I Wanted to Live Near My Gardening Friend

I have really been into gardening in the past 10 years. It started out when I decided that it would be fun to grow my own vegetables. Over time, I joined some social media groups and met a lot of other gardeners. I went to stay with an online friend I met in one of these groups because she lives in some Parkville MO apartments near where many of us from the group planned to have a big meet-up together. I found that I really enjoyed the area. I was living in New York where having a lot of space is a luxury that comes with a big price tag. I didn’t have a big yard to do as much gardening as I wanted. Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

My Son Wantedto Move in with Me

When my son turned 14 years old, he surprised both my ex wife and myself by telling us he wanted to move in with me. It was nothing his mother had done to make him feel this way. He just wanted to spend more time with me, and we both understood that he was not making any kind of statement with his decision. Because we always put him first, I started looking at two bedroom Topeka KS apartments. He would always sack out on the couch when he would visit me at the old apartment, but I wanted him to have his own room if he was going to stay with me a lot more. Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Living Just Minutes from Work

I am pretty much a loner. I don’t have a lot of friends, and the ones I do have I rarely see because we are all scattered across the globe. No one was more surprised than me when I decided to apply for a position at a very busy company, but I also knew that if I was able to get it, I would be able to work from home a good bit too. I don’t mind taking the bad with the good when it has such great perks for me. I started looking at Leesburg apartments when I found out that I had the position.

I was not in any big hurry to find my own place because I lived close enough to drive back and forth every day at first. After the first week though, I knew that I had to find something fast because spending three hours in the car for work travel is a little much, even for a hermit like me. I started looking earnestly at apartments, and I knew I found the one that I wanted to live in when I came across a one bedroom unit that has a bathroom, a patio, and lots of storage.

The nice thing about this apartment is that it is only about ten minutes from where I work now, and that is on a bad traffic day. On a good traffic day, it takes me about five minutes to get there. It is in a quiet section of town too, which I really like. I am able to go out and walk on the trails, use the fitness center there, or just spend a quiet night in front of the TV or on the couch with a book. Living here is super nice and very convenient, and I love that I can mostly work from home too!

How My Wife Used a Party Bus to Control My 50th Birthday Celebration

I am not into parties or social events. My whole family knows this. I would rather have a day off and just be able to hang around with a few people and talk on my birthday. I do not like the club scene or going out to a big event. It is just not me. I like being around friends and family, but they all like to have big parties. For my 50th birthday party, my wife rented a Platinum Party Bus in Toronto. She knew that controlling the number of guests was going to be important to me, and you can only fit so many people onto the party buses. Of course, they have big ones that can hold almost 60 guests, so she got a smaller one that could hold about 20.

My wife helped make the setting more friendly to me by cutting the number of guests to 12. We had close family and friends in attendance. My wife also arranged a nice dinner in a private dining room. This way we could be away from the other patrons. She even hired a four-piece orchestra for the music. I really enjoyed this birthday party. I cannot help my aversion to large crowds, but I sure do enjoy being around people who are family and friends. They understand too, even though they prefer big parties for birthdays. We all had a great time together.

I enjoy talking to people and really listening. I cannot do that at big parties. Just a few friends and family lets me relax and enjoy myself. The party bus had really comfortable seating in a nice arrangement making it perfect for conversation as we went along. The beverage bar was stocked with our favorite beverages, and soothing music was being played on the sound system. I imagine most people use party buses for wild and loud parties, and that my so-called “party” was very mild by comparison. Still, it is something I really enjoyed.

My Boss Wants to Rent a Party Boss

My boss is the one who really wants to know this, but I am not sure he would like the answer for it. He likes to go to the Nascar races, of which there are only a couple of them which are really close enough for him to travel to. There is one in Watkins Glen, NY and another in Pocono, PA. Both of them are a pretty good trip if you hired a party bus for Toronto that is just going to be way too expensive. That was what I was telling him at least. So it seems like you would be better off getting something else and hiring it from someone who was based closer to where you wanted to use it. Of course what he wants is something a little different. He wants to do this so that it is all on the company’s dime and use it to impress his clients.

This happens a lot with the people who sponsor the race cars. They spend all sorts of money on luxury boxes where they have all sorts of booze and food. You splurge on all of this stuff and obviously you hope that the guy gets boozed up enough that he does not mind signing a big fat check. That is how the boss got into this stuff. One of our vendors invited him down to some place in North Carolina and showed him a great time. Now he thinks that it is a great idea and he wants to do something that is similar, but of course this would work a lot better if it was a sport that the local folk were more interested in. If the Maple Leafs were better it would obviously be better to rent a luxury booth at the Rogers Center for hockey games.

