My wife and I bought a commercial building and transformed it into apartments. Of course, we have the loft apartment. The other apartments are paying for our purchase and renovation of the property. It was not cheap, but nothing in New York City is. I remember us paying more for a studio apartment in Manhattan than what my parents pay for a mortgage on a farm with a house, barn and other buildings in upstate New York. We did good with our HVAC contracts in NYC to make our building compliant with the codes for residential living. These guys are geniuses. Continue reading
I wanted to get some promotional USB flash drives, but I was not sure where to get them as I had never ordered anything like this before. I wanted to get the best price possible because I knew that I would need to order a huge quantity of them. I compared a few different companies, and I finally decided to order metal USB flash drives from the first one I looked at. I was impressed with their variety of flash drives from the start, but I wanted to see if other companies had prices that were comparative.
Two things I noticed is that the company I went with my for USB flash drive purchase was definitely the best priced of all the ones that I had looked at. Continue reading
I need to find a new apartment, and the sooner that I am able to do so, the sooner I will be able to move out of the place that I am currently staying. I am not paying rent, in the normal sense of the word, at the moment. Rather, I am staying with a friend in an arrangement where, I get to stay here as long as I agree to cook for him. But it is time for me to move on, and I have been looking into info for the sanctuaray at highland oaks apartments to see if it is going to be a good place for me to live in the future.
I would really like to get a nice apartment. I have had some pretty bad apartments in the past, and it is not a situation that I particularly enjoy. Continue reading
We got the house some time ago, but as the thing was in need of this and that. It was hardly about to fall down, but it needs to have the kitchen redone badly and we are thinking about the bathroom. Peg found some really unusual shower doors in Union County NJ. I think they are called a European something and she really loves them. We have not got the money in the budget for that just yet though. I was thinking about something else to tell the truth. Of course you can spend as much money as you want on a bathroom. Continue reading
Jack and I went over to Brooklyn, a couple of miles away from the bridge and looked at this old tenement building. We were thinking about it and doing the math. The place needed to be gutted and we would have to find a company that could give us a fair price on roof installation in Brooklyn NY. We were sort of in between on it, because it looked as though it was going to be a very big job to get it ready. The truth is that we prefer it when we have a much simpler path to the end of the rainbow. It is nice when you find a project and you think, that unless something goes off course this should be pretty easy. At least it is easy if you know what you are doing. There are a couple of problems with this place that I am not liking too much. The rats were the big thing.
We could not see the rats, but we could see where they had been chewing on stuff. Continue reading
My wife-to-be and I are going to finally get married this summer. It seems like we have been engaged forever. I have been waiting on her to finish school, before we got married. She is about to graduate with a master’s degree, and I am excited for her. I think that it will be a pretty great wedding ceremony, but there are still arrangements to be made, and we are kind of running out of time. I think I am going to hire Doerman photography to take the photographs for the wedding.
I have actually talked to a few people who have used them in the past, and they all seemed to be rather pleased with the results that they got. Further, I have looked at some of their work personally, and I thought it was rather good. Continue reading
Of course I do not mean that in a bad way, at least not so far. It has been pretty much a matter of sexual exploration. In fact I sort of wonder if she is more interested in girls than she is in men. It started the other day when she showed me this web page that called itself a threesome finder. Of course she correctly guessed that of the two options for something of this sort, only one of them held any interest to me. I am not overly jealous of other men, but I have absolutely no urge to get in bed with one. That just is not something I have any desire to do or even to think about. It is not something that I have ever even considered for a single moment. I certainly would not do it. Continue reading
I have been thinking about different things that I could do to cut my monthly expenses. It always seems to come back to the question of paying for TV, of course you can save money by switching to one of the satellite services. However I am thinking that perhaps I could just do without the paid TV services. I have been sitting here wondering how hard is it to do without cable? Obviously I want to keep the Internet, because I need it and I have the more expensive Netflix USA account, or at least I have access to it. My best friend has an account and he lets me share it with him, which is allowed in the terms of the type of account that he has. Continue reading
Ironically, at the heart of the massive corrections in the global financial markets, record unemployment and a growing sense of uncertainty as to the future of humankind due to climate change, exists a stunning array of possibility, so awesome in scope as to dwarf all previous eras of economic activity. This great site can give you information about the energy companies here in the Lone Star state. Perhaps the Chinese symbol that suggest there is the seed of opportunity inherent in every crisis as a means of understanding our current situation. Continue reading
Checking out the ADT prices recently after a string of burglaries in my neighborhood has inspired me to take the steps and ensure that my home is actually going to be more secure. I admit that I have been sleeping with nothing but some locks on the doors and the windows, living for the past couple of years since buying the home with no concern for anything like a robbery. I had no idea that something like that would happen in our neighborhood by after the sixth house being broke into, I realize that nobody where a person lives they can be vulnerable. Continue reading
The bottom line is that most people rely on some form of energy in their homes, and the most convenient way to get it these days is through electricity. Of course nothing is free anymore, especially things that are so important, and we pay an extra amount in order to keep the convenience of this service. Still though, despite the prices, many people ignore this factor and continue to pay for whatever service they first found instead of looking for the best deals. Over at www.texasenergycompanies.net they offer a wide variety of plans so that you can easily compare them and find out what works best for you.
The reason there are so many great plans is that Texas electricity is deregulated and relies on the open market for customers to pick their favorite plans. This means that all of the providers must compete with each other, so they are constantly offering discounts and special features to stand out from the competition. Continue reading
My buddy Ike borrowed one of those little bull dozer things from his boss and the two of us went up to the lake this weekend. We left after work on friday and I took a john boat with a little outboard motor. It is not much of a boat, but you can lift it up and put in the back of the truck, then put all the camping gear in after it. We worked a little and fished a lot, then we drank a lot of beer. I need to find the energy providers for Texas who are willing to hook the power up for me. I think that I have to work on a short term move. Continue reading
Comcast Cable TV is one of the leading cable providers in the country thanks to the lack of competition in many of the areas that they service. I can’t find too many reasons to complain about them as they have always been pretty fair to me. I don’t have a lot of expectations out of them but I have been finding myself hoping that they will be able to improve the current model of pricing that they have just because technology is rapidly changing the way that we consume our media and in through what methods we are doing so.
Take into consideration what Netflix has done to revolutionize streaming media by showing the country that it is totally possible for us to consume much of our media online. Continue reading
I got this tip on the opening here from a friend of mine. He works with some accountants in Bristol and his company does the books for these people. Apparently they told him that they had a job opening and he immediately thought of me. It is a very good match for my skills as I did some very similar administrative work with the Royal Marine Corps while I was in the service and recuperating from a parachute jump that went badly. I went down there on my way to work one morning. In fact I just had to get out of bed about ten minutes early. It is literally that close to where I am living. Continue reading
Losing hair? Freaking out? Yeah, I bet you are. I know I was for months when I first noticed that my receding hairline became, well, less of a hairline and more of a gaping bald spot. It was a terrible moment to finally admit to myself that I was going bald and there was nothing that I could do to avoid it any longer. Or was there? Research showed that the Keratin treatment in Singapore was going to be my best. Living in the U.S meant that I was going to have to fly over in order to have the treatments done so I was looking at a pretty heavy price tag in order to improve the quality of my life.
Was it worth it? Oh, yes. Yes it was. I tried to live with my baldness at first. Continue reading
I wanted to drop my cable and get satellite after a friend of mine told me how pleased he was with doing the same thing. He had the same cable company that I had before I made the change too. He had done a search for maryland direct tv after we got a notice from our cable company alerting us to a price increase. While it was the first one in three years, it was a steep increase. That alone made me upset, because I knew that their prices had not increased that much.
One day turned into the next pretty quickly though, and before I knew it, six months had passed. Continue reading
I saw this show on one of those reality tv show channels the other day and it got me to thinking about this. This was one of those shows where they show a bunch of outrageously expensive stuff every show and on this one it was all about RV’s. Not the type an ordinary person would get, but more like something Willie Nelson would have while he was touring the world. Of course these things had all sorts of great features I would never pay for, but they also had satellite tv. Only difference was you did not have to stop and point the dish at the right place in the sky if you wanted to watch a game. They had a system that apparently worked just fine while you were rolling down the highway. Continue reading
There was a shooting in my neighborhood last week, and I think that it was a result of a botched burglary, but the police have not really released any details yet, so all that I have to go on right now, is speculation. What I do know, is that one of my neighbors is dead, and that is just simply horrifying. I feel a great need to look into home security companies in the area, and I would like to find a home security system to hire in the near future. I have decided that it is definitely necessary to have a home security system put in my house. I cannot allow my family to be unprotected for any longer than I have.
I had never imagined that such unimaginable and horrible violence could strike just a little bit down the road from my house. I thought that this was a better neighborhood than that, but I guess that the place is starting to go down hill. Continue reading
With so few options for receiving entertainment content, one has to judge what sort of accessories they might have access to in order to reliably select a provider. Personally, while I do not always utilize everything that I have been given, I prefer to go with the company that has the most advanced equipment. After seeing what the direct tv genie can do in action, I was definitely sold on the idea. Being able to record five shows at once in high definition is a big deal for someone like me who rarely has time to be able to sit back and enjoy television thanks to the crazy amount of hours I have been forced to put into work this past year. Continue reading
Since I hurt my back about 5 years ago, I have really let the yard get out of hand, and it is starting to bother me quite a bit. I know that I will probably need to hire someone to help in the near future. One thing that really concerns me is the condition of the trees in my yard. I would like to hire a tree service in westchester ny in the near future, so that they will be able to remove trees that are posing a threat to my property. There are a number of trees that have dead wood in them, and to make matters worse, some of those trees are located very close to the house. I am uncomfortable letting them remain like that, as there is a potential that limbs falling from such trees, could hit the house, and cause significant damage. One of the things that I am most worried about, is a tree hitting the roof, and causing a problem where water will leak into my house. Continue reading