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Flood Monitoring is Included with This ADT Package

My house is located right on the river. Flooding has always been an issue, but we have been quite fortunate here. Some of our neighbors get flooded every year, but we only had to go through that twice in all the years we have been here. One of the things that I did recently was look into ADT in Colorado Springs because they have flood monitoring as part of the package deal. Even though I have been fortunate where I live for being right on the river, I knew that any safeguards in place to alert me if there is flooding going on is well worth the price. Continue reading

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Creating a Network of Contractors for One-Stop Shopping

I am a general contractor and have come up with an idea to create a network of different contractors in which we all refer each other to our customers. It can be kind of like a one-stop shop. We could all set our own prices but would have the opportunity to possibly give a discount if the customer uses multiple services from our network. I have made initial contact with everybody I have in mind except for a Nassau County tree service company. I plan on calling a former colleague who does this scope of work.

I already know a lot about his company as I have used his services myself and think that his prices are reasonable and fair. He has a professional staff of laborers, a certified arborist and sales reps. Continue reading

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Our Retail Store Parking Lot Needed Repaved in the Worst Way

Sometimes I wait too long to get things done. I like to make sure there is money in the bank for those rainy days that happen when you own retail real estate. A broken AC unit could cost us 10 grand and happen at any moment. I like to wait to do major renovations as keeping a positive cash flow is important. However, when something needs done, I get the best people to do the best job possible. It lasts longer when you do that. I hired a company that does paving in Nassau County NY to resurface the parking lot at a small retail complex we own. I stopped by to inspect the property and make notes, and I stepped into a big puddle when I got out of my vehicle. I had let this parking lot go too long before repairing it. Continue reading

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I Am Headed Down the Right Path in School

My parents have told me that the education they received was not as demanding as young people get in school now. I have been struggling with my physics classes, so I’ve been getting help from the company at that my parents found to help me. The man who owns it is a tutor. Without the help that he offers, I think I would have failed my class at school. He helps to break everything down in ways that is easy to understand. That alone has made me far less stressed.

My parents told me that they did not even need to take physics when they were in school. My school also demands that we learn a second language, and my mom and dad did not have to do that when they were getting their education either. Continue reading

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My New Job in As a Leasing Consultant

I am going to start a new job next week at New Futura Condos as a leasing consultant. I am extremely excited to embark on this new chapter in my life and can’t wait to start working for this company. These are new luxury condos in Singapore that are sure to attract a multitude of people wanting to live there. Part of my job will be giving tours to potential new tenants and buyers. I’m looking forward to meeting and helping these people find their new homes. I know it will be a little different every single day which is a good thing.

One thing I have to do is learn everything I can about this new community. I need to be prepared to answer any and all inquiries that come my way. Continue reading

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I Found a New Apartment Last Week

Of course the place I was living was okay, but I did not have my name on the lease and the guy who did just packed up and vanished. The landlord came and tried to bully me into hiring a service that does house cleaning for Singapore, but I just laughed at him and asked him what was in it for me. Obviously when you sign the lease they make you pay that thing that they can keep if you do not do like you agree, a security deposit. I did not pay a security deposit, in fact there were two other people sharing his apartment before I did. My name is not on anything and they have nothing on me. I made a deal with the guy who did that, but he has gone some place else. I think that he moved in with his girlfriend. Continue reading

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I Hurt My Tailbone in a Fall

I have fallen a few times in the past, and the only thing that was hurt was my pride. When I fell this last time though, my pride was the last thing that I was thinking of. I could barely get up on my own, and my tailbone hurt so much. It hurt to walk, it hurt to sit, it hurt to do just about anything. I spent nearly two days laying on my couch or bed, but then I knew I had to look up some Santa Maria chiropractors and find one who would be able to see me that same day.

I could not go through another day of just laying there in pain, and I knew that I needed to make sure there was nothing seriously wrong too. Continue reading

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I Wanted to Look Good Again Without Resorting to Makeup

“Your skin is looking rather unhealthy,” my husband said to me one night when we were sitting down at the table for a nice dinner. It was frustrating, but I knew he was right. My mom had also pointed it out to me. I booked an appointment with an aesthetic clinic soon after my husband made that comment to me. I knew that neither he nor my mother were being cruel. We all point out changes in one another. I’m glad they said something because it made me realize that I should go get help before things got out of control.

