or cruising at a steady speed could have quite a few different causes. Generally, this will be related to driveshaft angles or a worn or broken part, instead of something being out of balance. Think about what changes when the engine is under load. The engine and isolator mount loads shift; the load on the pinion bearing changes; your driveshaft angles change, possibly more than they should due to a broken engine or transmission mount; your exhaust, shifter, transmission, etc. could be contacting the body only on accel or decel; if the car has been lowered (or raised), your suspension snubbers could be contacting the body prematurely.

A vehicle works as a system, and you have to understand the relationships between all the different parts when you are trying to diagnose a driveline vibration. Determining if the vibration is related to engine speed, vehicle speed, or engine load will help you narrow down the list of possible culprits, and keep you from wasting your time looking in the wrong places.

Blending Hair Lines For Male Waxing Clients

When waxing male clients we are often left with clear hairlines between waxed and unwaxed areas of the body. A classic example of this is during a back and shoulder wax, most men will have the shoulders waxed to follow the deltoid muscle. This has the advantage of keeping the hairline above the t-shirt sleeve, but for a particularly hairy client this may still be a problem.

There are several methods you can use to help blend in this hair line, usually a combination of them yield the best and most natural look.

Before you start waxing ensure you consult with the client about how far they want the waxing to go. Be conscious of where clothes are worn, for example the hairline for the shoulders would normally be above the t-shirt. On the abdomen and back check where the client usually where their trousers – if they are quite low cut you may need to go a little further down than normal.

When looking at the client’s body before beginning the treatment, look for areas where the hair changes direction. These often give an excellent working line that you can wax to.

Sometimes when you want to leave a particularly straight line you can apply strip wax across the hair growth and then remove in the usual direction against. This is done after you have completed the body of the waxing, wax to the edge you wish to leave and then go along with a thin line – only a cm or two wide over the hairline to straighten it out.

This is a technique I often use along the side of the body. The hair generally grows in towards the spine, you can run a line of wax down the side of the body to give a straight edge and then remove with strips as usual.

Once you have a hair line you are happy with you can now blend it in. To start with use your clippers, trim the hair down slightly just at the edge of the line, this will take out some of the weight which will look better. If the client is particularly hairy you may wish to suggest that they have some of their hair trimmed. For example if they have just had a back and shoulder wax, up sell a chest trim to tidy it up and give a more natural look.

The second technique is again using strip wax, this time apply the wax directly onto the strip – not the clients body. Fold the strip in half in on itself and very gently press the two wax sides together. This reduces a lot of the stickiness of the wax, so now you can wax directly over the hairline but you won’t remove all of the hairs only some of them which then thins it out.

Golf Cart Battery Cables Exposed – Does Size Really Matter?

For gas powered carts, the cables need only be of sufficient size to operate the starter motor, which is only for a few seconds at a time. So that answer is no, the originally installed cables are plenty sufficient in size. For those of us who have the more plentiful, battery powered carts, the answer is somewhat more complicated. The short answer for us is, yes and no, depending upon what we expect from the cart or if modifications to the motor or controller have been made.

If the cart is absolutely bone stock (all original with no upgrades) and is used primarily as originally intended around the local course, the standard 6 AWG (aka 6 gauge or #6) cables are perfectly fine. Wire (cable) size is measured by a standard called American Wire Gauge or AWG and relates to the diameter or cross sectional area of the copper conductor itself. The smaller the AWG number, the larger the diameter, and hence, larger current carrying capacity. For example, a 2 AWG cable is larger than a 4 AWG which is larger than a 6 AWG. Most cart manufacturers use 6 AWG cables. The finest cables we have found so far are made by MaxiLink.com, which are super flexible and made for extreme duty electric vehicle use.

Ok, now for you guys that want better performance, we’ll get a little more technical. The maximum current that will ever go through your cables is when the cart is at rest and you mash the gas pedal to the floor. At that point in time, the controller puts out the max power it is capable of, and the motor experiences what is called “locked rotor” current draw, which can be hundreds of amperes. When the motor is in a stalled state, it requires tremendous energy to get it spinning to the rated RPM. If the motor were to stay in the stalled state (if there was some mechanical restraint that would not allow it to turn) the high current would continue to be absorbed by the motor until it actually burned up the windings. Typically though, the motor begins to spin immediately, and the current drops down to 20 or so amperes within a few milliseconds (on a stock cart). There are four things that limit that maximum current; the resistance of the internal windings of the motor, the current capacity of the battery pack, the controller capacity and the resistance of the battery cables. The Battery Pack and Motor windings are pretty much fixed values. Keep these in mind because we will come back to them.

