Monthly Archives: July 2021

A DIY Project at Home

No matter where you are in the world, there are times when you’ll be doing do it yourself home projects. They can involve clothes, household items, household repairs, or really anything! The one time I specifically dealt with DIY projects is when I was overseas visiting family in Singapore. At the time they happened to be working on a room in their home and needed some help. We spent some time brain storming and after some discussion went online to search. Eventually we came across https://www.buildexpo.org/diy-vinyl-flooring-a-step-by-step-guide-on-how-to-install-vinyl-flooring-in-singapore/ . This was the perfect site for them because it was specific to the situation.

Personally, I was amazed at how easy it was to follow these step by step process and do it ourselves at home. Yes, it took some effort to finish the project. This was, of course, bond to happen because when you are working on any type of project you’re going to work up a sweat. It was almost kind of nice when we did feel this way because it meant we had done a lot of work and it was going so well. In the end, the floor was a success and it was so great to see the finished result.

My main point in telling you all this is that you can do DIY projects if you want. Yes, it won’t be easy, but you can do it if you put your mind to it. Look up something online and read about everything you have to do. Then start the process of actually being able to plan it. Get the supplies you need, make a schedule, and get any help from friends/family. If they are willing, of course.

As I said, it won’t be easy, but try. If you try then you can at least say you did!

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Shower Doors Don’t Have to Be Boring

I needed a new set of shower doors, but nothing really seemed to fit the vibe that I wanted with my bathroom. I went from home improvement store to home improvement store trying to find the right one. It didn’t hit me until later that I could find stores that specialized in shower doors in New Jersey or in any area. I immediately went on a spree, and ended up going to this all plumbing store in New Jersey that wasn’t far from my house. I am so glad that I did!

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a hip lady who told me to look around and if anything catches my eye to let her know. I saw this all glass frosted door that I liked and asked the woman if they had it in the size that I needed for my bathroom. She looked at me and said that that door seemed a little boring for what she thought my taste was. I told her that it was a very safe shower door for me to want. We got to talking about the bathroom remodel I was doing and I showed her photos of what I had done so far that I had on my phone. She told me, “You know. I might have a few doors that might work perfectly for you.”

She took me to the back and told me these were specialty doors that her and her partner create, but they are a little different. Some were frosted but with designs in the glass that were as clear as a bell. I feel in love with them but the butterflies and floral were not my cup of tea. Then she showed me this gorgeous door that was almost a stained glass look with so many different colors inter weaved together. I am telling you, I fell in love with that door. It was a statement piece. I asked how much it was and she said she’d give it to me for cheap because she could tell that I connected with the door.

When I got it installed, it fit in perfectly with the rest of the room. It became the focal point of the bathroom, and I loved it. The sun shining in on it made the most beautiful designs on the floor as well. I never knew there was so many different kinds of shower doors, nor did I realize so many were more than just a plain glass door.

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I Hope to Be Back Home Soon

I am not really thinking too much about the future really, I am just trying to get out of the hole and find a way to get back on my feet right. Of course I have government benefits and for now I am doing well compared to where I could be. My uncle owns a company that does tree removal in Hendersonville NC and I moved up there so that I could make some money this summer. He has a loft over his garage. I cleaned it up and made myself a really comfortable place to lay my head, although it is not going to be suitable when the weather turns cold in about three months or so. Hendersonville is in the mountains, a little south of Asheville and when the weather turns up here it turns fast. There is actually a ski slope within walking distance of here, if you are tough enough to walk up and down mountain slopes of course.

If I want to talk to the store from here, the actual distance is not far at all. I suppose that it is less than three quarters of a mile. However it is up hill all of the way and I lose my breath a little when I go there. Of course I am trying to lay off my bad habits, although if I knew any girls around here I am sure I would fall prey to that temptation rapidly. So when I go to the store I buy things that I have to have. I am saving pretty much every dime I can without starving to death. Of course when food is your only expense that is not much money that you have to spend. I will head back home when the winter starts up here and I have a good job lined up I hope.

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I Guess That I Am Sort of in Charge Now

It is not as though it makes much sense, I am a 19 year old college student trying to make a little money this summer before I go back to campus in the fall. I have been working at this really nice Italian restaurant, or at least it is a really nice place if you have the money to eat there. In the kitchen you have to deal with the boss, who is pretty much a maniac. Since I have been there he has fired three other guys, one for not getting someone to do grease trap cleaning in NJ just yesterday. That was really a big deal, but it seemed to everyone else that he was the one who was ultimately responsible for getting it done. James is a little older than me and he barely speaks English well enough to talk on the phone honestly. I am not sure he really understood why he was getting fired. He was really good at running the kitchen and I have a feeling he will eventually be running a big kitchen if he can overcome his shortcomings in dealing with people.

I have actually learned a lot since I started working in this place back when I was a sophomore in high school and I was the dishwasher. However the main reason I am running the place when the boss is not here is that I speak Spanish and English, both of them really well if I say it myself. That is really essential, you have to be able to communicate with all of the people that work here. Luckily for me, all the guys in the kitchen know what they are doing and they seem to work better for me than the boss. He is a really good chef, but I am certain things work better without him and his attitude.

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