A Hero’s Hero: Mr. Plumber From C MAC Plumbing

This Anniston Plumber is a Hero

It is known that a soldier is treated as a hero by a lot of people. Who would not? The courage it took to risk lives for people you do not know, for your country, and for an ideology, is enough for a soldier to be seen as a man to look up to – a hero.

I can say this for a fact because I have also had my share of “hero” acknowledgements, every time I get the chance to meet someone who later finds out that I am a war veteran.

However flattering it is to be called a hero, I know that everyone are heroes in their own accord. Just recently, being the man that I am, I really still acknowledged the plumber we hired as my hero, because he saved me from a terrible, terrible plumbing fiasco.

Bathroom Plumbing Problems

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I heard a loud bang in our upstairs bathroom, followed by a loud hissing sound. At first I thought it was a gun was fired and aimed at my home that I had a mini panic attack while I hurriedly but carefully checked out what the problem was. When I got to the bathroom where I heard the loud sound, I was greeted by a massive leaking in the pipes under the bathroom sink. Water was everywhere so I rushed to our main water switch and turned it off.

I called my wife and asked her if she had the pipes checked and fixed the week before, when there was only a small leak. She said she did call a certain Ted’s Plumbing company and they were quick to send a man over. She said I should just call them back and tell them that the problem from last week got worse and is now become a bigger leak.

I told her I am not calling them back. After that sloppy job, why would I? I told her I would take care of it so she doesn’t have to worry while she’s away.

I checked online for local plumbers in Anniston, AL, and I did come across that Ted’s Plumbing company. In the back of my mind, I was remembering to call them later to complain. But first I knew I had to get the problem fixed by someone who can actually fix the plumbing problem, and not make it worse.

I read on and came across C Mac Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Services. They seemed to have a lot of good reviews from other clients and so I hurriedly called them to come over and fix the problem I had.

And what do you know, after a few hours of tweaking and checking, and changing pipes and whatever else they do, everything was spot on and ready for use again. I really showed my appreciation for them by calling them a hero’s hero, which they humbly rejected, and returned to me, telling me that their service will never compare to the type of service that soldiers like me do for the country.

They were really good people, and it was a great day, not because my plumbing system leaked out on me and messed our upstairs bathroom, but because once again, I am able to meet great people that are humble in their service. For me, those plumbers from C Mac Plumbing are the soldiers of our local plumbing industry, and I will be sure to recommend them to people that would need their services, at some point.


How Paleo Compass Diet Contributes to Good Health

Image of Paleo DietSome of the experts of Health and fitness are happy to know that there is a new diet that is available in several shops for those people who are health conscious. The Paleo compass offers a comprehensive list of organic food for anyone interested in the paleo diet.

This method is just one of the many types of paleo diet that exists among dieting experts. The paleo diet is considered and recognised to help people with their nutrition especially in losing weight. One of the source where I get information would be from foodcompass.co.nz. The paleo diet is a type of diet where people are following the eating habits of the hunter-gatherer cavemen. In short, it is a diet regimen where food should be 100% all natural and organic. A lot of people believed that the hunter-gatherer ancestors did not suffer the same diseases that modern humans have today. This diet encourages people to consume organic plants and animals. This includes meat, eggs, vegetables, fish and fruits. There are a few things to check before starting a paleo diet.

Things You Need to Know About the Paleo Compass Diet

1. Consult With Doctor’s Medical Advice

Like all diets, a proper examination is needed in order to determine that a person is suitable for the paleo diet. Check-ups for food allergy is important because a large percentage of the diet itself revolves around meat, poultry, and fish. The paleo diet is not for people with food allergies. People should always check if they have food allergies before starting the diet.

2. How To Get Paleo Diet

The paleo diet involves eating fresh meat, poultry, fish and vegetables that are organically grown. This means no chemicals should be used that may affect the growth and nutrition of the plant and/or animal. Organically grown vegetables and organic meat are expensive, especially when consumed on a daily basis.

3. Benefits

People who will start Paleo diet will help them reach an optimum level of health. It can help them lower food contents that are not nutritious and it can lower down their cholesterol levels of the their body. In this way, it will cut down the risk of having heart illnesses that will later cause death if not treated well. The goal of this diet is to set aside too much cholesterol and calorie intake of a person. The food choices for this diet are comprehensive and all of the choices are full of nutrients.

4. Success in the DietImage of Healthy Food

There are several ways to achieve your goal in getting the benefits of the diet. One way is to focus on doing the diet and follow the diet with consistency. It is important to set your mind that you will benefit from regularly following the diet. Another way is to appreciate every food in the diet because you will later then see the importance of it and how effective this diet is for you. Nowadays, different soldiers in the army are using the paleo diet, and they succeeded in getting the benefits of it.

From War to Somewhere Far

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Image Credit: af.mil

There are a lot of happy and sad stories about the life of a soldier after he has come home from war. Some stories are heartwarming and are about rekindling the family ties that have been kept distant because of being away in the battlefields. Some stories are tragic, and are about the loss of the people they love in battle.

