You always have things you do to care for your property. But sometimes it’s hard to handle it all on your own. I sure try, though. I like living in a place that makes me happy because it’s well groomed. But it can be so much work that I can’t get to things as fast as I want to. Last week, I needed the assistance of tree removal in Queens County, NY in order to clean up my yard in a timely manner.
When the news told me that some major storms were coming through, I did not think much about it. Storms always come through. It is really not a big deal. But when I got a text message from the emergency broadcast that I should take cover and major flooding was about to happen, I rushed my family to a hotel in a nearby city so that we would remain safe. We even have our beloved family dog with us because we did not want to leave him behind.
Coming home was a big shocker. There were trees down all over our neighborhood. Big beauties, too! There was even one that fell on a power line and was in the middle of the road. We could not get past it and had to walk the rest of the way to our house. So, when we got there, we were not surprised by all the massive trees in our yard that were down.
One of our trees landed on our barn. There is no way that I could have handled that myself. And as I stood looking at the mess, I knew that some of it could have been alleviated if I had just had a company coming out each year to do maintenance on my trees. But never mind that, I was just happy that they were willing to come fix our yard up after all the damage.
When my husband asked me if I was finally ready for a new bathroom, I actually cried. It has been my dream to redo our bathroom since buying our house nearly six years ago, but funds were never there for what I wanted done. He got a really impressive bonus at work though, and he decided that we should apply the majority of it to a new bathroom. I told him he could do whatever he wanted with most of the bathroom, but I got to pick out the shower. A company that sells shower doors in Somerset County NJ has been bookmarked on my computer for a couple of years because I just fell in love with the different ways they do shower enclosures.
I knew that my husband would handle the rest of the bathroom just fine, and I also felt confident that he would design what he wanted around the shower that I wanted. I was able to look at so many pictures on this website, so the only hard part was actually choosing the one that I wanted since so many were appealing. I looked at all of the pictures on the site one more time since I knew that this was actually a reality now.
I really liked the one that was large enough for two people, and it had a shower head at each end. I also liked that we could customize it however we wanted, so I decided to have a bench put in it as well. It would make shaving my legs so much easier! The neat thing about this company is that they were able to redo our windows too along with a few other things. The end result is the bathroom of my dreams, and it honestly is my favorite room in the entire house!
February is known as the season of love because of Valentine’s Day. Couples all over the world get romantic with each other, with leads to some alone time in bed. I wanted to really show my girlfriend a night that she would never forget, so I bought some Volume Pills, not as a gift for her, but as a gift for me. For her, I got a necklace that she had been hinting at for a while. She’s not really the kind of person who isn into jewlery, but for some reason she really liked the way this necklace looked.
I prepared the perfect evening for my girlfriend. Rather than going to some fancy restaurant where everyone has to dress up in a suit and tie and get reservations beforehand, I decided to cook dinner. Most of the time when I cook, it’s usually basic things for dinner, but this time, I decided to take things to the next level. I bought a cookbook with different recipes for multiple course meals. There was a wonder chicken recipe that I had to try. I bought all kinds of spices that I had never heard of before, and even bought some special cooking wine.
The dinner turned out better than I expected. I figured the chicken would have burned a little, or the sides would have been dry, but everything was great. Even the creme brulee was amazing. My girlfriend really loved it, and when I showed her the necklace that I bought, her eyes became huge. It was like she was a kid on Christmas who had just come downstairs to see what Santa CLaus had left under the tree. We began to kiss, and made our way back to the bedroom, where she saw another surprise that knocked her socks off.
I saw a potential for increasing the sales of the small engine parts sold by the company I work at. The boss has been in that same location for decades. He knows all about small engines, but not much about the Internet. He was very hesitant about opportunities for expansion. I ran some numbers for him showing we could make a profit selling everything from hard to find parts we stocked to whole engines. He told me I could do it if I paid for it. I knew the potential, so I found everything from cheap server management to cheap web hosting just to get started.
