I was so excited to live on my own, but soon after my roommates moved out, I was suddenly very aware of every little noise outside at night. It began to make me really anxious on a continuous basis. I was reading information at homesecurity911.com and learned that I could get an alarm for my place at a pretty low price. The page also mentioned that I can get a reward card that I can use pretty much anywhere if I signed up soon. I decided to think it over for awhile, but in the end, I ended up doing it because it helped to calm me down each night.
When I first moved away from home many years ago, I moved in with roommates. I never had any fears. There were 5 of us living together in a house, and there was always someone was always around. We had friends coming and going often. Safety was never something that I really felt that I needed to think about. Continue reading I’m Okay on My Own Now That I Took Steps to Feel Safe
I never thought I would be the type of person to have a part time helper for Singapore as far as cleaning my condo goes. I have always prided myself on my housekeeping abilities, but I noticed that things were starting to slip past me because of time constraints. I am not one for procrastination, but it was hard to keep up with everything when my work schedule had gotten so much busier because of a promotion I was trying to get. I knew that I needed some help, so I went online and started researching different companies that provide this kind of service.
I admit that I was a bit embarrassed at first, because I felt that I should be able to handle all of it on my own. I just was not giving myself enough credit. There is no shame in admitting that help is needed. Continue reading Cleaning Help Has Made Life Easier
Wherever we go, our dog goes with us. We spent a lot of money making sure our dog could fly with us in the passenger cabin and not in the belly of the plane. It took some ingenuity and even some training to make it happen. Then, we had to work out any issues with customs when we got to Singapore. Our dog is why we never visited the 50h State. That island chain has a quarantine time. We were moving to the Singapore New Futura condo South Tower. The company I work for bought the condo for me, and they will use it as a place to live for my replacement after I establish things here and if I want to move back.
I do a very particular job for my company that not a lot of people can or want to do. The niche area I serve allows me to have a lot of leeway when it comes to moving and my family. It is my wife and I and our Jack Russell Terrier. Her name is Olivia, and she goes with us wherever we go. I am on a two-year assignment, but I like Singapore a lot. My wife does too. Olivia seems to like it here too. Continue reading Moving Halfway Around the World with Our Dog
Since my son has been doing much better thanks to getting A level physics tuition, I’ve decided to throw a party for him. I’ve watched him improve over the weeks and it’s remarkable how well he’s done. He thought he would have to go to summer school or repeat the grade with how badly he was doing in his class. I had to meet with his teacher and discuss a way that we could help him, and I learned about the tutoring service and contacted them. Somehow, the service can teach in a way that makes everything just click.
The party is going to be a surprise, so I’ll have to set it up while my son is still at school. I’m going to order his favorite pizza and my wife is going to make a special ice cream cake. Continue reading My Son Has Earned It
When I noticed that a mole had changed shape on my neck, I decided to seek medical attention. I had always heard that they should be checked if they ever change shape or colors, and I did not want to put this off in case it was something that could potentially be harmful to me. I was able to get an appointment with my doctor who assured me that it was fine. He did tell me that I could have it removed at an aesthetic clinic in Singapore if I was concerned about the appearance of it, though once again he assured me that it was not a danger to my health in any way.
I thought about it, because I did not want to undergo any type of procedure that I did not really have to do. I am not squeamish about things like that, but I also did not want to subject myself to something that was just not needed. Continue reading I Had Some Moles Removed from My Neck
I love everything about football. I started watching it before I even understood the rules, mainly because my dad and uncles have been fans since they were young kids too. Our team is the Patriots, and Tom Brady is just an amazing athlete. His athleticism is unmatched in my opinion, and I use him as a role model for how I approach life too. One of the reasons why he is such a great football player is because he does what needs to be done, which is why I see a Santa Barbara chiropractor right now.
I might be getting ahead of myself though. Brady follows a strict diet and he exercises daily with trainers too. Continue reading The Reason I See a Chiropractor
I had started looking at luxury apartments in Asheville NC mainly because I knew that they would be a huge upgrade to what I had been living in. Before I moved, I was living in such a tiny apartment. I have a queen sized bed, and it took up nearly the entire bedroom. I couldn’t even fit a dresser in there, which is why I needed to have a two bedroom apartment before. I was tired of being crammed into such a tiny place though, so I started looking for a better apartment not that long ago.
