In a former life, I used to be a plumber. It was pretty good money, more money than I would have thought when I got into the profession. However, I had to give it up after I began to develop arthritis in my hands. A plumber with arthritic hands is a rather useless individual, at least with respect to the field of plumbing. Anyway, I have a lot of copper pipes that I collected from jobs over the years as a plumber and I want to know the cost of copper per pound currently, or the best prices that are being given to people by scrap yards in my area.
I am thinking that I should probably sell this copper, because it is taking up a lot of room in my backyard, and I really do not like looking at the large pile of copper pipe anymore. I guess I used to think of it as a rainy day fund, but that is not the best way to have some extra money at hand, because I could have sold it years ago, and invested the money in something that would have paid interest. However, it used to seem that the price of copper was going to march steadily upwards, even if it was at a slow price, for years and years to come.
Not that long ago, the price plummeted a bit, and that was really heart breaking. I decided that I would hold onto the copper at that point, until the prices went back up, and then once the prices hit an acceptable amount again, I would go ahead and sell it to avoid the price plummeting on me again. I think that the prices might be close right now, but I need to find out that for sure.
When I took a new position in charge of the school system’s audio visual department in the Midwest, I knew I needed to look for an av system design immediately. The department was a mess. Although they definitely had the room for it, there was no centralized audio visual set up. They had equipment spread out over four different rooms, and nothing was hooked together or worked efficiently. I wondered how any of it worked at all. Apparently my predecessor jerry rigged things together as needed. He certainly used a lot of cables!
The whole thing was ridiculous and I immediately regretted taking the position. I simply couldn’t work under these conditions. What we really needed was to get rid of all the extra gear, also the extremely outdated equipment that seemed to make up most of what I found in the rooms, and replace them with newer stuff all put together in one location. I had some experience in doing a smaller set up, but this job was going to require real professionals to make it all come together and work in a seamless fashion.
Fortunately I recognized my limitations and looked online for some help. A friend at my last job knew about a specific firm that worked on the most complicated of set ups and did great work, so I looked into it and signed them on for some help. I also made an inventory and got rid of all the old stuff and used a good chunk of the budget to upgrade to better gear. By the time they showed up to put it all together, I had the new stuff on hand. I watched them work and was amazed at how quickly everything took shape. In no time at all I had a functioning av system that was the pride of the school!
Our anniversary is coming up in the middle of June and I have decided that it would be wise to go ahead and start planning for it. This is a big one, Jan and I have been married for ten years now and you obviously need to make a big deal out of it if you know what is best for you. The obvious thing is to do that without completely going over the top with the cost of it. A car and a chauffeur is really nice and all, but that is just one night. The next day the sun is going to rise and you are going to have the same money worries as you had before. You still have insurance bills, the mortgage, the car payments and you still have to buy groceries and a hundred other things. I have been trying to put aside some money for this, but I am not really sure that it is going to go that far. Read the rest of this entry »
I take great pride in keeping my home beautiful. I invested a great deal of money into keeping it in perfect shape. This my first home. Recently, a bad storm came through my city. It rained very hard. There was some minor flooding in my part of town. There was a lot of thunder and lightning. The hail was the size of walnuts. A tree fell on my neighbor’s house. He wasn’t seriously injured. His home suffered, but it could have been worse. I need tree removal in Asheville NC. I have two trees in my house that are very tall. They look sturdy, but they are very old. I worry that the trees will topple over on my house during the storm. I don’t want a tree to crush my house.
The old trees must be removed. They provide some shade in the summer, but are still a potential threat. The trees are a safety hazard to my home. They could fall and crush my house. My family members and I could be seriously injured or killed. I cannot let that happen to the people that I love. Read the rest of this entry »
I was ecstatic when my fiance proposed to me a few months ago. Out of all the people that I have dated, he is the one that feels like “home” to me. He treats me with respect and supports me in so many ways that other people haven’t. I originally planned on having a small wedding, but it has suddenly become a much bigger deal. My fiance was visiting http://www.starnightlimousine.ca last night and turned and asked me if I would like to have a limo pick us up. I wasn’t expect that and wasn’t sure if I should say yes or no at first!
We are both on a limited budget because we are saving for a home. A limo is a fabulous thing, but I wasn’t sure if we should do it. Read the rest of this entry »
My wife and I did not have a very fancy wedding. It was very minimalist. Not by our decision though, we just didn’t have any money to do anything more for the wedding. Kind of a shame, and so I want to do something to make it up to my wife. I want to go here on this website and see about renting a limo for the night of our anniversary. I think that would be pretty special, and I need to figure out some other things we can do to celebrate the anniversary. But I do believe that renting a limo is a good start.
Anyway, I need to figure out prices on an hourly basis and how long we would be able to rent it for. I really want to keep it for the whole night, because that seems like it would be most ideal. Read the rest of this entry »
I usually buy the generic versions of medication when I need them. The name brand varieties can often be too much for me to afford. The generic versions work just as well as the more expensive stuff, so I see no reason to pay more for the medication if I don’t have to do it. Even something like generic Sildenafil, which also goes by the more popular name Viagra, will work without a problem. At my age, I would prefer to not have to take medication to deal with erectile issues, but some things just can’t be helped. The human body gets older, and things don’t always work like they used to when I was younger. Read the rest of this entry »
I was placed in charge of the new computer section of the community center. The section was made so that people in the community could come and access the Internet and use the computers for various education and business tasks. The section is also used to teach the young and elderly about computers on the weekends. The section has laptops and tablets that people use, and charging them used to be a pain until I learned that I could buy charging trolleys. There were more devices than outlets in the section, so I had to create one location where everything could be charged.
