Storm Damage Kept the Tree Service Companies Busy

July 8th, 2021

I have lived on the east coast all my life. I have been through some pretty wild storms, but the craziest one was just last year here in North Carolina. We were getting the aftereffects of a southern hurricane, and the storms were the worst I had ever been through. I typically don’t get scared, but this one frightened me pretty bad. I had a huge oak tree in the yard, and the storm uprooted it! I knew that I was going to have to employ a tree services in Asheville NC to help me remove it from my property.

Thankfully, it was not blocking my driveway. It fell the other way so my truck was spared. It would have been crushed because the tree is just massive in size. I had to go out and take pictures of it because it was just unbelievable that this sturdy and strong tree was treated as if it was a toothpick by this storm. To see the tree on its side, and the grass and roots many feet in the air shows just how bad this storm was, how unmerciful it was.

I knew that all tree services in the area were going to be busy for a while because of how many trees came down from the storm. I did not mind being put on the back burner because mine was not an urgent need like so many others. I still appreciated it though when the tree service I hired kept me in the loop. They were actually at my place a few days earlier than they had estimated, which just proves how hard they were all working to clean up the storm damage. They had the tree chopped up and moved out in no time. I am still debating on what to do with the stump, but I suspect I will have them back out here soon to remove that too.


New Shower Doors Because of a Baseball

July 7th, 2021

My kids were playing ball in the house, something they know they are not allowed to do. I understand though because my bothers and I used to do the same thing. Fortunately for us, we never broke anything that could get us in a lot of trouble. Unfortunately for my sons, they did. They were throwing a baseball in the bathroom for some unknown reason when it hit the shower doors and cracked them. They told me right away, and even offered to pay for new shower doors in NJ, which I thought was mighty big of them considering their allowance was only a few bucks a week.

My wife and I did not laugh about it at first, but we do now. She likes to tell the story of how she finally got the bathroom she wanted because of our future MLB players. What she meant by that was we ended up replacing more than just the shower doors. We got a new shower enclosure, a sink, and even a heated towel rack, which is something she has wanted since I have known her. Our contractor was able to do all of it other than the shower doors, but he recommended a company that specializes in them.

We went to their website and looked at everything they had available. I was surprised at how many different door designs there are. I have just always thought of plain glass doors that slide, but my eyes were opened to a whole new world of shower doors on their website. We picked out the one that we liked, or rather my wife picked out the one she liked! I had to agree that it was nice though, really nice, so we went ahead and made the arrangements to have the new shower doors installed. Also, our boys never played ball in the house again without even being told!


The House is Not Ready Yet

July 5th, 2021

We still have a bit of stuff to do and things were not helped by the guys who were doing sewer cleaning in Essex county today. If the trucks had come here a bit earlier then I would have been able to get things done, although I might have been trapped in here. They had the road and especially the driveway blocked exactly when those guys showed up with the material and the little excavator that I needed. I probably could have gotten the excavator past them, but the thing is not really much use without the materials that I needed to lay down the bed for the pavers that I am going to use for a huge patio. That part of the yard has a lot of shade and soil that is not much good for growing anything, so I decided that the best thing was just to turn it into a big patio with a basketball goal on one end and a big deck with a wrap around porch.

The guy I am working for is a musician, he spends a good deal of time out on the road in normal times, but when he is home he likes to make music with his friends. He was talking about getting an outdoor kitchen until he learned exactly what that would cost him. I certainly could have done that and I am going to fix it so that he can do it if he wants to spend the money in future. He did get me to put in a big grill that sits in stone work. I finished that yesterday and I liked the job so much it made me want to put one in for myself. He has a place where he plans to put in one of those keg refrigerators.


Don’t Judge a Person or Floor by It’s Looks

June 3rd, 2021

Finding flooring in Singapore is not a chore at all. There are so many different options that it can be overwhelming to know what to pick. Ultimately, you need to find a sales person who will understands your needs and wants in a floor and combine that with how much usage the flooring will get through traffic on the carpet and any other considerations like pets or children. I was lucky to find someone who helped me pick vinyl flooring in Singapore that suited my needs and my lifestyle.

