Piano Lessons for My Parents

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Learning anything new does not have an age limit. There shouldn’t be any, because as long as we are alive our effort to learn something new should still be there. It is one of the things that life presents to us and we should take advantage of such opportunities for as long as it is available. And of course we are all aware that it all has to end sometime, so every moment is precious and should be given its due importance through making full and proper use of it. Doing that is like paying proper homage to life itself, so that is what every one should be doing or try to do.

This belief or you might even call it philosophy is what my parents firmly believe in. They believe in it so much that they are actually taking lessons to learn how to play the piano. Since both my parents are now retired from work, they have all the time in the world and they can actually do whatever they want. And that is perfectly fine, because if anyone has earned the right to have a good time and a very enjoyable time of it, then it is them. They worked very hard for years, making sure that I and my brothers and sisters enjoy a very comfortable life.

Their beginners piano lessons just began over a week ago, and they are really quite enjoying it. It has long been a goal of theirs to learn how to play a musical instrument, and they recently decided to learn the piano together. Surprisingly, they are both showing a very good aptitude for it despite not having any previous musical background. The important thing however, is that they are enjoying the whole experience. For those who want to read information about piano lessons for beginners, please go to http://beginnerspianolessons.org/.

Tips And Tricks For Preventing Mold Growth In Your Home

Mold is a living organism that thrives on water and organic materials. This means that in many homes, the opportunities for mold growth are numerous, especially when you consider that homes are mostly constructed of the organic materials mold loves (wood, drywall, etc.). Mold is a health hazard, and it is therefore necessary that you take certain precautions to keep your indoor space as mold-free as possible. Here are some practical tips and tricks for preventing mold growth in your home:

Clean up standing water. Mold grows best when it has ongoing exposure to moisture (24 to 48 hours is all it takes). Check your home for standing water and clean it up immediately. Common areas for indoor water puddles include underneath the refrigerator, behind and/or around the toilet, in the basement, and behind the clothes washer.

Reduce humidity. If your home’s humidity level is over 55 percent, then you need to reduce the humidity in your home in order to keep mold growth at bay. There are a number of ways to do this, including installing ventilation ducts (this is especially important in steamy areas like the kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms), cracking open your windows, running your air conditioning unit, and using a dehumidifier.

Prevent condensation. Condensation occurs in any place where hot air meets cold air. This means that windows, water tanks, metal pipes, and concrete walls are often covered with condensation . . . and that condensation is the perfect breeding ground for mold. Prevent condensation by insulating your indoor spaces to keep them warmer, running a dehumidifier in places where there is a lot of condensation, and covering condensation-coated surfaces with insulation.

Pay attention to wet clothes. Wet clothes can release moisture into the air, and can also house mold growth. Be sure to wash wet clothes immediately, rather than allowing them to sit in a clothes hamper, and to dry them immediately after you take them out of the washer. If you hang your clothes to air dry, then you should hang them outside. If you dry your clothes in an electric dryer, then you should make sure the hot air is fully exhausting to the outside.

Repair leaks. Water leaks lead to standing water, and standing water leads to mold growth. Areas of your home that are prone to leaks include roofs, pipes, faucets, plumbing lines, and shower stalls. If in doubt, call in a professional.

Mold growth is not only an unsightly annoyance, but it is also a hazard to your health. Follow these tips and tricks to prevent the growth of mold in your home.

About the Author: Reuben Billett and his wife used to get water in the basement. They added a flood barrier and some sealant and don’t have nearly as much trouble with leakage or mold.