Real Facts About Controlling Cockroaches in New York City Apartments

September 24th, 2015

I had called my wife at work to let her know I was calling pest control in Brooklyn to have them come out that afternoon last year. I did not want her to wonder who was in our house when she got home. She asked if I was calling pest control because my brother was in town again. I must admit, I did appreciate her humor. However, the problem was cockroaches. There are some facts that people in an apartment or house that has them may need to know but are reluctant to face.

The bugs have been around longer than people. They are resilient. People find them disgusting but cockroaches will actually clean themselves if they come in contact with a human. Read the rest of this entry »


Glass and Mirrors Create the Easy Illusion of More Room

September 24th, 2015

I moved into an old brownstone house earlier this year. These are homes that are typically two or three stories tall, and each of them is connected with no space in between the homes. Each of them have a small stairwell out front that leads to the front door of each of the homes. These homes are also very narrow, with the height of the second or third story giving the extra space you need. Installing mirrors in your home can help make the place look bigger, so my husband told me I should find a glass installer in Brooklyn to help with that. I thought it might be a good idea to go shopping on my own first to see if that would be the help that I needed.

We do not have all that many decor stores in my area, but I thought surely I would find enough places that would sell large mirrors. I visited several boutiques and found quite a few small mirrors that would help. But I really wanted to go with larger sizes. The larger sizes would reflect more of our small space, creating the illusion of a larger space. Read the rest of this entry »


My Mom Needed Temporary Help

September 24th, 2015

When my mom fell at the store a few months ago, she was taken to the hospital mostly as a precaution. It turned out to be a good thing though, because she had sprained some muscles in her back. The doctor gave her a good prognosis, but healing was not going to come overnight. She was worried how she would manage at home on her own, and her doctor suggested that she find a company that provides senior home care in Long Island. We had both heard of companies doing this, but we had assumed that it was for people who needed a lot of medical help. Read the rest of this entry »


Tree Service for Cheap in Queens

September 24th, 2015

I would really like to be able to hire a tree service soon to do some work on my property. I have a couple of trees that are very tall, but on top of that, they are also quite old. I am worried about one of them falling on my house at some point, and so I think it would be better to just have them removed, than to continue to worry about possibilities. So I will need to find a tree service in Queens NY to hire for the job and I hope to get it all done for a fairly reasonable price, as far as what it normally costs to get this sort of work done.

But at the same time, I do not know exactly what it typically costs. I had a friend who got some trees removed from his yard a year or two ago and he told me what it cost. It was kind of high, but at the same time, I can see how it would be worth it. Read the rest of this entry »


Cleaning Your New Car and Seats

September 24th, 2015

Having a clean car comes down to way more than preference and general tidiness. You might think that a trip down to the local car wash is just a way to look cool on the road. In fact, cleaning your car regularly is more than just a treat for your beloved car or truck. I even bought these best car seats just to make it worth my time to continue cleaning it. The extra effort towards cleanliness has a huge impact on the value of the vehicle itself. First of all, keeping a clean car maintains its value. While the mechanical aspects of your car are important to its worth, much of your car’s appeal comes from its looks.

Having a car with grimy buildup and rust can severely limit the resale value. It will be very difficult to find a buyer interested in purchasing a less-than-appealing car when it comes time to part ways with your vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »


Playing Around with Some Songs

September 24th, 2015

I do not think that I am a very good songwriter, but I figure that I am young now and that I can probably take a skeptical look at what I produce and work on it. If it is total junk then I can throw it away and if I can not produce anything except junk, then I will have to face up to that and move on. I have found a free Audacity download and I am playing around with it. Of course I play the guitar reasonably well and I have a second hand Yamaha keyboard. It is about twenty years old, but it is a good piece of gear if you are not really that proficient with one. That is because a person like me can program it to play something that I could not really perform on my own. Read the rest of this entry »


Fantastic Electricity Prices in Texas

September 24th, 2015

It is the summer, and I just got my electricity bill. It is way too high, and I am going to go broke, if I keep having to pay this much for electricity. I do not know what else I can do though, and I suppose I am going to have to look at other options. I am going to try to use less electricity, but that isn’t going to make the Sun less hot. Anyway, I need to look for info about energy companies in Texas and the prices that they offer for their power.