Getting Images for Your Website or Blog

Running a website really means you need access to all kinds of images. If you can make them yourself, that is really cool. They are yours, and you can copyright them with your site name using a watermark or other method. Most websites, however, get their images from other websites that sell images. Some others go for the free images that can be found. Others may take images they do not own hoping to never get caught doing it. That is not wise. Let’s take a look at an example. Say you want a picture of payment with $100 bills for your website. That would be an image of one person exchanging $100 bills to another indicating payment. This could be used for a financial or retail sales website. You might need an image like that for a blog post. Where you get it is important.

There are some giant image banks out there that sell you pictures for website use of practically anything you would ever need. With the millions of pictures that are available, you will not likely have a hard time finding an image, but you may have a hard time choosing. Some of these image banks charge top dollar for their pictures. Can you imagine just doing a daily blog post for your site’s SEO and page ranking and having to fork out $30 or more for an image to compliment your post? Even if your site is making you a fortune, who would want to do that? Now you could go to one of those image freebie sites, but many of them have lame images. You do not want to do that either.

I think Flickr is a good option. For example, take a look at this image of payment with $100 bills. Great quality and perfect for website, flyer and brochure use. You do not have to pay a fortune for images for your website or blogs, and you do not have to be worried about getting sued for absconding with another person’s images. There are options available to get all the quality pictures you need for your website or blog at very little cost.

Building a Safer Bathroom for Seniors

We had to have mom and dad’s bathroom remodeled to remove the tub and put in a walk-in shower with no threshold. They are getting older, and the tub is becoming too risky for mom to use. We had the tile treated to make it slip resistant. Instead of the drain being in the center, it was designed to drain at the back wall with a very slight slope. There is also a narrow strip drain at the door that is flush with the floor. We hired a place that does shower doors in Somerset County NJ to make a door big enough to get a shower chair through just in case mom gets to the point she cannot walk. Everything in the bathroom has been adjusted to accommodate their needs as they age.

We had more grab bars installed, and extra lighting was added smartly to avoid shadows. This helps dad to see to shave in the mirror, and allows them to not trip over anything. The bathroom has been fully insulated, and we had an electric heating system that works at the flip of a switch. It is on a timer in case they forget to shut it off. Little touches can make a difference when designing a bathroom to be used by seniors with some difficulty moving about. There is plenty you can do to make it safer. Big doorways, especially the shower doorway, and nothing to step over is important. Non-slip and treated slip-resistant flooring is very helpful. I think it may be better than having throw rugs with rubber backing in the bathroom. Those are actually a trip hazard. In order to keep their feet warm, the heat switch turns on the heat for the floor as well as overhead. No carpeting is necessary, not even a throw rug.

Save Money with a Professional

Discovering that my home had been colonized by unwanted termites was a blow. I thought I had been doing everything that I could in orer to prevent bugs from becoming a problem. Living in an older neighborhood apparently wasn’t helping me any as the termite removal in New York City pest guy told me that homes left abandoned become the center of most infestations. Colonies need to spread out and carry new queens to better ground. Old homes like mine that are filled with delicious soft wood are an all you can eat buffet for termites. Unfortunately they can easily turn a home into a potential hazard as that same soft wood is often what is supporting the entire structure of the home. Once they get into the beams or inside the walls, it’s a race against time. Older homes are at a greater risk due to their age and without quick control of the problem, it can result in a home being declared unsafe by the housing inspection agency.

It becomes more and more important for building owners to schedule annual pest inspections. Ants, cockroaches and mice are simple problems. It might be difficult to wipe them out but they are hardly as destructive as termites can be. Bed bugs are the only other bugs that can be as damaging due to their causing rashes on humans. Nobody wants bugs in their beds but nobody wants their home to fall apart around their ears more than that! Termites can be difficult to spot and with already soft, dead wood in the home it can be even more difficult to spot the damage that they’re causing. If you think you have a termite problem, don’t try to handle it yourself. Call a professional and save your money in the long run.

Using Our Saved Money for New Clothes

When my friend started on Medifast, I was really surprised to see how much weight she was losing in such a short period of time. She had wanted me to do it with her, but I honestly didn’t think that it would work as well as it did. I knew that I was late to the game, but I wanted to get some for myself. I did not have as much weight as she did to lose, so I was hoping that it would have the same effect on me. I did do a search for Medifast coupons before ordering any of the product though because I wanted to make sure that I saved as much money as I could.

It did not take very long for me to find a website that gave me a lot of information on Medifast as well as a lot of coupons that would save me money. When my friend bought her first order, she paid full price, which she told me was well worth the cost. That may be, but I do enjoy saving money, and I wanted to spend the difference that I saved on some new jeans or dresses once I lost a bit of weight.

The coupons were for different things. I could get a percentage off of my order or a certain dollar amount if I spent a specific amount of money on Medifast products. I could also get free merchandise if I purchased certain Medifast items. I ended up getting a specific dollar amount off of my order of Medifast, and I also showed my friend the website that I used. She was able to get her own coupon codes that saved her money on her next order. She liked the idea of using that saved money for new clothes too once she loses all her extra weight!