During a store sale, I was able to get an iPhone for a cheap price. The phone was fully featured, but there was one thing holding it back. The phone was locked to a specific carrier, one that I didn’t want to sign up with at all. In order to make the phone usable beyond a simple wireless network, I had to use an IMEI unlock service to separate the phone from the carrier. Once the phone was unlocked, I inserted the SIM card from my old phone and my phone number and contacts carried over.
My old phone was an Android phone, and a lot of the apps that were on that phone were also available on the new phone, but some of them weren’t. There were equivalent apps made by different developers that I had to download to fill the role. One of the apps that I used most often was one that would let me edit pictures after taking them. Continue reading A Decent Upgrade for a Low Price
I was always taught as a young man that a man’s house is his castle. As I man, I was responsible for the upkeep of my property, my home, and my family. My father took great pride as head of the house. He always showed us how to do handy-work around the house to mold me into macho man. One day, I noticed my roof was leaking. My wife Yubin wanted me to find a company that specialized in roof replacement in Brooklyn NY. I opposed the idea. As the man of the house, it was duty to get this problem solved.
My roof started to act funny one week ago. My wife and I returned home only to find our living room soaked. There was water all over the floor. We figured that a leak had sprung from the pipes. We searched high and low, but we could not find the problem. An hour later, it started to rain profusely outside. My saw heavy drops of rain drip from the ceiling onto the floor. Continue reading I Have to Be a Macho Man
I was really happy when I was able to get a job where I was able to work from home. My children are older, so they would be able to take care of themselves for the two hours that I would be working when they got home from school. The only thing was that I needed complete silence since I would be on the phone, which meant I had to clear out what we called the junk room in the back of the house. I also had to find an electrical contractor in Passaic County NJ because I needed to have a few more outlets installed.
I was going to be working off of my computer, and the wiring in that room was put in even before computers were a common thing. Continue reading I Needed to Have New Outlets Installed
I was in the mood to listen to one of my favorite singers, but I was not able to find the mp3 that I wanted to listen to. I decided to do a search for it because I knew I should be able to find it somewhere online for a decent price. I didn’t need the entire album, as I had all the other mp3’s off of it. It was just the one that I was missing, and I ended up finding it on a website called Krafta. This is a music sharing website that has so many mp3’s on it that I actually spent hours on it that first day. Continue reading Where I Get My Free Music from
It is a decent job really, but not anything more than that. My uncle found me a job with this gun shop. I went in this morning and my first sale was a Butler Creek scope cover for a hunting rifle. Of course a rifle scope is not a toy, it is a highly precise optical system and so you have to take care of it. You do not want to have it take impacts and you obviously want to keep it as clean as is possible. I was really surprised at how many military style weapons this place had in stock. Of course I am fresh out of the US Marine Corps and I have seen a great many military weapons. In the corps they issued me an M-4 carbine and taught me how to use. I was good enough at it to become an instructor and that is why this guy hired me. Continue reading Working at a Gun Shop
One of the worst things is to be in a room without working air conditioning in the middle of spring or summer. I had the displeasure of experiencing this while I was a church not too long ago. One Sunday afternoon, the air stopped working, and everyone began to sweat and wave their fans. Being in a hot room is bad enough, but when you’re in it with at least 100 people, it gets worse because of all the body heat circulating through the air. The pastor called for air conditioning repair in NYC during the middle of the service.
One person suggested that we should take the sermon outside while waiting for the repair worker to arrive, but it was hotter outside than it was inside. I think some of the older people would have passed out from heat stroke if they sat out in the sun for too long. Luckily the repair worker was able to come within minutes of the pastor making the call. He fixed the air conditioner in a few minutes and the pastor was back to finishing his sermon. Continue reading Hot Air on a Hotter Sunday
Getting things done at the factory that I inherited from my father was harder than I thought it would be. I had worked there for many years, and I had a lot of good ideas about what we needed to do to streamline work so that we could increase our work output. When he passed away, the factory was left to me. I began looking into Hougen Rotabroach cutters and a variety of other things to help our workers do their job more efficiently and much more easily, while also being able to increase the amount of work that we put out to keep our customers satisfied as well. Continue reading I Know My Father Would Approve of What I’m Doing
We bought a house that we wanted to expand to make more room for our growing family but we knew that we were also going to have to make the facilities of the house bigger as well. We had to had a company that could do environmental drilling in Sydney because of the fact that we had to make our well deeper and our septic system even larger. We were adding on another bathroom and we also were going to have an extra bathroom. To accommodate the new plumbing in our home, expanding was not going to be as easy as I thought.
There are a lot of considerations that have to be taken before you just decide to make your septic system larger. You have to make sure that you are not drilling near a major gas line or something similar that can cause a disaster. Continue reading How Deep is Your Well?
Sometimes I find it very difficult to find a place to store my things in the cluttered living room of my home. There are many remotes and electronic manuals that are often found laying around to help my family understand how to get the best out of their electronic devices. Things like the manual sap2000 should be easily accessible when people are in the living room and I find that creating a little spot for the manuals and remote controls is the most conducive to everyday living.
I went online and looked for a remote caddy and found that there are many different options. Continue reading Make More Room for Your Things
I never was able to draw a stick figure well, I literally have no artistic bone in my body but I had a person who was amazing help me change the way that I looked at myself as an artist. I saw a really cool cow skull painted and decorated at an art show, and while I was admiring the piece, I had a person come over to me and ask me questions about what I thought of the piece, and I really enjoyed the conversation because it encouraged me to go and think outside the box of what I think looking at art.
