Our Parents Moved Closer to Us

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

Colorful Emoticon Bags Really Make the Statement

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 Wonder if This is Safe

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

Going to Start at SMU Next Semester

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

I Did Fairly Well in the Race

It was a good race for me really, except that I got tangled up in a bad wreck going down the side of a mountain in South Carolina. There were a bunch of cyclists there, most of them amateurs like me who ride for the fun. There were some pros too, because there was a prize of a few thousand dollars for the winner. I have been trying to ride up front with the big boys and that was how I got caught up in it. A chiropractor in cumming had to patch me up and get my back back in alignment three days later, but when I hit the asphalt I was not even thinking about that. I bounced up and I looked around for my bike. That was not so simple of a thing to be honest. Continue reading I Did Fairly Well in the Race

Essential for Selling Your Own Products

Our small grow operation decided to look for real estate for dispensary in California due to the recent legalization of recreational marijuana. Previously, we spent our time growing under a medical marijuana license and we did pretty good for ourselves. Full legalization, however, means we simply must upgrade our facilities immediately. Our customer base is likely going to triple in size, if not more, so we have to be ready to meet that demand. It’s been an arduous process, but fortunately there are firms that exist to help people and companies like ours make the transition to meet the expected demands.

One thing we knocked about was the idea of running our own dispensary alongside the grow operation. Before we simply grew the marijuana and contracted with a few local dispensaries who would then sell the weed at a mark up. We made pretty good money doing it this way, but now we want to run the whole operation from growing to selling ourselves. We figure we can make a lot more money handling taking over the point of sale, but we needed to find a building suitable to setting up a shop. Extensive research online and word of mouth helped us find the company who could make this a reality.

Frankly we needed the help. The whole process of full legalization is getting hectic and their are a lot of rules and regulations that you must meet in order to sell your own product. It’s not a matter of just putting an open sign on a door. The company we went with understands these rules and regulations and has been very helpful cutting through the red tape for us. We’re so confident of their abilities that we can hardly wait to get started. We’re thinking we will be very wealthy very quickly!

We Need Help Getting a Lot of Things Done Now

My husband and I have always been really hard works. Neither one of us have ever been afraid of a little hard work and getting our hands dirty. But as senior citizens, we find that we just cannot do all the things that we used to do. We needed to call to get some help with Montreal snow removal a few weeks ago, and that has turned out pretty well for us. My husband used to really enjoy doing it himself. He always said that it was his meditation time. He would go out early in the morning to start clearing the driveway and then would clear a path all the way up to our front door. But this and many more things have just become too much for him to do.

We owned a warehouse business for 35 years. We both managed the business together. Continue reading We Need Help Getting a Lot of Things Done Now

Getting a Lawyer Helped Me to Pay My Hospital Bill

My dad loved boats. He often took me and my brothers out on the water on many weekends when we were growing up. So when a friend of mine asked me if my wife and I wanted to go out and go out on his own boat a couple of months ago, we said yes. Weeks later, I had to retain a personal injury attorney in Sacramento because of what happened that day on his boat. A man that we had never met was on the lake drinking that day, and he slammed into my friend’s boat with his boat. It was pure negligence.

My wife and I didn’t even own bathing suits. Continue reading Getting a Lawyer Helped Me to Pay My Hospital Bill

I Can Do All Kinds of Sports Again Now

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

This Guy Tried to Jump Me

I knew that the ex-boyfriend was a jerk, but of course this is a girl who wanted to go out with me and she met all of the parameters for girls that I want to go out with. She was pretty and she had a job, which is a good thing since it means she will not be trying to borrow money. It ended up with me seeing a chiropractor in San Jose, but that is not the end of the story. Of course I like that she had her own place, although she shared it with another girl. At any rate I went out with her about three or four times and things were going fairly well, although not as well as I might have liked. It was pretty obvious that she was in no big hurry to get into a new relationship and that was because the last one had ended in a lot of acrimony. Continue reading This Guy Tried to Jump Me

HVAC Repairs Are in Demand

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

We Needed Inexpensive Help for My Husband

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

An Apartment That is Nicer Than a House

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

Jenny and I Move to the Sunshine State

My wife Jenny and I lived up North for five years. I always liked cold weather, but at times the low temperatures were unbearable. We would get large amounts of snow in the winter. The roads would be completely blocked. The roads were also very slippery. Once, my car almost slid off the road. I could not take this anymore. My wife Jenny and I decided to move to another place that was warmer. We looked for apartments in Deland Florida.

