Fast Service is Always a Great Thing

Boy, when you get one thing fixed in your life, another thing happens. I can only chuckle. There is no sense in getting upset about things that you have no control over. If you let that happen, you can get overwhelmed very quickly. There was a small fire in my apartment building recently. That meant I needed to do some renovation. But then, just days later, one of the AC units went out, and some help for hvac in NYC was next on my schedule.

The fire started thanks to one of my tenants smoking in bed. I had heard that cigarette companies had begun putting a fire retardant chemical in all cigarettes to try to stop that happening. And that is true, but that does not mean that there will never be any issues, as evidenced by what happened in my tenant’s unit. Continue reading “Fast Service is Always a Great Thing”

Our Place is Pest Free Now

After living in a cold weather state where many months of snow often kills many insects off each winter, I was simply not prepared for the amount of insects that reside where we now live. When my wife and I moved into a new place in NYC, I was overwhelmed at how tough it was to keep so many different unwanted creatures out. I really did not know that pest control in NYC is such a big deal.

First of all, there is not a lot of space in the city, and many people are crowded into buildings. If one neighbor has a pest problem, it is pretty much a sure thing that the neighbors nearby do, too. This is when many people try to load up on cans of bug spray at the store and have no luck getting rid of the pests on their own. Not to mention that most people do not know where the best places are to spray are. Most people spray a little under their bed, outside their door, and around a baseboard or two. That simply is not enough. Continue reading “Our Place is Pest Free Now”

The New Location is About to Open

The boss has me out looking to figure out what we are going to provide for door gifts in Singapore. We are going to open up a new location right after the start of the New Year and we are doing everything to make sure that it all goes as smoothly as it is possible. The fact is that we are looking for great word of mouth in the area, because we know how precious that is. If you start out on the wrong foot with the locals, that can be fatal in our line of business. Continue reading “The New Location is About to Open”

Company Registration for Home Businesses in Singapore

I recently moved to Singapore with my family due to my husband’s job transfer. I felt isolated being in a new country not knowing anybody. My husband was out working every day while I was in our new home tending to our three children. After a while, the days seemed to run together for me. My husband and I discussed what I could do to occupy my time. I decided to start a home business selling homemade quilts. My only concern was company registration in Singapore for my new business.

Starting a home business in a foreign country was definitely going to be a challenge for me. Making the homemade quilts was going to be the easy part since I have been a seamstress for 17 years. Continue reading “Company Registration for Home Businesses in Singapore”

Starting a Contracting Job in Texas

I certainly can not say that any of this did not work out really well for me. The job that I had was just about ready to go away forever when this old friend of mine from the Army tracked me down. He had to work hard to find me, since I had moved five or six times since the last time he and I had worked together. He told me to get down to Fort Hood for an interview, they wasted no time. He had one of these nice apartments at Stone Oak in San Antonio and he needed a roommate, although he was not that interested in whether or not it was me. Still I just sold my pick up truck and got on a plane down there. It all went perfectly smoothly. Continue reading “Starting a Contracting Job in Texas”

Have This Great Hobby Idea

I have been looking for a new hobby for a good long time and I have found one, but it looks like it is going to be a bit more expensive than I would have liked. I spent about a hundred and eighty dollars to buy rc tank from this web page the other day. After I got it this friend of mine and I played with it for a couple of hours and we got this idea, but it would be really complicated to make it work. We were thinking that you should be able to fix it up so that you can play tank on tank combat with the view that you would get as the tank commander. Of course there are different ways that you can fight a tank in real life. Continue reading “Have This Great Hobby Idea”

I Did Not Want to Go to University

I really did not know what I wanted to do with my life after finishing my basic education as a teen. I knew that I did not want to go to university for four years, but I also knew that I did not want to be stuck in a dead end job for the rest of my life either. I did realize that education was key, but I had to figure out just how I wanted to get more education without getting bored with it. When I looked into a music school in Singapore, it was as if all the puzzle pieces had finally clicked together the right way.

I have always enjoyed music. I don’t know anyone my age who doesn’t. I never considered a career in it because I was just thinking about what I see on the front lines. I have been to a lot of concerts, but I only gave consideration to what was in front of my eyes there. I never thought about all the other people who make music a possibility. Continue reading “I Did Not Want to Go to University”

Best Rates for Selling Scrap Metal

A guy offered me a couple hundred dollars in order to clean out his property and get all of the junk off of it. I thought it’d be a pretty standard job, and that’d I’d make a reasonable amount of money for the effort put into it. But it turns out that guy had a ton of good scrap metal and so I am going to make way more than I had expected. I am excited and I am looking at scrap metal prices right now, trying to find the place nearby that has the highest rates for buying scrap metal. I want to make as much money as possible, so I will be willing to drive a little further to sell it, if it means that I will get a significantly better price for the metal I am going to sell.