Cosmetics have never been my thing. Most of my friends love cosmetics. Continue reading

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How In-Line Skating is Bad for Your Back

In-line skating can be hazardous to your back. What makes it even more interesting is that I was not the skater! I was crossing a paved path from the beach to our car to get the cooler and beach umbrella. I waited as a bunch of bicyclists and skaters went by on the path. I crossed and almost got clipped by a guy zooming along super fast on skates. He was a big guy too. One of those muscle-bound dudes you always see here. My trip back across got me an appointment with my chiropractor in Santa Barbara. The same guy was on his return trip and nailed me. You would think he would have learned by almost hitting me the first time to not be looking at his phone and power skating. Continue reading

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I Have a New Partner to Play Games with

I often play video games when I go visit my grandparents. Just recently, my grandfather began to take an interest in my games. He began asking me which ones I play, how I figure out how to best play them and more. I asked if he wanted to try one of them out, and he was hooked soon after. I set up my favorite game for him to play, then I downloaded a Virtual Families 2 hack so that I could get him some of the items in the game that will help him play easier. He is 84 years old, and I think it is pretty cool that he is now playing, too.

I visit my grandparents during school holidays and for a few weeks every summer. Mom says this gives her some time off for herself, and she also wants me to be close to my grandparents. I love to visit them. They spend a lot of time doing things with me when I am visiting. Continue reading

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I Learned That My Wife is the Same Great Woman That She Always Has Been

I don’t like it when people stonewall. What that means is that if I ask questions and someone refuses to answer, that is a problem for me. It is abusive in my eyes. My wife had suddenly started stonewalling when it comes to the Snapchat app she uses. I wondered if there is a way to hack Snapchat easily, and there certainly is! All I had to do was to download another little app that does all the work for me. I am so grateful for all the little tech helps that are available to people now, and this particular one also saved my relationship.

The reason that I left the last woman that I dated years agao is because she was super secretive about so many things. It was like pulling teeth to get her to tell me where she was going, where she had been, etc. Continue reading

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Flyer Advertising is Still Popular in Singapore

My sister still lives in Singapore with our parents. She takes care of their needs, but she has always wanted her own business. Though our parents do need a little extra help, they are supportive of her living out her dream. They helped her lease a place, buy furnishings and hire staff for her nail salon. My sister is a real go getter. I paid for her first three rounds of flyer distribution in Singapore to get her business off the ground. She started out with two part-time helpers, and now she has five full-time workers who are swamped with clients.

My sister’s approach is to do it right the first time to keep customers coming back again and again. She also personally trains each staff member to do the manicures and pedicures her way no matter how much experience or training they have. My sister uses innovation and bold techniques that wow her customers. She has an incredible amount of male customers who want good looking nails too. Continue reading

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My Dad Created His Own Plaque

Losing a family member to cancer is just about as hard as it gets. I don’t necessarily mean the cancer, but just having someone you love here one day and gone the next. When my father passed away, it was a huge blow to our family even though we had been preparing for it because of his cancer prognosis. The good thing is that we got to spend a lot of time with him before he died. When he was talking to me, he asked me to look at Jewish bronze plaques in NJ because he definitely wanted one at his grave.

He is extremely traditional, so I knew that this is what he would have wanted anyway. When I found the website for a local company that could create a bronze plaque for his grave, I showed it to him. Continue reading

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The Struggle to Watch My Weight is Easier when My Routines Are Consistent

Birthdays, backyard barbecues and summer vacation are just three things that can cause me to go off my diet. I do well when the routine of work and days off is consistent. When there is a special occasion, I can fall off of the diet wagon a little too quick. Two weeks ago started three birthdays, one was mine, and two backyard barbecues, and I started my vacation too. Now I’m looking online at the IdealShape meal replacement shake reviews to see if they will work for me to lose the fat I gained.

