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
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
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
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.
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
After living most of my life in one of the largest cities in the country, I am very watchful when it comes to security and safety. Friends from small towns find it odd when they come to visit and I tell them to keep my home’s door locked at all times. I also tell them to be aware of their surroundings, too. When my hubby said we were moving to Delaware, he pointed out that we could get Delware ADT if I really wanted it. But he also pointed out that the state has a small population, and the city we would be living in there would not have the high crime that the large city we lived in for so long has had.
I pondered what my husband had told me. We were told we would need to pay all of our own moving costs, so we really needed to save money. Not only that, I was giving up my job and would need to find a new one once we settled in. That means that even less money would be coming in for awhile. Continue reading No Matter Where You Live, Security is Important
Prices keep going up for everything. What did you start doing when the gas prices went up? Remember when it was costing a small fortune to fill up the tank? I bet you looked around town for the lowest price you could get on gas. The same thing goes for other stuff as well. We got a better price on the programming that comes into the three television sets in our house. We were paying too much for cable so we switched to satellite so we could view more at a lower price. Hey, as some companies raise their prices, I just go with the ones that offer me more for a better cost.
I asked the cable company if they could give me a box that would let me record more than two things at a time. Continue reading With Satellite TV You Can View More and Do More but Not Pay More
It was probably 90 degrees out and I was trying to do a few chores outside around the house. I walked by the electric meter on the house and could hear a faint buzz. I walked up to it and the dial was spinning fast. I went in the house and the AC was running, a bunch of lights were on, TVs were going and someone had the stereo and TV going in the living room. Our electricity usage and bill was out of control. We did two things. We called Reliant Energy in Killeen to get a lower monthly rate on electricity, and we started to bring the kids into compliance of using less.
I grew up in a house where my dad was always on us about wasting electricity, gas and water in the house. Continue reading Saving Money on Electricity and Being More Socially Responsible
I am moving to Texas in the near future, because I finally got a job offer at this company I have been trying to get a job at for years. I was actually about to give up when they finally offered me a job. Kind of incredible really, and I am glad that it worked out. But I am a bit confused about electricity in Texas and all of the different companies, so I have been reading http://choosetexaspower.org/energy-rights.html and trying to get a better grasp as to what my rights are as an electricity customer in the state of Texas, as well as all of the companies that I will get to choose from when I pick my power provider going forward.
I am not going to be moving for another few weeks, but I would like to stay on top of things, and make sure that all of the things related to getting a new place do not pile up on me. After all, moving is a big deal and it takes a lot of effort, and a lot of planning as well. To be honest, I am not looking forward to it, but I guess that it could be worse. Anyway, I am going to check into the different electricity companies, see what their prices are, and see if there are any other things that I should take into consideration when it comes to choosing one of these companies to provide me with power. Of course, I want to make an informed decision, but at the same thing, there are a lot of other things that I need to attend to, so it is my hope that i will not spend too much time on this matter, and that I will come to a decision without a whole lot of deliberation.
I was not sure this was going to work at first, but so far it has been pretty good. The other guys wanted me in on this deal because they needed me to help them to fix this place up. It works like this, the one guy inherited this big old house from his grand dad. It is not quite a mansion, but half a dozen people can live in this place without really getting in one another’s way. It has a satellite dish with and there is Directv on demand from a whole house DVR. It has about five different satellite boxes, so we all got our TVs in our own rooms, and there is another one in the living room. Of course this place has at least a thousand and one things that needs to be done to it. The other guys are paying rent, but for now I am paying with my skills.
The place has three bathrooms, but these were built in the pre history of plumbing. That is a bit of a joke, but it is not really that funny. We are starting out with the main one which is seeing the most use. Obviously it is the one nearest the living room and the lower level bedrooms. I am going to do it this weekend and I am going to hope that those guys can help me out to some extent, but it is not something I am pinning my hopes and dreams to. After that I move up to the second story where they have two bathrooms. One of them is in really bad shape, so it is going to be done first. After I finish with all three bathrooms the kitchen needs to be done, but that is going to be expensive and might not be soon.
I have started thinking about whether or not I want to buy this nice little place in Midland TX. It is something that I always wanted, some people around here call it a cowboy starter, which means that it is big enough so that you could put a house and a horse lot on it. This is not quite five acres and there is a little pond on it that is probably around a third of an acre. The guy told me that it had a lot of fish in it, but I did not check. I went to http://www.texasenergycompanies.net/txu-energy-texas/m/midland.html and figured out who supplied the power. Continue reading Looking at a Little Place in Midland
I don’t like to take chances. I grew up in a city that was less than friendly to the people that lived there. A day or night didn’t go by that I wasn’t exposed to the sound of gun shots outside my window or the shouts of people fighting or even hearing of a neighbor being robbed. Even our home was robbed twice back to back resulting in the loss of nearly every single electronic device in the house. It was a terrible place to grow up. After moving I looked for the best home security in Fort Worth – I wasn’t going to allow myself to be a victim again.
