I made the decision to hire two employees last month. I’ve run my own company by myself for two years. Business has been really picking up, and it got to the point where I simply could not handle everything on my own anymore. I am learning as I go, and that has been pretty fun. I thought it would be really scary, but it has not been. One example of this is knowing that I am no account and have no fancy accounting software, but I was able to find a check stub maker online and come up with two of them for both employees with no trouble at all. It is things like this that make me believe that I will have no trouble going forward with figuring things out.
Both of my employees are fantastic. Continue reading I Am Loving Running My Own Business
Most people look forward to everything that spring has to offer. Unless they have bad pollen allergies, they love to smell the flowers, watch the snow melt, and see the animals coming out. I don’t share in this joy, because I know what is coming with the spring. Each spring, my neighborhood gets a lot of rain, which means that a lot of debris will be washed into the sewers. When this debris builds up, I eventually have to call for sewer cleaning in Rockland County NY, otherwise the system will become backed up and it won’t be a pretty sight for anyone.
Last year, a lot of tree debris went into the sewers and it backed up so badly that some of the homes were experiencing items coming up in their toilets. Some tried to flush the toilets, only to have the toilets overflow. I was lucky enough not to have this happen to me, but if it did, I would have been livid. Continue reading Dealing with a Seasonal Sewer Problem
When I went to visit my mom in New York, I was surprised to see how cluttered the yard was. I knew that she was having a harder time getting around, but I honestly didn’t know it had gotten so bad just in the few months it had been since I had last seen her. I was able to handle most of the yard work myself, but I knew that I was going to have to get a business that handles tree removal in Queens County, NY to come out because her oak tree was showing signs of barely being alive.
I wasn’t even sure if there was anything they could do to save the tree, but I thought it wouldn’t be a bad thing if they ended up having to take it down. I worried about that tree long before I made the call to Miguel’s Tree Care, mainly because just one wicked storm could make the tree fall right on my mom’s roof. Continue reading I Wanted My Mom’s Tree Gone
On the rear roof of a house, the highly flexible rubbery seal and flashing around the plumbing-drainage vent pipe are generally replaced when the roof is replaced. However, this seal will dry out, crack, fall apart, and leak before the roof needs replacing. I always have my guy at roof repair in Manhattan NY look at my place first. It’s the best way to make sure that my roof doesn’t have any issues before the issues show themselves. Never let a roof problem go for too long or otherwise you’ll have serious problems. One way to prevent this leakage without replacing the surrounding roof shingles is to double-up on the vent seal itself. The sooner this job is done, the better this leak protection is.
Most bathrooms have drainage vent pipes running up through the house walls, attics, and roofs to offset the pressure fluctuations caused by flushing the toilets. These pressure-equalizing vents prevent wastewater backup and other problems. A one-bathroom house will have one vent pipe. Continue reading Never Let Roof Problems Go Without Repair
Whether we want to admit it or not, our digital world is much frailer than most people would ever assume and this puts a lot of data at risk. Sure digital copies of photos will not be so quick to deteriorate over time, but that does not mean they are a guarantee of safekeeping. Whether the issue is a simple hardware malfunction or something more shocking like a fire or flood, data stored in one place is often at risk of being lost. Using Linux backup software this can be avoided with easy backups that will keep your data accessible for years to come.
The bottom line is that there is always a way to back data up further, but people must find a method that is realistic for the type of data they are housing. Continue reading The Importance of Backing Up Data
Near the end of last year I made my first Instagram account. I had been trying to make one for a while, but I was held back by one restriction. In order to make an Instagram account, you need to have a smartphone or a tablet, and I had neither. I tried to emulate the operating system that these devices use on my computer, and in many cases I succeed, but the Instagram app wouldn’t operate correctly, so I couldn’t make the account. After making my account, I looked for a way to buy Instagram likes.
