I Helped My Boss with His New Bathroom

Of course there is not any way that he could have done this on his own and I am not so sure that it was a great idea for him to trust me with the task. The boss has been talking about this for a long time and this week his wife had gone to West Virginia to see her favorite aunt. At any rate he and I got to work almost as soon as she was gone. He bought a black towel radiator and a new vanity along with some new shower fittings. Continue reading I Helped My Boss with His New Bathroom

I Fought My Diabetes from the Start

Diabetes is not a fun disease to have. The really bad part of it is that if you don’t take care of it, the complications will come much sooner rather than later. Complications don’t always occur, especially if you are taking the best possible care of yourself, so that is what I decided to focus on when I was first diagnosed with it. I went online to look at the best resources, and I ended up reading a Diabetes Destroyed review that really changed how I decided to approach this disease.

My uncle was diagnosed with diabetes when he was a little younger than me, but he never took care of it. His sugars were constantly high, and it ended up being the death of him. I wanted to make sure I was doing everything the right way, and this book ended up having all of the things I needed to read in order to fight this condition as hard as I can. Continue reading I Fought My Diabetes from the Start

There Was Hope for the Problems That I Have Having

It took me awhile to figure out why my hair and skin were in such poor condition. I haven’t changed my daily hygiene routine in years, so it was puzzling to have such dry hair and skin. I went through a variety of different things to try to remedy the issues, and it took me awhile to realize that I could really benefit from installing a chlorine shower filter in my shower. I had no idea that these were even a thing, but now that I have one of my own, I never want to go without one. It has really made an extensive difference.

I felt so bright all of the time. So I started out by drinking more water. This is because I’ve never really been good at it. I know that you’re supposed to drink a certain amount every day, but I always ignored that. Instead, I opted for a lot of soft drink, coffee, teas and other things that are not really good for you. This is because they made me happy mentally. I did see a marked difference when I increased my water intake, and I even felt better, too. But it didn’t solve my problems completely. I had to do more research.

After talking to a lot of people and reading a lot of different things, I tried changing up the products that I had been using for years. This really didn’t do all that much for me other than drain my wallet. Finally, someone told me about chlorine filters and pointed out that it changed their life when they installed one. Based on that info alone, I bought one. It took only one shower to notice the difference in the way my skin & hair feels. They are both so much softer, and after a month, I have seen the full benefits and I’m happy again.

I Am Going to Quit Smoking

I have started a serious effort at quitting cigarettes, although I have decided not to try to give up nicotine all at once or cold turkey. It is not the first time that I have attempted to quit smoking, and I have failed in a number of ways. None of them will be pleasant, but I have decided that I shall try to slowly wean myself from the stuff. At the moment I have decided to try vaporizing the stuff, I went to a site called Taft vapes after I did some research and I tried to find the best way to start using one of those devices. The theory goes something like this, it is based on something that a guy I used to work with told me he had done, that is that you need to find some alternate activity. Or as the saying goes, idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Continue reading I Am Going to Quit Smoking

I Never Even Though About Using Pears As a Dog Treat Until Someone Asked Me if Dogs Can Eat Pears

Dogs like some fruits and vegetables. However, don’t just feed you pet everything you eat. There are plenty of things you can eat that can kill your dog. Also, some dogs are much more highly susceptible to substances. For example, I have personally seen some dogs eat a small amount of grapes and never get sick. Other ones can eat one grape or raisin and have their kidneys fail and die. Someone asked me can dogs eats pears. I was not sure about that one as I do not care for pears myself and never had them around the house with our dogs.

We are finding out about new things that can cause death or serious harm to dogs that we never considered. Continue reading I Never Even Though About Using Pears As a Dog Treat Until Someone Asked Me if Dogs Can Eat Pears

Overseas Clients Still Have to Pay

I did business with a couple of clients who live in a different country. All was well until they decided not to pay me and cut off all contact. I made calls, sent letters, and even tried emails, but there was no response from the clients. Since the clients were located overseas, I bet they thought they wouldn’t have to pay what they owed because they were in another country. They were wrong about that one, because I started looking into international collection services, and discovered that it was possible to get them money from them.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume that they’re having some kind of trouble making payments most of the time. Continue reading Overseas Clients Still Have to Pay

Sometimes You Learn the Hard Way That Setting Ground Rules is Important

I remember talking to my best friend many years ago about how I fully believe it is important to pay attention to what children are doing online. She, in return, said that she felt the opposite way and she felt strongly about that. Well, she has now changed her mine. She asked me recently if there’s a Snapchat hack that would allow her to see what her teen son was up to on that program. When I told her that I was curious as to why, she said it was because she felt her son was in over his head with something, but she wasn’t sure exactly what that would be.

