My dad is much more of a mechanical wizard than I am, so when he asked me if I had a vibration transducer, I had no idea what he was talking about. Some machine that he was using needed one, and he wasn’t sure where he could find one. Although my dad is good with machines, he’s not a tech savvy person. If you ask him to print out a simple message, he’ll probably put the computer into shutdown mode. So my father and I put our knowledge together and looked for this transducer together. I knew exactly where he could find the item he needed, and he knew exactly what it looked like and what to look for in one.
I showed my dad a website that would have the item he needed and he looked through some listings to find one that would match his needs. Continue reading A Man with Mechanical Knowledge
Growing up, my grandparents had the most beautiful furniture I had ever seen. They had come here from China before I was born. Because they came on a ship, they were able to bring over some of their furniture that had been given to them by their own parents. My grandparent’s home burned down while they were on vacation once year. All their beautiful furniture was gone forever. My heart broke for them. This year, I decided to find a Chinese antique online shop to see if I could find some things that would look somewhat like what my grandparents had that was taken by the fire. I was worried about whether it would upset them, but it turned out that it made them very happy.
My grandmother and grandfather left their home country in the 1980s. They had met each other when they were in their teens. They both worked very hard and they loved their parents. Continue reading I Wanted to Do Something Very Special for Two Special People
I recently opened my own small business. We’ve been operating for about six months now, and I still have a lot to learn. I’ve surrounded myself with a lot of knowledgeable people, but I still do a lot of the work on my own. When our primary scale broke down, it nearly cost us business for an entire day. It was really important to get it back up and running as soon as possible. I went online and searched for a weight scale repair company. I was looking for someone who had a lot of positive feedback from customers. It was also important that this company would be able to come out and service my scale the same day, so I needed a company that was reliable. I found both of those things in the company I selected.
I gave them a call, and they were able to work with me that same day. Although my scale couldn’t be repaired right away, as it was quite old and required special parts, they had a solution for me. I was able to use one of their loaner scales while my scale was being serviced. Continue reading A Small Business Owner in Need of Quick Repair
I did not have very long to get moved out of my apartment. I had bought a house and thought that I would have more time, but the closing date for the house was moved a couple of times, and I didn’t have a chance to get everything packed. I needed to find some Aurora movers to come help me. I worried that I was calling too late and there would be no one who could come on such short notice, but I found a great company that said they could handle it for me. I was so grateful since I’m older and would have a rough time doing it all myself so quickly.
I never knew if I would be able to own my own home. I have never made a ton of money, but I am very good at saving it. I have also never been married. Continue reading I Bought a House for the First Time in My Life
My mom used to visit a psychic when I was a little kid. I can remember her telling me that she was going to find out the truth about questions she had. I never got to go with her, but I know that she loved to go. Now that I’m an adult, I found myself wondering a number of different things about my father. I heard about one place that was supposed to be good, so I looked for Psychic Source reviews to find out if the place I had heard about was as good as people were saying. I wanted to know about my dad so that I could stop wondering and wishing that I knew more about him.
I never met my dad. He left my mom before he found out that she was even pregnant with me. This was back in the 60s when people were free spirits, and that’s exactly what type of person my mom was. Continue reading I Needed Some Answers About My Past
One virtue that my family has always had was ingenuity. We did not waste anything. My father could find ten uses for things that most people would discard after one use. My mother used to tease my father for being a pack rat. My family was not poor, but we were very thrift. My parents taught me at an early age the importance of a dollar. They used to ask us, how much is scrap metal worth? It is worth a fortune. It actually made my father rich.
When I was younger, my father owned a junkyard. He would always find valuables in things that other people threw away. Some of them were actually antiques that were actually worth some money. One thing that my father liked to collect was scrap metals. Copper and aluminum were the most valuable scrap metals at the time. When people wanted to get rid of their old metal. My father made a lot of money collecting scrap metal. Continue reading The Family Business is Safe
I needed to find a reputable email service to use because I was just not able to handle all of it on my own anymore. When my brother told me I should look for software programs rather than a person, he also told me about a website that has the top 10 email services listed along with details about each one. It did not take me long to learn a lot about the different functions that all of the email marketing services have in common. All of them were listed on one page, and links to each one was also listed next to them so I could get more information from the site itself.
