First 'textbook' El Niño rains provide clues on possible damage to come

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    A rainbow appears to rise above Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula. Another storm system is forecast to hit Southern California on Saturday. A rainbow appears to rise above Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula. Another storm system is forecast to …
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  4. Belgium says found possible Paris attacks bomb factory in December raid
    BRUSSELS Belgian investigators believe explosives used in the attacks in Paris in November may have been made in an apartment in Brussels that was rented under a false name and where a fingerprint of a key fugitive was found. Police found material that …
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  6. Rain returns today; light freezing rain possible
    Today: Showers that have moved in from the southwest will continue to become more widespread by late morning, said StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Temperatures are above freezing in most spots, but some areas across the far northeast are …
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  8. Increasing clouds today, icy spots possible late tonight
    Good morning everyone, after a couple days of blue skies and bright sunshine, clouds will increase and throughout your Friday. Temperatures are starting out on the chilly side this morning, but should rebound to near 40 this afternoon. These clouds are …
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  10. Light snow, freezing rain possible in parts of North Jersey tonight
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    SIFCO Industries Inc. (NYSE MKT: SIF) of Cleveland disclosed that it is “below certain listing standards” of the NYSE MKT and could be delisted from the exchange. The maker of forged components for the aerospace and energy industries received notice on …
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I Needed a New Roof on My Building


I had been considering hiring a roofing company for a few months, but I did not make the call to have one come out until a massive storm caused even more damage to the roof. I had thought that I might just need to have the roof repaired in a few spots, but the storm made it so I needed to find a company that also does roof installation in Brooklyn NY. I did not see how they would be able to just patch it up for me, but I was going to leave that to their judgment.

I contacted a company that an associate of mine recommended. He did not need an entire roof job done, but he was still pleased with the job that the expert roofers did. Continue reading

A Home Isn’t for Everyone


Working in the bathroom remodeling in Bergen County NJ business has helped me realized the value that a home can bring to a family. I’ve always lived in apartments which I’ve found to be perfectly reasonable for someone like myself; no family, no dependencies and no concern about equity. My income is no doubt enough for me to qualify for a mortgage but what is the point of owning my own home when I don’t have a family or a significant other to share it with? I’ll never see the American Dream as something which drives me to purchase a home.

Working inside homes has given me new insight. I used to be completely against the notion of a home regardless of one’s position in life. Continue reading

I Needed Money for a Dental Visit


When I needed cash for something, I was not sure what I was going to do until a friend gave me a website address for quick cash loans. The site is extremely helpful because it has only lenders on it that are known to be reputable and fair. It also has a small blurb about each loan company as well as a rating system that ranges from one to five gold stars. There is even a link to get more information and to actually apply for the loan right there as well.

I tend to wait until I have the money to get something that I need, but sometimes time is not something I can afford either. In this case, I needed to get to a dentist because I had a throbbing toothache. Continue reading

I Can Work from Home at My Dad’s Place


When my dad struggled on his ranch to get things done, he found that he needed to hire ranch hands to help him out. He really liked the company that the hired hands offer him, too. He’s made friends with a lot of them. But when he found that he was having trouble getting things done in his house, I knew that ranch hands don’t help with that. I told him I would move out there to live with him as long as he gets high-speed rural internet so that I can work from home while there.

It used to be that the area had only dial-up service that was slow as molasses. Being someone who freelances and does not need to go into an office, it is very important that I have some of the best speeds online. The service must be very dependable as well because my clients depend on me and they need to be able to get in touch with me and vice versa at all times. Continue reading

A Home Gym Will Improve Your Idealshape Exercises


IdealShake Nutrition FactsDo you live in an apartment? If so, would the use of your home gym disturb your neighbors? Would the use of a home gym conflict with your leasing agreement? Quite naturally, one would consider the costs involved in converting a spare room into a home gym for your Idealshape exercises after you read this Idealshape review site! Trust me, a home gym is going to change your life! It has for me and I don’t regret spending the money. While prices vary (home gym equipment can range anywhere from $200 to well over $3,000-just for starters), you’d want to consider your particular needs. Continue reading

I Am Lucky That I Learned from Someone Else’s Mistake


I started up my own real estate business about six months ago. We do not have very much room because we only have two employees so far, and we are renting space inside a buddy’s office. You can imagine that space is tight. About three months into being located in the space, I came into the office to find him very upset because a virus snuck into his network and he lost everything. He said he knew he should have gotten a Linux backup server and had simply forgotten about doing so repeatedly.