I tried to get more likes organically, but I couldn’t even get enough people to start following me. One person started randomly following me one day, and he didn’t like any of the content that I was putting out. Another person followed me, and then stopped without giving any reason. I was feeling pretty lonely on Instagram. Continue reading The New World of Instagram
Streaming as a gamer has become an entirely new industry, breaking ground with the help and the likes of YouTube. Of course, it spawned from a place disconnected even from that itself; G4TV and the original TechTV, where shows used to show case other gamers playing MMOs and tournaments alike. Now with Twitch beginning to help pave the way for the future of streaming games and services like streamm.co helping those same streamers find their own success by providing viewers and views alike. It helped me gain a foothold when I switched over from YouTube which I have been incredibly grateful for.
With luck, I’ve been successful. Continue reading The Pain of Loss in EVE Online
My mom called me last week in tears. Her friend had been hospitalized as a result of a violent home invasion. She is going to be okay, but it really stirred up a lot of fear in her circle of friends. My mom lives alone, so she was naturally worried that the same could happen to her. I had some of the same thoughts, and I immediately looked up ADT security systems. I had seen some advertisements from their company, and I wanted to check them out to see if one of their systems would be a good fit for my mom.
I went to their website to read about their different systems, and I was very happy with what I saw. I like that they are proactive and reactive, which is important in this day and age. Continue reading Home Invasions Are Very Scary
Avian flu. We’ve all heard of it (unless you haven’t). It was right up there with Swine flu and regular flu. It was a scourge that hit the Asian-Pacific particularly hard with millions of chicken deaths. It wasn’t until it cross the species boundaries to infect humans that we began to take it more seriously as a threat. That’s when we started to kill them all. All the winged friends we once would feed bread and seed to. Even here in New Jersey there was a call for bird control in NJ so we might protect the people that we love and care for the most. It has to be done. Every year there are more birds darkening our skies with the threat of avian flu hanging over our heads. Continue reading Ware the Savagery of Geese
When I moved to New York, the first thing I did was get roof installation in Brooklyn NY because the house that I bought was hit by a falling tree. The tree fell over because of a wild storm that happened earlier. The damage could have been much worse and the home could have been completely destroyed, but luckily, only the roof took most of the damage, and the tree didn’t hit it hard enough to completely crash through the entire upper floor. The wood in the attic took some damage as well, but it could be easily repaired.
While the roofing company was working on the roof, I decided to visit some people that I knew years ago. They moved to New York to start new lives after college, while I stayed in Florida. When I showed up at their doorsteps, they were surprised to see me. Continue reading Home is Where New York is
Bed bugs have been getting a lot of attention on the news lately. There was one report about a hotel that had come down with an infestation of bed bugs. I stayed at this hotel before the report on the infestation was aired, and I began to become worried. I looked around my bed and noticed that there were some bed bugs. Immediately I called for bed bug removal in Manhattan NY. I took my clothes off and threw them in the washing machine along with some scalding hot water. I had to leave my home for a few days while the bed bugs were being treated.
I couldn’t bring any of my clothes with me besides the ones that I was wearing, and I couldn’t bring any luggage either. I had to buy some new clothes at a local store, and I also had to find a hotel to stay in. Continue reading The Bugs Come out at Night
Our anniversary gift to ourselves this year was hiring a contractor that does kitchen remodeling in Bergen County NJ to redo our kitchen. It was the first thing we are doing with our new home. Well, it is not new as in just built but new as in newly purchased by us. We bought it in the fall of last year. We got what we could afford. It is structurally sound, in a great neighborhood and has plenty yard outside both front and back. The roofing shingles will be replaced in a couple of years but the kitchen remodel is first on our list.
