A Peaceful Setting in Edina

I was really hoping to find a nice place to live sooner rather than later. I did not want to have to settle for a place, especially since I was hoping to make this a long term stay. I was going to sign a contract that would keep me in the area for at least three years, so I wanted one of the nicer Edina apartments instead of settling for one and then having to move again when I found the one I wanted. I decided to just look online then fly up there and look at a few of the complexes that I thought were the better ones.

I knew that would take more time, but I also figured it would be the best way to make sure I got the right apartment on the first try. I ended up looking at quite a few apartment complexes in and around Edina, and I made a list of the six that I thought looked the best for my needs. I was able to arrange tours for the same day, so it would just be a quick trip. Continue reading »

The Island of Singapore Will Soon Have Two More Citizens

When the doctor told us that we should prepare to be parents, I was surprised. We thought that there was no way for us to get pregnant. When the doctor told us that it was twins, I was too surprised to even be able to stand up. I was filled with joy and concern all at the same time. The rush of feeling was wonderful and strange at the same moment. I cannot even adequately describe it. My wife’s first words were about us needing a new place to live. I had a PARC Life brochure in my pocket, and we were considering the time to completion of that project along with the due date for our children.

We were going to have to go from a one bedroom condo to a three bedroom unit pretty much overnight. We had to make sure that we stuck to getting a place that was well within our housing budget, but we did need the three bedrooms. Continue reading »

Perfect Way to Advertise Your Business

Flyer distribution in Singapore wasn’t my first choice when it came to advertising my new restaurant, but it should have been considering how it turned out. I went through the usual advertising options and found many of them far too expensive for my meager budget. I spent a lot of money on getting the restaurant up to snuff for my new customers, which left me with few options to publicize my place. Radio and television spots, even short ones, are very expensive and most people don’t watch or listen to television or radio as they did even a decade ago.

A friend suggested I look into companies that distribute flyers as a way to get the word out. Continue reading »

Chronic Back Problem and Chiropractic Relief

Most of the people I know with back pain complain of lower back pain. I have it in my shoulders. It can get to aching like a toothache to the point I walk all hunched over and barely able to move. When this first started, I thought I was having a heart attack because the pain does radiate, and it was affecting my left arm too. The full cardiac workup proved it was not my heart, and the scans showed problems with some arthritis and degenerative disk disease in my cervical spine. My chiropractor in Sacramento helps me manage the pain to pretty much live a perfectly normal life.

I refuse to be a victim of painkillers. I see many friends and neighbors hooked on narcotics and even the over-the-counter NSAIDs. I have one neighbor who cannot get through a work day without his 800mg prescription ibuprofen. I cannot begin to imagine what he is doing to his heart taking that every day. He says he has to do something about the pain to get through work. He works outside in all kinds of weather. He says it hurts too bad to not take the pills. Continue reading »

Finding a New Home in Atlanta for Work

When I found out that my husband got a promotion at work, I was very excited for him. I was proud of his achievement and everything that would come with it. One of the things that would have to change due to this promotion is that we would have to relocate to Atlanta. His company just open a new branch there, and they asked him to oversee services offered at that location. He told me that we would find a real estate agent who would help us find luxury apartments in Atlanta GA. He knew that I was a little apprehensive about doing it on my own, so I was glad that he made the suggestion.

The very next day I contacted the real estate professional that was recommended to us by his job. Continue reading »

My Wife is Happier in Atlanta

I was given a pretty good opportunity to advance my career, but I honestly did not know if I wanted to take advantage of it. It would mean that my wife and I would have to move to Atlanta, which is over three hours where we were living. I didn’t mind moving, but I did not want to uproot her from the only town she had ever lived in. Well, when she found out that I was debating this because of her, she took charge and started looking at apartments for 30339, since that is the zip code where we would have to live or at least be close to.

When she did that, all of the puzzle pieces just started falling into place. She told me that she would follow me to Alaska if need be, but she was glad that we were still pretty close to the majority of her family. Continue reading »

Replacing an Old Rubber Flat Roof with Modern Materials

I have never liked flat roofs. It just does not make sense to me that a roof that has to take snow and water should be flat. The snow builds up, and the rain does not run off like it does on a pitched roof surface. Our garage at home has a flat roof, and I have been up there days after a rain to see puddles of water still lingering if it was cool out. Hot days evaporate it fast. I called a place that does flat roof repair in Brooklyn NY to come out after my last inspection of our garage roof. I saw that the rubber membrane that covers the roof surface was dry rotting in spots. It was so brittle that it crumbled when I touched it. I was surprised we did not have any leaks yet in the garage.

