We Had a Bunch of Bees

We were have a good time in the back yard when I noticed it. There were about a dozen or so people over for a cookout. There were several kids over and one of them got stung by a bee. I found a big swarm of them in the rafters of the storage building and I immediately started to look for a bee exterminator for Phoenix. Obviously you have to worry that they might be Africanized honey bees or killer bees as they are called. It is not something that you want to be messing around and not us in particular. Jennie does not know if she still is or not, but she used to be allergic to bee stings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Having Fun Camping and Staying Invisible to Nearby People

We camp a lot on a small piece of land we own that is close to a residential area. I use it as an opportunity to teach bushcraft to our kids. My wife is an outdoor person, and she has camped since she was a child. Our goal when camping here is to remain invisible to nearby human occupants. We do not have any gear that contrasts with the environment. You could walk within a few feet of our camp and miss it. We wear camo such as Blitz pants and other clothing, and we practice skills to stay invisible when there are people wandering by.

The kids get a real kick out of it. If we remain unnoticed for our two day camping and learning adventures, everyone gets a huge treat they all have agreed on. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Foam Puzzle for My Niece

I was thinking of what to buy my niece for her birthday. She was going to be three years old, but she was not the typical two year old by any means. She loves to learn new things. I saw her playing with a wooden doll that had movable body parts because of strings. Instead of being fascinated with the doll itself, it was watching the movements and figuring them out that had her attention. I knew she needed something to help with her creative learning process, which is why I finally decided on a huge foam puzzle.

I like the fact that it is foam. Just because she was a smart soon to be three year old did not mean that she was an adult who understands about safety. I knew that the foam pieces of the puzzle would be safe for her to play with. I also loved the sea theme that is depicted on the puzzle. Read the rest of this entry »

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How We Use Our Custom Steel Building

We were deciding on what type of material to use to make a building on our property to use as an art studio. We wanted plenty of skylights for natural light, and we needed a garage door to get raw materials for sculpting and the finished pieces out. We looked at the cost for masonry and wood, and we decided that metal buildings and the many ways to configure them was our best choice. There would be tool use, dust and dirt and noise, but we wanted to be comfortable. Steel can be insulated to keep you cool and warm.

We also finished off one section of our steel building as an office and break room space. Read the rest of this entry »

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Starting My Own Tax Filing Business Seemed Natural

I have always had a flair for understanding government rules. I have done my own taxes since I got my first full-time job at 18. I even helped my friends with their 1040-EZ returns back then. I was amazed how they could be confused by such a simple document. Then I found myself giving my parents tax advice after reading an IRS instruction book for a form Dad was having trouble filling out. Being good at taxes, I got certified to do taxes and purchased Keystone tax software to start my own business.

I work out of a small office in my home that has a separate entrance. I see a few clients every day, and a bunch of them during tax season. I make enough money that my wife does not have to work a job outside the home. She works here at home managing all the details of our tax office allowing me to work on taxes. It comes natural to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Helping My Best Friend Find an Apartment in Brandon, FL

My best friend from high school is getting divorced after only two years of marriage. She wants to move away from our hometown to make the divorce easier on herself so she won’t have any reminders of her ex-husband. I suggested that she move to Brandon, FL so we can live close to each other. I offered to let her stay with me for a while but she declined and said she wanted to find her own apartment. But she does want to move down here and is looking for an apartment for rent in Brandon FL.

She called later in the week and told me she found one apartment community that looked extremely promising and would like to plan a visit to Brandon so she can take a loot at it and also look at what job opportunities there were. That was music to my ears because I have missed her so much since I moved away. It’s going to be like old times with us. I can’t wait.

After waiting for seven dreadfully long days, my best friend finally arrived. It was so good to see her again. We immediately went to one of the newer apartment communities close to me to take a tour. We were both overwhelmed by the professional appearance of the landscaping. It was absolutely beautiful. The leasing agent took us on a tour of the common areas which included a resort style pool, a fitness center, grilling areas, an executive business center and a recycling area. She was very excited to find out they were pet-friendly and had a dog washing station. Next, we took a tour of an available apartment. These were some of the nicest apartments I have ever seen. They had modern and updated kitchens, granite countertops, a washer and dryer in every unit and beautiful 9-foot ceilings. They even had one of those curved shower curtain rods in the bathroom that you see in some of the better hotels. It didn’t take my friend very long to decide that this was going to be her next home. We went back to the office and she filled out all of the necessary paperwork to secure the apartment. She was going to move in the first of the next month. After we left, we decided to celebrate with a picnic lunch and a day at the beach. I couldn’t be more happy to have my best friend at my side again.