Aftermarket “high torque” or “high speed” motors installed to increase the carts performance are commonplace these days. Unfortunately, that additional performance requires additional power. The motor is only there to convert electrical energy into kinetic energy (not very efficiently either). High power motors have a lower internal resistance than stock, which in turn draws more current. If you remember from science class, power (in watts) is voltage (E) multiplied by the current (I). Since the voltage cannot go any higher than the battery’s 48volts (or 36volts), the current increases in order to satisfy the power demand of the motor. Unfortunately, this is where the resistance of the battery cables come into play. As the current increases in a conductor, power is lost in the form of heat at a rate of I2R, where R is the cable resistance. In an ideal cable and to transfer max power, the cable resistance (R) should be zero ohms. Unfortunately all cables have some resistance. The cable resistance causes the voltage to drop (E=IR) and results in lost power to the motor. The solution; increase the size of the battery cables (the larger the cable the less the resistance). Of course, the cable diameter can only be increased within reasonable mechanical size limitations, but that is what is required to reap the full benefits of a high power aftermarket motor. Our example used the locked rotor current to explain the worst case effects. They are less drastic at partial throttle, where the current draw is significantly less. If you want to do the drag racing, burnouts, wheelies and such with your cart though, you will need the bigger cables to supply the required massive inrush of current to the motor. Although the resistance of the cables seems tiny (#6 = 0.00047ohms/ft vs. #2 = 0.00015 ohms/ft), the voltage drop is significant when large currents are present, which will reduce performance. So for the high power motor users out there, use large diameter cables and keep them as short as possible. Size will matter to you. Look for other articles by Randy Wade and check out www.digitaloverdrivesystems.com regularly for news, tips and performance products including the new Maxilink Extreme Duty EV cables.

Keep That Farm in the Family With a Reverse Farm Mortgage

It is sometimes hard to keep your farm running profitably. It may be costing you too much to keep the farm in top shape while at the same time try to make a profit. If the farm has been in your family for generations, you may not be willing to sell it even if you stand to make a profit. Many farmers today are looking to find lenders for reverse farm mortgages to help them deal with this type of situation.

There are some specific requirements necessary in order to qualify for a reverse farm mortgage. They are basically the same as with any reverse mortgage, primary that the borrower is 62 years old or older and must be a property owner. Once the reverse mortgage is obtained, the owner (borrower) is given funds in a lump sum or as monthly payments and he is not required to give up the property as long as he is still using or living in it.

A reverse farm mortgage is a low-interest loan available only to senior citizens who own their own homes (farms). The equity that has been built up in the home (farm) is used as collateral and the amount of the loan is a percentage of the home’s (farm’s) value. This loan does not have to be repaid until the home or farm is vacated permanently by the owner or until the owner passes away. The estate then has approximately 12 months to repay any balance remaining on the reverse mortgage or has the option of selling the home (farm) to pay off the balance.

A farmer has several options to choose from when obtaining a reverse farm mortgage. He can receive monthly payments, a lump sum payment or a combination of both when funds are distributed from the reverse mortgage. Then, as with a regular reverse mortgage, the money received can be spent in any way the borrower chooses. One option might be to purchase better farm equipment so that overall productivity on the farm will be increased.

With a reverse mortgage a farmer has the funds he needs and doesn’t have to worry about losing his precious farmland. He will be able to continue working on the farm and have additional income to use for increased farm productivity.

To be eligible for a HUD reverse mortgage, the Federal Housing Administration requires that all homeowners must have reached the age of 62. They must own their own home (farm) or have at least paid off approximately half of the mortgage. HUD requires no income or credit requires for a reverse mortgage.

It is sometimes hard to keep your farm running profitably. It may be costing you too much to keep the farm in top shape while at the same time try to make a profit. If the farm has been in your family for generations, you may not be willing to sell it even if you stand to make a profit. Many farmers today are looking to find lenders for reverse farm mortgages to help them deal with this type of situation.

There are some specific requirements necessary in order to qualify for a reverse farm mortgage. They are basically the same as with any reverse mortgage, primary that the borrower is 62 years old or older and must be a property owner. Once the reverse mortgage is obtained, the owner (borrower) is given funds in a lump sum or as monthly payments and he is not required to give up the property as long as he is still using or living in it.

