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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We found a new place and we have just gotten moved in. It is not all that far from where I work and it is really convenient for Jane. She likes the fact that her Mom is not more than a few blocks away. So she can help out with the baby any time that we need her to do it. Of course the mother in law is thrilled about this, she loves to help out with her grand baby. The house needs a few things. I already talked to a tree service in Brooklyn NY. There is a huge tree right above the left side of the house and it has a large dead limb right above the side porch. There is not much choice except to get rid of it and I am certainly not going to try to do it myself. Continue reading
It has been quite awhile since I have had any tree work done in my yard. I guess that it has probably been too long, because I have some trees in my yard, that are in pretty bad shape, and in want of being cut down. It would do me a lot of good to try to find a tree service in westchester ny that I feel comfortable hiring for this job. I have some reservations about the whole thing, and want to make sure that the tree service that I hire, has the proper insurance and such. The last time I had a tree service done at my house, I was really worried that the guy doing it would get injured in the process. Continue reading
I really wanted to have TV programming, but I knew that I could not afford it. At least, that is what I thought. When I had my cable disconnected, my bill was nearly 150 dollars per month. Granted, I was getting a lot of channels, but it was just too much money for me to spend each month. I did miss having it though, and that is when I discovered I can have my cake and eat it too, as far as cable TV goes anyway. I discovered Charter TV after a friend told me to check their webpage out.
I saw where I would be able to get all of my favorite channels for an incredibly low price each month. Continue reading
I have to figure out what I can afford and how much it is going to consist of if I get my own place. Of course I have been sharing a place with these two other guys I was going to college with, but now I have a better job and I have got out of school. Most of all I am getting out of bed bright and early in the morning and these guys are staying out at night. It is not going to work. We have things set up nice though. We got one of those directv packages and we share the cost of it and a nice internet hook up. Obviously when you cut the price up three ways it is not that big of a deal. Of course I have to think about other things. Continue reading
I got to thinking about this after I went up to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital one day on business. I had to go see a client who was up there. He had this incident with a truck on the motor way and it ended poorly for him. At any rate I stopped at this little nook they had set up and got a very good cup of coffee. I realized that the fellow had set it up quite well. He had a lot of gear, apparently he had gotten a Centralcoast coffee grinder and one of the really nice coffee makers that they have. Continue reading
I have to get a few things done today, and one of them is to get a television service in place as soon as I can, because I am probably more than a little bit addicted to television. I just stumbled upon this site, based the URL: www.cheapestsatellitetv.org, and it seems to offer information about satellite television plans in the state I ma not living in, which is something that I am interested in. The reason I am looking for a television plan, is that I just moved to another state, in order to be wit the love of my life, and I had enough money saved up to go ahead and buy a house here. Continue reading
I got this idea after seeing an ad for something that is called a Selfie stick. It is just this little gadget. I guess that it is about a foot or so long and on one end of it is a place where you can hold your smart phone. The other end has a button and you apparently connect it to the camera on your phone via blue tooth. That seems kind of dumb to me to tell the honest truth. At least I am pretty sure that I would feel like a fool if I were out in the public eye holding this thing and taking a selfie. Of course it is not a bad idea aside from that fact, and if it worked well enough that might make it less of a problem. Personally I really do not take a lot of selfies. Continue reading
I just started wondering this after I ran in to a guy I used to work with. When I was in high school he and I worked at a Tim Horton’s on the highway outside of my home town. It was a total coincidence, but I ran in to him the other day and he was driving a stretched mini van that belonged to a Toronto limo service. They were sitting outside of a club and I happened to be walking past. He called out my name and at first I did not know who he was. Back when I knew him he had a full beard, which helped him to get in to bars even though he was under age at the time. In fact when I knew him this guy drank a lot. Continue reading
Right now I am paying close to 40 dollars a month, just to have two digital boxes in my house, that have DVR capabilities. It seems extremely excessive, and I am not able to get digital cable on the rest of the televisions in my house, because that would cost even more. It is annoying, and I want to make a switch. To that end, I have been browsing – http://satellitepackages.net – in hopes of learning more Direct TV and what they have to offer, in terms of the television packages that they have, and other things like that.
I am particularly curious how many televisions I am going to be able to have hooked up to the satellite dish, and how much it is going to cost, on a per television basis. I would really prefer to not pay extra, for extra televisions, because it seems like you should be able to pay for television on a per household basis, and not on a per television basis. That is the way I view it anyway.
I do like DVR, and I make use of it quite a bit. Continue reading
I got hold of this land nearly a year and a half ago, but until recently I did not have the money to build a house upon it. It took me a lot of work and a lot of scrimping and some really good luck, but I have finally gotten the money together for them to start on construction. Of course it requires a lot of planning. I have to figure out where I am going to be after it is done, like for instance how much the power will cost and what the bill for Direct TV in Westfield will cost. Obviously I have other bills to pay. In fact once I get in the house there will be less money going out every month. Getting the down payment together was a bit pain, but the payment on the mortgage will actually be a good deal less than what I was paying in rent for the apartment that I have been living in.
It is actually going to be pretty tight for me until this gets done and I get moved in to the new house. If nothing goes wrong I will be fine, but of course a lot of things can go wrong. For instance you could be going to work one morning and the transmission on your car could go out on you. That is almost sure to be fifteen hundred dollars these days. Of course there is some chance that I would be able to replace it myself, but not a great one and at any rate I would need to get the car fixed. I could go a few days improvising a way to work and back, but over the long term I can not go with no car. There are all sorts of things like that which could cripple me right now.