December 22, 2014

The Many Variables Of Kelly Clarkson’s WDYTYA Research

 

I really enjoyed watching the episode of Who Do You Think You Are on the Learning Channel that followed the family of Isaiah Rose, the 3rd GGrandfather of Kelly Clarkson. With just an hour to show the process, it wasn’t possible to address all of the different avenues Kelly and her researchers might have been able to follow. Or, maybe they did follow them, but only added the ones that seemed the most interesting to her and the public.

For instance, the fact that Isaiah Rose was in two different Civil War regiments because he reenlisted and was put in a new unit after his first enrollment expired. I would assume the researchers looked further, but it could also have been possible that his unit began as one number and then as troops were lost due to death, disease, or desertion, sometimes they were consolidated into another one.

My own ancestor John Breedlove began his military service in the 31st Regiment of the Missouri Infantry in 1862; two years later the regiment consolidated with the 32nd Regiment. Source: Family Search 31st Regiment history. 

It was so fun to see Kelly’s face as she first saw the photo copy of her ancestor Isaiah Rose! I know that feeling because I felt the same way when I was generously given a photo copy of my own 3rd great grandfather Eleazer (Ale) Smith by a cousin in Tennessee.

Eleazer Smith, Great Great Great Grandfather to Carol Yates Wilkerson

I never expected to see a photo of him because he was born in 1803, and I didn’t (and still don’t) have a picture of Eleazer’s son John Smith. I do have a picture of Eleazer’s grandson, and my G-Grf Harvey Lawson Smith though.

At the end of the episode of WDYTYA I was cheering on Kelly and very happy to see she was so enthused about pursuing her family tree further. I mean, there is her whole 3rd G-Grandmother Melissa Crawford’s side of the family for she and her mother to research too. Will Kelly end up being related to Cindy Crawford??

 

 

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Extreme Comfort Is The Goal


What’s the most used piece of furniture in your office? If you said a chair, you are absolutely right! You most definitely have to have a comfy place to sit to work and having the right chair is imperative in my opinion.

For me, it is especially so because I have a physical condition (fibromyalgia) that dictates my every move each day. I need something to cushion my underside and support my back. It all sounds very easy to just go buy a new office chair, but, for me, shopping in a store is almost torture and certainly less convenient. I’d rather shop online.

I suppose you might make the argument that you can’t sit in a chair online, but for me I know exactly what kind of configuration I need and just by looking at an image of a chair, and I can tell if it would work for me. I mean, come on, it’s not rocket science to choose an office desk chair, right?

A site I’ve been looking at for office desk chairs is Chair Hero, also found online at chairhero.com, and from my views of the variety of chairs they have, I’ve picked a few that I think would work for me.

What do you like in an office chair? Lumbar support, a chair with arm rests, or adjustable height controls? Truthfully, you need at least two of those choices, but I think I need a fabric cover for both the back and seat areas. And, lots of cushioning in a wide seat bottom! I’ve always had an armless computer chair and it works quite well for me, so that would be one thing I could give up if I had to. So many choices… but I Wanna see more before I finalize and order. That’s the hard part, choosing. Sigh.

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Using Dry Ice To Clean Can Be A Blast

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I’m always amazed at the creativity of my fellow humans. When one way won’t work, or is harmful when it’s used, they are brilliant at coming up with a solution that can be inexpensive and eco-friendly. Such is the case when using dry ice blasting methods. Did you know that there are companies that make [dry ice blasting equipment rental] available?

I know what you’re thinking, where can you use such a method? It’s really quite common to see it used in the building and remodeling industry. I’ve even see it used on houses that were eliminating mold from attics and other rooms where it has been found. One episode I watched was of an attic and the operator used a nozzle (many are available, depending on their required use) to quickly and easily remove the black mold that was built up on the sheathing because of inadequate ventilation in the eaves and roof vents.

It was amazing to watch the black mold just disappear and there was no major clean up involved. The dry ice material evaporates and only a small amount of the debris cleaned off the soiled surface is left to vacuum up if necessary. It can be used on coatings such as adhesives, varnish, oil, grease, coal dust, soot, mold release agents and bitumen. As I said, the dry ice material is not left over and there is no detergent type residue either. Industries that necessitate a high degree of hygiene such as the food and pharmaceutical industries will find it very suitable.

Before you begin your next cleaning project you might look into a dry ice blasting rental as an environmentally safe way to go. Operators are not exposed to any toxic materials or fumes, and polluted run-off water is completely avoided.

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