Moving to Downtown Apartments in Asheville with Our Doggy


We had to move, but we needed to find a new place that would let us bring our dog. There are more places now that are pet-friendly, but not every apartment complex is. We found some downtown Asheville apartments that are nestled in among trees that are okay with us bringing our dog. Like the other places that let you bring a pet, they just have you pay a security deposit on your pet and a rental fee for them to live in your apartment with you. Years ago landlords did not allow pets because of bad owners who left a mess behind when they moved. It is getting better now that many pet owners treat their pets like kids. We even have medical insurance on our dog.

Our dog is not messy. I think I shed more than she does. We are very clean about her too. She goes to the groomers more often than my wife goes to the hair salon. Continue reading


Do Better Than the Cheapest You Can Find

My husband and I were talking about the people that were moving in across the street from us. I thought that there were a lot of people that were helping them move in. It turns out, we had a large family with teens moving in across the street. We saw that they were going to be a problem after the first weekend when they had three parties when the parents were gone. We went online and looked at a website where we had to click on a certain link so we would be able to see the different companies that were available to us in our area. I was shocked to see that there were so many people that were also looking for a security system in our area. I was told when I went to live chat with a customer service representative that our area was having some trouble with break ins, so they were giving everyone a good deal.

After I heard the representative tell me all the crime statistics in my area, I asked her to cite the source of what she reading. She told me the local police. I heard that the local police would be able to help me with all of the stats if I did not believe the ones she was saying. The stats sounded like they were made up and I had a hard time believing what she was saying. Before I knew it, I had the same things she was telling me up on my computer screen after I saw that it was posted by the local police department. I am really happy that I was able to talk to someone that was knowledgeable and that made all the difference for me as I knew that was the company I wanted to work with.


Saving Money on Major Appliances by Choosing to Repair Rather Than Replace

Our refrigerator was warm in one spot. We noticed that the food was not as cold as in other parts of the refrigerator. It was a drawer inside the main refrigerator. I thought we might be imagining it, so I took a reading with a thermometer. It was warmer than the rest of the fridge. The drawer did not have a setting to adjust the temperature. I found an appliance repair website at I called to have someone come out and look at our fridge. It was out of warranty.

We paid a lot of money for this big refrigerator. We could not afford to buy a new one at the moment. The appliance repair technician found the problem right away. Continue reading


We Went to the Car Show

It was a pretty good day, we went out to the car show and we saw a lot of really cool cars. The most expensive one was undoubtedly the 2016 McLaren P1. It was a real surprise that they had one, this one was already sold and the person who was there was in charge of delivering it to some billionaire I suppose. The buyer had agreed to let them show it, but there was not much point to that. These cars are apparently all sold years in advance, long before they are ever built. Of course no normal person can afford one of these things and a lot of them are purchased simply as investments. These cars cost around a million bucks I think and there are a very limited number of them built. Continue reading


This Worked for Me Much Quicker Than Expensive Software

I have been running a really small business for about 5 months. I started out with a small budget and I have been growing little by little. I ended up hiring two people to help me out. I sell thrift shop items online through an auction site. When my employees told me they needed real check stubs I was a little worried about how I could go about doing that. Just as I mentioned previously, I am not making a lot of profit yet. I really worried it would cost me big money.

First, I started looking around at some very popular shopping sites to see what kind of software is available for me to use. Continue reading


I Wanted a Better DVR Receiver

I moved to Virginia a few months ago so I could be closer to my sister and her two kids. They offered to let me move in with them, but I knew that I needed my own space. I work from home, so I was happy when I found a two bedroom cottage just a few blocks from their house. One bedroom was for me, and the other was for my home office. I then looked at because my home office was not complete without having my television hooked up.

I listen to music channels on the TV while I work, but I like to switch it to the news when I am having a slow day. I had looked at the local cable company first, but I was not happy with how their DVR receivers work. I would only be able to record two shows at a time with their receivers, and there are too many times that I want to record more than that. Continue reading


I Think Things Through in Order to Save Money

Sometimes I find myself sitting back and taking stock of my life and how I can make things easier. I find myself getting so busy that I do not really think much about the decisions I’m making, and then I realize that I need to simplify things, rather than making them harder. I did that just recently by choosing Reliant Energy plan because I realized that I was paying another energy company far too much, thanks to a hasty decision to go with some other company first. Making a change like that makes things better for me.

