Kept Things Looking Great During a Stressful Time

House cleaning for Singapore really got me out of a mess recently. My mother in law is coming in from overseas in order to stay with us for about four months. We recently had our first child and she wants to spend a lot of time with her first grandson. Her and I get along ok most of the time, but even my husband will admit that his mother is a very demanding and exacting person. Everything has to be just right for her, and she often refuses to take no for an answer. It’s going to be an ordeal.

Before she even arrived I started talking about getting our home cleaned up. My mother in law is used to keeping her own abode immaculate, so I knew we weren’t going to be able to just pick up a few things and call it good. Our home needed a cleaning from top to bottom. Continue reading Kept Things Looking Great During a Stressful Time

I Wrecked My Motorcyle Last Week

The bike was not new at all, in fact I rescued it from a neighbor’s garage where it had been sitting for around a decade. It was a Honda 400 cc bike, about fifteen years old. I had to replace all of the gaskets, but other than that it was just fine. Getting it to start was a bit of a chore. Because I did not do the timing correctly. At any rate I had it was a couple of days later when I ended up laying on the pavement. Eventually I went to see a Camas chiropractor to get him to work on my back, but it was quite a little adventure. Continue reading I Wrecked My Motorcyle Last Week

I Look and Feel Much Younger Now

My husband likes to tease me a lot, and I know it is all in good fun. He teases me a lot now about my youthful appearance, but I also know that it makes him extremely happy because he knows how much happier I am now too. I had a few things going on with me as I was aging that I was just not able to get on board with, which is why I did an online search for aesthetic in Singapore. I did not like the slight weight gain, nor did I like the wrinkles or puffy eyes that mocked me every time I looked in the mirror. Continue reading I Look and Feel Much Younger Now

Show Me All the Money!

Getting Virtual Families 2 free money from an online cheat sure made this game a lot more enjoyable for me. It’s funny I even started playing this game because I’m a middle aged guy who usually doesn’t go for the sim type adventure games. I do like idle games, however, and there is a lot that is similar between these two types of games. Both of them go on forever, essentially, unless the makers decide to pull the plug at some point (which usually means a sequel is in the works). I stumbled over this game by accident and got hooked immediately.

Virtual Families 2 is a game where you raise a family. Sounds simple, right? It’s actually a lot more complicated as you have to build homes, grow your family, keep stuff clean, praise or scold your kids, and about a half dozen other time intensive activities that unfold in real time. Continue reading Show Me All the Money!

Chiropractic Medicine Got Me Back Riding My Bicycle on the Local Trails

I really liked riding bicycles with my wife. We live in a flat area next to the water. We can ride for a couple of miles in each direction with only a very slight incline. However, my back pain was limiting how long I could stay on my bicycle. I tried a new seat and tried stretching. It was not helping. Something was going on with the nerves in my back causing me pain. I visited Sacramento chiropractors recommended by a relative, and I told the doctor that back pain was beginning to interfere in bicycle rides that I really enjoyed with my wife.

After an exam, I had a some electrical stim done along with a deep massage that felt really good. Then I had an adjustment done. Continue reading Chiropractic Medicine Got Me Back Riding My Bicycle on the Local Trails

I Feel Like I Am at Home

When I was living at home with my parents, the one thing that kept me going was knowing that I was going to be on my own one day. I did not have the best childhood, but I did not let that deter me from my dreams. Instead, it fueled them. I went to college on a full scholarship, and I was able to make it on my own with a work study program to help me. After graduating, I looked at Simpsonville apartments on my computer after accepting a job at a local company there.

I did not want to live in the same town as my parents, but I also did not want to live halfway across the country either. Continue reading I Feel Like I Am at Home

My First Apartment Right out of College is a Perfect Place for Me to Live

I was graduating college and moving into a full time job. I had to find a place to live close to where I worked. I had friends tell me all their apartment horror stories, and I was having none of that. Instead of moving into an urban apartment structure. I looked for Lewisville apartments that were within my budget and a comfortable commuting distance from work. I found the Bluffs at Vista Ridge online, and called right away to schedule a tour. I found a one-bedroom place that was very affordable in an apartment complex that has a lot of amenities and no drawbacks that I could find. Continue reading My First Apartment Right out of College is a Perfect Place for Me to Live

Why Would You Try to Hack Instagram?

