We Needed to Watch Our Daughter for Her Protection

My wife and I often wonder where all the years went when it comes to our “little girl.” We both feel like she was just born a few years ago, but she wasn’t. She’s now 16 years old, and the time has flown by so quickly that we can’t even explain it. Now, she wants to talk with her friends more than she talks with us. She’s boy crazy, and we have been struggling with that. She chats a lot, but doesn’t let us see what she talks about. My wife learned about something called Snapchat Hack that allows parents to check to see exactly what their kids are talking about on that popular chat program. We discussed it and felt that we should download it so that we can make sure that our daughter is safe.

It used to be that our daughter thought the world of us and talked to us about everything in her day. We knew the day would come when she would change, be more independent and much more secretive, but we didn’t know that she would do her best to shut us out of most of her life. It hurt her mother and me at first, and it still stings. But now we realize that we can’t allow her to go her own way while we turn a blind eye. We have seen far too many parents do that and next thing they know, their child ends up in a lot of trouble.

Downloading the program was simple enough. It took only seconds to download. We had it up and running pretty quickly. Once we set it up, we were able to look at all of our daughter’s chat messages without needing to physically access her phone. We were both relieved to see that our daughter mostly chats about things with her friends that most kids her age talk about.

Online Listing for Local Scrap Prices

I want to try to find some scrap prices online, and I want to know what the local price of scrap metal is for a bunch of the scrap yards and other places that buy metal, maybe within a 10 or 15 mile radius. I probably wouldn’t want to go much further than that, and besides I seriously doubt that anywhere further away would have such a drastically higher price for what they were buying their scrap metal for, such that a different price that it would make up the difference in the extra gas money it would cost to drive that far.

Perhaps, I mean it is a possibility, but probably not. Continue reading Online Listing for Local Scrap Prices

A New Computer Build from Scratch

Usually I buy my computers pre-built, but recently I decided to build my own for gaming purposes. My friends always told me that it’s so much better to build your own, because you can customize it with the parts you want, and it costs less than buying one from a manufacturer. They said it was so easy, but it really wasn’t to me. I went to a lot of shopping comparison websites to find the lowest prices, and I looked at different parts from different manufactures for hours. Many of the manufactures made similar products, so I wasn’t sure which ones were better.

I didn’t want to buy parts made by manufacturer who had a terrible reputation, but I also didn’t want to buy the most expensive parts just to have them. My friends usually just went with one particular name brand manufacturer for their parts, but they usually chose the most expensive parts for their builds. I was doing a budget build, and didn’t want to spend any more than $500 for the computer, not including the price of the monitor and the operating system. Continue reading A New Computer Build from Scratch

Drinking and Driving Was Wrong

There are not that many times in my adult life where I have been embarrassed. One of those rare times was about three years ago when I needed to find a good Gwinnett County DUI lawyer. I wish I could say that it was all a mistake, but it was not. I made a foolish mistake, thinking that I could drive after watching a football game at my buddy’s house. The only problem was that we had each had about half a dozen beers, and I was feeling very good. I did not feel drunk, but I knew that I was probably not far from it.

I only had to drive about two miles to get home, so I decided to risk it. I made it about halfway there when I was pulled over by the police. I had to do a field sobriety test, which I failed. Continue reading Drinking and Driving Was Wrong

I Figured out a Way to Get More Information

I remember both of my parents going to see a pychic when I was very young. It fascinated me. The lady they went to even let them record the session, and I got to hear it for myself. So, when I found myself going through a really frustrating and tough time recently, I decided to find out of there is such a thing as phone clairvoyant readings after hearing about them when I was listening to two women talk about it in a restaurant. I did not mean to purposely eavesdrop on their conversation, and I made sure not to be obnoxious about it. But when I heard them talking about it, I really wanted to learn more for my own sake.

My parents died in a really strange way. Continue reading I Figured out a Way to Get More Information

Went out on a Blind Date

It was not really my idea. My friend has been chasing this girl for months and she has been playing really hard to get. I can not say that I blame her to be honest. At last she agreed, but only if it was a double date with her friend. He had to find a date for her, so I figured she would not be a prize. However she was quite cute, although her personality was a bit off putting. She told me that she worked at a place that does eyebrow embroidery in Singapore and that confused me a great deal. I guess that it can mean a few different things, different cosmetic procedures that are supposed to enhance the look of the eyebrow. Continue reading Went out on a Blind Date

Helping Your Children Learn to Make a Career in Music

We have two children. Both of them are highly interested in music. They listen to contemporary music, but they also have a strong interest in world music. They have been learning music history on their own, and they have been keeping up with their musical instrument lessons that we have been paying for. When they both approached us about attending a music school in Singapore, we really had no hesitation in signing them up. We knew that the careers of both of them would have something to do with music. We just did not know exactly what those careers would be.

