If there was one thing I learned while I was growing up, it was that you should always make sure you get along with your neighbors because they can make your life either a lot of fun or really sad. I had neighbors that were not nice and they even called the police on us when we mowed their lawn. I was really shocked because we both share the lawn and we never had a problem with the people who lived there before. I was certain that I was going to live with at Boulevard 88 in Singapore and actually have a much better time than with the neighbors that I had so long ago. People were paying a lot of money to live there versus where I used to live so I thought that the neighbors would be much better but I really had no idea the way things were going to be.
When we moved in, there were a lot of people that were trying to come over and say hi to us the second the movers left. Continue reading You Pay for Good Neighbors
The weather outside is improving, and so it’s time for me to begin thinking about my front yard. I have two very large trees that are on either side of the main entryway. Every year I spent a full weekend attending to these trees and getting them back into top shape. It really is a labor-intensive, so I’ve been considering hiring someone who is an expert in tree pruning in Long Island. I think that the money I spend on this service will be well worth the cost, because I will be able to have an extra weekend to do whatever I’d like.
One of the reasons I’ve decided to hire someone rather than do it myself is because my best friend suggested that I do so. The trees in my front yard are so massive that pruning them is quite an ordeal. I have to put on safety gear and use ropes in order to get to the top of these trees. My neighbors think I’m crazy for trying to do it on my own, but I think it’s relaxing. Continue reading Calling a Professional to Prune My Favorite Trees
There seems to be a cycle for people who decide that school or college is not their thing. While it is okay that people realize that school is not for them, it could be hard for them to get a good paying job if they are not skilled in something. I think that learning a skill or a trade could be good for many people, it has to be hard work to get somewhere without the credentials, however. Places like Coastal Truck Driving School teaches people the skill of driving a tractor trailer. My friends told me that the schools like this could be really expensive. I had no idea that that going to a trade school could be done with federal financial aid. There are a lot of people that could use a trade school like this if they decide that they do not want to go to college after high school. Continue reading Financial Aid Can Be Difficult
My parents like to tease me because I have a part time helper who comes in and cleans the house for me. I thought I would have more time when I married my husband last year, but the opposite is true because of all the community commitments we are involved with now. The first time I used this company is when I did a search for a business that does moving out cleaning for Singapore. My husband and I both had our own apartments, and we moved into a condo together the day we were married.
We had to clean out both apartments and get rid of a lot of things since we were consolidating two homes into one. Continue reading I Needed Two Apartments to Be Cleaned
My son has always been fascinated with the world around him. He has had the most curious mind I have ever witnessed in anyone, and I have encouraged him all his life to embrace all that is around him. He knew from about the age of 13 that science is what intrigues him the most, which is why I decided to look into A Level Physics tuition to see if there was a program that would help him more than what he was getting in his school lessons.
That is not to say his school lessons were not helping him, because he has never complained about them. I knew that the teacher was having to educate a lot of students at the same time though, and my son was leaps and bounds beyond them. I wanted him to continue to learn and to see this aspect of science in an interesting light since it seemed to be the direction he was heading to for his future career choices. Continue reading My Son Loves Everything About Science
In fact I have not been in the place for some time. We were renting the place out since Papa did not want to sell it. He has been living with my sister and she told me that the tenant had shown her this problem. They call it subsistence, which means that we need to find a masonry contractor in Nassau county NY to fix the foundation. The cause is pretty simple, running water from a leaky pipe caused it to undermine the foundation. In fact you can look at the Grand Canyon if you do not know what water can do when given the time to work at something. Continue reading Have to Fix My Dad’s Foundation
I found https://www.kleepers.com online while doing an extensive search for a cleaning company that could handle the challenge of tidying up an apartment. I planned on moving within the next two weeks and needed a company to come out and clean up my place and then clean the place I would be moving into. My place wasn’t too bad, but definitely needed a good picking up if for no other reason than that I wanted to get most of my security deposit back. Landlords will sometimes hold back this money if they think you treated their property like garbage.
I didn’t have anything too serious to worry about with my place, but the new place definitely needed some work. Continue reading Cleaning Company Did an Excellent Job
Prior to meeting my new wife, I had never been hunting before. Often, it’s the male who introduces his spouse to the sport, but my little lady comes from a family of hunters. She took me out a few times to hunt to see if I liked it, and I did. After she realized that it is something that I would love to do, she bought me a warm hunting jacket. This is because you must go out early in the morning to sit in a deer stand and wait for the deer to come by. It is often very cold in the stand. I find it all to be very peaceful, and it is good bonding time for the two of us.
