How My Humorous Wife Compared Getting Our New Concrete Driveway with Getting a New Dress


Our house has been holding up well through many New York winters. We are right here in the part of the country where it can be freezing cold and snowing one day and feel like a spring thaw the next. Summers are nice and warm with average rain, but the crazy winter weather of freeze and thaw can wreck concrete. Our driveway was its latest victim. It was cracked, crumbling and heaving. We called a concrete contractor in Nassau County, NY to come out and take a look at what it would take to make a driveway that would be strong to endure our New York weather.

The contractor pulled up a broken piece of the slab to see what was underneath. Continue reading

Significant Savings for My New Coffee Shop


Commercial energy rates are the least of your concerns when starting a new business, but they definitely are a real concern and one that can quickly deduct money from your bottom line if you’re not careful. I started a coffee shop with a buddy, since both of us had talked about it for years before finally doing it, and I took charge in deciding how to work out deals with the various utilities we would need to keep the lights on and the water running. You can’t have hot coffee without those two things, can you?

It took about an hour before I realized I was in over my head. Continue reading

Accessories for My New Tablet

When my husband bought me a tablet not long ago, I honestly did not think that I would use it much. I decided to try it out though because I did not want to disappoint him. It turns out that he knows me better than I know myself, as least as far as what I will like. I downloaded a couple of apps that I thought might be interesting. Then, I downloaded a few more. Then, a few more found themselves onto my tablet. Soon, I was looking for cheap tablet accessories online because the tablet had become a part of my daily life. Continue reading

Ponytail Hairpieces That Are Clip on

Recently my daughter decided that she wanted to get her hair cut short, and I tried for a couple of weeks to convince her not to go through with it, and explained a lot of reasons why she shouldn’t do it. Chief among those reasons was that it takes a really long time to grow out your hair. Anyway, she didn’t change her mind and I eventually consented. I didn’t say I told her so, but I am not shopping for clip in ponytail hairpieces because she really misses having long hair, and she wants to do something to make it look like she has long hair, at least some of the time, as she has really grown bored with the few styles she has tried with her new short haircut.

I don’t want to rub it in her face that she should have listened to me in the first place, because I think this is going to be a valuable learning experience, and there is no need for me to gloat. Of course, I think she might be less apt to listen to me in the future if I were to gloat about being right. I think that would just make her bitter. Rather, I am going to try to help her, which is why I am looking for the hairpieces that I just described. I want to get one that is made from real hair too, because I do not think that fake hair ever really looks right. I mean, I have seen some of it that is fairly high quality, but it still is easy enough to tell that it is not the real thing. Rather, I think that such a ponytail hair extension made from real hair would be the best solution, because she used to wear her hair in a ponytail all the time anyway.

An Organization That Helps Wounded Vets


I was looking for organizations that help veterans because I just felt drawn to help out myself. My father and three brothers have all served, and I would have as well if I had been able to. My eyesight is not very good though, so I had to contribute in different ways. I have been pen pals with dozens of servicemen and women, and I have organized card drives for various holidays so they know how much we appreciate what they do. I still wanted to do more though, especially to help those who have come back scarred from what they have seen in the different war zones.

Thankfully, my father and brothers all lead productive lives now that their military service is behind them, but they have told me about fellow soldiers who have not been so lucky. It is easy to understand why some of them come home emotionally scarred after hearing of some of the things they have seen over there. Continue reading

Speeding Up the Design Process


There’s one thing I really hate about engineering, and that’s having to do the same calculations over and over. Even the simplest calculations can get tedious if you do them long enough. I thought about creating something to handle these repetitive calculations, but I’m not skilled in software programming, nor do I have any friends who do anything like that. I thought I was doomed to perform the calculations for eternity, until I found out about Tekla. Now I can just let that program do all of the work for me whenever I have some calculations that need to be done repeatedly.

