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Torque Wrench Setting Honda Accord and CRV

Twice a year I switch back and forth to winter tires by myself since I got a torque wrench 2 seasons ago. Everytime I have to google how much the setting should be. can’t seem to remember it. I just going to put it on my blog so I know for next time. I am sure I am going to google it again and forgot that I have it on my blog. LOL!

Anyway the setting on your torque wrench for your Honda Accord and Honda CRV is:
80 lb/feet or 108 Newton Meter (11 kgf∙m) in star pattern.
Most mechanics recommend to retighten after a few hundred kilometers of use.

Hope this helps!

How much does social media marketing cost in Canada

Social Media Pricing in Canada

Social media users are the largest growing segment of the Internet, it is the new frontier for advertising gone are the days of email blasts and newsletter. For pioneers and early adapters it is a gold mine if you know what you are doing.

If you don’t know what to do then you ask yourself, How much does social media marketing cost?

Well, the answer is. They are all over the place. Since it’s a fairly new thing and there is no standard yet, the range can go from 3,000 to 20,000 a month. There are a lot of it depends but it all boils down to the amount of time and advertising you want to do, mind you social media marketing is an ongoing activity of creating engaging post and content at the same time advertising within the platform. So there is cost to the marketer and cost to the marketing if that makes sense.

So do you need it? If you care about your business then you do. Marketing is different now, TV, print and even email blasts are not the ways to spend your advertising dollars anymore. Everyone is on social media that’s what people are looking at, it just makes sense to be visible there.

Shinko CE1 Compact 8″ Photo Booth Event Printer for Rent in Mississauga, Toronto Area

Hello friends, for those of you who need a portable, high speed, high quality printer for your events and need to print on site. I am renting my Shinko CE1 Compact Digital Photo Printer. I am renting it for $150 per day, credit card security deposit of $2500 required.

Shinko-CE1

Shinko Color Stream CE1 Compact 8″ Digital Photo Printer

The Color Stream CE1 from Shinko (Sinfonia) provides lab quality prints instantly! It is perfect for portrait and event photographers on the go. The CE-1 produces high quality 8 x 10 prints in approximately 35 seconds. The use of roll media eliminates paper jams and also reduces the need for maintainance.

Features
Superior Image Quality
Produce the finest quality prints without smearing by taking advantage of the unique thermal control technology.

Rapid and Reliable
Utilizes Shinko’s (Sinfonia) tried and trusted printing technology.

Combination
Good combination with CS2 printer by unified operation for the system integration.

Highly Mobile
Light weight, highly-mobile and can be used anywhere. World’s lightest 8 inch dye-sublimation printer at less than 14kg.

Top 10 flowering perennials for beginners

I am a wedding photographer in Mississauga you can view my work by clicking here. This post however is about flowering perennials. I am doing research about flowering perennials for here in Ontario Canada because I want to make a perennial garden bed in my backyard. This post is just for me to organize my information. I got the list from a video on youtube. I am just putting them online so I can reference it. Most information and photo are from wikipedia.

1. Leucanthemum × superbum (or Shasta daisy) grows up to 3 feet.
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 5, 6, 7, 8
LIGHT: Full Sun
SOIL TYPE: Any
FLOWER COLOR: White
BLOOM TIME: Summer, Fall
shasta-daisies

2. Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 3-10
LIGHT: Part Sun, Sun
HEIGHT: Under 6 inches to 3 feet WIDTH: 4-18 inches wide
FLOWER COLOR: Blue, Pink, Red, White
FOLIAGE COLOR: Blue/Green, Chartreuse/Gold
BLOOM TIME: Spring Bloom, Summer Bloom
Dianthus_caryophyllus_Colori_Joy

3. Echinacea (Cone Flower) Echinacea species are herbaceous, drought-tolerant perennial plants growing up to 140 cm or 4 feet in height
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
LIGHT: Full Sun
SOIL TYPE: Loamy
FLOWER COLOR: Red, Pink, Purple, White
BLOOM TIME: Summer, Fall
Echinacea

