Jennifer Ross -
Welcome to the first week of Spring, ".. a
time for rebirth and the fulfillment of new life."
Here is some Spring trivia:
- On the first day of spring, the
hours of daylight and of darkness are
Around March 21st, the
earth's position in its orbit around the sun
places its equator in line with the sun. This
time period is called the "vernal equinox" and
is the first day of spring in the Northern
Hemisphere. "Vernal" means spring and "equinox"
- Baby birds must learn how to
Though baby birds are born
with the ability to sing, they must learn the
songs of their species. An isolated baby bird
will learn simple songs, but not the complex
songs of its species. A bird must hear in order
to learn. Only a few birds can sing the songs of
other species. The mockingbird seems to be the
best at imitating the songs of other birds.
- Spring Fever is a real physical
Spring Fever is a real
physical condition which commonly occurs when a
sudden warm spell follows a long cold period.
When the temperature rises, the body has to get
rid of heat; thus there's a dilation or
expansion of the blood vessels so that blood can
be carried to the body surface where heat can be
lost quickly. Some people experience an
energetic feeling when this change happens due
to the body's reaction to the great amount of
internal work going
Advantages to Trading Down in Home Size
There are many reasons to buy a
smaller home -- to downsize from your present home
-- but sometimes a simple notion propels home
owners to trade down: Smaller might be better.
spending less on your mortgage payment, you are
likely to have money leftover every month to
allocate for other needs or desires. Or perhaps
you could pay cash for a smaller home from the
proceeds of your existing home.
Fewer rooms and
smaller spaces cut down on the time expended to
clean and maintain. Smaller homes can reduce the
time spent on household tasks, leaving more hours
in the day to do something else more
Lower Utility Bills
It costs a lot
less to heat / air condition a smaller home than
larger. Typically, there is no wasted space such
as vaults in a smaller home. Less square footage
decreases the amount of energy
Reducing energy is better for the
environment and helps to keep your home
If there is no
place to put it, you're much less likely to buy
it. That means less money is spent on clothing,
food and consumer goods.
responsibility, smaller workload, increased cash
flow and greater flexibility -- added together,
they all reduce stress. Home owners who have
successfully downsized sometimes appear happier
when they're no longer overwhelmed by the demands
of a larger home.
Other topics about buying a home can
be found here
"In springtime, love is carried
on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or
kisses whizzing by your head."
Emma Racine deFleur
"Springtime is the land awakening. The
March winds are the morning yawn."
"Science has never drummed up quite as
effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring
W. Earl Hall
"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's
Hilarious Animated Short
Impossible is the tale of Walter, a rookie
secret agent faced with a problem seldom covered
in basic training: what to do when a curious
pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million
dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.
The film took nearly 5 years to complete and
is the first attempt at animation by
writer/director Lucas Martell: "When the project
started, it was mostly an excuse to learn 3D
animation, but by the end of the project I had
spent so much time reworking and polishing the
story that I just wanted people to laugh."
The end-result is a hilarious 6-minute romp
through the streets of Washington D.C. as our hero
fights to save himself, and the world from the
chaos reigned down by a hungry pigeon.
Breathtaking visuals and a sweeping soundtrack
showcase the work of nearly one-hundred talented
artists and musicians, and the film stands as a
testament to what can be accomplished by a team of
dedicated volunteers working for the love of their
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