My son means the world to me, and I would do anything in my power to help him. That is why I wanted to move mountains when I found out he had become addicted to pain pills. I knew that he had started taking them because of a football injury, but I had no idea that he had become addicted to them. When he had his first withdrawal, it was very ugly, and that is when the truth came out. While I was doing research on young adult addiction rehab in NJ, he was busy trying to find his next fix in our town. Continue reading My Son Has His Life Back
I had to face facts that I am an alcoholic. It took me a long time to admit it and to finally enter an addiction treatment center for South Florida people recently. I had to do it for my wife and my kids. My wife told me that I would lose her if I wake up and do something before I lost my family. I know that my parents have been rather upset with me too, and they had distanced themselves from me for quite some time. My one and only sibling has done the same thing. I have so many broken promises that I need to repair because of my continued denial.
I was very close to my family when I was growing up. My brother was my best friend. But now he barely speaks to me. My father and my mother really love me, but they didn’t feel safe. So, they stop calling me as much and they stop inviting me, my wife and children over to their home. Because I was spending so much of my time drinking, my drinking is all that I could think of. I barely functioned at work or home. Continue reading It Was Time to Get Serious About My Family and My Life
I needed the best shoes for standing all day I could find when I recently got my first job as a convenience store clerk at a busy location near the house. Even before I was hired, the store manager told me to go find some good shoes because I would be on my feet all day. He wasn’t kidding. Unfortunately he didn’t tell me I’d be on my feet all day and all night when the other employee failed to show up. That first double shift quickly proved I didn’t have the best shoes I could find. I needed to do research.
I looked online for shoes meant for working people, but quickly got bogged down in the sheer scope of the project. Everyone claims their shoes are the best and every other brand doesn’t match up. I spent a few hours reading various reviews and looking at images and came away as confused as before. With a busy weekend looming where I might possibly have to work another double shift without help, I knew I needed to cut to the chase and make a decision. I needed to find some comparison reviews and make a decision. Continue reading I Needed the Best Shoes I Could Find
I walked was taking a stroll recently, and I came across some silver coin dealers in Nashville as they were doing their jobs in their shop. It immediately took me back to when my dad would let me watch as he worked on his coin collection. He originally started out by bringing home a few coin from the many different countries he traveled to. He wasn’t doing that for himself because I was the one who always asked for them, He was always happy to oblige, though. Over time, that led him to become more interested in coins in general. He began searching out old coins and buying them little by little. His coin collection grew quite a bit over the years.
Dad was pretty thrifty with his money. He had a decent job, but mom was a house wife and the two of them had five children. So, they were very careful. But mom had her vices that she would spend a little money on here and there such as getting her hair and nails done. She also liked to read books and magazines. Continue reading Dad Left Me Something That Means the World to Me
I have been playing instruments since I was a child. I can play guitar, piano and the saxophone on a professional level. There are other instruments I can play well, but not at a pro level. I have collected a lot of gear over the years, and I have always wanted a recording studio in our house. We had the game room in the basement transformed into a recording studio by a company that does industrial audio gear servicing. We had a contractor build out the room and put in all the standard electrical wiring. The sound company came in and hooked up everything else. The sound board itself has almost 1,500 knobs, buttons and sliders.
I took classes to learn how to do audio engineering. A lot of it is controlled by software now, but you still need to know how to work the sound board to get the perfect sound. I still do a lot of tweaking by ear to get the sound I am looking for. Continue reading Building a Recording Studio in Our Home Was Easy with the Right Help
I was not sure what kind of home I wanted when I first started looking at real estate in Santa Barbara. I looked at several houses, but I really did not see any that sparked any interest in me. I decided to talk to a real estate agent to see if there were any that would be able to help me narrow down what I was searching for. I ended up picking the right one the first time, because it did not take her long to find out exactly what I wanted.
I consider that pretty amazing, especially since I had no idea what I wanted myself. She asked me a series of questions though, and those were very easy to answer. Yes, I wanted more than one bedroom, even though I am a single guy with no kids. I just wanted to have a guest room in case I had overnight visitors, which is always a possibility. I did not want a big yard at all. Continue reading A Realtor Found Me the Best Home
My cat can really do some damage to the items in my home sometimes. I really love him, but I hate it when he breaks something. He’s knocked a glass off the table before, broken a candle by jumping into it, and even knocked over a picture frame. His most recent accident happened when he was climbing around and knocked the antenna off of my television stand. The antenna hit the ground and snapped into two pieces. I had to find a website that sold cheap television accessories because without the antenna, there was no way that I could watch television.
