There was a rash of burglaries a few years ago. They were happening all around us. If you put pins in a map, it was like a circle around our block. That was when we got ADT in St Petersburg. We got a home security system for peace of mind. We wanted a way for when my wife and I were at work and the kids were in school to have the police notified if there was a break in. Then we discovered that a home alarm system can be much more than that.
When we first got our alarm system we got the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors too. This way the fire department and emergency medical services could be called if there was a fire or CO gas leaking. That stuff can incapacitate you quickly. Good thing to have an automated way of calling for help if there should ever be a problem. Then we had our system upgraded this year to include home automation and video surveillance. This makes our home security system even that much more valuable to us as a family. Continue reading We Enjoy Every Feature of Our ADT Alarm System
A lot of people say that when someone is getting old, they should lean into it and embrace how their body is changing, but I don’t necessarily agree with that. Sure, there are some things about aging that you can’t change, but there are others that you can. You don’t have to walk around with gray hair, or have wrinkles on your face. I prefer to keep my hair a rich black color by dyeing it, and I get my wrinkles taken away with a treatment from an aesthetic Singapore clinic.
The treatment that I have done at the clinic doesn’t take very long. I just make an appointment and go in, and they give me a couple of shots of botox, and the wrinkles go away. Continue reading You Don’t Have to Look Your Age
My sister recently divorced from her husband, which was sad. I thought that they would be together for a long time, but after only a year of being married, they realized that they had made a mistake and wanted to split. I guess some marriages just aren’t meant to last. Their wedding was a nice one too. They bought some invitations from https://www.brideandgroomdirect.co.uk/wedding-invitations and sent them to all of their friends and family members. The invitations were so beautiful that they looked like a work of art. They picked out a big cake and had flowers everywhere. There was even a live band for the event.
I guess it’s a good thing that my sister and her former husband didn’t have any kids during their time of marriage, or they would have had to faced the issue of shared custody. A child being raised by two parents that don’t live in the same household is something that can be difficult for all parties, especially the children. The child would have gotten old enough to start wondering why their father or mother doesn’t live in the same house, and it would have been a complicated thing to explain.
No one saw my sister getting divorced, but I guess the signs were there from the beginning. It seemed like they were rushing into getting married because of their age. I guess it’s possible for my sister to get back with her former husband some day, but I don’t think either of them are holding their breath for that. They’re still friends, but the chances of a renewed romantic relationship aren’t that great. Then again, my sister still has one of the wedding invitations on her night stand in a picture frame. I think for now she’ll just avoid getting into a relationship and stay single.
It was a pretty wild scene although I had no idea who it was that was having the bachelor party. I was okay with the free liquor of course, although I have been doing my best to keep my drinking in check of late. The main thing is that I do not need to do stupid stuff I can not afford. At any rate it seems like I became the fortunate beneficiary of a case of mistaken identity. It was a bachelor party and they hired some Las Vegas escorts. There were at least two of them. At any rate I just wandered into a room, I was looking for a bathroom that did not have a huge line in front of it. I found one and when I came out there were two very attractive girls there. Before I knew what was going on they asked me if I wanted to take a shower. Being a normal red blooded American boy I realized that I really needed to take a shower. Continue reading I Had an Interesting Night
There are people who actually have a job that requires them to help place people in open positions. Both companies, with sizes from small to large actually have be known to hire a consultant. I heard that I could go and find a Bristol recruitment agency where I would be able to give them my resume and see if I fit anything that they are looking for. I wanted to be able to speak with someone face to face because they could tell you what is wrong with your body language when you are speaking to them in a sort of mock interview. I tend to wear my feelings on my face and I know that is something that I have to work on. I think that if there is a consultant to help me with my interview skills then I could concentrate more on what I am saying instead of how I look saying it. I think that it would be a good fit for me.
I wanted to find out if there was a fee for me to pay to use their service. I was thinking that they have to stay in business somehow so I was trying to figure out if I had to pay a fee or if the company hiring through them would pay the fee. There are sometimes instances where I heard that people were actually paying a fee to both. I would not want to give any part of my salary to another person just to help me find a job. I think those companies who only charge the clients seeking an employee should have to pay a fee. It is obvious that they should pay since they are the ones that are looking to hire a new person in their own business.
When my daughters and I went shopping a few weeks ago, it was a really good day until we got home. I am not sure who was more surprised when we could not go up the full length of the driveway because a tree had fallen right in the middle of it. I pulled over into the grass and we walked up to the house, and my oldest son told us that there was a small storm that caused a lot of damage. He had already contacted a tree service in Long Island because he knew that we would need to get it removed from the driveway as soon as possible.