There is a really nice complex not too far from where I work, and I knew that I would be able to either walk or bike to work rather than have to take my car out. Continue reading The Apartment is Big Enough Now
Looking for luxury apartments for Charlotte NC has been an ordeal for my brother and I. We just wanted something that would give us a great luxury experience while being in a convenient location. Before we found the perfect place, there was always something that prevented us from signing a lease. The first location we found was too far from our workplace, meaning we would have to commute an hour and 30 minutes to get there, and that was without taking traffic conditions into account. Just one bad traffic accident or rainy day would have caused us to be late for work or possibly get fired.
The next apartment we found was just the right location, but there were only single rooms available, and we wanted double rooms. Not that I mind sharing a room with my brother, but we would prefer to have our own individual rooms. Continue reading Everything Needs to Be Perfect
Lots of people come to Vegas for a gambling vacation. We live here year round. I go to work in the late evening and work construction at night when the sun is down in the summer. You cannot build things in 110 degree heat. We adapt to the heat, but we like it here. My wife and I were moving and were looking for the best apartments in Summerlin Las Vegas. I get home just when the sun is coming up, and I enjoy an early morning swim. We really needed a place with a super nice swimming pool. The Palms at Peccole Ranch had everything we wanted and more.
We have big closets and a nice breakfast bar. We also have a fireplace. It is not always hot in the desert, and a cozy fire is nice to cuddle up to on a cool evening. Air conditioning is a must here in Vegas. Continue reading I’m a Builder, and I Enjoy Our Summerlin Apartment Living
I am a pretty active person, so I wanted to make sure that the apartments in Tallahassee FL that I looked at had plenty of things for me to do. I also wanted to make sure that it was located close to things that I enjoy too, like a quality golf course, a movie theater, and even a venue where musicians play. Being in Tallahassee, I didn’t think it would take a lot for me to find the place that fit all those requirements. I did a quick search online, and that is how I found the Parkway Square apartments.
I thought right off the bat how this is really a nice place. When I got a tour of the grounds, I wanted to jump in the pool and take a swim. I was looking forward to moving in. A fitness facility on site was a real bonus. I would not have to renew my gym membership, and that would save me a few hundred every year too. I liked this place from the beginning. Continue reading Finding the Perfect Apartment in Tallahassee, Florida Was Easy for Me This Time
My husband has to relocate every few years, so we have always lived in an apartment or a rental house. Ever since having our third son a few years ago, we have tried getting a house because it is just easier finding a four bedroom house as opposed to a four bedroom apartment. When we found out that he was being sent to Tallahassee for his next assignment, I got excited because I thought there might actually be four bedroom luxury apartments in Tallahassee since it is a pretty big city.
There is nothing wrong with living in a rental house, but all of us actually prefer living at an apartment since there are often a lot more amenities at an apartment complex. We both agreed that we wanted each of our sons to have his own room though because they need their privacy just like we need ours. I did a search for four bedroom apartments, and that is how I found Tally Square. Continue reading I Want to Live Here for a Long Time
I used to love going out and doing all kinds of things with my family. We would go skiing one weekend, and the next would find us driving hours to the beach to go surfing. More and more often these last couple of years, I found myself begging off from some of the more extreme things we would do. It just took me too long to recover from them, mainly because my back would hurt too much. I took some ribbing from my older brothers over this, but I started seeing a chiropractor in Campbell because of one of them.
He told me that it was possible that I just needed to have some adjustments done on my back, and that a chiropractor would be able to help me with that. Continue reading I Can Do All Kinds of Sports Again Now
The wildest thing happened not too long ago. In the Sacramento area, there was a blanket of snow that came. I hadn’t seen snow in the area since I was a little kid. Like many people, I didn’t expect it to come, so when the news report about the snow aired, I rushed into action to get Sacramento HVAC repair. My heating system hadn’t been working correctly for a while, and I didn’t really care because I hadn’t been using the heater for a while. The temperature never really got that cold, and when it did get cold enough, I would just put on a jacket or lay under a blanket.
The HVAC repair companies were getting notices from nearly every home that needed repairs. Continue reading HVAC Repairs Are in Demand
Because my husband and I do not have health insurance, we are careful to try to keep ourselves out of trouble. However, despite how careful we are, someone slammed into my husband’s car when he was coming home one night after work. He ended up getting some much-needed help thanks to a Mesa chiropractor we learned about. It was far less expensive to get chiropractic treatment vs. treatment from a general doctor. We’re grateful the less expensive option exists.
