How We Got Comfortable Having a Security System in Our Newly Constructed Home

March 11th, 2018

We like living where it is warm and sunny. We don’t mind the three months of it being really hot here in Florida as it is so much better than the opposite of where we used to live up north. Back where we used to call home, it was nice summer weather for about three months. Then it was cool or cold. Our new house here in Florida had a brand new home security system from ADT in Miami installed. It worried me for a little bit that a home came with a security system. Up north in the rural area we came from, we did not ever consider getting an alarm system.

The Realtor that sold us the newly constructed house pointed out what a home security system really is and what it provides. She pointed out that the best thing is that the security system acts as a deterrent to anyone who may ever be looking for houses to burglarize. It passively acts to notify criminals that the house is not a soft target. Continue Reading »


My Knee Feels Much Better

December 29th, 2017

I am only 48 years old, which I do not consider old by any means. I led a pretty active life up until about eight months ago. I woke up one morning with a sore knee. I had been working hard several days prior to this, so I figured I had just overdone it. I gave it a few days, but the pain did not get better. I knew that I had to see someone about it, and I decided that I would try a chiropractor in Bakersfield since a friend who has a bad knee had nothing but good things to say about him.

I had never been to this type of medical professional, but I was eager to get an appointment because I was tired of hurting. I did have to have some X-rays done, and the chiropractor was able to show me what had happened to my knee. I worried that it was going to take surgery to heal itself, but he assured me that surgery would be the very last option that we would visit. Continue Reading »


Painting a House Made My Shoulder and Neck Hurt More Than I Could Take

November 9th, 2017

I told them I could paint the entire house before they moved in just for the cost of the paint. It was a gift for a friend who bought an old house. It needed a few things, and the minor renovations left it in need of a new paint job inside. I paint for a living, but was doing this on my own after work and on my days off. I paint fast, but this extra workload had me visiting a chiropractor in Camas.

The walls are plaster, and they had a bunch of hairline cracks. I fixed all of that and patched up a couple of spots where the electricians and plumbers knocked some plaster loose. Continue Reading »


I Think My Insurance Company is Going Under

March 30th, 2017

I just got back from the doctor office a couple of hours ago. They gave me a lot of problems about my insurance, apparently the people that my boss uses have a bad reputation in this part of the world. Obviously it is not like I want to pay for things that they are supposed to pay for, but that is sort of the way that it looks. It is pretty disgusting after awhile. Every year for as long as I can recall I never manage to get the insurance company to pay for anything an I pay them a ton of money out of my paycheck every week. Continue Reading »


Getting My Product Idea Made out of Aluminum Extruded Parts

January 29th, 2017

I got an idea for a product. I made a prototype in my garage. I formed it by welding some aluminum together, but in order for it to be profitable in manufacturing, I would have to find the best of the aluminum extrusion manufacturers to make it. The main component of my product was made out of aluminum. I liked the lightweight feel and the bright look of the metal. I could have probably chosen to make it out of a tough polymer, but metal seemed to be a better choice. It did not increase the cost, and consumer value would be higher because it was a metal product and not made of plastic.

Aluminum extrusion manufacturers could turn out a large volume of my product in a very short time. We would assemble them back at a place I leased. Continue Reading »


I Felt It Was Time to Do Something Bit for Myself

November 26th, 2016

It is not every day that you stumble across the website for a really cool company that actually leases out party buses, or so that’s what I thought. I had never heard about them before, but apparently, many people in my city have. After telling people I was thinking of renting one, a lot of people mentioned that they had been invited to a party bus event before and had a lot of fun. That was what made me decided to go ahead and do it. While so many people had said they had done it once before, most people hold their events in some sort of everyday building, and this would give everyone a chance to have fun once again.

The big occasion was that I was turning 50 years old. Continue Reading »


How to Grow a Portfolio of Success in Music Production

September 5th, 2016

There are musicians, and there are those who produce the music. You can have all kinds of people in a room that play music, but they are only a band or orchestra when they are playing together. Musicians who record their music need music producers to get the sound right on the records. You do not learn this stuff by accident. You go to a good music production school to learn it. This is where you learn everything from engineering sound to the business side of producing.

So many young adults want to be movie stars, sports stars or musicians. They imagine a grand life being rich and not having to do much to earn it. That is not how it works even for the stars. They work hard. Continue Reading »


I Wanted to Scan My Pictures

August 30th, 2015

I have loved taking pictures ever since I was old enough to click a button on my mom’s old camera. Now that everything is digital, I am able to take even more pictures. Before, I had to have them developed, and it could get quite expensive with how often I was snapping shots. I had about 20 medium sized boxes filled with decades of photos, and I decided to look at some scanner software programs to find the one that would be best for me. I wanted to get all of my pictures on my computer before anything happened to them, and also before any of them got even more damaged than what some were already. Continue Reading »


Are We Pushing Our Kids Too Far and Too Fast?