I was so grateful that he had taken these steps already because I would not have known who to call. He had looked online and found a reputable tree service company, and they were due there the next morning to look at the tree and see what needed to be done. I was surprised that they were able to come so quickly because I had heard there was a lot of damage to other homes in the area as well. Continue reading A Tree Fell Across Our Driveway
When my mom decided to move in with her sister in Queens, I knew that it was the best thing for both of them. They are both widowed, and my cousins, two brothers and I do not live close to either of them. They would gain companionship, save money, and it would just be safer overall. They decided to make my aunt’s home their shared home, but I knew that we were going to have to make one adjustment. I contacted a company that does shower replacement in Queens NY to see what the cost would be to convert a tub into just a shower.
Neither of them can take baths because it is just too hard for them to get back up. My aunt was using a shower chair that she would sit on, and she also had safety bars installed. That was fine, but it was just enough for my mom. Continue reading A New Shower for Our Moms
I needed to get the word out fast about a liquidation sale. The location I had been leasing for several years was going to be unavailable, and it came as a shock to everyone, including myself. Finding a new location was really not a problem, but we did not want to take all of our inventory with us. It would be cheaper to offload it to customers and start fresh. I decided to go the route of Singapore door to door flyer distribution because it was going to be not only the easiest way to announce our move but also the quickest too.
I had my design team create a flyer, which did not take too long at all. Next, I contacted a company that prints flyers. Continue reading This Way Helped Everyone out
I don’t know why, but I have never been a big fan of driving. I wasn’t one of those teens who found themselves hoping to reach driving age so that they could drive anywhere they needed to go. I was happy with simply hopping into the car with a friend or a family member instead and letting them do the driving. At some point, my father urged me to get my driving license, and I did so. As an adult, my new husband is happy to do the driving. And just recently, called a Mississauga limo company to come pick me up when I needed some help.
Due to some heath problems, I have had to visit a number of specialists around the city for medical care. My husband is the one who takes me to each of these appointments, and he is very happy to do that. There have been a few times where I would call a taxi, but on two of those occasions, the taxi showed up late. Continue reading My Husband Had a Fun Surprise Planned for Me
When I was called in for a conference at my son’s school, I was surprised. He is a good student for the most part, so this was something that just did not happen. It was because of his grade in his physics class. It was not a horrible grade, but it was not good for him. I talked with his physics teacher about what could be happening, and she said that he could really benefit from Singapore physics tuition classwork. She had a particular tutor she had in mind, and I was very thankful for that. Continue reading He Went from Mediocre Grades to Great Ones
We tried Natures Domain Salmon and Sweet Potato dog food and it’s been an absolute smash hit with our dogs. We went through a period of economic turmoil in our home lately and decided we needed to cut out some of the expenses. We love our dogs, but they needed to tighten their belts (or their leashes?) along with the rest of the family. We’d been buying them some rather expensive chow for some time and decided it would be best to look for something tasty yet cheaper. We researched our options before settling on Natures Domain.
My wife and I were both surprised when our dogs absolutely went nuts over the new food. We could barely get the stuff out of the bag with them swirling around and trying to knock the bag and dishes away from us. Continue reading Save a Bundle with Natures Domain
When my aunt died, we all tried to convince my uncle to move in with one of us. I am pretty close to him. I knew that when he said no to me, that he would say no to everyone. We knew that he was going to have a rough time of it for a while because they were so much in love, so we made sure that one of us visited him at least once every couple of days. I also did a search online for professional cleaning services for Singapore because I knew that my uncle had probably never once cleaned their entire condo on his own.
His grief was deep, and I knew that cleaning was the last thought on his mind. Continue reading Cleaning His Condo While He is Grieving
Just before my husband and I got engaged, he told me that the company he worked for would send him overseas at some point. He wondered if I would be okay with that if we were to be married. I was fine with it, and I’ve now learned that it has been the best thing for us to live overseas! We’re now living in the New Futura Condo building, and I’m very sure that I am not interested in going back home to our home country any time soon! Living here with him in Singapore has been an adventure that I never dreamed I would get to take part in. We are having a baby in a few months, and I’m excited that we will have a new family member to share in this new life with us soon.
Before I got married, I already knew that my then-boyfriend traveled for work a lot. He would often fly home once per month to see me. Continue reading We Think That Staying Right Where We Are is the Best Plan for Us
I knew that I had to see a Santa Maria chiropractor because of how I was sleeping. I used to be able to get by on a few hours a night if I had to, but that was back when I was in my 20s and had a lot of energy. Now that I am in my 40s, a night with just two or three hours of sleep means that my day is going to be miserable. If that happened only once or twice, it would even be okay, but I was having this happen at least once or twice a week. I was just flat out tired, and I needed help.