The guy who hit my husband’s car did not have car insurance. So that was a problem right there, and the fact that my husband doesn’t have health insurance didn’t help matters either. He did go to the emergency room the night of the accident to be checked out, but the bill that we received from the emergency room was quite large. Continue reading We Needed Inexpensive Help for My Husband
I had less than a month for us to find a place to live in San Antonio. I knew if it came down to it, my wife and I could rent a room at a hotel for a couple of weeks if we needed to, but I really did not want to live out of a hotel even for a short duration. When my wife told me that she was really impressed with the San Antonio Stone Oak apartments that she had found online, I wasn’t feeling the same sentiment at first.
While I did not want to live in a hotel, my desire to live in an apartment was next on the list. I had never lived in one, and I much preferred the comfort of a nice rental home. Continue reading An Apartment That is Nicer Than a House
My uncle just dropped off a lot of scrap metal at my house, and some of it might not be worth that much, but all together, I think it is going to be more than worth my time in order to go through all of this scrap and see if I can sort it out and sell it to a local scrap yard. I need to figure out scrap metal prices near my house though and see which place nearby is going to buy my metal for the best price. That is very important, and I guess that I should start figuring it out now as I intend to try to sell this metal by the end of the week.
I know it might take me a day or two to sort and clean it all up so that it is acceptable to the scrap yard, and also so that I am able to get the best prices for everything that I am selling. I do not have a lot of experience doing this type of thing on my own, but when I was younger I used to help my older brother clean up scrap metal and sort it. I kind of remember the basics of it, but I might give him a call and see if he can give me some pointers. There is one part of this whole process that I might just skip and pass on to someone with more patience than I have.
I know that for copper wire, in order to get the best price for it, you have to strip off all of the insulation material, and that can really take a long time to do, and it is also a fairly unpleasant process from what I remember. I am not sure if I want to go through all that.
Whoa! The ants got crazy at our house this year. I came downstairs one morning and walked into the kitchen to see the countertop covered in them. It looked like something out of one of those horror movies. Okay, so maybe there were only about a hundred or so of them, but I want no ants in our kitchen or anywhere in the house. We called a company that does extermination in Montreal after the baits from the store did not take care of the problem. I did not even know how they were getting in.
The exterminator told me that ants follow a trail of scent left behind by other ants. When one finds food, the ant follows his own trail back strengthening the scent trail. Continue reading Help! Our Countertop Was Covered in Ants!
When my dad retired last year, he asked me to take over the family’s retail business. I had been working there for the past 20 years and I knew all of the ins and outs. So, it is only natural that he ask me to run the place, as opposed to selling it off or bringing in an outsider to run it for us. We had been having some problems with pests in our warehouse, so I called a place that handles pest control in Brooklyn to come help us after failing to rid the place of them myself.
I originally bought some gallon jugs of spray. Continue reading A Pro Can Stop Bugs Before They Become a Bigger Problem
I thought that I was only interested in one bedroom apartments in Edina but that was just until I saw that I would easily be able to afford a two bedroom at one of the nicer apartment complexes. I had looked at quite a few different ones, but the ones at Cedars of Edina are definitely the nicest ones of the ones I looked at. There are two reasons I decided to get the two bedroom unit. The first is because it comes with two bathrooms. That means that I will have my very own private bathroom that I don’t have to let guests use.
The second reason is because my sister visits me a lot. She is dating a guy that we have all tried to convince her is wrong for her, and she is slowly finding out. He has a lot of anger issues, and she takes refuge with me when that side of him comes out. She was sleeping on my couch before because I just had a one bedroom apartment at my last place. Here, she will have her own bedroom. Continue reading She Needs a Fresh Start Too
I met my wife many years ago while I was in vacation in Florida. We met at the beach when we were swimming in the ocean. I swam into her by accident and we had a conversation. Since then, we became friends and then moved into a long distance relationship when I went back home. Sometimes she would come to see me, and I would come to see her. Once we got married, I made the decision to move to into one of the Brandon FL apartments with her so that we could start our new lives as husband and wife.