The reason that I use an antenna to watch television is because I have cut the cord a long time ago. Continue reading The Cat and the Broken Antenna
I am not afraid to go out in public, but I choose to not go out if I can help it. I just don’t like crowds at all, which is why I wanted to look at some nice apartments for rent in Rio Rancho NM. I spend the majority of my time in my apartment because I am a freelancer working from home, so I wanted an apartment that feels very comfortable to me. The only way that can happen is for it to have large rooms and a nice layout, so I mainly looked at the floor plans of where I would be living.
I didn’t care about community amenities because I knew I would not be using them that often. Continue reading An Apartment with Everything I Want
It’s easy to gain weight, but losing it takes a lot of dedication. Exercise and a good diet are crucial to weight loss, but sometimes, even when using these, people may need a little help. If I had known that there were actually working fat burners for weight loss, I would have been using them a long time ago, instead of trying all of the products that don’t do anything. I have one of my close friends to thank for helping me find the fat burner. This friend had been living in a different area for a while, and when I finally saw him again, he was slimmer than ever before.
This friend had always been fat for as long as I’ve known him. He made efforts to lose weight before, but they always resulted in failure. Eventually, he gave up trying to lose weight and just lived his life however he wanted. One day he had a health scare that changed his life. He was under the impression that he was having a heart attack, but it was only a benign pain. Continue reading An Easier Way to Lose Weight
Feeling sorry for myself, I went outside to work in my yard one day. This is something that always made me feel better. I had lost my job, and I was having trouble finding a new one. That day, I mowed the lawn, trimmed all the hedges, and then I worked on using my pressure washer to clean my deck. The latter made me realize that I could offer pressure washing in Seattle to others to try to make ends meet. I felt so relieved that I had come up with an idea to try to get on my feet again. I just needed to hope that my machine would continue working as well as it did so that I could follow through with my plan.
I could have mowed lawns for money. Continue reading My New Business Started Up Thanks to Me Losing My Previous Job
When my friend suggested employing a psychic source to help located our missing daughter, we almost laughed her out of the house. We would have, that is, if we weren’t at our wits end wondering where our beloved child went. She went off to college in August and everything seemed to be going well. It turns out it wasn’t. She fell in with a bad crowd and was flunking most of her courses. She was behind in rent, we learned later, and then wasn’t returning our calls. My husband drove down to investigate and discovered her empty apartment.
None of her acquaintances knew anything, or so they told the police. After a week the police decided she had likely went off to clear her head and basically closed the investigation. With her being over eighteen, they claimed there wasn’t much they could do anyway lacking clear evidence of foul play or another crime.
We didn’t think she would just go off, however. She was always pretty responsible about checking in and discussing her problems with us. Continue reading We Found Our Daughter and That is What Counts
I paid a lot of money to have a great website, but it kind of did not work out that way. I think the only thing that happened was I lost a lot of money for something that looks pretty but is pretty much useless. I am not the type to give up though. I knew that there was a professional out there who could help me, but I was not about to just pick anyone this time. I did a search for responsive web design in Brisbane and was able to find a company that went above and beyond what I thought they would.
They took a careful analysis of my website, and I guess things were not as dire as I had thought. While it was useless the way it was, they told me they could still work off it. That way, I would still have the same look for the most part, but I would also have the customer base as well. Since my income depends on those customers, I was eager for them to get started. Continue reading My Failing Company is Successful Once Again
I grew up in a time where privacy was important. It seems like many young people today feel much more free to say and do things that were frowned upon in my day. I think that it is great that young people have less hang ups these days, but that still doesn’t change my feelings. Once you get something in your mind, it’s hard to change. So rather than head to a pharmacy in person, I get my Viagra online in AU without having to even drive anywhere. My package comes to me every month, and no one has any idea. It also saves me a lot of time, which I really find to be nice, too.
As much as I have seen things change over the decades, I am also surprised by how many things have not changed. It think it’s great that people are learning to generalize less about different groups of people. Yet, bullying is still rampant in schools. It breaks me heart to know that there are students who are still being teased relentlessly in school like they were back when I was in school. Schools really need to do something to curb it even more because no child should be distracted from getting a good education that will help him or her in life as they age.
Another thing that I find interesting is that dating people has changed a lot. Back in my day, it was considered very improper for a female to call a male. It was only considered appropriate for the male to call the female first. I remember my dad hammering that one home to me back when I first started dating. But these days, that no longer matters. In fact, my kids chuckle when I tell them that’s how it was back when I was growing up.
When I worked in the States for a subsidiary of the corporation I am employed with, I lived with my wife in a condo that was owned by the company. The housing allowance was part of the job. It allowed us to save a lot of money to be able to afford a nice place when we returned to Singapore. We sold all of our furniture and stored personal items at my wife’s parents home when we left. The job allowed us to have minimal expenses to save for a condo. We were pleased with the Bellewoods EC price when we moved back to Singapore.
