I really did not know a lot about a well regulated militia, and that is the reason why I went to a website that had a lot of information on what that means exactly. It all started when my daughter brought home a man she started dating. He was wearing a shirt that had something about the militia on it, and I will be honest. That scared me at first, because I usually associated that word with hard core second amendment radicals. I trust my daughter though, so I knew that she would not get mixed up in anything she shouldn’t.
That still did not stop me from investigating a bit more on my own, and I am really glad that I did. I realized that I had a very one sided view of what a militia truly is. I had only heard about the radical militias that were not organized. Those are the ones where a few people tend to grab their guns and hole up with their government conspiracies. Continue reading I Finally Understand More About a Militia
When my daughter told me she wanted to attend a physics tuition centre with her friend, I thought that it was just a social thing for her. When I could see how serious she was about wanting to learn physics better, I caved in and went to the website of the centre to learn more about it. I knew she was not getting the best grade in the class, but she was still getting an A so I was surprised that she felt she needed more instruction. I kept my word though and learned what I could about the site.
I went to the Frequently Asked Questions portion of the site, knowing that I had a lot of questions so hopefully I would find a lot of answers. I wanted to find out more about the teacher, how he conducts classes, how he handles when a student must miss a class, and other things like that. Continue reading My Daughter is a Better Student Now
When my hubby and I first started looking for our next home, we found that we were not really happy with the houses that were up for sale. So, we ended up purchasing some property to build on instead. Because much of the property was covered with trees, we needed a Queens tree removal to come and get rid of a bunch of them so that we would have plenty of space for a nice house and a front and back yard. We spent some time planning everything out, and then the tree removal company came and did exactly we instructed them to do.
I am someone who really likes to live amongst a lot of foliage. Continue reading We Decided to Buy Our Own Property and Start from Scratch
I could not figure out how my mother, father, grandmother, grandfather and all my siblings can grow such beautiful plants and flowers, and I am a failure at it. It didn’t seem like it would be all that hard to do, but I’ve had no luck when trying it on my own. I ended up calling someone in who does landscape design in Nassau County NY to get everything started. The woman who came over to do all of the work is fantastic when it comes to know exactly what to grow and when. She gave me some insight into the world of plants and helped me understand why I was having such a rough time on my own.
I originally started out with the idea of going through quite a few garden magazines. Continue reading I Needed to Learn with Someone Else’s Help
I tried trimming a few of the fruit trees in our yard one year. It took almost three years for them to bear fruit again. They are apple, pear and plum trees. They make delicious fruit. My grandparents planted these trees back when they built the house. Now it is the home of my wife and I where we have teenage children. We harvest the fruit and make jellies and jams and other things. To preserve the fruit-bearing capability of the trees while keeping them at a manageable size, I called a Long Island tree pruning service to trim the rest of the trees properly.
You want to encourage new growth and even more bearing of fruit, and it takes someone knowledgeable about each tree species in order to get it done right. Continue reading Pruning Trees to Get Them to Bear More Fruit
The start of my company was the start of a new beginning for me. I created the company partially with some money that I got with a bank loan, and the rest with an inheritance from an uncle. At first the company didn’t need a physical location beyond my garage, where I would make products by hand to sell. I used some of the money to have building erection done to create a factory where I could make the products on a larger scale while storing them before shipping them out to various customers around the world.
My company produces plastic model kits that can be easily assembled without the need for glue. Continue reading Growth Through a Dedicated Factory
I remember the first computer we got for our business. It was like an alien to some of the staff. We only had two people who knew how to operate it. When it worked, it helped. When it went down, it was tedious. I have had those first two computer experts restore data from tape drives and reenter data manually more than once. Things got better as technology improved, and now we use Microsoft Dynamics integration for our customer relationship management. For some time we had such a mix of hardware and software that we spent many man hours just trying to get things to communicate with one another.
