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.
Turning eighteen and finally being able to move out of my parents place has been far more exciting than I thought it would be. The sensation that you experience when you know you have something akin to ultimate freedom is one that cannot be described and even if some of my concerns are only whether I should get direct tv for north carolina or not does not take away from the fact that I am now on my own and am capable of doing pretty much whatever I want. I had no idea just how much parents were actively doing to stifle my sense of self and creativity – I knew that my dad was pretty controlling but once I moved out (much to their anger and surprise) I realized just how much they tried to control the entirety of my life. Continue reading
Did you know that the American Dream has changed? Oh, yes. You might hear vicious rumors that the Dream has been dead and buried, that we have lost our way, lost the vision that our forefathers set. This grand experiment that America was meant to be has failed – or so they might say. But no, the Dream is alive and well and that Dream is for cheap internet. Yes, my friends, cheap Internet is what we Americans want more than anything. Continue reading
I have a good job working for Michigan State university (or pretty much working as a contractor for the school actually) and I have finally put together the money to build a house. I would have preferred if it had been closer to the campus, but that was not that practical of an idea. Instead I am around twenty or twenty five minutes away by car. The place sits on a nice piece of land, within walking distance of a lake. It is a house that I could affor and it has a couple of nice features. A lansing adt provider set up the alarm system for it this week and that is part of the system of smart features that I put into the design. It has a small amount of solar power and a solar water heater, in essence it is designed to be good for winter storms in Michigan. So I designed it with a back up generator big enough to run the essentials. It is in turn hooked up to run off natural gas.
Obviously if you have a real disaster it is pretty tough to get to the store to buy gasoline or diesel for a generator. So instead you fix it up so that it runs off your natural gas system. It does not run all of the stuff in the house, but it is what you need. Of course some people might need more than I need, but I just figure a couple of lights and a refrigerator and a water pump is pretty good. It is great to have all that other stuff and obviously I will be able to run a tv or a computer as well. The house has a great deal of insulation and I built it up against a hill, partly under the ground.
I am tired of living in the cold, and I have the money to do so, so I have decided that I am going to spend the rest of my days of retirement in Florida, where it is warm all of the time. I guess that they get a frost every once in a great while in some parts of Florida, but I doubt it happens in Miami, which is where I am going to move. Anyway, I am trying to find out more information about miami luxury homes that are currently on the market and listed as being for sale.
I have interested in buying a condo, because I have always wanted to live in a condo. But if I am going to buy a condo, then it needs to be a big one, that is also rather new. I don’t care if someone has lived in the condo before, as long as it is currently in good shape. But I do not want to buy a condo that is more than 10 years old, and I would prefer to buy a condo that is less than 5 years old. I have a lot of things going through my mind right now, and the thought of getting all of these done on my own, is more than a little bit overwhelming to me.
I do not want to deal with all of what is going to be involved in finding the perfect condo for me to buy. So it seems like it might be a good idea for me to get in touch with a real estate agent in the near future. That is probably the best direction to go, since they will know more about the real estate, and available condos, in Miami, than I ever could know.