When my father passed away last year, it was naturally a difficult time for my mom. We knew that it was coming because he had an incurable form of cancer, so we were both just grateful that we got to spend as much time with him as we did in his final months. She took about two months before she gave herself a kick into action. She said he would not want her grieving like that, and I agreed. I had to laugh at the first thing she did though, which was look up tree removal in Long Island on her computer. Continue reading
When I bought my first house, I was so excited. I’ve loved everything about having a place that is my own. I didn’t realize that I moved next door to a very bad neighbor at first, though. At some point, I realized I needed to get an ADT alarm system for my own safety. Now that I have it, I do feel more secure. I wish that it didn’t have to be this way, but any time that you think something may be amiss about your own security, it is always the best to take the route of being safe. Taking simple steps can help keep you from being very sorry later on.
When I moved into the neighborhood, nothing seemed amiss at first. All of my neighbors seemed really great. Continue reading
I am madly in love with my husband, but we have such different interests when it comes to taking a holiday. I prefer just spending time on the beach, getting a tan and reading a good book. I love letting the stress of my normal life just evaporate as I enjoy the lazy life for a week. My husband is the opposite. He wants to stay as active as possible, and our two children take after him. You would think this would make holidays hard for us, but it’s easy! Take our hiking holidays in Spain, for instance.
When we go there, we know that we are going to spend a lot of time together, but we also know that I will get my private beach time and he and the kids will get to go exploring. We have been there twice so far, and the hike schedule was different both times. That made it so much nicer for them, though I suspect they would have been equally as happy if the hike schedule had been the same. Continue reading
When my mom asked me to give my opinion on Pyronix burglar alarms, I did not give a generic answer. I had heard of these alarms, but I really did not know too much about them. I went online and found a company that sells them so I could read more information on them. I chose a company that sells different brands of systems since they would not be biased more toward one than the others. I just wanted to form my own honest opinion like my mom had asked me to do.
I looked at the different Pyronix systems that this company offered, and I was impressed right from the start. I looked at all of the specs for the hardware, and everything seemed to be top of the line. I also looked at some independent reviews because I know that things can be made to look nice but not be. That is not the case with Pyronix. Continue reading
For my mother’s birthday, I wanted to do something really nice for her. I thought about all of the things I could buy her or the places I could take her, and one that popped into my head was a spa. She needed a day for rest and relaxation, and a spa would be the perfect place for it. I found just the right spot that would give her a manicure and pedicure in Singapore, along with other things that would make my mom feel like she was sitting in heaven for a day. I had to keep my gift to my mom a secret, so I didn’t tell anyone.
In order to get my mother to the spa without her finding out where we were going, I put a blindfold over her and told her that I was going to take her to get her present. She kept asking me along the way where we were going and I told her not to worry about it. She almost took the blindfold off a couple of times, but I’d stopped her just before she was able to do it. It’s amazing how persistent she was about taking off the blindfold. Eventually we got to the spa location and I had to help her out of the car because she was still wearing the blindfold.
When my mother saw that I took her to a spa, she started jumping for joy. She had been wanting to go to a spa for a long time, but never got around to it. While she was getting the manicure and pedicure done, she couldn’t help but smile and sigh in relief. I don’t think she’s ever gotten a pedicure or manicure in her entire life, but she will probably want to get one every week now that’s she’s been to the spa.
I was just on my way to work at a place that does move in cleaning for Singapore, oddly right in front of the office of a chiropractor that I knew because of a charity that our wives were involved in. The guy actually pulled into the parking lot while I was standing there looking at my car and trying to figure out how bad I was hurt. He put on a pair of latex gloves and looked at me and the woman that had hit me. I told him that I had hurt my knee, but that it still worked even if it hurt quite a bit. I know for a fact that the lady had been looking at her phone when she hit me and I was rather mad at her. Continue reading
I am so busy taking care of my daughters and working that I had to hire a part time helper in Singapore where I moved to. My new boss often asks me to work long hours, so when I do get home, I need to spend time with my two teen girls. I do have some free time on the weekends, and that would not be possible if I did not hire someone to help out. I have had no interest in getting married again anytime soon, and this was the only way I knew how to bring balance to my life. It is working out for me and the girls quite nicely.
My first marriage was not a good one. He was mentally abusive, and I took too long getting out of that situation. I felt fine before I married him, but I didn’t really know how to interpret those signs as easily as I do now. Continue reading
My daughter and I chose to visit Orchard manicure because we’d been putting serious effort into finding just the right place to have her nails done. She’s moving into her final year of school and of course that means professional photos for her yearbook. We’re from the States and we are here for work so my daughter goes to a school filled with American students. I’m not sure if the local schools do yearbooks, but my daughter’s school does and we want the pictures to come out just right. You only get one chance to take your senior photos after all.
We found a place to do her hair and make up but still needed to get her a great manicure as many of her pictures will contain her hands in prominent shots. Continue reading
We got here early in the morning yesterday and started looking for South Charlotte NC apartments. Obviously our stuff is still back home in South Carolina and for now we are going to spend a week or so in an extended stay hotel thanks to the boss. He is the one who got himself in this jam and he is not pretending that it is not all his fault. Of course I knew the guy who used to have this territory and I know that it is really easy to get upset with him. I have called him a couple of names myself, the guy just does not consider what other people think unless he is trying to get over on them. In fact he is pretty good at sales in spite of himself, although people get tired of him all of the time. Continue reading
I wanted to find a really nice apartment for my wife and I. We had been living with my sister ever since we moved back to Georgia, and everything was working out just fine there. We had not wanted to rush into buying a house, so staying with my sister while we took our time looking seemed like the best option. That was nearly seven months ago though, and we just were not able to find what we wanted. That is when I decided to look at apartments in McDonough Georgia instead.
