Archive for September, 2015

Real Facts About Controlling Cockroaches in New York City Apartments

Thursday, 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. (more…)

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Glass and Mirrors Create the Easy Illusion of More Room

Thursday, 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. (more…)

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My Mom Needed Temporary Help

Thursday, 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. (more…)

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Tree Service for Cheap in Queens

Thursday, 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. (more…)

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Cleaning Your New Car and Seats

Thursday, 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. (more…)

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Playing Around with Some Songs

Thursday, 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. (more…)

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Fantastic Electricity Prices in Texas

Thursday, 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. (more…)

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My Mom Was Diagnosed with Dementia

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

When 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. (more…)

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