Virginia Homeowner Puts Up Electric Fence To Keep Kids Off His Property

When one goes shopping for a fence energiser, one usually needs it for keep wild animals like predators out of a ranch or a farm, but one Virginia resident has taken some flak for getting one for his home. To keep out children.

Bryan Tucker, a homeowner in Henrico County, bought wiring, a fence energiser and some posts to set up an electric fence around his property, located near a school bus stop. He then took down the fencing at a later date, but not because of concern for the children at risk of electrocution, but because state law would’ve punished him for accidentally erecting the fence on county property.

According to him, he’s tired of having to deal with kids fighting, cursing, littering and trespassing on his property, despite already having put up a “No Trespassing” sign to no effect. Tucker says that the kids don’t respect other people’s properties, and that he’s forced to pick up litter daily.

Naturally, the parents of the kids in the area voiced out against the move, with some calling putting up the fence as straight-up ‘insane’, as it jeopardizes kids in the are who might fall into the fence and get shocked, resulting in injury. Some parents said that Tucker didn’t understand why parents were worried, and called the cops on the property.

It was then that it was revealed that Tucker built on county property, and that he had to move his fence back by 18 feet to match county regulations. When he complied with the cops, he went and stated that he’s only complying with county laws, and not because the kids were at risk, saying that the fence was moved simply because it wasn’t in the right place.

County regulation does not forbid the fence being put up, and, as such, Tucker is free to put it up again, which he is considering. He says that he’s considering putting it back up again, but he’s hoping that the first fence was enough of a warning to get kids and neighbours off his lawn.

He says that the message has gotten across, that parents are posting and talking about the fence.


Affordable Solar Panel Solutions Now Available For Gold Coast Residents And Business Owners

Solar Panel Solutions Aus recently launched their new user-friendly websites offering installation services to homes and businesses in Gold Coast.

Responsible Home and Business Ownership

In the light of several news coming out showing the damages that the planet has sustained over the years, there have been many new efforts that governments, non-profit organizations, civic groups, and individual citizens have exerted to combat the problem and mitigate its damages. Some have turned to green technology—technologies tailored for a more sustainable way of living, minimalist lifestyles, and going zero-waste. Nowadays, there are more and more independent stores around the world which try to minimize the use of plastic by not using straws, disposable plates and utensils, and using more environmentally friendly packaging such as seaweed-based packages, or stores that encourage shoppers to bring their own jars and containers from home to avoid using disposable packaging. But one thing that’s been a long time option is using solar power as an alternative energy source.

Residents and business owners can looking for Gold Coast solar power options for their homes and businesses can now access Solar Panel Solutions Aus’ new website for their services. The new company’s spokesperson explained that the company has recognized that over the years, more and more people are starting to look for reasonably-priced solar power systems. This has been a reflection of their changing attitude towards their responsibility in saving the environment. However, old solar power systems used to be very expensive, and were used mainly by big companies who could shoulder the huge upfront costs. Now, the company is offering Gold Coast solar power solution, including more affordable solar panel systems through their site.


Quality service and equipment are necessary in the success of a solar panel system, and so, the company ensures that its technicians are professionals and well-trained in the field. They are also working towards providing the services within the shortest period of time possible, to make the transition faster for homeowners and business owners.

Customer service is also a major factor that the company looked into, and they treat each customer as separate entity with tailored services. This starts from the quotation, down to installation, and management of the solar panel systems to ensure that they are working smoothly, and truly help in cutting down electricity costs for their clients.


Distinguishing Between Waterproof Stickers In NZ And Water-Resistant Stickers

Are all stickers waterproof? Well, the answer is depending on the materials used for the sticker. If paper or card stock is used for the sticker material, then they aren’t waterproof, unless plastic laminate or a water-impermeable coating is added. To make waterproof stickers in NZ, you need materials, adhesives and inks that can endure submersions for extended periods. The most common materials for waterproof stickers are vinyl and BOPP. An expert in waterproofing stickers will use waterproof inks with these stocks. But differentiating a variety of sticker makers, their stickers can only be considered waterproof if tried and tested.

Water-resistant versus Waterproof

One should never be confused between waterproofing and water-resistant. A waterproof sticker NZ will work even when immersed in water for several years. For a water-resistant sticker, it will degrade depending on the materials for an undetermined period of time. It may be helpful to think that waterproof is impermeable to water, and water-resistant as a quality measured on a scale.