I have noticed that people who make a lot of money sometimes have the ability to just pick and choose quickly without putting too much thought into their decision. Continue reading


Radio Available Through the Phone

I think I’m one of the few people that still bothers to plug in the radio in my home. Most people don’t bother having a dedicated home radio to listen to anything. They either listen to the radio in their car, or just don’t bother, and only listen to songs from their mobile devices. The mobile landscape has changed everything, and it gave me an idea. I got in touch with a mobile apps developer in Singapore to help me bring my idea into the real world. My idea was to take the local radio stations that people weren’t listening to for whatever reason, and put them on the phone.

Once the radio stations are accessible from the phone, people will be able to hear them again without the need for a dedicated device. Continue reading


We Need Help with Web Marketing

We are trying to figure out how to fix the search engine rankings for our web page at work. It is not something that any of the people at the office really understand, so we have started to research on who can do the job for us. That is not any easier to figure out really. For example I found this guy who calls himself Ewen Chia and he has a lot of big claims. In fact he promises that you can make millions if you do what he says for you to do, but obviously I am not really taking his claims at face value. It would be better for me if the guy gave me some references. Continue reading


I Am in the Process of Starting a Business

For many years, I made all sorts of snack items for my family. I did it as a hobby because I found it fun to do. And my family members loved getting the chance to taste test everything that I made before friends got to try out the things that I made. Just about everyone loved the beef jerky that I made, and I could not seem to make enough for everyone. That is when I decided to look into some vacuum packaging equipment so that I could make large batches, and then I could make them more shelf stable. This would mean that I would always have some on hand when anyone asked if I had any.

I ended up finding out that there are even some interesting forums where other people, who love making jerky as much as I do, hang out and swap recipes. It has been a lot of fun getting to know all the other members that are in one of them I joined. I decided to try out some of the more interesting recipes that I have come across there. I have really enjoyed tasting things that so many other people have come up with.

When I felt comfortable enough to do so, I began sharing my own tried and true tips and recipes as well. I have received a lot of praise for them, and many people have said that they are surprised that I have come up with something so tasty without having any professional training.

My family has been urging me to start selling what I make. They feel that I would have a lot of customers, and that the taste that I offer is unique and delicious enough to make it in the marketplace. I have been looking to rent a commercial kitchen, get my food handling license and buy all the equipment I need so that I can do it.


My Garage Was Holding My Car Hostage

I am a single woman living on my own. There are quite a few things I can take care of my own, but fixing a faulty garage door is definitely not on that list. I knew that something was wrong when I tried to open the door with my remote control a few days ago. I could hear the motor going, but the door was not going up. The garage decided to hold my car hostage, and I had no choice but to call off work. After looking online, I found GL Garage Door Services, a local company that handles any kind of repair on garage doors. Continue reading


You Really Can Afford to Buy Organic Fruits in Singapore

People should understand about organic plants grown for food. Fruits and vegetables that are organic are not necessarily higher in nutrient content. The main reason for choosing organically grown fruits and vegetables is the means by which pests are controlled on the plants as they grow. Fertilization matters too. Organically grown is supposed to be no pesticides that are synthetic chemicals. The evidence is growing that continued exposure to different chemicals is a potential for harm in at least some people. So choosing organic fruits in Singapore over ones that are grown using other methods may lead to better health.

An organic banana versus one treated with pesticides and grown in soils that had synthetic fertilizers applied may have the same calorie count, same amount of good minerals such as potassium and may taste the same. However, on a molecular level, there can be differences. Continue reading


I Switched to a New Backup Service

I was not happy with the company that was handling the backup of my data. It is not that they were mishandling anything, but I just felt that their customer service left a lot to be desired. Even with everything else being good, I still wanted to find another Windows server backup service, because customer service is a top priority to me. I asked for some recommendations from some business associates since I knew they used backup services too, and several mentioned R1SoftStorage. I went to their website and was impressed with what I saw just at first glance.

