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I Wasn’t Ready to Lose My Best Friend

My face fell when someone at the police department in my mom’s hometown called me late one night to tell me that mom had been in a car accident and she did not make it. I felt so far away from everything then. I had to get myself together and catch a flight to mom’s city immediately to make funeral plans because I’m the only family she had. I felt so out of it as I walked into the store that sells Jewish monuments in New Jersey and picked out a beautiful headstone for her. It took me an hour. The people there were so popular, but this memorial would be permanent and I wanted it to be right. I wanted it to be something mom would approve of. The employees there understood completely and were so incredibly impatient with me.

I have always feared not having either one of my parents. My dad went first years ago thanks to cancer. Continue reading

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I Overcame My Fear of Speaking

I was tasked with making a presentation at a company event, and I was against the idea. The last time I had done any kind of speaking in public, I was so nervous that I was stuttering all of my words. I was sweating bullet through the whole thing and my hands were trembling. I thought I was going to have a panic attack. The only way I could prevent another situation like that one from happening again was to take a public speaking class and hope that I could improve well enough in time for my big presentation.

The class put me through various situations to help me prepare for the big event. We learned techniques to lessen the nervousness that we would feel when speaking in front of a group of people. I understood what was being taught in the class, but I was wondering how it would play out in real life. Training can be a little different than a real scenario. I just had to trust that I would remember what I learned and hope for the best. Continue reading

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Keeps My Roofers Safe from Injury

Finding the best demarcation barrier is a tricky task. I own a roofing company and when my guys are just doing residential work, it’s not a big deal to worry about potential hazards they might face on a job. On a residential roof there isn’t anything of particular danger that they might run into. You have a few metal vents and maybe a chimney and that is about it. But when they are doing work on an industrial building, especially an older building that is being refurbished, that is when they face many obstacles that can result in serious injury or death.

What types of obstacles do they face? Let’s say we took a job to do repair work on the roof of an old warehouse that needs a lot of interior work because the structure isn’t sound. Sometimes we have to go ahead and do the roofing work before someone else has come out and shored up the building. That means there are parts of the roof that can collapse if someone walks over it. A demarcation barrier makes sure my guys know where it is safe to walk and what areas to avoid. Needless to say, it is crucial.

We used to use an old barrier before I got wise and looked for something that would work better. I found a company online that sells all sorts of safety equipment for companies in my line of work. The items looked extremely durable and the price was right so I purchased a barrier and then sent it out on some jobs. Setting it up was easier than the old barrier and I think it works better. The safety inspector from the city saw it and congratulated me on caring about my workers enough to get it. I’m pretty happy with it.

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Chiropractic Specialist Offers Suggestion to Reduce On-The-Job Injuries

I had been tasked by my boss to evaluate and reduce on the job injuries at my workplace. I worked in the administrative office of a large manufacturing firm and with a few days observing the factory workers, their working conditions and methods of work, I contacted a Sacramento chiropractic office to conduct a seminar to help us all practice better methods to doing our jobs more safely and effectively and with less injuries and illness both in the factory and the office.

Just because I worked in an office did not make me or the rest of the office personnel immune from injury and I hoped we could all learn some effective methods to combatting the little aches and pains that come along with working in any environment, as well as the more debilitating injuries the factory workers were experiencing.

The chiropractor who came to our workplace was young and energetic and provided us all with some helpful suggestions and simple exercises to keep us all active and avoiding repetitive motion injuries. For all workers, it was stressed that we simply needed to get up and walk for a few minutes every hour, especially those stationed in one place for the day. Keeping blood circulating properly would be a big benefit for those in the office as well as those who were seated on stools in the factory. He also recommended the use of padded foam mats in the factory to help reduce stress on knees and hips for workers who spent much of their days on their feet.

The chiropractor explained that the few minutes we spent throughout the day walking and stretching wouldn’t mean less work being done at all, which my boss appreciated, but would equal far healthier and happier employees who weren’t taking time off for the little aches and pains that repetitive work can often lead to. Healthy employees are happy and productive employees, and we have walking challenges set up now to further incentivize all employees to maintain their workplace health.

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I Wrecked My New Motorcycle

It was nothing that I did at all. The entire thing was simply an inattentive teenage girl. The truth is that she was pretty too and I had the sense left in me to flirt with her, even though I had a bit of blood on my face and I was limping around with a bad knee. A couple of days later I woke up with a stiff back and after figuring out the best course of action, I went to see a chiropractor in Cumming GA. I figured that there was not really much that a doctor would be able to do for me. They would take a lot of tests and offer you some pills, but the truth is that I am more afraid of pain pills than I am of the pain itself. The pills are not a solution at any rate, they do nothing except make you temporarily forget the pain. You really are not going to get much benefit from anything that the doctor can do for you, not unless it is so bad that you need a surgeon. Continue reading

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Whiplash and Headaches Are Rough

My husband was driving home from work not long ago when he fell asleep at the wheel. Thankfully, he did not hurt anyone else when he wrecked. He did not fair so well though. I knew he was exhausted because he had just pulled his second double in three days, and now he was in a world of pain as well. I went online and did a search for car accident chiropractor in Chandler. I knew that he would probably need to see a chiropractor more than any other doctor because he kept complaining about pain in his neck.

