When I was young I could take long winters. I did not think much about them. Then the cold started to bother me. However, what really got to me was the lack of sunshine. The short days got even worse when Daylight Savings Time would end, and it was dark outside before I even got home from work. That really worked on me. Once when we were video chatting with relatives in Florida; it was still daylight when it was dark up home. They live in some really nice Orlando apartments. I was wondering how they could be in the daylight when they are on the same East Coast time. Then I figured it out.
The angle of the sun was now coming up from the Southern Hemisphere where it was now summer. So, they would get a little longer time of daylight even in the winter than we would up north. I was jealous. Read More
You think it is annoying if a water main breaks and the water company has to shut the water off for a day? Well, try having sewer water back up into your basement because you sewer is clogged. That is not only annoying, it is downright disgusting. I was wading in ankle deep water in the basement because the sewer was clogged while the kids were showering in the morning and the washer was running. Mixed in with that water was the morning toilet flushes. That is just plain gross! I called for sewer cleaning in Rockland County NY to come out and fix it. I had no idea the sewer line was clogged until I went downstairs to put the clothes from the washer into the dryer. Read More
We were operating on a shoestring budget for our new store. It cost us a small fortune to remodel the retail space inside, and we had not even touched the outside landscaping yet. There were some trees and perennials at the edge of the property with lots of mulch and grass. The location has not been used for three years, so it was in disarray outside. We had the pavement sealed and hired a company that does tree pruning in Queens County, NY to trim the trees. We did the mulch and cut the grass ourselves. We would hire a landscaping service after we opened and were turning a profit.
The tree trimming turned out well. None of the trees were lost. Read More
There are few things in this world as dangerous as a twenty pound terror with wings. It’s a well documented military strategic fact that air superiority is the most effective method for an application of power. This is why geese are such a deadly enemy of mankind. You laugh now but this isn’t a joking matter. In 2012 a man in Chicago was killed by a Swan when the beast forced him from his kayak and into the dark waters until he drowned. Bird control in NJ is absolutely necessary if we want to curtail these beasts from our cities.
There’s also the concern of Avian Flu. Read More
Working in the alternative energy field and helping people who want to be independent from utility companies, I always like to tell them why we need alternative energy sources. We have never in the history of our planet used so much energy as we use today. Take a look at the reasons we need alternative energy sources and discover more. Fossil fuels are sources of global warming – it has been proven that crude oil and natural gas are major contributors to global warming. This has been an environmental issue for many years. Using solar and wind energy are non-depleting energy sources which we can use over and over.
Fossil fuels are depleting at a fast rate and are becoming harder to recover. As the world’s population continues to grow we use more and more fuels to heat our homes, gasoline and diesel fuel for our vehicles, industrial use becomes greater, thus making another case why we need alternative energy sources. Read More
I am trying to spruce up my house to make it look better. I have started some renovation projects on the house, but another part is going to be to take out some of the old furnishings and replace them with new things. I need new furniture, carpets, rugs, and more. I want to look at some felt shag rugs because I have seen some that look pretty awesome recently and I want to see how much they cost, to see how viable it would be to put them in my house as part of my efforts to upgrade the interior design of this house.
I am trying to figure out how much of a budget I can throw together for all of the things that I want to have done. Read More
My computer just recently died on me, and I tried everything that I could think of to try to fix it, but nothing worked. I guess that the hard drive gave out on it, or something like that. I ended up scraping together enough money to buy a new computer, and I am just starting to put stuff on it. I have a lot of stuff to replace, because I lost everything I am going to go to Piratebay to start downloading some of the movies and other shows that I used to have on my computer.
It is pretty hard to accept the fact that I really lost everything, because I had spent so much time downloading things to my last computer, and it really had a lot of storage. I think all together, it had something like 6 TB of memory. But I lost all of that, and I couldn’t recover any of it, even though I tried pretty hard to do so. I am not sure what happened to make my computer die like that, but I am going to make sure that I backup some of my stuff going forward, so that I never have to deal with a situation like that again.
It is pretty annoying to lose all of your stuff, and then not be able to watch the next episode of a television show you had downloaded and had been watching nightly for weeks. I don’t even remember what episode I was on, but that is the least of my worries. I am trying to get some of my basic programs installed right now, and then I will worry about trying to replace some of the smaller things and all of my movies and music and the rest of the stuff I had on my computer.