Our plan is to completely redo the interior. Part of the kitchen makeover is getting rid of the formal dining room altogether. It will blend with the kitchen and have a smaller table for entertaining family and guests. Continue reading A New Home, New Kitchen and New Addition or Two
There are many energy companies that you can choose from in Texas. But how do you know which one is right for you. That task is nearly impossible. I mean there are so many, you might as well just go with the cheapest one right? Wrong. You should not do that, you should go with mesquite reliant energy. At the moment they are the highest rated energy company and that is what really matters when you are trying to pick a company to go with. Many places can offer you cheap rates, but only the best can offer you amazing customer service and satisfaction. That is what I look for in my energy companies. I mean so many of them do shady things like estimate your usage and all sorts of other things. Continue reading Get It Checked Every Month
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just go about the business of doing business without having to worry about documentation, receipts, invoices, bills taxes and other accounting chores? I was spending too much time reading manuals and entering data. It was taking away from actually doing business. Every minute I spend working with accounting software or reading about taxes takes away time I can actually spend with clients and doing the actual work I do that earns the money in the first place. This is why I do my accounting and tax in Singapore through a firm that handles it for me.
I work for myself so we are already talking 10 hour days or longer. Continue reading Letting Others Do the Accounting While I Do the Work I Like to Do
Started to work on the new project for the boss, but of course the building he bought is a pretty big wreck to tell the truth. At the moment I talking to different companies who do roof repair in Queens. Once I get the new roof on the place I have to think about a hundred other things that needs to be done too. It is going to be a really big project and it is a big deal for me to get it done to the code. Continue reading Fixing Up the Roof First off
Contractors and those who make a hobby out of home improvement throw the term around, but for some of us, it may not be obvious what they do which is what I learned after calling for AC Repair in Essex County NJ. HVAC technicians are in high demand. If you are in need of their services, you could end up waiting days for them to come. If you are in need of an HVAC technician and they are so highly sought by people all over the country, shouldn’t you know what they actually do? HVAC is an acronym for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. What this field boils down to is climate control. HVAC technicians, or the people who maintain and repair furnaces and air conditioning units, are in high demand today because the number of trained technicians is not growing as fast as the number of people using HVAC units.
More and more Americans are installing air conditioning systems and there are probably very few people without heat in their homes. Continue reading What HVAC and AC Really Mean
Reading about the joanna shields news on her website made me inspired to be a better woman, a better person. I guess it was three months ago when I ran across an article about her online. I am a political major and I really enjoyed reading about all of her accomplishments. She has proven that women can do anything they want to if they just set their minds to it.
In the US a lot of women want to use their gender as an excuse to not succeed. It is a mentality in some women that they still think that men are the only ones that can get what they want out of life, and I am here to tell you that is not the case. I have used Joanna’s life and success in her career as a example to many women. I talk to a high school class once a month, where I talk about how women can succeed, just as easily as men. That just being a male doesn’t give you anymore success. Continue reading An Inspiration to Women Everywhere
Meg and I are ready to move in together, which is a big step for both of us and I am not sure how it is going to turn out. Of course I am a bit of a slob and I do not really pick up after myself as much as she would like. Her place is absolutely spotless on the other hand. We are going to look for nice apartments for rent in Columbia, SC and try to make it so that it is convenient to both of us. I have a job right near the campus of USC and she works on the Northern edge of the city. It is going to be best if both of us have a good commute, but that is not the ruling factor in the decision. She hated the place where I lived for a very simple reason. The parking lot was always too dark and you did not feel safe out there after the sun went down.
Of course I did not like that either and I am a big enough guy that I would be able to take care of my own self most of the time, at least if the other guy is alone and not carrying a weapon that I have to respect. In fact a lot of times you would look out at the parking lot and see guys breaking into cars. I had a spot light and I would shine it on them and tell them to put their hands in the air. One time this crazy guy next door shot one of them with a pellet gun, which did not seem like a great idea as there is no way to know the guy can not reach in his pocket and come out with a real gun.
When I was deciding between Time Warner Cable and Directv, I was having a hard time figuring out which one was best. I talked to customer service reps from both companies, and both had such good things to say as well as nice promotions that I would be eligible for. I decided the best way to figure it out was to understand what I would not be getting with each one. For instance, if I got Time Warner, what would I be missing out on from Directv and vice versa.