Here is an example of our data flow issues that used to drive us crazy. Continue reading Getting All of Our Data Systems to Work Together is No Longer Impossible
I have really been looking hard for a new job and I just happened to find a rather strange one. I was at the Costco in Clifton when I saw a help wanted sign at the place beside it. It was a place that sold all sorts of Jewish monuments in NJ and of course I went in there to apply for the job. They had all sorts of headstones and monuments, which I knew absolutely nothing about and so I figured that I would not be able to get the job. That was not really the case, because all I have to do is load and unload vehicles at the loading dock. That is not something that you can do without mechanical assistance. I do not know what these headstones weigh, but it is a lot and more than enough to do serious damage to anyone who made a mistake. Of course they cost a good deal of money too and so you do not want to be careless with them. Continue reading I Found a Summer Job
The job is pretty simple for the most part, since I am just helping out my uncle Lou. He has become the building supervisor at a 14 story office building on the New Jersey side of the East River. At any rate the thing I did at first was to get a bunch of quotes from companies that do facilities hvac management for NYC. It is not something that I really understand, but then I do not really have to know things to be honest. I just have to know what to say and collect the quotes. My Uncle Lou told me what to say and he is the one who is going to look at the information I gather to make a decision. Of course the basic idea is that the people who own the building are looking to save money, but that is not always going to be the right way to go about things. Continue reading Started to Work at My New Job
Navigating court terms and solicitor vernacular would ruin a regular bloke from trying to handle his own lawsuit for a personal injury claim. Terms such as pre-action protocol for personal injury claims would not make sense to the average person. Now I used to make fun of the solicitors who advertised on the telly but no more. When you really need one to win a settlement for you so you can pay your mortgage and send your children to college despite being ruined for employment by a negligent employer, then you are happy to have one on your side.
Your workplace is not going to be your friend if you get hurt. In fact, their insurance company and their lawyers are likely to advise all of your bosses, managers and coworkers to avoid you like they would the plague. Can’t have anyone who actually saw what happened say anything that would be in your favor, or worse yet, criminally liable! However, I do have one friend on the job who would be willing to give up his situation to defend me and my claim. Continue reading Navigating the Land of Courtroom Language and Tactics for a Personal Injury Claim
The thing about insurance is that the companies that provide it are out to make a profit. They grow by collecting premiums and not paying out claims. The business of insurance is huge. Little claims being paid out are like advertising. A satisfied customer who got his bumper fixed or windshield fixed tells other people. They are happy and call to get insurance. When a big claim is submitted for an act of gross negligence on the part of one of their insured drivers, then there is a fight to get the money. We went to baggotlaw.com/car-accident-claims/ to get someone after the insurance company we had paid premiums into for years.
They were not wanting to pay for medical bills and work loss due to a covered accident. All of our premiums were paid on time, and we had a better insurance policy with bigger maximums. They were really trying to hold back paying out even a penny more than they absolutely had to. Being a for profit business, they showed their stripes fast. Continue reading Using a Lawyer to Make an Insurance Company Pay What is Due
Fo a long time I was completely ashamed that I was using the vimax pills. I didn’t know how to feel about being forced to use a supplement to enhance my sexuality. It’s what I had to do in order to feel confident again – is it worth it? Now that I think back on it I’d like to say it is worth it. It’s been more work finding that confidence than it has been just to take a pill for that confidence. I still have to ask myself again and again whether or not if it’s actually healthy for me to depend on a pill.
I’ve been thinking about how fragile my ego and my identity really is. I wonder if most men are like me; that we tie so much of ego to sex. How many of us feel the need to be validated by our ‘conquests’? I used to be. Continue reading Improving My Self Confidence and Self-Esteem
People are looking for someone to motivate them in their personal lives, and they are willing to pay you a decent living for helping them. Some people just need a couple of sessions to get them going in the right direction. Others may be long term clients who need regular help with everything form their exercise regimens to lifestyle issues. The personal trainer training offered by eifpersonaltrainingschool.co.uk has helped me become more than just the type of trainer bound to working in gyms. I wanted to be out in the real world working directly with clients in their own environments. That is how you really get to know people.
I work with CEOs in their offices and parents at home in their living rooms. Continue reading What Are Personal Trainers Good At?