I am not really sure how much money all of this is going to be worth together, because I haven’t weighed it, and of course, scrap metal is bought by the weight of the metal you sell usually. Of course there are some exceptions to that, such as appliances can be purchased based on quantity sometimes, or electrical and computer hardware as well I think, but I have never sold any of that stuff.

I am kind of curious to know how much scrap I have all together, but I am not going to try to figure out how to weigh it on my own, and in spite of my curiosity, I am just going to wait until I actually sell it to find out how much I had. I am sure it will be a pretty good payday for me, and I should do this type of job more often, though I am sure it won’t likely pay off like this very often.

Good Recruiters Get Any Corporation the People That Are the Best Fit for the Jobs

I used to be personally responsible for hiring every single one of our employees when my wife and I first started this business. She said that I had the knack for choosing the best people for the job. She said she was too willing to give anyone a chance and stopped interviewing after the first few candidates. Now we are so busy with the franchising of our business that the hiring of more corporate personnel was getting very tedious. The worst part was sorting through those who were not a good fit for our company. We hired expert corporate recruiters to help us get only the best candidates to be interviewed.

I used to spend hours in the evenings looking at resumes and trying to read into them to discover some clues about personalities before I would call a candidate for an interview. For executive positions I would ask around in my network for anyone who already knew the person. Plus, there are laws of what you can or cannot do when checking out a potential person for a job. This business was complicated enough. Continue reading “Good Recruiters Get Any Corporation the People That Are the Best Fit for the Jobs”

We Wanted to Refinance Our House

My husband and I started talking about getting our house refinanced not long ago. We knew that we should have no problem getting it done, and it would really help us out financially. We looked into the process since we had no idea what all we had to do to make this happen. I didn’t want to just walk into the bank and put it all in their hands, because I wanted to maintain as much control as we could. I did a search for Sacramento house appraiser for Sacramento appraisal after reading that this was a necessary part of getting refinanced.

There is not a bank around that will refinance a house without it being appraised. Continue reading “We Wanted to Refinance Our House”

The Master Bedroom and Bath Are Huge!

Some people think that I have it rough since I am a single father raising a teenage daughter, but I actually think I am really blessed. I know a lot of fathers who are divorced are only able to see their children on a limited basis, but I am able to see my daughter and spend quality time with her on a daily basis. When her mother relinquished custody so she could remarry and start a fresh new life, my daughter and I looked at Hattiesburg MS apartments together.

I wanted her to be involved in every aspect of finding the perfect apartment for the two of us because I figured this was going to be a rough transition for her. It turned out to be exactly what she wanted though, as she later told me that she never did get a lot of love or attention from her mother. I knew she would never be able to say that about me. Continue reading “The Master Bedroom and Bath Are Huge!”

An App That Has Appeal

I am a tech junkie, even though I haven’t a clue on how any of it came to be. I have probably three dozen apps on my smartphone, and even more than that on my tablet and computer. Some of them are for pure entertainment while others are practical apps that help me manage some aspect of my life. When my husband asked me for my opinion on an app idea that he had, I thought it was brilliant. I know I’m biased, but I told him to find a Singapore app developer immediately, that is how confident I was in his idea for a new app. Continue reading “An App That Has Appeal”

Apartment is Better Than Our Rented House

We were living in a small house we rented. We did not get along with the landlord. We always needed some things fixed, and he was always slow getting it done, if at all. Some things I did myself at our expense. I always was against moving into an apartment. At least with a house, we had more privacy. Or so I thought anyway. Our house was really close to others on the street. Sometimes I could hear the neighbor’s TV blaring when I was trying to sleep for third shift work. My wife had me look at to see how I liked how the apartments looked. I was against moving into an apartment, but she asked me to just go and take a look with her.

Our lease was already expired. We were staying month to month. The landlord was just happy to have someone paying the rent who was no trouble. Continue reading “Apartment is Better Than Our Rented House”

Cable Gets the Movies First

A lot of my friends watch movies through streaming services, but I don’t because of my Internet service provider. My connection speed isn’t that great, and on top of that, I have to deal with a monthly data cap. If I go over the cap, then I have to pay an extra $10 a month for every 50GB I go over. There are no other providers in my area, so I just avoid watching movies online. Instead, I watch movies through my cable provider. This service lets me watch a lot of free movies on the major movie channels, while also allowing me to rent moves for a few day, or even own them as long as I maintain my subscription to the service.

I prefer to watch movies on my television rather than online anyway, because my laptop screen is only 13 inches, while my television screen is 50 inches. Being hunched over a cramped space like the one on my laptop to watch a movie is not one way that I want to spend my evening. If I had company over, we would have both needed to huddle over the laptop to watch the movie if we used streaming.

Last week, I invited my friends over for a movie watching party. I rented a movie through the cable service, and my friends were surprised to see it. This movie was not available on any streaming service, so they hadn’t seen it yet. That was another benefit for having cable service. There are a lot of movies that make it to cable before they get on the streaming sites, and unless you want to wait to see them, you would be better off having cable. We watched the movie, and after it was done, I rented another one for us to enjoy.