Tank, his nickname for being a bigger guy, was my flooring master. As soon as I met him, I was intimated by him. He was a large man with a deep voice but talked so positively about all the flooring types. We sat down at his desk and he told me about the flooring options. When I told him I what look I was going for, something that looked like a wood flooring, he said “Do you mind if we go over your habits in the home?” I asked what he meant. I had no idea that a personality test of sorts was going to lead him to picking the best option for me.

He started by asking how often do I go into different rooms, am I a roamer pretty much. Do I have kids or pets or do I have friends who have kids or pets that they bring over? Am I clumsy? Things like that. After my assessment, he asked me “What do you think about vinyl flooring?” and I told him I didn’t like it because it looked cheap. He told me “Are you thinking of the older style vinyl? Lemme show you something.” While he was digging around in his desk, he was telling me that they make vinyl now that looks like a real hardwood floor. Then he pulled out two photos and told me “Pick the vinyl flooring.” One looked cheaper than the other one so I picked that one. He said “That is real wood flooring.” I was floored (no pun intended) and then asked to see some samples.

Vinyl ended up being the best choice for me due to the easy clean up and because of my walking around the house a lot. Tank was a legit lifesaver and looked out for my best interests. He didn’t have to do that, he could have just sold to me to make a commission, but I am thankful he didn’t!


An Unexpected Blast of Cold Air

May 9th, 2021

It’s been a long winter, and it seemed as if there wouldn’t be a spring at all. When the seasons changed, I expected to experience some warmer weather, and I was looking forward to it, because my heater was malfunctioning. Unfortunately, the cold temperatures decided to stay around a bit longer. Not wanting to be stuck with the cold air, I used some of my savings to pay for HVAC repair for Brooklyn. I was planning on waiting until the next year to get the HVAC system repaired, but the weather forced my hand.

While I had the unfortunate problem of dipping into my savings sooner than I wanted, at least I was able to relax in my home with a functioning heater that could keep me warm. Although I think having warmer temperatures is a good thing, I’m sure that I’ll be singing a different tune once the summer weather comes. I hate the intense heat about as much as I hate the intense cold, and in Brooklyn, the summer heat really bears down on you. Sometimes it feels as if I’m living on the surface of the sun when I’m sitting in my home during the summer. The only saving grace is having an air conditioner that works, but I can’t let it run all day because I want to save money on energy costs.

Last year’s summer was a pretty hot summer, and I hope that this year will be a little bit cooler, but it probably won’t be. At least I won’t have to worry about the winter until a few months from now. The repairs that were done to my HVAC should last a long time, but my system is pretty old, and eventually I’ll have to get it replaced for something a little more modern.


Canada Geese Can Be Unsanitary

November 30th, 2020

I don’t mind birds at all. In fact, I think they can be very calming and peaceful. I love sitting on my deck in the mornings and listening to the various songs the birds sing to whoever is listening. My appreciation of them dwindled a bit last year though, at least for Canada geese. I own a small company that has three buildings on two acres of land. I ended up having to call a company out that handles Canada geese control in NJ and NY states. I did not want to hurt the birds, but they were becoming a problem for my business and I had to do something about it.

The reason I chose this particular company is because of their reputation. I had looked online at a few different companies, and I just liked the testimonials I read about this company the most. They are very humane in their treatment of the birds and do not harm them in any way. They do have to make it rough for the birds though so they will not want to keep roosting around the area. The main problem areas for me were the sidewalks and parking areas for employees and visitors.

There is nothing more unattractive than geese excrement all over the place. When you counter in the fact that Canada geese can have up to three pounds of waste a day, that becomes very unsightly as well as unsanitary. This company put spikes on the roof ledges since that is where the birds were roosting, and they also used nets along the roof too. It is a very effective solution because we have not had any trouble since this was done. Now I can go back to enjoying the songs of the birds in the morning now that I am not frustrated by Canada geese now.


I Chose Two Years of Secretarial Services

April 30th, 2020

I went online to find out what the requirements are for a company secretary. I knew that I did not have them, but I wanted to make sure that I brought on someone who did possess them. Since I had never researched this before, I did a search for corporate secretarial services in Singapore. It ended up being the right way to search for what I needed because it led me right to a company that offered the kind of services that I needed. I was able to find out what a company secretary does, and there were different packages I could choose from.

I am really grateful that the site that I went to was as comprehensive as it was. It detailed the education that a company secretary needs, the exact duties of one, and the time length that one could be needed. Granted, it does all depend on the type of business as well as the size too, but I was able to learn everything that I needed from this website. There were three different packages that I was able to choose from, and I ended up going with the premium one for a couple of reasons.