Roofing companies in Bronx NY have the reputation of being a group of unsavory characters. If you need a new roof on your home or business how do you know whom to choose from all the choices of roofing companies? There are a few important things to look for to make sure your choice is the right one. There are many fly-by-night companies that come and go. Roofers often decide after learning to put on a roof that they should go in business. With little business knowledge and experience most do not last too long. Some do more damage than good before their business flounders. Make sure the company you choose has been around for years and will be for years to come. Read More
I am not the kind of parent that has to outdo other parents. If someone has a pizza birthday party for their child, I am not going to top that with something even tastier. However, I am the type of parent who wants my child to be as happy as possible. That is why I wanted to make my son’s birthday party really nice for not only him but his friends too. When I first heard about a kids party magician for Brisbane, I knew that I wanted to find out more to see if this was something that would be appropriate for children. Read More
Jacob, Bert and I have bought a nice piece of land in the mountains. It is about 15 acres, but it is on the South face of a pretty decent sized mountain between Asheville NC and Black Mountain NC. We talked to a couple of guys who run their own tree service in Asheville NC about what it would cost to clear off parts of the land for a bigger lodge. Right now it has a little cabin on it. The story we have is that this was built about forty years ago and it was obviously used for a hunting lodge. The place has a collection of vintage beer bottles, although a lot of them have been victim of target practice rounds. We are going to have to clean up that sort of thing, there is quite of bit of junk which has collected up there. At some point a pick up truck was abandoned up there. It had a camper shell on it and was apparently used as a storage shed. Read More
My grandmother has a senior companion in Brooklyn that helps her. She’s in her 80s and she can’t do things like she used to be able to do. When my grandmother was younger, she would do hiking in the mountains, kayaking on the rivers, and even lift weights at the gym. She was really a strong woman, but now she doesn’t have the same amount of mobility. A couple of years ago, she had a really bad fall that hurt her hip and she had to get surgery for it. She’s not as fast as she used to be, and she has trouble lifting some things.
The companion basically acts as another set of arms and legs for my grandmother. Read More
My husband passed away just five years ago. Before that happened, I care for him myself and I enjoyed doing so. It was during that time that I saw a glimpse of what might be in the future. Not having any kids of my own, I wondered who would take care of me if I ever needed it. I spoke to a social worker who told me that I could take comfort in the fact that senior home care in Queens exists, and if I ever needed it, I could hire someone to come help me.
By the time I reached my 82nd birthday, I realized that I was having trouble with remembering things. Being forgetful from time to time when you are very young is typically not a problem. Read More
People see a mix of recovery and downturn depending on their own personal circumstance. My job got more secure because of increased security threats worldwide. I work as part of a team protecting people. My neighbors are mix of people doing okay and not doing okay. A lot of them lost their jobs, or they lost income due to stock market losses affecting their retirement. For some it was downsizing in the corporate world. I see a lot more foreclosures in NYC where we live. I have neighbors who just walked away from their mortgages. Some moved back in with parents. Some rented apartments. Some moved out of the state altogether. A friend went to a small town in a lower state where the cost of living is a quarter of what we pay here. He was able to sell his home before it was foreclosed on.
Times are precarious. Read More
When I started scratching my arms and legs, I knew something was wrong because I have never done that before. I am not the type to run to the doctor when something happens though. Instead, I went online and did some research. That is when I knew that I had bed bugs, and I had probably brought them home from an overnight stay in a hotel a few weeks ago. I wanted to take care of the problem quickly, so I started looking for a company that does bed bug control in NYC. Read More
I develop my own custom software to run my website. I have used a few off-the-shelf applications to run my older websites, and I still do make use of a core of a content management system, but the operational plugins that control how my customers receive and interact with the data I sell is all done through proprietary software that I write myself. For my hosting I use a Seattle VPS provider. I got away from shared servers back in the early days. For the websites I have dedicated servers can be a bit too pricey. Using Virtual Private Servers is a better option for me.
The websites themselves do not have any single one that is getting a huge load of traffic. Read More
I was thinking about setting up a Windows server at home so I could have a place to put my files other than on my computer, when a friend of mine suggested a better idea that would take less time. He said I should look into finding a VPS and paying for one of those. The VPS would be already available for access as soon as I paid for it, so I wouldn’t have to do any work to make any special configurations and go through all kinds of troubleshooting. Also I wouldn’t have to worry about powering it, because it would be done by someone else.