The trolley makes it easier to charge the devices because they all can be placed on it, and then the trolley can be connected to an outlet. Read the rest of this entry »
My mum decided she wanted to have a website. She has been in business for well over 20 years, and she has always resisted this move to modern times. I have tried to tell her so many times technology is her friend, but she just did not seem to understand that until recently. I knew that I had to run with this before she changed her mind, so I did a search for a company that does cheap website design in Gold Coast. I was not being cheap on purpose, but I knew that Mum did not have a lot of extra since her prices are already so low.
I was able to find a company that does excellent web design work for a price that we can definitely afford. Read the rest of this entry »
The marketing tactics of the past don’t really have the same weight as they used to in the days before the existence of the Internet. Exposure to the Internet has decreased the level of patience that customers have, because they want to have everything as quickly as possible. The longer a potential customer has to wait for something, the higher the chance that they will just give up on it all together. Rather than using a lot of text to sell, it’s better to have a video sales letter copywriter write a script that can be used in a sales video.
A video makes it possible to get right to the point of what you want to say and minimizes the chance of distraction. Read the rest of this entry »
What do you get for someone who already has everything they could possibly want? Well, I don’t know if anyone truly has everything they could want, but I know quite a few people who really do not want for very much at all. My parents are two examples of this type of person, which makes it very hard to buy them anything when it comes to special holidays like Christmas, their birthdays or anniversary. I wanted to find some great info on different ways I could surprise them for their anniversary this past summer, and I found a terrific idea from an online forum that I visit.
Others were discussing the same issue around Mother’s Day, and someone suggested that people gift their mothers with a limo ride to a really nice restaurant. I thought this was a terrific idea, because luxury is always a nice gift. Read the rest of this entry »
Moving to Texas came with a very real surprise. Texas electricity rates are far better than they are in most of the country, a fact that would have had me moving down south had I been informed sooner! I’ve been doing everything that I can possibly do to save money as of late and moving to Texas is an attempt to do that. I found a new job that would pay far better than what I previously held while at the same time the cost of living here s cheaper than where I had grown up. Needless to say, things have been looking up for me.
Still, I was pleasantly surprised when I came across several different electric companies to choose from! Back in Louisville we only had a single company to supply us with all of our electrical needs. Unfortunately that meant you were beholden to whatever they were charge. Imagine being tight on monehy and suddenly having to start paying more for your electricity but not being able to afford it! You don’t have very many, if any, options in a situation like this in a city with only one provider for utilities. It’s a bummer that makes things incredibly difficult.
Texas is an entirely different ball game. When I began looking for a utility company I was completely expecting to just have a single provider that would service me. And yet I was shocked to discover that there were more than one! I didn’t even look over the entire list when I saw the cheapest that I could get was right here in the town with me. It goes to show what healthy competition can offer a state and now if I find myself once more tight on money I’ll be able to switch services if one of them is cheaper.
I have to say that it is real hot down here, and I am not just saying that. In fact that is not something you could mistake about. I got down to El Paso this morning and I had the air conditioning wide open on the pick up truck all morning. I guess that it was unseasonably warm, but I am not sure. I hate to think what summer is going to be like. If you click here you can see how I spent my morning. I was sort of mixed up about things down here and I thought I had got the power company to come turn on the lights at my place, but when I got there they had not done anything. It turned out that I messed up and called up the wrong place.
They have dozens of different power companies down in this state and not all of them serve every part of the state. The one I called would have come and did it if I had been down the road about ten miles or so, but they do not come to where I live. It is not a big deal, except like I told it is really hot. So I was unloading the stuff from the truck and the rented trailer that I brought out here and that place was about as hot as a dog gone sauna. I took my time and after a bit I took a break and rode down the street to this cantina. I shot a bit of nine ball with some old gentleman and tried out the local beers. They all drink Pearl and Lone Star beer around here. I guess they are okay beers and they were really good at that exact moment when I was burning up.
After thinking about it for years, I have finally decided to pamper myself, and my family a bit, and buy a vacation home located in Hawaii. It is not the most practical place that I could have bought a vacation house, but it is definitely where I wanted to have a vacation house. Ever since visiting Hawaii when I was 8, I have been in love with the area. I want to one day live there permanently. I don’t have television yet, and I want to look into direct tv in waipahu.
I have not had a satellite television provider before, but I think it would be interesting to give it a try. Read the rest of this entry »
The US Marines are the first to go in, but it is the US Navy that gets them there. History proves that naval fleets have decided who wins. Everyone speaks of the air power being a dominant factor in the outcome of conflict. However, those planes are brought in on ships. The taxi to the theater of operations for any conflict is going to be a ship or boat. This is why it is necessary to concentrate efforts on building up both the Coast Guard and the Navy.
We need the men and women trained to run the systems and we need the vessels. The problem is that in a time where there is not a major conflict in progress, Congress will not cough up the cash to keep the fleet strong. These huge vessels cannot be built overnight. The time it takes to ramp up to go to battle can cost many lives. It is better to keep pace with viable possibilities now rather than try to catch up later. Read the rest of this entry »
If I was honest I would say that I do not believe we need any more fleet aircraft carriers and that it would be better to reduce the number of big deck carriers in favor of a more flexible fleet. This especially applies to the Atlantic Fleet, which really does not seem to have any real opposition. In South America there are no real hostile forces that we should be overly concerned about. In truth we could not currently foresee any need for overt military action by large forces, either at sea or on land or even in the Air.
In Africa there are many problems, but not many problems which can be solved by a large carrier fleet. Amphibious assault ships and small deck helicopters are the resources that might be required in any likely events there. Read the rest of this entry »