I like seeing old structures being renovated into really nice residential living structures. I have toured commercial and industrial buildings that have been converted into living spaces. Not just modified, but really made into quite comfortable modern living spaces. You can see examples of this in Lower Junction in Ontario, Canada. There are older buildings there that have been completely renovated to update them for modern living today including modern technology. The buildings keep some of their architectural features that have made them iconic structures, but the apartments are all new and filled with every amenity new tenants want.
I enjoy loft spaces with high ceilings and really big windows. ...continue reading
When my mom told me she was getting married, I was so happy for her. She had never been married before, and it took her years to find the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. She thought she would be okay with it just being the two of us after she adopted me 15 years ago when I was just a young teen, so I was ecstatic that she and her boyfriend were going to marry. I thought about the dinner menu for the reception, the wedding flowers for Melbourne, the dresses we would wear, and I knew that we were going to have a great time planning her happily ever after.
She told me the two of them just wanted a simple affair, which didn't surprise me. I was still planning on nice flowers though, and I decided that would be my gift to them. ...continue reading
I love the trees in my yard, not only because of the shade they provide on hot summer days, but because of all the happy memories they conjure up for me of playing and picnics and family reunions that were held under those leafy branches. So when it came time for some tree pruning in long island, I wanted to be sure the company I hired would do a good job for me, and I couldn't be happier with the firm I hired.
My first contact with the company after making a phone call to them was the worker who came to give an estimate for the job. He was friendly and competent, and most importantly, on time. We had a great discussion and I told him to schedule the needed work. The trimming crew arrived the next week. I had the day off work and pulled a chair up at a safe distance to watch the proceedings. Although those first cuts were painful to watch, I knew this pruning was necessary for the health of my trees.
Three workers had arrived in a large truck with a cherry picker and a second dump truck that towed a chipper. As I sat and watched, branch after branch fell to the ground. At first, the tree looked lopsided, but that was only because of the progression of the trimming and pruning work. I marveled at how they could stand on the ground, look up at the tree, and know exactly the right place to cut. It showed their skill and experience, and reassured me in my decision to hire this firm.
The entire process took several hours from start to finish. All those falling branches and leaves were picked up and swept up by the workers, leaving both my trees and the yard looking neat and well groomed. I am very happy with the tree pruning services provided to me and would not hesitate to have them back when the time comes for more work.
Of course my uncle was laid off a few months ago, but he landed on his feet. He is doing the same thing as before, hvac installation in NYC and he has started to take on bigger jobs. His youngest son was helping him out, but he decided that he was going to go to college at Binghamton. That was the smart thing for him, because they gave him a scholarship. I have been trying to learn the work, which is pretty complicated when you think about it. There is a lot of moving parts in one of these system, which is what they call the mechanical systems in a house. Of course the system have to be wired up and you have to know enough about electricity to do this without starting a fire. Then you have to get the hot and cold air to where it is needed, so you have to figure out how to run the duct work. ...continue reading
One of my clients recently told me that they were experiencing difficulties with pests in their home. When I pressed them for more information, they told me that they believed they had bed bugs throughout the house. I immediately jumped into action and began looking for a bed bug exterminator in NYC. My goal was to find them someone who would be able to come out immediately and deal with the issue. When it comes to feeling safe and secure in your home, having to deal with pests like these really make you feel uneasy.
I found a company online immediately. When I started browsing the website, I had the goal in mind of finding someone that was flexible enough to come to their home as soon as possible. ...continue reading
When my fiance and I decided to move the date of our wedding up to next month instead of waiting until next year, we both knew that it was the right move. I have no idea why we set such a long engagement in the first place when all either of us wanted was to be married and get started on our lives together. Since we only had a few weeks to get everything together, I knew that I had to start looking at apartments in Taylorsville UT while he took care of some of the other things.
We had decided long ago that we were not going to live together until we were married. It seems to be the trend nowadays for people to just live together and not even get married, but neither one of us wanted to go that route. I already knew that I wanted to try and find an apartment for us at the Autumn Glen apartment complex. I have a few friends who live there, and their apartments are really nice. ...continue reading
I was not happy with the apartments I had looked at in person, so I decided to go online to see if I could look at some more Parkville MO apartments. I had only looked at the ones that were close to my parents' home, which is where I had been staying for the last few months. I wanted to get my own place though, and I knew that they understood that too. I was not going to settle for a place though. I wanted to find an apartment that I was 100 percent happy with.
One of the things I wanted was more than one bathroom, but all the ones I had looked at had only one bathroom for the one bedroom units. I did not want to have to upgrade to two bedrooms, and I knew I would not have to do that when I looked at the Links at Parkville website. ...continue reading
Though I live in a state where I am not required to give a paper pay stub, I still choose to do that for a couple of different reasons. The first is because I am old school, and the contractors and subcontractors I hire are usually the same way. We grew up getting pay stubs with our checks, and that is how most of us want to continue to have this handled. It is easy for me because of the paystub generator that I found online. I already knew the rules for what needs to be on one, because I have been getting pay stubs for the better part of 30 years now.
I am not the type to just get a pay stub and throw it in a filing cabinet either. I have studied every single pay stub i have ever received to make sure all of the information on it is accurate. I know what taxes need to be paid, how to handle sick days or vacation time, and even deductions for things like pay advances. ...continue reading
I used to think that we would be stuck only with one of social media sites that most of the world uses already. After all, it is a pretty great site for everyone to stay in touch with. But I always longed for more. I really am a visual person, and I prefer sites that are all about photos. So, when I learned there's a newer app that lets you share photos and those photos disappear after they are shared, I was fully intrigued. I was even more intrigued when I found out there's a snapchat hack that lets you do so much more than the site lets you do.
