When I think of my grandmother, I am always transported back to my childhood years. Her house always smelled like an Italian restaurant, so it was no wonder that we all enjoyed eating there when we were able to. One of my favorite things there were her Italian meatballs. She made them just as I used to do, but hers were so much better because she was able to let them cook slowly for hours upon hours on the stove. I was not able to do that until I found an Instant Pot meatballs recipe.
I did not even own an Instant Pot at the time that I saw the recipe online. I had just been looking for meatball recipes, and I found this one that looked so good. Continue reading Meatballs Just Like My Grandma Used to Make
If there’s one thing I hate about doing taxes, it’s doing taxes for other people. Ever since people found out that I do my own taxes, they’ve all been asking me to do their taxes for them. They offered to pay me, which is nice, but I would rather not have to look at all of those tax documents for so many people. Still since I wanted the money, I agreed to help these people out. I started using professional tax software to help me speed up the process of filing tax documents. Without it, I’d be doing everything by hand.
Using the software, it’s easy just to feed in the information from the forms that have been provided for me by the people, and everything get’s put into the right place and the calculations are made. I can even scan the documents with my scanner and extract the information that way. The only reason I don’t use the scanning method is because my scanner is one of those one page scanners that are found on all in one printers. Scanning one page takes nearly a minute, so scanning all of the pages given to me would be a terrible experience. If I had a scanner that allows me to feed in documents, then I would be able to do that without wasting time.
After doing taxes this season, I made $1,000, which I consider a pretty good profit. That was more than I got back from my tax refund. I decided to use that money to buy some parts for my computer. I needed some more RAM and a new graphics card that could run some of the games. I’m still debating if I should use some of the money to get that feeding scanner for the next tax season.
It seemed like a great idea when my boss started talking about it in fact. For the company they are trying to save some money. The place we are using right now is really crowded and we need to expand a little, but obviously they rent you office space by the square foot. So instead of that they want some of us to stay home when it makes sense, obviously while doing the work same as we would at home. Today I was looking at a work Sharp 3000 review 72 and thinking about what would make sense when it comes to office machines. Obviously I get to write all of this stuff of my taxes and the company is going to pay for the things that they think I really need any how. After a bit I started to talk to one of the guys who runs the place, and he showed me a little room that was stuffed with older office equipment.
A lot of that stuff was junk, but there was one machine that had simply been extra. It had been bought to replace something that had broken and then we had bought new stuff so the company could write all of it off their taxes about two years ago. I had to sign some forms that said that I had taken it and that I knew that it did not belong to me. Of course I need to be real careful as it turns out. The IRS apparently has a lot of issues with some of the stuff that people write off their taxes and claim it is for a home office. In fact they often do anything else. Like for instance they build a home gym or a spa. So you have to be really careful.
My family and I have always been stanch supporters of the 2nd Amendment. It is my right as an American to own and use guns to hunt and protect my family. I think guns are very necessary for survival and defense. I also understand that gun ownership also comes responsibly. I know that people have to make smart decisions about using guns. As the owner of a gun shop, I have to make sure the right people have guns. I have recently decided to sell 2nd amendment shirts at my shop. I think it will positively support gun ownership in a positive light.
Guns have always have always been a very important part of my life. A gun saved my father’s life when he was in the military. He had to defend himself against enemies of America that tried to kill him. When I was younger, my grandfather took me hunting with him. He used to hunt deer, possums, raccoons, and rabbits. We would take them back home and my grandmother cleaned and cooked the meat. She made rabbit stew,roasted possum and deer. Those meals were so delicious. Continue reading A Shot for More Profit
I’ve been overweight for many years, but I’ve started a new diet plan. It took me quite some time to realize that I felt depressed because I was so overweight. I wanted to make a change after I read some Nutrisystem reviews from other people who have had major success with losing weight on that plan. I’m an emotional eater, which means that I eat a lot when I am down. Then, I feel down about the fact that I’ve eaten too much. Further, I feel depressed when I look at how overweight I am each day in the mirror. When I realized what was going on, it felt like a ridiculous way to live my life.
I can be pretty picky about my food, but I can say that I really love the food that I’ve had on the Nutrisystem plan. I’m not a big fan of spending a lot of time in the grocery store. Often, I just go in and grab things off the shelves and put them in my cart with no major plan because I want to get in and out of the store quickly. That is how I end up buying so many things that are fattening and are not good for me. Continue reading I Love the New Way of Eating That I Am Doing Each Day
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 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
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
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
When it comes to tutoring, a lot has changed over the years. At one point you had to get a word of mouth referral from a fellow parent or a teacher to get your child help with their academics. Today, while you can still go that route, many have found online tutoring to be a worthy alternative of a local, in-person tutor. Whether in need of chemistry or physics tuition or any other subject, finding an online tutor in the subject you desire can be much easier than finding one locally. The abundance of options online makes it easier on schedules and budgets for many parents and students as well.
Tutoring can be a very necessary tool in part of receiving a proper education. Continue reading Parents Should Utilize Online Tutoring for Their Children
While moving into a house with my cousin, he faced an injury. We were moving one of the heavy items and he threw his back out. He couldn’t even walk without being helped. I had to take him to a chiropractor the same day for an examination. After moving everything in, we were supposed to go back to our old residence and clean everything, but since he was injured, he couldn’t do anything. Rather than trying to clean it all on my own, I looked for a company that could do post tenancy cleaning in Singapore.
It’s unfortunate that my cousin injured himself during the move. Continue reading Cleaning for an Urgent Situation
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 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
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