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New Software Makes the Job So Much Easier

My husband started a new job not long ago, and he was really amazed at the software that they were using. The company employed nearly 20 people, yet he was the first one who spoke up about it. He did it in a way that was courteous, and he brought up a lot of good points during that meeting. The owner of the company said he knew the software they were using was not optimal, but they really had no choice since he could not hire a company that does software development in Preston to custom make an app for their needs.

When my husband respectfully told him he was wrong, I think it might have shocked others. He was not doing this for the sake of being right. He just wanted to make the job easier for everyone, which new software would absolutely do. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Have Had to Learn a Lot and I Love It

I have been flying for a by the seat of my pants at the company that I work for, and I don’t mind that one bit. I was lucky enough to get the job because my uncle hired me. Most places will not hire you when you don’t have a lot of experience. Since my uncle knows me well, he told me that he was willing to train me. For example, he told me that he needed me to help out by finding a particular scale he needs for our employees, which is a Sensortronics 60001A. He isn’t the one who told me to get that exact one, he said he was going to leave it up to me to find out which one. That is the one that I found.

I find that when you feel like you are over your head with different things, talking to other people who have some idea of what you need are really interested in helping you out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Getting Ready to Move Again

My boss is really making a mess of my life, mostly because he can not seem to decide where I am going to work in the morning. He moved me to the other side of Ontario about three months ago and then almost immediately they decided that I was more vital where I had been. In fact I got a storage in Newmarket to keep my things in and that was a big deal for me, since I had to pay for it. It is going to turn out to be a good thing that we had the means to do it that way. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Gorgeous Area Around the Pool

When my parents retired, they decided to really enjoy themselves. They had spent years building their business together, so they did not have a lot of spare time to just enjoy life. They have always had a nice house, but it never had a swimming pool. They had an in ground pool installed about two months after their retirement. They thought they would enjoy it a lot, and they do, but they realized that they needed to hire a company that does paving in Nassau County NY to create a beautiful paradise around their pool.

They looked at different companies online, and they finally chose the one who was able to make their pool area exactly how they wanted it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Best Prices for Copper Scrap

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.

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Started to Plan for Our Anniversary

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 »

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A Nuisance to My New Home

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 »

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Limo Rental for Anniversary Celebration

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 »

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Things Are Better Now That My Grandfather is Being Looked After

My grandfather called me in a panic one night. It was 11:30pm, and he was crying and said that he didn’t understand why my grandmother had not come home yet. The thing that was scary about that is that she died over 20 years ago. Nothing I said that night helped him to believe me when I told him that, and that when I realized that he needed the help of one of the local Fort Lauderdale home care services because he was losing his mental functions in his older years. He is 88 years old, and it is very common for this to happen to a large number of people when they reach their eighties.

Grandpa had often told me that both of his parents had dementia when they were seniors. He said that his father was docile and sweet during those years. It affected my grandmother differently in that it made her angry and agitated with so many things. Luckily, my grandfather has become soft-spoken and gentle. So the employee that I hired to come look after him just loves him to death. I have not met her yet, but we have had some video chats and she seems lovely. Video chatting is not something that my grandfather could handle himself, but she helps to set up his computer so that he and I can talk over his webcam together.

I will be flying out there soon. I will be assessing the situation when I go out there. I may move out there, or I might find out if he is willing to move back to where I live. I will see where the question leads me when I get there. I am really happy that I have been able to hire someone to help take care of him during this time that I am so far away from him.

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Getting Lighter for Intimate Sessions

My boyfriend and I wanted to try some new things in the bedroom and we went right into anal region play. My boyfriend was surprised how dark everything looked back there. I thought it was funny at first, but then I started to think about how it might be better to use some anus bleach cream to make that area just a little bit lighter. I talked it over with him, and he said that it might be worth it just to give it a try. If I didn’t like it or it didn’t look as good, I could just stop using it and the color would go back to normal.

I looked for some good creams online and found some recommendations from other people on a forum full of tips about sex. It was kind of funny to read some of the stores that the other people of the website had, but I really shouldn’t have been laughing, because I was going to try the cream next. There’s something about reading stories and experiences from other people that makes everything just so humorous. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weights for a Home Gym

I used to have a membership at a gym. It was good, and I liked the variety of exercise machines offered, but I eventually got tired of paying for it. I wanted to have my own gym at home and the ability to work out whenever I wanted without paying any money beyond the cost of equipment. The first thing I needed for my own gym was a good set of dumbbells. Many people online recommended that I try the Bowflex 1090 dumbbells. These aren’t like the average dumbbell set because they can adjust easily to become different weights. Read the rest of this entry »

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Generic Meds Are Just As Good

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 »

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Audio Visual Excellence Bar None

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!

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Taking Care of Multiple Devices

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 »

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A Website Makes Her Company Even Better

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 »

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