The main one is because of the price. I was on a tight budget when I first started out, and the price was better than I could have imagined. I thought the premium package would have been out of my reach, but it was easily affordable. I also liked everything that came with it because I wanted to have this type of support for as long as I could have it. I get two years of support and services by choosing the premium package. Because I bundled it the way I did, I am also saving over half the cost. Smart decisions like this is what will keep me in business for a long time to come.


Appeal of the UK Entertainment Agency

December 11th, 2019

Chosen Events Ltd is the leading UK entertainment agency. They are in this business for close to 14 years. Since its inception, they have been throwing some excellent parties, organized colorful weddings and Christmas parties, hosted professional corporate events, set-up creative product launches, etc. Their base is located in London and offers services in and around the city.

London is one of the most prominent cities, not just in Europe but all over the world. As such, it is a very happening city. To walk with the trending lifestyle, the UK entertainment agency is witnessing a huge growth lately. These agencies are the first point of contact for any organizing committee. They have all the expertise when it comes to handling any events.

Chosen Events has gone a step further, however. They endeavor to make any event special. Customization is the keyword here. They just don’t provide run of the mill packages that every other entertainment agencies seem to be providing. When a customer approaches with their order, Chosen Events try to understand what they are looking for, improvise it, and then offer the same to the customer. They also have some ready-made and eyecatching packages available which would sure to lure customers.

They have highly-skilled, resourceful entertainers. Some of their entertainers are the very best in the industry. In fact, quite a few of them have performed either on TVs or some high profile events. Various types of entertainment are provided by Chosen Events.Acrobats & Aerial Acts, Britain’s Got Talent Acts, Cabaret & Stage Shows, Circus Shows & Entertainment, Comedy Acts & Comedians, Dancers, Food & Drink Entertainment, Function Bands, etc to name a few.

Their high profile clients include RKH Speciality, Tekhnicon, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Homebase Ltd, Grain London Ltd, Sky Sports, The Economist Group, Carbon Black, Chelsea Football Club, KMPG, etc. This speaks volumes about their competence.


Signs You Have Found a Great Escort Service

November 25th, 2019

When looking for a Salt Lake City escort service, it is easy to bump into the wrong one. The best way to avoid being dissatisfied with your experience would be to look for the best available agencies. here are signs that you have found one that is worth the time and money.

A Great Website

Any good business knows that a great website is the face of the company. If you find a Salt Lake City escort service that has a site filled with great pictures, solid information and clear contact info, you have a winner. Things like broken links, outdated photos and things of that nature are a big red flag and you should avoid services that have those.

Pretty Girls

Let’s face it, everyone does not have the same preference, but looks matter immensely in this type of industry. You do not want to try an agency that has people with physical features that leave a lot to be desired, particularly things like bad teeth and unkempt hair. The best agencies only employ the cream of the crop.

Clear Rules

When you are interacting with girls from agencies, it is important that rules have been established beforehand. This is in the best interest of everyone involved. If you find that any service you come across is fairly lax and they let anything slide, this is not a good sign at all. This means that they care more about the bottom like than they do about good business.

As long as all of these things exist, there is a great chance you have found the best service in the city. The key is to find a solid, well run business that is savvy and makes sure that they offer the best options to those who are looking to have a good time.


Exploring New Apartments with My Roommate

April 7th, 2017

My roommate and I decided that it’s time for us to move into a larger apartment. We want to stay in the same area, but we really need to find a place that offers us more space and is more modern. I found one apartment community that looked really interesting and told my friend to visit These apartments are some of the newest in the area. One of the features that attracted me to this place is the rooftop sky lounge. Having such a feature makes the place feel like I really am living in a huge metro area. I can see is inviting our friends over for parties in the lounge all the time. Continue Reading »


Always Have a Well Thought out Idea

November 21st, 2019

There are a lot of steps in mobile app development. Knowing the type of app content is just the simplest part of the creation. You also need to know what type of app, how do you want it presented, what design elements do you want, and other things to decide. Business apps are not the same as shopping apps and gaming apps are different from entertainment apps. It is a lot to take in!