I was not really that interested in this nonsense at first, especially because I was quite sure that it was illegal. However this guy I know was trying to teach me how to hack an instagram account the other day. Apparently there are different applications which you can download that will help you accomplish it, but that was another problem for me. I was not going to trust this sort of thing, for all I know it could be spying on me as well as allowing me to spy on other people. Obviously I knew what the objective was and I thought that it was extremely silly. He was using this stuff to get a look at things that beautiful girls did not want to share with him. I suppose that this is something of a motive, but it does not seem like one that makes any sense to me. Continue reading Why Would You Try to Hack Instagram?

Our Limo Ride Was More Fun Than the Event

We were looking at some Toronto party buses because of a great idea that my husband had not long ago. Every year, a group of us go to Little Britain for an event there. We normally all just take our own vehicles or catch a ride with someone else who is going, but this year our group was going to be considerably larger. If this event was just a few minutes away or even a little longer, it would still be no big deal for all of us to go the same way.

However, it is nearly 90 minutes away, and it was taking a lot of organizing things to get everything just right. Continue reading Our Limo Ride Was More Fun Than the Event

Finding the Best of All the Apartments in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona

We lived in an area where the dirt was very dark brown, and the hills were filled with trees all around us. However, only the evergreens were green in December. The rest of the trees were just spindly limbs devoid of the clothing of their green leaves. The foliage in the fall was beautiful, so you might be wondering why we traded that in for one of the nicer apartments in Old Town Scottsdale. We liked Arizona even though the dirt was like concrete. I read online that Scottsdale, Arizona has an average of 299 sunny days per year! That was all I needed to hear to at least want to go visit the place.

Some people are not a fan of hot weather. I like it. However, I like it when it is not muggy. I don’t like it when it feels like you are trying to breathe through a wet sponge. The drier air in Arizona was much more pleasant on a hot day than it was at the same temperature back home. I would have moved just for the sunny days, and we planned on getting a place with big windows to let the sunshine in. Continue reading Finding the Best of All the Apartments in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona

I Have to Find a New Chiropractor

There is not a lot that the doctors can do about my back, I have found that out over time. Of course I was pretty lucky that I was not killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. There was an explosion in the area around the vehicle that we were driving in and it flipped over a couple of times. All of us were hurt to some degree or another, I was one of the luckier ones, although all of us were alive and more or less able to walk away. I need to find a chiropractor in Campbell CA right now, because that is the only thing that really is going to do me a lot of good. Continue reading I Have to Find a New Chiropractor

They Fixed My Freezer Up Nicely

My husband didn’t like it, but I got online and found a company that does major appliance repair in Sacramento after my spouse decided something was wrong with our freezer and needed fixing. Obviously we should have called the repair company first, but my husband thinks he is Mister Fixit and always tackles all jobs with aplomb. The problem is that he has two thumbs and can rarely repair anything. I’d say he makes any problem worse ninety percent of the time. The freezer was at least working when he started in on it. An hour later it wasn’t working at all.

Of course I’d just gone to the store and we had about fifty dollars worth of steaks in the freezer. If we didn’t get it back up and running soon, all of that money would go into the trash. Continue reading They Fixed My Freezer Up Nicely

I Feel More at Ease About My Kids Now

We used Snapspy to see what our two kids were up to with the popular chat app program that they use often. One of their teachers recommended it after we pointed out that we were frustrated with not being able to watch our kids more closely. When you work a lot, you do not have time to watch what the rest of your family members in your care are doing 24/7. Ignoring things and hoping for the best can turn out to be a big problem, and that is not the route that their mother or I wanted to take. We just weren’t very sure how to balance things better, but the teacher’s suggestion was very valuable for us.

We both feel that we have great kids. They’re smart in so many ways, as well as funny and caring. Continue reading I Feel More at Ease About My Kids Now

My Trees Get Regular Care

I have a tree service in Nassau County come to my house on a regular basis and take care of my trees. I have close to three dozen on my property, and it is the best thing that I can do for them. Thankfully, most do not need any work when the tree service comes out, because that would get quite expensive if I had to have every single tree worked on. There are times though that one does need trimmed or another needs to be cut down a lot because of disease or insect damage to it.