He made the offer hoping I would let it go. I got him to sign the papers allowing me a fair portion of the profit of every sale made online. I took part of my savings to develop a good website within the budget I had. I knew that the traffic would grow within about 30 days of being online, so I did not skimp on the server or hosting, but I did get very affordable server management. I cannot stay awake 24 hours a day, and I have the day job to do as well. My boss never thought I would put up the money to get the online portion of the parts business started. He could not even imagine people paying to ship a heavy lawnmower engine. I told him that we get them shipped to us. Then it started to click for him.
I built the website and photographed thousands of parts. Some images I was able to use from the companies that make the parts because we are authorized dealers. Some companies have no marketing images. The sales started rolling in pretty fast. My portion of the profit paid off all of my expenses in the first half of the year. My time I put in was paid off in another three months. After that, it was profit for me including the time I put in to keep the site running. Now my boss asked me to become a partner in the business.
I’ve done a lot of jobs in my life. I’ve been a tree service provider; climbing towering, gnarled trees in old people’s back yards to help trim the branches down. I’ve cleaned hospital beds as a janitorial service provider. I’ve been a security guard at a liquor store in the West end of the Bronx (I’m surprised I was never even shot). The number one intense job that I’ve ever had is the job that I had doing sewer cleaning in Bronx NY. Sewer cleaning. Let that sink into your mind and imagine the kind of reality-destroying horrors that you can come up with; it’s close to the truth. Let’s break down what a sewer is. A sewer is the system that lies beneath man’s civilization to provider an easy way to dispose of waste. Human waste. All the sort of waste that we can imaginably produce lies within the depths of our sewers.
Let me be frank with you. People are gross. I’m disgusting. You’re disgusting. The things that our bodies produce are vile, unclean things that leave behind such a filth that we had to devise of a method to completely rid ourselves of it all; out of sight, out of mind. There was once a time where we would simply empty buckets of our human-slop out of windows and into shallow ditches at night. Thenight soil they used to call it. Soiled is right; the sort of filth that soils the mind and the soul! To ensure the purity of our nostrils we send brave, luckless men and women into the depths of the earth where our bubbling human-fluids churn in vast pits and tunnels to be swept away far, far away from the cleanliness of our homes. That’s the job I had to do; unclogging our human slop.
For me, the best place to get cheap dildos here is from an online store. When I tried to buy sex toys at a local shop in person, I was so embarrassed. I felt as if I was given funny looks by other people when I set foot into the store. Everything in the store was so new to me, and the sales people weren’t much help in explaining the various toys. I had to choose my own toy based on limited knowledge and experience, and what I did choose didn’t provide a pleasurable experience for me in the bedroom.
I never want to go back to that toy shop again. Buying online is much easier because I don’t have to deal with one major element: other people. There are no eyes from people who might be judging me for going into the store. There are no uninformative people to try to extract simple information from. If there’s a toy that I want to know about, the website has a simple description about it. There are even user reviews about the toy from people who have actually used it, so I can know for sure if the toy is right for me.
For my first toy from the online store, I chose a vibrating contraption that spins and lights up. It might sound a little childish to be fascinated by bright lights and spinning, but I really got a kick out of it. The lights were more of a visual attractor, but the spinning actually played a part in the functionality of the toy. The toy that I bought from the local shop was so stiff and boring. It didn’t really do much, and it didn’t feel good to play with either. The online toy gave me hours of fun.
Well, it is that time of year again. The leaves are off the trees, the cold is rolling in and so is the windy winter weather. I knew we should have had our trees pruned and inspected by an arborist earlier in the year. We put it off because of other things we needed to buy with our budgeted money. Now we had to call a tree service in Brooklyn NY to not only remove a fallen tree and stump, but they also need to inspect the other trees on our property anyway. You know if one was rotten or infested with ants, then another one is also likely to be in the same shape.
When an oak falls, it really can wreak havoc on anything in its path. In our case it was the garden shed and the swimming pool. Both are a total loss. I am just glad that none of us were outside, and I am glad that the house was not hit. If the big oak tree would have fallen in the middle of summer when it did, I can almost guarantee that the kids would have been in the pool. My husband probably would have been tuning up the mower or working on something else at the shed as well.
