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Everyone Isn’t Made for College

I grew up in a house where out of the three kids, I was the one who was expected to go to college and get a degree. My dad was sure that I was going to be the one that was going to make something of herself. While I stumbled a lot in college, I actually had a great time. I knew my son was not going to be the one to go to college so I told him to find a collision estimator training course where he would be able to go and get a job with that great piece of paper that he would get from the completion of the course. Read More

I Got the Dream Bathroom I Never Knew I Wanted

When my husband and I purchased an old farmhouse, we liked everything about it other than the bathrooms. There are two bathrooms here, and both looked like they were last renovated when the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock. We were able to get the house at a really great price, which meant that we had enough money left over to look for a company that does bathroom remodeling in Bergen County NJ. It did not take long for us to find the company that we wanted to use since we were able to look at pictures online of various jobs they have done.

The main bathroom just needed to be completely gutted and started from scratch. Read More

We Needed to Find a New Doctor

Before we moved to California, we had four different family doctors for our family. We had a pediatrician for our two youngest childre, another doctor for our two teens, and then my husband and I each had our own primary care physicans. I was actually dreading the day I would need to start finding doctors for our family once we got settled in, but it turned out to be very easy. I did a search for Rocklin family medicine providers first, so I could have a list to work from as I looked at the different needs our family has.

When I looked at Turnure Medical Group, I knew that I had found a practice that we could all use. They see people of all ages, and they also see men as well as women. I looked at a lot of reviews because this was not something that I take lightly. My husband has diabetes, and I have a family history of breast cancer. Read More

Interesting Dinner Conversations Are Pricless

My friends and I were finally having a night out without the kids or our husbands and kids and I thought we were really going to lay back but we really couldn’t. We were having so much fun with our friends and we talked about weird stuff like where we went to college and how we met our college friends which were our crew back in the day. I really liked hearing about how my friend sells rugs in Culver City and how many of our friends have bought their rugs from her, not knowing that she owned the entire store as it was left to her by her parents. Her parents had the store given to them by her grandfather, her dad’s dad, and they had three generations in the same store. Read More

Roots Are the Most Painful

My friend was telling me that her tooth was hurting her and she said that she thought it was a cavity that was not filled. I told her that she should call her dentist but she said that she did not have the money. I knew that finding a family dentist in Roseville CA where she lives is going to be easy because of the internet. My friend just moved to the West Coast from the East Coast and she told me that she was not sure if she was going to be able to find someone to go and see. I told her that I could even find her a dentist from the East Coast by using a third party to find reviews in order to find someone that she could get in and see so she could finally be out of the pain that she was feeling.

I could not imagine being in the type of pain that she was in. She told me that it felt like she was getting stabbed by a huge knife in the side of her face. I knew that it was not going to be good for her to go and find a general dentist without knowing what other people had to say about him or her. I know that there are people that may go online to get paid to leave a review so I was going to look for someone that had a range of reviews to see the type of things that people were saying about them specifically. If there was a problem, I was looking to see how people say the dentist or the office handled the problem. That is something that could tell you a lot about a business, by the way unhappy people speak about them.

My Phone Needed to Be Fixed

If you would have asked me when smartphones first came out if I would ever have one, I would have said no. I did not need a phone to take pictures, text, look on the internet, play games, do social media, and everything else one does. I just needed it to make phone calls. Well, my son bought me one for my birthday, and I can’t imagine myself without one now. They are just so much fun! I ended up breaking it though, so my son did an online search for anyplace that does cell phone repair in Richmond.

I asked him why we were not just taking it back to the phone store to be fixed, and I understood when he told me the prices that they would charge. He said that there are other technicians who can do the same kind of work to fix a phone but will not charge nearly as much. I am always one to look for the best bargain, so I decided to go ahead and help him with this research. Read More

The Car is Always Like Brand New

I started using mobile auto detailing in Reno City about six months after starting a job as a driver for a well known internet company, and it’s really the best decision I could have made. I intuited very early on that making my car look like new might lead to repeat business from my customers. In this field I noticed that most drivers don’t really pay attention to the finer details with their vehicle. No one wants to call for a ride and get into a filthy car. So cleaning it up just makes sense financially.

The problem is that at first I tried to maintain the vehicle myself and that turned out to be quite difficult considering I work another job in conjunction with this one. Read More

How to Prevent Drywood Termites

There are several species of termites that threaten your home. Dry wood termites are one of those species. This termite species is a major threat to your home. It feeds on the cellulose found in wood. Once it makes it way to your home, it begins eating the structure, evenutally leaving you with thousands of dollars worth of damages to repair. Preventing drywood termites is much easier than treating them. Here are a few tips that will help you prevent a drywood termite infestation.

Landscaping 101

Termites will find many creative ways to enter the home. You must work against this by taking appropriate measures to prevent an infestation. Do not leave any wood around the home, including stumps from trees that have been removed. Read More

Be Prepared or Face the Consequences

I put together a prepper supplies list and started working hard acquiring the items because I truly believe the country is in for some rough times. The problem, of course, is knowing just when these rough times will arrive. I think the wake up call for me was the financial crisis that hit back in 2008. The entire financial system almost collapsed due to reckless behavior by people in the finance industry and government. I realized then that I better prepare myself and my family for a potentially catastrophic collapse that could end up killing millions of people.

Most of the people who die in the coming times will perish because they didn’t adequately prepare for the event before it happened. Read More

Teaching Our Daughter That the Pressure of School Will Mean Nothing As an Adult

Oh the pain of being a teenager. I thought I had it rough in school. I had to not only come home with perfect grades to keep my parents happy, I had to figure out where I stood in the hierarchy of society among my peers and live up to the ideal of it. It was a constant competition to be wearing the right clothes, have the right phone, listen to the right music and be able to use the right slang. Now it is even worse! In addition to the peer pressure, our daughter needed A Level physics tuition. She thought that needing a tutor made her substandard when compared to her peers.

As parents, my wife and I advised her constantly that what goes on, as far as peer group nonsense, in this level of schooling will be over and have no bearing on your future as an adult unless you let it. I got the idea to sit down with her and bring out the photo yearbooks of when my wife and I were in school. She laughed at the clothes and the hairstyles. However, I pointed out to her how all these things were what were expected of the in-crowd back then. Then I showed her the social movers and shakers of the time. Read More

A Part Time Cleaner for My Condo

I needed help keeping my condo clean, but I am really funny about people being in my personal space. I knew that I had to do something about my condo though because I just did not have the time to give it the detailed cleaning that it needed. I decided to hire a part time cleaner in Singapore who would come in once every two weeks to do the heavy cleaning in my living room and kitchen. I knew that I would never feel comfortable having someone clean my bathroom or bedroom, so this was a nice compromise for me. Read More

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