The quest to find a new apartment can be something of a headache for the most people. Depending on where you’re looking you might find your options extremely limited. For someone like myself who has an already tight budget to live by. I’ve really been wanting to find a loft at the 101 Ellwood Apartments; they’re gorgeous! Unfortunately, they’re far out of my price range. Personally, I don’t mind finding a place that’s cheap and small. I’ve never been someone who carries a lot of stuff with him so moving into a small apartment isn’t that big of a deal, but boy, do I know some people who would completely lose their minds if they had to give up their furniture.
Sometimes, I like to imagine myself living the life of an aesthetic. You know, living with the bare minimum. One time, I even went without my bed. I ‘made’ a bed by going to Wal-Mart and finding several eggshell mats. I stacked them on one another and used a fitted sheet to bind them together. Continue reading Smaller Apartments Are Okay Too
I have friends who got help around the house when they got promoted and got very busy at work. I have a friend who got a helper when his wife delivered their twins. My parents even hire a housecleaning helper when they retired. Each one used the same agency. I hired a part time helper in Singapore because I do not like housecleaning. I go to work and like to spend time outdoors when I am not working. I do not want to devote any of my time on my days off to doing laundry, dusting or mopping floors. I know how to do all of that stuff well, but I just do not want to when I can do things that are far more interesting and fun.
It is worth every bit of what I pay for the part time helper in Singapore to help me with the household chores. I get up on my day off and go out exploring. I ride a bicycle, run, hike, swim and do the things I like rather than being stuck ironing shirts or cleaning the toilet. Continue reading Part Time Helper in Singapore Frees Me to Do Things I Like to Do
A friend of mine has a blog that I like to read from time-to-time. I logged in a couple of months ago and saw that she did a Keranique review post on her blog. I read it with great interest because she said the product is for women with thinning hair, and I have that problem! I had no idea that she did, too. She and I are really close and she has not mentioned it to me, but I’ve never told her about my hair fears. I called her to talk with her further about her review because she had said in it that the product worked really well for her. I told her that I’m having the same hair issues, and I wanted her to know that I was grateful that she was willing to be so open about what she had previously gone through.
When I talked to my friend that night, we both agreed that losing your hair as a female can be embarrassing because it’s typically something that happens to men. A lot of men seem not to care, which is fine. However, standards are pretty high for women. So, when we go through something that changes us physically, we sometimes feel shame and we become very quiet about it. Continue reading I Found Something That Gives Me Great Hair
If you have skills, you need to have someone shop your skills around as a candidate for different firms and corporations seeking talent. Some agencies that offer recruitment are better than others. I worked with a newer bristol recruitment agency and landed my job. I have been pleased to have my skills paired with a company that was looking for an employee just like me. My personality and career goals fit perfectly with this company I got hired on with. This is the best job I have ever had.
I am happy to finally be working with a company that has the same type of business philosophy that I have learned and have. Continue reading Choose Your Corporate Job Recruiter Carefully
I had someone clean my house before when my life just got too busy to handle even the simple things like that. The company I hired sent out three different workers because I was not happy with the work they were doing. My house was actually cleaner when I did it myself, and I felt it was stupid to pay someone else to do it when I just had to clean up after they were done to get my house to my standards. My friend suggested I look at https://www.kleepers.com when my life recently got busy again, and I once again needed some help.
I was resistant because of my bad experience before, but he assured me that Kleepers was better than any other cleaning company out there. Since I knew he would not steer me wrong, I went to their website and took a look. I was impressed right away, because they don’t just hire people and send them off to work. Continue reading They Clean Better Than I Do
When my mother started talking about something called 7 Figure Cycle, I thought she was up to one of her schemes again. Mom has always been big on trying to make easy money online, and invariably she tries to get me involved. This has been going on for years. Sometimes she does come up with something that works, and I’ve made some money over the years working with her. Other times we’ve lost money. It always seemed like a risky venture and you never knew what would happen when we started in on another make easy money scheme.