I figured we could find a nice apartment and stay there while we continued our search for the perfect house. I put that on the back burner though because we now had a new game plan. Continue reading
It made me sad to know that the crime rate in our neighborhood where my business is located was rising steadily. Many of us business owners got together last week to sit and discuss a plan of action. One thing that was pointed out is that we all need to be proactive about getting video cameras, and the way to go about doing it is to get CCTV kits to get it done cheaply. Some of us are pretty good at wiring things, so we offered to volunteer our time installing the systems for the companies with owners who do not know how to do that kind of thing.
I went on a hunt to find an inexpensive kit, and I found one that comes with many cameras and looked to be pretty simple to install. I figured it would be best if I acted as the guinea pig and ordered a kit first and installed it myself. Continue reading
I really do not enjoy my life very much at the moment, and maybe that is not a very good thing to say. But the fact of the matter is that I am miserable on an almost constant basis. And in order for that to change, I am going to need to find some treatment at a chiropractor. Or at least, I think that is going to be the best option for me at this juncture. To fulfill that goal, I would be interested in looking up info for Chandler car accident chiropractor offices that are located nearby to my house.
I would definitely like to find the best chiropractor in the area that is located as close to my house as possible. Because if I am going to seek this treatment out, I would like to cut down on the travel time as much as possible. There are two main reasons for that. Continue reading
I’ve always considered acupuncture to be something that only the rich and famous could afford. I was sorely mistaken and I’m sorry that I assumed something like that couldn’t be for a person like me. I just so happened to be walked down the street when I noticed a small sign in a window of a tiny shop. They were offering acupuncture in Chicago, which intrigued me because I had always been interested in learning more about it.
There wasn’t a line when I walked into the tiny shop, it was rather quiet and they had some soft music playing. There was a young Asian woman behind the counter that smiled at me when I came in. She offered me a cup of tea and sat down with me to explain what the process was. It all sounded so interesting, so I asked her what the pricing was. Continue reading
When I was younger, I felt invincible. Thought that nothing could hurt me. I was wrong. It all started in the year 2003. I had just graduated from high school with honors and was on my way to college. My family was so proud of me. My father purchased me a car as a graduation present. It was a blue convertible. I was so sleek and beautiful. My friends were so jealous my new car. My girlfriend also liked my car as well. One day, I was involved in an accident. I needed a Sacramento auto injury attorney to get me justice.
I will never forget the day I had my car accident. It was a Monday. Continue reading
When I moved my family from a small country town to a fairly large city, we were in for so many changes. The kids were pretty excited because we were finally going to be able to have Internet at our home. Most folks in the country got their Internet from satellite dishes, but we had too many trees in our line of sight, so we went without. One of the first things they wanted was an Internet connection, and I can’t really say I blamed them. I looked at different options and decided that the ATT Internet option was our best bet.
I don’t have anything against the other Internet companies, but AT&T was able to give us the best deal. Continue reading
Of course we have the house almost built, but it is just the shell of a house right now. I have started to work on the electrical system and that sort of thing. Of course a modern house is a thing that you can make as complicated as you want it it to be. I am going to put in a home security system and find one of those places like ADT home security to monitor it for me. Of course what I do exactly is something that I am working on. You have to pay for all of the components and you can get as much or as little as you think that you need. The key concepts involve protecting the entry points to the house. Continue reading
I have been buying cable television for a number of years. Probably dating back all the way to back when I first moved into this house. I am not sure of the exact date at which I first moved in, but it was probably a long time ago. Anyway, I am checking out http://direct-satellite-tv.com to learn a bit about the prices on satellite packages and to see if I want to make a switch. I am really seriously considering it, because it does not seem like I could get a worse deal than I am currently getting from my satellite provider.
That just doesn’t seem possible, because I can tell you this much, I am getting a really bad deal from my satellite provider at the moment. Continue reading
I used to get so frustrated over having just one bathroom in our house. I was severely outnumbered even when it was just my wife and I, but it got even worse when we adopted a four year old girl. I love both with all of my heart, but I knew that I needed to have more than one bathroom since it was just going to get worse as our daughter gets older. I looked online at plumbers in Frome to see if I would be able to have one come out and give me an estimate on putting a bathroom in the basement.
The plans had always been to have a bathroom added, and the room was even ready. That was it though, because the former owners ran out of money before they had the bathroom added. Continue reading
There is no reason to be suffering through the tedium of a dial-up connection any longer in this world, as satellite internet (http://www.satellitestarinternet.com/) has made high speed access to the web available from virtually any place on the planet (always assuming the dish and the satellite in the sky have no physical barriers between them, like buildings, etc.). That has really opened the playing field, so to speak, for a lot of people even within the country (not to mention abroad, where there are far fewer underground cable networks than here), and today the ability to use the internet on a regular, efficient basis is within the reach of pretty much anybody. Continue reading
Okay, so this is going to sound really dumb but I have to say it. We were at a family picnic arguing over the rules of how to play cornhole. Everyone seemed to have a different idea of how far the boards with the holes in them had to be apart. Then there was a disagreement on how far away you need to stand from the board you are throwing at. Horseshoes has rules, so we thought cornhole would too. No, it’s not as crucial as playing chess for money, but it is still a game with rules. Right?
I had one relative get all exasperated throwing her hands up and saying, “Who cares? It’s just a game!” Well, that is exactly the point. Continue reading