The first year of our marriage was fine for a few months, but as we settled in, we started to go through the same things that most married couples experience. We had our small arguements, but they always ended with up making up. I think I annoy my wife more than she does to me. Continue reading The Marriage at the Start
I have always dreamed of living on the beach, but I never thought it was possible. I thought that I would just have to enjoy my annual beach vacations, but something happened a few months ago that made me extremely happy. I knew that we had a branch in Miami, but I also knew that it was very hard to get a transfer there because positions just do not become available that often. When my manager asked me if I would like to start looking at apartments in Miami Beach, it was one of the happiest days of my life. Continue reading I Have Never Been This Happy
I really think that I need to move out of my mother in law’s place and get my own place. My wife and our two kids have lived her for a couple of years now, and it has been beyond stressful for the most part, but it is much worse than that now. We are checking into apartments in Oceanside that are available for rent at the moment. We cannot really afford to spend too much money on an apartment, because we do not have a lot of money at the moment.
I am working full time. Continue reading Cheap Apartment Listings Near Oceanside
The promotion came through a year ago, and the job was stable. I take things slowly, and so does my wife. We were not going to jump into a better apartment until we were sure I liked my new job. We did the same when she moved up through the ranks at her job. Our lease at our old place was up, so we started looking for luxury apartments for Buckhead, which is a district of Atlanta over in Fulton Country Georgia where we work at. We both work in the same area so close that we have lunch together practically every day. Now we wanted to move to a luxury apartment closer to where we worked.
The Encore Apartments was what we were looking for. We chose The Symphony floorplan, which is a three level apartment home that has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms as well as a garage. This was what we have been wanting for a very long time. We had outgrown our old apartment with one child and grandparents who like to visit very often. They are always on the road in their RV, so we see them about once every month or so for a couple of days at least. Continue reading How Can You Not Like an Apartment Home That Has a Garage and a Rooftop Saltwater Swimming Pool?
My parents recently retired. When I used to think of retired people, I thought of folks who were in their 70s and were slowing down in life. Nothing could be farther from the truth for my mom and dad though. Both are in their 50s, and they were able to retire early because of working hard all their lives. They wanted to sell their business and look at luxury apartments in Atlanta GA so they could live closer to my family as well as my brother and his family. The two of us ended up in Atlanta even though we were raised in Ohio, so it was just natural that they wanted to move closer to us.
My brother has a a huge house, and I live in a small cottage not too far from him. There was no room for my parents to stay with me, but he had plenty of room. Continue reading Our Parents Moved Closer to Us
I was intrigued when I learned about college emoticons and how some designers were starting to really incorporate them into different fashions. We have all seen emoticons on shirts, but now I have been seeing things about them on pants, coats, shoes, and even handbags. That last one interested me greatly because I am known in my circles as somewhat of a bag collector. My friends call me the bag hag or the bag lady! They’re being funny, but it is kind of true. I love my bags and I have a lot of them.
I didn’t have any with emoticons on them and I wanted to see what they looked like. I went around to the local stores and the places I usually shop and no one had anything remotely similar to what I was expecting. I thought that was odd. Maybe this really is a new thing, which in that case meant I just had to have one. No one else had them in these parts and that would make me the first one in town to sport an emoticon bag. I headed some and fired up my father’s desktop to do some research.
I giggled when I saw them. They really are adorable and of course I had to order one. It took a long time to find just the right bag and then of course I couldn’t make a decision so I decided to buy two of them. They arrived in perfect condition, and were packaged very carefully, and they just looked marvelous. I made sure to head over to my friend’s house with the bag and she immediately wanted one! They’re perfect and I’m just sure I will get loads of comments and giggles over them. Even better they really match my outfits in a way that is just perfect!
I was sort of taken aback when I first learned about this stuff and the first thing that I wondered was whether or not this stuff would turn you into a zombie killer. Of course I do not know anything about this herbal smoking blend relaxation that this guy was using. He thought that it was supposed to help him quit smoking, but I am not really thinking that is all that likely. It is a simple fact, that nicotine is really addictive and no one with any sense would keep on smoking if they were not addicted to the stuff. They still want the stuff when they quit. In fact I know this guy who used to smoke, he told me that if the doctors told him he had cancer the first thing that he would do is go and buy a pack of smokes. Continue reading I Wonder if This is Safe
I start at SMU at the start of the Fall semester, but I am already working to get ready for it. My main objective right now is to figure out how much money I will need to sustain me while I am at school. For instance I have been pricing out apartments for Grand Prairie TX and trying to figure out how to find a roommate. That is obviously the most cost effective way to find a place to live. As I figure things if you get a two bedroom place and split the cost, then you end up paying about three fifths as much as if you got a one bedroom apartment and paid all of it on your own. If you could do a three bedroom apartment and split that three ways, then obviously you are going to get a whole lot better off. Continue reading Going to Start at SMU Next Semester