The final straw that forced our decision to move was last year’s blizzard. It was the worst storm in decades. We had almost six feet of snow. Most of our neighbors were snowed inside their houses. Our electricity went out for a couple of days. Luckily, I had a generator to provide us with spare electricity. Continue reading Jenny and I Move to the Sunshine State

Doing Pay Stubs Just Got Easier

I have four brothers and two sisters. Even though a few of us are adopted, we have never seen each other as anything other than our real brothers and sisters. Out of the seven of us, five of us own small businesses. My business is still starting out as I am the youngest and was the last to leave home. Having so many other examples about the joys of having your own business was a real inspiration to me though. When my older brother saw how I was handling my pay, he told me about this paystub generator that would make life much easier on me, at least the part of my life that I spent on pay.

I only have a handful of workers, and they are all part time. I knew that would continue to change though as my business got more established. As I grew, I would be able to hire a bookkeeper as well. Right then though, I had to handle the pay on my own. Continue reading Doing Pay Stubs Just Got Easier

Local Scrap Metal Prices by Pound

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.

There’s Always Something New and Fascinating to Learn Online

I’ve always loved learning about all the things thare are to do with computers and the Internet. It fascinates me to learn about the things that most people don’t pay attention to. One illustration of this is when I learned about the Paypal Money Adder program that you can get to generate money in your account at the touch of a button. Most people do not even know it exists, and that’s a shame! It is a pretty nifty little program.

The first time I learned about Paypal Money Adder was when I visited the home of a friend of mine. We have been friends since the second grade. We are both in college now. You could even say that we are best friends, although, we have never used those words out loud before. We have been through a lot, and we always get along well with one another. Continue reading There’s Always Something New and Fascinating to Learn Online

Carpet Padding for Sale Online

I have never put down carpet before in my house, but I don’t think it could be that hard. I have torn it up a few times in my life, and I have also watched people install it at my last house, and when I was growing up in my parents’ house. I am going to give it a shot though myself, because I am really big into DIY and I also like to save money. Currently I am buying supplies and looking to buy carpet padding that is for sale on the Internet. Continue reading Carpet Padding for Sale Online

Best Option for Great Hair

You want to look your best. I know I do. I start with my hair, which used to look like an unruly mop. Thanks to real russian hair extensions, I now look fabulous.

Have you ever seen someone with cancer who has gone through chemotherapy and lost their hair? I’m not talking about them being bald, but seeing them when their hair is just starting to grow back and it looks clumpy and very uneven and just pathetic. That’s what happened to me minus the cancer part. I’ve got alopecia, a disease which is a real problem. Thanks to real russian hair extensions, I now look like a supermodel! You can’t tell I’ve got a disease that destroys my hair. It’s hidden away thanks to the extensions.

I was skeptical at first until I tried them on. I thought they looked fabulous, but I needed a second opinion from someone who was not my husband because of course he is going to say I look great no matter how I actually look. Continue reading Best Option for Great Hair

The Development of a Solid ADS-B Receiver Network

There is a push to really establish a solids ADS-B network across the nation. Receivers that connect to the Internet are being offered to ground stations in limited coverage areas. Airports are great places to set up an ADSB antenna. An ADS-B receiver can receive the information and transmit it to computer servers over an active Internet connection. The GPS fix information can give more precise information than regular radar systems. This is a big help to ground control systems for aircraft separation and timing.

I would imagine you can adjust your safety margins when you know that aircraft are really a fixed distance apart rather than having a range. If you just have a range of say 3 to 4 miles, then you will err on the side of safety and say 4 miles. If you know an aircraft is 6307 feet away, that is a whole lot more precise. Continue reading The Development of a Solid ADS-B Receiver Network