Now, I am not very technically savvy myself. I am fantastic at selling homes and my business is booming, but I simply did not know that I needed some sort of black-up plan for my own computers, to tell you the truth. I know that may sound foolish to some who hear that. Continue reading

Deals on Home Security Systems Through ADT


I just purchased my first home, and I am very proud to be a home owner. However, the house is not exactly in the part of town where I would live. I would not say that this is the bad part of town, but I do have some concerns about my family living in this area. I think everything will be fine, and I do not anticipate having any problems in living here. At the same time, I would like to get an adt home security installed in my house soon, because I know that it would make me feel a good bit better about my decision to purchase a house here.

I just want to be a good husband and father, and to do what I can, to protect my family. I would not feel so bad if I were at home more often, but the fact of the matter is that I am often away on business, and I would think that my family is more vulnerable in such situations. Continue reading

Best Power Companies in Texas


STP-logo_full.jpegMoving to Texas was a big decision for my family and I hope to make the most of it. My kids really did not want to move, because it meant that they would have to change schools, and that is something they were not very keen on doing. Of course, we eventually convinced them that it would be okay. I am looking at the website for Choose Texas Power in order to compare electricity providers in the area. We will need to pick an electricity provider very soon, because we are pretty much ready to move into the house.

We just have to get a few more things in order, and one of those things is to get the electricity turned on. I already set up the water utilities, and did some other things. I am going to have someone come to install cable and internet in the house next week, but before that can happen, obviously we need to have the electricity turned on. Now I don’t think it will be a big deal to pick an electricity company and to have the electricity turned on.

In fact, I imagine that they have a pretty fast turn around once you ask someone to buy electricity from them. If I am not mistaken, the last time I had to get power turned on at a house, they had it turned on within a few hours after I made the phone call. I figure it should be a similar situation here, but I am not completely sure. So, I should probably be safe and try to get it done today, so that I have as much time as possible to allow for the power to be turned on in the new house. I just need to make a decision on who to buy the power from.

Senior Companions Help You to Remain More Independent


Mom has said many times that she does not want to move in with me or at my sister’s house. She wants to remain independent. But over time, she has had trouble walking, or getting things done. As a consequence, many things at her house have fallen into a disarray. We have been told by more than one social worker that this is not okay, and she needs help. We explained this to mom recently, and told her that she no longer has a choice. She needs help, and getting a senior companion in Brooklyn is a great idea.

One thing that happens when you get much older is to have less control over your own balance. You can trip easily, fall and hurt yourself. Continue reading

The Place I Live in is Now Free of All Bugs


After a rough divorce, I needed a way to support myself, my children and stay in the apartment that I previously shared with my ex-husband. I had been a stay at home wife since the age of 19, so I simply did not have the degree needed to get a very high paying job. When a friend asked me if she could pay me to take care of her little girl so that she could work, I realized I found my calling. But I also knew that I would need to find an exterminator in NYC that would rid my place of all insects before I took care of anyone else’s child.

I live in a very old building with over 60 apartment units in it. The hallways are dark and cramped and there are so many places for bugs to hide. Continue reading

Getting Settled in at Our New Place


Jackie and I have finally got our own little house. It is out in the country a good bit, but we found a place where the land is really cheap. In fact I bought about six acres of mixed woodland and disused farmland. Another guy had cleared out a lot to build the house on, but had not done it. He was working on a little dam too, which if completed would flood around three quarters of an acre based on my guesswork. We built the house slowly over time. I am looking at directv packages and channels right now. That seems like it is going to be far and away the cheapest way to get paid TV channels out here. I have an old antenna stuck in the top of a tree out back and I used it to pick up football games while I was working out here. It actually does rather well considering. I pick up around a dozen channels and of course all four of the networks are over the air. We have been getting settled in at our new place. Continue reading

Online Electricity Rate Comparisons for Texas


Reliant Stadium Seating ChartI got my electricity bill this month and I was kind of disgusted. I know that I have been running the air a lot, but that still does not make up for the extreme cost of my electricity bill. It is just kind of absurd, and I am not really sure what I can do other than to switch. I want to check out reliant energy in Texas to see what their prices are like, and to see if their electricity rates are lower than the company that I am getting my electricity from right now. I think that they are lower, just based on a conversation that I had with a friend of mine earlier in the day, but I have not actually gone online to see what the prices are like for myself.

I think I am going to do that right now, since I am already using the computer, and it would be a good use of my time to go ahead and take care of this. Instead of just looking at the prices for Reliant, I need to also check out prices for other comapnies, and make a comparison between all of them.

I think that I can get cheaper prices, and that should help with my electricity bill a bit. But I also need to make some changes to the amount of electricity that I use at my house, in order to push my bill down. It is just not acceptable to continue to pay the amount I paid last month, and I know I am going to try to find ways to reduce electricity use. For one thing, I am going to start turning off the lights more frequently. I think I can also try to do less laundry and make some other changes as well.

