Recently I had to use a KIK hacker to find out if my friends had been keeping a secret from me. They had beena cting sttarangelty and I was beginning to thinkt hat something was terrbily wrong. It was like they were hiding something major, not just some silly school yard secret. When I used the hacker, I was shocked by what I found. As it turns out, my friend had found out that I had been adopted, and my parents had never told me about it. I was devastated, because I didn’t know who my parents were.
I went to my parents and asked them about the adoption, and they told me the whole story. Continue reading The Secret I Couldn’t Bear
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
I purchased an old house nearly eight years ago. I thought that it would be a good fixer upper, and the price was right since I was not making a lot of money at the time. My income has changed though, and my perspective on the house has as well. I am engaged to be married, and I do not want my soon-to-be wife living in a house that still needs a ton of repairs. I figured I would just hire a company that does house demolition in Sydney, and my fiance and I could design our new house together.
The first order of business was finding the right company to tear the house down. Continue reading They Tore Down an Old House for Me
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
I liked to garden when I lived in Connecticut, where I lived the first thirty four years of my life. My husband got transferred to Virginia, and while we were excited, I was a little upset that I was going to have to leave my award winning garden. I had spent a lot of time cultivating the garden, and a lot of money on things like seeds and environmental investigation services. The reason why I had to invest in these services is because, before I started my garden, I had to know what exactly was in the soil. Understanding what is in the soil is important so I know to neutralize it, if too acidic; or make it more acidic if too basic.
Moving can be somewhat stressful for the average person, it is said to be one of the three biggest stresses in a person’s life, and now I understand exactly what that is the case. Continue reading What is in Your Soil?
Civil engineering is one of the oldest forms of engineering and encompasses many forms of engineering we think of today. Areas such as architectural engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering and construction engineering among others. Generally speaking, civil engineering deals with the design and construction we see all over the place, things such as roads, bridges, and buildings. Most governmental building, for instance, tends to fall under civil engineering. The building plans, analysis, and structural report done for almost every project has its roots in civil engineering.
Although vitally important to society, it is not something we read about on a daily basis. Continue reading Learning More About Civil Engineering
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
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 www.multifamilytraffic.com, 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 www.multifamilytraffic.com 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
I would guess that there are not a lot of geniuses in prison, but there are probably a whole lot of people who think that they are smarter than they really are. I have one of those nice new ADT home security systems and apparently this guy who tried to break into my place believed that he was smart enough to bypass the system. At least that is what the police detective told me. Apparently some guy this genius knew sold him something which was supposed to hack into my security system. It seems more likely that the guy was not a great friend to this thief and was looking to remove him from the picture. That is what the detective thought at least. Continue reading Some Guy Tried to Break into My Place
Even though I am a stay at home mom, I look for ways to make money whenever I can. I’ve become really skilled at using various websites to make money by doing surveys and special offers. These websites have a limit on how much you can earn before you can actually get the money deposited into your bank account. I learned about another site called Ibotta, where I didn’t need to do any of the same things that the other sites were offering. In order to earn money from this website, all I had to do was buy the things that I would normally buy from the store.
I downloaded an app to use with the website and went to the store with my kids. The kids always like to bring items to me in an attempt to get me to buy them, but I usually turn them down. They pick the sweet candy items, sugary drinks, and ice cream, but I won’t let htem have those items, or at least not large amounts of them. My parents didn’t let me have whatever I wanted when I went to the store, and I have to show the same restraint with my kids, or they’ll start misbehaving.
Once I buy items at the store, I scan my receipt with the app and the website takes care of the rest. They give me money, and when I make enough, I can cash out. It’s easier for me to get money this way, because I go shopping so often. I’m always guaranteed to get something with each trip, as opposed to when I fill out surveys, and there is a chance I may be screened out of a survey because I do not qualify for it, or the quota for people matching my description may be filled.
I just recently got my first condo and like any first time home buyer, I was a little lost when it came to decorating. I knew I wanted an eclectic mix of styles that really gave a visitor a peek at my personality but I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted or how to get it. I went to a home show with a friend and saw this really cool looking bull skull with an intricate design carved into and I knew I had to have it. It was such a perfect mix of edgy and delicate, which is exactly how I describe myself. I knew this was the piece I was going to build my whole style around.
The first thing I did when I got home was figure out a prominent place to display the skull. Continue reading Finding My Ideal Interior Design
I had a child very young and out of wedlock. So, I had little chance to go to school very early on and gain a degree that would help me get a valuable job. But what I did have is a supportive mother who took care of my child during the day so that I could work without needing to pay extra for childcare. Again, with little skill to join a company, I started my own landscaping business by myself. Long, hot hours in the sun meant that I smelled and had feminine hygiene issues. I bought Crystal X after hearing from my mom that it works. I hoped that she was correct.
It seems common in this world for a male to work long hours and be a bit smelly, and people seem to accept that. But as a female, things do not work quite that same way. I did not need to smell like I had not taken a shower in a week when I met with prospective clients. And while I did try to meet with prospective clients early in the morning, it just was not possible at all times. I needed to meet with them on a schedule that fit their needs. And of course, I cannot run home to take a shower before every one of these meetings. My only choice was to figure out how to make myself as presentable as possible before meeting up with anyone later in the day.
While mom said that Crystal X worked well for her, she is also not spending her days outside working like I do. So, the real test to find out if the product worked was to try it out on someone like me. Luckily, it worked great. I feel so much more fresher now, and I do not have any worries when I meet new people as a result.
I can remember when I first learned about the Internet. It fascinated me to learn what it was all about, but it is funny to think that I did not realize how many great things we would soon be able to do on it. For example, I can now download Korean drama programming and watch it anywhere. I live in another country where there are no shows on TV like that, but online, anything is possible when it comes to shows and many more things.
It is interesting how depressing it can be to not be able to use your computer when it breaks down. This is because there’s such a rich world of so many possibilities when you are online. Regular life seems so boring, but you can hop on the Internet and quickly find something that makes you smile, laugh or cry. Continue reading My Husband is Now Participating in My New Hobby
I worked in marketing for about 10 years with a large, well-known company. I really liked the job, but I really prefer not working for someone else. I wanted to be able to call the shots, so I put in my two weeks notice and left on good terms. I know enough now about music sync companies and other things that I should be able to do decently with my own group of employees and clients.
I have three friends who are also in marketing. Each of them expressed interest in working for me if I branched out on my own. I gave them enough notice before I quit so that they could do the same if they were serious about working for me. Luckily, each of them was up to the task, and I hired each of them. Continue reading I Have Started Up My Own Company
I have just begun to look for a nicer place to live, mostly one with a nicer person to deal with also. The place I am staying belongs to a company, but the president left one of his relatives in charge and this guy is pretty strange and extremely hard to get along with. It is not as though I am really happy with the way that they keep raising the rent either. I have been looking at web pages like this one, http://www.sol.com.sg and trying to figure out if I can afford the sort of place I want. Of course the big decision for me is whether or not to move in with my girlfriend. We have been dating since the last year of high school and all through college, although we did not go to the same college. Continue reading Trying to Figure out How Nice a Place I Can Afford