I was looking to have an app developed for my brand. As an influencer, I wanted something that was simple but nice looking. I had a layout design in mind but that was it. So when I met with Mike, an app developer, I showed him the design and he looked at it and asked “Is that all you want?” Little did I know, that’s not enough for an app!

Mike started off my asking me what I wanted to do with the site. Was is for my business, was I going to sell things through it? Was I going to use it as a social media hub? What would make it unique? I just said I wanted it to be like my website and basically a catch all. Continue Reading »


I Just Got Home from the Party

October 7th, 2019

It was like a bachelor party, except that it was the opposite of that. Kevin was not getting married, although he seemed to have come really close to it before he got caught creeping around with a red head who claimed to be a lingerie model. The word I got is that she was from a Las Vegas escorts service and that Lily’s father had hired her to get caught in the act. I am not sure that I believe that or not, but Kevin is back to being as wild as a man could be. Not coincidentally he went to Las Vegas to celebrate his break up. He probably made up the story about the escort, I do not think it would have so much variability if it were the straight truth and nothing but the truth. Continue Reading »


I Guess That Other Men Are Really Jealous of Me

September 30th, 2019

I met Kelly when we were both going to college and I always knew that she was really smart. In fact before I met her I thought that I was really smart too, but in relative terms I quickly realized that she was on an entirely different plane. By then she was already making enough money to get out of debt using a bitcoin trader app and some money she borrowed using her future earnings as collateral. There were bankers who knew by then that she was going to make a whole lot of money. She paid that money back without blinking an eye. I was baffled by the entire scheme, especially when she turned around and borrowed an even larger sum immediately. In fact the rate that she was paying for the loan was tiny compared to the profits she was getting off the bets that she made.

When she graduated from college there were recruiters from tech companies eager to throw money at her and I was sort of surprised that she did not leave me behind. Instead she got them to pay off a bunch of my college debt, which was a really substantial amount. Being really smart she figured out how they could do as charity, in fact it was all completely legal and they ended up writing it off their taxes. When I graduated a semester later she had already found me a job. This is obviously the sort of girl that you marry as quickly as you can, especially when she has every other attribute a man might want in a woman. I quickly realized that all the men she worked with just openly hated me and I could not help enjoying it. It is a strange feeling to feel like you have won such a big thing.


Dealing with the Deadly Sickness

August 29th, 2019

I used to work for a company that would tear down old properties to make way for new ones. A lot of these properties were built more than 30 years ago, which means that many of them had materials that were no longer used in construction, such as asbestos. Because of my continued exposure to asbestos while tearing down these properties, I began to suffer from mesothelioma. In order to treat the growth on my lungs, I had to go through a rough treatment process that was quite expensive. The upside to my condition is that the mesothelioma payouts took care of my medical bills.

Many other people been diagnosed with mesothelioma, including some of the people who worked with me. I was lucky to survive the mesothelioma due to the treatment I received, but other weren’t so lucky. I’ve been to a few funerals for my own co-workers, and it hurts to even think about. For years we worked our jobs, doing our best to support our families, and things just take a turn for the worse for us. Continue Reading »


Replacing the Old Cheap Coffee Maker

July 19th, 2019

Most of my counter top kitchen appliances have malfunctioned in the past year. I bought most of them for cheap prices at a local store, and they were made by brands that I’ve never heard of before. I suppose that should have been a warning sign that the products probably wouldn’t last a long time, but I was low on cash and needed to have these items. When my coffee maker broke, I went to Cuppabean to find one that was a bit higher in quality. I can live without somethings, but I refuse to live without a working coffee maker.

I’ve made coffee in the past by boiling water on the stove and pouring it through a drip spout with a filter inside of it. While I was able to do it, it wasn’t the most convenient method for making coffee. Continue Reading »


Visiting a Friend in Singapore

February 3rd, 2019

I went to visit a friend who lived in Singapore and he invited me to stay with him at Boulevard 88. I was fine getting a hotel room, but he insisted that I stay with him. I’m glad I did, because I liked being there, and I think I had more fun there than I would have had at a hotel room. My friend lived in a large condo and it was practically like having his own home inside of a building. I always wondered why my friend never felt like coming back after moving to Singapore, but after being in his condo, I can see why.