I have been with my current electricity company for more than a decade. I think it has been 12 years, to be more precise, but I am not sure about that. Anyway, I do not know if they are giving me the best price available. Read the rest of this entry »


My Mom Was Diagnosed with Dementia

September 6th, 2015

New York & Company Lurex Pleat Neck Cardigan .00When my mom was first diagnosed with dementia, I was heartbroken. I thought that I was going to lose her quickly, but that was nearly three years ago and she hasn’t changed that much! I realized that this is a disease that can hit quickly, but it can also take its time too. I was just so thankful that she had the latter, because it meant that she did not have to give up her home or independence, both of which are very important to her. She has a senior companion in Queens who comes in daily to help her with things, and I go on the weekends to take care of everything else.

I really appreciate everything her senior companion does for her, which is more than I would have ever imagined. Read the rest of this entry »


Getting Things Set Up Here in Singapore

March 10th, 2015

For the moment it is just me and I have a temp who is working for me. She is a gorgeous girl who is Chinese and Malay. I can not really tell if she is flirting with me or not to tell the truth. I like to think that she is and I believe I will keep the illusion whether it is real or not. I had to find myself a reliable virtual office address service in Singapore, a place from which to base the operation while I am over here. The temp came with it, but I think that I am going to keep her if no one has any objections. Like I said she is gorgeous and I like her too. That is not why I want to keep her. Read the rest of this entry »


I Needed a Place to Store a Grand Gift from a Friend

February 20th, 2015

Two things were happening that made me feel great. One was that I was getting a new apartment in a couple of months. It is a much bigger place. I barely have room to turn around in my place. The second thing was a gift from a friend who was moving back to his home country now that his work was finished here. He has lived here for a decade and has acquired plenty of nice things he will not be taking with him. In order for me to accept his gift, I went to

He gave me the Baby Grand piano he has had for about five years. I play it every time I visit him. Read the rest of this entry »


I Can Choose My Own Energy Provider

February 17th, 2015

I moved to Texas for one reason, and that is because of an incredible job offer that was just too good to pass up. I had never even been to Texas before accepting this position, but it did not take me long to find out that Texas really is superior to every other place I have ever lived. I have a great job, a great group of new friends, and I love the house that I started renting until I find one I like. When I signed up for utilities, I went to the homepage of a site that was dedicated to helping people like me understand about the various energy providers in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »


Exercising Our Right to Choose

December 21st, 2014

If you’re moving to Texas and have questions about the energy providers available here in our beautiful Lone Star state then I highly encourage you to take a look at This is the same site that a friend of mine sent me to help figure it out as well! If you’re from a state that only has a single energy provider, you’re in for a treat. Texas is one of those rare states with an abundance of natural resources which means there are several different providers here that are able to service you in a diverse number of different ways.

Not all energy is created equal. Especially here in Texas where competition in the industry is without a doubt one of the most harshly competitive that I have ever seen. Read the rest of this entry »


Just Because I Am in College Doesn’t Mean I Don’t Want Good TV Service

December 14th, 2014

I moved into my first apartment. I had a job and at least six years of university education ahead of me at the same school. I got an apartment within walking distance to my side of the campus where most of my classes were going to be. The apartment was really nice, and all I needed to get now was television service. I was not impressed with what the cable service offered so I looked online at and found that DirecTV had more of what I was interested in.

