I live in a very old house. It was built sometime in the 1800s, and whoever built it did a great job because it is solid. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted to buy it. The house is solid, and there are nearly 50 acres of land too. My husband loves having that much land, so I told him he could do whatever he wanted with it, but that I got to do my own thing inside the house. The first thing I did was search for shower replacement in Queens NY on my computer.
I knew that there was not a local company that would do this, but it would not be too far of a haul for someone to come from Queens. I knew that I could handle painting the walls myself and my husband would put in the sink that I wanted. Neither of us had the know how on replacing the shower though. We got such a great price on the house that I had plenty left in my budget to hire a professional to do it. I knew what I wanted, so I just had to find someone who could give me that.
The company that I hired is absolutely great. In fact, I ended up having them do all three bathroom showers. We originally only had two full baths, but the half bath was big enough to put a shower stall in there too. The shower company offers great prices and some pretty fantastic deals, so it was just too hard to pass up. I knew that our kids would appreciate having a third shower in the house too. The work was done quickly, and we were all taking showers much sooner than we thought we would in this new house of ours!
The residents of Boise were shaken after hearing about a burglary on my street. Our little community hadn’t had anything like this happen to it, and we were all afraid to sleep after that. The local ADT Boise branch received a lot of calls from people who wanted to have security systems installed in their homes, and I was among the people who made the calls. Some people went to the local gun shop and bought guns to protect their homes. I already had a gun, but I really didn’t want to have to use it.
The installation of the security system gave me comfort in knowing that if anyone tried to get into my home while I was asleep or away, the system would trigger an alarm that would try to drive them away. The system would also contact the police and record the whole event. I figured that having something like that would be able to deter any kind of criminal activity. The ADT sign on my lawn lets people know that I have their security system, and I hope that criminals see this before they come to my home. Of course, criminals these days have become a little more brazen, so some might try to break in regardless of the system.
On another street in Boise, a home was burglarized, but the home owner had a security system installed, so the criminal was apprehended. The criminal actually tried to steal a television after the alarm had been triggered. I know criminals aren’t the smartest people in the world, but this was probably one of the dumbest criminals that I’ve ever heard about. It’s a good thing he was so stupid, because he got himself caught and made us all feel more safe by being placed in a jail cell.
We bought the lot behind our house. It has been an empty lot as far back as I can remember. We bought this house from my parents, and my parents bought it from my grandparents. My dad said the lot was just grass when he was a kid. They played baseball on it. The trees were growing in it when I was a child, and now it was a forest of trees and briar bushes. We called a tree service in Long Island to come out and clear the property after we bought it. It connects right up against our back yard and extends to the end of the block. It was owned by a company and never used. We are the first new owners of that property in about 80 years.
We have always wanted to extend our small back yard area. Now we have a huge area. The tree service in Long Island not only removed all the vegetation, they landscaped it by planting lawn and new trees and planting beds. We had them keep one majestic oak that tested to be in perfect health when core samples were taken to look inside the tree. A little pruning made it beautiful. All of the other trees were a mix of fast-growing native trees and other plants.
The grass is now all filled in, and the newly planted landscaping plants are growing nicely. It is a beautiful area to relax in. We surrounded the lot with a nice fence so the kids can play in the yard along with our two big dogs. We have barbecues and entertain in that yard all the time now. The old yard was just too small to enjoy, but we did make the best use of it. I like going out and just sitting under that big oak tree. When I am on the riding mower I will sometimes just stop and shut off the mower under the shade of that big tree. I will lay out on the grass with my wife and kids and look up at the clouds and the stars. It is nice to have a big back yard.
I have always wanted to work in the health field, so that’s why I began working at an assisted living home. I’ve come to love the people who live there, and we do all that we can to make holidays special. We always make sure offer some sort of party entertainment for all of our residents. Often, residents’ family members come to the holiday events. It’s important that we make sure that residents have the ability to celebrate with family members, just like they did before needing to move into a group-style home.