So when she brought up this ecommerce course about how to make a lot of money as an online wholesaler, I was a bit skeptical. Continue reading My Mother Helped Me Make Thousands of Dollars
I had big pores on the skin of my face. I would look in the mirror and see a look that reminded me of sandblasting. It looked like I was a statue that had been sandblasted with coarse sand, and it left little holes in my skin. I did not like this look. It was made even worse looking into a magnified mirror when I was applying makeup. I decided to go to an aesthetic clinic in Singapore to get my large pores on my face made to look smaller.
The first thing I had done was a deep cleansing treatment. That greatly improved the look of my face minimizing the look of those large pores that were very prominent just above my cheeks. Then I decided to go ahead and get a laser peel. Continue reading Getting My Big Pores on My Face to Look Much Smaller
Her family owns a big piece of land near Boone, NC and we went up there for the week. They go hunting a lot and they sometimes take horses up there and go trail riding. Of course I borrowed some clothing for hunting from her brother, because you need the right gear up there. Even though it is still September you can best believe that it gets really cold up there when the sun goes down. In fact it takes a good while for it to warm up most days and then it starts to cool back down in the late afternoon. I do not know what the altitude is, but this is pretty high up and it gets colder as you go higher. Continue reading Jane and I Went Up in the Mountains
There are mice in the desert the same as there are in the woods. We found that out when we moved here to Arizona. We used to occasionally get a field mouse come into our basement back east and try to set up house and breed. I have nothing personal against rodents. In fact, I like them. They are resourceful. However, even though I had hamsters and mice as pets, I called rodent control for Phoenix to get the wild mice out of our house. They got in through a damaged section of siding where the top of the foundation was close to the backfilled area. I must have hit it with the lawn tractor exposing access to the interior and making it an invitation to the rodents. Continue reading Got Rid of the Mouse Pests and Sealed Up the House Against Rodent Infestation
Ever since I was a young child I loved working puzzles. I especially liked jigsaw puzzles and was introduced to them at a very young age by my mother. I recall sitting for hours fitting together the pieces to see how fast I could do it. To this day, I still enjoy sitting at a table and working up to a 5,000 piece puzzle and find it to be quite relaxing. Puzzles have come a long way since I was a child and I want to introduce my daughter to kids floor puzzles in hopes that she will discover how fulfilling it is to complete one.
I’ve looked around in stores but haven’t quite found one that I think she will enjoy. Continue reading Puzzles Are the Perfect Gift for Young Children
When my aunt fell down a small flight of steps, I thought she was going to have to finally give up her independence. She is nearly 80 years old, and she has been living on her own for nearly 20 years now. She still drives, cooks her own meals, shops, and goes to church on a regular basis, and I have always wanted to be just like her. However, that fall meant that she needed some help for the first time ever. She told me about Sunrise home care services when I went to talk to her about it in the hospital.
She was admitted because she did require surgery, and I had already planned on having her stay with me after she was released. She had no problem with that, knowing that she would need help initially. However, that did not last long. Continue reading My Aunt is a Strong Person
When someone sent me an email the other day that said Christmas is only a certain number of days away, I was floored. I knew that the year seemed to be going by pretty fast, but that was too quick for even me! I only have a few months before I start putting gifts under the tree, and I knew that the one I wanted most was hopefully going to come from some fantastic Cyber Monday iPad deals. My daughter is only 13 years old, but she has been asking for nearly four years now for her own tablet computer.
She has been very patient for two reasons. The first is because she can use mine anytime she wants to, and usually uses it a lot more than I do. The other is because she knew in the past that we just could not afford such a high ticket item. Continue reading An IPad for My Daughter
I have been thinking about the various ways that I could spend the rest of my life, what I am going to do for a career. It is a simple question for me, how I am going to find a way to earn money that I am going to enjoy. Of course you see stuff on the web like this ad claiming that you can get free paypal money from this program, it is supposed to give you up a thousand dollars. In fact I know for a fact that they are really good at security at paypal. Continue reading I Am Thinking About Career Choices