The best thing about having something that will take care of repeat calculations is that I can get done with many of my projects faster. Before when I didn’t have the program, the repeat calculations would add at least an extra 30 minutes to the time needed to complete any project. Continue reading

Hyper Kids and Intense Heat


On the day of my son’s 6th birthday, the air conditioner stopped working. I had already made plans to have a party for my son, and all of his friends would attend. Without a working air conditioner, the house would heat up and the kids would be baking indoors. I contacted a company for air conditioning repair in NYC and moved the party to the outside while the air conditioner was being repaired. I some water balloons and water guns for the kids to play with that would also keep them cool int he summer heat.

The kids and screamed int he back yard while trying to hit each other with the balloons and streams of water. Meanwhile, the repair worker was busy working on the air conditioner. He was starting to sweat from the heat, so I pointed some fans in his direction. My son was ready to cut the cake, so I lit the candles and he made his wish while the kids crowded around. He wouldn’t tell what he wished for, but knowing him, it was probably for some new toys. The kids couldn’t wait to get the cake into their bellies, but some of them got more of it on their faces.

The repair worker finished just as the kids were done eating the cake. The kids were feeling a little tired and wanted to play some video games. I dried the kids off with towels and they went inside to play a wrestling game. All of the kids are enthralled by the wrestling story lines and tune in every week to see their favorite wrestlers battle. After playing games for a while, the kids were hungry again, so I gave them some ice cream. The air conditioner made the house cool enough so the ice cream wouldn’t melt.

A Classy Event to Remember

Recently, I was nominated for a prestigious award. It is s very coveted award in business. I was nominated for the Businessman of the Year Award. I was so proud of myself. Only the best of the best had a shot a winning the award. I was a very honored to be among the ranks of those that were chosen. My rival, Ronald Stump, was also nominated for the award. I could not believe it. The award show will have hundreds of well-dressed businessmen. I purchased two pre-tied bow ties to go with my black tuxedo. I want to dress for success for the upcoming awards ceremony. I also wanted to have a date on my side.

I own my own company. It is one of the largest financial firms in America. It started as a small start-up company in Atlanta. I founded it when I was only twenty years old. Ten years later, it is one of the most successful businesses in the financial sector.

I rented a plain, black tuxedo for the ceremony. I want to keep my style simple and classic. I know that Ronald will wear something weird and make a complete fool of himself. I want to be the envy of the ceremony.

I am choosing to wear a black bow tie to go with my tuxedo. It is so elegant and nice. I ordered it from the internet. It arrived very quickly. My father gave me his lucky silver watch to wear to the awards. My father told me that this will bring me luck. I am going to need it.

I also needed a date for my big night. I wanted to ask my assistant Pearl. She is very nice and sweet. I would love to show up at the award ceremony on my arm with her. It will be the best night of our lives. I asked Pearl and she agreed to go with me. Everything is now set.

New Technology to Interact with

This year is going to be an exciting year for computers and technology in general. I’ve been looking forward to more wearable technology which is finally beginning to discover a niche in the consumer market that has been missing. Google Glass did their best to introduce a new way of interacting with technology but it was just enough out there that many consumers were turned off by it and the low battery life that the Glass possessed. Whether you’re getting your tech from the likes of Price Computing scales or otherwise, high quality gadgets are beginning to hit the market!

Personally, I want to grab one of those smart watches or smart bands. Continue reading

Working on the New House Design

We are going to have to go back to the drawing board, mostly because the boss’ wife is not happy with the current design. Of course it is not as though I am the architect or the contractor, but I am going to be the person who handles what you might call the systems engineering. That is to say that this house is going to be rather more intelligent than the house your Dad owned and I need to make it work all together. I am at right now working on the plan for the lighting system, which is a bit more complicated than it would seem to be in normal circumstances. Obviously one of the big things is to save money on energy costs and LED lighting is a good way to do that, but the bulbs have a high initial cost. That is not a big deal if you assume that they will last as long as the literature claims that it will.