People do not think of trees as becoming weapons. Plus, we think of them getting to be hundreds of years old and not needing anything. Rare is the tree that makes it to that sort of ripe old age. Trees fall all the time in the wild. When they fall on residential or commercial property, they can kill people and do thousands of dollars of damage. We should have stuck to our idea of having the trees pruned and inspected. A core sample of the oak would have revealed that it was rotten except for its outer layers.
A friend who I talk to regularly called me on the phone one day and couldn’t stop talking about his senior companion in Long Island. My friend was older than me, but he was still pretty active, and I was curious as to why he needed a companion. He said that in his old age, he wanted someone to care for him and help him do things. He said that I might want to get a companion of my own. I never really thought about it before, but a companion is definitely useful.
I got a companion form the same place that my friend got one. My companion was a young man in his mid 30s. He made breakfast for me and it was one of the best meals I ever had. He did an amazing southwestern omelet with a stack of pancakes and perfectly cooked bacon. It was like I was eating at some five star restaurant. For lunch, he a deli style sub sandwich with a broccoli and cheddar soup that was amazing. For dinner, he made steak with a fully loaded baked potato and vegetable medley. I never knew that having a companion would mean that I would be getting such tasty meals.
The companion wasn’t only good for cooking. He knew how to play every card game imaginable, from poker to spades. We played many games of spades, and he beat me a majority of the time. I tested his ability to play chess, and he beat me at that too. Among my friends, I was always the best chess player, but against him, I had been repeatedly trounced. Looks like I’ll have to do my best to get better at these games if I’m going to win against the companion. This guy is the perfect person to have taking care of you.
There was a earthquake in Brooklyn that shattered all of the glass in my home. Of all places for an earthquake to take place, one had to happen in Brooklyn, and it had to do damage to my home in the way it did. I don’t think anyone else on my street had the same kind of damage. I called a company that supplies custom glass in Brooklyn to have all of my windows and mirrors replaced. In the meantime, I put plastic wrap on the windows to keep bugs from flying in. At this time of the year, there are a lot of bugs that roam around, and they can be pretty annoying.
The glass people took measurements of my windows and bathrooms, and then gave me an estimate for the glass. I figured that the price would be a lot higher than the estimate that they gave me, but the price was pretty reasonable. They even gave me a discount for being a first time customer. After a payment by check, they started working on putting the new glass and mirrors in my home the next day. They did the window installations first, so I wouldn’t have to keep using the plastic wrap.
The workers installed each window one by one. For a single person doing the job on their own, the installation would have probably taken an entire week, but for a team of people, it only took a day. Each glass installation was done by taking the old shards away and putting new glass in the frames. Then they put the mirrors in each of the bathrooms and held them in place with pieces of plastic and screws. My house looked beautiful again, and I was able to have windows that actually worked. Hopefully there will be no more earthquakes.
A roofing company in NYC did some roof repair on my home after part of the roof was damaged by a tree that had been struck by lightning. I thought all was well, until a month later, when the roof started falling apart at the site of the repairs. I tried contacting the company who did the repairs, but apparently they had gone out of business. Many people complained about work they had done before, and the company lost its ability to do repairs. They now have a lawsuit on their hands from many angry customers, including myself.
Since the company I initially used couldn’t do the repairs, I had to hire a new company to do it. After getting burned by the first company, I was very hesitant to hire anyone else for repairs. I was willing to climb up on the roof and do the repairs myself, even though I knew next to nothing about roof repair. This probably would have resulted in a worse job than the previous company, or I might have been injured by falling off the roof. I had to bite the bullet and just look for someone else to do the repairs.
I put my trust in a company that received positive feedback from many people. I still had my doubts about their ability to repair my roof, but I had to put those doubts aside, or my roof would never be fixed. After examining the damage, one of the workers for the company commented on how badly the previous repair job was done. Just by looking at the damage, they were able to tell which company was responsible for it. The workers had been doing roof repair all over town for people who used to be former customers of that other company.