As soon as I did this, it did not take me long to figure out which one was my better option. Like I said, both offered great deals, but one offered a bit more than the other. Continue reading Choosing Between Cable and Satellite Providers
Every day people take things for granted in life, as until it is experienced first-hand, we do not consider all of the little details and work put into tasks. A prime example of this comes in the forms of monuments, especially those used in places like cemeteries. Obviously we are all happy to avoid the need to plan funerals on a regular basis, but when it does come up it can be a very emotional and tiring process. Getting the right style of monuments in Bergen County NJ to represent your loss can be a very big deal, so getting it done right is important.
These services offer a wide variety of options, starting with basic headstones and gravestones but also including mausoleums and other types of memorials. Ultimately it is a very personal decision to decide which will be the best in each case, so individuals and families must consider all of the options and be able to determine which they prefer. A proper service can help people with these decisions using their experience and knowledge, as sometimes people really do not know what is typical or standard. Even beyond the type of memorial, every detail ranging from color to material can be a big decision too, so getting the right help and a clear set of options is paramount.
Ultimately this may seem trivial or even petty at first glance, but it can be a really big deal. People will likely be visiting the memorial for quite some time, so making sure it is done right is vital. Nobody wants to feel like they got ripped off or got a subpar product in these cases, as there is enough to be upset about without further complications. The bottom line is that getting the perfect product without any hassle can help make the process much easier, so it is worth going with a reputable and reliable company.
A friend of mine who streams on Twitch suggested that I buy twitch followers in order to get more people on my channel. My friend had been streaming longer than me, and he gained a lot of his followers from buying. I figured if it worked for him, then surely it would work for me. After buying the followers, my stream numbers started to go up, and I became a popular streamer. When a streamer gains enough viewers on Twitch, they can apply to make ad revenue from their streams. When they get even more followers, they can apply to have a subscription option added to the channel.
I gained enough viewers to have ads and subscriptions, but I wasn’t sure how to implement them. I didn’t want to play ads every 5 minutes and have the viewers become annoyed. They probably wouldn’t want to keep watching the channel if they saw nothing but ads. I also didn’t want to put all of my good content behind a subscription pay wall, because then people wouldn’t bother subscribing. I had to think of a way that would still let me get money, but keep the viewers happy.
I came up with a solution that would work out for everyone. I would play ads only once an hour, and I created special emoticons to be used with the subscription service. Only those who subscribed would be allowed to use the emoticons in chat. The viewers like this solution and they still come to my stream. I’ve had a lot of people subscribe to me and they use the emoticons in chat all the time. Since the emoticons work in other chat rooms as well, I had people who don’t normally watch my stream come to it to subscribe so they could use the emoticons.
At the moment we are not really sure what we are going to do. As usual it comes down to money. For instance there are hundreds of things that you need if you are going to hold a wedding that is a lot of things that you have to figure out and then you have to figure out how to pay for it. For instance I called up a guy named Doerman Photography today. I did not think about the fact that you have to do more than just hire one guy to take photos of the wedding. For instance you know when you Aunt makes you sit through the video of her wedding to that guy you do not really like too much. It is not just a thing for her, you got to have a wedding. It is necessary and you can not just get some teenaged kid to do it with a smart phone or some cheap old video camera.
In fact I know a couple of guys who are good enough with smart phone video to do a decent job at it. Continue reading Still Planning the Wedding Reception
I should have gotten a home security system years ago, but I figured that my family would be safe enough without one. I really feel naive for feeling that way, and I wish that I could go back and change things. I am just glad nothing tragic has happened to my family, as a result of not having a security system. I want to find out prices for adt home security systems, and I am really interested in modern options for monitoring your house with your security system.
I know that more and more, home security systems feature different home automation options, and I think that is a step in the right direction. Continue reading Best Security Systems Available Through ADT
My wife and I decided several years ago that we wanted to purchase a home, but we never got around to it until now. She was awarded a large settlement and she used a lot of it for a down payment. She was very adamant about buying an older home, even though this means that there will need to be a lot of work put into it and we plan to start right away. This is the main reason why I am going to hire someone who offers shower enclosures in long island. The one that is there now is very old and damaged. It has also sustained a lot of water damage over the years. I couldn’t possibly imagine taking a shower in the place while looking at something that is old and beat down. Continue reading Taking an Old Home and Making It New
I hate it when natural disatster come to my area. There was a really bad storm that came to the neighborhood, and it did a lot of damage to the homes in the area. Everyone was glad that they made it out of the storm safely, but they were devastated to see the damage their homes had faced. The roof of my home was damaged badly, and I had to call a roofing contractor in manhattan ny to fix it.