They have over a 195 HD channels. And since one of my going away gifts for college was a really nice TV, I wanted to make sure it was hooked up to the best TV signal I could get for it. I had the building superintendent have maintenance mount the TV to the wall. They installed my sound bar I got for my birthday too. I hooked up my game console and the DirecTV tech hooked up my satellite service. I had quite the entertainment center in my apartment. Read the rest of this entry »


Just Bought an Old House

August 19th, 2014

I guess that we are going to need to do a lot of things before this house will be ready for us to move into. I already talked to a tree service in long island about one of the trees. It hangs over the top of the house and I did not like the looks of it to be honest. In fact it looks as though it is fairly certain to fall over at some point and so I figure it needs to go now. The house itself is almost in sight of the Long Island sound. There is a marina about a mile down the road and a state park even closer than that. In fact you can see a lot of the local folk walking to the park. It was really nice today and I saw one couple heading that way with a picnic basket. Read the rest of this entry »


A Professional on the Roof

June 15th, 2015

I like to do a lot of my own repair jobs to save money, but there’s only so much that I know how to do. I tried to repair my roof, but I just made things worse. By the time I was done, my roof had a bigger hole in it than when I started. I admitted defeat and looked for someone to do expert roof repair in Essex County NJ. There’s no shame in admitting that you can’t do something, especially when it’s something that can cost you a lot of money if you don’t do it right.

I hired a local repair company and they were able to fix my roof in less time than it took me. I would have preferred to keep the money that I spent on repairs for myself, but I guess you can’t always take the easy way out of things. Now that my roof was repaired, I could turn my attention to another problem that I needed to fix. There was a leak in one of my pipes and I had been collecting the water with a set of buckets. Read the rest of this entry »


Air Conditioning System Needed Cleaned

February 26th, 2015

When I moved into my grandmother’s house, I knew that I was going to have to do a bit of work before I would be comfortable there. A lot of the work I could do myself, but there were some things that I did not have enough experience with to know how to do them. One of those things was having detailed aircon servicing work done. My gram was a very old-fashioned person, which meant that she did not use her air conditioner very often. Even when she did, I could not imagine her hiring someone to make sure that it is in proper working order each year.

I am the opposite of that in most areas of my life. I am extremely cautious, which meant that I would not even turn on the air conditioner in her house until I had it checked out. Since I was new to the city, I had to rely on an online search to find the best company to do this. I wanted a company that would fix it rather than tell me that it is old and should be replaced, unless that actually was what needed done. Read the rest of this entry »


I Wanted to Move in Quickly

August 19th, 2014

When I first started looking at apartments, I had no idea I was going to find what I did. I was moving from a very small town, and the apartments there were very basic. I discovered that apartments in Albuquerque are quite different. I had found while I was scouring the Internet to find an affordable apartment there. When I saw all of the amenities that went along with the apartments there, I knew for sure that they were out of my price range. I was so surprised when I saw just how low the prices were after some research.

Even though the apartments back home were small and basic, they cost an arm and a leg. The ones I viewed online were cheaper, plus they had a lot more going for them. They were situated in a very beautiful area with a lot of paths and gardens nearby. Read the rest of this entry »


We Are Almost Ready to Move in

August 19th, 2014

Meg and I are almost ready to move into our first place, a really modest house across the street from a Baptist Church in a really quiet little neighborhood. It is smaller than the apartment we are moving out of, but there is a tiny little yard with a lot of flower beds and we do not have a bunch of neighbors. We painted this morning and moved some of the stuff we could pack in the cars. I still need to get some sort of really affordable internet service and I am trying to figure out if I want to get a little satellite dish, because cable tv is really expensive here where we live. I am pretty happy to be honest, because we got a great deal on this place. It was all done informally. The house itself was never on the market. Read the rest of this entry »


Doing the Best I Can with This Place

August 18th, 2014

It is all pretty temporary I am sure, but I had a guy who does ac repair in bergen county nj swing past and do what he can to fix my Dad’s air conditioning. Of course he is a real miser these days, but he hates to ask me or my sister for money and it is not like he has a lot of money coming in. If it was was a person my age then I would not really worry as much about it. You sit in front of a fan and you get some ice cold tea, it is not going to be lethal very often. My Dad is not in the best of health though and he is going to have to have some cooling system in a good way. It is not like you can have a person his age and leave them unattended in days when it is really and truly hot, as in a hundred degrees. That is a really dangerous situation.

