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
I 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.
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.
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. Continue reading
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 Vapor-domain.com. 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. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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.
When I bought an old farmhouse, I figured there were going to be a lot of repairs to be done. Surprisingly, it wasn't as bad as I had originally thought, especially with the wiring issues I thought I was going to run into. The electrician inspected it though and only had to make a few adjustments before it was able to pass the house inspection. That meant that I was able to focus on getting it ready to move into. The first thing I had to do was hire a company that does plumbing repair in Bergen County NJ.
The reason I wanted to do this first was because I knew that there were going to be quite a few days of heavy cleaning before I could even start the painting and laying down flooring. That meant I was going to be there for some really long days, and I wanted to make sure I had a working bathroom. I had already purchased the new toilet and sink, but I still had to get a shower stall and find a company that could install all of it for me. I spent the first day cleaning the bathroom and getting it ready for the plumber I had hired, and he came out the next day to get started.
I was so happy when he told me that he would be able to install the shower enclosure that I had been wanting to get. I was worried that it might not work out, but he explained that he could redo the pipes so it would fit in the corner where I wanted it. It did not take him but a couple of days to get all of the work done, and it truly was the first room that was completely done at the house. It was actually a lot of fun!
I am reasonably certain that most people have heard a news story in the last year of people being sickened by food that was not prepared properly or about recalls of meats, fruits and vegetables. The thing is that we can do something to greatly reduce our risk of being sickened by the food we eat if we take some simple precautions. I started a protocol we follow that includes cooking thermometers and thorough washing of fruits and vegetables we purchase.
The meats, fruits and vegetables you buy in the store that are fresh and uncooked can be risky. Even prepared foods need to be heated to full cooking temperatures. Read the packages of frozen pizzas and other things. It plainly states to "cook thoroughly." The only way to be certain that something is cooked thoroughly is to know the temperature it needs to reach internally, and to use good cooking thermometers to measure the actual temperature. You cannot just assume it got hot enough. Think of chicken and the constant salmonella issues in the news. If you wash the chicken according to proper protocols and cook it to the correct temperature, you are very likely to never get salmonella infections. At least from your food.
Part of food prep includes proper washing. Meats should never come in contact with anything that is not fully washed off after you wash off the meat. Fruits and vegetables can be contaminated by simply rinsing and splashing in or near a sink that was just used to prepare or clean meat. Cutting boards and untensils are awful offenders for germ infections. Think very carefully about possible contaminated surfaces. Never share utensils for raw versus cooked meats. Keep fresh fruits and vegetables away from raw meats. Wash your hands over and over. It is not about being obsessive, it is about not getting sick. People die from salmonella and wisteria. Use good cooking thermometers and food wash and prep protocols.