April 11th, 2018

Our son brings home a backpack that is heavier than the hawk of mortar I carry as a mason. A mortar hawk is a board you load up with mortar. It has a handle. You hold it in one hand and use it when laying bricks or blocks. That is what I do for a living. I wanted our son to have it easier, and he is already carrying a ton of stuff trying to keep up with his classes. When physics got to be a bit much for him, we got him JC physics tuition to improve his grades.

I started to see the mountain of weight he was under as a school student nowadays. I thought I had it tough in school. My wife and I had him later than most parents start a family. We both were in school at the beginning of computer use in the classroom. Continue Reading »


Right Time for a Condo

February 12th, 2018

Ever since making a fortune from being an early investor in bitcoin, I’ve been coming up with various ways to put my money to good use. Of course, I have some savings in the bank, some put into stocks, some in accruing investments, and some still in bitcoin. A friend of mine suggested that I look at for a condo that I could live in. I was never the kind of person who wanted to live in a luxurious area. I always thought that whatever living space I had, I would be fine with, but this was before I became rich. Now that I have the money to afford luxurious places, I’ve become more open to them. Continue Reading »


I Needed a Good Company to Handle My Cleaning Needs

February 4th, 2018

For awhile, I dealt with a number of different self-employed people who I paid to do the cleaning in the condo I own. I wasn’t happy with the services they provided. That changed when I found and the employees who the company sends to do the work for me do an excellent job. Prior to finding this company, I had made the mistake of hiring individuals who work on their own and they didn’t put forth a lot of effort. The people at Kleepers are actual employees and they seem to have pride in the work they do and the company they work for.

I started out in the rental business when I bought a condo many years ago. Continue Reading »


Good Way to Learn Physics

February 4th, 2018

Thanks to finding, I was able to increase my knowledge of physics in a way that was fun and easy to do. I didn’t need to learn any of this stuff for classes or to pass exams. Those days are long in the past for me. Why did I need to learn some of these concepts and ideas? Because I retired recently and finally had the time to devote to my favorite hobby: astronomy. I have always been a fan of that field, but never really had the time to devote myself to it fully. Now I can.

There are essentially two types of astronomy buffs. The first involves very little mathematical or physics work. These are people who just like gazing at the planets through a telescope or reading about different astronomical bodies. You don’t need to understand the underpinnings to enjoy this type of astronomy. Continue Reading »


Laser Tattoo Removal in Singapore

December 27th, 2017

I saw an advertisement on tv the other day for an aesthetic and laser clinic in Singapore. The ad focused on the many different aesthetic services they offer. It caught my attention when they started talking about tattoo removal. You see, when I was much younger I decided it would be fun to get a tattoo and that is exactly what I did. It’s kind of odd because once you get one tattoo you want more which is what happened to me. I now have a total of four tattoos that I’m started to regret getting in the first place.

As I get older, my mind starts wandering about how others will perceive a woman in her 50’s with tattoos. Continue Reading »


Hire an SEO Company in Philippines for Keyword Optimization Services

December 27th, 2017

Keyword optimization services provided by the local SEO Company in Philippines puts your company on the path to success. Creating a great online presence is important in today’s world, and keyword optimization is a part of it all. While some people mistakenly believe they can handle keyword optimization solo, nothing beats the expertise of a professional providing this much-needed service to your company.

What is Keyword Optimization?

Keyword optimization is the process of researching and analyzing keywords to use within your website web pages, social media pages, blog, and elsewhere. With these keywords in place, you can find a high ranking within the search engine results when someone searches for your specific keywords. Continue Reading »


New Luxury Condos in Singapore

December 27th, 2017

I have been asked by my company to help restructure our offices in Singapore. This task is scheduled to take at least six months on site in Singapore. I feel extremely excited and honored to be considered for this undertaking. Of course, I told them I would be more than happy to accept their proposal and will take all steps that are necessary to make sure it is a success. The first thing I need to do is find housing for those six months. I decided to look into purchasing a new Futura condo for our company so that we have luxury accommodations for executives to use when they travel there.

I figured this would be more cost-effective in the long run instead of paying very high prices for luxury hotels. The Futura website has some amazing pictures of these new condos. The condos are centrally located in Singapore and are only a short walk from our offices. Continue Reading »


Getting Gel Nails for the First Time

November 27th, 2017

I called a nail salon that is local to me to find out if they had any specials. When they told me the prices of the different kinds of manicures they do, I told them I would call them back to book an appointment. I needed to do some further research first, and the first thing I did was to find out what a gel manicure in Singapore is. I had no idea what that meant because I thought that most nail salons did acrylic nails. I figured it would be best to find out exactly what it is they offer before I decided on what I wanted to get there.

