After getting married and having a honeymoon in Hawaii, and wife and I moved into the Sloane Residences condo in Singapore. This was the start of our new lives, and we were going to be going through all of the trials and tribulations that were going to be coming with marriage, from having kids, to even deciding if we want kids. This was stuff that we didn’t want to really think about at that moment, and just wanted to enjoy ourselves in our new condo. There is one thing my wife wanted to have now, and that was a dog.
My wife loved dogs and wanted to have one as soon as we got to Singapore. I don’t have anything against dogs or pets, but I don’t really want one. They’re a big responsibility to take care of, they require attention, affection, and sometimes medical expenses. Continue reading My Wife Wants a Dog
Some things started disappearing from our neighborhood. I remember the first incidents. The laser light holiday decorations started disappearing from lawns during the holidays. Then, in the spring, a few lawnmowers, trimmers and blowers began disappearing. Solar lights, lawn decorations, bicycles and things like that were being stolen too. Only neighbors with cameras were not affected by the annoying crime spree. We got information on a home security system after our neighbor’s house was broken into and his television and some other items were stolen.
We decided to get a complete security system that included perimeter, fire and video surveillance protection. The monthly monitoring fee is affordable, and the peace of mind the system gives is worth a lot more. We have not had any issues since we had the system installed. Continue reading Our Neighborhood Had a Crime Spree Happen
I am thinking about taking a hunting trip up to the Rocky Mountains and thinking about the sort of hunting that you do up there. Of course the big thing up there is usually hunting elk and that is not done the way that you hunt deer around here. I have a nice scoped rifle with a Butler Creek scope cover on it, but in reality I might just as often go out with a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with deer slugs and buck shot. That is going to have enough range for the sort of hunting you do here. It is not like you are going to be able to see a deer at long range, because you are going to be in the woods or on the edge of the woods. Usually I find a small clearing in the woods, something like a power line right of way. Then I will put a deer stand up in a tree, It is typical for you to do your shooting at a range that really does not require a scope. Continue reading Planning an Elk Hunting Trip
While looking on a Craigslist Asheville apartments listing, I found something that was quite uncommon. One of the listings advertised an apartment that looked like a condo, but had the price of a small single apartment. I thought it was some kind of scam to get money from people and lock them into a lease that they couldn’t leave. I contacted the person who placed the listing and asked them if I could come take a look at the place before committing to living there. The person agreed and I drove over to the apartment.
The picture on the listing was accurate and it stunned me. I couldn’t believe that the apartment was as big as a condo, and the person was only asking for such a low price. There had to be some kind of catch that I was missing, but I couldn’t figure out what it was. I asked the person what kind of strings were attached to the apartment, and he told me there were none. We did some more discussion and I agreed to live in the apartment. Continue reading An Unbelieable Listing on an Apartment
My grandmother and grandfather needed help with a lot of things, and I learned that after I last visited them. Grandpa was having trouble caring for some things around the house, and grandma had been in and out of the hospital. So, when I told them that I was thinking of viewing Toledo apartments and possibly moving there, they were ecstatic. I liked the thought of moving nearby to help them out more often, and they felt the same way.
As soon as I talked to them about the possibility of moving, they both jumped at the fact that the money would be coming out of my pocket and they wanted to help with the moving costs. I make a pretty good salary and I have a lot of money saved, so I told them that was not necessary. I did say, however, that they could pay me back by inviting me over for a home cooked meal sometimes. Continue reading It Was Worth It to Move for My Grandparents
I’ve been using a STAAD manual for training in engineering and it covers some pretty useful things. Just last week I learned how to design a concrete slab, and now I’ve been thinking about different things I could do with a concrete slab. There is a lot of space in my backyard, and I could probably clear some of it away and lay a few slabs of concrete down to build my own barbecue pit. I would love to be able to roast some meat on the put while I watch the football game on the television.