We had been staying with my in-laws for a few weeks while we searched for the best executive condominium in Singapore to live in. Continue reading Moving Back Home to a Luxury Executive Condo in Singapore
Sometimes in life, I kind of jump into things without really thinking them out all of the way. This is one of those times, and I am kind of in over my head. Well, that might not be the most accurate way to describe the situation, but I am now the owner of a small business with 5 employees and I am not really sure how to run a business. I am trying to find a pay stub maker on the Internet, that I will be able to use to make pay stubs for my employees for their first week of service with the company.
As you might have guessed, all of this is a very recent development. Continue reading Easy to Use Online Pay Stub Maker
I am going to put a new floor into the upstairs of my house, but I want to make sure that I find good underlayment to put down under the flooring to serve as a floor muffler, because otherwise I am afraid that the new hardwood floor will make too much noise when people walk on it, and that is especially a concern at night, when people are trying to sleep. I have lived in a house with hardwood floors on the upstairs, and bed rooms on the first story. In this case, the floors did not have any underlayment under them, and so it quite loud when people walked through the house and you were trying to sleep.
That was especially the case if they weren’t trying to walk quietly. It was not the most ideal situation, and I know that they make underlayments for flooring that is designed to have good acoustic dampening properties, thereby muffling the noises that would otherwise travel through the floor. I am pretty excited that I am going to try to take this project on myself, because it represents the biggest DIY project that I have ever attempted.
It definitely won’t be easy, and it will probably take me awhile to complete, but it is going to save me a lot of money to it myself. Well, that is assuming that I am actually able to do it right. If I messed it up, and then had to call in a contractor to fix it, then obviously that would cost me a lot more money. But I don’t anticipate that will happen, and if I did, I would not even attempt the project in the first place. Rather, I have a pretty high level of confidence that I know what I am doing.
Those who are in charge of the biggest construction project these days have experience in Primavera P6 training. I’m still at the apprentice level with a big construction company. I’m making my way through school while working at the company to gain as much experience as I can. Someday I plan to be in charge of my own company and make important decisions on how the construction of the newest buildings will happen. I’ve had a dream of doing this since I was a kid, drawing doodles of buildings on my notepad with crayons and markers.
I’m also learning how to do design while learning about management. It’s one thing to be able to direct others when building something, but also being able to come up with a competent design from scratch is a valuable skill. If I ever decide to bring one of my own projects into fruition, I can save money on hiring a designer because I will be able to do it all on my own. Continue reading Learning to Design and Plan
There was once a television show that allowed people to build their own robots and enter them into an arena where they fight to the death. I always wants to be on this show, but I was just a kid, and my parents didn’t have the money to buy parts to build a robot. Now that I’m older, I can buy my own parts. I came up with a robot design that has three weapons for taking down opponents. I bought some metal and an annular cutter to bring my robot to life.
The robot has a flipper on the front for flipping other robots on their back. If the opposing robot doesn’t have some kind of self right mechanism, then it will just sit on its back for the rest of the competition, resulting in it taking damage from my robot, or by being disqualified by count out. The robot also has a spinning blade that acts as an attack weapon. Continue reading Built to Survive the Competition
I have been thinking about going some place on the Mediterranean, mostly to escape the weather here in the New England area. I am thinking about some place warm that I have not been before. I have been to Italy and Greece, the latter a couple of years ago. I enjoyed it a good deal and in fact the place was really inexpensive in comparison to many other places. If you click here you can see the site that I was looking, they offer guided tours. The site is called Fezbus dot com. Of course you have to realize that a large part of the country is not going to be a very good place for a tourist to go on vacation. Continue reading Thinking About a Trip to Turkey
A wild and drunken night with my boyfriend resulted in the curly weave, that was so delicately placed in my hair by my hair stylist, falling out and onto my bed. I didn’t notice it until I woke up the next morning with a massive headache. I was too hungover to be mad with my boyfriend at the time, but as I began to sober up, my anger levels started rising. My boyfriend knew that I would never let him hear the end of it, so he bought me some more weave and one dozen roses as a way of saying sorry.
I couldn’t stay mad at my boyfriend for long, but there would be no more hair pulling in the bedroom, no matter how drunk we both became. I had to make another appointment with my hair stylist later in the week because she was booked up for the next couple of days. When I finally got to see her, she asked me what happened to the weave she put in, and I told her that I had a little mishap with my boyfriend. She was able to correctly deduce that my boyfriend and I had gotten drunk one night and had a wild night in the bedroom from that one sentence.
With my new set of weave in place, I went out with my boyfriend that night to celebrate. There was a new French restaurant that opened up and my boyfriend and I were dying to try it out. We had never tried frog legs or snails, but they were on the menu, so we gave them a taste. I hate it when people say something tastes like chicken, but that’s exactly what the frog legs tasted like to me. The chef did a great job of frying them.