Christmas is always a big deal at the home. We provide a holiday meal for everyone, and we also provide entertainment, too. We send out invitations about two months prior to the dinner so that we can make sure that as people as possible can make time in their schedule to show up. Often, family members have Christmas in the morning and afternoon, and then they show up at the home to have Christmas with their parents or grandparents who are residents.
We used to hire someone in the past to play the piano throughout the dinner. However, we have since realized that most people seem to enjoy it when we hire someone who sings and plays the guitar instead. We usually ask the entertainer to play songs from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Most often, the entertainer will also take requests so that people can hear their favorite songs. It makes everyone happy to hear songs from the past when they are played live throughout the dinner and afterward as well. It’s not uncommon for everyone to remain at their tables long after they finish their holiday dinner so that they can sing along with their favorite songs. It always makes me happy to look around the room at all the happy faces of the residents and their family members.
My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love everything about it. I am the person who starts decorating for it at the beginning of November because I have so much stuff. I tend to buy better decorations because it is worth it in the long run. They last a lot longer, and they just look better for the most part. I made a mistake of buying some cheap Christmas lights. They were being sold for a great price, and I needed new ones. I usually buy commercial Christmas lights because they are the best, and this taught me to continue to do that.
I had not bought commercial lights in a while, and I was not sure which company was producing the best ones for Christmas. I wanted to have commercial even though this was for my residence because they are just better in every way. I went to a website that reviews all kinds of things, and I was happy to see that they had reviewed commercial lights for Christmas too. I was even more excited to see that they had looked at many different brands and came up with the top ten in the industry.
That took most of the work away from me, which made me very happy. I don’t much care for looking at information like brightness, strength, durability and other things. I just want the best, and this website was able to show me the top ten lights. Each one was based on reviews that real people submitted. What I liked too were the pictures that were included with each review. I actually got some ideas on how to decorate my patio with some of these lights! I was able to pick the best Christmas lights for my house, and I know that this year is going to be amazing when I finally get everything up!
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Of course at the time I was really confused, but when this girl knocked on my hotel door I definitely let her in. Eventually I realized that she was from an Asian escort service in Salt Lake City and that the people who sent her expected that my boss was going to be in my hotel room. Unfortunately for him he had to go home to bury one of his uncles back in West Virginia. At any rate it did not really do them much good to bribe me with this girl, but I figured that this made it just fine for me. If I had been taking a bribe to do something, then that would have been a problem for me. Continue reading I Had a Great Time in Utah
It was not exactly like the movie although there was a big out of control bachelor party and there were apparently some very expensive Las Vegas escorts. I woke up in the same bed with two really good looking girls, but myself and both of them were fully dressed. I offered to take them out for coffee and breakfast and they agreed to go. It was then that I figured out that most of the men who woke up in bed with them were going to pay for it. I apologized for not having the money to afford two goddesses and that seemed like it might work for a few minutes. At any rate we all went to the casino to kill some time while I continued drinking coffee. Continue reading I Woke Up with an Incredible Hangover
My friends can be a bit competitive at times. When we’re all eating at a restaurant, someone will randomly start eating faster than the others, and we’ll end up in a race to see who can finish their meal the fastest. A few weeks ago at my condo at the Treasure at Tampines, we were watching a game show where contestants had to answer trivia questions for money. We were competing with each other to see who could get the most right answer. No one was keeping score during the game, so no one really remembered who had the most. I remembered that a video game version of the game show had been made, so I ordered the game and invited my friends over again to have a real competition.
For the game, I decided to make a prize pool that anyone could get if they won the game. Each person had to put $100 into the pool as an entrance fee. To play the video game, each person had a controller and they were allowed to create their own custom character however they wanted. Continue reading The First Condo Quiz Competition
I bought some piano lessons for kids in Singapore because my daughter needed them. We employed the services of an instructor who would come over to the house to teach her techniques and they just didn’t click. My daughter didn’t care for the teacher and thus made little progress in learning how to play the instrument. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, you’ll never master anything unless you really click with the person teaching you. I’ve always learned better and faster with someone I liked and respected than with a person who seemed hostile or indifferent.
