Life is so short and I some times ponder the reason for it.
It takes a life time to realize. I mean that in many aspects. A life time to realize who we are.
A life time to realize what we really want to be and do. A life time to learn and discover. By
the time we get to where we may want to be in life, it's over. If we could live to be 200, I
wonder how much different it would be. It all seems to unfair.
I guess we all must move on to make room for the population.
I've thought about that, aliens being tiny and aliens being very tall.
Think of ants. How tiny little teeny ants are yet they are very organized.
They know how to colonize, how to send out solider ants to look for food,
how to form lines to march their food back home. Plus, the tiny ants can
find food, very quickly.
So if an ant can do all that, I think it's possible there could be very tiny
aliens with highly intelligent brains.
Vice versa too. There could be aliens that are 30 feet tall or maybe taller.
We can even look at our own DNA and wonder. Dwarfism and Gigantism.
How did those genes come to be?
I think of Stephen Hawkins and the movie '30 days of night'.
Hawkins believed that we are not alone in the universe. He believed there is intelligent life
out there. He stated that although he believe intelligent life exists in the universe, we would
probably be better off not finding them.
I agree with Hawkins.
When I think how mean (to say the least) people are on our planet, what would make me
think otherwise on other planets?
We joke around and say how terrible we are, always fighting with each other, always take
sides or not taking sides with other countries, the constant wars, etc. However, what if
the intelligent life on other planets are just like us or worse?
For some reason, I tend to think of the movie '30 days of night' when I think of aliens.
If you've never watched that movie, it was about animalistic nature of vampires killing
of a small pipe line town in Alaska during their 30 days of darkness.
We tend to call ourselves 'intelligent life' but I am not so sure that is a good calling for
us. We'd probably be more true to ourselves if we called us 'stupid life' or 'angry life'
or 'ignorant life' because I don't see us as very intelligent at all. If there was a sliding
scale of ignorance and stupidity, humans would be at the high end.
Some people say, there is aliens out there, watching us, visiting us, why don't they stop
and let themselves be known? I think if that really is happening, the answer is very
obvious. Why would they want to be known to a bunch of angry stupid war hoarding
quacks that kill each other, destroy their environment, and murder their animals? Face
it 'intelligent life' would not want anything to do with us.
BUT what if there is aliens like the vampires in '30 days of night' or some other creatures
that could destroy us in the blink of an eye? What if aliens took over our planet and
put us all in cages for breeding and their supper?
Most anything you can think of might be possible. A planet with no plants? A planet
that aliens breed their own kind for food? A planet with aliens that do not eat and
survive on air (or some kind of organism) only?
Yes, like I said, I got a little bored with it. Some parts were so repetitive and went
on and on about it.
I may be wrong but I think that was actually a $5.99 new release. I know there was
one on there that I thought about ordering but I decided against it. It had a lot of
good reviews. Many of the new release movies, documentaries, will be free to watch
eventually and often at the very least, they'll have special discount prices on them.
But yeah, I thought it had some interesting parts and different than any other UFO
programs I have watched.
Snow, rarely an issue. Although it is kind of funny when it snows a little, people get excited.
What's bad is a heavy rain when it is well below freezing. Ice ice ice. No one likes to get out
when there is ice. Nothing can really be done about it other than placing salt on the roads.
That doesn't do a lot of good when it is continuous ice for days because most of the South
does not have a large supply of salt. They sell little bags of salt at Walmart beginning about
this time of year. I have a little bag I bought two years ago, still have not used it. You know,
we pour it on our steps and walk ways when necessary which so far, has not been necessary.
The funny thing about that, if ice, no one gets out, so what is the point of pouring the salt?
Well I don't know to your question. Break the window and jump out then go open the door.
Oh there might be a really freezing few days or now and then when it might get down to 10 or 12 F
but even that is not very common. There are generally few days it gets below freezing. When it does
it's maybe 27 F at the lowest. Winters are rather mild the further South one goes in the USA. I should
knock on wood because we might have a bad winter. I have a gas pack that I think will still run if the
power is off. At any rate, I do have a gas fire place that will run without electricity.