I went to visit a cousin, and he told me that the rodeo was in town. Having never been to a rodeo, I was quite curious to go to one. Halfway through the event, I met my future wife. She was there with her sisters and some friends. It was love at first sight for me. Even though I lived four states away, that thought never crossed my mind at first. Continue reading My New Way of Life with My Wife Makes Me Happy
We found a really inexpensive place out in the country. It used to be a farm and the house needs a good deal of work. There are some out buildings as well and that is why we need to find someone that does rodent control in Scottsdale. We got a couple of half wild cats and they are working on the problem as well as they can. Of course you can not get just any cat and expect it to be any good at mousing. I have heard people say that the mother cat has to teach the kittens how to do it. They will catch a mouse and bring it back to their litter live so that the kittens will learn that they are supposed to hunt them. At any rate the cat we had to start with is completely useless. It does not even seem to notice the mice or care about them in the least. There are more than the cats can handle at any rate
We already got a few chickens and we are going to get a couple of goats too. Continue reading We Bought a Place in the Country
We have been down here in Florida for some time and we have been pretty happy so far. Of course my boss gave me little choice in the matter, they needed me down here and they did not give much thought to my opinion. At any rate Linda was easily able to find a job, in fact she had a lot of choices. The one that she picked was an outfit which did home care for Boca Raton. Of course she has worked in big hospitals and in doctor’s offices, all of which can get old in a rather big hurry. This is different and a lot more relaxed and it is a lot more personal as well. At any rate she seems to like it so far. We are worried about the kids though. They are small and they are used to running around without much thought to dangers. They have things down here that you have to worry about. Continue reading We Are in Florida Now
When I married my husband, I thought that I found my happily ever after. I did have that, at least for a few years. We were typical newlyweds. We loved each other so much, and we ended up having three children in the first three years of our marriage. I don’t know if it was this new responsibility of children that changed our dynamics, or if it was something else entirely. What I do know is that I never expected to visit a Salem divorce attorney before I even reached my tenth wedding anniversary.
I am not the type to cry over spilled milk though. I did try to convince my husband that we, his family, were worth fighting for. He chose to take the easy way out though, which was to just leave. Continue reading My Husband Took the Easy Way out
We started by converting half of our two car garage into an office. The garage door was replaced with a wall and regular entry door. The inside was finished in drywall, and commercial flooring was put down. I was finishing my courses to get my EFIN, and we were getting tax preparation software for professionals to install on the two computers that would be in the office. Some office furniture and a phone system was added, and I was open for business.
I lived in an area where I could have a home business that had minimal customer traffic. About five or so people came by each day, and that was more than enough to replace two full time incomes. All I was doing was preparing taxes for people. I was not even allowed to have a small sign outside, but people knew where I was at. They knew my phone number and they memorized my office hours. I was providing a valuable service to them, and they trusted me to do it right. It is amazing, but I know the financial secrets of a lot of people in the neighborhood I live in. Continue reading I Got Started with a Home-Based Business Preparing Tax Returns
My grandmother taught my mom how to make these perfect potato chips from fresh potatoes. She would cut them to a specific thickness and fry them in a cast iron skillet that had cooking oil in it. Mom is more of a health guru, so we did not get potato chips often. That is a good thing, but I missed them. So, I asked my elderly grandmother to show me how she makes them, especially the seasoning blend. They are so good that now we own two net weight filling machines and are working out of a commercial kitchen selling thousands of bags of her special potato chips every week.
Grandma is getting her cut to supplement her retirement income even though she told me to not pay her. She is the one who invented the seasoning blend and process for making the savory chips, so of course I made sure she is taken care of. She even comes to the kitchen each work day for quality control. No one know how they should precisely taste than the lady who perfected the recipe herself. Continue reading Grandma’s Special Potato Chip Recipe is Now on Our Commercial Production Line
Searching for crude oil is kind of like trying to find the best gas prices. You could drive to each gas station, or you could use technology to find the best price in your area. There are apps to help you find cheaper gasoline prices, and there is new technology available that shows direct hydrocarbon indicators deep in the ocean. A company has technology that can detect oil seepage in areas of the ocean that are indicators of hydrocarbons in the earth’s crust. This is a game changer for oil exploration. When you are investing in wells or oil drilling platforms, you want to strike black gold wherever you drill.