I knew which one I was going to get because of the reviews as well as the price, which was really good. But, before I started to use it, I learned more about some tips about how to use these programs for my maximum benefit. Continue reading I Learned Some Great Email Marketing Tricks
I consider myself somewhat of a professional gambler. I have a regular, full time job, but I treat gambling like a job as well. I put a lot of time, research, and energy into it, and I earn a lot of money. My friends who are into gambling will often contact me and ask for recommendations. Someone recently asked me where they should go for the top online casino bonus. The feedback I give them depends on what time of games they’re interested in, and whether they like to play online or in person. I’m more of an online player myself, because it allows me to stay home rather than travelling to a casino. So, my recommendation was for a particular website that I visit all the time.
When I’m giving a recommendation related to gambling, I always try to learn about the person before voicing my opinion. If someone only wants to play a small amount of money, I’ll give them different advice than someone who is a big spender, and has no problem gambling hundreds of dollars in a single session. I think it’s important to think about those things. Continue reading Helping My Friend Find a Gambling Website
Over the last few years I’ve met a lot of people who are unhappy with their wireless carrier. Maybe they’ve been with their carrier for a few years and try to stick it out, or maybe they were immediately dissatisfied with some aspect of the service. Either way, as a consumer they have the right to decide who their carrier will be. If they have an iPhone, they may be surprised to find that there is no iPhone unlock official information on the website for any of these carriers. That’s because they don’t want you to leave. They don’t want you to be able to use your phone on other carriers.
Fortunately, I know the best place to find information about unlocking an iPhone. I actually found out about the website just before one of my former students approached me with the predicament. Continue reading Changing Carriers Doesnt Mean Changing Phones
I was curious about who will marry Elsy. so I did what I always do when I don’t know the answer to something. I went online and simply did a search for it. Just like most anything else, this took me to a website where I became completely enthralled in reading a lot of the blog entries there. The site is owned by a marketing COO, and it was very easy to lose myself in his blog posts, mostly because I felt like they were speaking directly to me, even though I am sure so many others feel the same way when reading his entries.
He has a number of blog entries on various topics. Continue reading Taking Risks Will Pay off
A friend of mine owned a canary as a pet for 5 years. A few weeks ago, the canary died and she was devastated. I thought she would have gone to the pet store to get a new canary, like most people do when they lose a pet, but she was too sad to think about raising another pet. I think she gained a fear of losing her pets. I came up with a brilliant idea to make my friend feel better. Her canary used to sing all the time, so I bought a canary songs CD that my friend could listen to when she started to think about the canary that died.
My friend enjoyed the canary CD so much that she would listen to it in the car. She even made one of the songs from the CD into a ring tone for her phone. I was getting tired of hearing the songs, but she could listen to them for hours without a break. After a while, she was ready to get another canary from the pet store again. I suggested that maybe she should get a different pet this time for variety, but she only had eyes for canaries.
She came back from the pet store with a new canary, but it couldn’t sing. The canary only made slight chirping sounds that had no kind of melody to them. I told my friend to play the CD for the canary as a way for it to learn how to sing. After a few days, the canary could sing one of the songs from the CD almost exactly like the bird that was used to record it. If you recorded the canary and played the audio right alongside the CD song, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the two.
I had some work done at my house a few years ago, and it turned into a fiasco. The person I paid claimed that I still owed him money, even though I had documented everything that had transpired between the two of us. I realized that he was just conning me, which was a shame because he did amazing work. I refused to pay more, and he eventually left me alone. When I needed some work done last month, I knew that I was going to find an online check stub maker to make my records even better.
I hired a contractor who is extremely reputable this time around. I was given a price that was just too good to be true years ago, which apparently it was! This time, I didn’t try to save money by hiring an unknown handyman. Continue reading I Needed Proof That I Paid
My husband and I have two children, and we knew that moving to a new area for just a couple of years was going to be rough on them. There was a possibility that we would be able to stay longer, depending on his job, but he was guaranteed at least two years. The pay was just incredible to pass up, and we were also given a monthly living wage as part of his benefits package. We decided to look at apts in Cordova TN because until we knew if we were going to live in Cordova for good, we wanted to keep our options open.
