How to Dial Internationally

Did you know that the number of international long distance calls from the United States has skyrocketed from only about 200 million a year to more than 6.2 billion per year over the past 20 years? With so many international calls being made on a regular basis, consumers need to have the best information on how to make and how to save on those calls. Whether you call your friend in China once a year just to say “hello,” or call your family in Mexico on a weekly basis, you want to make your calls with ease and at the best rates available. Read on to find out how! Instructions Direct Dialing Once you find the country code you wish to dial, simply dial using this formula: 011 + country code + city code + phone number So, if we were to call Tokyo, Japan, it would look like this: 011...

How to Build a Pergola

It’s nice to go out and walk under a pergola. The shade from the vine overgrowth is nice during a hot summer day. The aroma is quite relaxing. Building a pergola is simple. Just a little planning and you can have a wonderful addition to your home or garden. Required Materials/Tools 4×4″ post stock 2×4″ stock 2×8″ stock Foundation tubes Post anchors Bolts and screws Hammer and nails Paint or wood stain Stakes Ratchet and bolts Shovel A drill Hammer and nails or nail gun Wheelbarrow Shovel Tape measure Circular saw table (to cut boards to length) Instructions First we need to set up the lay out. Have a good idea where you want your pergola to go. Take the wooden steaks and steak out the area you are going to set up the pergola. We need to lay out the...

How to Build a Column Footing

Back in ancient Greece, the column was the pinnacle of stature. The wealthy adorned their houses in them. They were made out of marble, granite, and other soft rocks. What held these monoliths was the “footing”. Without the footing of the column, the weight would press through the floor and topple the building. Creating a function footing was quite a feat and required precise measurements to distribute the weight. But today, we are going to create a not as functional footing that we can display our art on. The Greeks would use these footings as a medium to depict elaborate battles, as well as stories from their mythologies. We can make our own in a garden or inside our home and depict our own battles! Required Materials/Tools Wood (about 2×4″ plywood) Water Cement A...