My dog means the world to me. I got him when he was abandoned and picked up by the local humane officer. He was taken to the shelter, and his picture was put on their social media site to see if anyone wanted to adopt him. I was the lucky one who got to take him home, and we have been best friends ever since. I love to take him for walks every day, no matter what the temperature is outside. That is why I wanted to shop around for a warm hoodie for dog, because I simply did not want him getting cold out there.
I figured I could go to the local pet store and pay a premium price, or I could go online and get it for a lot lower because of competitive online pricing. I did a search for dog hoodies, and that is how I came to find the shop where I have been buying his stuff ever since. There are so many things there, but the first thing I got him was the hoodie since we were getting ready to go into the winter season, which can be extremely frigid at times. Continue reading A Hoodie for My Best Friend
It’s always polite to take a free gift, even if you aren’t sure what to do with it. A friend of mine had a lot of old mechanical items that he wanted to get rid off. He came to me first, because he thought I would be interested. I sometimes like to work with mechanical items, but I don’t generally collect anything because I hate dealing with clutter. Still, I took the items and took them apart to see if I could do anything with them. Then I remember that the cost of copper per pound was at a reasonable rate and decided that it would be best to harvest as much copper from the items so I could get some money.
Most of the items that my friend gave me were beyond help and could not be made functional again, at least not without paying a lot for the parts necessary to make them function. Continue reading A Little Cash from Free Junk
When I started dating Jennie I told her that I liked to hike and do lots of outdoor stuff. Of course that was not really exactly true, but I was certainly willing to go hiking with her, the girl really has it going on. The hiking has been fine, but I really bit off more than I wanted to chew when it came to rock climbing. I did not lie about that, but I told her I was willing to learn if she wanted to teach me. That involves a good deal of falling, a Campbell chiropractor just finished adjusting my back. I guess it is sort of like whiplash, because I never really hit anything, but I kept falling off the rock face. It was a good thing that the safety line was there and that it was well secured in the rock face, but that did not mean that it did not hurt. Continue reading I Am Not Good at Rock Climbing
I spent some time recently with a chiropractor in Mesa AZ due to a persistent wrist injury that simply would not go away. Maybe it’s because I’m older and injuries tend to hang around longer. More likely the problem was misdiagnosed by my doctor. What happened was that my dog got out of the house and made a break for freedom. I raced out the back door after him and promptly tripped over a garden hose my husband left lying out in the yard. I tried to stop my fall with my hands and seriously hurt my wrist.
My doctor said nothing looked torn but still put me in one of those short casts you sometimes see on people who have carpal tunnel syndrome. Continue reading A Good Way to Repair a Wrist Injury
I was quickly losing faith that I was going to get better anytime soon. The car accident that I had been in was pretty bad, and I had been stuck in the hospital for 2 weeks. When I was released from the hospital, I incorrectly assumed that I would get back to normal pretty quickly, but I found that even walking across the room was a big struggle. I just wanted to get back to work. I finally looked up the best San Jose chiropractor to make an appointment with and told him that I needed help getting back on my feet again as quickly as possible.
I am not someone who can be idle. I always need to be busy, and if I’m not busy, I easily become bored. Laying in bed at home reading magazines was not my idea of staying busy. Continue reading I Did Not Have Time to Lay in Bed Day After Day
I had to look online for major appliance repair in Sacramento recently due to my adorable toddler son. He’s a great, sunny kid to have around, but he’s also a major troublemaker who has caused a lot of damage around the house. The most recent incident involved him playing in the sandbox my husband built for him in the backyard. Doesn’t sound like trouble, right? Usually it isn’t, but he got it into his head to bring in a bucket of sand which he promptly poured into the detergent tray in the dishwasher! Of course someone turned it on.
I didn’t think I’d ever hear that kind of noise coming from the dishwasher. When I opened the machine I quickly noticed most of the plates and glasses were broken and the rest of the stuff was scraped up really bad. Continue reading The Best for a Needed Fix
As a station manager at a very, very small televisions station, I recently needed some broadcast equipment repair on a very old audio mixer or else we would likely have to fade to black. It was that serious. Either the equipment got fixed or our reruns of old television programs would go to air without sound. Some wit threw out the idea of broadcasting the shows with subtitles or closed captioning, an idea none of us thought was amusing.
This piece of equipment is always fouling up, but we’re very small and run on a contract with the local cable company and can’t afford to drop tens of thousands on a state of the art piece of audio equipment. We had to get this thing running again or risk shutting down. Doing so would cost us a lot of money in fines with the cable company as we’re required to provide a certain number of hours of transmission due to our contract.
Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but the guy who fixes everything from this piece of equipment to the coffee maker in the break room is in the hospital with a fractured leg and it was absolutely impossible to get him down to the station in order to fix the problem. In a pinch we found a company who works on broadcast equipment and we called them in a hurry. They came by quickly, once the situation was explained, and we were astonished that they got this old rig to work. We figured no one would know how to get this thing going again, but they managed to fix it. We were so pleased with the service that we are definitely going to keep this company on speed dial just in case we need an emergency troubleshooter again. They saved the day.