I grew up with the Internet, but my parents always watched over me and I was not able to really realize how many cool things you can do with extra programs. ...continue reading
When I first saw the super luxury Canton Lofts, I was blown away. The lofts looked like something that you would only see in a television show or a movie. They were so fancy that I initially didn't want to live in them. I thought that I couldn't afford to pay for the lofts. Little did I know that the lofts were actually being offered for a reasonable price. With the pricing being at one of the lowest rates that I had ever seen for a loft of its caliber, I decided that it was time for me to move out of my parents house and into them.
My parents helped me pack my things and get them into the loft. My dad had a bad back, so he didn't do a lot of lifting. I brought some tools to make the moving job a little bit easier. We wheeled all kinds of boxes onto the elevator and transported them to the loft. ...continue reading
Getting effective NRL betting tips is something I just need in my life. I am an American by birth and have lived in the United States for almost all of my life, but I lived overseas for several years when I was a kid thanks to my father being in the military. What that means is that I developed a lifelong obsession with the sport of rugby. I played it when I lived overseas and was actually pretty good at the sport. I don't play it now, but I follow it like some people follow the NFL or the NBA here.
Trying to bet on rugby here while being informed about the various teams is somewhat difficult. No one here in the United States really cares about the sport and most of the online betting places don't give it a lot of space or time. And finding actual tips that can increase your ability to win bets on various teams? Forget about it. ...continue reading
I admit that I can be a bit of a clothes snob. I don't mean that in a bad way at all though. I like to dress up and look as nice as possible, but I don't want to be wearing the same dress or outfit that other women at the same place may be wearing too. That may be hard for most guys to understand, but it is the unwritten code for women, so we at least understand each other. That is why I like to look at one of a kind dresses when I need one for a fancy event.
I don't mind shopping local if I need jeans or a tee shirt, but I want to shop where I have a better chance at finding a dress that no one else will have at whatever event I am going to. ...continue reading
It's amazing how far technology has come since the birth of the first computer. My company was making a building and we used computer software to generate a model of the building before construction even began. We needed to test the building for different kinds of environmental factors, like wind, rain, and earthquakes. These things can really take a building down if the building isn't made to handle it structurally. To do the tests, we did a Sap2000 download because the program could make those factors and test them against the 3D model.
The tests showed my company that we had to make some changes to the designs to withstand the factors. The building need a bit more wind resistance, and the foundation needed to be enhanced for ground shakes. ...continue reading
I love to learn. When I was a kid, the ability to connect easily to the internet was not something found in every household like it is today. I used to read encyclopedia articles at random, but being able to look up facts online is so much easier and a lot more interesting too, because I am not restricted to just what is on a book page. So, did you ever wonder anything random at all? How tall is Mount Everest? I wonder if that thought has recently crossed anyone else's mind like it did mine not long ago.
I had been watching the news when a news story came on about a climber on Everest. ...continue reading
I remember getting started in business years ago where I would buy mailing lists to get leads to sell my products. I got into the mail order business before anyone ever heard of the Internet. I put together a catalog of the unique niche products that I sold. Then I would buy printed mailing lists and actually hand write envelopes to mail out catalogs. Now my business is all conducted from a website, and I use a company that provides lead generation in Brisbane to get more customers.
I have a certain percentage of customers that discover my business by using a search engine. I get some business from ads on social media and other websites too. I also get a lot of word-of-mouth advertising. The lead generation in Brisbane helps me to perpetually grow my customer base in these competitive times. The products I sell are niche products. Years ago I was the only one you could find that had such a collection of niche products all in one catalog. Now you can find anything by doing a search online. ...continue reading
My parents were both very poor. They wanted me to have a better life than what they have, but it actually was not as shabby as they thought it was. They made sure I had all kinds of opportunities, but all I wanted to do was write. They supported me whole heartedly with that, and I am a published author of 16 best selling novels now. That is how I was able to start looking at luxury real estate in Colorado not long ago. I wanted to find a nice home for my family and myself, and I also wanted my parents to be there with us.
I knew that I would not be where I am today without their love and support, and my success belongs to them as well. ...continue reading
When I had to hack Instagram for a friend, I marveled at how many people still don't take their security seriously. How many stories have we all read or heard about over the years about so and so getting hacked? About some big company getting hacked? Or even more hilariously, some big tech company getting hacked? It's always someone who steals reams of personal information like passwords, emails, and other associated material that causes lots of problems for everyone involved. How hard is to come up with decent security systems? What chance do any of us have if the big guys have problem?
Actually, I used a tool I found online to crack my friend's girlfriend's Instagram account because she hid some of it and he wanted to know what she was doing. He thought she was cheating on him again. She wasn't, but I was able to get into her account easily enough because her password was so basic that it was laughable. ...continue reading
My two daughters love watching Sailor Moon. It is not a show that I know much about, but I know that the two of them as well as their friends like everything about it. I decided to go online to see if I could find a Pink Sailor Moon shirt that I thought they would like. They never ask for anything, and I thought that it would be a nice and unexpected surprise for the two of them. It did not take me long to find the shop that I wanted to use after doing a very basic search for the type of shirts that I wanted.
I was able to find a really cool shirt that I thought they would like, and the best part is that there were different ones so I did not have to get them the same one. They had a blue one as well as a pink one in the one that I wanted, but that was just the beginning. This site had so many different Sailor Moon items, and I knew that I would end up getting them both a few different items. ...continue reading