It was our only day off for two weeks. We planned on a trip to a local park to have an outing with the kids that included pizza and ice cream. My favorites and theirs too. What actually happened was a toothache about three in the morning that had our daughter up and crying. She is only eight, and her brother is nine. He woke up when he heard her crying and came down to the living room to see what was wrong. We have a dentist in Aurora CO, and our son suggested we give the office a call right then. I told him it was the middle of the night, and he suggested that maybe they have an answering service. I didn’t even know he ever heard about answering services.
The kid is smart, and we were able to get an appointment for when they opened up in the morning. Our son said that he was going to go back to sleep, and that the trip to the park was off. He was worried about his little sister. We got her into the office first thing in the morning. Continue reading A Piece of Popcorn Has Our Daughter Up at Three in the Morning with a Toothache
Of course my goal is to get some money saved up before I leave for college in about a year. I am going to be going to college somewhere, maybe the University of Denver or Colorado State University. I have managed to get some work for one of the top Denver realtors who has some rental property. A few of them are very close to my home and that makes it really easy for me. In fact I will not do anything for less than fifty dollars, but I have to do this on the books and so in theory I have to pay taxes on it. I like it a lot better when the customer is not reporting me to the IRS. At any rate I am going to be able to make a good bit of money this summer, just on the work that I already have. The big thing would be to find more people who want to get their yard work done.
It is not something that I know how to do. Continue reading I Have Some Work for the Summer
I had never been farther west than Indiana, and that was just to visit aunts and uncles on my mom’s side when I was a kid. I have never traveled much. So, I was a bit nervous moving my family out to Nevada to take a job that was offered to me. I asked my wife to look at apartments for Las Vegas that she would not mind living in. We were going to make two trips out there. The first one was to rent an apartment, and the second trip was the move. My wife’s parents were worried about not seeing us but once a year or less. With the new job we could commit to more visits per year as we would be able to afford it. At least my wife and our little girl could fly back and forth.
Moving is a big thing even if it is just across town. Moving across the country can give you a strong feeling of separation anxiety from all that you are familiar with. However, we found a a nice apartment that has two bedrooms. Continue reading New State, New Apartment and a New Job
I have lived in some really nice apartment complexes that have featured some great community amenities. However, what looks good on paper doesn’t always translate well to the real deal. Sure, those apartments had resort pools, but they were so crowded that I only used them a handful of times. The fitness centers were the same way, and I went to a private gym where I had a membership. That is why when I started to look for a new apartment for rent in Las Vegas, I was not really concerned about the amenities for everyone who lives there. I knew that what was stated might not be the reality.
I looked at a few different complexes, but as soon as I looked at Bloom Apartments, I knew that it was the one I wanted. Continue reading This Really Does Feel Like Home
Anytime I use a new company for a major purchase, I always check them out first. When I decided to hire a limo service for a corporate event, the first thing I did was a search for Crunchbase – limousine service. I get a lot of my information from Crunchbase because it is a quick and easy way to find out a lot about a company. That is how I found Limo-King, a local company here in Toronto that has a lot of great vehicles in their limo fleet. After being reassured that this company is solid, I then went to their website to get more information.
I knew that I wanted a limo service, but I was not sure what kind I wanted. Continue reading Transportation Matters in Team Building Exercises
When I was in elementary school Yo Yos of all types were popular. They got so popular that companies started making ones to do tricks with and even ones that lit up when you used them. I had several and was learning how to do tricks such as making the Yo Yo sleep and walking the dog. Then hacky sack got popular. I was not agile enough for that game. The new thing is the game of ken or kendama. It is a strange looking toy that has a wooden sphere attached by a string to a handle that has carved cups and a point. A hole in the sphere can receive the point. Continue reading Is Kendama Going to Be the Next Big Thing?
I hired a paving contractor in Nassau County NY to come out and take a look at my pavement because I thought I saw an awful lot of cracking going on. Cracks in a drive way or on other types of pavement are a big problem because water gets into them and when it freezes in the winter it will cause more cracking. This will eventually lead to the total destruction of the pavement in question because at some point entire pieces will separate. The only way to fix the damage at that point is to replace the entire thing.
I wasn’t about to shell out the big bucks for something like that. Continue reading They Sealed Those Cracks Right Up
Why is it that some people can have a surgery such as a knee or back surgery and never get back to their former level of being able to move around while professional athletes can have multiple serious injuries and surgeries and still play a tough sport at a pro level to get them signed again and again to making millions of dollars? I would say good genetics helps, and being physically strong in the first place helps too. A good surgeon is a must, and so is the drive to get better. However, the best strength and conditioning coach helping you with sports rehabilitation is, in my mind, the difference maker.