There are a lot of reasons I use the tree service, but the main one is because I love nature. Continue reading My Trees Get Regular Care

Learning to Be the Best at What I Do

When I decided to start investigating about a diploma in visual communication, I went online. I spend a good bit of my free time there anyway because I really enjoy creating things out of nothing. For instance, I have my own website, and I have created some pretty cool graphics that have garnered some interest from others. I knew that I had a lot more to learn though, so I decided to learn about the different options for someone like me. It did not take me long before I found what I consider to be the perfect school for what I want to achieve.

It is the Orita Sinclair school, and there are different programs available. Continue reading Learning to Be the Best at What I Do

Solving Some Problems at the Church

We have been working pretty hard on the buildings and grounds committee to try to fix the problems with the church. We have a great number of things which we need to do. One of the biggest and most pressing issues is that we need some one who can help with HVAC in NYC. The sanctuary has about half a dozen high stained glass windows on each side, so even in the depths of winter it can be heated up a good deal by the sun. During the summer it is going to be unbearable in there if we do not get the air conditioning to work right. At the moment the system is working, but not very well and certainly not very efficiently. Continue reading Solving Some Problems at the Church

New Media or Old Media

I recently joined my father at his heating and air conditioning business. He has been in business for several years now but things have slowed down and he needs to find a way to drum up new business. Being a child of the social media age, my first instinct was to put all the advertising funds into social media campaigns. We tried a test run of that and it went horribly. We got no new customers, but did receive a healthy dose of prank calls. Deciding on a more traditional route, we found a place that does printing in Toronto.

The company we chose to work had a great track record and other businessmen of my father’s acquaintance recommended them highly. We were able to get new business cards and fliers and some lovely brochures that we mailed out to prospective customers. After getting our cards and fliers printed out we were able to hit the ground running. Continue reading New Media or Old Media

The New Standard in Apartment Living

The Marq in Tampa Florida exemplifies the new standard in apartment living and what Americans are becoming to expect when they think about renting. For the longest time Americans have viewed apartments as a temporary living space while they were working towards purchasing a house and they were never seen as much more than a temporary arrangement to most people. These days apartment living is on the rise and not just because the housing bust, over priced housing or harder to get bank loans. As a society we are beginning to shift away from home ownership towards apartment communities and looking at The Marq in Tampa Florida it’s easy to see why.

Apartment communities in the past were basically four walls a laundry room on premises and if you were lucky, a pool. Today the apartment experience is much different because designers and property managers realized that Americans need and demand so much more. The classic box style apartment has given way to flowing floor plans that offer the best in quality amenities and hardware. Continue reading The New Standard in Apartment Living

We Went from Having Empty Apartments to Buying Another Property in No Time

When I first asked my wife what she thought about getting into real estate where we would own local apartment buildings, she was all for it. Then both of us wanted out when we were having trouble getting our apartments leased. We put a lot of money into renovations to attract young professionals as tenants. It took a few months for me to find, but they helped us get the traffic to our website to keep our apartments leased.

We had quite a few units that sat empty for months. We had people calling about the apartments, but it was the wrong people. Ours were more for singles or couples without children. Perfectly suited to the demographic of programmers, healthcare workers and other professionals we wanted to attract. Not suited for families with two or three kids. We wanted to buy a place for that type of tenant, but we did not own any places like that back then.

The team helped us get calls and traffic that was our demographic. It was a breeze then to lease our places. Continue reading We Went from Having Empty Apartments to Buying Another Property in No Time

We Are Moving to a Newly Developed Executive Condo in Singapore

There are all kinds of things to watch on the Internet about makeovers for your home. We have done everything we could to make our place look as nice as it could. We struggled a bit as a newly married couple just out of university with no family to offer any support. We worked hard to make our way through school. We met working a job to pay for school. Now that we were in our careers, we were looking at new condos. PARC Life executive condos are under development, and we liked what we saw in the brochure and online.