Thinking About Moving Back to Texas


I am looking at making a move back to Southeast Texas where I have been offered a pretty good position by a guy who used to be my supervisor when I was fresh out of Texas A & M. He has been put in charge of something that just started up and he is recruiting the key people he needs to run the place. I am thinking that I would love to be closer to my Dad who just retired after working thirty years for Just energy in Texas. My Mom is living out on the West Coast now, she is living up on the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. Of course I would like to see her too, but that is an awful long way from down here. I am thinking about all of my friends in Texas, but of course there is more than me to think about.

It is me and my girlfriend, who looks a lot like a long term relationship. There is no reason to dump her and she already in a really good job. More there is a lot of room for her to advance and every reason to believe that she will. So she seems like a much better option than this job in the long haul. I can not make a good argument for her to go down there with me and so I am not going to even try. It boils down to whether or not I want to leave her here and take the job, which I do not. For one thing I am living in a house that used to belong to her great aunt Beatrice. It is not a big place, but I certainly can not complain since I pay no rent and mostly just help out around the place.

The Online World Has Changed So Much During My College Years


As someone who just graduated from college, I am grateful that I finally graduated two months ago. Finding a new job with my new degree was far easier to do than my senior finals were! I also have more free time than ever now. I love going to work from 9am to 5pm and having the rest of my evening free to catch up on things that I did not know about due to school. One thing I didn’t know about was a site called Pirate Bay that can be found rather easily online. My brother told me about it last night, and the site and what it is about is about is rather intriguing to me.

In a nutshell, the site is an interesting place where anyone can go there to offer files of many types to other people. Continue reading

Roof Repair Services Around Bergen County


I just bought this house from my uncle, because he is going to be moving into a retirement home. I know that he is not very happy about making the move. But everyone agrees that it is for the best, especially considering his current medical problems. He gave me a good deal on the house, and I want to read about the best roof repair in Bergen county NJ to figure out who I should hire for a roofing job.

The roofing repair is a pretty high priority thing on my list of the repairs that need to be done to the house. Continue reading

DIY Inspection for Drainage Systems


It is clearly important to be able to gain access to all parts of the underground drains. This is usually done by providing inspection chambers at various points. To meet the Building Regulations, chambers have to be provided: at junctions between drains; where the drain changes direction or gradient; at or near the beginning of the drain; and at intervals of not more than 45m on long, straight runs. In between the inspection chambers, the drains should be laid in straight lines. It’s always wise to call for drain cleaning in Bergen County if you own a septic tank to help avoid potential sewage disasters.

The usual form of an inspection chamber has sides made of brick, often cement-rendered either on the inside or the outside. At the base of the hole are open channels to which the drains are connected and along which the water in the drains runs. The inspection chamber is at a junction between three drains. Continue reading

Why the Ketubah is Important to Us


When my fiance and I started planning our marriage, one of the more important things that we needed was a Ketubah. I know a lot of younger Jewish people tend to not go for the traditional marriage ceremony, but my fiance and I definitely wanted to do it as it would honor our heritage, and it would also make our parents very happy. I was able to find an online source for various Ketubahs, and I really enjoyed spending time looking at each of them. I could tell that a lot of work had been put into most of them, and I was really happy when my fiance and I both selected the same one. Continue reading

Working on the Graveyard Shift Now


I have this really boring job as a night watch man sort of. It is really a cross between a guy who watches the warehouse and just answering the phone. We have a few people come in over night, a truck driver or two usually. I will get the fork lift truck out and unload trucks, but it is not usually something that happens. Most of the time I have been killing time playing aeroplane games online on the computer in the office. It is an old system and it is barely capable of playing much of a game, so you have to be happy if it it does not choke and die. Of course this old computer is so obsolete that it is is just sad. It is a system which is about five years old, but it was built out of cheap obsolete components back then, so it was a big waste of money in the very beginning and now it is an old computer which is just barely able to function. Continue reading

Why Not Let Them Do the Work


Are you looking to travel this year, if you are I can only recommend going down south. Anywhere up north is very cold and will continue to be cold even pushing into the summer this year. So you should not plan to go up there. It’s really not a very good place. But ultimately I encourage you to call an expert and have them talk to you about getting your tickets and everything. They know all of the tips and tricks to get you the best prices possible. Sure, you sometimes have to pay them but if you consider all the money that they save you and more importantly the time that they save you it is worth it. I mean do you really want to sit there and plan it yourself when you can just pay someone to get you all set up.