It did not take me long to find out that a gel manicure if simply a nail procedure that has multiple steps to it. The first is a base coat, and that is followed by whatever color the customer wants. Finally, a top coat is put on. Each step takes several minutes because after the application, it takes between two and four minutes for each coat to cure. Continue Reading »


She Cleaned My House Perfectly

November 24th, 2017

Even though the house I was moving into was clean, I knew that I wanted to have it professionally cleaned. One of the selling points for the rental was that it was move in ready, but when I went to look at it in person I could see that it was done quickly. It looked okay enough, but I wanted it to look great rather than just okay. I went online to find a company that handles move in cleaning for Singapore, and I just hoped that I would be able to find someone to do it the same week.

I didn’t mind if I had to call a few different companies to make this happen because it was still going to be faster than if I had to do it myself. It would have to wait for a day off, and I as hoping to use my days off to get everything moved in and situated. The company that I called first was able to get someone in there no matter what day it was, even the next day. I really appreciate a company that can provide immediate services, so I went with them. Continue Reading »


I Just Want a Bigger TV

October 7th, 2017

I cannot wait to compare Cyber Monday TV deals this year. Every year, I say that I am going to get a new TV on Black Friday, and then I end up missing out because I just don’t get up on time. I end up staying up late with family, laughing, eating and watching football, and I simply don’t want to get up. This year is going to be different though because I am finally going to take advantage of Cyber Monday deals. Naturally, I have heard of Cyber Monday before. I think a person has to be living under a rock to not have heard the term. Continue Reading »


An Apartment Secured Ahead of Time

August 29th, 2017

The last minute dash for college students to find a place to live is going on, and as I’m watching people panic, I’m glad that I was able to find a good apartment ahead of time. I found my apartment through a website and signed a lease for it during the middle of the summer. I knew that when it came time for school to start, all of the other students who procrastinated would be running around trying to get something, so I did what I could to avoid that. Having lived on campus for a couple of years and in an apartment the previous year, I know how rough things can get when it comes to student housing.

In my first two years, when I tried to make housing arrangements, the housing website was slow for me and would fail to load when I wanted to make a selection. By the time the website worked properly, all of the good selections were gone, leaving me with the choice of a room in one of the older, less appealing dorms. No one wants to live in these dorms because they look so ancient compared to the newer ones, and they aren’t in the most optimal spots on campus.

Granted, living off campus means that all of the on campus spots are farther away, but the apartment is much better than anything the dorms could ever offer. I also have the place all to myself, meaning that I’m not forced to live with any annoying roommates. My sophomore roommate was such a pain that I would stay out of the room as much as possible, only really coming back to go to sleep and bathe. Of the college memories that I would like to forget, all of the ones with him are at the top of the list.


Going All out for Valentine’s Day

February 15th, 2017

It is not as though I am in trouble with Annie, but at the same time I do not think a few brownie points would hurt me. Forgetting to get flowers on Valentine’s day is a disaster obviously, but I am going to go in the opposite direction and really do the night right. Of course I am not planning to go broke, so when I think about it I want to make wise decisions. I have been getting cost estimates on renting a limo in Toronto, but that is something which is not so simple. Those guys really want to get you pinned down. They want to know exactly what you want and when you want it. Continue Reading »


Working on the Holiday Plans

October 26th, 2016

I just started to plan my next holiday, although I am really not so sure that I am going to go through with the idea that I had at first. It is going to be a joint decision obviously and the truth is that Emily has different ideas than I do. In fact I am not so sure that she is going to consider that I really get a big voice in the matter. I have been looking for the UK’s best casino no deposit bonus and how hard it is going to be for me to control the urge to gamble more than I should. Obviously you have to figure out a budget and stay within it. In theory there is a chance that you could walk out with as much money as you walked in with, but that is not all that likely. There is a reason why those casinos are so big and shiny. The house always has the edge and they know it all too well. Continue Reading »


Being in Love is Amazing

October 21st, 2016

I was wondering one day who will marry Elsy El-Chayeb. It is a common enough thing to wonder about. Maybe not her specifically, but to wonder when people you know and people you only know because they are famous will partner up with someone. I was curious because I had just gotten engaged myself, and it made me think of some of the people I have seen online. I have seen her on social media, and I have been impressed with what a carefree spirit she seems to be, so naturally I hope that she gets her happily ever just like I am getting mine.

The reason I even know who she is is because of the online marketer I have used in the past. Continue Reading »