A reverse farm mortgage is a low-interest loan available only to senior citizens who own their own homes (farms). The equity that has been built up in the home (farm) is used as collateral and the amount of the loan is a percentage of the home’s (farm’s) value. This loan does not have to be repaid until the home or farm is vacated permanently by the owner or until the owner passes away. The estate then has approximately 12 months to repay any balance remaining on the reverse mortgage or has the option of selling the home (farm) to pay off the balance.

A farmer has several options to choose from when obtaining a reverse farm mortgage. He can receive monthly payments, a lump sum payment or a combination of both when funds are distributed from the reverse mortgage. Then, as with a regular reverse mortgage, the money received can be spent in any way the borrower chooses. One option might be to purchase better farm equipment so that overall productivity on the farm will be increased.

With a reverse mortgage a farmer has the funds he needs and doesn’t have to worry about losing his precious farmland. He will be able to continue working on the farm and have additional income to use for increased farm productivity.

To be eligible for a HUD reverse mortgage, the Federal Housing Administration requires that all homeowners must have reached the age of 62. They must own their own home (farm) or have at least paid off approximately half of the mortgage. HUD requires no income or credit requires for a reverse mortgage.

Important Factors To Consider In Interior Design

Certainly everybody wants an aesthetically pleasing space. Man is naturally a lover of art and beauty. As such, regardless of how he finds the means to beautify or enhance a space to his satisfaction, man would ultimately want to see it done.

You don’t really need to be in a mansion to live a luxurious life, nor would you need expensive furniture to enhance your home. There are actually a lot of simpler ways to make a space look appealing and attractive. The important thing is for the space to manifest the technical and creative solutions that are appropriate for it.

Fortunately, the design of interiors of a space is looked after by the interior design discipline. Interior design is basically a multifaceted discipline that follows a coordinated and systematic methodology of research, analysis, and integration of knowledge into a creative process which is applied into a structure in order to achieve a built interior environment. In other words, in this discipline, both creative and technical solutions are applied to a space for it to become aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.

However, in order to achieve the total effect that is desired of a particular space, there are important factors to consider. These are the essential aspects of interior design that have to be observed in order to achieve general and specific goals. Each of these aspects has an influence on the overall result, thus each one should be critically considered.

The first aspect is balance. It is important to cautiously position things to achieve a comparable visual appeal of these things with respect to the space. The easiest balance to achieve is symmetrical. This is the type of balance where everything is well proportioned. Another balance is asymmetrical, which is most preferred by modern interior designers. This may need a lot of imagination, but it certainly brings out the ingenuity and creativity of the designer. Finally, the last type of balance is radial. This type is also easy to achieve since the positioning of things basically revolves around a defined center.

The second aspect is unity. In any design, it is vital to establish a theme or a concept. In designing interiors, uniformity should be carefully maintained. If a theme has been established, everything else must be in complement to it in order to establish unity.

The third aspect is proportion. It is vital for things in a space to be proportionate with respect to their sizes to maintain balance in the space. When things are not in proportion, the total appearance of the room is affected because some items in the space might be overshadowed by another.

Finally, the fourth aspect is focus. In interior design, a focal object in a space must be established. This object will be the center of focus in the space and should stand out. On the other hand, even the focal object needs to stand out; it still has to be related to design or theme of the overall space.

Going Inside the Mind of a Cheating Wife – Why Your Wife is Cheating and How to Stop Her

Go back in your mind to a time when you and your wife were happy and madly in love. Can you remember what it felt like to have your heart flutter every time she entered the room? Can you remember how she hung on your every word? Do you miss that? Keep reading and I will share with you how you can start to recapture that time again.

Therapists and psychologists have reported a rise in female infidelity in the last several years. However, many husbands do not recognize the signs that their wives are cheating because female affairs often have different signs than male affairs do. Husbands are often surprised to hear that their wives have been having an affair right under their noses. There are signs that a husband simply must know before it is too late.