Several popular sticker materials like some varieties of paper and cardstock can be water resistant. To improve its quality, you need to add a coating. Regardless of whether water-resistant stickers will survive in moisture, it makes them inappropriate for applications where extended submersion are needed.

Applications for Waterproof Stickers

Waterproof stickers can be useful for many typical applications. You can trust that waterproof stickers NZ can withstand these applications:

  • Outdoor usage: If you intend to use the stickers at your outdoors, choose waterproof materials for better performance especially with various weather conditions.
  • Cars and other vehicles: You need waterproof stickers to use for your trucks, trailers, farm and construction machinery, delivery vans and other vehicles. The waterproof stickers will withstand any elements compared to a typical sticker.
  • Boats and marine equipment: If you intend to use boats and other marine equipment, it’s best to use waterproof stickers, especially when immersed in seawater.
  • Food packaging: If you’re packaging food items, the best materials to use for refrigeration or immersion are waterproof stickers in NZ, as it can withstand even a bucket of ice water. Regular stickers will break into pieces and make your products unfit to sell.

Not all stickers are waterproof. To make them such, you need to combine inks, adhesives and stocks. You also need to know how and where they will be used.


The Unlikely Complement Between Holiday Shopping And Heatwave

As consumers, we tend to purchase something during the time when we actually needed them. One good example is getting a Christmas outfit from when it is just a week prior to the holiday party. As expected, the prices are already higher because it is the peak season. During the summer, homeowners tend to buy fans or air conditioning system because this is when they feel the heat. Actually, it should be bought when the weather is colder which according to investment advisers is when the price is also lower.

We as consumers are actually investors and it is recommended to buy things now when it is off season and is not a hot commodity for everyone which raises its price. If you plan on getting a wood burning stove, getting it during the summer would be ideal because pretty sure there is not much sales going on. When the weather is colder, possibility of models going out of stock is quite high too.

According to Capital Boilers’ David Butler, to save money one should turn the heater on once in a while even in summer because it will help ensure that the pumps are still working. If kept turned off for months, it might get stuck thus the need to contact repair which means paying a repair fee.

One of the businesses that are not happy during the heatwave is the high street shops. No one is in the mood to shop with the temperature soaring high. As soon as the weather turns up higher than most people like, retail scene suffers from declining sales. The British Retail Consortium indicates that it is a bad time for people who have shares in retailers with physical shops alone but this is also the best time for consumers to pounce.

There are summer sales everywhere and prices are considerably lower than in online shops. While it is more convenient to shop online including, it is tempting to know that retail shops are holding sales as high as 70 per cent off. It is the best time to do Christmas shopping and save a ton at the same time.


Parents Hosting Birthday Parties For Their Kids In Kmart

Aussie moms are so besotted with Kmart branches all over the country, that they’re turning to the shopping centre instead of birthday part venues in Sutherland Shire and across the country, throwing their children’s bargain birthday parties in the stores.

This has given rise to the “Kmart challenge”, where young birthday celebrants are given a certain amount of money to spend on the things that they want. This recent birthday party hit started thanks to Victorian mum Shannon Cassidy, who took her 13-year-old-daughter and her four friends shopping, giving them baskets to fill up and cash to burn out on their Kmart haul.

The objective of the party was to spend $30 however, they wanted, as Cassidy explained in an interview. She did spice it up by telling the kids that they were little trophies for the ones that bought the biggest items, savviest shopper and most items.

She says that her daughter, Charli, chose the craziest things, a blow-up gold crown and a doorstop for her own room, with other purchases including drinking bottles, earrings, accessories, pet products and stationery, on top of other things like bathroom supplies. Best part, Ms. Cassidy says, is that it wasn’t just the birthday girl that got special things to mark her special day.

Ms. Cassidy describes it as a party and a party favour, all conveniently rolled into one, where the participants were all working to see what they could buy, crunching the numbers with the help of the pricing scanners, to see what they could and couldn’t buy.

In an age of social media where people believe that gifts have to cost a lot, Ms. Cassidy says that it was great to see the kids using their brains, like how Aussies prefer to DYI their cakes or their celebrations, compared to those who just spent thousands of dollars.

Ms. Cassidy shared her success story on social media, to positive reception, will fellow Aussie mums labelling it as brilliant, and now people are turning to Kmart as their birthday part venues in Sutherland Shire and across the country.

She says that everyone is budget conscious, and that everyone, mums included, as always on the lookout for ways to save money but still give the people they care about meaningful and memorable experiences and gifts.