My friend discussed having a mother’s intuition that day with me. I knew exactly what she was talking about because I had that same intuition with my own two daughters. Many other parents discuss one another often about how they figure out something is off with their child. Continue reading Sometimes You Learn the Hard Way That Setting Ground Rules is Important

My Boys Are Smarter Than Me when It Comes to Technological Things

My kids are really good at playing video games. Of course, they are good at so many other things, too. But I have long been amazed at how quickly my boys picked up working with computers and how fast they understand all the ins and outs of the different games. Since I am their dad, I like to play with them at times as well. But I am not as good at these things they are, so they told me about Forge of Empires cheats that I can use that help me to keep up with them during the game. I don’t fall behind so much now.

I don’t think that my two boys are absolute geniuses. Continue reading My Boys Are Smarter Than Me when It Comes to Technological Things

Up Your Game with a Copper Wedge

If you’re having trouble with your golf game, look into getting a Callaway forged copper wedge. How will it help your game? Let’s say you are like me and have trouble navigating the various hazards most golf courses have these days. Hazards are only a problem if you are not using the proper club to get past them. That is where this wedge comes in. Now you can use your old wedge that is likely heavy and interferes with your swing, or you can do what I did and get this type of wedge. The benefits are amazing.

The best thing about a copper wedge is that it is much lighter than your typical wedge. Continue reading Up Your Game with a Copper Wedge

Honda Accords Are Put Together in the United States

My All-American neighbor who is very political about keeping jobs in the US drives around in a 2016 Accord Coupe. However, he does point out that the Accord is assembled in Ohio. There is that global market thing where parts are sourced from different countries with final assembly being in America. That is better than nothing. It is nice having car plants still operating in the United States. I pass one on the way to a friend’s house who lives in Ohio. It is only about an hour from my house. The Honda brand is Japanese, but they are put together here. This is how my friend can support American manufacturing while still driving an import that he says provides him a high value for his car-buying dollars.

I like the Honda Pilot SUV. I have not ever been a car person. I have always been into vehicles that have at least some off-road capability. At the bare minimum, I like a vehicle that can get you through the winter snows here. They are not as bad as they are a bit farther north. Continue reading Honda Accords Are Put Together in the United States

I’ve Fallen in Love with a Gemstone

My daughter is one of those people who loves to collect a certain kind of thing when she becomes interested in it. Once she was interested in horses and wanted to collect different horse action figures and pictures of horses. She then became interested in yo-yos and collected different yo-yos from around the world. Lately she has been into gemstones, and the gemstone she wanted most recently was a kunzite gemstone. I had never heard of kunzite gemstones before, but I knew my daughter wouldn’t stop asking for them if I didn’t help her get one, so I started looking.

Looking at the usual stores didn’t help me find the gemstone I wanted, so I turned to some online stores. Continue reading I’ve Fallen in Love with a Gemstone

I Needed a Fairy Wig

I was looking for a really nice wig to finish off my costume last Halloween. I had decided to go as a fairy, but I could not find the perfect wig since my own hair was too hopeless to ever be convincing in that role. I decided to just go online and find the right one, so I did a search for blue and pink wig. This is the only kind of wig that would work out for me, and I am really glad of that because it led me to a website that has since been bookmarked as one of my favorite sites to shop at. Continue reading I Needed a Fairy Wig

How to Get Rid of Those Spots

I think bleached nipples became a thing for me about three months ago when I noticed something odd in the bathroom mirror. I had just got out of the shower and noticed some dark spots on my nipples. They weren’t big, but they were a bit scary. I thought maybe they were clumps of dirt or something, but they didn’t wipe off even when I applied some amount of pressure. Obviously I started thinking about things like tumors or cancer, but I didn’t really think that was the case. They didn’t hurt and they didn’t bleed. They were just there.

It was only later, after looking online, that I discovered these spots are a natural thing that happens to many of us as we get older. Continue reading How to Get Rid of Those Spots

Getting Professional Backdrops for Our Senior Class Production

For our senior class event this year we wanted to go big with our musical production. We went all out making our sets as professional as possible. I did the graphics for the large backdrops we used at the back of the stage. Some people call them band flags. They are just gigantic banners that can cover a stage area. New lightweight materials and printing methods make it so you can have all kinds of different stuff printed on them. The work the company that makes them does is quite amazing. You can get a really big backdrop for just a few hundred dollars. I think something like that would cost a small fortune back before modern printing methods to make them were available.