I remember when our little girl was sent home by the nurse because she had head lice. Now that was super embarrassing. We have a nice apartment that we keep perfectly clean. I’m actually a clean freak according to my husband and our little girl. The nurse said our little one picked them up in school and that it was as common as kids catching a cold from one another. It has nothing to do with hygiene or cleanliness. Then we got bed bugs. Talk about devastating to my pride! However, a company that provides bed bug control in NYC told me that they were brought into our home. They did not originate there.
As the exterminator did his job getting rid of the bed bugs he asked me about recent travel. The only thing that came to mind was a school trip out of state for a spelling championship our little girl was in. The contestants from the school all went on the same flight, and we all stayed in the same hotel. It was a nice place. Not a five-start hotel, but it wasn’t a dive either. It was really clean and had a nice restaurant and even an indoor swimming pool that the kids went crazy over. The exterminator said that is where we most likely picked up the bed bugs.
We brought them home on our clothes. Then they took up residence in our bedroom feeding off of us in the night. Is that creepy or what? It just makes me shudder thinking about it. They were in our bedroom and our little girl’s. It was the bites on her that alerted me that there was a problem. My husband always has bites because he works as a park ranger. I had a couple tiny marks on my leg that I chalked up to mosquito bites. Well, they weren’t.
I had a friend over at my house to check out an issue I have been having, and apparently I have a clogged, or partially clogged sewer drain leading from my house. I did not even know that was possible, but my friend knows a good bit about plumbing. He is not able to fix it though and so I will need to hire expert drain cleaning in Bergen County NJ to come and take care of this issue. He said that it could get pretty bad if it were not taken care of soon, and I do not really want to think about what could happen if the drain going back into the sewer gets completely clogged.
Apparently, my friend does not think that it is completely clogged right now. But I do not want to risk this issue at all. Instead, I want to go ahead and deal with it, even if it is not a good time for me to have to deal with this type of expense. I have had a rough couple of months financially, and it seems like unanticipated expenses keep popping up. But this is a serious one, and it can’t wait. So I am going to have to figure out how to pay for it, regardless, because the other option does not seem very pleasant at all.
I am watching basketball right now, and I just saw a ridiculous turnover. It really should have been an easy bucket, but I guess I need to stop getting distracted. One of my problem is that in general, I am very easily distracted. But of course, I can’t really afford to get distracted and to not pay attention to this issue with my sewer drain. So I am going to turn off the TV and look at my finances.
I am trying to learn how to better market my company, and there are a lot of new options that are available for marketing. In particular, I am looking at this self serve mobile advertising service and it seems like it would be a good idea for me to check out. I have not heard about this sort of thing before, and I am kind of excited about the potential that this site has for my business. It seems like there are a lot of opportunities that could be opened to me, through the use of something like this.
I have paid a company to advertise for me in the past, but I stopped, because it was not really generating the type of results that I wanted. It ended up being more, or less, just a waste of money for the company and so I had to stop paying for it. But with this option, I will be able to make my own ads, and then post them at my own discretion. I like the fact that there are so many different apps available to advertise on, on this site, because it really helps to pick the right places to advertise.
I think that I have a pretty good idea of the market for my company’s products, and so I think it would be a good idea for me to go ahead and try to figure out if I can make this feasible, or if it is not really going to be a good marketing solution. On the surface, it looks like it will work quite well, but of course, you have to get down into the details, before you are really able to figure out something like that. That is what I am going to attempt to figure out at the present moment.
I have a shameful secret that I never let any girl I date know. It’s a problem that I have tried to remedy but to which no solution has been found to combat the sheer laziness that possesses me. I can’t do my own laundry. There is no doubt in my mind that I am a man who is lacking in life skills that, if the women he dated discovered he lacked simple everyday skills, would be ridiculed by them ruthlessly. I even have to resort to using a dry cleaner in Paterson NJ to ensure that my clothes are ready for the week.
