Archive for September, 2016

Our Lawn Needed More Personality

Friday, September 16th, 2016

One of the things that I disliked about the building my company had just purchased for our new headquarters was how stark and uninviting it looked. The building itself is really nice, but there was no landscaping done outside to make it welcoming to people. Probably even before the ink was dried, I was looking for a tree service in Nassau County that would be able to make our grounds more beautiful. I know a lot of people associate a tree service with a company that cuts or trims trees, but I knew that there were some that also did commercial landscaping.

I did not want a gardener because I was mostly interested in having trees and shrubs planted. I won’t ask a baker to cook me a steak, so I was not going to ask a gardener to plant me several dozen trees. (more…)

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We Know Not to Try to Do Things We Know Little About

Friday, September 16th, 2016

My husband and I tried to work on our roof ourselves, but I think the issue that resulted from our work is that we did not know what we were doing. We had to look for roof replacement in Manhattan NY and it would have been less if we would have just gotten someone to do the work for us in the first place. But we were trying to be cheapskates, and it caused trouble for us. This is not the first time that has happened to us because we tried to be overly-thrifty.

Neither my spouse or me know much about fixing a roof. We tried to use some products that my husband already had in our storeroom to patch up leaks found in two different rooms. (more…)

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Learning the Formulas is Essential

Monday, September 12th, 2016

My new company sent me on many different computer training courses so that I could use the different tools to my advantage. I thought I was proficient in many different computer platforms but that was not true. Every class that I took, I learned a new shortcut or even a new feature that I had not seen before. I had to learn rc spreadsheets and I knew how to use different formulas but it was really important for me to know the ones that I was going to be using on a daily basis in my new job. I am really glad that I went to the different classes. (more…)

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Learning All I Can About Visual Communication

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

When I decided to take a visual communication course at a local design school, I did not make the decision lightly. I considered everything about the course and how it would help me in life. I have always had an interest in this medium, but I wanted to make sure I would be learning what I needed to be able to make a good living from it. I did not want to devote money and time to something that would not help me get a job once I had the diploma in my hand.

That is why I wanted to research what former students had to say as well as the faculty who teaches these courses. (more…)

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Keeping My Mother Safe and Sound

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Life changed for my mom when my dad died from cancer. She was used to taking care of the house while he took care of everything else, which included the bills. He made her feel safe and cared for, and it was true. He loved more than life itself, which is why he had me promise to watch over her since she would feel lost once he was no longer here. He also asked me to look into security cameras in Pompano Beach, which was a very easy promise to make and keep.

After he did go to Heaven, Mom moved closer to me. I knew she wanted to maintain a certain level of independence which is why I did ask her to move in with me. She would certainly be welcome, and she knows that. Anyway, she found a nice house about three miles from me. (more…)

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