I wanted my daughter to learn to enjoy playing the piano, to have a passion for the instrument that would translate into really achieving mastery over the keyboard. Continue reading They Got My Daughter to the Next Level
I have been doing without any sort cable TV or anything like that since I moved in to the place I am living now. It was a necessary decision. You just are not required to have a pay TV service, although like most people I enjoy having it when I want. Of course I had to have the Internet and I paid for that, even though I settled for a thirty dollar per month wireless internet provider. At any rate now I have the money for something inexpensive and I have started looking for more information here about the subject of satellite TV packages. Continue reading Looking for a Good Satellite Package
I wanted to find a company that does corporate entertainment. I own a fairly new company, and I knew that having a corporate party for our prospective clients would show them just how far we are willing to go to make them happy. I was not planning on having a dull party where it consists only of dinner and drinks. I have been to countless affairs like that, and frankly, they are quite boring. I wanted to provide a fresh experience for others so they would remember my company as one who goes above and beyond.
In order to do that, I wanted to have it catered by the best. I also wanted to have professional waiters and bartenders, which the catering company provided for me. Continue reading An Entertainment Company That Definitely Delivered
The whole purpose of a home security system is to provide early warning and to act as a deterrent. The early warning is for the occupants and for emergency services. The deterrent rests in the fact that criminals want to avoid getting caught, so they chose houses with no alarms over ones that have them. When we were getting an alarm system for our house, we contacted ADT in Plano to get a new digital system.
I like our system and how it uses the cellular network instead of a landline telephone system to be able to contact the monitoring agency. We do not have to worry about some savvy thief cutting the phone line to prevent the system from calling for help. The smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are also monitored. The fire alarm part of the system will call the monitoring agency and get help on the way regardless of whether or not we are home or not or awake or fast asleep. Continue reading We Are Pleased with Our Home Security System
Crime is something that is everywhere, but it still seems like it happens to other people instead of ourselves. Otherwise, we would all have security systems. I used to think that was something only the wealthy could have, but I had never researched it to see just how wrong I was. When there was a home invasion less than a mile from me, I knew that it was time to look into security systems, regardless of the cost. I did a search for ADT in New Orleans and was surprised to see just how affordable it is to have a home security system.
There were different packages, and even the one I wanted did not cost very much at all. I was just going to get the home security package, but I also liked that I could get equipment that would monitor for smoke and fire, carbon monoxide, and even flood and freezing issues. Continue reading A Security System is Cheaper Than I Thought
I as really hoping that the apts for Goodlettsville TN residents would be really nice after my hubby told me that we would be moving there, I knew nothing about Tennessee other than the fact that I knew that it is really pretty there. I was hoping that the city we would be moving to would also be really pretty. I really like places that have a lot of trees and forest area, and I knew nothing about this particular city, so I immediately began looking online to learn about it. I was pleased to see that it looks just like I thought it would.
I grew up in California where there are a lot of beaches and palm trees. Continue reading Moving to a New State Has Been Great
When I started looking into a Singapore physics tuition program for my son, I was surprised that there were so many different tutors and programs available. I was a bit frazzled at first because I had no idea how to find out which tutor was the best one. This was not a decision that could be taken lightly. If I want to know what restaurant to go to for dinner, it really does not matter in the grand scheme of things if I choose a poor one on any particular evening.