I know it’s bad for us, but for all of the businesses in the Manhattan area that do a lot of construction and contracting work, they will be receiving a lot of business. Continue reading The Contractor Fixed My Roof
We are going to be going out on a trip to Singapore after work. There are a couple of dozen of us going, because we got free tickets from the company. So we decided that we would just go ahead and charter a bus charter for singapore and then back across the bridge after it is done. Of course we are not really all that worried about staying sober and we are going to have a great deal of beer on that bus. We have a dinner planned at a restaurant near the concert hall and that is going to be really expensive when you look at the total price of it. Continue reading Getting Ready for the Concert
Next month I’m going to start a new fitness plan. I want to get in shape for the summer season so I can go to the beach. I’ve developed a plan that will work by focusing on three key areas that will make my body fit. I plan to adjust my diet so that I only eat healthy foods. I’m going to exercise most of the week and allow my self two days to rest. I’m also going to add supplements to my diet, such as multivitamins and garcinia cambogia extract.
I’ve prepared a meal plan that eliminates anything high in fat, cholesterol, sodium, or sugar. There are a lot of fruits and vegetables in the plan, and for meats, I’ll only eat lean meats, like chicken or fish. Continue reading An Intensive Three Point Fitness Plan
The residences at Spring Point are awesome. We have our own garage, our own ground floor entrance-no stairs-and the building is brick and has a red tile roof. We have a back yard for the kids and dog to play in, and inside there is an open floor plan kitchen, dining and living area. None of us like all those walls you find in traditional homes. This place is really nice. They even have a big gym for residents to use and common areas that are very spacious with little private nooks to use.
I am half afraid of talking about it online because I don’t want the secret to get out. However, those who are looking for a really nice place to live are really going to like what they see here at Spring Point. We were really surprised at the quality you get for the lease amount you pay. You are not going to find too many apartments with this level of quality. Continue reading What We Like About the Spring Point Residences
When my husband told me to check into some different energy providers, I wasn’t sure what kind of help I would be. While most people can understand the basics of electricity and energy, I felt like I needed to go back to school to have a clue about it. I know solar energy is a hot topic, and things are measured in kilowatts, but I can’t even explain either of those things. He told me that I didn’t need to be a scientist though just to get reliant rates in san angel, texas as well as a few other company rates.
We had just received another increase in our energy bill, and we were both anxious to get it lowered again. Our neighbors have Reliant Energy, and they were paying a bit less than we were every month. Continue reading We Changed Our Energy Provider
I have always lived in small towns, so I knew that I would have to get used to a lot when I moved to Buffalo. I didn’t live right in the heart of the city, but I was still living in a town that had thousands of more people than what I was used to. I knew that this meant a couple of different things for me, but the main one is that I could not depend on my neighbors coming to my rescue should I need them. That is why I looked into Buffalo NY best home security options, because I wanted to be prepared should anything happen.
While security systems are usually had because homeowners want to keep people out, my reasoning for getting a security system was a bit different. Continue reading Protecting My Family from All Dangers
ADT security cameras are the surest way to safeguard your home from those who might hold ill intent toward you. I count myself lucky as the home that I bought had come equipped with a security system that I hadn’t ever planned on ordering myself. Then, I just didn’t see the need for a security system in the middle of suburbia where I was certain crime would be unable to effect me in the slightest. That’s not true. Crime did effect me or at least it tried its very best to do so. Without this security system from ADT I would have become just another victim of a home invasion. Continue reading Video Evidence Helps Put Criminals Behind Bars
If you ate bread and water only, you would likely get a severe form of constipation. Ever hear that story of bread and water being given to prisoners? It was not to just deny them food. Now we know bread can be good for you. However, it has to be consumed in moderation. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is a plate that is mostly meat, a lot of starch and a tiny bit of vegetables. If you look at nutrition sites such as www.nutritionstrategy.com, you are likely to see that the opposite should be true. You need a whole lot more vegetables than you do meat or pasta. However, it really does come down to what you want to do.