The person who started the conversation with me was the artist who was responsible for the amazing piece and was excited to know that they took an interest in expanding a person’s mind over their own piece. I have never thought of myself as a proper art consultant or one who would be able to carry on a conversation about art but this artist made me look at myself in an entirely new way and I was excited to be able to talk to him about my lack of artist ability.
He had me go into his studio and while talking to me, I created my own art piece through some pain that I was feeling in relationship. We talked about the relationship and why I wasn’t happy and it was really nice to know that someone was willing to listen to me. While I was speaking, I wasn’t concentrating on what I was doing with my art piece, its part of the therapeutic process. When I was done, I had an amazing art piece that I could not believe I was responsible for, it was a very emotional and happy experience for me and I am glad I trusted my gut.
When I had to hire someone to start helping me with my business, I had to decide whether I wanted that person to be an employee or an independent contractor. There were advantages and disadvantages to both, but I decided to go ahead and just have a regular employee. One of the main things I was worried about with having an employee over an independent contractor is that I would need to handle all of the taxes on her pay. That did worry me until I discovered a check stub maker while searching for some tip online one day. Continue reading A Check Stub Site That Does It All
I have heard about different limousine in mississauga options with pretty much the exact same types and classes of limos providing vastly different customer experiences. More than picking the right vehicle, the ride is important. You need a professional limousine driver to make the ride smooth. You should not feel every bump and turn. I think that is why the reviews about limo companies varies. It’s their drivers. You do want someone in a uniform even if it is just a nice suit. After all, any car can take you where you are going, but a limousine is supposed to be a fondly remembered experience.
Amenities such as a fridge to keep beverages cold and elegant glassware for making a toast with wedding parties is nice. Some limos have elaborate beverage serving capabilities. Ice cold bottled water included is a must for a stretch limo. Some have a lot more stuff. Being clean is at the top of the list. Continue reading Why Some Limo Companies Have Better Customer Testimonials Than Others
When I was told to look at some new marketing ideas, I thought that my bosses meant to change up the ads that we place in the newspapers. I was really surprised when they told me that they wanted me to explore online marketing though. I had been trying for a while to get them to understand that they need to change their online presence, but it was like talking to a brick wall. Somehow, my talks with them must have gotten through though. I immediately went to multifamilytraffic.com because I knew that they were the best of the best when it comes to marketing for apartment complexes. Continue reading An Online Marketing Campaign for Apartments
The holidays are fast approaching. I see the calendar slip from October into November and know that the cooking, baking, gift buying, decorating and entertaining of guests is right around the corner. It is also premarked on every new calendar I get each year to call for residential cleaning services for our home. I have a career that is just as busy as my husband’s. However, we still like to go all out for the holidays. We get our house in order for our relatives to stay a few days by getting the house, drapes and carpets professionally cleaned.
All of the summer grime and dust from open windows and tons of traffic coming and going throughout the house gets sucked up, wiped down and washed away by the professional company we hire. We also hire a handyman to fix little things that have broken, loosened, got squeaky or otherwise are not working right. Continue reading Hiring Residential Cleaning Experts for the Holidays
When one of my friends heard that I was having business trouble, he sent me a link with the words “click here invoicehome.com”. Confused as to how that would help, I asked him about it, and he told me to just give it a try. The link had a lot of free templates for invoices. I was already using invoices that came with my computer, and didn’t really feel the need to use a new one, but my friend thought it would help so much, so I thought I would humor him by trying a few of the templates.
A couple of months passed since I used the new invoice templates, and my business was turning around. I was getting more customers, and the customers that I already had were using more of my services. Continue reading Getting the Best of Business
I never thought that I would have children. Fast forward 20 years, and I began dating a man who has two children. He and I fell in love and got married a month ago. Both of his kids live at home, so I was excited and nervous about being a full time step-mom. The kids had been bugging him to get satellite TV, and they were happy to see that I was on their side. I told them that there are lots of DIRECTV deals out there, and if they really wanted their dad to listen, they needed to watch for a good discount and use that to get their dad to see what a good deal it would be.
I was tickled to see that the girls would rush to the Internet to scout for discounts so they could try to get their dad to get them service. Continue reading My Plan Worked for Our Girls
I had never really given a thought to home safety until a house sold up the street a few months ago. Our quiet neighborhood suddenly became very busy, and we suspected that there was illegal activity occurring there. We were minding our own business, but we could not help but notice the questionable people going in and out of the house just half a block away. I decided that it was time to let anyone driving by our home that we have an ADT security system, and I quickly saw that we were not the only ones on the block to get the little sign in the yard alerting everyone of this. Continue reading Questionable Neighbors Moved Close to Us
I started playing MMORPG’s a few years ago and really do not want to play anything else anymore. I am currently playing World of Warcraft. I really am pretty obsessed with it though not nearly as much as I used to be. I have two children now and started working so I do not have that much time. I used to do raids for four hours a night. Our guild only raided three nights a week for the 25 man raids but then I would do 10 man raids two nights also. That turned into a lot of hours in a week. Now I primarily do player versus player battlegrounds and arenas. I can do what I need to do in a few hours a week if that’s all the free time I have. Continue reading Why I Enjoy Leveling in WoW
Playing video games is a preferred use of free time for millions of people around the world today. There are lots of games out there to play too. One of the more time consuming video games out there on the market today is Skyrim. A single play through of the game can easily take a player more than a hundred hours; but, you will not be able to see nearly all the game has to offer in 100 hours. Majestic as the game is, it only offers single player action. This seems to be a bit unfortunate, as who wouldn’t like to fight dragons alongside their friends. This is not to say that there aren’t medieval themed games that feature multiplayer. Continue reading Video Game Information and Advice