We got three that were 20×25 feet to use for three acts in the musical production we were putting on. The lightweight materials made the backdrops easy to hang and control with ropes used by the stage crew. We could roll them up and down as needed for the sets. Continue reading Getting Professional Backdrops for Our Senior Class Production

Leaks in the Metal Roof

My daughter thought I was being cheap by putting pans down to catch the rain under our metal roof, but I was only doing that because I couldn’t afford to have the roof repaired. When she learned how little we had for repairs, she changed her stance and started working and saving money so that we could get the repairs. She was already taking classes in college, and I didn’t want a job to interfere with her grades, but she was confident she could do it and make enough for us to get metal roof repairs for Brisbane.

The combined efforts of my daughter and I allowed us to gain enough money to have the repairs done. We did some research on companies that perform roof repair on metal roofing and decided on one that was well received among different customers and had reasonable prices. Sometimes it’s not easy to find a company that has both. Continue reading Leaks in the Metal Roof

Cut Through the Confusion of Getting Auto Insurance

I’m quite happy that I found Nocatee auto insurance online and got a policy. I recently started driving again after a three year break from the car due to a back injury that made it impossible for me to get behind the wheel. I remember the good old days where you had a local insurance agent and they handled all of your insurance needs. A couple of decades ago I literally had the same agent and the same company for decades. Few people felt the need to change companies. That has all changed these days.

The problem I had was my old agent retired. Continue reading Cut Through the Confusion of Getting Auto Insurance

I Will Keep Regular Appointments Now

I was so happy when I moved to Long Beach. It put me a lot closer to my family, and I also had the job of my dreams. I knew that I wanted to find a Long Beach dentist before I started that job though, because I had a front tooth that had been chipped for several months. I just never could find the time to get to a dentist and have it fixed, and it was not really a big deal to me at the time since I worked from home.

I was about to have nearly two dozen new coworkers though, and I did not want my first impression to involve a chipped tooth. I had nearly a week to get settled into my new apartment before I had to start working, so I went online and looked at the different dentists in the area. There were so many, and I had no idea which one to pick. I called my sister and asked her who she and her family use, and she told me to go see Dr. Campbell. Continue reading I Will Keep Regular Appointments Now

Servicing Your HVAC System Before Summer

As winter comes to a close and temperatures begin to rise, it is necessary to begin getting ready for spring and the arrival of summer. The warmer weather will inevitably lead to turning on the air conditioner to keep your business or store cool for employees and customers throughout the warm months. Most businesses do not have to worry about running into major problems with their air conditioning on a yearly basis, but should make sure it works as expected to avoid issues. Finding an HVAC facilities management company is not difficult, but it is important to find a reputable company with experience servicing commercial clients. Continue reading Servicing Your HVAC System Before Summer

On-Board Diagnostics on Your New Car Can Be Read with a Handheld OBD2 Scanner

I know that our new car is packed with computerization and sensors. I have seen under the hood of new cars and have not missed how the newest models make it about impossible for a backyard mechanic to be able to fix anything. You have to be a contortionist just to replace a headlight bulb cartridge on my wife’s car. Still, I was looking for the best OBD2 scanner I could find as we had two cars out of warranty that occasionally had problems. I wanted to see what was happening before making a run to the garage for an estimate to get it fixed.

The best OBD2 scanner I could find was a handheld model that had a nice display. You could see all kinds of data that was running behind the scenes in our cars. It is amazing how many processes of the running engine and drivetrain are continually monitored. Plus, fault codes do not always result in a check engine light coming on. You can see logs and all kinds of information to improve the performance and fuel mileage of your car. Continue reading On-Board Diagnostics on Your New Car Can Be Read with a Handheld OBD2 Scanner

Adding a New Truck Scale to Our Scrap Yard

We started accepting scrap aluminum delivered by semis after we got our new scale. Aluminum scrap is lightweight, and a lot of it can fit in a regular trailer that connects to a tractor trailer combo. I was wondering why my boss had me look for 70 ft truck scales for sale. It was so we could accept scrap from a company that uses regular trailers to haul it in. A company that sells scrap to us loads the long enclosed trailers using forklifts. A block of wood is placed in the front of the trailer, and a cable is run to the back. Then the trailer is loaded. When we get it, we hook a winch to the cable and use it to pull the block out, and the aluminum all comes out with it.

By summer we are adding a lift that will tilt the truck and the trailer backwards to get everything to slide into a big receiving hopper. We can then process many more tons of aluminum scrap. Continue reading Adding a New Truck Scale to Our Scrap Yard