Emotional Affair Before A Physical Affair: Women usually do not cheat quickly. Most wives do not become cheaters overnight. Because women are relationship oriented, many affairs develop emotionally first and usually in stages. This lends itself well to many signs that a husband can pick up on early. Most warning signs will be evident long before any physical intimacy happens. Examples include:

  • Suddenly sprucing up her appearance
  • Taking fitness classes when she never had interest before
  • Staying late at work
  • Talking about a particular person at work constantly
  • Not showing physical signs of love and affection
  • Picking fights when she did not before OR being easier to get along with when she used to argue a lot

A perceptive husband should be able to know that a problem exists in the marriage. Just like there are symptoms to a medical problem, there are almost always symptoms of a marital problem. The cheating of a spouse is yet another symptom of a larger issue. Because women are most often emotional creatures, if a wife starts pulling back emotionally, you can believe there is a problem.

Husbands must learn to open up and ask the question: Are we ok? It is a small, simple question that can open up a conversation on the status of the relationship. Husbands often do not want to open that can of worms to create a long, drawn out conversation and/or fight with their wives. But the alternative may be an ugly divorce if there is an affair. Women do long to talk about their emotions and by asking a simple little question, a husband could possibly prevent an affair from ever happening.

How to Take Care of Your Hand Tools

A good set of tools will always serve you well, provided you take care of them, protect them against rust and damage and keep them stored neatly. High quality hand tools can cost quite a bit of money, although many people assume they require no maintenance or care and throw them carelessly into a drawer or cheap plastic toolbox. Here’s a look at the proper way to take care of your screwdrivers, pliers and all other metal tools to make them last you a lifetime.

Step One: Cleaning

All tools should always remain free of dust and debris, which can cause damage over a long period of time. If your tools get dirty or wet during use, take the time to clean them afterward. Most tools can be cleaned with a simple soft brush that you keep near your tool cabinet. Rust, the main enemy of metal, can cause permanent damage if left unchecked. Rust forms from moisture, although you can prevent it with most tools by applying a light oil on rust-prone areas. When rust does form, use a fine scrubber and oil to remove it but remember, rust will also be prone to reforming on this area in the future. If you can afford it, invest in tools that are made from high-quality metal alloys to make them resistant to rust and corrosion. Finally, any moving parts should be lubricated occasionally so they remain in good working order.

Step Two: Proper Storage

What’s the point of cleaning your tools regularly if you don’t have proper storage in place? Depending on your needs, a simple toolbox will suffice. If you have a large collection of tools or use them professionally in a trade, a metal cabinet is a good option. Tools should always be organized and sorted and put back in their designated area after each use. This way, they’re always there when you need them. Ideally, tools won’t touch each other while they’re stored. A few companies have developed storage systems to address this. Keep all of your instruments in a dry area free of moisture, dust and direct sunlight. For sharp instruments like chisels, keep them in a holder so you won’t accidentally hurt yourself when you get them out. Tools should never be left on the ground or a working area as they can pose a serious hazard. Try to group your tools together in a way that makes sense to you.

Step Three: Maintenance

Most people are injured using their tools when they aren’t kept sharp or in good condition. Metal blades should always be well oiled and replaced when they lose their sharpness. Regularly inspect your nuts, bolts, screws and other small parts for damage so you know when they need to be replaced. If you own hand tools with a wooden handle, take the time to sand and oil it regularly to prevent splinters and splitting.

Why Programming Language "C" is Necessary For Mechanical Engineers

Learning computer programming is essential for engineering students these days. Various CAD and CAM softwares are to be handled by the engineers, as almost all the projects are designed with CAD software and CAM software and have a significant role in the manufacturing processes. There are many programming languages that need to be learned by the mechanical engineer students. These include FORTRAN, Matlab, C and C++ etc. How many of these may be taught to the aspirant mechanical engineers in only 8 or 10 periods allotted in the curriculum of undergraduate mechanical engineering courses? Then which language should be taught in this short duration?

Various programming languages are included in the curriculum of mechanical engineering courses. Assembly languages are taught to them to make them familiar with the hardware interface. C programming language is taught as structured programming language and is useful for developing the hardware interface applications. In the last year of the undergraduate mechanical courses C++, an objected oriented programming language is included. Which computer language should be emphasized on during this limited period?

No doubt, C language is must for all the mechanical engineer students. Matlab language used for mathematical programming was preferred since 1998 and was replaced by FORTRAN. The FORTRAN language ruined the mechanical engineering courses since 1998 and was one of the four languages for the undergraduate students of mechanical engineering. However the FORTRAN language was not capable of meeting all the needs of engineers and that was the reason the BC was introduced in the curriculum. It was learned from the experience that the student who were well versed in the programming with Malabo were not capable of handling research projects. So, in most of the academic institutions, the programming language BC was induced in the curriculum in 2003. Why “BC” was preferred over the other programming languages.