Our son is a powerful lyric and music writer. He wrote songs from an early age that sounded just as good as hit songs on the radio. Continue reading Helping Your Children Learn to Make a Career in Music

How to Become New Zealand Permanent Resident

I am trying to move to New Zealand, and I am trying to learn more about how to do so on a permanent basis. I really love the country and it is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited in my life. I have always wanted to live there, ever since I went with my parents as a young child, and I think that trip really made an impression on me. I am trying to learn how to obtain New Zealand PR status, so that I can stay there for the rest of my life. That would really make me happy, and it would be a lot better than living in my current country.

I am really not very happy with recent events with regards to how the government is ran in my country. Continue reading How to Become New Zealand Permanent Resident

Great Antenna Range for a Great Price

As a beginner aviator, I tried making my own ADS-B antenna, but the results weren’t exactly what I would call stellar. The antenna only had a short range and it was more trouble than it was worth to build the whole thing. The only advantage that came from it was that it wasn’t as expensive as some of the models that are pre built. I went back to the drawing board and looked for a better solution that would give me the range I needed for an affordable price. I did some searching and found an antenna online for a pretty reasonable price.

Installation of the new antenna was simple, even more so than building one from scratch. Continue reading Great Antenna Range for a Great Price

A Small Creek Caused Major Flooding

The building that my company is in is right in front of a creek. I never gave that creek much consideration since it was in the back of the building and I never had to see it unless I was out back, which was not very often. It wasn’t even a huge creek, and I could have stepped over it with a huge leap probably. Anyway, during a really bad storm, this creek ended up flooding the building. When I saw the mess from it the following morning, I did a search for water damage in Charlotte. Continue reading A Small Creek Caused Major Flooding

There is This Strange Guy at Work

So I have been working with this guy and I have sort of gotten to know him, but like everyone else I know that he is a jerk. I caught him at this thing, which he is using to mess with the less intelligent members of the staff. He has apparently found some sort of online fake paystub generator and used it to duplicate the paystubs that we have, albeit not that well. I saw it and I could rather easily tell that it was not legit. It did not fool half of the people that he tried it on. For some reason he was trying to convince us all that he was making a lot more money than the rest of it. Continue reading There is This Strange Guy at Work

A Camo Kit for His Birthday

When my son told me that he wanted a camo gun, I thought that he meant a brand new gun. He had to laugh at me, and even called me a girl, but I took no offense since I am his mother. He told me that he meant he wanted a camo gun kit for his existing gun. I didn’t even know something like that existed. He showed me the website where he found quite a few different kits that transforms a regular gun into a came gun. The more I read about it, the more I knew that he would really like it.

See, it is just my son and I. We have been a team for most of his life, when his father walked out on us. It has been hard trying to be both Mom and Dad to him, but he says I have been doing a good job. That is because I allow him to have his guns, his band, and most other things, as long as he respects my rules, which he always does. Continue reading A Camo Kit for His Birthday

Living in Style & Comfort

I live in Florida and to me, this is paradise! I also love waking up to the birds chirping and the sun gleaming through my window. The Marq Tampa Florida Apartments are stylish, contemporary and comfortable. Living in a safe neighborhood is important to me and I love the surrounding area of these apartments. Everything is available right at your fingertips in Westchase. When looking for a place to kick my feet up, I think of three things: quiet, spacious and cozy. I want to be able to pick up my favorite book, make a cup of tea and just relax.

This location has studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. There are many floor plans to choose from and the Aura is my absolute favorite. It does not matter how old you are. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that being comfortable is one of everyones’ priority when finding a place to live. Continue reading Living in Style & Comfort

I Called a Roofing Contractor in NYC to Fix Our Garage Roof

Our detached garage has a heater and window air conditioner in it that I sometimes use when working out there depending on the season. Most of the time it is at the temperature a building would get depending on what the weather is outside. It can get really hot or really cold. I think these rapid up and down temperature changes that could vary a lot from day to night hastened the wearing out of our roof. I called a roofing contractor in nyc to see what it would cost to replace the shingles.

It looked like moisture was causing some buckling of the shingles from underneath. The flexing seemed to be making cracks in the surface of the shingles. We bought this garage as one of those kits that a contractor puts up. It is just a simple slab of concrete and a wood frame on top. It is not finished inside, nor is it insulated. The vinyl siding looks great, but the roof needs replaced. I’m sure that the highest quality shingles were not used in the original construction. Continue reading I Called a Roofing Contractor in NYC to Fix Our Garage Roof

Discovering a New Website for Downloading Music

I’m always looking to experience new things. I really love music, and I easily have thousands of songs in my home library. I decided that I wanted to expand my library by adding new types of music that I’m not too familiar with. My friend told me about the Tubidy download website, and highly recommended that I go there. I wasn’t really sure what the website could do that was different from other search engines I’m familiar with, but I was willing to give it a try.