I am a soldier fortunate enough to be back and alive after years in service to my country. Unlike them, I have nobody to come home to. I knew the trials that would have to be faced if a soldier had a family he as to leave behind for war. That was not something I could not take. The only family I have right now, is my mother, who is making a great reputation as one of the attorneys in Anniston AL that is greatly recognized for a great winning record in trial cases. Even leaving her back then was a difficult choice but I had always dreamed of becoming a soldier and she was very supportive about it. She is also a very strong woman and I really love her for that.

She is just more than happy that despite her age, she still had the chance to see me come home. When I told her that she can stop working because I can support her with the money I get from my years in service, she said that it was what I earn and I should be the one spending it and enjoying it, not her. She just wants me to spend my life the way I want to, now that I am out of the battlefield. Indeed, there is no higher love than a mother’s love for her child.

If you want to meet my mother for any legal help you may need, you can check their Yelp page for more information. I guarantee you, she will help you through everything, as much as she has helped others and me, most especially.

Taking my mother’s advice, I went on with life and decided to travel the world. This world is too big and after being in the battlefield, I have come to realize that life is too short to live in doubts and what ifs. I have decided to live the moment and travel.

Now, I am moving on with my life. I was a soldier of war. Now, I would like to believe that I still am a soldier, but this time, I fight in my own pace, and fight for personal things. I hope this does not mean people would view me now as selfish, because I have been unselfish for so many years, offering my life in service instead of offering it for my own family, or even having a family of my own for that matter.

New Kind of Travel: Helping People

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I was just out on an adventure as a volunteer for a relief operation. I saw an ad put up by an organization that focuses on going around places that needed distribution of reliefs. They usually go to places that have been struck by calamities like typhoons, earthquakes, landslides, and the likes. The ex-military that I am, and now that I have started on my adventure as a traveller, I decided to sign up for just 1 relief operation.

Nothing makes travelling more fun than making it more exciting through helping others in need.

As it happens, the group not only supports calamity stricken places, but also those places where living is very difficult and people are really poor and hungry. They also support and visit places where indigenous people live.

When I joined, the team was headed for a rural part of the Africa. We were met with faces of both young and old, whose faces lit up the moment they saw our van. They knew they were going to get the help they deserved.

Being the new guy, I followed orders and started helping the others give out the relief materials. I was happy to see that they covered the essentials: food, clothes, shoes and slippers, blankets, mosquito repellents, baby formula milk, soap, etc.

While others wait in line for their turn, the children were also gathered and the volunteers put up a mini-show for them. They did basic magic tricks and had games where the children gladly joined in. Seeing the joy in the children’s eyes as they watch the simple show makes you see how important and life-fulfilling the experience is for them. For the man that I am, I could not help but shed a tear.

They also had doctor volunteers who gave free medical and dental check-ups. Throughout the entire trip, I was really touched at the wonderful cause that the organization has decided to pursue. At that time, I could compare their heroism to the soldiers of the country, except that they do these with their own group’s efforts.

Like soldiers, they conquer unknown lands and battle their fears and their doubts about what could happen to them on their relief operations. They focus on their goal, which is to help those in need; to give to those who have none.

I was really glad that I came to participate in that outreach program. Even if it was just a short term experience, it was very inspiring. It made my second escapade very meaningful and heart-warming.

The First of Many Travels: Venezuela and Food

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Image Credit: venezuelanfoodie.com

Living years of my life in service to my country through joining the military did not make me lose my desire to travel and create adventures. My body desires for movement and adventures, thus, made up my mind that I shall travel the different parts of the world in order to satisfy my need for something new.

I started off my travelling adventures with Venezuela. After years in the Atlantic, my body wants to find peace and celebrate the good life in the good old sizzling country of Venezuela.

And by sizzling, I do not just mean the weather, but of course, the food as well.

In any other part of the World, even in Venezuela, there are food favorites that no matter how loaded with calories, people just cannot get enough. For Venezuelans, there is a lot of ancestral influence in almost all things, including food choices. For they are mainly influenced by Europeans – Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese to be exact, famous food in this country are also as calorie-loaded as that of other European countries. Staple foods include corn and rice while potatoes and yams are among the favorite veggies, as well as beans.

Some of the famous dishes from Venezuela include, for one, Arepa, a flatbread made of dough that is eaten almost daily, and is accompanied by a wide array of choices such as cheese, avocado, or jam, depending on what one feels like eating it with. Another Venezuelan delicacy is the Pasticho, their version of the European Lasagna. As for snacks, one of the most famous Venezuelan snack, and a wedding favorite, is the Tequeño. It is an elongated bread filled with white cheese and deep friend to perfection. They really like food stuffed with delicacies in the middle. Another example of which is the famous empanada. Venezuelans also love their selection of breads. Their breads are not your typical bread full of yeast and dough. They have fillings that differ from bread to bread. They have pan de jamon, which they stuff with ham, olives, and raisins. This is a most delighted sight especially during Christmas. Other breads are pan de Dulce, pan de Sicilliano and pan de Dulce.

To love food is never a wrong thing. After all, a happy stomach equals a happy person, and a happy person equals a happy life. Also, it is a necessity.

Experiencing the culture of a country through their food is a wonderful thing. I will be sure to come back to this amazing place, if life permits me.

Hope you had fun reading my blog and I will be telling you another story in for another adventure in another country, really soon!