Am I disappointed in myself? Yes, I really am. I have worked very hard getting into shape by watching my diet and lifting weights. I was proud of the way I looked. Then my jeans fit tight after my vacation was over. Continue reading

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Now I Can Play Without Breaking the Bank

I thought about using a Forge of Empires cheat about three months before I actually started doing serious research into finding a cheat that would work for me. I don’t like cutting corners in any game, but really I was spending so much money on this game that I either had to get a second job or cheat! Seriously though, I was putting out a lot more money than I was comfortable spending. As most of us dedicated players know, it’s so easy to lose track of your expenditures with these games. I know I lost track.

When I noticed how much I had spent on diamonds and other trinkets necessary to advance quickly, I knew I either needed to quit playing entirely or find a cheat. I decided on the latter because I really enjoy the game. Even if I could jump forward a lot, I knew I was still going to keep playing because I like the graphics and the layout. These types of games go on forever anyway so it’s not like getting ahead in a slightly shady way will change much in the long run. Still, I needed to find the right cheat. I didn’t want to get scammed.

And I found it! Lots of people have used this cheat to great effect, so I figured I would get on that bandwagon and see what would happen. I was able to get a lot of diamonds, and I mean a lot. I figured since I was in I might as well pick up a lot of supplies and coins as well. It was as simple as putting in a just clicking a few buttons and generating the necessary stuff I needed. I didn’t even have to download anything. Now I’m playing the game and moving a lot further a lot faster!

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The Demographics Are Finally Lining Up

When I purchased my first house to flip, I decided that I not only liked the idea of flipping a house but in owning it as well. Since I didn’t need but one house for myself, I ended up with nearly two dozen rental properties within a five year span. The houses were really nice, but I was not getting the demographics in there that I wanted. I wanted young Millennials since they are our future, so I knew that I was going to have to do some research. I did a search for rental housing tips, and that is how I found the Rental Housing Journal.

This is an online site that helps property management companies as well as landlords. There are a good amount of blog posts along with documents and articles that contain a lot of very useful information. I was really happy to have found this site because there was a lot of information about the younger generation. They are our future, so it made sense that we would have to adapt to their way of things. One of those things is being connected, as in the internet. Continue reading

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I Am Trying to Find a Condo

Of course I do not much care for paying rent on a place, since the money that I spend is gone for all of time, so I am trying to find a condo that I can afford which is going to fit in with my life. There seems to be a good place that was built by the New Futura Condo developers, but it seems like it is going to cost a bit more than I would like to pay for a place. Obviously it is going to be best if the place is close to where I work and the other places that I need to go. I have a girlfriend and she lives in a place of her own, one which she has no desire to share with me. In fact it is pretty clear that she is not really serious about me as a relationship and that is fine with me for a number of reasons, the big one being that I could not imagine living the rest of my life with her. Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location Isn’t a Joke

We owned a piece of real estate in Denver that I thought was pretty nice. We lived there for many years and enjoyed our time in our home, but when my husband retired we decided to move to Florida and enjoy some warmer weather. Over the years, the place we lived in became somewhat less of a desirable location, apparently, so we quickly ran into some problems when we put the home on the market. It sat there with little interest for several months before we decided to take it off the market and explore our options.

We thought about just staying in Denver for a few more years, thinking that perhaps the real estate market might improve enough so that we could quickly unload our property. Continue reading

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A Great Steal on an Apartment

I started looking at apartments for rent in North Las Vegas about a month ago. I didn’t need to find one until this summer, but I thought it might take me a while to find the one that I wanted to call home. There are so many different apartment complexes in and around Las Vegas, and I just figured that it was going to take looking at quite a few of them in order for me to make a decision on which one I wanted to rent. Thankfully, it did not take me nearly as long as I thought it would.

I knew that I was going to conduct the majority of my search online. I started at the center of downtown and worked my way out. I did it this way because I work pretty much smack dab in the middle of the city, and I did not want to have a long commute time. I did that once with a job before, and it was miserable for me. As a result, I have promised myself that I will never work more than 15 minutes from my job if at all possible. Continue reading

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Would You Do This if You Could Get Away with It?

Of course this is not going to be legal, but this guy was claiming that he had figured out a way that he could tell me how to get free money on paypal. He was using some sort of program, which it was claimed could help you get up to a thousand dollars. I could probably get away with it without getting punished, but the reward simply does not seem worth the risk to me. I could use a thousand dollars, just like anyone else could, but a thousand dollars is simply not worth a great deal of risk. Continue reading

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