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The fourth of July 2013
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.
Fourth of July Facts
* John Hancock, President of the 2nd Continental Congress, was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. A merchant by trade, he did so in an entirely blank space making his signature the largest and most famous signature - hence the term John Hancock, which is a synonym for signature.
* In 1776, 2.5 million people lived in this newly independent nation.
* This July Fourth the nation's estimated population is 316.2 million.
* The Fourth of July became a Federal holiday in 1941.
ROOT BEER FLOAT COOKIES
1 Cup room temperature butter
1 Cup granulated sugar
1 Cup Brown sugar
1 large egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon + 2 Teaspoons root Beer Concentrate (you'll find it in with the baking extracts at your supermarket)
3 Cups flour
1 Teaspoon Cream of Tarter
1Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 Cups White Baking Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1) Cream butter and sugar
2) Add egg, beat until fluffy
3) Add milk, vanilla and root beer concentrate
4) Add flour, cream of tarter, and baking soda. If dough seems dry add a little more milk
5) Mix in chips
6) Bake on un-greased cookie sheet 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before removing cookies to rack to cool.
Store in air tight container.
Home Inspection Humor The Three Sink Story
What could be greater than a wonderful life, good health, a beautiful day and a very nice home inspection in the Tucson foothills area? This was one of those days and I just knew everything was going my way! Imagine my surprise when I discovered a ten inch fry pan stuck in the cultured marble countertop of the master bathroom.
This was no ordinary countertop. It measured at least fourteen feet in length and held three beautifully designed, cultured marble shell pattern sinks. Unfortunately, the frying pan was also a part of this lovely countertop, as it had melted into the resin polymer and could not be removed using a reasonable amount of force.
The home owner was present in the room, along with the home buyer, and the buyer's agent. As I checked the three sinks for functional drainage and operation of the faucets, I couldn't help wondering why there were three sinks in the bathroom. However, I found myself asking the homeowner a somewhat different question: "would you like me to rescue your pan from the countertop? I am afraid that I can do nothing to save the counter, but I can save your pan for future use if you'd like." I watched as her face turned beet red and she reluctantly described the reason for the pan being stuck in the cultured marble surface. "I was serving my husband a flaming desert last night while he was in the bathroom Jacuzzi, when I put the pan on the counter. I had no idea the hot pan would melt into the cultured marble surface. I thought the countertop was like stone. When we got done with dessert, the pan had cooled and stuck to the surface!" I used a propane torch to heat up the pan enough to pull it out of the countertop surface. Of course the $1,400 countertop was damaged beyond repair. I bet the flaming dessert was worth it!
How To Care For Cultured Marble
Cultured Marble countertops are always beautiful when they are first installed. If cared for properly they will continue to look like new for years to come. Made of 75% marble dust and 25% resin they are non-porous and stain resistant. Cultured Marble is a very strong substance, but the gloss finish will scratch.
DO'S & DON'TS
- Don't serve your spouse a flaming dessert in the bathroom and set the hot pan from that dessert on the counter.
- Avoid hot curling irons or other hot appliances.
- Remove spills immediately. Contact lens cleaner, mouth wash and even things like orange juice can damage the glossy finish.
- Never use abrasive products, even in cream form.
- Don't use scouring pads, scratchy side of sponge or anything that could scratch the marble.
- Remove soap buildup before it gets out of control with 50/50 mixture of distilled white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Wipe area with soft cloth, rinse and dry to nice shine.
- When the countertop's shine and water repelling capability diminish, wax with Gel Gloss automotive paste wax, or fiberglass wax using soft cloths. Leave wax on for 10-15 minutes to dry and buff to glossy finish.
This 4th of July, you might find yourself barbecuing, congregating with loved ones or just enjoying some precious free time. The 4th of July is also a time to step back, and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy ever day.
Enjoy These Inspirational Quotes
From Great Thinkers in History
Thomas Jefferson: "Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always a result of a good conscience, good health , occupation and freedom of all just pursuits."
William Hazlett: "The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."
John Hancock: "There, I guess King George will be able to read that!"
Martin Luther King: "In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline."
We are looking forward to serving you in any way that we can.We wish you the best Fourth of July weekend with family and friends.
All our best to you,
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