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The Trees Were Not in the Best of Shape

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

Windstorm Causes Tree to Smash Our Car and then Our Roof

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

We Want to Keep Our Daughter Safe and Happy

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

Website for Comparing Texas Energy Providers

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

Learning the Ins and Outs of a Great Resume

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