It’s true that I do work a lot. A whole lot. I’m often putting 60 some odd hours a week just at work alone not accounting for the independent projects that I focus on at home. I simply do not have enough hours in the day to concern myself with these issues! I was forced to hire a maid even just so I didn’t have to waste any more of my time fumbling about with a mop and a bucket, doing nothing more than splashing soapy water around the kitchen floor. Yeah, that’s a serious waste of my time.
I don’t feel so bad. I like to think that as long as I am able to pay for the lifestyle that I currently have then it’s never going to be a problem. With other people doing these tasks for me, there will never be a reason for me to have to learn to do them myself. Then again, if I ever find myself in a pinch where money is tight, I might have a serious problem on my hands. Not knowing how to wash my clothes is no doubt going to come back to haunt me.
I have to figure out what options are really available to me right now and whether or not it is really practical for me to do what I have been trying to get done. Right now it does not look like I am going to be able to come close to getting a loan from a bank. I have gone to see some of them and they were really polite, but they wanted to see some collateral. Of course I did not have much of what they wanted to see. I went to this site, http://paydayloan.com.co and filled in the form that they have there. They were willing to lend me money, but I did not think that it really makes much sense for me when you look at the terms of the loan that they were going to let me have. In fact you have to think about this sort of loan in terms of how much sense it makes for you. This is a business proposition for me, although it is not as though I am some sort of corporate big wig. In fact this is a very simple idea to borrow some money, use it to buy some merchandise and then sell it at a profit. You have calculate the cost of the loan in this and is that cost is too high, then you have to raise the price of the goods. In this case I think that there is a real ceiling for how high I am going to be able to raise the price of what I am selling. So I have to be able to keep the cost of the goods as low as I am going to do. If I can not keep the price and the total price low enough, then the whole thing becomes untenable.
When you live near a miles large park, the last thing you want in your own backyard is another tree. I know that you’re thinking I’m some kind of horrible, arborist-hating tree killer but when you get down to facts and allergies you might be willing to show me some level of sympathy. I’m allergic to practically every tree in the northern hemisphere which hasn’t done any wonders for my mood to say the least. So, yeah, I do find myself calling for tree service in Queens NY whenever one of those leaved torturers begins to show it’s barky face around my parts. Down with trees, I say, and be thankful that you don’t have to suffer like myself. There are plenty of others out there who live what can only be described as a half-life thanks to the perpetual antihistamines that we have to pump through our veins day in, day out; forever.
Are you surprised that I would loathe trees? Those green havens for winged and furry rodents alike. If you don’t feel an ounce of sympathy I bet you’re one of those people who had atree house as a kid. One of those kinds of peoples that would rather climb a tree in order to ‘save’ it before the might of a chainsaw. Trees belong only in two places; kindling for our fire places and the paper in our books. Unfortunately we’re in the digital age where books no longer need to be scraped from the gnarled body of the tyrant trees but can rather be inscribed into our e-ink print. I moved to New York City for the sole purpose of avoiding trees believing that I would be free of them forever but somehow I had forgotten all about Central Park and the sanctuary it provided to those pollen spreading jerks.
I was trying to think of the perfect gift to give to my niece for her thirteenth birthday. She is not a typical girl, which made it even harder for me to decide. While a lot of girls her age are interested in fashion and boys, she is interested mainly in music and books. I did a search to find the perfect gift for music lover, and I had a lot of different suggestions that I was able to look through. None of them screamed out to me that it was the perfect gift though until I came to one site that was a handmade plaque that was absolutely perfect.
I wanted the gift to be something that she would enjoy but would also let her know that I appreciate that she is exploring the things she is most passionate about. This plaque has a musical instrument that is standing upright, and the word ‘love’ surrounds it. It is small enough to not be gaudy and big enough to be a conversation piece. It is brown with black highlights on the musical instrument, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. The good thing is that I knew she would absolutely love it too.