I have noticed that your average person who has a surgery, such as a knee surgery, will not even go through regular physical rehab let alone strength and conditioning exercises to lose fat, build muscle and restore range of motion. I know a lady who had both knees replaced and she can barely walk. Getting her knees replaced was to help her get walking again. She is in constant pain. Continue reading Why Pro Sports Players Can Bounce Back from Injuries and Surgeries That Would Cripple the Average Person
We had a new addition to our family. However, it was about five years ago. The little brother staying in the same room as the older sister was wearing thin on the patience the two of them could practice. When we added the puppy, that smoothed things over for a time. Then the puppy bonded with our son. A new puppy bonded with our daughter. Still, we knew we had to take our search for other apartments in Stone Oak more seriously. We were paying our rent from month to month because we would not sign another year on the lease at our old place. They have some three bedroom places, and we were holding out to get one if someone moved out. However, none of the three bedroom tenants were moving anytime soon. Continue reading We Needed That Third Bedroom Desparately
I’ve been making my way north for the past ten years. I can freely admit that I’ve grown tired of the South – it’s not where I want to call home any longer. You may think that finding apartments for rent in North Charleston SC to not be far from the south but it’s clear that you’ve never live anywhere like Georgia, Alabama or others in the Bible Belt. It’s not a good place to live these days especially now that President Trump is, well, President. The people in some of those states are absolutely losing their minds and I no longer feel safe calling those places home.
I feel like that I’m going to inevitably move further and further North. Is that what I want with my life? Is that where I want to go? I want to find a place where I’m going to feel safe. I want to be able to call a place home for once and have it honestly feel like a home rather than just a place where I live. I know that it’s impossible to find the perfect city or state, that’s simply how life is. Continue reading Where I Can Truly Be Happy
My folks have lived in Scottsdale for over ten years, and they absolutely love it. I was given a great opportunity there, and I did not have to think twice about it. I had been visiting them about three times a year, and I knew that living there so close to them would do them as much good as it would do for me. I started looking at apartments in Scottsdale AZ even before I signed my new work contract because I just wanted to make sure everything was in check as soon as possible.
My parents offered to let me stay with them as they have the room, but I knew that I would be more comfortable in my own place because of my work hours. I also did not want to live in a community that was comprised mostly of senior citizens! When I saw the Stetson, I knew that was where I wanted to be. Continue reading Moving to Arizona is Awesome
I wanted more for myelf in life, and I knew that in order to do that, I would need to stop all of the mindless spending that I had done for decades. I needed to do everything I could to start being in control of my financial life. I did everything from looking for the cheapest energy provider to changing the way that I buy foods and anything else possible that would help me. In the end, I actually found it quite pleasurable to start paying attention to my spending and finally having the ability to save money. Before, I was living paycheck to paycheck. I had a good time buying things that I didn’t really need, but that pleasure was only temporary.
I would say that I am one of those people who would see that other people had things and I wanted them, too. I think I learned this from my parents. They both lived this way while I was growing up. Continue reading I Wanted More Control in My Life Than What My Parents Taught Me
When I bought my house not long ago, I was thrilled. I had finally reached the point where I was just tired of apartment living, and getting the house was a huge step for me. I had a three bedroom apartment, which might seem excessive for a single guy, but it wasn’t. I had my bedroom, a room for guests, and my home office. That meant I had a lot of stuff to move, and I was just not looking forward to dealing with it on my own. I looked into hiring Markham movers after I checked with some friends and they were just too busy with work to help me over the course of a week. Continue reading Moving Across Town Was Very Easy
When my brother ran away from home, both of my parents were devastated. Dad tried to hide it, but I heard him crying one night when he was talking to my mom. I crept up near their bedroom door to listen, and I heard him say through his tears that he missed my brother greatly, and he worried that he would one day lose me, too. When I got older, I came across a California Psychics review when I was searching for something on the Internet. I stopped to read the review after seeing that someone had used the service to find a missing relative. I found myself wondering if my brother could be found. I mulled it over in my mind a few weeks before I decided to do it.
My brother was always a rebel. He had been ever since he was a little boy. When he reached high school age, he fell in with some bad kids. Continue reading I Found out My Brother Would Soon Come Home Again
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
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
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
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
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
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