My dad took our family on a road trip when I was a kid, and it really made me yearn to get back there one day. This became stronger in my mind after my dad passed from cancer last year. He always said he wanted to get back there, but never did it. It was an important reminder to me that we do not have all the time in the world to put things off. Someone at work had a San Diego relocation guide on their desk at work one day, and I picked it up on a whim to look at it. The photos were beautiful. The words reminded me of the nice weather they had there. The wheels were turning in my mind.
I asked my mom if she would be interested in taking a road trip with me. She’s a senior now, and because she doesn’t have dad, doesn’t like to travel alone. Continue reading My Mom Things My Plan Was a Good One
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
We visited Canada over the summer, and I was amazed. There is far more immigration in Canada than there is in the United States these days. You would think that wouldn’t be the case since Canada is more strict about their borders and such. I guess they feel bad for us since there is this impending doom that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton may become our president soon.
Well that was a bit harsh. I’ll try not to be so mean. I’m honestly not sure why there is so much immigration into Canada, I just figured I would be funny. I think that the issue of immigration is troublesome for any country, not just Canada or the United States. It’s honestly like everyone has this idea in their head that if they just up and plant themselves somewhere else that their life will be better. That’s not always the case, and I think a lot of people learn that.
On the other hand, some people have such better opportunities by migrating to another town, state, or even country. Continue reading I Didn’t Understand How Much Migration There Was!
I never thought that I’d be relocating to Singapore, but I’m excited to say that I am. I have a new job opportunity that has brought me to this great country. Now I find myself doing all the things that go along with relocation, including finding a moving company in Singapore. I’m glad that I met someone who is originally from the area, as he’s been helping me with a lot of things that are new to me. I didn’t know where to start looking, but he gave me a very good recommendation for a moving company, based on what his friends have told him. I love recommendations from people, as I feel they’re really trustworthy.
The next thing I need to focus on is getting ready to move into my new home. It will need a few touches before it’s done. It’s not an old home, but it could really use some fresh paint, so that will be one of the first things that I do. I think I’m going to go with a neutral color, and really dress up the walls with some art. Maybe I’ll do an accent wall, but not much beyond that. Continue reading Preparing for My Move to Singapore Next Month
A new phone commercial started airing at the beginning of the month and it featured a catchy song. Everyone tried to figure out the name of the song, but it was a mystery. I thought it might have been some kind of song made specifically by an advertising agency for the commercial. I took a direct approach by asking the phone company what the song was, and one of the representatives mentioned that it was a song that was found on Songspk and that it had been released in the past year, but they didn’t know the actual name of the song, which would have made things a lot easier.
The song had a Latin sound to it, so I searched for songs under that category that were released in the past year. Continue reading The Song Has a Name
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
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 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
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.