It costs a lot of money just to sink a land well. Moving an oil rig across the ocean costs millions. You want to find oil wherever you stop to drill, and you want to find a lot of it. We go through billions upon billions of gallons of oil on the earth for everything from gasoline to diesel to plastics and even makeup products. A lot of the products you use are made from petroleum products. Even chewing gum is derived from petroleum byproducts. Continue reading Did You Know That a Popular Breath-Freshening Treat is Made from Crude Oil?
I have seen people using crowdfunding and borrowing from anywhere they can to start a business. Granted, they are dreamers, but some do have good ideas. The problem is that some don’t. It takes more than an idea to start a business. When I started my business I used my credit history to get consumer financing for merchants without having to borrow a nickel from banks or using crowdfunding. I have always been independent, and I did not want to owe a bunch of people a piece of my business. This is why I will never go public with my business too. I am independent and do not want partners or stockholders to answer to. Continue reading Starting My Own Business Without Crowdfunding or Using Credit Cards
During the day, I usually go to the vending machine at work for a quick snack. The food and drink machines are right next to each other, so I’ll grab a bag of chips or a candy bar, and a bottle of soda. It fills me up for the moment, but it doesn’t give me that much energy. My wife suggested I try eating something a little healthier, and bought me some healthy walnut snacks. I like walnuts, but I usually eat them at the end of the year during Christmas time. I never considered having them on a regular basis.
My wife also bought me some baby carrots, trail mix, and pomegranate juice to replace the soda. Continue reading Something Better for a Snack
When my friend told me about her experiences with Moose Jaw insurance, it really made me think about my own insurance experiences. I had not had very good ones, especially as far as costs were concerned. It seemed that every year, prices would go up with one thing or another. My insurance premiums were among the worst offenders for this, but I thought it was just something I had to deal with. I honestly thought that the insurance premiums for everyone was going up, but it was not until I talked with my friend that I realized this was not true. Continue reading My Insurance Premiums Were Too Expensive
There are lots of bad consequences when someone is pulled over after a night of drinking. I know from first hand experience because I was driving home from a party when I saw the red lights in my rear view mirror. I thought I had been careful, but the police thought otherwise. I ended up spending a night in jail, and I knew that I had caused myself a lot of grief over a few hours of fun. I needed a good DWI lawyer in Albany NY because I did not want this following me for the rest of my life.
I could have defended myself and saved a bit of money, but I also knew that I could end up losing my license or even spending time in jail since I was definitely guilty. Continue reading A Good Lawyer Helped Me
It was a really big job and I was lucky that my uncle was willing to leading me that little skid loader that he owns. Without it, the job would have been pretty awful. It was not big enough to really do all of the stuff that I need to do, but obviously it was a lot better at moving logs and brush than I am. You can push big piles round that would take a man all day and not end up having to see a Peoria chiropractor when you are done with it. Of course I have to do that on occasion any how. My back is always sore and this stuff did not do it a bit of good. I am thinking that when we are done I may have to go into Peoria and see that guy about it. Continue reading I Have That Land Cleared off
I suppose that you could call it a personal assistant, but the truth is that I am a flunky for a rich old guy. In fact I sort of wonder that much of it is not that he is lonely, he had been married for forty some years before his wife passed away a couple of years ago. He is in pretty good shape considering his age, but he has back pain. Three days ago I drove him to see a chiropractor in Beverly Hills and I sat around and waited for him to get out of there. After that we drove around and he took me to see this friend of his, apparently he used to be a movie producer. Continue reading I Have a New Job
My dad is the one that got me in the stock car racing when I was much younger. He has been doing it for many years. I still like to race today, but when I began having a lot of trouble with my back, I thought it would put me out of commission for good. Thanks to the Redding chiropractor that I see every couple of weeks, I haven’t had a need to give up my favorite hobby at all. My grandson has been showing some interest in what I do, and it is a relief to be able to feel good again and teach him the ropes, too.
My father was always pretty adventurous from what his parents have mentioned many times. They always said they felt they had to keep a watchful eye on him when he was growing up because he had a penchant for doing daring things that worried his parents endlessly. Continue reading I Was Not Ready to Give Up One of One of My Favorite Things