I love going to the experts, they tell me what people tend to like at this time of year and set everything up for me. The flight, the car rental and the hotel. It’s absolutely amazing what they can do with just a phone call or two. They also have packages to choose from if you are really indecisive like me. I know that i take awhile and it was going on and on. Then he showed me some of their most popular packages and I was set right away. I found a place that I liked and we set off to get it all going right away. It was one of the best things that I could have asked for. I mean if you need to go on vacation then you should definitely see a professional about where the best places are to go at the very least. I would definitely recommend letting them plan it for you as well.

Organic Food Delivery Helps Keep Our Diets on Track


A health scare got us thinking about our diets. The doctor pretty much told us that we dodged a big bullet by getting checked in time, but that our food choices were just going to make the problem worse. We ate all of the wrong foods. Every meal contained things that were in boxes, bags or cans. There was little in the way of fresh produce or other things. Most of the stuff we ate had copious amounts of added sugars and fats. We switched from those foods to organic food delivery to control what we had in the house to eat. We made a radical change, but we did it over a period of a couple of months so that we could stick to it.

We decided to keep one thing each that we knew we would crave a lot. For me it was the occasional piece of chocolate candy. For my husband it was ice cream. We just cut back in the amounts we consumed. Those added pounds melted off, our energy returned and we definitely felt better on a daily basis. The reason we switched to organic food delivery was due to our lack of willpower when shopping in a regular grocery store. We would just load things into the cart based on cravings rather than dietary needs. That is like a slow form of killing yourself. Indulgence with the diet can make you sick.

Now here is what we discovered by switching to organic food delivery. First off, the food just tastes better. Stuff used to be so bland that we loaded it with salt and seasonings to bring it alive with flavor. Better foods simply taste better. Secondly, there is no way of telling physically if not being exposed to pesticide residues found in commercially grown and processed produce is helping us feel better, but the simple math of avoiding poisons as much as possible makes complete sense to us. Organic was the standard before commercial farming. Maybe it is something we should go back to as much as possible.

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How I Help My Gout Condition


My father had gout for the last few years of his life. Some days, he was able to manage the pain quite effectively. Other days, it was all he could do to get from the couch to the bathroom. I never realized how much it hurt him though until I developed gout myself. I have always considered myself a tough guy, so the pain took me by surprise. I am not the type to just lay around and take what life throws at me though. I went online for a remedy and found the Craysor website that has so much information on it about the condition that I was there for a few hours the first night I found it.

I found out a lot of information that I did not know, mainly because my dad had never tried anything beyond a pain pill here and there to manage his. Since I had no other exposure to gout until I developed it myself, I had no idea that there was so much information available about this very painful form of arthritis. I did know that it has to do with a buildup of uric acid, but I did not know much beyond that.

I was able to read a lot of different articles about what is good and what is not good for gout. I had no idea that there were some foods that I should avoid, while there are others that I should embrace. Take pineapple for example. I read where eating pineapple rings a few times a day significantly decreases the pain from gout. That is the first thing I tried, and it absolutely worked for me. Since that helped, I have followed other pieces of advice on this website, and I have received so much relief from it. My only regret is that this website was not around when my father had to endure the pain of his own gout.

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My Pen Keeps Me from Reverting Back to Real Tobacco


I have been vaping since the first devices started to hit the market. I never had any intention of stopping my daily use of nicotine, but I did want to get it without smoking, using smokeless tobaccos such as snuff and chewing tobacco or even using a patch, lozenges or nicotine gums. I liked smoking as the vehicle for getting nicotine, but I never liked the health hazards that come with it. Chewing tobaccos, pipes, cigars and snuffs also have those Surgeon General's warnings. I got a vaping pen at Vaping was the only alternative I could enjoy to get the nicotine I wanted that did not yet have warnings like smoking and other tobacco use does.

Typically I vape a tobacco flavored oil during the day. In the evening I might try a fruit or other flavor. It is sort of like a snack that gives me the nicotine that relaxes me. I have considered a lot of what might be worse. I cannot relax without the habit of vaping and getting the nicotine. Maybe I could get on a prescription drug, but they have known side effects. Smoking obviously has major health hazards. Some people drink or take illegal drugs to relax. I was only interested in nicotine and how it makes me feel. Not wanting to quit it, I just wanted to get it without heaping onto myself all kinds of other risky things.

I also wanted vaping to feel like smoking does. I did not want a light draw with minimal vapor. I wanted to take hits from a vaping pen that provided thick full flavor vapor I could feel going into my throat and lungs. Other vaping devices were like switching to an ultralight low-tar cigarette. If you smoke or ever have smoked cigarettes, you know what I am talking about. A powerful vaping pen gives you better draws when you vape. So, a better vape pen may keep you from reverting back to real tobacco.

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