I have contractors to pay. My wife and I decided to remodel the inside and outside of our home. We could not find one contractor to do all of the work. We are not getting any younger, so we decided to get one of the walk-in tubs as part of the renovations. Those things are pricey, but they are so nice to have. I have taken showers exclusively for most of my years. However, I am liking the new tub. I was relaxing in it last night thinking of how to find a pay stub template for all of these contractors. I have to make sure they get the right forms along with their checks. Not all of them are in business. For example, I hired a local guy to do clean up. He has a day job, but was earning extra money as a sub-contractor cleaning up behind all of the other workers here. Continue reading Paying Contractors and Keeping Good Records
I really wanted to see the urban architecture of Singapore. I did not know of any other place that you could live, work and recreate in one building never actually needing to leave the grounds. Some shared use buildings in Singapore have retail, office, residential, dining and recreational space in a single building. You can live midway up a skyscraper, visit a pool and park with trees and grass on the roof, work in an office and go to the store, doctor or be entertained on other floors. I also had no idea I could get Spanish food in Singapore.
My wife surprised me with a trip to visit the island. I got to see how the people are expanding the land mass out into the ocean to make more room for everyone. Continue reading Can You Believe We Found Great Spanish Food in Singapore?
I did not spend much time thinking about my hair when I was a little girl. But as I grew older, I began to like it less and less. This started around the time I was in the 6th grade and it grew worse by the time I was in high school. By the time I reached my college years, I tried to look in the mirror as few times as possible. But, as someone in her mid-thirties, I now love my hair. I got a kinky curly weave not long ago, and I am so happy with it.
As a child, I was simply not that aware of myself or what I looked like. Oh, I remember standing in front of the mirror at times and making funny faces at myself, smiling or dancing around. Just having fun. And it was nice to be able to do that without thinking much about what I looked like. But as I grew older, I became more aware, and then I started comparing myself to my friends. I wanted the long straight hair that most of them had. Continue reading I Will Never Go Back to Being Unhappy with the Way I Look Again
When my friend told me she wanted to try out a site she had found to make a few extra bucks here and there, she asked me if I would look into it first. I had no problem doing this, because I know she can be a bit naive when it comes to online matters. She is so trusting, and I am the complete opposite, which is why we are actually good for each other. I went online to check out her site, and I was able to find a bunch of information for it from wegvy.com.
This site actually went into a lot of detail about Swagbucks, which is the site that my friend wanted to check out. I had heard of it myself, but I was not sure what it was until I read this site. Continue reading We Both Signed Up for Swagbucks
We are upgrading our website at the company that I own and operate, and it is going to be a big jump in capabilities that we will experience once we have finished the upgrade. I am sure looking forward to it because the last website was really outdated and we left it up for far too long. We are going to need to look into cPanel server management for the new website though because I do not really feel like hiring someone who is skilled in the software and will be able to make sure the website stays up and running, so that it will be an asset to the company.
But at the same time, I do not anticipate that we will have issues with the software on a daily basis or anything close to that and so I can’t see it as being a very good idea in order to hire someone for the job. As they would only have one job at the business and it would be something that would only infrequently need attention. As such, actually employing someone to take care of the task would likely be a waste of money, if not almost certainly a waste of money.
Therefore it seems like am uch better idea for us to try to outsource this to another company that specializes in such a thing in the first place. I am sure that this is the cheaper route ot go and I am looking forward to being able to rely on a company and not have to worry about whether the website is going to work correctly. There are a lot of new things that our customers ar egoing to be able to do with th enew website and so it really needs to work right on a regular basis.
We never rented a limo for our family coming in for the holidays because there is usually 25 of them. It is a fun yet chaotic time at our house for the week they are all here. Sometimes we fly over to be with them for a week, but sometimes they all fly here. Everyone wants to come visit. We are like that as a family. They all book the same flight together. I usually have friends help me pick them up. When I learned of the stretch limos that limo companies are now renting (check out http://www.limoservicemississauga.org), we got one of them instead.
We got a bigger bus so we could ride into the airport and back with them. Plus, we needed a place to put all the luggage. The bus we got had a bathroom in it and a beverage bar. It was a fun ride! Some stay at our house, and some stay at my in-law’s house just across the street from us. Continue reading We Needed to Rent One of the Limo Party Buses to Pick Up Our Big Family from the Airport
I learned about a website last year called Iso Hunt, where you can download a lot of things that you wouldn’t normally find on any other website. I usually use the website to download pod casts, but sometimes I will venture out of my comfort zone and download something else. There was a game that was added to the website that lets you build many objects with your friends. You can destroy the objects at any time, and you can even fight with your friends while doing it. The game was one of the most fun experiences that I ever had in a while.
