Thursday, June 16, 2022

Baptism Invitations

So our little angel will soon be baptized. The church schedule has been set. Our chosen priest has confirmed that he will baptize our little girl (Yahoo!). We have registered the baptism at the church and we have also informed the godparents. All that is left is for us to finalize the venue where we will celebrate with family and friends and then we can proceed with  sending out the invitations.

Speaking of invitations, I am torn between making the invitations myself or just have it printed at my tried-and-tested print shop Saal Digital. Thinking that making the invites myself will take up a lot of time, I decided against it. And so I opened my Saal digital software, purchased some watercolor foliage cliparts, tweaked the layout, and my invite is finished in no time! But of course, the venue is not yet final, so I will still have to edit this one.

The front of the invitation card.

The back of the invitation with a bible verse I chose for Lilly to live by.

The inside of the invitation card with the time, date and place.

I wanted it to be simple and clean. What do you think? Did I nail it?

Saturday, June 11, 2022

What is Predictive Monitoring When Installing Roofs

Buildings are designed to withstand significant snow loads, but in mountainous or sub-mountain states, abnormal weather conditions can cause roof collapses. Several roof collapses occur each year due to winter storms, and they disrupt daily operations. Keeping an eye on your roof can help you avoid such a disaster. By predictive monitoring the condition of your roof, you can make necessary adjustments and avoid huge financial losses.

Infrared imaging
The use of infrared imaging for predictive monitoring is a great way to detect moisture problems before they cause costly damage to a building. Thermal imaging can be done with drones and is effective in areas where building construction can cause structural damage. Infrared images can also help inspectors better diagnose problem areas on a roof. If water is trapped in these areas, the inspector can use the information to make the necessary repairs before the roof collapses.

Aerial infrared imaging is the most accurate way to determine whether a roof has the potential to leak. However, this method is costly and requires a dry roof, minimal winds, and no rain. Aerial infrared imaging allows for more precise measurements due to its high spatial resolution. Unlike on-roof cameras, aerial infrared imaging can detect the nuances of temperature in small areas and pinpoint problems that are too small to be detected by other means.

Vibration monitoring
A vibration monitoring system is a method of detecting passing movements in the ground and structure. The devices used to detect vibrations are known as seismographs, and they are used to diagnose potential vibration damage problems before construction begins and post-construction. The main advantage of vibration monitoring is its affordability. A single device can monitor several properties, including roof and structure vibrations. To learn more, read on. In addition to its cost-effectiveness, vibration monitoring systems can help you avoid a number of problems related to construction.

A good vibration monitoring system should record time history data, which is crucial for post-analysis. In some cases, it may be difficult to identify the source of a vibration from a captured spectra and time history. In such cases, it is imperative to use a system that allows post-analysis to determine the cause of the vibrations. However, it is important to understand the importance of vibration monitoring to ensure safety and quality of construction.

Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to make its way into the construction and roofing industries. Perhaps the most common use is GPS monitoring. This allows a truck to communicate its location and activity to someone in a different location. This type of technology can help prevent accidents and help keep employees and homes safe. Here are some ways IoT will help improve the way construction and roofing professionals work together. And it's not just about GPS monitoring.

The Internet of Things gateway on the edge of the network acts as a bridge between a local sensor network and cloud services. Sensor nodes are configured to send data every minute to the IoT gateway. The configuration of the IoT gateway is based on a LoRa communication protocol with transmission power of 23 dB, frequency of 915 MHz, spreading factor of 7, and BW = 125 kHz.

Lilly is Getting Baptized!

Finally, after almost 2 years, our little angel will be baptized. We were finally able to make arrangements after months of waiting. We were finally able to set the date with the church and with our Filipino community chaplain. I am excited actually, and beginning to make plans... Well, at least in  my head. 😁

So why baptism? 

As a Catholic, it is important to have my children baptized also as Catholics, and raise them to be good children, and learn and understand our Christian faith. Being baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, they become a part of our great Catholic community, who will in a way, also be their support system as they journey in their faith. 

Anyway, since the venue for the baptism has been set, all that is left is to finalize the location for the celebration after the baptismal ceremony. We are still debating on how to proceed: whether we would book in a restaurant or rent a hall and engage a caterer. There are of course various factors to consider, like finances, manpower needed, suppliers for flowers and decorations, and time. Once the venue for the reception is finalized, I can start giving out invitations to our friends. For he guests, I already have a preliminary  list. Depending on the location, I can limit it to a specific number of people or add more guests to it. 

Well I do hope we will be able to finalized by next week so that we can finally send out invitations. Since the baptism will be in summer, we have to send them out early so that those who have vacation plans can also take the baptismal date into account. 

I plan to do DIYs as much as time allows me to: like the invitations, baptismal mass hymnal, table decor, baptismal favors, etc. And then delegate some tasks to the godparents. Hopefully, I will have the time to execute these ideas and plans. I am actually excited about it. I am happy to know that we can finally welcome our little princess into our big Catholic community and I will be at ease, knowing that she will soon receive God's blessing. 

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