The same cannot be said about a physics tutor though. My son was struggling in his class at school, and he needed help. His teacher is the one who suggested that I look into a physics tutoring program, and she gave me some tips on how to find one that is qualified. I just had no idea that there would be so many who are qualified in this area. Continue reading She is No Longer Worried About Exams
It took me some time to find effective home cleaning services in Singapore. I kept hiring companies, and I kept firing them because they couldn’t do a good job. They either didn’t show up on time, or when they did they couldn’t do a good job. Most of these places let you know up front what they’re willing to clean and for how much, which makes sense to me, but so few follow through on the delivery. I got tired of handing money over to firms that seemed like they wanted to cut corners and make a quick buck.
Part of the problem is that I’m a clean freak and I’m picky. I’m not the easiest person to work for and can get quite prickly when something isn’t done right. Continue reading The Best Cleaners in This City
Sometimes I feel like I am a functional recluse. I can go to work and endure social gatherings when necessary. However, my default is to stay at home. I enjoy my hobbies at home and do not have a desire to go out for entertainment. On the bright side, it saves me a lot of money that I can use on my hobbies. However, I do like open spaces and I enjoy swimming. This is why I am considering a condo at the New Futura in Singapore. There are two skyscraper towers for this project, and each one has pools on the 23rd level for the residents. The swimming areas are surrounded in a serene setting type that I do enjoy when I am not at home. There are two towers to choose from with many of the condo units already sold.
It is tough being like me on a crowded island. I visited a distant relative once in the States. He lived with his family on a large plot of land out in the middle of nowhere. I enjoyed going off by myself when the world seemed to feel like it was closing in around me and just paint. I still have the paintings of those landscapes hanging on my walls here back home. I never sold any of them. It is tough to recreate those feelings here on the crowded island of Singapore, especially in a densely populated urban area where I need to live to work. However, I manage to find secluded spots even here in Singapore where public spaces are very well occupied and used.
One thing that works for me is timing when I go swimming or for a walk on a trail. Where the rest of the folks are pretty much on a predictable schedule, I choose times to find seclusion when they are at work or at times when most people would be home with family. There are probably a lot of people that feel like me, but it’s not like we are going to advertise it.
I went to see a chiropractor in Santa Maria, who I heard fantastic things about. Separately, I also set up an appointment at another chiropractor’s office located closer to home. I wanted to see which place would offer better treatments. I quickly learned that both of them offered great prices and services. I ended up going to the place in Santa Maria because I felt comfortable there. It felt good to know that I could receive such good treatment after the car accident that I had last year. I had been down a long road in the hospital, and I was grateful that I was living on my own, walking again and feeling so much better again.
It all started when I went on a blind date with a guy that mutual friends had set me up with. I had never been on a blind date, and I was worried. I felt that he would not be a murderer since my friends knew him well, but I didn’t know anything about him as a person or what he even looked like. He seemed nice enough during the first few moments that we met. I was willing to get into his car with him so that he could drive us to dinner. Dinner was pleasant enough. What I didn’t know is that he had been drinking before he came to pick me up. At dinner, he had a few more drinks. By the time we left the restaurant, his blood alcohol level was sky high.
That was the night that my blind date crashed into another car. It took his life, and it put me into the hospital for 5 months. At first, the doctor told me that I would not be able to walk again. I believed him at first, and then I worked hard to prove him wrong. Now that I’m out of the hospital and walking again, I go see my chiropractor weekly to give me further help. I’ve taken control of my life again.
I have envied other women who can go without makeup and feel comfortable doing so. I had a birthmark on my right cheek that is about 3 inches by 3 inches wide. In my twenties, I learned to stop counting the number of people who would ask, “What is that on your face?” I began wearing makeup at all times to keep it covered. Beauty treatments now work miracles, so I went to a female aesthetic doctor in Singapore who has been helping to change the way my cheek looks.
When I was a small girl, other kids teased me about the discoloration on my cheek. I remember one boy telling me that no man would ever want me because I looked like a monster. That turned out not to be true, of course. However, as a child, I was mortified and believed him. I have never really liked cosmetics, so I did not start using them immediately in my teens when most girls began using them. Continue reading I Wanted to Feel Normal Like Everyone else when I Look in the Mirror