I’ve drawn up some plans for a pit with a CAD program and it looks like nothing that you would normally find in the stores. Continue reading New Ideas and Design Experiments
When I moved out of my parents’ house when I was 18, I had three roommates. It was helpful in sharing the bills, but I was waiting for the time when I would be able to afford a place on my own. Having four people in a small house can be trying at times, so I worked hard so I could change how I was living. It took me a few years, because I did not want to get in over my head on anything. When I was promoted and given a nice raise, I looked at parkatbouldercreek.com.
I had been looking at the site for a while because I knew I wanted to live there. Continue reading I Wanted to Have My Own Place
Having never been in the workplace before, I was not sure of what to expect when I landed my first job at 38 years old. I had absolutely no experience, but I was lucky to get the job simply because my husband knew the owner of a fabrication company. The owner said he needed a new office manager immediately, and my husband jumped at the chance to offer my services. My first day was a funny day. The first thing my new boss said to do was to buy some new Rotabroach cutter and have them shipped to our business address immediately. I had no idea where to start, but I was up for the task.
The company deals with steel fabrication. Something I had never been interested in being the female I am who loves mostly things that are feminine, from romance books and movies to fashion. The guys who worked with me were tough and smart like my husband, but I had no idea how they went about their complicated jobs each day. And I certainly didn’t know what type of cutters I was supposed to buy. Continue reading I’m Learning Things Quickly at My New Job
When I heard about an amazing job opportunity in Orlando, I knew that I was going to apply for it. I had lived in New York most of my life, and I was really tired of the harsh winters. Spending all year in Florida sounded great, so I was ecstatic when I was offered the position that I had applied for. I was hoping that I would be able to move there, so I had already started looking at apartments online. That is how I found experiencemurano.com, which is a great apartment community right in the heart of the city.
I wanted to have plenty of amenities since most apartment complexes try to outdo others in what they offer, but I was mostly concerned about the actual apartment. I really liked everything that I saw with Murano Apartments. Continue reading Apartment Hunting While on My Computer
When my fiance showed me Altis Highland Park in Tampa on his computer, I fell in love with it on the spot. I really loved how charming the small community is. The apartment I was living in looked nothing like the complex he showed me, and I was so excited that he wanted us to have our first apartment together there. He told me to look at the floor plans because there were so many different ones. He really didn’t care what we got, as long as we were living there together.
I had so much fun looking at the floor plans. I looked at all of them too, not just the one bedroom units. Continue reading Our First Apartment Together is Charming
A few months ago I had to get some money fast to get a new clothes washer. I did not have any credit cards, and we do a lot of laundry as a family. Going to a laundromat once per week is not something I could tolerate. There would be too much laundry to do and it would cost too much. I chose to put the money toward paying back a short-term loan I got with an online payday advance provider. I just worked some overtime and paid the loan back rather fast. I was very happy they were there for me when we needed the washer.
It was only a few weeks ago that we ended up needing a new clothes dryer. I went back to the same online payday advance provider I used before. My wife and I have three kids. We both work. One child works delivering newspapers and cutting grass. Continue reading Smart Way of Using an Online Payday Advance Provider
My sister decided to borrow the my natural hair extensions that I purchased recently without my permission. I hate it when she sneaks into my room and takes things without asking me. She said she would pay me back as soon as she got the money for it, but I couldn’t wait for her to get it. I went to the store to buy some more, but they were sold out, and said they wouldn’t get a new shipment of the hair until next week. I needed the hair for an upcoming interview, and not being able to find it locally meant that I had to order it online and use overnight shipping to get it as fast as possible.
There’s one online store that I use for most of my hair purchases when I can’t find something at the local store. I usually order products with regular shipping and just wait for it to come in the mail, but in this case, I needed the hair quickly so I could go to the salon and have it put in just in time for the interview. Luckily for me, the online store had plenty of the hair in stock, and they were able to ship it to me in time.
With the hair in place, I went to my interview for a job at a software company. The company is more interested in my ability to write code than the appearance of my hair, but it doesn’t hurt to make a good appearance. The interviewers asked me all kinds of question about my background, and even asked me to solve a problem on the spot. They dismissed me and told me that they would call me back if I got the job. A couple of weeks later, I got a call telling me I can start on Monday.