We knew that it would be too time consuming to buy a house and then turn around and sell it if we did not stay in the area, so moving into an apartment at least for the short term was the best option for us. I knew that my husband and I would be okay, but we were concerned about the kids because they were in their early teens. Continue reading A Gorgeous Apartment for Our Family
There are some people that I just can’t stand, and one of them was my former roommate. He was one of the nastiest people that I have ever met. He would clip his toe nails right in the middle of the kitchen. He would drink out of the juice carton and put it right back in the refrigerator. He would even pick his nose and eat the boogers. His room was also an absolute mess. I moved away from him and into an apartment in Cordova TN, where I didn’t have to worry about any of this gross behavior.
It’s funny how small of a world that we actually live in. Continue reading It’s Really a Small World
Both of my parents were private pilots. Dad is the one who got mom interested in it. And they both got me interested in it as well. I could not wait to become old enough to get my private license so I could fly to, and I did just that as soon as I could. Now, I own two private planes. I am very knowledgeable about both, but I leave the repair work to the great pros who know what they’re doing. It’s great to know that ADS-B out there is around to help me find the right parts I need for my plane, too. It wasn’t always so easy to connect with the right businesses to get things fixed when my parents first began flying.
Dad and mom both grew up in farms that were located in the same area. My father’s father made quite a bit of money at what he did, and he had enough land that he even had a private airstrip on the farm! My grandfather allowed other people who fly to land on the airstrip, and then he would even allow the people to house their planes on his property. Continue reading My Parents Got Me Interested in My Favorite Hobby
I am lactose intolerant, which used to be difficult for me because I love milk. However, when it makes me as sick as it does, it is easy to not want to drink any. That doesn’t mean I didn’t miss it though. When almond milk started becoming more popular, I ignored it at first because, well, it is milk. I did not know that it does not have lactose in it, which meant that I would be able to drink it. I did a search for almond milk nutrition and health benefits because I wanted to make sure that it was completely safe for me to drink.
I was not going to make a doctor’s appointment just to ask about almond milk when all the information I needed could be found online. Continue reading I Can Drink Milk Again
I remember seeing ads in comic books when I was a kid for weaklings to get big, strong muscles. I guess advertisers figured only skinny kids read comic books! Anyway, I knew that I wanted to be the strong type when I got older, but I was not about to try something from a comic book ad. When I talked to my dad about it when I was a teen, he asked me how fast can you build muscle without hurting yourself. I know that there are some guys who don’t go about building muscles the safe way, and I vowed to him to not be one of those. Continue reading I Wanted to Have Big Muscles
About 45 years ago I would take an old cane pole down to the creek and fish. I did not bring much in the way of extra tackle. The bait I used would be worms I dug up out in the garden just before going fishing, or it might be some dough ball my mom or dad would help me make. I liked using stinky baits such as pieces of liver for catching catfish. I would haul up some monsters out of the fishing holes that I wish I had some fishing scales to weigh them with back then. I remember one carp that was so big it was scary looking. Of course, I was only about 10 when I caught it.
I see these shows on TV now about noodling for fish. Continue reading Then and Now of My Fishing Memories
I have been working on the project with my boss for some time. My job is to do the scouting and to find the place where we can conduct the project. It has to be near the city of Sydney, but we are looking for land which is relatively cheap so it has to be out in the outlying area. Right now we have a drilling company looking for ground water at the site which best fits our needs. It is not very far from the city and it is near the motor way. We have to have a good deal of water and the right to use it however. Continue reading We Just Started a New Project
My new rotabroach drill bits have been able to cut through a variety of things without having an impact on my drill. My wife doesn’t like it when I get new tools, because I always use it as a chance to build something new. She prefers not to hear the sound of motorized tools and the sounds of sanding and cutting. My latest project is a recliner. I could have easily bought a recliner from the local furniture store, but that wouldn’t have been nearly as fun as making my own. I made the frame for it out of metal and wood, and used leather and cushion for the seating.
I had to figure out how to make the recliner actually do any reclining. The mechanism for leaning the chair back using a lever is something that is easy when you really think about it, but from the perspective of someone who knows nothing about how a recliner works, it can be a little confusing. Continue reading A Furniture Project Come to Life