How to Estimate the Weight of Your Household Goods For Moving

Moving companies are often wrong when it comes to estimating the weight and value of your household goods shipment. Some estimators do a pretty good job, but there is such high turnover in the industry that you never know how experienced your estimator really is. If you make your contract decision based on price, you may be in for a big surprise when the driver hands you the final bill at your destination.

There are a few simple steps you can take to estimate the weight on your own. Following these steps will keep you in charge of the process and protect your rights in case you need to make a claim.

You want to start by sorting and inventorying your belongings. If this sounds like more work than you want to do, there are companies you can hire to inventory and value the contents of your home. No matter … Read More

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Tipu Sultan – The Ruler of Mysore

Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore was born 20th November 1750 at Devanahalli, Bangalore city, also known as Tippoo Sahib, was a ruler of the kingdom of Mysore. He was the eldest son of Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore and his wife Fatima Fakhr-un-Nisa. Tipu Sultan was a well famous administrator of Mysore at the same time he was a Scholar, Soldier, and Poet.

Tipu Sultan introduced a number of administrative innovations during his rule, including the introduction of a new coinage, a new Maludi lunisolar calendar, and a new land revenue system, initiating the growth of Mysore silk industry. Tipu expanded the iron-cased Mysorean rockets which he deployed in his resistance against military advances of the British.

Tipu won important victories against the British in the second Anglo-Mysore war. In the third Anglo-Mysore war, Tipu Sultan was forced into a humiliating treaty (a written agreement between two states), … Read More

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How to Get Exalted With Darkspear Trolls

The Darkspear Trolls is one of the Horde factions in the massively multi-player online role-playing game World of Warcraft (WoW). Gaining reputation with them is a process much like gaining reputation with other WoW races: accomplishing quests, repeated cloth turn-ins and running the Alterac Valley battleground.


Step 1

Create a troll or orc character, if you do not already have a Horde character. You will enter the game in the Valley of Trials, in southern Durotar. If you create an undead, blood elf, tauren, or death knight character, you will need to travel from their starting locations to the Valley of Trials.

Step 2

Find and do every quest offered by a Horde non-player character (NPC). The vast majority of Horde quests offer some gain in Darkspear Toll reputation, from a few to a lot of points. Following the quest progression will lead your character north to the Horde … Read More

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My Local Hero of the Charge of the Light Brigade

This is a biographical tribute to Corporal Joseph Malone, who was born in my city and later went on to take part in the immortal Charge of the Light Brigade, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. With a brief description of the causes of the Crimean War and the battle of Balaclava.

The Ottoman Empire was falling apart and Britain and France were suspicious of Russia’s expansionist intentions in the Balkans. This was inflamed when Tsar Nicholas began to interfere in Turkish affairs, and the Sultan appealed to Britain and France for guidance. However, there was a lack of co-operation on both sides, and Turkey declared war on Russia. Russian forces destroyed a Turkish fleet in the following month, which caused a wave of hostility. Diplomacy broke down, and by March 1854 Britain had drifted into war.

An Allied Anglo-French expeditionary force was sent to the East, which … Read More

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Nevada’s Goldfield Hotel Said to Be Portal to the Other Side

After gold was discovered on nearby Columbia Mountain in 1902, the town of Goldfield, NV ranked as one of the biggest and brightest mining towns in the west. In its boom year of 1906, the town’s mines produced $11 million in gold. A year later in 1907, the mines were generating close to $10,000.00 a day.

The earthquake-proof, four story, 154-room Goldfield Hotel was built on top of an abandoned gold mine in 1908 for $500,000.00. Being the finest lodging between Denver and San Francisco, the hotel was known as “The Gem in the Desert.”

When it opened in 1908, the hotel boasted an Otis elevator then considered the most modern lift of its kind West of the Mississippi. The Goldfield Hotel’s crystal chandeliers, elegant, mahogany-trimmed lobby with black leather upholstery, gold leaf ceilings and gilded columns rivaled the best hotels in San Francisco.