There was a restaurant that my friend loved to eat at, and he suggested we go there for dinner. Since my friend had gone there so many times, the staff knew his name and practically knew what he was going to order. I’ve never really been to a restaurant enough consecutive times to become on a first name basis with the people working there, but it seems to be kind of a nice feeling. There’s a friendliness in the air that comes from knowing everyone who works there, and I think it translates into how the food is prepared and how it tastes.

After going to dinner, my friend and I walked around, as I wanted to see more of the area where he lived. I fell in love with it, and my friend suggested that I move to Singapore, just like he did. While I did like the idea of moving there, I would have to get a new job, and I would have to save some more money to prepare for the move. It was something to think about for the future, but for now, I can just dream about it.


Reaching Productivity Goals with a Mobile App

February 3rd, 2019

I had a great idea to build up morale as well as productivity so I went to my boss about it. We had used an app development team in the past to design us in-house apps, which is what gave me the idea that I had. There was not an issue with our productivity at the time but I knew that we were entering into a tough season within our market where it may be harder to make the sales that we needed to make. We always have great incentive prizes to get the teams amped up to work harder, and I thought a scavenger hunt app would be a really cool way to do it this time.

We are comprised of a lot of competitive people, and none of us mind a little friendly competition between us either. I thought that the scavenger hunt could be done via an app. Every time a sales goal is reached, another level on the scavenger hunt is unlocked. Everyone would have the app on their work provided phones, so the clues would be right at their fingertips as soon as each person reached their own personal goals.

The prizes would be shown at different levels on the app too. Rather than just have one person win it all, I thought it would be nice to have several really nice prizes that would keep people interested even after the first person has won. I approached my boss with the idea, and he connected me with the app team right away. He liked the idea, and he wanted to put this into play as quickly as possible. The app development team went above and beyond expectations, and everyone is currently having fun doing their scavenger hunt on the mobile app. I don’t think we are going to have a problem with productivity this year!


The Best Place to Buy Gifts

December 25th, 2018

One of my favorite places to shop on the internet is Harajuku Fever. I found this site about a year ago when I was looking for a good phone case. I found it, but I discovered that Harajuku Fever is about so much more than just electronic accessories. It has all kinds of jewelry, accessories, key chains, pillows and blanket sets, clothes, shoes, and so much more. The first time I was on it, I must have spent at least an hour looking at different things in the various shopping categories there.

I have some friends who like far out there things like this too, so I usually will come to this site when I want to find something for one of them for a birthday gift. My sister turned 18 last week, and I was able to find her a great birthday gift on this website. She loves kitty cats, so I knew she would like the gray pillow that has pink hearts shaped like a cat’s claw. It also came with a nice sized blanket that matched the pillow. Continue Reading »


An Mp3 Site That Fits My Tastes

November 19th, 2018

Music is very soothing to me. Even the harder stuff that others may consider a bunch of noise, I just find it very calming and soothing to my soul. I like all kinds of music from classical to heavy metal, and just about every genre in between. I found an mp3 download website not long ago, and that is why I have so many different genres of music that I listen to now. Before finding this site, I only listened to a few different types of music. After discovering the site and listening to so many songs that I had never heard before, I realized that my musical tastes run the gamut!

I have not had the easiest life. Continue Reading »


I Stumbled, but He Got Hurt

October 29th, 2018

I was on vacation with my husband in Georgia. We were having the time of our lives. We picked this particular destination because it is where we first met, and we had not been back to the area for over 20 years. We were feeling nostalgic and wanted to take a walk down memory lane. What we were not counting on was having to use our phones to find a chiropractor in Cunmming, GA 30028. I can’t even say the reason we needed a chiropractor was because of something spectacular that happened.

After finishing lunch, we were walking back to our car. I stepped off the curb and stumbled, and my husband reached out to catch me. Continue Reading »


I Get to Watch My Favorite Programs from Back Home Now

August 2nd, 2018

When I decided to move to this country, I did so because I wanted to be near my son, his wife and my grandchildren. Separately I wanted to have a better life than I did in my home country. After I moved here, I found myself missing TV programming from back home, though. My son solved this by going to to buy a little machine for me that allows me to watch the very same programming that I used to watch daily in my home country. I had no idea this was possible, but getting to watch all the things that I watched for years has given me a little bit of comfort while I settle into my new life here.

When I lived in Mexico, I lived a pretty simple life. My husband is no longer alive, so I had to rely on my own life skills to get by each day. Continue Reading »