The important thing to remember is that you will become what you eat. Eating a lot of sugary snacks leads to weight gain and diabetes. All that meaty fat leads to cholesterol in your arteries that narrows the blood supply to your heart. It does not happen overnight. There is not one cheeseburger that leads to the heart attack. Continue reading Learning to Eat Right Takes Time and Some Effort
In effect I think that my boss is doing this as a tax dodge, because it sure looks like there is almost no way he can turn a profit on this deal. He bought this little building about two miles from his house and about ten or fifteen minutes from the office. It looks like he is just going to have private parties there and show off for his rich buddies. It is a short walk from the the back nine of the golf club at his country club. He went to http://satellitepackages.net/ and ordered everything, but he did not put it in his new company’s name. He is trying to fix it so that he does not pay the huge amount that the sports leagues want if you are showing pay per view sports at a bar of a club. Continue reading My Boss is Building a Club
I have just started to get my stuff unpacked after my winter break trip to the island of St Thomas. It was really an awesome holiday, although me and my girlfriends really did a bit too much drinking when we were laying on the beach. Jesse, Marie and I were down on this picture post card white sandy beach just two days ago. Marie got a bit wild after drinking four or five of these really delicious rum drink. She went running into the beach wearing her curly clip in hair extensions and she lost most of the extensions on the left side of her head. Of course it looked quite ridiculous. Jesse and I both took pictures of her, and she is furious at Jesse for sharing it with all of our friends back on campus. I knew better than to do that, because Marie just does not have much of a sense of humor where her looks are concerned. Continue reading Just Got Back from Vacation
One thing that helped with the culture shock of moving to America was being able to get full free Punjabi mp3 songs on the mobile phone I was given by a relative. I was sent here to live with relatives due to circumstances at home. I withdrew from people who spoke my language, and I was not interested in making new friends who did not speak my language. It was one day when I was listening to the music on my phone through the built in speaker that changed things for me.
I had not plugged in my earbuds. I usually do that so I can withdraw into my own little world. Continue reading Contemporary Music from My Native Pakistan Helped Me Make a New Friend Here
Choosing a good Killeen energy company is something that everyone in my area had to go through, and for many, it was no picnic. There are only so many companies to choose from, which gives the residents a lot of high prices. The lack of competition is something that has been noted for a long time, but no one was ever able to do anything to change it. People complained to the government, but they just turned the other way and pretended like nothing was happening. Eventually, the people of Kileen got rid of the old government officials and elected new ones, which changed everything.
After the new people began to take office, they started listening to our complaints, including the ones about the energy companies. Continue reading The Power is the Best
I had not been to my mom’s house in nearly three years. It just worked out to where she was down at my house on major holidays and over summer vacation, and it was hard to get to her place any other time of the year because of my work. When she asked me if I could bring the family to come see her this past summer, I was pretty excited about it. It was a great visit, though I did end up having to hire a tree service in Queens NY because of the condition of her trees.
I was actually surprised that I was able to get by with just that small amount of work, and it was something that I did not really have to do myself. Sure, I had to find the tree service that I wanted to use to trim the trees in her yard, but the extent of my physical work on that was just picking up the phone. Continue reading Her Trees Needed to Be Trimmed
I am really not happy with the amount of money I have to write checks for every month. I am trying to figure out what I can do to cut back on my bills. Of course the obvious thing to do is to get rid of cable tv. You do not have to have that after all.At the moment I have TWC providing me with cable tv and Internet. They offered me a package with that and a home phone, but that would have been no use to me. I have a cell phone obviously and I have to have it, in fact my boss pays part of my cell phone bill because the phone is necessary to what I do. Continue reading Looking for a Chance to Dump Time Warner