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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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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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Oil Changes, Racing Toddlers and Lower Back Injuries All in One Day!

I bought a used car to save money. We have been cutting our budget and working overtime saving for a down payment on a house. I took the car in for an oil change and learned that there are no lube points on newer cars, so no need for grease. Plus, the oil plug and the filter were easy to reach even without the car on a lift. So, the next time I decided to change the oil to save money. And this is my story of why I needed to see a Corte Madera chiropractor after attempting to do my own oil change on my new car.

I went to the auto department at Sam Walton’s big old store. I like my name for the place better than what everyone else calls it. They have the cheapest oil. The stuff is all the same when you buy it buy its rating. This car used the semi-synthetic type, and it was a few bucks cheaper to buy it buy the case. I picked up the box and put it in the cart. Well, that was the plan anyway. When I turned to put the box in the cart, a little kid came racing by between me and my cart. I was trying not to hit him with the box or step on him. I did a little dance as the kid bumped me and rushed passed me, and I got a funny feeling in my lower back.

It kind of felt like I had pulled a muscle. Continue reading

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A Breast Cream That Truly Works

I wanted to find the best breast enhancement cream, which meant I had to go online and find out what really has worked for other people. I knew that there were creams out there that worked, but I also knew that there were a lot that were just out there to take a person’s money too. I did not want to go to the website for any of the brands themselves, because I just was not sure I would get unbiased information that way. What I did instead was seek out reviews by people who have actually used these products.

I figured that would be the fastest way to either rule a breast enhancement product out or put it on my short list to try. Continue reading

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From Boat Living to Living in Nice Apartments in Newport News

We have a 45 foot trawler that my father owned. He bought it new. It is one that has been built for living. It has a large galley and saloon, and the berths are also roomy. Even the head looks and feels residential. My wife and I have lived on the boat for months at a time. We travel and work as we go. We would find ourselves pulling into Newport News when returning from many of our adventures and then flying to our home up north. We decided to find some nice and affordable apartments in Newport News to use as a home base.

We were not looking for one of those apartments that charge a fortune for a lease. Continue reading

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This is My Future Home

From the first moment I heard about Seaside Residences, I knew that it was where I wanted to be. First off, the location is perfect for me. I work only about a mile from where it is going to be developed, and that sure beats the commute that I have right now. It is also being designed to be extremely comfortable and wonderful for anyone living there. There are some condos that offer the typical amenities like swimming pools and fitness centers, but that is about it. That is just where things start with Seaside Residences though, as they offer so much more.

I wanted to look at the different floor plans, but they were not released yet when I looked. That did not mean I was not able to still get a lot of information on them though. Continue reading

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Using a VPS for Software Testing Online in an Isolated Environment

My wife and I have spent a lot of time in self-education to learn how to develop apps for computer use. The first programming language I learned was BASIC back in the early 1980s. It may have been 1979. I remember having a small computer that had a keyboard built into it. The keyboard was not even full size. The storage media was a cassette tape in a small cassette tape player. You could have one program running at a time in RAM. Now we found ourselves looking for a cheap Windows VPS to have a sandbox OS operating online that we both can access from anywhere.

Years ago apps were called software applications. Then is was shortened to “software. Continue reading

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Helping My Brother with Pay Stubs

My brother asked me if I would be able to help him with some accounting work. I did take accounting in high school, but that was nearly 30 years ago. I just did not feel confident enough to help him, especially when he told me that it was pay stubs that he wanted me to do for a few contractors he had working for him. I told him I could not do that, but that I would help him find a cheap way to go about it. I found a site that said to click here for more information on generating pay stubs, so that is what I did.

It took me to another site that is exactly what my brother needed. Continue reading

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My New Favorite Website for Discovering Music

My friends and I love dancing. Without music, there would be no dancing. So, I would say that both music and dancing our passions. The type of dancing that I do really depends on the type of music that’s playing. I’m always looking for new music that I’ve never heard before. I’m open to new genres, artists, and sounds. One of my favorite places to find new music is the Krafta website. Prior to discovering it last week, I was completely in the dark.

In the past, I found new music by browsing various websites and searching on the web. It was difficult to find things that I hadn’t heard before. I was looking for some new sounds, and I wasn’t finding anything that interested me. My friend told me about Krafta, and ever since then, I haven’t had to search anywhere else. It’s really easy to search the site and discover new music. Of course, there are lots of songs that I’ve heard before as well. I really like that I get a variety of music to choose from. Continue reading

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I’m Taking the Same Type of Classes My Dad Once Took

I was born in China. My mother was also born there, and when she was in her twenties, she met an American man who she married. That man is my father. When we still lived there, my dad had access to a great kung fu education because of the many classes available in a nearby city. When I was very young, I can remember sitting outside and playing with my toys while watching him practicing his moves nearby. He learned enough to become a brown belt while we were there. When I was four years old, we moved to America.