Ordering it was very easy, and I was quite happy with the price too. Truth be told, I would have paid a lot more for it, but I was still glad that it was reasonably priced. It was delivered that same week, and I almost gave it to her a few times before her actual birthday. When the big day arrived, I put my present among the other gift wrapped boxes and packages, and she waited until nearly the end of her party to open it. She couldn’t contain her excitement, and she told me later it was one of her favorite gifts.
My mom told me even before she was diagnosed that she would end up getting dementia. It is something that most members of her family have gone through, and she did not feel she would be an exception. I wish I could say she was wrong, but she was diagnosed with it even before she was of retirement age. Thankfully, it was just early signs, but she already knew enough about the disease to know what to expect from it. That is why just a few short years later, she did a search for dementia care in Brooklyn.
She knew that she was going to need help as it progressed more, but she was still not prepared to leave her home yet either. She has worked hard all her life to have it, and I can definitely understand her desire to stay there. I am just grateful that she had the foresight to make arrangements with a home care company that has experience with people who have dementia. If my mom was in any danger of hurting herself, I would not have been happy with these arrangements, but I knew that she was in good hands with them.
What I really like about this company is the different layers of care that they provide to the people who want to remain in their homes but need help. Basic housekeeping and cooking can be done, and personal hygiene assistance is also provided. Nursing care can be arranged too. If my mom needs to go to the doctor or store, they are there to take her. The best part of it is that they talk to her. I mean, really talk with her. They have conversations that stimulate my mother’s brain, and that is one of the reasons the dementia is so slow to progress with her. These caretakers and companions are a true blessing!
You know, I would reckon that people have actually killed themselves over financial worries. When stuff like that hits the news, you just get a report on the act, not much about the details that lead up to it. Can you imagine being under threat of losing your car, your savings (if you are lucky to have a few bucks) and even your house? I used to feel so much for people in financial trouble. We helped where we could. Then one day our home was on the list for short sales in NYC.
I did not plan for my industry to pretty much go belly up overnight. We worked for a Defense contractor who lost all of his contracts with the government except one. The winds of politics blow and can knock down a lot of things you used to rely on. I was one year short of seniority that would have kept my job. I found other work almost right away, but not at the rate of pay I was making. My wife was already working overtime. Both of our children are special needs. Some things you cannot plan for. You just roll with the punches.
We knew the day I got laid off that we needed to sell the house. We listed it the very next day. However, our community was already hit hard, and the houses were not selling. We got behind in the mortgage with no place to go. We had some stressful times. There were arguments and regret. When the short sale came up, we came through it unscathed. All of our liens were erased, and the buyer paying less than what was owed on the house did not come back to haunt us in debt later on. The bank considered it satisfied. They were happy it sold!
If we had not researched what to do when things like this happen and if we had not sought help, we might have been financially destroyed. I would never have harmed myself. I love my family too much. However, I can see how some people who think they have no hope make a bad decision like that. That is why I am telling about options to prevent foreclosure here.
I am going to stay a couple nights in the area near Cody, Wyoming, and I need to find a place to stay. I have some family in the area, but I am not too close to them, and so I would not want to ask them to stay with them for a few nights. I do not know them well enough to do that, but I guess I will try to find a hotel instead. So I am looking at info about Cody Wyoming hotels and how much it would cost to stay at one for a few nights.
I wonder if I can get a discounted rate on the hotel, based on the number of days I stay. I know with some hotels, if you stay like 4 nights or so, then you can save like 25 to 30 percent off on the room, per night. That would be a pretty good deal, and since I am probably going to stay in the area about 4 days anyway, then I think it would be good idea to find a hotel that is going to offer a discount like that. Of course, there might not be such a discount available, so I will have to do my best to figure out other options as well.
I am trying to not spend a whole lot of money on this trip, because that would not be very good. I did not think I would even take this trip in the first place, but I was urged to by a friend of mine, and he is going to come with me. I guess he has always wanted to see the Cody area, and I guess there are some cool things to see. I need to read up more on the history of the town.