Memorial Day 2016

Kid and Dog Solute the American Flag

On this day we honor the fallen heroes who gave us the freedom that we have. The men and women who gave their lives and left behind a family, so we could be with ours. We don’t say it enough; Thank You. Thank you for letting my family and I enjoy our days without worries, while you are away from yours. Thank you for letting me put my son to sleep every night, while you are away from yours. Thank you for letting me wake up every morning at home, while you are away from yours. You are MY HERO. Don’t worry, I will raise my son to know who the real heroes are.

You, sir and ma’am, are the reason this country is free. God Bless you and may you come home safe to your family, so we could shake your hand and thank you in person.

Kevin Szabo Jr 

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11 Surprising Ways To Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

If I don’t get a good night’s sleep tonight, I’ll get a good night’s sleep tomorrow! Have you ever said that?

Work projects are due, children need to be driven to practice, work errands need to be ran, dinner needs to get made, school projects need to be done, laundry needs to be washed, and the list goes on and on. Those are the things that go through the average person’s head. Stressing out about your day’s To Do List is not going to get anything done quicker, or on time. The way you get everything done in a timely manner is by getting a Good Night’s Sleep. When we sleep enough hours in a night, our bodies are rested. When we are well rested, we perform better. The important question is; how do we get a good night’s sleep?

1.      Avoid caffeine late in the day.

2.      Don’t eat late at night.

3.      Don’t have stressful conversations late at night.

4.      Keep electronics/gadgets out of the bedroom.

5.      Read before bed.

6.      Have a Zen like environment in the bedroom.

7.      Don’t eat in bed.

8.      Eat healthier- avoid Carbs, sugars, heavy drinking. Eat vegetables, fruit, and protein. If you are not a big fan of fruits & veggies, try having a smoothie(they are delicious).

9.      Work out- go to the gym, go for a walk around your neighborhood, invest in a bicycle, go hiking at the Forest Preserve.

10.  Avoid taking a pill for everything. If certain medication is not REALLY necessary, don’t take it. Studies have shown that taking too many pills can cause insomnia.

11.  Drink WATER.

Sleep is important. Good sleep is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

As a plumber and business owner, I need my sleep. Could you imagine me being at a customer’s house: at an emergency call, or a commercial job, on NO SLEEP?? No, I won’t perform up to par.

Sleepless nights will make you depressed, forgetful, ages you, will make you gain weight, and will impair your judgement. If that’s not enough of a crappy list to try to help you improve your sleep, I don’t know what will.

PUT A LITTLE EFFORT INTO GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP.

TONIGHT TRY THIS:

1. EAT DINNER EARLY.

2. PUT YOUR KIDS TO BED AT A DECENT TIME.

3. TURN THAT TV OFF.

4. PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY, IN A DIFFERENT ROOM.

5. READ A BOOK AND GO TO BED EARLY.

TOMORROW: GO CONQUER THE WORLD!!! 

BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE SOUTHWEST SUBURBS FOR MOTHER’S DAY 2016

Mother's+Day+2016+Brunch

Mother’s Day only comes once a year. We should show them we love them and appreciate them every day, but on this day we should do a little more. In last week’s blog post about Mother’s Day we told you that the gift of doing things around the house should be the number one gift idea. For those of you who have kids, and work all the time, it’s hard to manage our time. If you only have a few hours to give to your Mother, take her somewhere for brunch and make sure you have absolutely gorgeous fresh flowers ready to hand to her. Below is a list of restaurants that make our Best of List.

Best Restaurants for Mother’s Day in the Chicago South Suburbs 2016

Dancing Marlin 20590 S. La Grange Rd Frankfort, IL for Reservations call 815-464-6646

Osteria Ottimo 16111 S. La Grange Rd Orland Park, IL 60467 for Reservations call 708-403-3366

Rocco’s Little Italy 7907 W. 159th St. Tinley Park, IL 60477 for Reservations call 708-444-8259

Francesca’s Vicinato 12952 S. La Grange Rd Palos Park, IL 60464 for Reservations call 708-671-1600

Q Restaurant 11379 W. 159th St. Orland Park, IL 60467 for Reservations call 708-966-2179

The Cottage On Dixie 18849 Dixie Hwy Homewood, IL 60430 for Reservations call 708-798-8263

Isabella Café 17211 Oak Park Ave Tinley Park, IL 60477 for Reservations call 708-444-8555

Fat Rosie’s 28 Kansas Street Frankfort, IL 60423 for Reservations call 815-534-1640

Café Gaston 14438 John Humphry Dr Orland Park, IL 60462 for Reservations call 708-403-3663

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery 1035 Sterling Ave Flossmoor, IL 60422 for Reservations call 708-957-2739

Le Crepe Bistro 13957 S. Bell Rd Homer Glen, IL 60491 for Reservations call 708-966-4866

IF YOU NEED HELP MAKING RESERVATIONS, VISITOPENTABLE.COM


Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes

Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes

If you are unable to go out for brunch, here is a delicious recipe that will be a hit with Mom.

Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes

Yield: serves 4

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

·       2 large or 4 small red bell peppers, cut into 1/2 inch strips

·       2 small onions, (red or white) halved and cut into 1/2 inch wedges

·       fresh sprigs of thyme, leaves removed

·       1 tsp cumin

·       1 tsp coriander

·       6 Tbsp olive oil

·       handful fresh parsley, chopped

·       handful cilantro, chopped

·       1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

·       1 egg, beaten, for brushing the pastry

·       12 tsp sour cream

·       4 large fresh eggs

·       salt and fresh cracked pepper

Follow the Link for INSTRUCTIONS

Source:http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/red-pepper-and-baked-egg-galettes-from-jerusalem-the-book/

Mother's+Day+Pear+Mimosa

Mother’s Day Pear Mimosa Recipe

·       ¾ c. pear nectar

·       1 bottle of champagne

·       Pear slices, for garnish

I hope all your Mother’s Day plans turn out great. To all the Mothers:

Kevin Szabo Jr Plumbing wishes you a very Happy Mother’s Day.

 

Is it Dangerous To Take A Shower During A Storm?

Not During Storms

When I was a young kid I always heard it was dangerous to take a shower during a storm. I always thought it was a joke. How could someone get electrocuted taking a shower? As I got older I realized it’s true. We have several pipes running to our homes under ground and we have live wires attached to our homes. Here is what happened when Myth Busters tested the myth:

Explanation: Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to … shower in? The National Weather Service urges the public to avoid hopping in the shower during a lightning storm in the event that a bolt strikes one of your home’s water pipes and electrifies your bathroom.

MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage took that weather alert to task and constructed a makeshift house, complete with grounded plumbing. Then, they doused it with simulated lightning in an electricity testing facility to find out whether the voltage really could leap from the sky to the shower.

Since the MythBusters were shy about showering on camera, they hired a stand-in: a ballistics gel dummy that had roughly the same electrical conductivity as the human body. To screen for a fatal lightning strike, the dummy wore a heart monitor. The 700,000 volts of fake lightning indeed arced onto the water pipes and jumped to the shower, causing a fire.

source: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/shower-in-thunderstorm/

LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/lightning/resources/lightning-safety.pdf