I looked online for some decent prices from VPS providers and chose one that looked affordable. As soon as I bought a year of service from the VPS, I was able to start putting files on it. Read More
Anna did not have to work too hard to convince me to leave the place that I was staying in and move in with her. She has a good job and a rich Dad, he is like an oral surgeon I think you call it. At any rate she has a place in one of the nicest Columbia SC apartment complexes that I have seen. She has a two bedroom place at the Arbor Apartments at Windsor Lake. Of course one of the rooms is her office and that is what she calls her World Wide Headquarters. Read More
People can say all they want about wanting to be greener and friendly the environment, but the bottom line is that we all rely on energy sources every day. Whether it is gas in a car or the power lines running to a house, it is often hard to get away from this dependence in today’s society. Sure there are some expensive alternatives out there, but at the end of the day most households simply have to do what makes sense in terms of convenience and financial capabilities. Reliant Energy in Killeen is one way of accomplishing these financial goals without having to make many sacrifices to get there.
After all, everything from refrigerators to televisions can eat up energy even when you are not thinking about it, so finding a good rate is really important. It is downright surprising how much power can be used by household appliances even when they are shut off or the owners are away. Read More
Moving to a new city is always difficult. Finding utility and services in a larger city can be especially difficult as I usually will do all sorts of price checking before deciding on who I want to choose as my provider. Imagine my surprise, however, when I came across the cable provider Suddenlink rather than the typical Comcast or Time Warner. I was totally prepared to call either of them since they seem to be the only choice or the ‘best’ choice in whichever city I find myself making roost for the time. Imagine my continued surprise after they turned out to be a pretty great company.
There’s not many reasons to say that these days. Read More
We wanted someone to help us in keeping our house clean while we work our busy jobs. With the promotions my wife and I recently received, it just made sense to hire out some services for the chores we used to do ourselves. We calculated the costs of time and money to figure out if we should keep doing everything ourselves or if we should hire out bond cleaning on the Gold Coast. We did want bonded workers who have had thorough background checks.
Of course, landlords and others have hired temporary cleaning services to get a flat or house back in shape. Most hire on these services for daily or weekly cleaning chores. Many are young professionals such as my wife and I. Read More
When it comes to shopping, every single customer can potentially be different. Whether the focus is on saving money or the focus is on finding the best products, different people have different priorities and needs. Of course sometimes deals are just so good that everyone is happy, which is exactly the case with these amazing discount golf shirts. These shirts offer the quality and durability that would please even the most picky of shoppers, while still being fashionable and trendy which can be the top priority for some shoppers. Of course when you throw in a huge discount on top of all of that, it is hard to imagine anyone not being interested.
The best part is that while some shops may offer discounts on products that nobody wants, this is not the case here. Instead of simply trying to get rid of poor quality or ugly merchandise, this sale applies to all items. Read More
I have been thinking about this for a long time and I am talking to some guys I know about how practical it is to try to do this on my own or at least try to get a minimum of help from people who know what they are doing. I know a guy who lives a couple of miles away from me and he does commercial roof repair in Essex county NJ. I was talking to him and trying to see if him and I could work something out. Of course it is not like I could not possibly do something to help him and that was what I was looking to arrange. It would turn out to be a barter deal. I was telling him that my boss has a front end loader and a back hoe and he does not really care if I occasionally take them off the reservation. Read More
With all the different supplements coming out to try and get healthy skin or healthy hair it is really hard to know what actually works and what does not. I mean there are just hundreds of choices out there, and more and more pop up every single day. I just didn’t know where to begin when I started trying to fix my hair. It was pretty difficult to tell you the truth. I was stuck in a weird time where I didn’t have much cash so I couldn’t try that many things. I think I tried lemon oil as the fourth or fifth product. I had heard about it through the internet and it sounded really promising. Read More
Buying a new home is one of the most exciting life events I’ve ever experienced. As a first time homebuyer, there were so many things I learned along the way. I had no idea how many moving pieces there were, and how many different people I’d be working with. From realtors to bankers to insurers, I feel like I was constantly on the phone with someone regarding my transaction. One of the things I knew nothing about was finding home insurance. It was required as part of my mortgage, and my realtor suggested that I check out http://homeinsurance-deals.com/ to get started.
I learned a lot about home insurance that I didn’t know before. Read More
When it comes to keeping fit today, you will hear a wide variety of opinions on the best way you should begin. One of the oldest forms of exercise for maintaining fitness is lifting weights in a variety of positions. A Marcy weight bench is one of the best low cost systems on the market for making working out with weights possible at home which is what was recommended in this unbiased 21 day Fix Extreme workout review that I found the other day. It’s a tough 21 days but after completing it I finally feel like a new man: the man that I was supposed to be. There is a wide variety to select between when searching for a Marcy Weight Bench. Among the most popular are the Marchy Ab Board, Marcy Spotter Catcher and even a Marcy Squat Bench Rack. Read More