The reason is that the BC language supports 64-bit computing and adheres to the international standards that are supported by the major computing industry companies. On the other hand, Matlab is a proprietary language used in mathematical programming. Certainly the technology that is open to all is better than a proprietary of any one. Just guess the popularity of C. According to statistic shown by some reports, the language C holds the second position in Programming Community Index with 16.8 percent of the market, next to the Java, the another programming language used for E-commerce on the Internet. The Matlab is nowhere available in the index.

Why the programming language C is preferred for the mechanical engineer curriculum? The C language is much preferred language for hardware interfaces. This is the language that is used for the embedded software for the various home appliances. Did you ever realize this while changing the channels of your TV with your remote? May your wife know that she is using software written in C while using computerized washing machine or microwave oven?

I know, you want more information about the programming language C and the reason this language is being taught in mechanical engineering curriculum. Is it possible for me to explain this here? I will suggest you to go online for more information.

9 Signs Emotional Intimacy is Suffering in a Marriage

Marriage quickly deteriorates into a boring, cold, and lonely existence for one or both mates when the couple loses emotional intimacy in the marriage. Emotional connectedness of couples has diminished so greatly today, husbands and/or wives become unhappy in the marriage. Then, the marriage can grow silent, angry, or resentful. This is where extramarital affairs can begin or when divorces occur. When emotional connectedness, also known as emotional intimacy, deteriorates the consequences are detrimental on the marriage.

Generally, couples lacking healthy emotional intimacy do not understand the problem, but they do realize something is wrong in their marriage. Incidentally, their love seems to be breaking down. In addition, it is apparent the marriage has lost its spark and desires. Often times, it is one spouse that is lacking emotional intimacy while the other spouse is happy with their marital relationship and communication the way it is.

The perfectly content spouse does not feel there is anything wrong in the marriage while their mate suffers silently. Then, if the marriage blows up, the content spouse does not have a clue what went wrong. Sadly, the emotionally neglected spouse continually hurts because their emotional intimacy needs are not being met by their mate. This is hard to explain to a mate that does not require the same degree of emotional intimacy or does not recognize their marriage is troubled.

It seems, husbands and wives have become detached emotionally as “one” unit because of the abundant amount responsibilities, financial obligations, or fulfilling their own agendas. From this breakdown in emotional intimacy, desires eventually fade, love dies, and dead, boring, loveless marriage evolve. It is when emotional intimacy is absent that resentments develop, anger progresses, and loneliness sets in. Depression and low self-esteem are also very common in an unhappy marriage.

Over time, emotional intimacy plummets when each spouse’s responsibilities take precedence over their mate’s needs and their marital bliss. Couples are no longer on the same page working to keep their intimacy exciting. Instead they are moving in opposite directions and doing their own thing. Legitimate or not, unfortunately, this moving in opposite directions creates barriers between the couple. Sadly, then the couple grows apart.

Even though husbands and wives are living under the same roof, sleeping in the same bed, and carrying out their marriage commitment, boredom and loss of desire usually takes over their entire feelings of attraction for each other. Needlessly, the neglected emotional intimacy in the marriage has damaged the couple’s ability to maintain intimacy at all levels. At this point, it seems, all the marriage is doing is existing on a daily basis. Unfortunately, when emotional intimacy is neglected or cannot be recognized as troubled, the couple grows dissatisfied and miserable in the marriage. Often times this happen to the relationship before the couple realizes what is going on. Regardless, one or both of the spouses may start looking for alternatives to bring happiness to their life.

Maybe you have heard a close friend or family member confess…I feel all alone in my marriage. What this person is saying is I am hurting, I feel lonely, I feel depressed, I feel angry, I feel resentment toward my spouse. This is only a small list of feelings that may occur if emotionally intimacy is lacking in a marriage.

One example of damaged emotional intimacy is a spouse who is, or seems, emotionally absent. For instance, when you speak to your spouse and they do not hear you, much less, respond, a mate will feel neglected and insignificant. A spouse repeatedly being self-absorbed in personal responsibilities, interests, and hobbies may creates deaf ears and demonstrates lack of interest. Even though the self-absorbed spouse is not intentionally trying to hurt their mate, damage is being done. From the repeated damage, the communicating spouse is left feeling unheard and feeling unimportant. Generally, an emotionally neglected spouse will grow into a silent, hurting mate. Then, the barriers between the couple will grow greater and chances are the hurting mate will withdraw. Then, day by day the couple will grow further apart.

