We have lots of outdoor events in the Summer here in Lansing, IL

Whenever I needed to warm up, I kept going into the restroom where there was some heat available

Summer is right around the corner, and I can feel the weather getting warmer as we inch closer. The beauty about the Summer is that we have so many outdoor events happening in my town. Lansing is a small suburb right outside of Chicago, and though we are a smaller town, we have plenty to keep us entertained. In fact, many people from the city drive over to Lansing for some of our yearly festivals and events. The festivals and events are mostly held at Fox Pointe, which is an entertainment center in the heart of downtown. It opened about 4 years ago, and we were all excited about this new venue because it brought a new place for the family to spend time outdoors. And because we have such amazing weather here, we never worry about being too hot while at these events. The venue is outdoors, so there is no air conditioning available. And in the colder months, there is no heat available either. Thankfully, most of the events are held in the warmer months, when it is nice enough to be outside. We only have one or two events in the colder months, and I must say that, one year, I was freezing for one of them. Whenever I needed to warm up, I kept going into the restroom where there was some heat available. I am just happy that I don’t need to be outside a lot during the colder months, and thankfully, I have a great furnace that keeps my home warm and comfortable.

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My home in Glenview, IL has a great heating system

I grew up and went to school in the southern part of the country.

I lived near the ocean and was familiar with temperature in the triple digits and high humidity.

My home was not even equipped with a heating system. After college, I sent out resumes all over the country and was offered a job in Glenview, Illinois. Although I was not familiar with the area and had never even seen snow before, I was excited to relocate. I moved in the early fall, and the weather was only slightly chilly. I only needed a light jacket. The changing colors of the leaves were beautiful. There were fresh apples, squash, tomatoes, zucchini and all sorts of delicious fruits and vegetables at that time of year. I wasn’t prepared for how quickly the outside temperature dropped. By the end of October, there was snow on the ground and conditions below freezing. By Christmas, the temperature was in the negative digits with feet of snow on the ground. I was very thankful to have a house equipped with a boiler heating system. At the beginning of the winter, I didn’t realize how important the heating system would be. However, in Glenview, the cold weather lasts for more than half the year. I typically run the boiler for eight straight months. This type of heating system heats water and sends it through a system of pipes that link to baseboards in each room of the house. The heat is radiated into the air at floor level and rises very slowly. It creates a very consistent temperature and gentle style of comfort. A hydronic system avoids drying out the air, operates silently and doesn’t introduce contaminants into the air.

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The Toronto dispensaries are all allowed to sell recreational cannabis after legalization

Prior to Canada legalizing recreational cannabis in 2018, we had to have a medical marijuana card to purchase marijuana throughout the country.

The access and quality of the weed you purchased had a lot to do with where you lived.

Although I’m incredibly lucky to have always had access to Toronto-quality marijuana, I have cousins in Manitoba that were happy to get what they could find before it was legal to mail cannabis through the Canada Post. But lucky for them, it’s common nowadays for people to order their cannabis products through the mail from other cities or provinces. Once cannabis was legalized for recreational use by Justin Trudeau’s government in 2018, the medical weed stores in Toronto could apply for permits to sell their products for recreational use as well. Anyone over the age of 18 is allowed to buy cannabis from Toronto and Canada at large. Some of my friends from college were transients from the States and they were all blown away by the wide and open use of cannabis in Toronto while we were students at the University of Toronto. Now I have an apartment in Old Toronto where there are at least six cannabis stores within a five mile radius. I can also see the CN Tower from my bedroom window, which makes for gorgeous views at night. When my buddies in college had to move back to the States following graduation, they were all bummed about losing access to the wonderful Canadian weed. Sure, you’re lucky if you live in a state like Michigan where they also have access to recreational weed, but there are many states with no legal cannabis of any kind.
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My brother loves the breweries in Whitehall but I prefer the cannabis dispensaries

Although we are only a year apart, my brother and I share very few similarities.

