High-End Car Really Grabbed the Attention of My Imagination

Written on May 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm, by admin

I am not likely to ever be able to own one, but the really top-end cars hold an interest to me. For example, it would be really cool to own a 2017 Bugatti. This car tops out at 1,500 horsepower. If you do not understand horsepower and car engines, just suffice it to say that 1,500 is a whole lot! It gets you to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds, and it tops out at 261 miles per hour. Can you even imagine going half that fast? No, this is not a car for trips to the grocery store. That is, unless the store is on the other side of a race track. Read more

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A Highly Durable Club That Improves Your Shots

Written on May 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm, by admin

I always wanted to buy a Callaway forged copper wedge, but didn’t get around to shopping for one until I retired recently. I figured that now that I would be hitting the links two to three times a week, it was time to upgrade my clubs. The old ones I played with for years were looking pretty ratty, and more importantly they were having a negative effect on my game. I bought them about twenty years ago and they are really showing the wear and tear. It was time to upgrade and I decided to start with my wedges.

Wedges are one of the most important clubs you will use in golf, especially if you have the tendency to blunder into every hazard and obstacle on the course. I have long been known as the hazard guy at my club, but I am also good about getting around them with my wedges. That’s why I wanted the copper wedge because these clubs tend to work better than your average wedge that most people would pick up with a standard golf club package. Read more

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Collector’s Club Ring Made with Star Sapphire Gemstones

Written on May 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm, by admin

I suggested a ring design for our collector’s club. We collect old antique phones, and we wanted to raise money for the club. I am the artist in the group, so I was tasked with coming up with a nice design for the ring. I drew up something that included star sapphire gemstones, and it was voted on. Everyone liked it without wanting any changes. This is kind of unique as we are an eclectic group. Some folks like really old wooden crank phones while others collect rotary models from the forties and fifties. I was kind of surprised that everyone liked my ring design and my choice to use star sapphire for the main gemstone.

The first ring was made as a sample for everyone to see. Read more

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I Found Help in a Way That I Had Not Heard About Before

Written on January 12, 2017 at 9:32 pm, by admin

I would say that my headaches had been happening for about a year-and-a-half. What alarmed me about that is that headaches have been mostly been a rarity for me throughout my life. I had no idea that there is a Campbell chiropractor who can help people be free from the same type of chronic headaches if I was dealing with. I thought they only worked with back problems. This is how I got help with my headaches that I was dealing with on a daily basis.

The first time that I had a major headache a year-and-a-half ago, I actually felt like throwing up. The pain was so strong that I immediately started to worry that something was wrong with me. I almost drove myself to the emergency room. First, I called my mom to tell her what was going on. She told me that I was more than likely suffering from a migraine. Read more

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Fantastic Legal Minds Helped Our Family Find Relief

Written on January 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm, by admin

Never having to employ the services of an attorney, I had to do a lot of online research to locate just the right personal injury attorney in Sacramento several months ago after my son was attacked by a couple of kids who live down the street. He was coming home from school, minding his own business, when these two thugs jumped him in an attempt to steal his backpack. I didn’t care at all about the items in his bag, but I cared a lot when I saw the extent of his injuries. He had two black eyes, a split lip, a broken nose, and multiple facial contusions.

We called the police, of course, and they quickly rounded up the two goons responsible for the attack, but it wasn’t enough. Read more

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Do Not Ignore Squeaks Coming from Your Dryer

Written on January 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm, by admin

Our dryer started squeaking about a year ago. It was a mild sound that was occasional at first. Then it got more pronounced as time went on. When someone on the phone asked me what the squeaking sound was, I figured it was time to call a place that does appliance repair in Sacramento to fix it. If I let it go any longer, my neighbors might start complaining of the loud squeaking noise coming from our clothes dryer. We had gotten used to hearing it and pretty much ignored it. The clothes still dried just fine, so it was not really a big deal.

However, the squeak was caused by a bad bearing where the drum rotates. This caused a shift in the drum that then wore out the seal between the rotating drum and the frame of the dryer. The bearing was not expensive to replace, and the seal was not too expensive. Read more

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Getting Proof of Income for Workers

Written on January 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm, by admin

I have a few people who work for me. I don’t pay them under the table, but I don’t do their taxes either. They are contract workers, which means that they get their full pay from me, and then they handle their taxes on their own. I have my own records, but I had never given them anything like proof of income. I just figured that they would be honest about their own taxes, just as I am honest about mine. However, I was told by a good friend that I should do more to protect myself since I don’t always pay with a check.

If I did pay someone in cash, then that person could say that I gave more or less, or they could even say that I did not pay them. That made sense to me, and I decided to research this so I could definitely protect myself. Read more

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Wallpapers, Lyrics and Songs on This Site

Written on October 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm, by admin

My friend knows how much I love music, so it was not surprising when he sent me an email with a link to the Tubidy free music download site. I have loved music ever since I was a kid because my folks always listened to all kinds in the house. I have a rather wide range of genres that I will listen to, which is why I really appreciate it when he sent me that email. There are a lot of music sites that just cater to one type of genre, so I like to go to as many as I can.