While playing the game, I met a lot of people that I would have never met through my usual circle of friends. Continue reading Coming Together Through a Game
One day my computer started having trouble, and eventually I couldn’t boot into the operating system. I used my phone to look for a solution, but couldn’t come up with one. I was stumped and in need of a way to use my computer, so I came up with an alternative. I went to Pirate Bay and downloaded a version of Linux. I then transferred this to a flash drive and booted it up through my computer. After doing some configuration, I had a viable operating system that I could use until I figured out what going on with the other one.
I usually use Linux as a fall back operating system whenever I’m having trouble with a computer. Linux has some differences from my usual operating system, but it’s similar enough that I can still use it without having too much of a problem. Continue reading What Can the Matter Be
I started using Quicken back when it came on floppy disks. I really liked it as an accounting software. I have seen it evolve over the years to be very full featured. We can do everything from payroll accounting to printing checks. This is why I am sticking with it through the Quicken 2016 version. I have not found anything I might like better. It is easy to export and import information for taxes, and reports can be printed to show us, banks and others any accounting details we need.
I also really like the mobile app for when I am out in the field. Continue reading A Better Way of Business Accounting with Quicken 2016
During the summer, I took a trip to an island resort, and while exploring some of the shops on the island, I found one that sells sex toys. These were a little different from the ones that are usually sold in the stores back home. I bought enough toys to fill an entire bag. When I flew back home, I noticed that one of my back did not come through the luggage carousel. I looked around the airport for it, but I couldn’t find it. Someone else had gotten my bag, and all of the toys that were in it.
Whoever got my bag probably got the shock of their life when they opened it. Continue reading My Toys Were Lost at the Airport
I think I was quite spoiled when I lived in an apartment building because if anything happened, I could simply make a call to the building landlord who would then call someone to repair whatever needed to be fixed. There was no extra cost involved, my rent price remained the same price every month. But none of that money went toward me owning my own place, so that was a big downfall. Now that I’m on my own, things break and it’s my responsibility. Recently, I needed to look for a company that does drain cleaning in Bronx NY after water dripped through my ceiling.
I had heard of people finding water dripping through their ceiling in an apartment because of the tenant above them causing it. Continue reading I Got Fast Help when I Needed It
A friend of mine who streams on Twitch suggested that I buy twitch followers in order to get more people on my channel. My friend had been streaming longer than me, and he gained a lot of his followers from buying. I figured if it worked for him, then surely it would work for me. After buying the followers, my stream numbers started to go up, and I became a popular streamer. When a streamer gains enough viewers on Twitch, they can apply to make ad revenue from their streams. When they get even more followers, they can apply to have a subscription option added to the channel.
I gained enough viewers to have ads and subscriptions, but I wasn’t sure how to implement them. I didn’t want to play ads every 5 minutes and have the viewers become annoyed. They probably wouldn’t want to keep watching the channel if they saw nothing but ads. I also didn’t want to put all of my good content behind a subscription pay wall, because then people wouldn’t bother subscribing. I had to think of a way that would still let me get money, but keep the viewers happy.
I came up with a solution that would work out for everyone. I would play ads only once an hour, and I created special emoticons to be used with the subscription service. Only those who subscribed would be allowed to use the emoticons in chat. The viewers like this solution and they still come to my stream. I’ve had a lot of people subscribe to me and they use the emoticons in chat all the time. Since the emoticons work in other chat rooms as well, I had people who don’t normally watch my stream come to it to subscribe so they could use the emoticons.
My wife and I decided several years ago that we wanted to purchase a home, but we never got around to it until now. She was awarded a large settlement and she used a lot of it for a down payment. She was very adamant about buying an older home, even though this means that there will need to be a lot of work put into it and we plan to start right away. This is the main reason why I am going to hire someone who offers shower enclosures in long island. The one that is there now is very old and damaged. It has also sustained a lot of water damage over the years. I couldn’t possibly imagine taking a shower in the place while looking at something that is old and beat down. Continue reading Taking an Old Home and Making It New
We are going to be going out on a trip to Singapore after work. There are a couple of dozen of us going, because we got free tickets from the company. So we decided that we would just go ahead and charter a bus charter for singapore and then back across the bridge after it is done. Of course we are not really all that worried about staying sober and we are going to have a great deal of beer on that bus. We have a dinner planned at a restaurant near the concert hall and that is going to be really expensive when you look at the total price of it. Continue reading Getting Ready for the Concert