He was the athletic one who always had a girlfriend. I was the nerdy sibling that struggled with relationships well into adulthood. While my brother would always accompany my father on hunting trips to White River Park in Walworth County, I could barely shoot a gun, let alone use one to take down a deer or a black bear. Instead of hunting like our father, I took after our mother much more and enjoyed helping her in the flower and vegetable garden. This is where I discovered my love for botany. While we often bought pallets of flowers to plant, my mom is the one who taught me how to raise plants from seeds. Growing watermelons one year was so rewarding that I became obsessed with hobby farming. By the time I got to Muskegon Community College, I realized that I wanted to not only study botany, but also become a marijuana grower. While I’m still in graduate school in Kalamazoo, my brother and I often return home to Whitelake to visit our parents. He’s always wanting to visit the breweries, but I’d much rather stop at one of the many cannabis dispensaries in the city. There is phenomenal cannabis in western Michigan if you know where to look. You’ll find several near the exit to U.S. 31 by Whitehall Rd. My brother is the beer fan in the family while I prefer cannabis in almost all situations. At least Whitehall has something to offer both of us.

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Thrilled with the dispensary in Las Vegas, NV

While the fancy hotels, casinos and The Strip of Las Vegas are certainly a draw, my cousin and I went there to visit the Neon Museum.

The place is like turning back the clock to when Vegas was just evolving into the glitter and glitz of today.

There are almost three acres of exhibits to explore, displaying restored original signs from the older casinos. Some of the signs date back to the 1930s. It is such a cool piece of history and really showcases the changing styles over the years. The lobby of the Neon Museum is actually from the La Concha Motel. Our second reason for spending our vacation in Vegas was legal marijuana. There is a recreational dispensary right in Las Vegas, and they offer every imaginable consumption method and some of the best strains. My cousin and I stopped at the dispensary every single day that we were in town and bought our limit every time. We wanted to try everything, but there are just too many options available. Just their collection of concentrates is a little overwhelming. We made sure to experiment with tinctures, pre-rolled joints, disposable vape pens and all different types of edibles. We bought classic brownies, cookies and a variety of candy. Unfortunately, it is illegal to transport cannabis across state lines, so we were unable to bring any of our favorites home with us. My cousin and I spent a ton of money in Vegas, but we had a wonderful time. We saw a couple of shows and rented a cabana at the pool. We are already planning another trip next year.

 

 

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The weather in Orland Park is crazy!

While our spring season lasts much longer this year than usual, the beginning of summer has begun with much haste.

We went from cool weather to 90 degrees almost overnight, and it was jarring to say the least.

We’re also expecting some summer rain showers as well later in the week. Yesterday I accidentally left the front door open for a few minutes while bringing in groceries, and it caused the temperature inside to shoot up. This made the air conditioner freeze as well, and I had to turn the system off for thirty minutes while the ice on the coil thawed into the condensate pan. I guess it had to do with the additional water in the condensate line, because today my air conditioner shut off for no apparent reason. No troubleshooting on my part could get the system to turn on again. I called my heating and cooling company and I was relieved when they said a technician was already en route to my house. While I was fearing the worst, my HVAC tech reassured me when he said that I just needed my condensate line cleaned. It had a clog inside and simply needed to be cleaned out with water and air pressure so the water wouldn’t backflow into the air conditioner in my Orland Park home. The sensor turns off the air conditioner when this happens and you’re forced to clean out the condensate line to get the a/c working again. Until it detects that the water can freely drain, the a/c will stay off. Older air conditioners in Orland Park, IL lacked this critical safety feature, leading to potential water leaks and water damage if you didn’t catch the problem right away.

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I can tell you this is a big reason why I love Buffalo, NY

A lot of the homes in Buffalo have a basement, i grew up with a basement in the new home that I shared with 6 brothers and 8 sibling’s, but all of us needed a lot of room for that multiple youngsters, but my new home has almost 3,000 square feet of space if you include the finished basement and the finished attic, then shortly after our wife and I finished the basement, all of us decided to buy an electric fireplace. I was going to install the electric fireplace on our own, however our wife wanted the equipment recessed into the wall so it looked love part of the room. I thought it was a good idea, although I knew the project was too big for me to handle on our own. I contacted a Buffalo contractor that handles heating and construction, but the contractor came to our new home and provided us an bid on the work. After I found out that it was going to cost a lot more money than I expected, our wife and I decided to get various estimates from different heating contractors. All of us legitimately weren’t that surprised with the basement because our friend is a real estate lawyer in Buffalo, NY. This Buffalo based lawyer told us that multiple homes have basements and because of that all of us weren’t as shocked as others would be. This Buffalo based lawyer has really helped us acclimate to the community of Buffalo, NY.