It’s a terrible way to live. The constant fear, I mean. Living night after night with one eye open and your body tense with the readiness to respond at the slightest noise. Continue reading How to Keep Ourselves Safe
So we got to thinking about this after there was some bad stuff going on down the street. I have one of those Burlington adt alarms and I pay ADT to monitor it, but I am not sure how much safer that makes you from some person who is truly determined to harm you. You can use a steel door and put steel bars over your windows, but of course that makes it look as though you have something in the place that is worth going after. It is all a matter of how much effort you want to spend to keep a person out of your house and how much effort they will take to get in a place. Of course a lot of locks are no deterrent to a person a least bit of knowledge of how to defeat them. It is true that you can open a lot of locks with no more than a credit card. In other cases all that you need is a good pocket knife or a multi tool.
I have seen that myself. Continue reading How Safe Can You Make Your House
If you have ever been to Singapore, you know the island is mostly urban. Space is limited. So much that the government is actually adding to the land mass of the island to increase our footprint out into the ocean. If you have visited, you know that our buildings are built with natural spaces such as gardens and swimming pools built right in the buildings themselves. In an environment like this it is best to move groups of people in buses or by rail. St. Lee is your trusted transport company in Singapore. Their line of charted buses make it easy to move any group of people from point A to point B and back again safely.
There are many reasons to need a charted bus service for a group. Church groups, corporate groups, teams, school functions and community events are just to name a few. Community Days held at park areas are best served if the people travel as a group. Continue reading Choosing the Best Chartered Bus Service in Singapore
I want to find a beautiful and expensive condo for sale in Texas because I want to move to that area, as it is seems to be a very nice area, and I am looking to relocate away from where I currently live. I do not mean that I want to find an expensive condo in terms of, wanting to actually pay a lot of money for it. I will click here on this link, to learn a bit more. I know I will have to pay a lot of money though, and since I want to get a really nice condo, I am going to start by looking at the most expensive ones that are on the market right now. I need to look for an energy provider as well, and so I went to click here on a link for a site with electricity rates in the state of Texas. That should really narrow things down a good bit, and help me to figure out where I am going to live next. Continue reading Power Provider Rates in Texas
I have started working on a home theater computer. The idea is not original. You can go on the Internet and find a lot of communities of people who talk about how to use them. In fact it is supposed to work in a way that is like the Digital Video Recorder you can rent from the Cable TV company in your area. It is not that simple to do though. To start with you need a menu, the thing that shows you what shows are coming on over the next week or so. You can be sure that the cable company is not going to help you with that little aspect. Continue reading Working on a Home Theater Computer
I have decided that it is not a good idea to live in a house that does not have a security system, and it seems like it just invites trouble. I have wanted to get one in the past, but my wife has talked me out of it. It seems like generally, the husband would be the one to do that, because of some macho belief about his ability to protect his family. I don’t know, but I want to look into sparta adt security systems and how much they typically cost to have installed.
I want to get a pretty nice system, so that I will feel confident in the level of protection that it affords for my family. I know that the crime rate is going up in this area. Continue reading ADT Security Systems in Sparta
Finding an excellent resource on utility companies has been a pain in my neck! I just moved to Texas and boy let me tell you for the first couple of weeks I couldn’t find a darn thing about prices without having to call the companies around the area! Who wants to do that? I just needed some information on texas electricity companies in mesquite for goodness sakes! A friend of mine who knew that I was getting to the boiling point sent me energyprovidertexas.com before the steam started to burst right from ears. Whew! I’ve been raised on the web so to find myself faced with such a lack of modern information that didn’t rely on talking to a real live human being was starting to really grate on my nerves. Some information like this should is so simple that it really shouldn’t require the facilitation of communication between two people. It’s a waste of time if you ask me, and you probably arn’t. That’s okay!
Moving to Texas has been a long dream of mine. Continue reading Raising Cattle and Taking Names
I have a house that was built in the 1960’s, and I would like to try to make it look nicer. I have been living in it for some time, and I guess that for awhile, I did not care much about its appearance. As a result, it has slipped into some disrepair. I would like to hire a painter in ridgewood nj at some point in the next few weeks, as I would like to get the house painted by a professional. I thought long and hard, about painting the house on my own, but in the end, I have decided that it would be better to leave this job to a professional. I guess that I will take on some of the other tasks around the house, and I should be able to do a good job on them. This is just such an extensive project, that I do not feel comfortable doing it on my own. Continue reading Home Painter in Ridgewood New Jersey
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