When my husband got laid off from his job, we had to get pretty creative so we did not lose the ability to pay our bills. We still had some income thanks to his unemployment benefits, but it was not enough to cover everything. We had several sheds filled with scrap metal that was on the property even before we bought it, and we just never did anything about them since we didn’t need to use the buildings. I suggested that we look at some companies to see what their scrap metal prices per pound were to see if that was a feasible option for us. Continue reading “Selling Scrap Metal for a Profit”
I have a job pretty much as an errand boy for a guy who owns and manages apartments here in Winston Salem and High Point. Of course he hired my truck about as much as he hired me. I have an old truck and my Dad has an old landscaper type trailer. I started out doing odd jobs for him on the side. In fact that was probably a better deal for me up to a point. It was just one or two things a week, but he would pay me cash and fill my tank with gas usually as well. He gave me a gas card that I use, but he is keeping track of what I do for him and he is not paying for the gas I use on my own time. I worry a lot about the wear and tear on the truck, but it is about time for me to get a new car that costs a lot less to drive than it does.
I mostly do landscaping types of jobs. Continue reading “Got a Job for the Summer”
There wasn’t a big selection of shower doors at the home center. We had already picked out the tile, the paint and even the faucets for the sink and shower. My wife was getting us a fancy rainfall shower head that is as big around as a dinner plate. I did not know if we had enough water flow in the pipes that served the bathroom to handle it. As for the glass enclosure we wanted, we looked at shower doors in Essex County NJ. There is a company there that makes glass shower enclosures that really open up the space.
Whether or not you have a big bathroom or a small one, the shower enclosures this place makes are astounding. Continue reading “Great Looking Glass Enclosure Shower Doors in Essex County NJ”
With Time Warner Cable being the only provider in my area for cable and Internet, I imagine that it drastically makes competition in the area a lot easier for them. Especially considering that they are able to price the packages pretty much whatever they want to price it. I can’t complain too much I guess considering that I need to have access to the Internet due to the nature of my work. It could be far worse than it is and I could be using dial up instead! Those days were terrible, trying to access a single video might take hours instead of the near instant load times we have now. Continue reading “The Cable Service Kind of Life”
I am thinking about getting a security system installed in the near future, but I will need to know more about my options, before I actually make a decision. I want to make sure that the security system will function well, and will protect my family from a wide range of potential problems. I am looking into adt security in ankeny at the moment, because ADT was recommended to me by one of my friends, and I figure that I will look into them some.
I want to have a security system that is monitored on a constant basis. I hope to have alerts sent to my smart phone, in the case of an alarm being triggered in my house. At the same time, I would like the police, or fire department, to be alerted immediately as well. Continue reading “Available Security Features with ADT”
There are all kinds of websites out there and different gurus giving advice on proper nutrition. Some advise eating just one type of thing as if it is a sort of miracle diet or cure. Intuition lets us know that is not true. If it really was, then absolutely everyone would be doing it. If you want to learn some of the things I did about nutrition, you can click here. The guy who does the blog is on a journey of discovery himself. There are certainly basics to a proper diet that cannot be scientifically ignored. Things such as red meat containing an enzyme that works on your heart. We know that high carb diets raise your blood glucose too. Oh, and those high protein diets are just plain crazy. No one needs that much protein and fat, and it will just wear out your kidneys. Continue reading “Getting Better Through Healthier Eating Choices”
When I found out that people are actually able to purchase views for YouTube, I was actually confused. I had no idea why someone would do this, but that changed when I realized that it is definitely to a person’s benefit to have high numbers when it comes to followers, views, and comments. Since I have been trying to build my own page up, I decided to see if I could buy YouTube views cheap. I did not have a lot of extra money just laying around, but I realized that I could actually make more money if I was able to get my numbers up with my videos.
I wanted to make sure that I only dealt with a reputable company too. Continue reading “Buying YouTube Views Helped Me out”
I’ve lived my entire life in the Ozarks. I plan to never leave. The area is so beautiful. It makes me truly happy that I have the luck of living here. But outside of getting most of our news from the newspaper, we have not previously had the ability to get our hands on all the information on the Internet very easily that most of the country gets. That is because the few companies that offer Internet in our peaceful area have only given us the ability to use dial-up speed. But now I can get Missouri satellite Internet which is much faster.
I will miss the comforting sound that my dial-up router made every single time I used it to get online. Continue reading “We’re Having Fun with Fast Speed Now”
As the battle of the handheld gaming systems hots up, one of the emerging must-haves is proving to be the capability of Wi-Fi gaming. As the term implies, Wi-Fi gaming involves playing games via a Wi-Fi internet connection to other players. The two most popular handheld gaming consoles, the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and the Nintendo DS, both allow Wi-Fi gaming, across the PlayStation Network and the Nintendo Wi-Fi Network, respectively. There’s nothing better than being able to play with your friends who are all hooking up in Airport Madness 4 and getting into a simulation match together.
Wi-Fi gaming allows users to compete against others connected to the internet nearby or even on the other side of the world. Even if you don’t have friends who have an interest in gaming, with 53 million Nintendo DS consoles and 25 million PSP consoles sold worldwide, it is unlikely that there won’t be anyone to play against, regardless of your preferred gaming genre. Continue reading “Exploring Wifi Gaming Around the Globe”
After learning that an old TV network would be revived through a satellite provider, I went to http://www.direct-satellite-tv.com/directv/pennsylvania/ to sign up for their service. The network used to come on regular TV many years ago, but it shut down after ratings became too low and operating costs became too high. It was a shame too, because the network was pretty popular in the old days, but many of the network’s best shows were cancelled. There were rumors of producers making all kinds of terrible decisions, like firring key people. Many other people who worked with the network and weren’t fired decided to leave on their own.
The rights to the network were sold off to someone who had the idea of bringing it back. Continue reading “A Blast from the Past”
My cable bill is terrible right now. I just actually looked a the statement for the first time in a few months, and it was enough to make me sick, like literally sick. I do not know how they think it is okay to charge these bills, but I am going to switch my provider, or something. I am looking at cable-tv.com to see if there are other providers that I might be able to switch to in my area, and if so, what their prices look like.
I definitely want to get digital cable, because my kids would start a riot if we got rid of the digital cable box. I know that for sure. I mean I should tell them that we are getting rid of it, just to see what their reaction would be like. I should film it too, and maybe send it in and win some money. I don’t know if it would actually take the top spot on that show, but I know that it would be close. Continue reading “New Provider for Cable Television”
If you want to buy a house I have been trying to figure out how exactly you can do it. Of course I mean the fine details of getting it done are sort of eluding me. I realize that there are some basic precepts, for example you definitely need to get the down payment. Of course I pretty much thought that was the big thing you had to do. However if you visit site here you can see them talk about one of the things I did not know, which is that you need to get home insurance before you can even get the bank to make you a loan on a house. The underlying principle is just as simple and plain as it can possibly be, that being that the bank wants you to give them their money back with interest. Continue reading “Started to Work on Buying a House”
I am a big fan of change. I know a lot of people don’t like it, but that is definitely not me. I know that when things change, that it usually means something has been improved. I am also smart enough to realize that this is not always the case, which is what happened when the operating system that got upgraded on my phone was not to my liking. I wanted to go back to my former operating system until all of the kinks were worked out, so I did an online search to see how to downgrade ios to the previous version.
I knew that there had to be a way to do it, but I had not done anything like that before. I was prepared to spend a few hours to find out how to do it, but it took me just mere minutes to find what I needed to know. Continue reading “I Needed to Downgrade My Operating System”
I used to have straight teeth, but over the years, they have become very crooked. Over time, I became very embarrassed of my teeth as a result. I have always wanted braces, but just did not do it for a variety of reasons. But a friend told me I should look for the best Invisalign braces dentist in the area to see what could be done for my teeth. She said that I would be able to get my teeth straightened without needing traditional metal braces on my teeth.
I had never heard of Invisalign before, so I started out by doing a little research to learn more about what this type of orthodontic treatment is. Unlike other types of braces, you are given aligners that can be taken out of your mouth as needed. Continue reading “I Love My New Straight Teeth”
Thanks to a condo that I found at http://www.condogallery.com.sg/city-gate/, I was able to find a place to live, and a woman to love. I moved into the condo after living in a house with 4 other people during my college years. After college, we all went our separate ways in different countries, and I was the only one still living there. I looked for a condo and found the one I currently live in. While living in the condo, I met a girl who was living on the floor below me. We started having casual conversation each day, and eventually we started hanging out.
Our encounters turned into dates, and we became an item. Things between us progressed so much that we became engaged. I proposed to her at a restaurant and got down on one knee in the traditional sense. When she said yes, everyone in the restaurant applauded. Since we were getting married, it made no sense for both of us to live in separate condos, so she moved into mine. We had a small wedding with our closest friends and family members.
Whenever we tell the story of how we met to other people, sometimes it sounds a little corny to them, but we don’t care. It’s not everyday that a person can find the love of their life by moving into a condo. If I had moved into a simple apartment or continued staying in that house, I wouldn’t have found my wife. My wife and I hang out with the other married couples in the condo and they don’t seem nearly as happy as us. I think the reason why we’ve been able to have such a good relationship is because we have so much in common. We never get tired of seeing each other, even if we’ve been with each other all day.
I bought my wife a pink Selfie Stick as a stocking stuffer. She uses it all the time. She is an amateur photographer who has a nice DSLR, tripod and other gear. However, it is the smartphone that you have with you all of the time. She keeps the Selfie Stick in her purse. It is not that big, and she uses it to grab stills and video of things she finds interesting throughout her day. She has become an expert at using the telescopic tube that her smartphone attaches too to take pictures.
I have seen her use it to take amazing shots outdoors and indoors. She has one of a nest of baby birds that was on a low branch just out of her reach. The video looks like a camera was hidden in the nest. She does crazy stills and video with it too. Continue reading “A Pink Selfie Stick is a Great Stocking Stuffer Gift”
I have to do a lot of things now, because I moved out of the dorms and now I am living about a mile from the campus of Johns Hopkins University. I am living with a lacrosse player I met playing pickup basketball games with. He is certifiably insane and I do not think I would want him to be my doctor, but I do not think he is going to stick with pre med either. I like him for this because he has money. For instance we are looking at information on Baltimore high speed internet access and I tell him that I can probably not afford the most expensive kind of internet. He shrugs and says that he will put it on his credit card, of course his credit card bill goes to his Dad who is a lawyer in Baltimore and his Mom who is a professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Continue reading “Just Got My First Place”
The roof is twenty years old and rapidly deteriorating (maybe it’s time to call a commercial roof repair in Middlesex County NJ). The weeds are growing and the trees desperately need trimmed. And the backyard has always had terrible drainage. But, with the economy rapidly declining, spending money right now is a scary prospect. Waiting couldn’t possibly hurt, right?Wrong! Your house is your biggest investment, and more importantly, it is your home. This is where you are raising your family and making memories of a lifetime. Even if the market is in the shambles, neglecting your home is the biggest mistake you can make. Continue reading “The Importance of Annual Home Inspections”
Even though I was born and raised in Kentucky, I consider myself a Floridian. I came here 20 years ago to go to school, and I never left. I found a great job in Jacksonville, and I knew that I had found the place where I wanted to live for the rest of my life. My parents came to visit me a lot in the winter months, and not long ago they told me they would like to relocate to the same area. I told them about Heron Walk, an apartment complex that is not far from me, because I thought that they would both really like it there.
They have not lived in a house for nearly two decades, preferring the simplicity of apartment living. I had a feeling that this would be the perfect spot for them because it is only about a mile from where I live, plus anything they could possibly want is within either walking distance or just a short drive. Continue reading “My Parents Wanted to Move Close to Me”
We got the video cameras connected to our alarm system so we could keep an eye on the kids when they got home from school on days we were still at work. We also wanted them so we could see the house and what was going on when we go away. However, probably the most fun we have had with the ADT Pulse security cameras are watching the dog and cat interact when no one is there. You would think they were two different pets altogether watching their antics when they do not know anyone is watching them.
They will rest in different spots when we are home. They will go outside at the same time and nose around, but we never see them interact too much. On a rare occasion we might see them trying to play with the same toy. However, when we are not at the house they interact a lot more. I have watched them both sleep on the floor in physical contact with each other right at the front door. It looks like they are waiting for us to get home. Continue reading “Our Pets and Our New ADT Pulse Security Cameras”
I am going to purchase a house in the near future, contingent upon being approved for a mortgage. But before I can be approved for a mortgage in order to purchase the house, I am going to have to get a home insurance policy. Going into this, I did not realize that you had to get home insurance first, but it kind of makes sense. The mortgage company wants to be protected after all. Anyway, since that is the case, I need to look for homeowners insurance deals.
I do not want to have to spend a lot of money on the insurance. I know that it might not be up to me, but I am going to try to look for deals, and the lowest prices around. Continue reading “Best Prices for Home Insurance”