I looked further in depth, and I knew that i had found the company that was going to become my new data storage provider. They offer even more services than my other provider offered, which was an unexpected bonus. Continue reading


Finding Virtual Office Deals in Singapore

My business is starting to get bigger, but it suffers from some setbacks in terms of how it is organized. It is basically just a business consisting of myself, and I need better services to take this to the next level. I have need of a virtual office. To that end I have been reading that is a site that offers virtual offices in Singapore. That is right up my alley and I have been trying to read more about the services they offer. One of the real important things for me, is that we have a VPN for the company to run on, in order to improve the security. I did not know much about them until recently.

But I have been doing a good bit of research on the subject, and I wrote up a summary of what i found out about them I think that they would really help our company in a number of ways and in particular, benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. Continue reading


Storing My Mom’s Possessions Temporarily

When my mom decided to move in with my sister, she told me that it might be a temporary move. She loves my sister, but she wasn’t sure if she could really give up every bit of her independence. I suggested that she put her furniture in storage at Store Friendly in Singapore since it might not be a permanent move. She agreed with me, because it would be awful if she found she wanted to live on her own and had to buy brand new furniture for where ever she moved to.

Neither one of us had ever used Store Friendly before, but they are an extremely reputable company that has locations throughout the city. There is one that is only a few blocks from my sister’s condo, and we decided to go there and talk to them. The staff there was extremely friendly and helpful, and one of them even gave my mom a quick tour of the storage facility. Continue reading


Air Conditioning Companies in Singapore

I am living at this place in Singapore that does not have any air conditioning. Which does not make a lot of sense to me, because Singapore is a pretty hot place, and if you have a bunch of computers, or other appliances in a house, it can get really freaking hot. I have been living here for awhile and it hasn’t been that big of a deal so far. But now, I am checking out to find a company to come over and get air conditioning installed in place.

I am renting this place, and I tried to get the land lord to pay for an air conditioning unit but he said that it was not necessary. Continue reading


Naples Security System Providers and Facts

I have not had a security system in my house before, but the more I think about it, the more I think that it might be a really good idea. I have never worried much about my personal safety, but I have been married a bit now and we just had our first child, so that really changed my perspective on life in a lot of ways. I am going to look into ADT in Naples Florida to see what sort of security systems they have to offer and the different features that come along with them.

I do not know much about security systems, and so the first thing that I would like to do is to really educate myself on them. That will make it easier to pick out the right security system for my personal needs. I want something where I can remotely control the security system, because I have seen that on some commercials recently, and it seems like a great idea. Continue reading


Two Companies Merging into One

A Chicago business litigation lawyer helped me and another company manage a merger that was happening. The two companies have been in the software business for 10 years, but times have been troubling for both of us. Rather than watching both of our companies die out, we decided to come together as one. None of our employees would be laid off, and the other owner and I would both have an equal share in the company. With a combined talent pool and workforce, the company should be able to continue making great software while being at the forefront of the technology industry.

The idea for a merger came from me. I was struggling to think of an idea that would save my business. Continue reading


Comparing Regional Providers for Cable TV

Back in the day everyone had to use a big antenna to try and get television signal on their old television sets, while topics like picture clarity and channel selection were practically non-existent. Things quickly changed though as the first cable TV providers came into the picture and started offering packages to try and get customers to pay subscription fees. This soon meant that the providers were competing with each other to get new people to sign up, and the easiest way to do this was offering new channels. As you can see at, this has come a long way and there are now countless amazing options for entertainment.

Most of the providers are able to deliver pretty good quality to their customers, as any company not doing so would be sure to quickly go out of business. Continue reading


Started Working on the Playhouse

I am not really sure how it is going to look when I get done, but I have started working on a play house for the boys. Ned and Kelly wanted a tree house, but their Mother vetoed that idea. So I started out with a kit. It comes with everything you need to build a storage building, which obviously would not make that good of a play house. I will have to put in more windows and some shutters I suppose. That is not that difficult. Continue reading