I was never lucky enough to take all the same classes that dad did before we left to come here. I was too young, or so my dad thought. But he did take the time to teach me some of the things he knew. I would clumsily follow along, but did not have much interest because I was so young. Instead, I wanted to go outside to ride my bike, play with my friends or throw a ball around with my playmates. Continue reading

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When You Replace Your HVAC System, Make Sure You Do It Right

We put it off for as long as possible, but the heat this summer had us calling for air conditioning installation in New York City. We checked the weather and had it done when there was a cool spell in the middle of summer. We had a lot of 90 degree plus days this year. The old AC system was struggling to keep the place even halfway comfortable. The main problem was the removal of the humidity. It felt muggy inside even when it was okay as far as the temperature goes.

Replacing the entire HVAC system was our project. We had problems with the furnace the last couple of winters. While we were ahead on our budget, we decided to invest in the infrastructure renovations now. It would be nice if the city could do that with all of its roads, subways, bridges, tunnels and sewer systems. It is an investment. Continue reading

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My Favorite Tree Fell Down During Bad Weather

I’ve loved the trees in my yard for the last 30 years that I have lived in my home. I really did not think I would lose a large part of one. But getting help with tree service in Long Island is what I ended up needing badly. I know nothing about trees, and I had no idea that they really need regular care. Call me naive, but I am a busy person and I have never learned anything about trees. I simply had no idea. But after getting some help, I understand what needs to happen for their health from now on.

One of the trees out in front of my house was about 50 feet tall. It is one of two trees that are so tall that they help to shade my house enough to keep my utility bills down. But after a very mild rain storm one night, I hard an odd cracking noise outside. Continue reading

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I Can Get You an Interview with My Resume Tips

I get people asking me to make them a resume all the time. It is not that hard. One thing I learned a long time ago is that most who are in charge of hiring have to go through a lot of resumes. They do not want to see something fancy, and their eyes naturally fall about one third of the way down the page for a few seconds first. That is the first thing they look at. I use a resume template that takes advantage of that section of the page to accentuate what you want the potential employer to see. For some it is your work history. For others it may be educational history. It depends on the job you are going for. I use a different template for each purpose.

In my opinion, they are not likely to even look at your name until they see what they want. The first thing in the weeding out process is to eliminate the resumes that are not qualified. Continue reading

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How Do You Stop People Spying on Your Phone?

I have started to work on a little side project, but right now it is just in the planning stages. I am trying to figure out how to prevent people from using things like kik spy, programs which intrude on your privacy. There are actually a great many of these programs and they are widely used. I have a lot of questions about how it can be done and I have been looking for answers without really finding them. I have not found an employer’s helpline yet, but I need to figure out a lot of things that seem difficult for me to get answers to. In fact the big questions involve money, not only the money to operate the business itself though. If you are going to be doing it part of the time, then you can go on working in the office. However that is probably not a really practical idea in reality. There are only so many hours in the day, and this project is going to take a good bit of time. Continue reading

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What Do You Need to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

I have backpacked and hiked a good deal, but I have not ever attempted anything this ambitious in the past. I am think about how long it would take to hike the length of the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to New York and on Maine. I am wondering how long it would take and how practical it would be for me to take the whole trip at once. Right now I am working on a backpacking gear list and trying to figure out how well I can pick up provisions while I am on the route. I am aware that there are a good number of places where you can stop, do your laundry and pick up supplies. Continue reading

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How We Use Professional Video Production in Our Company Personnel Training

We have to shoot interviews with our industry professionals to keep our employees in the loop of ever changing and developing technology. Nothing is static in our business. A week could go by and something could come along that has the potential to change our market landscape. We stay profitable and relevant by quickly adapting to developments in our field. If we can make it better, we do. We shoot a lot of our overseas experts using a company that does corporate video in Singapore. They shoot, edit and produce what we need in a timely manner.

For example, a scientist recently released a paper on the development of something new in our medical marketplace electronics. It is a game changer as far as we are concerned. We wanted our scientists to ask him a lot of questions to fully inform our people on what was coming down the Pike. Our senior scientists are in Singapore, so we flew him in to have a video shoot done. It was great. Continue reading

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Great Time Eating Spanish Tapas

I just had an unexpected delight during my stay here in Singapore. I went with a friend to a restaurant, and he said that they were serving Spanish food. I was a bit skeptical at first, because this is not a place I would think that you could find good Spanish food, but it turns out that I was wrong. We had some Spanish Tapas for lunch at the restaurant he took me too, and it was some of the best Tapas I have ever had in my life, which is saying something, as I have visited Spain a few times.

Spanish cuisine has always been one of my favorites, and I think that is largely due to the fact that my grandmother was from Spain. Continue reading

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Life Has Turned out Better for Me Because I Was a Late Bloomer

You never know what will happen in life. When people are very young, they often spend their time focusing on finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. Schoolwork and other important things sometimes become neglected because so many people focus their time on someone to share their life with at a very young age. I was interested in finding someone long ago, but I was a bit of a geek and just didn’t have the lucky that so many other people did. I soon wondered if I would end up being an old spinster who had only sex toys to keep her company one day.

What I did not know is that I spent a lot of time on things that should not have mattered so much back then. I fretted when I did not get invited to school dances. I felt depressed when no one invited me to junior or even senior prom. I became resentful when I listened to the happy sounds of laughter coming from the teens who lived next door, every time they went out for dates on a Friday or Saturday night. It took many years for me to realize that I was given a gift. Continue reading

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