When I went to this music site, I was able to see just how different it is from the sites that I normally go to. This one has a lot more available on it than just songs for people to listen to. Read more

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A Car Scanner Makes My Car Perform Better

Written on October 15, 2016 at 4:30 am, by admin

When I first heard about OBD 2 software, I really had no idea what it was. I knew that it was a car scanner, but I was clueless beyond that. I suppose that is because I would always take my car to the mechanic when it needed to be checked for something or just a regular tune up. My brother is the one who told me about the car scanner and how it has really helped in not only save money but have better performance from his car as well.

He gave me the website address for the site where he had learned about it too. Everything I read there really excited me, and I had a feeling I was going to have a better car because of this too. At first, I thought that this was just something that an auto garage would have since they are the ones with all of the diagnostic tools for looking at cars. Read more

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Our Son Got the IPhone He Bought Unlocked by the Carrier

Written on October 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm, by admin

Our son was saving to buy a used iPhone. I was very wary about him buying online, so I figured it would be okay to buy one from a friend of his. The friend gets all the latest things, so he was selling his old iPhone. He got a new one because the day they were released they did not have the color in stock that he wanted. Now, a couple of months later, he talked his mom into getting him the black one. Our son got a great deal on a practically new phone, but an iPhone factory unlock was needed to get it to work on our carrier.

I had never heard of such a thing. We have swapped phones around in our family even though we have relatives that use different carriers. It looks like Apple is different. They seem to lock their iPhones to the carrier, and I think it is for two full years. Read more

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The Best Espresso Machine Ever

Written on October 11, 2016 at 4:31 am, by admin

When my hours at work were cut back, I knew that I had to make some changes. One of the inevitable changes was to not stop every morning for my morning cup of espresso from a local bakery. They make the absolute best espresso, and I knew that I was going to miss it, but I had no choice. Even with this concession, I knew that I would not be able to give up my morning cup altogether. Instead of having it through a drive thru, I decided to buy a Saeco Vienna Plus maker to see if it could even begin to compare.

I did not choose this espresso maker out of thin air. Read more

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Stretch Limo for Prom Dance

Written on October 8, 2016 at 4:30 am, by admin

I know that some people like to rent stretch limousine for the prom dance, and I know that not everyone can afford it. We do not have a lot of extra money to put towards the prom dance, and we have already spent a ton of money on my son’s tuxedo rental and other associated costs. He had to get a haircut, and some new shoes. I am trying to figure out how much it is going to cost us to rent a stretch limo for the prom.

Of course, a stretch limo would be completely overkill if it were just going to be my son and his prom date that were going to ride in the limo. But that is not the case, and it is the key to making this affordable. Read more

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How I Grew My Newsletter Subscriber Base Accidentally

Written on October 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm, by admin

I started to grow an email list kind of by accident. I put out a free newsletter about a topic I was passionate about. I had friends sign up because they were my friends. However, they actually were part of my marketing plan even though I did not know about it. The email newsletter software I was using made use of their social media contacts. I had found it among the Top 10 marketing software programs. I had no idea which one to pick. I just picked one that was easy for me to use. Well, the software helped me attract people who actually were interested in my newsletter. Not just friends who signed up because they were my friends and it was free.

I thought it was amazing when I got 100 people to sign up. It was incredible when I got a thousand. Read more

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Our Lawn Needed More Personality

Written on September 16, 2016 at 12:32 am, by admin

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. Read more

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

Written on September 16, 2016 at 12:31 am, by admin

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. Read more

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Learning the Formulas is Essential

Written on September 12, 2016 at 4:30 am, by admin

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. Read more

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Learning All I Can About Visual Communication

Written on September 8, 2016 at 4:31 am, by admin

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. Read more

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Keeping My Mother Safe and Sound

Written on September 6, 2016 at 4:30 am, by admin

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. Read more

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There Isn’t Enough Spare Time

Written on August 2, 2016 at 8:30 pm, by admin

Although there have been a lot of games that involve matching colored puzzle pieces to eliminate them from the playing field, the one that has me the most addicted is Toy Blast. There’s something about it that I can’t explain that sets it apart from the other games that are sitting on my phone. Since I used the Toy Blast hack that I found online, I don’t have to spend any money on the game, which makes it even more fun. The only problem I have is finding time in the day to play the game.

Most of the day I am at work, and I’m so busy that I don’t have a chance to play on my phone. I can maybe squeeze in a little time during my lunch break, but after I’ve eaten my food, I barely have any time to finish a level. Read more

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Mixing Old and New Technologies is Fun and Interesting

Written on July 28, 2016 at 4:30 am, by admin

I like seeing a mix of old and new when it comes to technologies. I still have a working old desk telephone that was made in the 1970s. I use it every day. It is one of those heavy desk models that you probably could run over with a car and not break it. It is one of the first to use DTMF touchtones. I also carry a wooden USB flash drive in my pocket. That is what I call an interesting mix of the old and new. The flash drive in a wooden housing. I think that is neat. I have always wanted to own a cell phone in a wood housing. I think that would be really cool.

I actually collect old telephones. I have a display in my office. Every single one of the phones I have is fully functional. I have an old dial candlestick phone that has the earpiece you hold up to your ear to listen. I have several crank wall models connected to a functioning switchboard that can ring other phones in the lobby and other offices. Our kids have a lot of fun playing telephone operator. Read more

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