The garage we have is actually a four-bay block building with big garage doors for each bay. Continue reading »

We Were Able to Do a Roof Repair Instead

When my husband told me that we would probably need to have a new roof put on before we could move into our fixer upper, I was a bit upset. We had paid top dollar for this house. It was not because of the house itself, because like I said, it was a fixer upper. However, the property is like a small gold mine, and we were lucky to get it. I was just upset that we would need to contact a company that does Queens NY roof repair and replacements, because we had spent all of our savings on a down payment.

I was not sure how much a new roof cost, but I knew that it was one of the more expensive home repairs there is. I looked online to get a feel for which company really does right by their customers, because I just wanted an honest opinion of what needed to be done. When a roofing contractor came out to look at the roof, I was so happy when he said that we would be able to repair it for now. Continue reading »

We Have a Big Problem at the Hotel

Of course this is the sort of thing that all hoteliers are living in fear of. Some time ago they had the problem of bed bug control in NYC off of the table. There was a concerted effort to get rid of the things and they succeeded in exterminating them in the USA. That did not last forever however, obviously these creatures are really tiny and they eventually hitched a ride back into America in the luggage of some traveler. They came back really strong and so now you can get them all over the place and travelers are always spreading them around to places where they are not found. Continue reading »

Fixed Up Our Hopper Scale Quickly

I was online recently at work looking for load cells for sale because our previous supplier went out of business. The guy retired and his son shut the business down, and that meant we were in a load of trouble. I work at a granary and we use hopper scales non-stop throughout the day to weigh out amounts before getting the grain into bags for transport. Grain, if you don’t know, is gritty and dirty and a real mess. It takes very little time to gum up a hopper, or more importantly the parts, and the whole thing breaks down.

When you’ve got a hopper that isn’t working, you can’t fill the bags and you can’t transport the grain and you get yelled at by the boss. One of the parts that seems to break the most is the load cells. They get gummed up and quit working. That’s when we would put in an order for several, replace the cell, and get back to work. Unfortunately we had used our last one and someone didn’t line up a new supplier. Continue reading »

Hidden Video Clues in Snapchat

A famous investor decided to hold a contest over Snapchat. He would post video clues each hour and after an hour, the clues would disappear. The clues revealed the location of a hidden briefcase filled with money. Since I was going to be at work when the contest was happening, there was no way I could see all of the clues before they were gone. I used a program to hack Snapchat so that I would be able to access the video clues once they had been taken off. After my work day was done, no one had found the location of the briefcase, so I still had a chance of winning.

I looked at the video clues that I had downloaded over and over to figure out where the briefcase could be, but I couldn’t figure it out. I looked at everything in the video to see if I was missing something that would reveal the location. I was starting to think that the hole thing was a hoax just to get people to follow the investor on Snapchat. Continue reading »

My Girlfriend Really Loves Her Dog

I have seen a lot of people who really love their dogs, but not many like this girl I started dating a couple of months ago. She told me that her former boyfriend was jealous of this hound dog, but I do not think that I am going to get that far gone. She has all sorts of things for it, when they go some place she takes along a foldable doghouse, but the dog usually ends up sleeping the bed with her. I am not opposed to that, not so long as the dog is clean and behaves well. Of course she bathes this dog almost every single week and it is hardly ever dirty. The thing is a hound dog though and it loves to howl at squirrels and anything else that dares to come in the back yard with him. He would love it if you took him out into the woods and let him chase stuff, but there is not any chance of that happening. Continue reading »

The Best Chicken Wings Ever

When my husband bought me a new air fryer for Christmas, I honestly didn’t think that I would use it. I mean, who wants to use a small appliance that will make food that doesn’t really taste all that great? I had a juicer in the back of the cupboard, and I had not used it for about a year. I figured the air fryer would join it. That was not the case though, because I found some pretty amazing Air Fryer chicken recipes online. I knew I had to try this out at least once, and I figured that it would be best if I used it for chicken wings or something like that.