Biology Was Really Hard for Me

My daughter asked me how I did in high school as a student, and I told her that I could not believe how bad I did there. There were a lot of people that told me that they were going to look at me and tell me that I should not have told her the truth. The people that I talked with told me that they were not unhappy that I lied to her, but the high school counselor said I should have told her something else. I had a good job with doing things like buy vpn over the internet and I did go to college.

The Science Behind the Computer

53ijv8g7k877vw0xcu6t How to Find Hay Day CheatsMy six year old son likes to take things apart and then put them back together. We were talking about all of the different things that he could take apart and put back together, like the old cell phones that we had and a lot of the old remotes that we no longer had the TVs to go with any more. He was getting really good at putting together things with the hay day hack tool and I thought that he was going to make an amazing engineer some day. He wanted to know what an engineer did so I told him that we could go and find a few people that wanted to make sure that they were going to be able to spend some time with him.

Fibaro Has the Coolest Home Automation Equipment

I found a company that provides all of the home automation equipment you would ever need to fully automate your home yourself. I use equipment from the fibaro company. You can still use their stuff regardless if you are a do-it-yourself homeowner like me, or if you hire a subcontractor to install things. The point is that they have automation equipment that is integrated like nothing I have ever seen.

The coolest thing is the phone app that uses the GPS built into the phone itself. I can load the app and actually tell the system I have installed at home what I want it to do. It will look at where the GPS in my phone says that I am, and it computes when to actually carry out the command. So, if I tell it to adjust the temperature to 70 degrees Fahrenheit by the time I get home, it will look at where I am at and figure out how long it will take me to get there based on the speed I am traveling and the route I am taking. Continue reading

Losing More Weight with Zyloslim

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This supplement is packed with natural ingredients that work with your body to speed its metabolism. Mango extract, raspberry ketone, green tea, and acai berries are just some of the natural fat burners you will find in this product. Each ingredient is carefully blended to provide maximum weight loss with minimum effort.

One Heck of a Pill

We all know how to lose weight, with diet and exercise you can get rid of any amount of unwanted fat, but there are easier ways out there. There are tons of things out there that can help to make you lose weight without really trying as hard. Of course you have to still diet and exercise, you can’t just sit around all day and expect to lose weight, but there are certain supplements out there that will help to make the work that you do at the gym count so much more. For instance; solpria is a new product out there that is unlike any product before it, it takes the entire game to a new level.

My Travels to Vietnam Were Interesting

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Prices on DIY Solar Panel Supplies

I would like to go green, and I think that one of the best ways to do that, is to start to use alternate sources of energy, as opposed to continuing to get all of my power from the energy grid. I know that a lot of the power generated by the grid is not very clean. As such, I am going to try to do my part, and give back to mother earth. I hope to find out some information about diy solar panels because that is a project that I would like to undertake, and I hope that it will not be all that difficult to install some solar panels on my house.

I think that the hardest part for me, will be figuring out how to wire the solar panels into the house. I wonder if there is any sort of special electrical equipment that is needed. I can’t imagine that a solar panel is just going to readily generate an alternating current at the right voltage and frequency to run household appliances. As such, something probably has to be done to the electricity that is collected by a solar panel, in order to convert it to a form that can be used in your house.

I hope that the subject matter is not too difficult for me, because this is something that I would really like to be able to do on my own, as long as I can figure out how to. I hope find a site where I can learn all there is to know about solar panels and how to install them into your house on your own. I guess that I should start looking for such a site, because I want to start reading relevant information at some point during the day today.

A Do It Yourself Project for the Photographer

As a photographer (an amateur one at that), I enjoy learning about the processes that are involved in capturing images and putting them onto film. While I enjoy digital photography as well, few things will be able to replace by SLR camera. As I’ve explored these processes, I have become curious about the way my camera works and how lenses themselves work. This especially became a subject I was most interested in when I broke the lens on my camera and wondered if I could learn about lens assembly and repair it myself! I have always been the type to try and do something on my own before paying to have it repaired. I was not expecting the intense amount of technical work that was involved in the assembly! Not one to balk at a challenge, I did as much research as I could as possible before getting into the guts of the thing.