I can’t believe how expensive weddings can be these days, it is kind of overwhelming to plan and try to figure out how you are going to pay for every aspect of a wedding. But that is what I am trying to do right now, and it is a bit harder than I had imagined. Anyway, right now I am trying to figure out how to pay for a limo company to rent us a limo for the day of the wedding, and I am looking around at different companies to see who is going to offer me the best deal for the rental.
I really need to get it for a cheap price, because the budget of this wedding has already been pushed to the limit. I am contemplating if there might be a way to take out a small loan to make it easier to afford everything for this wedding, because I really do want it to be special. It is my only daughter’s wedding, and she means so much to me that I want to do everything that I can to make it the best wedding that she can possibly have, given the budget constraints that we have the moment.
It is going to be tough, but I am going to do everything in my power to pull it off. I know that I will have to be resourceful and maybe try to call up some people for favors in order to decrease the costs of getting certain things done for the wedding. The venue that we are having the wedding at is taking up a huge portion of the total budget, but my daughter has her heart set on it, so I don’t think that there is anything that can be done to lower that cost.
We bought a canary for our son. He wanted a bird as a pet. He thought it was lonely after a month or so, and then we decided to get another one. We have one male and one female bird now. Then we noticed that they never sang. There was rarely a peep out of them. We are always concerned about animals. We want them to be happy. We got them a bigger shelter, and we bought them a canary singing CD. They were hatched in captivity, so they could never be let out into the wild to live free. A predator would snatch them up in a hurry.
We played the CD on repeat. We left it play the whole time we were gone at work and school. We bought them the second canary singing CD that is available too. It was not long that they were both singing the songs of their wild relatives. Continue reading Give Your Pet Canaries a Real Treat!
Many years ago, I heard that if you are serious about landing a job, you should spend eight hours per day sending out resumes and making inquiries. I believe that is important. But despite me doing that every day of the week, I was having trouble getting anyone to call me back for an interview. This is when I read an article that explained that a bad resume can keep you from getting calls from prospective companies. This is when I decided to hire a resume consultant to go over mine with a fine tooth comb.
I am the one who put together my original resume. Continue reading I Needed Help Getting Employers Interested in Me
I was amazed when my debit card was declined for payment on groceries. Beyond that, I was extremely embarrassed as well. I quickly went home and called the bank, and that is when I found out that the Internal Revenue Service had put a freeze on my bank account. I knew that they could play hardball with people, but I thought that they mainly went for the ones who owed a lot of money. I was scared because I had no idea what to do. I ended up contacting a Sacramento bankruptcy attorney because I didn’t know where else to turn.
If it was just the IRS, I would have been able to figure something out on my own probably. Continue reading I Am Back on Track with My Finances
After being annoyed with the terrible greeting cards that I had seen in the stores for many years, I decided that I would take matters into my own hands. I was pretty good at drawing and making art, and I knew a thing or two about how to use card stock, so I decided that I would make my own greeting cards. The cards were so good that people suggested that I open my own business. I contacted a company for small business web design in Brisbane, because I wanted to create a website that would advertise my cards and let people order them. Continue reading Putting the Other Companies to Shame
I love my wife Jenny more than life itself. She has always been there for me in my time of need. She was with me during my trials and triumphs. Jenny helped me be the successful person I am today. She always motivated and stood by me when others did not. Recently, our marriage hit a rough patch. We do not spend time with each other. Our marriage was dying. I thought about getting Sildenafil in Australia. I needed to save my marriage.
I meet my wife Jenny back in college. We both were communication majors. She was so smart and outgoing. I felt that she was completely out of my league. I felt I did not have a chance with her at all. Continue reading Bringing Life Back to My Marriage
I had worked in retail for many years, and I learned the ins and outs of running a store after I became a manager at one. I worked there for about 15 years and was pain well. I decided to open a store of my own. I told cheap smartphones and a lot of other merchandise that people really need. My goal was to try to stay in business by offering things for sale that people not only want, but they really need. It was working out well for me. I liked being able to stay ahead of other nearby businesses with the great idea that I had.
I was not always so with it when it comes to working. I had always been so flighty in my teens and twenties. I was often fired from a variety of jobs because I partied too much and often did not make it into work on too many occasions. I knew that it was the wrong way to live, but I didn’t care because I was having fun. As my bills piled up and I ruined my credit because I could not afford to pay all my bills, I started to mature much more. I became more focused and began caring more about what I needed to do in life. That is how I came to be a manager.