I figured if they didn’t taste that good, then my husband would not be too offended if I did not use the air fryer much at all. Since chicken wings are his favorite, it was the perfect food to try it out on. Continue reading »

Pills and Alcohol Are a Bad Combination

I was embarrassed to seek out a drug detox program for my nearly two decade addiction to pills and alcohol, but really it was necessary. My life was increasingly bleak and I was worried about a fatal overdose, the kind where you fall asleep and never wake up. Anna Nicole Smith’s death from pills about ten years ago should have been a wake up call, but it wasn’t because I justified by thinking that I never took that many drugs at once. Still, mixing these two substances is usually a fast path to a coffin and I knew I was flirting with disaster.

It started innocently enough with a back injury and a prescription for muscle relaxers. Continue reading »

This Simple Program Helped My Brother in a Big Way

I will never understand why people don’t make things more simple for themselves and everyone else when they no longer want to be in a relationship. If you’re unhappy, just break up and go away. My brother learned that his wife was cheating on him thanks to an Instagram password hack that he downloaded. It was a big help to him to use it. Prior to that, he had suspected that his wife was cheating, but he was unable to prove it. He was depressed and needed help.

My brother and I were talking about the situation for a few months. He said that he had seen too many hints that showed that something was going on. He tried to ask his wife about it, but she told him that he was crazy. Continue reading »

Getting off of Benzos Was Easier Than I Thought Possible for Me

Some of the medications used to treat serious mental conditions are addictive. Wow, that’s just what you want for people that are already having problems coping. An example is drugs used to treat anxiety. When it gets really bad, you might have panic attacks. Your doctor prescribes benzodiazepine drugs, and then you find yourself a couple of years later looking for benzo detox in Florida. Well, at least that is what happened to me.

I had no idea that the medications I was prescribed to treat my severe anxiety were addictive. I also did not know that I had an extremely addictive personality. My sister has been using prescribed benzos for years, and she is not having addiction problems. On the other hand, I smoked and couldn’t quit. That is a marker for addictive personalities. Continue reading »

Living Close to My Parents Again is Great

I was so happy when my parents moved back to Forestville. I had wanted to move there myself because it is where I was the happiest in all my life, but I knew that I would have a hard time there by myself. When my mom told me they were going to retire there, I immediately started to look at apartments in Forestville MD because I wanted to be there with them. I knew that I needed my own place though because I have a four year old son, which is why I needed to be close to someone who could help me with him.

Prior to moving there, I had lived in Pennsylvania close to my aunt and uncle, who had helped me with him. There is no one quite like Mom and Dad though, and they were just as thrilled as I was that I was going to be moving closer to them too. Continue reading »

My Back Hurt After My Accident

I knew as soon as I tried to get out of my car after it was hit that there was something wrong with my back and neck. When I had gotten into my car just a few minutes earlier, there was not a single thing wrong with me, physically. When I got out of my car to assess the accident, I hurt as soon as I got out. I immediately sat back down, concerned. I was taken to the hospital, where I was kept for observation and then was advised to see a Philadelphia chiropractor because the tests that were done did not produce any signs of injury. Continue reading »

Doing Taxes for a Fee

Every year when it’s tax season, people always come to me and ask me to do their taxes for them. I did it once for a friend because he was paying me, and after that, everyone just kept coming to me. This gave me an idea that would give me a nice source of income. I searched in a search engine with the phrase “what do i need to start a tax business”, because I wanted to create my own and make a profit from it. Rather than being just a friend of a friend, I would become my own businessman who could help people and make a pretty penny doing it.

In order to do taxes on a professional level, I needed the right software to help me speed up the filing process, and give me information about what can be utilized on taxes to make sure that people filing would get the best refund or owe the least amount of money. Continue reading »

I Am Much Happier in My New Apartment

When I started looking at apartments for rent in Silver Spring MD, I just wanted to find something as quickly as possible. I had been living with a couple of friends, and we were just not as close as we used to be. They felt like I didn’t know how to have fun anymore, and I felt that they didn’t know it was time to grow up and become responsible. Rather than any of us trying to change the others, I just made the decision that I was going to get my own apartment.

I just wanted a one bedroom apartment because I vowed that I was not going to ever have a roommate again. If money ever became a problem, I knew I could always move back in with my folks too. However, money should never be an issue because I have a really good job. I started looking at the complexes that are close to where I work, and that is how I found the Ashford at Woodland apartments. Continue reading »