Using the Windows Management Console


I am trying to teach myself how to go about fixing windows error codes today. I know basically how to read them and how to look them up. When you have a problem you open up your start menu and then you right click on my Computer and select Manage my Computer from the pop down menu. I go to the event viewer and I find a bunch of error messages. They have differend codes by the name of them. A yield sign means that it is not all that serious, but if it has a stop sign by it then you know that is something that you need to take a really good look at. Of course there is a lot more to it than that and one error code could not mean what it seems to mean. In fact the error code could just be an erroneous one. Continue reading

Just Getting Moved into My New Place

I am finally moving out of the place that I was sharing with my college buddies. It took me a good bit of time, because I wanted to save up enough to be able to do it without having to scrape and scrounge every time the first of the month rolled around. I figured that if I went too quickly about it, then I would have reliant energy cutting my electricity off at the end of the month. Of course I have my truck and it burns up money like gasoline. Between the payment on it and the auto insurance and all of the stuff you need to keep it rolling, that is a really big expense. Continue reading

We Have Options Availalbe Now

I live in the great state of Texas and I have lived here ever since I was born. We have a culture like no other part of the country and I have seen a lot of other states. People come here and they tell me that they they can not believe the amount of love that we have for our neighbors, and as a community how we pull together to want to help each other during time of need. I love Texas but I could not believe that we only had one choice of power until the power to choose became part of us as a state. We had a lot of people go to the state and complain that it was expensive to live here due to only having one power company for each area. Continue reading

Best Prices for Texas Energy

I live in Texas, and I am going to be moving out of my parents’ house in the near future. I am going to be getting my own apartment pretty soon, and as such, I need to get utilities set up for the apartment, so that I will be able to live in it. Right now, I am going to try to look into getting my energy utility taking care of, and i want to know more about the pricing for texas energy companies, so that I can find the best rates out there.

I am currently paying back my student loans, so it is important for me to spend as little on other bills as I possibly can. I really need to get a better job, so that I do not have to cut everything so close with regards to my bills. Continue reading

The Boss Has a Lot of Our Work Outsourced

It does not effect me to be honest. I still have a lot of work that I can do and I doubt that the boss can get rid of me without finding another person who can do my job. He is not exactly very computer literate and he is a pretty nice guy. I have even gone on a couple of fishing trips with him. He lives in Falls Church, but he has a place on the Chesapeake Bay and a really nice boat. The outsourced call center thing was not something he wanted to do to be honest, I could tell all along. However our needs were growing and he sat down with me and the head of my department. We were the ones who presented him with the options, of course neither of us would have been sitting there telling him to send out jobs out to someone else. We told him what could be outsourced and figured out exactly how much it was going to cost.

The hard part was figuring out who could provide the sort of performance that you need. Any dope can answer a phone and give you an answer that is not very helpful. We wanted to test these people with some real life problems and also try to figure out if their people were really good at this. A lot of times what you have are people who are in their basements reading from a script. They might not actually understand the way that you fix something like this, nor even exactly what they are being asked by the client. Of course a person like myself is a bit expensive too and if you had that sort of training you might not want to get a job in a call center that did not pay well.

I Am Getting Ready for Canada

Pf course, I do not plan on getting lost while I am up in Canada, but I am going to be ready just in case something does come up. I have been looking into what you need in case you run into some sort of life or death situation. I do not think there are any polar bears where I am going, but they definitely have bears of other types and they have moose, which can be just as dangerous at certain times of the year. I looked around and got the best survival knife that I could find and a survival kit that I put behind the seat of my pick up truck. I have been doing a lot of work to make sure the truck is properly winterized.

