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Asteroids Are Just One Concern

As I was watching the movie called Armageddon the other day, I realized that it might happen. The movie is about an asteroid that is headed on a collision course with earth, and our attempts to stop it. In true Hollywood style, the movie was dramatic.

I am concerned though, that it really could come true. It’s a great big sky and anything may happen. Although our astronomers do the best they can, there is no coordinated effort to find these potential threats. I hope our government can find a way to fund this effort and better protect us all! With all the cutbacks that have been targeting our military it does concern me that we are leaving ourselves (the U.S.A.) wide open for all kinds of catastrophes.

Scary times we are living in. I really hate the fact that so many are so worked up over worrying about the end of the world happening on any given day. There really isn’t anything that we can do about it, it is what it is, as they are so fond of saying these days.

Our Many Bridges That Need Repair

From time to time in America, you hear about some bridge or another that has fallen down. While it doesn’t happen that often, it does happen often with tragic results. Our bridges and roads are in bad shape in some areas and they need to be fixed. I hope our congress will support this effort by passing a new bill that will allot at least $60 billion dollars toward this effort.

broken bridge

Just One of Many Old Broken Bridges

 

Coral Damage

The effects of the giant BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has had on the environment is still unknown. A recent exploration by scientists has found that many deep sea corals have been damaged by the oil. The corals are dying and the cause seems to be a brown film that has covered the coral reefs.

The discovery has scientists concerned because the reefs are such an important part of the ecosystem. The reefs provide a base for life because fish and other animals depend on them for food and shelter. The concern is that the reefs could take years to grow back or that they may not grow back at all. I hope they do…

Fiberglass Grating Is Cool!

They have been doing some renovations to our office lately and it is turning out well. It has been an inconvenience at times, with all the dust and noise, but it has been worth it. One thing I really liked was the new fiberglass grating that was installed. I can’t believe how good it looks and I love to walk on it every day.

Our office has a large computer room that is kept at a constant temperature. The floor is made from a molded fiberglass that looks so cool. It is above the concrete floor and is held up by pedestals. Not being an expert, I am not exactly sure what its purpose is, but I think it’s awesome. The only problem is that if you drop a pencil, it may end up out of reach.

The old floor that we had was not very good. It would become very slippery at times and was dangerous. This floor is not slippery at all and I have no problem walking around. I heard that the flooring was supplied by a company that can be found on a site called pwsteel dot com. I seriously think they did a wonderful job when they came up with this product!

In like a Lion

Today being the first day of March and Spring just around the corner, I was wondering if it would be nice weather or stormy weather. After all, they say that if March comes in like a Lion with bad weather, that it will go out like a lamb with nice weather.

The weather doesn’t really mean that much to me unless it is extreme, but I do admit that if I had a choice I would prefer good weather, like a typical Spring or Summer day. I guess that also depends upon your definition of good. To me, good weather is a sunny day with a slight breeze. If the temperatures range anywhere between 55 and 90, then I am a happy girl.