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Our new house in Buffalo, NY has a basement

A lot of the homes in Buffalo have a basement.

I grew up with a basement in the home that I shared with six brothers and eight sister’s. We needed a lot of room for that many kids. My home has almost 3,000 square feet of space if you include the finished basement and the finished attic. Shortly after my wife and I finished the basement, we decided to buy an electric fireplace. I was going to install the electric fireplace on my own, but my wife wanted the equipment recessed into the wall so it looked like part of the room. I thought it was a great idea, but I knew the project was too big for me to handle on my own. I contacted a Buffalo contractor that handles heating and construction. The contractor came to our home and gave us an estimate on the work. After I found out that it was going to cost a lot more money than I expected, my wife and I decided to get several estimates from different heating contractors. We actually weren’t that surprised with the basement because our friend is a real estate lawyer in Buffalo, NY. This Buffalo based lawyer told us that many homes have basements and because of that we weren’t as shocked as others would be. This Buffalo based lawyer has really helped us acclimate to the community of Buffalo, NY.

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Heating and cooling in Illinois

I grew up plus went to school in the southern area of the country! I lived near the ocean plus was regular with temperature in the triple digits plus high humidity! My house was not even equipped with a oil furnace, then after school, I sent out resumes all over the country plus was offered a task in Glenview, Illinois.

Although I was not regular with the section plus had never even seen snow before, I was excited to relocate.

I moved in the early fall, plus the weather was only slightly frigid. I only needed a light jacket. The increasing colors of the leaves were attractive. There were fresh peachs, squash, tomatoes, zucchini plus all sorts of delicious fruits plus vegetables at that time of year. I wasn’t prepared for how hastily the outside temperature dropped, but by the end of September, there was snow on the ground plus conditions below freezing. By Christmas, the temperature was in the disadvantage digits with feet of snow on the ground. I was particularly thankful to have a condo equipped with a boiler oil furnace. At the start of the winter, I didn’t realize how substantial the heating idea would be, however, in Glenview, the frigid weather lasts for more than half the year. I properly run the boiler for more than seven straight weeks. This type of heating idea heats water plus sends it through a idea of pipes that connect to baseboards in each room of the house. The heat is radiated into the air at floor level plus rises particularly slowly. It creates a particularly consistent temperature plus gentle style of comfort. A hydronic idea avoids drying out the air, operates silently plus doesn’t introduce contaminants into the air.

 

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Why we wanted a boiler

I grew up as well as went to college in the southern area of the country.

  • I lived near the ocean as well as was proper with temperature in the triple digits as well as high humidity, but my home was not even equipped with a gas furnace! After college, I sent out resumes all over the country as well as was offered a task in Glenview, Illinois.

Although I was not proper with the area as well as had never even seen snow before, I was gleeful to relocate. I moved in the early fall, as well as the weather was only slightly cold. I only needed a light sweater! The decreasing colors of the leaves were beautiful. There were fresh apples, cucumber, squashes, zucchini as well as all sorts of delicious fruits as well as vegetables at that time of year. I wasn’t prepared for how abruptly the outside temperature dropped, however by the end of October, there was snow on the ground as well as conditions below cold. By Christmas, the temperature was in the downside digits with feet of snow on the ground. I was very thankful to have a condo equipped with a boiler gas furnace. At the beginning of the winter, I didn’t realize how important the heating plan would be, however, in Glenview, the freezing weather lasts for more than half the year. I correctly run the boiler for more than seven straight weeks. This genre of heating plan heats water as well as sends it through a plan of pipes that link to baseboards in each room of the house. The heat is radiated into the air at floor level as well as rises very slowly. It creates a very consistent temperature as well as gentle genre of comfort. A hydronic plan avoids drying out the air, operates silently as well as doesn’t introduce contaminants into the air.

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