It is five towers on a tract of land overlooking Canberra Park. There are plenty of amenities to make any new condo owner very happy. It has tile and laminate flooring that is nicely trimmed. The AC is provided by Mitsubishi wall-mounted units for a nice even cooling throughout the condo. Continue reading We Are Moving to a Newly Developed Executive Condo in Singapore

This Apartment is So Perfect for Me

It didn’t take me long when looking at apartments for rent in Temple Terrace to find the one that I am living in now. The lodge at Hidden River is the most beautiful and practical choice. I say beautiful because of the surrounding area. It is not right in the city, so I am able to see lots of trees and flowers, plus the lake is just a short walk away as well as the parks where I often ride my bike. It is also the practical choice because of everything that is included with one of the apartments here.

Just the apartment amenities is enough to make a person feel spoiled. Continue reading This Apartment is So Perfect for Me

Improved My Website Traffic Greatly

Thanks to AlgoRhythm seo, I finally began to see a significant up swell in site traffic. I’m someone who has generally been successful with my online store even though I sell products that are sold by many other companies both online and at brick and mortar stores. Because I have so many competitors, I really have to hustle if I want to make a buck. It’s a jungle out there and someone like me needs to use every resource at my disposal. That is why I really needed an effective search engine optimizer company to help me succeed.

For the longest time I used to try and do all of this myself, but trying to keep up on the latest marketing trends and the various changes search engines make to their ranking algorithms was just too much work especially when I had to do all the other stuff related to my business. Continue reading Improved My Website Traffic Greatly

Relocating and Finding an Apartment in Charlotte, NC

I just received notice at work that I was being transferred to our office in Charlotte, NC next month. My employer is giving me a very generous expense account to cover my moving costs and costs associated with securing a new place for me to live. I immediately started searching for luxury apartments for rent in South Charlotte NC. There was no disappointment from me as I was browsing through the many options available. Finding my next home was going to be a very enjoyable task for me.

After looking at several apartment communities I narrowed it down to two that really seemed to pique my interest. My boss was kind enough to let me use a few vacation days so that I could travel to Charlotte and find an apartment.

After my flight arrived I rented a car and went to the first place on my list. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscaping as I drove onto the property. I met with the leasing consultant and was immediately taken to a two bedroom apartment for a tour. I was very pleased to see that every building had controlled access with a call box. This was a plus in my book. When we walked into the apartment, I was absolutely speechless. This was the most luxurious apartment I had ever stepped foot into. The very first thing that caught my eye were the built in bookcases. They were beautiful. The kitchen was very modern and inviting. There was even a full-size washer and dryer in the laundry room. When she showed me the bedroom I thought I was going to faint when I first caught a glimpse of the enormous walk-in closet with the custom-designed closet organization. There was no need for me to even go to the other place on my list. My mind was already made up. I just found my new home.

I Am Better Now Than Ever Before

When I suffered an injury, I honestly thought that my involvement in sports was over. I knew that I would never be the same as I was, and that turned out to be true, but in ways that I never expected. I knew that I had to allow my body to fully recover before I began trying to get back in the swing of things. I also knew that I would need help once that point came. That is why I wanted to hire a Denver strength and conditioning coach to help get me back on track as much as possible.

I knew that I could train on my own, but I also knew that I was not going to be able to push myself the way I needed to be if I was going to get back into the game. Continue reading I Am Better Now Than Ever Before

Teaching My Son About the Kendama Toy

One of the things that my son and I do together every day is watch at least one video online. Usually it is something educational where we both learn something new, but sometimes it is just something that is fun. I think we all need to have balance like that, and it has caused us to not only become more educated on different matters but to learn new and interesting ways to have fun too. When I saw a video claiming to show the best Kendama tricks, it took me back in time. I don’t mean the video, because we didn’t even have computers back when I was a kid.

We did have Kendamas though, but I had never seen anyone as good with one as this video showed. My son had never seen one in action like that either, and I knew that he had never used one. We ended up looking for more videos that featured the Kendama, and that sparked both of our interests in trying it for ourselves. Continue reading Teaching My Son About the Kendama Toy