Another example quit shocking and seemingly trivial that falls into “suffering emotional intimacy” is neglecting to carry the trash out for your mate. You may wonder how trash detail is neglecting emotional intimacy, but it is especially if the task is a high priority to your mate. Regardless, how ridiculous or petty you may view this task, it can weight heavy upon your spouse emotions. They may interrupt you as lacking involvement, uninterested, not sharing responsibilities, or uncaring. If this task is highly important to your mate and you do not help with the chore, anger and resentment can manifest. Then, each time you neglect trash detail, this anger and resentment quickly resurfaces. From the repressed anger and resentments emotional disconnectedness may occur and cause severe damage over time.

Once a couple becomes emotionally disconnected, their sex life will quickly feel the ill affects too. It is virtually impossible to come together sexually when there is diminished emotional intimacy in the marriage. Couples grow into sexless marriages, or virtually sexless marriages from damaged emotional intimacy. It is nearly impossible to keep sexual desires and excitement alive when emotionally intimacy is not met first. You have to get the emotional intimacy side correctly balanced to reap the sexual intimacy side of the equation in a marriage.

9 Signs Emotional Intimacy is suffering in a marriage:

1. Couples have stopped talking and sharing their daily events and happenings. Communication has decreased and silence has developed.

2. Couples have stopped touching and feeling each other with genuine desire. Little to no intimate interaction is happening between the couple to keep passion alive.

3. Husbands and wives have stopped kissing with intensity. Giving spouse’s quick pecks has taken over kissing with passion, love and feelings.

4. Couples desire and fire for each other has deteriorated. Instead couples grow into disconnected, loveless marriage from dead sexual interest.

5. Spouses are not listening to their mate. When a spouse is not listening, sighs of frustration, depression and body language will certainly become present from the lacking spouse. These few signs are evidence of unhappiness and emotionally hurting.

6. Husbands and wives feel their own responsibilities are greater then their mates responsibilities. As a result, one spouse is left feeling unappreciated.

7. Husband and wives are meeting independently to attend the same functions instead of taking an extra few minutes to meet in their driveway and ride together as a couple.

8. Husbands and wives are not having a set down dinner together as a family unit. Instead couples are grabbing dinner on the run or eating in front of the television where staying connected is impossible.

9. Husbands and wives are emotionally damaging their marital relationship by cussing and calling their mate vulgar names. As a result, husbands and/or wives are experiencing anger, unhappiness, low self-esteem, or depression from this form of damaging behaviors.

These are just a few examples of emotional intimacy breakdown in a marriage, but the list goes on and on. It is the stressors of money, bills, working, and child rearing that quickly deteriorates the connectedness between a man and wife. When emotional intimacy diminishes, marriages become cold, distant, and sexual desire decrease.

Without a healthy bond of emotional intimacy among husbands and wives, the marriage may grow into a constant state of misery and unhappiness. Until spouses understand how important it is to stay emotionally connected, and then work to pamper each others emotions, unhappiness will remain, divorces will occur, extramarital affair will continue, and loveless, dead marriages will exist.

When emotional intimacy is suffering in a marriage, sexual desires will fade and spontaneity will certainly die. Then, a couple’s sexual encounters will become distant, cold, and carried out in a hurry up fashion. Sexual intercourse carried out in such a fashion is not making love with passion for your mate. This is simply carrying sex out as a chore instead exchanging love and desire for each other.

Arousing passion and sexual desire will die for each other when you do not put extra work into keeping your emotional intimacy alive and well. Sexual Intimacy feeds off the Emotional Intimacy in the relationship. Today, if you start correcting the emotional intimacy side of your relationship, your entire marital relationship will improve. Then, your sexual relationship will certainly come alive as well.

You have the ability to rediscover the desire and passion for each other that was once burning if you take the first step to make a difference. However, you can not work on the emotional intimacy for a day and expect lasting change, you must work each and everyday from this day forward. You must feed your relationship every day so it does not starve.

Why remain in a loveless or sexless marriage, when a few changes, can save your marriage and renew desire for each other. Then you can live your life out together in happiness and sexual satisfaction.