August2015

Combating the Rise of Crime

A very disturbing news report was shown on television a few months ago that really scared me. A young couple had been murdered by a trio of criminals who entered their home while they were sleeping. The criminals were armed with assault rifles and shot at the couple while they were still in their beds. The criminals are still at large to this day, and I don’t think anyone in that neighborhood will ever be the same. This led to me interacting with a click here advertisement for a security company when I saw it on a website.

Although there was no criminal activity in my own neighborhood, I had no idea if there would ever be any, or if the criminals would somehow make their way to my home. read more

Options Are Available for You Now

I have long said that I do like to have a lot of choices in my life. Whether I am buying a new cable service package, a new car, or even just a new pair of shoes I like to know that there are different options for me out there. If you live in Texas you now have a new option to be able to pick who you want for your power company. The powertochoose is really a great thing, there are a lot of different options for you to look at online. A few years ago, you only had one local choice for your power company and today you have a lot of choices as to who you want to provide you with power to your house or business. read more

Started Working on the New Roof Systm

We have just gotten to work on how we are going to get the church fixed up and there is a lot of it that we need to do. We have started working on the new roof system. I have talked to about half a dozen roofing contractors in NYC and we are trying to see if we can talk one of them in to doing a good deal with us. We are trying to sell them on the idea that instead of taking a profit off the deal they can give the church a donation which they could obviously write off of their taxes. It is a good theory, but obviously you have to think about how the guy pays his bills. read more

We Got One of Those Fancy Electronic Toilets with a Bidet

Have you seen those new and very fancy toilets? I had no idea they even existed until a friend of mine remodeled his house. He moved here from Japan, and he told me that in his culture bathrooms are a big deal. He had an electronic toilet. The seat is automatic, and it has a built-in bidet. It was the heated seat that won me over. It gets cold here! I called a plumber in Essex County NJ to see how much it would cost to plumb a small room off from our foyer. All we needed was electrical wiring and plumbing, and the room could easily be a third bathroom. I figured we could add one of those fancy toilets as a conversation piece.

I like things like that. Things that are a little off the wall as far as our culture is concerned. read more

Accepting the Status Quo of Thing

I’ve been working for my father who does basic contracting work for small to medium sized homes. We typically work on installing new bathrooms which means we buy a lot of shower doors in Essex County NJ. It’s not exactly the kind of work that I thought I would be doing now at 30 years old but I have come to appreciate it in some ways. I enjoy working with my hands but at the same time I’m not particularly thrilled about helping improve the bathrooms of clients. I’d rather be doing something else with my talent, if I even have any, but I’m admittedly at a loss as to what I could be doing instead. read more

Streaming for a Good Cause

My friends and I wanted to do a charity stream for cancer research. We had the idea of playing games for a week straight, and we would rotate players out so that the stream could keep running all day without us losing sleep. Since we had never streamed before, we didn’t have a lot of people to view the stream, nor did we have a lot of people to tell about the stream. We decided to use a website called streamm.co to buy some viewers for our channel. The bought viewers would cause more people to come to the stream and get them to donate to our cause.

In the first few hours of running the stream, the bought viewers did their magic. We had well over $10,000 in donations, and this was constantly going up at a steady stream. read more

I Started Working on This Old House

I started working on this old house at the start of the week, my buddy Andy convinced me that it was going to be a good deal. Of course when I got there it was a pretty hard sell and I was not able to even stand the place until after I found a guy who does drain cleaning in Bergen county. The pipes were backed up and it was an awful mess and just terrible to be in that place . Of course you could not hardly breathe the air in there. The first thing I had to do after the guy fixed the pipes was to air that place out . read more

We Used a Camera to Catch Our Neighbor in the Act

We moved out to a rural area a couple of years ago because my wife and I wanted to get away from the big city. I had purchased some property here 10 years earlier, and it was our dream to be able to build a home on the property and live in it full time after retirement. We even bought some goats, chickens and some other animals to take care of on the property. We wanted to jump in with both feet. But we ended up needing to purchase some hidden cameras last month because our chickens were slowly disappearing. We wanted to know why.

My wife and myself spent quite a bit of time learning how to care for chickens properly. We bought books on the subject, talked to friends who owned chickens, etc. Then we threw ourselves into building a very sturdy chicken coop. Many of our friends had told us that raccoons, dogs, coyotes and more can bust through a flimsy coop in no time and kill your chickens. read more

Started to Get Ready for the Season

I sat down with Coach Mitch and Coach Bell after gym the other day and we started to talk about what they were thinking for football season. Of course I wanted to know where they think they can use me and if I am going to have any chance to get on the field. Last year I just played on special teams, covering kicks mostly. I was thinking that I may try to figure out where to buy shakeology or some other way to pick up muscle mass. It is not easy to figure out exactly where I might be able to play next year, but I need to get a significant bit bigger and stronger if I want to get on the field. We have a whole lot of big guys and we have a lot of fast guys. read more

Cheap Golf Shirts and Golf Attire

I am going golfing with my boss in the near future, and I am really worried that I am going to embarrass myself. I tried to get myself out of going on the trip to the golf course with him, but he insisted, and said that he would pay for the round, the booze, and for lunch. I couldn’t turn down such generosity, and so I am going to have to cross my fingers and hope for the best. I am going need to look into discount mens Nike golf shirts because I do not own anything that is suitable to wear to a golf course right now.

That is because, of course, I do not golf. read more

Finding the Best Options to Power Your Home

The bottom line is that most people do not realize they have options when it comes to choosing a power company. Sure, many people realize that if they have a serious problem there is competition out there, but it is actually even more than that. Legal requirements have made it easier than ever to switch companies, both in terms of infrastructure and legal options. The bottom line is that while companies have to follow these rules, they still do not want their customers to know about the opportunities. After all, what customer would stay if their research helped them to find they can save money or get better value?

So therefore it is on the customer to learn the options available to them and find out what they can do to improve their setup, if anything. read more