4. Coreopsis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Common names include calliopsis and tickseed. Grows 1-4 ft.
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 2-9
LIGHT: Full sun to light shade
SOIL TYPE: Sandy
FLOWER COLOR: Yellow
BLOOM TIME: May – July
coreopsis

5. Geranium is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills.
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 5a-8b
LIGHT: Full sun to light shade
SOIL TYPE: Sandy
FLOWER COLOR: Blue Violet
BLOOM TIME: Summer to Fall
Geranium-Cranesbill

6. Kalimeris – Blue Star (Japanese Aster) (or the Kalimeris Asters) is a genus of plants in the sunflower family. Grows up to 18-24 inches.
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 5-9
LIGHT: Full sun to part
SOIL TYPE: Sandy
FLOWER COLOR: White
BLOOM TIME: Late Summer
Kalimeris

7. Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer – Indian Summer is a new Black-eyed Susan with large, semi-double flowers.
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 4-9
LIGHT: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
SOIL TYPE: Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
FLOWER COLOR: Yellow
BLOOM TIME: Mid summer to early fall
black-eyed-susan

8. Salvia A relative of the familiar kitchen sage, flowering salvias produce spikes of small, densely packed flowers atop aromatic foliage.
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 4-9
LIGHT: Full Sun
SOIL TYPE: Sand
FLOWER COLOR: Purple, Blue
BLOOM TIME: Early to late summer
Salvia-May-Night

9. Veronica, also called Speedwell, is a carefree and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of small petals in purple, blue, pink, or white.
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 3-11
LIGHT: Full Sun
SOIL TYPE: Loamy
FLOWER COLOR: Purple, Blue, Pink, White
BLOOM TIME: Spring to Fall
Veronica_Speedwell

10. Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads. They bring delightful color to the garden in late summer and autumn when many of your other summer blooms may be fading. 8 inches to 8 feet
USDA HARDINESS ZONES: 3-8
LIGHT: Full Sun, Part Sun
SOIL TYPE: Loamy
FLOWER COLOR: Red, Purple, Pink, White
BLOOM TIME: Summer to Fall
Aster-Flower

AON Photographer’s Insurance Review – Canada

I don’t usually use my time to rant on bad service but recently I’ve been dealing with people who don’t care about their jobs and their business. Who does that? If you don’t care then do something else!

So this story or review I don’t know what to call it, is about my search for a photographers’s business insurance here in Ontario Canada, wow man I tell you they are not easy to find.

So I came across this AON company, I found them on google they are on top spot wow, that’s awesome. It leads to this page if you want to look, http://solutions.aon.ca/npac/coverage.html so I did the application, gathered all the information, filled out the form, scanned and emailed. This is on the Tuesday, I gave them a call the next day because I was giving them a chance to get back at me. The lady that answered told me I have to call the next day again because she cannot help me, WHAT? ARE YOU SERIOUS?! You come up first on google? Do you know how hard it is to find new business? OMG! Now you tell a prospective client to call back because you don’t know how to help? Another OMG!

So I gave them some time again and called on the friday, same lady that wasn’t able to help me last time, at least she transferred me to the person that’s handling the application. So this one, told me I am on the list of things she’s going to follow up with. OMG! I sent the application 4 days ago, no acknowledgement of receipt, I don’t know if my email was lost in cyber space and if I didn’t call? Another OMG! Is this a typical Canadian customer service attitude? I don’t like it.

Anyway, so she said that the application that is published on their website and the rates that are in there are no longer valid. I would need to fill up another one with about a 50% increase. WHAT? OMG! I wasted 4 days on this! Another OMG!

I was mad at first but now I find it funny. You rank very well on google, customers come to you and you offer crappy service. This is funny.

Now I am back to searching for my insurance.