After living in a cold weather state where many months of snow often kills many insects off each winter, I was simply not prepared for the amount of insects that reside where we now live. When my wife and I moved into a new place in NYC, I was overwhelmed at how tough it was to keep so many different unwanted creatures out. I really did not know that pest control in NYC is such a big deal.
First of all, there is not a lot of space in the city, and many people are crowded into buildings. If one neighbor has a pest problem, it is pretty much a sure thing that the neighbors nearby do, too. This is when many people try to load up on cans of bug spray at the store and have no luck getting rid of the pests on their own. Not to mention that most people do not know where the best places are to spray are. Most people spray a little under their bed, outside their door, and around a baseboard or two. That simply is not enough. Continue reading Our Place is Pest Free Now
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
I love birds, specifically eagles. They always have the coolest feather patterns and they look so amazing when they’re flying around in the sky. I own eagle shirts, eagle posters, and even a little eagle statue that sits in my room. I didn’t have eagle socks, until a few weeks ago. I found a website that lets people make custom bird socks, so I picked the coolest picture of an eagle that I could find on the Internet and uploaded it to the website to make a new pair of socks, and then I placed the order.
The socks arrived shortly and I tore open the box containing them and put them on. I wanted to get some exercise done, so I ran to the park. I felt like I was running with the speed of an eagle while I was wearing the socks. I know that it was purely mental and the socks didn’t really give me a speed increase, but it was still a good feeling. While I was running, a little kid saw my eagle socks and pointed at them, telling me that he thought the socks were cool. The boy was with his mother and she told him not to point, but I told her that it was fine and I was glad that he liked the socks.
I continued on my run stopped after a while for a rest. I was sitting on a park bench and a woman sat down next to me. She saw my socks and thought they looked good. She was wearing a pair of dog socks with a picture of her own dog on them. We had a long conversation about animal socks and were getting a bit hungry, so we agreed to have lunch together at a local restaurant.
I moved to Albuquerque because my doctor told me the environment there would be better for my health. I had heard other people like me had moved there for the same reason, so I was not surprised to hear the suggestion. I have family close to there anyway, so I had no problems selling my house and relocating. I bought a small one bedroom house there on the outskirts of town, which was simply perfect for my needs. Even before I moved in though, I looked up information to find an Albuquerque ADT company.
When I lived in Pennsylvania, I had ADT as my security company, and I was not about to change. I had never had any problems with them, and I found through the years that their customer service is excellent. Continue reading I Feel Just As Safe As Ever
This is just an annex really, so it is not going to require the full regimen of office equipment. There shall be a shop where they will have two shifts of guys working ten hour days. The guys decided they liked that better, you work Monday through Thursday and if you have to put in overtime you can do it on Friday. There is probably just going to be one guy in the office. I guess he will need a computer and a printer with scanner software, stuff like that, but he is going to probably get second hand stuff from the main office. There is not going to be the need for this guy to do a lot of serious paperwork. In fact there will probably only be our trucks picking up there. Continue reading Almost Got the New Office Ready
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
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