Opening a place of my own gave me even more purpose in life. I knew that I could not let down my husband and children by failing with a company of my own. They depended on me. When my husband saw how well things were working out, he decided to come work with me. I really enjoy going to work every day with him at my side. We make a good couple in all other avenues in life and working together has been no different.
My mom runs a catering service. She gets the majority of her business from word of mouth from former clients, so she didn’t feel she needed to have a website. I knew that her customers would appreciate it though, and she would probably get more business as well, something she could definitely handle. I looked into companies that are local and that specialize in small business website design. I wanted to get all of the details on how much it would cost her before I tried to convince her one more time that she needed to have this.
I was able to find a local company that offers not only amazing prices but also great website designs too. Continue reading A Website for My Mom’s Catering Company
When I decided that I wanted to work for myself, I knew that I was going to have to develop a plan that works for my situation. My husband has a great job where he is able to pay all of our bills with his income, so my earnings were mostly for rainy day activities and spending money. I wanted to spend more time at home with the kids though, which is why I decided to see if there was a passive way I could earn income. I did a search for Wealthy Affiliate reviews complaints after reading some good things about it on a moms forum that I belong to.
Some of the other moms there were making a great income from it, but I still wanted to research it on my own first. I did not want to go to the actual website to learn more just yet, because I know that sites can put whatever information they want to on their own sites. Continue reading An Affiliate Marketing Program That Works
Last year I bought a really old home for a decent price. I thought the price was a steal, especially since no one else was making a play for it. I couldn’t figure out why the house was priced the way it was and why no one else was going after it. When I looking at the construction date of the house, I realized why everyone was avoiding this house. The home had been built in the days when asbestos had still been used in construction. I needed to have asbestos removal in Sydney in order to make the home fit for people to live in.
An inspector looked at the home and determined that asbestos had been used in almost all of the home. Removing and replacing the asbestos would not be an easy task. The task is time consuming and drives up the cost of the home. I let a removal crew get to work on removing the asbestos while I continued to live in my apartment. Modern day insulation doesn’t have any of the deadly properties that asbestos has, and it’s cheaper.
While the home was being worked on, I made arrangements to have it tested for lead paint. Lead paint was still in use when the home was made, so there was a high chance that at least some part of the home would be covered in it. The test concluded that the inside of the home was safe from lead paint, but the outer paint was lead based. The chances of me going outside and coming in contact with the paint were slim to none, but I didn’t feel entirely safe knowing that the paint was still there. I bought some paint cans from the local hardware store and painted over the lead paint in an afternoon.
Instagram is a great tool and website to use, but it has the restriciton that it can only be used if you first create an account through a smartphone. I don’t have a smartphone, so I’ve been stuck watching everyone else use Instagram while I envy them. In the past, I tried various work arounds, such as trying to run Android on my computer to emulate a phone and attempting to sign up that way, but it didn’t work. It wasn’t until I found out about a neat little Instagram hack that I was able to make my own account.
I was searching the Internet one day for a completely unrelated matter and I found a forum that mentioned the hack. I wasn’t sure if I should try it out, because I was afraid that it might be something that would cause me to get malware or a virus. I put my fears behind me and went to a link that told me how to use the hack. I tried the hack out for myself and it allowed me to create my own Instagram account with my own password. I can access the account from any web browser on any device.
On my account, I’ve been uploading varous photos that I’ve taken with my digital camera and playing around with the different filters. The filters make it easier to give photos various effects without being a professional at a photo editing software. Without Instagram, I would use a program to replicate the effect of the filters, and then it usually didn’t work out exactly how I wanted it. Now everything just works the first time, and everyone enjoys the photos I upload. They keep sending them to their friends and commenting on them. My favorite photo is one I took of my dog.
A couple of weeks ago, my father was diagnosed with a disease that will likely kill him in the next five years. I do not want to dwell on that thought, but it is kind of hard to get it out of my head. Anyway, as a result of receiving this news, I have decided to move back to Texas, in order to be closer to him. That is why I just purchased a house and now I need to get everything set up. I would like to look into texas energy companies in temple tx as that is where my father is living right now, and that is also where I have just bought a house.
I am going to have to put my old house on the market soon, but I might not sell it just yet; that depends on a few factors, and I am not ready to figure that all out at the moment. Continue reading Lowest Prices on Electricity in Texas
When our little girl was old enough to go to college she was adamant about not wanting to do the “dorm thing” as she called it. She wanted off-campus housing away from the other kids. She said that her education is costing money, and she is not going to get into the partying at all like she expected her peers to. My wife and I got ADT for her apartment before she even moved in. The apartment was in a building with families and other non-college student tenants. She was the only student of the local college in the apartment. There was no special security there that your might find for on-campus dwellings.
I must admit that this new independence going from her bedroom just being down the hall from ours to living alone in an apartment building was not easy for me. Surprisingly my wife was a bit more at ease with it. Dad’s are extremely protective of daughters. Continue reading Getting ADT Security for a College Student Living off Campus