My doctor had suggested a sleep study test, but I had several friends who told me that a chiropractor could possibly help me too. Continue reading I See the Chiropractor Regularly Now
Our daughter is absolutely beautiful. Everyone of our friends and family and even people on the street have commented on her beauty. This was before she reached her teen years. Then, at 13, she got a bad case of acne. We were worried about scarring. We knew how she looked underneath those angry red blisters on her face, neck, trunk area and arms. We went to an aesthetic medical clinic to get her treated to control the acne and prevent, or at least minimize, the potential scarring. The doctor told us that getting her there early on was helpful.
She went through various treatments to stop the acne and prevent scarring. When she was finally out of that stage of her life, her skin cleared up and looked as smooth as silk. Continue reading We Knew What Was Underneath the Red Blisters of Acne
I was in training to be a firefighter. I was the most fit that I have ever been in my life, but I was having back pain. I missed a step running up stairs with full gear and carrying stuff. I stumbled forward but recovered. I felt like I pulled something, but I kept on going. I did not favor the injury or stop. I did not want to have to repeat the training at a later date due to a medical disqualification. I went to a Santa Barbara chiropractor that afternoon when the training class was done for the day.
The doctor examined me and could not find any signs of any major issues going on where I would need to get to a hospital to see a medical doctor. Continue reading Not Missing out on Firefighter Training Even Though I Had Hurt My Back
I bought a new tablet last year. I had not planned on getting one, but the Cyber Monday deal I got then was just too good to pass up. I have really enjoyed using it this last year too. That is why I was so upset when I dropped it last week and a big crack developed on the screen. It still works, but that crack is so distracting when I am playing one of my games on it. Thankfully, I will be able to look at the best Cyber Monday tablet deals for this coming shopping season very soon.
I could go out and buy one at one of the local stores around here because it seems like every major store sells something like this now. However, I saw the prices that I would have to pay if I was to pay regular price for one. Even if I got one on sale, the price would not come down that much. I knew for that, I would need to wait until Cyber Monday and just grab another deal like I did this last year. Continue reading Waiting for Cyber Monday for a Deal
Jenny Craig vs Nutrisystem? Which diet plan should I choose. That became an important question after I went through my last pregnancy and noticed the pounds didn’t melt off after I gave birth. My two other children came out and I had no problem losing the weight. The last one was more problematic. I think it happened because I’m a few years older now and we all pack on the pounds as the years go by. A more serious problem is that I had gestational diabetes with this child. That’s a condition that went away after giving birth, but it scared me.
Obviously, I need to lose some weight and keep it off. That meant going on some sort of diet, but I knew nothing about any of the popular diet plans. Continue reading Which Diet Plan Should I Choose?
If you have ever been to the island of Singapore, you have probably been amazed at how an urban area can have so many natural areas where there are trees and grass and water features. Well, when you are on an island, you plan it into the infrastructure. There are so many buildings with parks with lawns and trees built into the buildings themselves. Some are on the roof, some take up space in the building on a platform that juts out over the city below. The new Futura in Singapore is one of the latest structures to be part of a condo development project.
I have seen buildings where water surrounds them. You walk across foot bridges to get inside. I have seen massive swimming pools with man made islands you can swim out to that are covered in grass and trees. Continue reading The New Futura in Singapore is the Latest in New Building Designs in Singapore
Many years ago a friend of mine worked for a Volvo dealership in a nearby town. They were participating in a car show of new models at a mall. The cars were all driven inside the mall for people to see. My friend said he needed help moving the cars from the dealership to the mall. I was a teenager and got to drive a new Volvo into a mall. It was cool. Plus, I got my first experience of the quality of Volvo vehicles. Now I am buying a Volvo XC60 2018 many years later.
When I drove that first Volvo, I was very impressed. When I got in and closed the door, it was very quiet inside. The sound insulation surpassed any vehicle I had ever been in. It gave me a feeling of being sealed inside a protective space. I took some time to learn about Volvos since then. The detail they put into rustproofing the metal with multiple layers of coatings before the primer and paint got applied was impressive. Continue reading My First Experience Driving a Volvo Hooked Me for Life
I am really thankful that I was able to hack Snapchat with the help of an app that I learned about. We had a feeling our daughter was headed toward trouble, and her father and I needed to find out what was going on. I had not seen the trouble coming, but once I learned of it, I had to get to the bottom of it, Our daughter kept shutting me and her father out, though. This was all a very new situation to us, and we are just incredibly grateful that we finally got it all sorted out after talking to other parents about what we should do.
Our daughter is 14 years old. We also have a son who is 20 years old, and he is in college. Continue reading We Needed to Help Our Daughter Quickly