In an era when few homes … Read More

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The Soup Tureen – A Noble History, You’ll Eat With Kings When You Serve Soup in Your Tureen

Few other dishes carry as much of the mystique and history as the Tureen. Such a simple dish, really, and practical for serving only 6 or so people, but nonetheless a part of legend. It’s designed for serving soups and stews and for centuries could be found in various designs but have remained constantly the same – an elegant shape with domed handled lid, and handles on the bottom dish. Few other dishes carry the history and tradition of the tureen. More elegant contemporary designs or older antique versions will display with an under tray.

500 years ago, it was common for soup to be the primary European meal, and was originally thought to be called an ecuelle. A smaller dish, with handles and a lid and meant to picked up and drunk from. It was with this prominent and frequent table presence that the soup tureen was born. With … Read More

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Choosing a Telescopic Rifle Scope or Laser or Red Dot Sight for Airsoft or Paintball

A scope or sight makes playing airsoft even more fun in a number of ways. If you don’t have one you should get one!

While not as essential as say for air rifle shooting where you often need to hit a 5p size target at 30 metres an airsoft scope can help in other ways

  1. Telescopic scopes improve longer distance aimed shot accuracy – Very handy for sniping.
  2. Brilliant for spotting enemy in cover (ambushes!) and – or at ranges way beyond rifle range.
  3. Red dot and laser sights improve hit rates in fast reflex CQB and mad skirmishes.
  4. And of course they make any airsoft rifle look very cool and are loads of fun to use (which has got to count for quite a bit I reckon)

There are 3 types to consider –

1 – Telescopic scopes As the name suggests you get magnified vision. These are ideal … Read More

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What Homeowners Need to Know When Facing Foreclosure

Understanding the Foreclosure Process

What Is Foreclosure?

Foreclosure is the process that allows a lender to recover the amount owed on a defaulted loan by selling or taking ownership (repossession) of the property securing the loan. The foreclosure process begins when a lender files the appropriate documents with the appropriate officials (see below for more details).

Colorado Foreclosure Laws

Colorado foreclosures occur through both in-court (judicial) and out-of-court (non-judicial) proceedings.

The judicial process is used when no power of sale is present in the mortgage or deed of trust. The process begins when the mortgage lender files suit with the court system. The borrower then receives a letter from the court demanding payment. Typically, you’ll be given 30 days to respond with payment or a written response to the bank’s attorney and parties involved. If you do not respond within the time limit given, a judgment will be entered and … Read More

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Willys-Overland Motors Jeep CJ-2A 1946 – Boyer Fire Apparatus Jeep J-140

My interest in Jeeps started back when I was in high school, in the early 1970s. A school buddy of mine, named Jim Little (who is still a friend of mine today) had a 1953 Willys Jeep CJ-3A in his family. It was used primarily up at their cottage in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Quebec. As was typical, it was a utility vehicle, used to: pull gang mowers to cut the lawn; haul cut wood for the fireplace; carry tree trimmings to the compost pile; etc. Other than having wider and softer tires than the original tires, it was an original Jeep, authentic and without major alterations, from what I remember.

I frequently visited Jim’s cottage and became accustomed to the effortful chores required to maintain such a large cottage property. The Jeep was involved in most projects around the cottage and it always seemed to run without any … Read More

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Costume Jewelry – History and Trivia

Costume jewelry became known as “costume” jewelry because of its use in stage costumes. Like its use on the stage, costume jewelry is a fashion accessory that is meant just to look good. It is often made of materials that are not considered valuable including glass, plastic and base metals. Gem stones are generally synthetic look-a-likes. Unlike precious jewelry, costume jewelry shouldn’t be considered to be an investment but some pieces may be considered worthy of being called a keepsake. Coco Chanel may have been the most recognized designer of costume jewelry pieces, but Kenneth Jay Lane created costume jewelry pieces that may have been among the most recognizable pieces. For instance, Lane created the three-strand pearl necklace worn by Barbara Bush at the inaugural ball. Vintage pieces of both Coco’s and Lane’s work sell for top dollar at top auction houses in New York including Christie’s and Sotheby’s.

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