As soon as I went to the website, I could see the immediate difference. The site was dedicated to the types of files that I was interested in downloading. A lot of times I end up on websites where they will let you listen to a song, or view a video, but they won’t allow you to download anything. That’s not the case here, and in fact, it’s really easy to download music. It’s exactly what I was looking for. Continue reading Discovering a New Website for Downloading Music

Best Fiber Underlayment for Flooring

My brother in law worked in home construction for maybe 20 years, before he decided that he was getting too old for it and found a different career. But he still has a lot of the skills, and so I am going to use his expertise to help me do some DIY projects at my house without having to hire any contractors for the work. I should stand to save a lot this way and I am going to try to purchase some fiber underlayment to use to put under some new flooring we are going to put in the house.

I was at a hardware store and they did not have the type of underlayment that my brother in law recommended we use, and so I decided I would probably have better luck trying to order it off of the internet. At least, that way I know I can find a place that has it, and hopefully I will also be able to find it for a good price. Continue reading Best Fiber Underlayment for Flooring

Pro Moving Companies in Singapore

I just found a better apartment to live in, and I would like to move there pretty soon, but I have the problem of having to move all of my stuff there, and so that is something I have to sort out. I either have to find some friends to help me, or hire someone to do it for me. I think that the latter option might be better and so I want to look up prices for house movers in Singapore to see how much they tend to charge for moving jobs.

I am sure of one thing, and that is that I am not going to be moving all of my stuff out of my apartment, and into my new apartment all by myself. Continue reading Pro Moving Companies in Singapore

This Video Shows Their Story

My daughter is part of a group that helps at risk children. She is a social worker, but the group is comprised of doctors, nurses, teachers, clergy, volunteers and others. They all contribute what they can, whether it is time, talent or money, all to make life better for children who need help. They have a website, and recently they decided to hire a video production company in Singapore to create a moving video that would explain to people not involved exactly what they are doing. They looked over quite a few different companies, but Big 3 Media is the one that stood out to them.

They were able to see other videos that this company has created, and their work really spoke volumes about the talent and creativity that the staff possesses. This was really needed because while there was a lot of talent in my daughter’s group, she told me that none of them had what was needed to create a compelling video. Continue reading This Video Shows Their Story

I Work in High-ech and Preserve Old Technology at Home

We have a room in our house that kind of resembles an old general store. The house used to be a store, so there is a big front window that used to be used for displaying things. Now it is our living room. We have cleared it and converted it into the look of an old store. My favorite items are the old cash register and produce scale. I work for a company that makes shear beam load cells and other components for modern scales. The new technology of load cells is amazing. We make metal devices that are compressed or bent under the strain of weight. The stresses make an electrical signal that is converted into highly accurate weights or forces being exerted on the cells. Continue reading I Work in High-ech and Preserve Old Technology at Home

Kids Can Make Quite a Mess

My little nephews are some of the most adorable kids on the planet, but they are too wild during playtime. While my brother was out of town for the weekend on a business trip, I agreed to watch them. They played all over the house with their markers and finger paints. Once the weekend was over, my house was full of stains. My brother agreed to pay for any cleaning that needed to be done. I called up a service that does house cleaning in Tampa Fl to restore my house back to the state it was before the kids took over.

The cleaning crew saw all of the stains and tracks all over my home and instantly knew that kids had done it. One of the members of the cleaning crew had kids of his own, and they like to make messes when there isn’t anyone around. This is one of the reasons why I’m not in any kind of a hurry to have children. I love kids, and they’re fun, but they make too much of a mess for me to deal with right now. Maybe a couple of years down the road when I have the patience to deal with them, I’ll think about having kids.

It wasn’t much work for the crew to clean my home. They had special tools that made the job go by faster. I talked to my brother and told him that the next time he wants to have his kids stay over at my home, there needs to be some ground rules so something like last time’s incident won’t happen again. I told my brother that he needs to tell his kids not to play everywhere and that they should respect other people’s property. He gave the kids a hard discussion about their behavior.

They Made My Property Look Great

I decided to do some new landscaping in my yard. I am one of the rare people who owns more than just a postage stamp sized plot of land. I have nearly two acres on the outskirts of the Bronx, and I decided to put in a walkway as well as a patio. I wanted to make the yard look nicer for the times when I do have get togethers with family and friends. I knew I could do a lot of the work myself, but I did need to find qualified sidewalk contractors in Bronx NY to do the patio and walkways.

I was going to tend to the plants and shrubbery myself, and I also knew that I could put in my own flower gardens and fences. I had never attempted anything like sidewalks though, and I knew I was not going to start trying now. Continue reading They Made My Property Look Great