Spending the Summer out on the Lake

Satellite internet Coverage Maps | Ku-Band C-band satellite footprintI sort of lucked out this summer. I am dating this girl who has a lodge out on a lake. It is a pretty big place and they are going to give me a job this summer, but it is not going to be all that stressful in truth. I am just going to be a delivery boy. This lake is really big, but there are not a lot of places where you can get groceries and such. However you can phone in an order. I deliver it in a boat. I did need internet so I went to and figured out how to get satellite internet in the little cabin Trina and I are going to be staying at. There really was not any other choice and both of us are going to be taking a couple of classes on the internet this summer. So we had to get the internet.

This cabin is really out by itself too. Sheila says that we could go the whole summer without wearing clothes and it is unlikely that anyone would really notice.

I’m Helping to Save the Earth

I was working with a bunch of different companies to help them get more eco friendly. I was speaking with a factory manager who told me that their waste management recycling company was actually dumping a lot of the things that they picked up into a land fill. What is the point of sorting out the recycle-able goods if they are just going to be dumped into a land fill? I was really upset to hear that this company was acting so improper. If this company was doing the wrong thing then they had to be stopped. I called the local television news station’s consumer reporter and told him what was going on.

Finding out More About Australia and Its Wildlife

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The continent of Australia has been geographically isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years. Because of this, the flora and fauna of the continent have evolved in isolation, without any contact with the animals and plants of other parts of the world.

Renting a Phone Line is Still Popular

I was looking for the least expensive phone line rental. I wanted to keep a line at the house, but I did not want to pay an outrageous price for it. I was interested in using it for daily calls from home, and having an extra line here since the service for my mobile phone is spotty. I get good reception close to one window in my home, and I have to stand there to make and take calls. Renting a phone line would let me sit in my favorite chair when I decide to ring someone up.

I was shopping around and saw a big difference in phone line rental prices. I wanted a low cost, but I also wanted to unlimited use for at least local use. I found a great package deal that allows me unlimited calling even for destinations far away. I was glad to have found it. I took my time shopping for the best line rental package I could find. This way I can easily afford to keep my mobile and the line in my home.

Safely Storing My Files So I Can Explore Unknown Sites

I took advantage of the carbonite offer code that I had come across a couple of months ago and have not been let down yet. I have really enjoyed having all of the information on my computer backed up somewhere that I know it is going to be safe if anything should happen to my computer.

I do a lot of research on my computer that takes me to all kinds of unknown websites and that has caused me some troubles in the past. Not knowing the websites that I am using and the people that are running them puts my computer at risk quite often, but I love finding new information about all of the different things that I search for.

Most of my research has to do with science and things of the such. I used to go to the library to use the computers there to do my digging so I would not put my personal computer at risk, but it just got to be too much running around.

Tips on Finding a Good Affiliate Program

Because we’re focused on science and tech, we don’t often talk to you much about ways to get rich online. However, that doesn’t mean we’re not interested. As you’ll see around this blog, we are intrigued by ways in which we can make ourselves better affiliate marketers, and it sounds like various systems, like twin peak profits, regularly come along that can help us with that.

There are several things to consider when looking for affiliate marketing help. First, make sure that you get it from a trusted source. Testimonials are useful, but being able to get word from someone you personally know that a system has worked for them is even more useful.

Second, check to make sure that you clearly understand the pay structure and procedures.

Switching to DSL Internet for the First Time

Talladega County DSL Internet Service SearchI am hoping to switch to a DSL service provider in the near future, and I do not know much about the local companies that provide such service. I will need to inform myself a bit more on the subject before I make any sort of decisions or commitments, as that is the most prudent course of action, at least in my own opinion. In any case, I am looking for the best dsl providers that provide service to my local area. I am hoping to find a company that will really be able to provide me with a high-quality internet service with as little hassle as possible.