The truth is that me and my sister are trying to get him to sell the house and move in with her. Read the rest of this entry »


Even the Boss Goes Back to School

July 13th, 2014

University of ChesterI started my own company when I was just 18 years old. I have always been ambitious, and I thought that I could make a success of myself without going to school. I was both right and wrong with that though. I did create a successful company, but that is only because I hired the right people as I reached milestones to help me get to the next one. I started relying on these people more and more, and that is when I realized that I needed to get my own MBA degree.

I do trust the people who work with me. Otherwise, they would not be a part of the company that I have worked so hard for all of my adult life. I know that things can happen to people. They can retire, switch jobs, or even die.


The Importance of Flood Insurance for Your Home

July 4th, 2014

It seems like nobody ever really expects to see flooding in their area, even if there is tons of information available about flood zones and potential risks. The sad truth is that many areas of the world are very prone to flooding and their geography means that all it takes is one string of bad luck for everything to see the impact. Whether the cause is something more unique like a hurricane or something a little more common like a heavy rain season, it is important to check your flood zone insurance to make sure that you have protection ready in case things take a turn for the worse.

Of course everyone can hope that flood insurance will never be necessary, as the optimal situation certainly does not involve flooding. Still nobody can control the weather and just because you have the best intentions does not mean you can prepare for these types of problems. Read the rest of this entry »


A Serviced Office is Perfect for Me

June 14th, 2014

I had been working out of a spare bedroom in my home mainly because I cannot afford to have an office in town. It would be a lot more convenient for me, and I would probably end up getting more business too, because fewer people feel comfortable going to a person’s house for business. I can’t say I blame them! Anyway, that all changed when I found out the low cost of having asia serviced offices right in the heart of the city. I had always figured if I could ever afford some office space, that I would end up on the outskirts of town, and that is one of the other reasons I had been resisting setting up an office. Read the rest of this entry »


Getting My Drunken Brother out of Jail

June 13th, 2014

Last Friday was a really hectic day for me. I had to find a way to get enough money to get my brother out of jail. He was caught drunk driving and the cops arrested him on the spot. I didn’t have enough money in my bank account to bail him out, and no one I knew had enough money either. I was afraid that I would have to leave him in jail. I wanted to take out a loan, but my credit was bad, and no one would approve me, until I found a “click here” link on the Internet.

The link took me to a website that specializes in providing loans to people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get one.


The Easiest Way to Find a Maid

May 26th, 2014

Most people would be happy to have a maid, after all it seems much easier to have someone else clean up after you instead of worrying about it. Whether you are lazy or just too busy, it is easy to fall behind on cleaning. Once you get behind it turns into such a huge task that nobody will ever want to do it, which is where the problems really get started. If people realized how easy and affordable maid services can be, this would be plenty of motivation to hire one. At you can do exactly that.

The whole process could not get much easier from the customer’s side of things. Signing up is relatively easy, and then the agency tries to find a perfect match for your needs and desires. Read the rest of this entry »


Best Lawyers for Defending a Sexual Battery Case in Virginia

April 19th, 2014

Federal Judicial Districts: North CarolinaI do not know exactly how I should proceed right now, because I have found out some news that is so shocking, that I really do not know how to react. I am not sure how I should feel, and it is mostly just a confused mixture of different extreme emotions that makes me want to wretch all over the place. My heart is pounding, but I feel like I can barely breathe. I need to take some deep breathes, relax, and start to try to find an aggravated sexual battery in virginia.

This is something that I would rather not share, but I have no doubt that the news will get out, so I might as well be the one who breaks it. My son has unfortunately been charged with a terrible crime, and I would like to think that he did not do it, but the facts of the case seem to point in the other direction.