While getting a manicure in Singapore, I thought to myself that it would be a good idea to bring my friend the next time I come to Singapore. He’s not the kind of person who does a lot of traveling, but when he does, he usually goes to places that are pretty local. I thought it would be nice to take him out of the country for once and give him a real international experience. He couldn’t say no to a free trip, so he got a passport and I booked the tickets and hotel room for us to stay in while in Singapore.
Once my friend and I arrived at the airport in Singapore, he was already marveled by the cultural similarities and differences. I told him to hold his excitement, because it would be even better once he got his manicure. It was a good thing I came with my friend and not one of my other male friends. Continue reading A Trip for a Manicure
I had no idea what to get my father for his birthday this year. I had two really great ideas, but that was just until I talked with my two brothers. It seems that we all think alike, but they are quicker. I say that because when I told them my ideas, one had bought him the bow he wants and the other had gotten him the gun safe I had in mind. That put me back at square one, but I had a feeling I would not stay there long once I saw a blitz jacket on a hunting website I went to.
I don’t like hunting at all, but my father and two brothers seem to live for it. Continue reading The Perfect Gift for a Hunter
I have always loved building puzzles. In fact, some of my happiest memories from my childhood are when we would have a family puzzle to do together. We always got ones that seemed almost too impossible to do, but the challenge is what made it so fun. When I got married, I was so thankful that my husband loved building puzzles too. My four year old daughter loves to watch us build them, and I decided to look at floor puzzles with her to see if there was one that sparked her interest.
We went to my favorite online retailer, and it only took me a few seconds to pull up all kinds of fun foam puzzles. When she saw the Under the Sea puzzle by Premium Joy, I knew that was the one. She didn’t scream with excitement or anything. Instead, she just went silent, and then she started smiling as she looked at all of the different sea life that is on the puzzle. There is a whale, a shark, fish, an octopus, a lobster, squid, a clam and much more. It is about the flora that is there as well, and I could understand why this had her so entranced. Continue reading My Daughter’s First Foam Puzzle
A tiny hole no bigger than half the circumference of a dime was the doorway into a beehive that was in the wall of our house. I noticed bees coming and going around the light fixture at the back door. I had to get on a ladder to get up there, and the guard bees were not happy about that. I did not get stung until I tried to plug the hole at night. I was on the ground shining the flashlight up at the hole, got stung and then called for bee removal in Paradise Valley the next day.
The bee must have followed the beam of light a good 15 feet down to where I was standing to sting me on the hand. I was very surprised at that. It was dark, and the only light out there was the flashlight. I guess that was all it took to be perceived as the source of the threat to the hive. Continue reading Different Ways Bees Are Removed from Homes
My father passed away nearly four years ago, and my mom has been living on her own ever since. I live just ten minutes away, and I am able to be there immediately as long as I am home. However, I have a full time job, and I have three very active children. My mom’s health was declining, and she needed more and more help with each passing year. She had started going to the Boynton Beach senior center, and that is where she learned about the home health aides that help a lot of her friends there.
When she showed me the website for the company that provides the home service help, I was impressed with everything that I read on it. I realized that this was the perfect answer too. Continue reading Some Help So Mom Can Stay Independent
We used to keep track of sales and other stuff on paper. I remember being up late on Thursday evenings tabulating payroll deductions to be able to hand out paychecks on Fridays to our employees. Then the computer age changed everything. We were early adopters of technology to track consumer everything. Most people have no idea of the sheer volume of data that is captured about them. The goal is to get you to buy more things, not to just know stuff about you. CRM is customer relationship management, and we employ Microsoft Dynamics integration to get all of our systems from point-of-sale to customer-input data on the website to work together to improve everything about our business. Continue reading A Hint of How CRM Works in Tracking Consumer Data
I tried skiing once before, and I knew from the first attempt that it was not something I would ever enjoy. My husband loves to ski, and often he takes a ski weekend with his brothers or friends. When I told him I wanted to look at Aspen luxury vacation rentals for a family holiday, he thought I was actually joking. I knew that he and his brothers would enjoy going to Aspen because they have said that some of the best slopes ever are there. I also knew that their wives and I would have fun going into Aspen and watching some theater shows, doing some shopping, and eating at some world class restaurants.
Though we all have children, we wanted this to be an adults only trip. If we had fun there, then we would look for a bigger place next time so we could all come. Continue reading Aspen Was an Adults Only Trip the First Time
Looking at different apartments for rent in Miami Beach was actually more fun than I thought it would be. There are so many nice complexes, and I knew that I would be fortunate to call any of them home. I had my heart set on Treasures on the Bay though mainly because it is right there on the beach, and the view is like nothing I have ever seen before on a regular basis. I knew that I would be happy anywhere, but this apartment would make me really content with life.
I decided to go ahead and look at the two bedroom units to see how much one would cost, and that is when I really started to get excited. I knew that I would easily be able to afford it, but I honestly was not expecting that at all. Continue reading It is Amazing Living Right on the Beach
I became highly interested in politics in my freshman year of high school. This happened completely by accident. I tagged along with a friend to one of their political clubs on campus, and I had no interest in going. Once I was there I loved every bit of it. I later went on to get my political science degree, and I have interns for very high-profile senators in two different states. Now, I’m looking for Dupont Circle apartments for rent in Washington. I am not sure where my career will take me, but I hope to push myself as far as I can.
Although everyone first learns about all of the history that that comes from Washington DC from a very young age in school, I actually didn’t have a chance to visit the area until I was in my twenties. I just joined the debate Club at my University, and it’s some point we all needed to earn money to go towards taking a trip there. That is something that I knew that I could miss. I worked hard to sell magazines and sell raffle tickets to make sure that I made enough money to make it there. I knew that I would regret it in a big way if I didn’t get to go.
That college trip changed my life. It helped me to feel even closer to the political world. Seeing great historical places filled my heart in in ways that nothing else in my life had. I knew I had to move there one day. Jumping to present day, that time has come. I make enough money now that I will be able to afford place in one of the historical districts in the city. I had a chance to visit the exact same district when I was here previously on my college debate trip. I have never forgotten it, and it’s the first place I started looking at for a nice apartment.
I have a teenage daughter and I am very aware of how serious the social media aspect of growing up can be. It can be very hard for a kid to post things that are clever, and sometimes they even stress about what they are going to post. Their social media is a projection of how they want to be seen. I saw that there was an instagram hacker that could actually help me get into my daughter’s social media account. I did not know if I was going to actually be able to get away with using it. I know that it is a huge breach of trust and if I used it, that there would be no going back. Continue reading Social Media Can Tell You a Lot
It is not really a surprise, since we are in a job that is going to require you to move from time to time. The company has been expanding for some time and right now they are getting ready to staff up in the Atlanta area. The truth is that they seem to have been arguing about who to send for a long time and they decided that I would be the most willing. In fact I do not have much reason to be too unhappy. I started to look for website of apartment complexes close to the new location and I found a place that is really quite close. It is going to be in a suburb called McDonough and this complex is probably less than ten minutes away by car. Continue reading Getting Ready to Relocate This Week
I had been living with my folks ever since my divorce, and I really appreciated their support, both financially as well as emotionally. They helped me through the roughest part of my life, and that allowed me to heal. About 15 months after the divorce was final, I had paid off my debt and saved a small amount of money. I knew that it was time to look at apartments in the area, because I had decided that I was going to stay in Towson. My parents offered to let me stay with them. While I did appreciate that offer, I knew that it was time for me to move out on my own.
I needed to take my life back, and the best way to do that was to start living again. I looked at apartment complexes in the area, and I really liked the information that I saw associated with Rodgers Forge apartments. Continue reading I Wanted My Life Back
My brother was moving to Atlanta and asked me if I knew of a decent apartment for him to rent. He is a minimalist kind of guy who is frugal with money. He wanted to be in the midtown Atlanta area so I started looking for apartments in College Park GA and thereabout. He hit me with a criteria list that was not too difficult. He did want a place that was access controlled. A lot of places are really open. He wanted the peace of mind of the extra security for his home because he works for an agency that has him encounter some “questionable personalities” as he likes to refer to them when he jokes about his job.
I told him to check out the studio apartments at The Pad on Harvard. They have nice studio apartments up to two bedroom places. Continue reading Finding My Brother a Nice Studio Apartment in Atlanta
I was really pretty upset when I realized that I had brought something unpleasant back from my business trip. I was staying at a pretty good hotel in Boston and I never noticed it when I was there. However within a few days back home I had to start trying to figure out where to get a bed bug exterminator in NYC. I had heard some time ago that they had succeeded in getting rid of the nasty things in this country, but obviously they are persistent and they are really eager to tag along with anyone who stays in a hotel any place in the world. They were always in the other parts of the world and once they got back in this country, that was all that it took. The things will obviously spread like a wild fire as soon as you give them a toehold any place in the country. Continue reading I Just Got Back from Boston
I married the man of my dreams nearly 12 years ago. We have had a very blessed life together too. He has a great job that involves a bit of travel, and he is able to take me and our son with him most of the time. I work from home as a photography blogger, and our daughter is an honor roll student. We live at the Old Town Scottsdale apartments, which is an amazing experience for all of us. We thought we would end up having a house one day, but apartment living feels too good to give it up.
We have a two bedroom unit that has the most gorgeous scenic views. Photography is a huge passion for me, and I can sit on our balcony and soak it all in for the longest time. Our daughter loves how the apartment is laid out too. My husband and I have a large bedroom with a private bath. We also have our own private balcony. Our daughter’s room is at the opposite end of the apartment. Continue reading An Amazing Two Bedroom Apartment
I work in a small office. There are four of us who man the office every day, and we also have salespeople and delivery drivers who are in and out throughout the day. However, it is the four of us who keep everything together there. We have grown quite close, which is why Jessie, one of our coworkers, told us we should all consider visiting Sacramento chiropractors after her own experience with going to one. She had hurt her back at home, and it was hard for her to sit at her desk all day long.
She needed this job though, and she did not want to put the full brunt of what she could not do on the rest of us, not that we would have minded. Continue reading It Hurt Her to Sit All Day Long
I had to find a major appliance repair in Sacramento recently when our stove suddenly stopped working. I was baking a cake and put the pan in the oven and then came back when the timer went off and quickly noticed it wasn’t baked at all. I thought that was funny and took a second look inside the oven. That’s when I noticed there wasn’t any heat radiating out of the open door. The racks inside the oven felt cool to the touch. Oddly enough the display showed that the oven was heated up to the appropriate temperature.
Obviously, something wasn’t working correctly. I was thankful that this didn’t happen during the holidays or during a dinner when we had a lot of guests coming over to eat. Continue reading Quick Fix for Our Oven
When I was looking for green wedding gifts ideas for my cousin’s wedding, I found the perfect gift for her and her new husband. I also found something else for me. Well, it is for my own upcoming wedding, which will be next summer. I had been thinking about making some chocolate roses as my favors, but as soon as I saw the green wedding favors I could give away, I knew that I was going to get something like that for my wedding. I was not really known for being green, but I realized after looking at these favors that my cousin was obviously converting me.
There were so many nice ones, and I had such a hard time deciding which one I want to give to our wedding guests. I thought that a tree might be nice, but I also knew that not everyone had the space to plant a tree at their home. I figured flowers were a nice touch, and that was something that even the person with the smallest yard could have. Continue reading Flower Seeds for a Wedding Favor
Being a landlord for a retail building is a bit different than being a landlord for houses in the suburbs. The retail building has to meet quite a bit of stringent codes. Plus, we need to consider the safety of the public using the space along with the tenants. Of course, houses need a lot of work to keep them up, but commercial is different. We keep up on things by hiring professionals to manage the building’s infrastructure. We got a maintenance contract from a company that does HVAC contracts in NYC, and we even have a contract with a snow removal company. Your household tenants remove their own snow. When you lease retail space, you pay for it.
It is not a big deal as far as costs go. Continue reading Operating a Commercial Retail Space is Different Than Being a Landlord for Houses
Some people hang out with the wrong crowd during high school. I did it as an attempt to be cool, and when my parents found out, they were furious and forbid me from hanging out with them again. it’s a good thing that they stopped me, because my life would have been much worse if I continued to hang out with them. The same thing happened to my son recently. He started hanging with the wrong people, started acting differently, and wore different clothes to seem more intimidating. I used snapchat spy to stop him from doing something illegal that would put him in prison for the rest of his life.
The change with my son didn’t happen overnight. Continue reading Keeping My Son Away from a Bad Influence
I had felt for a long time that I needed to move and make a fresh start, but I stayed put for too long because I thought that to do anything else would be quitting. I realized that staying stuck in a life that wasn’t going so well was actually a form of quitting, and moving would be taking action. On a whim, I checked out the website of an apartment community in a nearby city. I had passed by the place in person many times and really admired it. I found myself perking up a little bit while looking over the site. The long-lost feeling of excitement crept through my body and mind. Continue reading I Learned That I Must Always Move Forward
Even though I am not moving for a few more months, I still started looking at different things in South Charlotte. That is where I am going to move to as soon as our new distribution center there is ready. It is already built, but the electricians and other contractors have a lot to finish up before they are ready for me. I decided the first thing I was going to look at were apartments for South Charlotte NC area. I have always lived in an apartment, at least since I have been on my own, and it just works out the best for me.
I don’t want to have to worry about mowing the grass, shoveling snow, or even fixing minor things let alone major ones. Continue reading The Best Apartment I’ve Ever Seen
I have just now decided that I am pretty tired of living with the three guys I have been sharing a big old house with. They are great guys, but they like to do the exact same thing that I would do if I did not have to get up in the morning. They work until late at an Italian restaurant and then they come home with a case or two of beer. I would be quite happy to do that too, however I have to look for one bedroom apartments for rent in Kingsport TN because I have a good job and I need to get up at around six thirty in the morning. Continue reading I Am Looking for My Own Place
Do you like going to the dentist? Probably not. However, I actually do like it. The office staff is nice to me, and my dentist is kind of like a neighbor you stop and talk to regularly but don’t hang out with. We talk about shared interests and laugh at stuff, and then the exam begins. By the time I am being worked on I am at ease and comfortable. That is a big thing for me as I have always been afraid of dentists. You can click here to see their website to see if you agree with my assessment. Before I found the dentist for me, I used to be really nervous. Let me tell you how I felt in the chair before.
I never liked seeing the little table with the drills, air thingy and the water squirty thingy they use. Continue reading How a Great Dentist Can Help Even Scaredy Cats Like Me
I settled on New Futura in Singapore, despite the fact that the building construction isn’t completely finished, because in my opinion there is no other place to live in the city that is as well situated as this living arrangement. As a person who has spent most of his life living in different countries around the world, I have to say Singapore comes closest to perfection. It’s a law abiding city where everyone gets along regardless of race or religion. The city prides itself as being a polyglot town devoted to getting things done. You really can’t beat living here.
The problem with Singapore is a problem that plagues most cities, namely that it can be quite difficult to get around in a quick and efficient manner. If you’re living in the outskirts of the city, you will have to make serious plans about commuting into the city to get to work and do your shopping. Continue reading I’m Excited to Finally Move in