We use to live in an apartment that had air conditioning in the apartments, but the hallways were always hot. I guess it was a money saving thing. It did not save us any money. We were paying high rent for a junky place. When our lease expired we moved. We actually moved out two weeks before the lease was up. We had been looking at 2 bedroom apartments in Phoenixville, and found a nice place. It is really nice. I liked it from the moment I walked into one of the corridors and it was cool. I remember lugging a ton of groceries up to our old apartment and sweating in the hallways with no air moving. I know a lot of people have it worse, but we were paying to live there!
Our new building has an elevator. I usually take the stairs to help stay fit, but I will use the elevator on shopping day. The place has a fitness center, and my wife and I jog together along the creekside trail. The apartment is close to the Schuylkill River Trail too. We have stainless steel appliances in our kitchen that are inspired by a chef. It is really nice with its granite countertops. We have big walk-in closets and a washer and dryer too. Continue reading
One of the things that I was most excited about when we purchased our new home was the yard. We had lived in an apartment for nearly six years, and having a yard of our own was a dream of mine. There were nearly a dozen trees spread out too. While I really liked them, I knew that they had not been cared for in a long time. They were huge, but they still looked pretty scraggly in some regards. I was not worried about it though because I found a great tree service in Long Island who agreed to come out after we closed on the house. Continue reading
Fall winds can be worse than the thunderstorms between spring and summer. They sure do clean the leaves off the trees! The problem is that they often bring the weak trees crashing down. The last windstorm brought down a big branch on top of our car in the driveway. It really smashed it up. If that was not bad enough, the whole tree uprooted and the upper branches knocked a hole in the roof on the front gable. We called for roof repair in Queens immediately. We could wait on the insurance adjuster for the car, but we needed the hole in the roof sealed up fast. The tree was not stuck on the roof or against the house. It just scraped it and knocked it on the way down. The bricks were intact and no windows were broken. We just had the missing shingles and hole in the sheathing of the roof.
The roof repair company responded while the storm was in progress. There was a break in the ferocity of the winds, and they put down a sheet of plywood to cover the hole. I would never have gone up on that roof with a sail in my hands like a piece of plywood is. Continue reading
When my daughter graduated from school, she announced that she wanted to live on her own. She had lived with her mother and I up until the day she left for college. We knew she would be mostly safe while living in a dorm, but now that she would be out on her own, it worried me. We decided to surprise her with a condo at Coronado Shores after thinking about it for awhile. We knew that she would love it because she had driven past on many occasions and mentioned it would be a place she would like to live.
While we live in a nice part of the city, things have changed in our world. We have learned that anything can happen anywhere at any time. We really did not want to have our daughter needing to worry in life, so we decided that we would help her with that. Continue reading
I am very much interested in locating a website that will give me a comparison of the various energy providers in Texas and break things down in some fairly high level of detail, showing the benefits and drawbacks of each company, and maybe some information about their pricing as well. I have heard of a few perks that some of the companies offer, but I need to know more and more importantly, I need to be able to compare the perks across all of the providers that are out there.
I think before you do something as important as establishing a relationship with a company that you are going to buy your electricity from for the foreseeable future, you should probably do your homework and know what you are getting yourself into. Continue reading
When I found out that my dream company to work for was hiring, I was so excited. I knew that I wouldn’t be given this chance again anytime soon, so I wanted to do all I could to make sure I stood out from the competition. I knew that there would be a lot of people applying for the few positions that opened up because the company is just that good to work for. They take care of their employees in every way imaginable, which is why I wanted to find a resume template that would help me stick out to whoever would be reviewing them.
I knew that I would need the help of a resume template because I just did not know how to make myself stand out on my own. I did a search for resume tips, which is how I was able to find the site that really helped me with everything that I needed to know. Continue reading
In 2015 it was reported that Los Angeles has an estimated 6,293,639 vehicles registered. Not all of those cars are still on the road. Mamy of those cars are turned over to junk car dealers in LA. These junk car companies in Los Angeles will pick up your vehicle and give you a fair market price according to the junk car market.
I’ve been spending the last few weeks with some great “digger-inners” – I know that’s not a word, but…nothing makes me more excited than to see a client dig into their website and blog when I’m done customizing it.
Heck, I even had a customer teach me something this week. We were playing around with a blog review site, and I had never worked with custom review plugin software before, and neither had he It’s so fun to be a team instead of customizing something based on the instruction and when done, the site just sits there.
My philosophy has always been to design a website that is user-friendly. Also, search engine friendly, and even as “client” friendly as possible. The project all based on the customer’s design concepts in hopes it will entice my clients to continue after I’m done. Whether it be adding content and pages to their site, posting like there’s no tomorrow, or even changing their header or graphic button elements, etc.!!!!! It’s such a great feeling as a designer! If my client’s excited about their website and can’t wait to get in there, then I feel I’ve done my job.
So a big thank you to those who dig in! I’d much rather help correct something because somebody “tried” and failed vs. not trying at all.