I am looking for the best dsl service providers both in terms of the quality of the service, and in terms of the price that it will cost me to acquire said service. I am hoping to find a company that does not have any sort of installation fee in order to start using the service. I really just feel like installation fees are unnecessary and installation should be free in these sorts of situations; I guess I am just a bit dogmatic about the issue. Anyway, I am also looking to make sure that I have a very fast internet connection, because it is really annoying when I experience excessive latency when I am trying to browse the web or perform other tasks that require internet connectivity. As such, I am going to look for the download speeds that are advertised by different providers of DSL service in this area. I really want to get the fastest service possible, but other things are important to me as well. For example, I do not like to deal with companies that have poor customer service, and I will avoid them even if it costs me a bit of money.

Managing Money Like a Pro Using Quicken

Keeping the business up-to-date involves a yearly-roundup of the latest software and tools available on the web. Letting one year pass you by is all that it takes for the competition to get ahead and steal your thunder. Quicken 2013 is a prime example of this theory. Had I let this year’s edition slip by without notice, the office would have lost a great deal of potential without even knowing it. The software you use is even more important when its purpose is financial management, making Quicken one of the most important investments any business owner could make this year. From cloud-computing, to better organization, everything about this year’s release is an improvement. To start things off, I’m always in the need for quick spreadsheets, charts, and graphical tools to represent my positions or ideas with the firm, my employees, or other networking partners. When I’m prepared to make a big investment and need to display why I have such confidence in a manner that is easy to understand, I immediately turn to Quicken 2013 for assistance. When I need to keep payroll organized under a single program that handles its own tables and databases without strenuous work on my behalf, I always turn to Quicken to handle the job. This years release handles all of the jobs above and many more without the need for extensive technical skills. It’s not only for business owners though, so don’t shy away from the idea if you’re not running a future-empire. This powerful software tool helps manage every penny around the house, guaranteeing an easy transition during the tax season. Even amongst my employees, many of the workers here use Quicken 2013 in their own homes and personal lives with success. It’s a program that should be on the shelf of any business owner, hard worker, or average Joe that spent a dollar this fiscal year.

Carbonite to Protect My Files

I found the carbonite offer code when I was trying to find some sort of protection for my files that are stored on my computer. I had not done anything to protect my files before and I have had a serious problem trying to recover them after my computer crashed. I had picked up some kind of virus that got into my files, stole them and then deleted them from my computer. It was heartbreaking. I had the pictures of my young son stored on there that I would never be able to get back again.

When I was telling a friend of mine about the problem, he came over to my house and started digging around on my computer and was able to restore some of my files but some of them were gone for good.

Exploring the World of Science

Just now starting out as a Middle School Life Sciences teacher and I think that we need to get something to excite the kids about the field of science. I am not really impressed by the curriculum that I was told to teach and I believe the kids could handle a lot more if I was able to motivate them to strive for it. I am thinking about assigning them homework of a different sort for extra credit. I want something to teach them about the perilous planet we live upon, the way that we need to learn more so that we can make right the things which are now wrong. After all it is rather a simple matter to wreck something and extremely difficult to mend it after the fact.

Finding Coupons for Internet Hosting

I am trying to get some cheap internet hosting for my personal website, because I would really like to be able to publish it to the internet in the near future, without having to spend all that much money. Right now, I am looking at a hostgator coupon code to see if I can find some coupon codes for this one particular website hosting site. It looks like I might have found what I am looking for, but I guess I should check and make sure that the coupons have not expired or anything like that.

I really do not have a lot of money to spare in order to pay for the hosting of a website, that is for sure. At the same time, it is my hope that eventually this website will be able to pay for itself. I know that simple hosting plans, such as the ones offered on this website I am looking at right now, do not generally cost more than a few bucks a month. However, I am living on a limited budget, and I do not have much money to allocate to things that are not written down on the budget, which is my purpose in seeking out coupon codes for internet hosting. I really want to put this website up soon though, because I have put a lot of work into.

The website started as something I was making for a class project my last semester of my senior year of high school, but I kept working on it, and now it is a pretty robust website, just not one that has been published to the internet. I need to go ahead and get some hosting now, and I hope that over time, I will be able to make enough money off of ads in order to pay for the hosting.