I never thought about that. No snakes in Canada. We have plenty over here.
I'm so confused. I never heard of a window that opens inside with another window behind it
that opens outside. What would be the purpose of that? If you wanted fresh air, you'd have
to open the inside window and run outside and open the outside window. Or open the inside
window and reach out to open the outside window.
A double pane window is two sheets of glass. Hence 'double pane'. With a double pane window
there is some space between the glass. It's not glued together (so to speak). When you open
the window raise the window you get air. Simple as that. ALL windows have an outside weep
hole. Generally it is on the metal frame. That way if you wash your window seals, the excess
water can run out through the weep hole. It may generally be on the window screen.
No, I don't live in the house we built. I had too much for me to handle there and sold it when
he passed away two years ago. My house is brick and one area of my house has double pane
windows. There isn't drafts coming in any where in this house.
I still don't know why you would have that large opening on the inside of your window. You
know what it reminds me of....it reminds me of those old windows that had rope pulls in them.
You ever see any of those? I can't recall where or when I saw such but I know I have. Had
some kind of ropes on the side and I think a big opening at the bottom where the ropes could
Yep, I think you have to be very familiar or have had many people you know well, give the
thumbs up to handymen or individual laborers. Not saying all are bad. Just saying if you
don't know and you have a big job like a roof, best go with a licensed company.
I couldn't find any windows like you have. I looked at images and all I can find
are those with weep holes. Most windows have some kind of weep holes on the
outside to allow water to run out if need be. Mostly weep holes are on the storm
You may not care but you might want to call a window company in your area and
tell them what you have. Ask them what it is called and what the heck is it for?
To me it almost looks like that is where a handle could go if the person wants to
install a handle for raising/lowering the window. Heck if I know.
Those double pane windows might be a newer type that have that cut out area, I don't
know. Maybe they are an older type.
Lots of people in the States of double pane windows but also a lot of people don't like
them and choose single. Like you said, the double pane windows tend to provide more
insulation. The bad is you can't clean the inside of them and condensation can form
resulting over time in foggy glass that can't be cleaned.
There's double pane windows in about half my house and I don't like them. They are
a newer install. They are tilt windows so it's easy for me to clean the outside by tilting
them inward. They don't have any kind of a hole or opening to them.
That's what makes me think your windows have that hole due to the Canadian winters
or something to do with how condensation may form in your house or area in which you
I might try to google that and see what I can find, just out of my curiosity.
Well I don't have a metal roof at the house I own now. I would prefer it, however.
I'd be dead before a new metal roof ever began to rust and I doubt I would have
needed to do any maintenance to it. I will tell you where the real issues may be
For starters, most home owners with metal roofing around here, have metal sheets
not metal shingles. Metal shingles probably are more expensive than the sheets. I
don't know but I would assume so. The main issues I see with metal sheeting is
making sure it is installed properly. It's best to go with a company that knows how
to properly install it. That's why we did not put the roof on ourselves when we
decided to go with metal roofing when we built a new house. We could have put a
roof on ourself but we couldn't do the metal. We had no experience in properly
installing the metal roofing. We did do it ourselves over our balcony as that was no
big deal placing the metal there.
The next issue is those metal rivets that are screwed through the metal. Well, I
don't know what they are called, I am saying rivets but they are probably called
something else. We have term for people that try and pass themselves off as
knowing what they are doing..... Jack Legs. There's a lot of jack legs out there
that work for themselves and will offer a cheaper rate. The problem is, they may
do a poor job so it's better to go with a qualified licensed company. If you go with
a jack leg and have problems, your insurance probably won't cover it. So those
rivets have to be sealed properly or they might leak.
I did not watch all this but this is metal sheeting that I am referring to and it looks
like they had a jack leg install it: