From Metal Scrap to Metal Hero

My Halloween costume is almost complete. I need to do a few finishing touches and walk around in it a bit to break it in, but other than that, it’s pretty much ready for a public debut. The costume is of a famous super hero that has a metal suit. Initially I planned to make the suit out of foam, but I wanted to make it look as authentic as possible, so I search around for the price of scrap metal and found a place that would let me buy some cheap metal that was light enough to build the costume.

The best metal for the job was aluminum. Aluminum is pretty light, but it can be strong and sturdy. Since it’s an abundant metal, it’s also pretty affordable. The metal can be easily cut with a pair of tin snips, and assembled with a bit of spot welding or some screws and bolts. Continue reading From Metal Scrap to Metal Hero

Getting Started on My New Job

We got down here this morning and I started work before we even started to unpack. The stuff is still in the back of the moving truck, in fact Emily is going to be spending her day dealing with all sorts of things without me. They have a lot of things going on here at the shop and I have been brought here to fix things. A small thing is coming up with a real pay stub maker for a couple of people who have a specific issue. That is not really anything I am too concerned about, but it is easy to fix and I may just figure it out already to get one less thing off of the to do list. Continue reading Getting Started on My New Job

Wanted to Have My Phone Unlocked

I wanted to unlock my phone, and I honestly thought that it would be something I could do quite easily on my own. What I was not counting on was the carrier who gave me a deal on the phone to make it so I could not do that by myself. I am not one to give up that easily though, so I just went online and did a search for an official unlock net. I wasn’t sure at first which website to go with because there were a lot of them that do pretty much the same thing, or at least that is what they claim.

I know that you cannot trust everything you see, and that is why I wanted to find the most reputable company of the ones that I found. I thought it would take me a while, but after reading some reviews for each company, the decision I had to make was really easy. I went with the company that really delivered on their word, and the customers that used them were more than happy to share their experiences in detail. After reading all of them, I knew I wanted to use the same company. Continue reading Wanted to Have My Phone Unlocked

Getting a Better On-Board Diagnostics Scanner

Car scanners are great to have for those weekend mechanics who are into performance tweaking. However, when you get a scanner, make sure it is not a cheap knockoff of a real one. You need to know what is inside the electronics you buy online. If you want a great OBD2 Bluetooth scanner, you need to know what type of circuit components it has. Otherwise, you will be left with a device that cannot do all the things you might want it to do.

Now if all you are interested is in a simple diagnostic report, then the knockoff models might work for you. However, what mechanic, even amateur mechanic, wants inferior tools? You do not have to pay a fortune for the real thing. You just need to know it when you see it. A real scanner is going to let you see and control the whole on-board diagnostic system. Continue reading Getting a Better On-Board Diagnostics Scanner

Getting Started on the Renovation

This house is about forty five years old and it is not that far from Central Park, so if it were in good shape it would command a very nice price. It needs a great deal of work however, since the last person to own it really did very little to maintain it. The big item on the agenda is to find the best deal on hvac contracts in NYC. There used to be a system installed in the building, but while it was vacant that system was cannibalized by some person. Continue reading Getting Started on the Renovation

I Had Never Heard of Taraba, Nigeria Before I Met My New Neighbors

My neighbor came here from Nigeria. She is a very nice person, and her and her family are very helpful to everyone in our community. This is how neighbors should be. They motivate us to do a better job of being neighbors. Their eldest son cut my grass for me when he heard I was not feeling well. In some places it would just be left to grow with neighbors just complaining. My neighbor graduated from Taraba State University. Taraba began in 1991, and they obviously have some decent schools as she is very intelligent.

She is pursuing another degree now that she lives here. She works in medicine in some sort of research laboratory. We have doctors and dentists and other neighbors who practice or work in medicine. It is nice to see quality education in other countries. Gongola is what Taraba was before. Gongola became defunct, but Taraba, named after the river, seems like a really nice Nigerian state. Not all other geopolitical regions around the world survive such a change let alone thrive. Continue reading I Had Never Heard of Taraba, Nigeria Before I Met My New Neighbors

They Helped All of Our Complexes

When my brothers and I had a business meeting, I was excited to tell them about apartment marketing by multifamilytraffic.com. The four of us are in charge of all family holdings, which includes twelve different apartment complexes in different parts of the country. We have reliable people managing each of them, but we have all seen the numbers dropping. This is in part to new apartment complexes that have recently been built, but ours are not so shabby that they should take such a drop, regardless of the new complexes.

I had been doing some independent research, and that is how I found out about Multifamily Traffic. It is a marketing company that helps people like us. Continue reading They Helped All of Our Complexes

Where You Take Your Children Each Day is Important

Growing up, I never thought much about the daycare that I went to. Which is, of course, normal because I was a child. I was just interested in having fun. But after I had children of my own, my mother said that I needed to pay attention to the type of place I enroll them. She suggested that I look into a Noahs Ark Childcare location to enroll my two girls.

First, I went to a fun nursery school up until the age of four years old. I remember that I loved to go there. They even brought in a very large swimming pool on the back of a trailer during the summer for us to play in. Once they brought in the pool, I could not wait to get back there each day to play in it. Continue reading Where You Take Your Children Each Day is Important

A Special Night for My Parents

I really wanted to do something special for my parents. They were getting ready to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, plus my dad was going to retire within a few weeks. To have two milestones like that happen so closely together meant a celebration was in order. I decided to rent a private room at a local restaurant, and I invited 30 of their closest friends along with 20 relatives. I wanted to learn more about limos and how much they cost, because I thought it would be perfect to have them arrive there in style like that.

I had never rented a limo for any occasion. My husband and I were too poor when we got married, and my son and daughter both had destination weddings, so there was no need for one. I wasn’t sure that it would be in my budget, so I just went to the website to find out whether I could afford one or not. The first thing that surprised me were how many different limos there were. Continue reading A Special Night for My Parents

If You Have Internet Fans, You Should Be Earning Money

Can you make it famous on the Internet? Depending on what you define as fame, I would say, yes. If fame is in the number of fans, then there is a wide variability of how famous you can be. If I mention the name of a famous actor in the United States, pretty much everyone is likely to have at least heard the name. Mention a list of foreign actors in the US, and the response might be, “Who?” That is how it goes. It is the same for Internet fame such as wondering who will marry Elsy Chayeb. You may have never heard of her, but some people have.

YouTube has brought about fame for a lot of people. Justin Bieber was discovered through a video of him singing on the video posting site. Continue reading If You Have Internet Fans, You Should Be Earning Money

An Espresso Machine for My Girlfriend

I really don’t know a lot about espresso makers. Well, truth be told, I knew nothing about them before I started looking for one to buy. That might seem odd, wanting one without understanding them, but I was not buying it for myself. I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with one because she loves drinking espressos. I have tried them in the past, but I just prefer a cup of very strong and very black coffee. I knew she would love to have one though, and I ended up getting her a DeLonghi EC155 espresso maker after learning about it online.

I figured the only way I was going to learn about these machines was if I actually researched them. I looked at a few different ones, but I really liked reading the review about the DeLonghi EC155 model the most. I knew she would not want me to spend a fortune on one, and that is one of the reasons why I liked this model. Continue reading An Espresso Machine for My Girlfriend

The Best Way to Do Email Marketing Campaigns

When I decided to expand my business, I knew that I needed to reach out to more people in order to justify the expansions that I was looking into. I knew that the only way I could reach more people would be to do a marketing campaign, but I was not sure what kind to do. I was already on social media, and I had promotions on my website as well. I still needed to reach more people, and that is when I decided to look at some email marketing services reviews.

I had never done an email marketing campaign before because I really did not know how to put one together. I thought that if I had tech people on my staff, they could help me. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough work to have a full time tech person on site. Continue reading The Best Way to Do Email Marketing Campaigns

Do Not Ignore Those Boxes That Pop Up

I am the person that helps my parents keep their laptops running and in tip top shape. I was really shocked to learn that they were having trouble opening up attachments that I was sending them. I help them with their bills and so I send the bills to them in pdf format so that they can open them and see them as I do across the country. I asked them why they couldn’t open the attachments so I went from a remote location and saw that my tekla structures tutorial pdf could not be opened on their computer because they did not have the updated version of the program. Continue reading Do Not Ignore Those Boxes That Pop Up

Environmentally Friendly USB Flash Drives

The company I work for is a very environmentally friendly company. We don’t even have plastic water bottles in our building because of the waste. We recycle everything that we possibly can, and we donate a lot of our time and resources to the community. When my boss told me to find something that we could give away to participants in an upcoming charity run, I knew just what we needed. I had purchased a USB flash drive not long ago, and I noticed some wooden USB flash drives as well. I didn’t purchase one then, but I knew that it was exactly the kind of promotional giveaway that my boss would like.

Rather than buy them at the same retail store where I had bought mine, I went online to see if I could find some at a discounted rate. Continue reading Environmentally Friendly USB Flash Drives

A Great VSL Script Writer Can Put You over the Top in Sales

A few generations have now grown up watching TV ads in full-motion video for every product from grape juice to new FDA-approved medications. Whether it be your next car, your next pair of shoes or even your lawyer, you have probably already seen a TV commercial that has helped you make a decision of what to buy. Some ads may be so lame that they help you decide what not to buy. That is why you need an excellent VSL writer to get you a script. A VSL is a video sales letter. It is a marketing tool. It could be short ad on a website, or it could be a full webinar that tells the whole story about your product, service or company.

The standard commercial length on television is 30 seconds. Some are a minute. The online video sites have taken viewers by storm. The short videos have even shorter ads. It seems as each generation gets tech savvy that they get shorter attention spans. Continue reading A Great VSL Script Writer Can Put You over the Top in Sales

The Night of a Home Invasion

After buying my first home this past year, you could not have prepared me enough for the night that I became a victim of a home invasion. I have always known that such an occurrence was completely possible but like most of us I simply disregarded, willing to take my chances with the universe safe in the knowledge that it wouldn’t happen to me. Unfortunately, it did, and as such I have been forced to hire out ADT security systems to protect myself. I haven’t quite been the same since this happened. All those distant concerns that i found comfort from due to the long odds have suddenly become quite more visceral and real for me. Continue reading The Night of a Home Invasion

Dealer for Direct TV Garland Got Me to Switch Easily

When the cable company switched the packages around and my wife’s favorite TV show was no longer in the tier we subscribed to ,she called them. The price for the next tier to get her channel back was a steep one. It aggravated her and she called direct tv for garland instead. Now her channel was still in a higher channel package, but it was a cheaper package than what our cable company offered. Plus, it had more channels we were actually interested in watching. That is why we switched.

When I found out we could record more than two shows at once, I was thrilled. Continue reading Dealer for Direct TV Garland Got Me to Switch Easily

New Hair is a Man Magnet

The hair extensions I usually get come from India, but on my most recent trip to the hair salon, I used my natural hair extensions that I purchased online from a special store. The reason that I bought this hair instead of the usual hair that I buy is because one of my friends recommended it to me. They had bought the hair for themselves to wear at a wedding of one of their relatives and the hair was a big hit among the wedding guests. Even the bride and groom commented on how nice her hair looked.

The testimonial of my friend and the people at her wedding was good enough for me to give the hair a try. Continue reading New Hair is a Man Magnet

Just Got Down to Corpus Cristi

I am sort of living a bit of a bachelor’s paradise at the moment. I am living for free in this huge beach house, it belongs to the family of a guy I went to college with and he is letting me stay here for the moment. In fact this is the sort of place that you would rent out with a whole family, including the aunts and uncles and a half dozen cousins. It is not like usual Texas energy options are not available, but the place sits all alone on a piece of headland just South of the Corpus Cristi bay and the guy who built it put in a small wind turbine and some solar electric panels. Those seem to be like insurance against power outages from big storms. The place is built like a fortress as well, although this is because the guy who designed it was thinking about hurricanes.

Obviously you are in the Tropical part of Texas and it is not like you can put a house up here and not think about that sort of thing. Continue reading Just Got Down to Corpus Cristi

Helping Citizens in Need in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Holidays, festivals and events January through ...In today’s world, there are many people that need help. Serving others is a wonderful way to take the focus of of ourselves in order to help those that are less fortunate. There are many impoverished individuals and families in the Dominican Republic that need our help. They need housing, clean water, food, and medical assistance, and by helping these people through the Catholic Church, you can take pride in the fact that you are doing your part to give these people the life that they deserve.

In today’s troubled times, many of us can easily become focused on our own problems. Let’s face it, the economy is bad, people in the US as well as various other countries are out of work and unsure where to turn. This is the time when helping others that are struggling much more than ourselves can prove to be a very beneficial and healing act. Continue reading Helping Citizens in Need in the Dominican Republic