I have never had whiplash, so I was not sure if that was what he was experiencing or not. I did read up on it, and he said that he was feeling a lot of what I explained to him. That is why I wanted him to see a chiropractor. Continue reading

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How Acupuncture Changed How I Am

I had heard of TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine, but I honestly never thought I would start looking at it as an option for myself. That changed when I started feeling pretty fatigued. My primary care physician was not able to determine what was wrong, and that was after a complete physical, blood work, and some testing. Everything came back in the normal ranges, but I was still really tired. A good friend of mine told me that I should look into a Chicago acupuncture specialist that her cousin had went to for some similar issues.

She explained that the acupuncture really changed how her cousin was feeling. I wanted to learn more about acupuncture first, because all I could imagine was dozens of long needles sticking into my body. Continue reading

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We Finally Got Done with the Settlement

The entire thing never should have been very complicated, although I suspect that the insurance company decided that because I am a woman they could run roughshod over me. The truth is that I was not even moving and my car was not on when the other driver hit me. I had talked to an auto accident injury attorney in Sacramento about the case and tried to figure out how big of a percentage that he would have taken out of the settlement. I knew what I need to end up with and that was what I expected to come out of it with, so that was something which I was not going to negotiate away. The insurance company seemed to think that I was going to take a loss on this deal, but that was not in my plans and it was not how it ended up turning out. We just wasted a great deal of time and effort to get to the same place that I started out at.

It was just a matter of holding out and threatening to haul them into court. Continue reading

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My Husband Was Going Bald

When my husband noticed hair falling off of his head, he shrugged it off at first. He figured it was just a part of aging, but that was only when it was minimal loss of hair at best. When he turned 60 and realized just how much hair he had lost over the past few years, he decided to go online and see what he could learn about it. I thought he looked extremely handsome, and I was even a bit envious on how men seem to just get better with age while women have to do all kinds of beauty tricks to remain looking good.

Anyway, my husband found this website that had some really interesting facts about hair loss in men. Continue reading

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Only Settling for the Very Best

When we decided to buy a house, my wife and I took our time looking at the different ones for sale in our area. We wanted to make sure we were not settling for anything, which is something that we try not to do in other areas of our lives too. After finding the house of our dreams, we decided to get everything set up before we moved in. Some of it was easy, like getting our water turned on and the power started. Other things, like our ATT Internet, took a bit more time to make sure we were not settling for second best, or worse!

I know that AT&T has a really great reputation, but I had never had them for my Internet service provider before. I wanted to make sure that they offered the same quality service that they do in other areas. I went to a site that had all of the information laid out in easy to understand terms. Continue reading

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A Look That Will Make Heads Turn

A friend of mine wanted to do a makeover on me one day. I didn’t really feel that I needed one, but my friend thought I could look so much better than I already did. I didn’t know whether to take this as an insult or not, but I agreed to let her do the makeover, just as long as she was the one paying for it. We went shopping to buy some new clothes, got pedicures and manicures, and even got new hairstyles. She recommended that I try some curly clip in human hair extensions to spice up my look a little.

At the end of the makeover, I looked like a completely different person. I wasn’t sure that the look would work for me, but my friend told me to give it a try and if I didn’t like it after a couple of days, she would help me go back to my original look. I went on about my life as I normally would, but things were far beyond normal for me. Everywhere I would walk, heads would turn. Men, women, and even children would stop to look at me. It was like I was the center of attention for the entire world.

I went to buy a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop that I usually go to in the afternoon. I usually chat for a short time with a guy who works there, but when I walked in after having the makeover, he was struggling to find the right words to say to me. I asked him if anything was wrong, and he said nothing was wrong, that I just looked completely stunning. Other people seemed to share the same sentiment as the guy from the coffee shop. I think I’ll keep the look a little longer.

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Being Proactive with a Security System

When my wife and I bought our home nearly 40 years ago, the worst thing we had to worry about was a childish prank. That is no longer the case though. We don’t even know all of our neighbors like we did years ago. We do know our immediate neighbors, but so many others have moved or passed away, and younger people have moved into their homes. I realized that times are changing, and we needed to change as well. That is the reason why we wanted to have an ADT home security system installed.

When we knew our neighbors, we were not concerned about anything other than having a good time with them. Now though, it is all different. We see young people going to these houses on our street at all times of the day and night. Continue reading

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Satellite Internet Deals from Hughesnet

Just recently, I purchased a log cabin in the mountains and it is kind of a dream I have had for a long time. It is really a picturesque area and I am glad that I was able to purchase some property there. The only problem that I see is that it is pretty rural and so I don’t know how I am going to get an internet connection there. I want to check with Hughesnet internet to see if I can get a satellite internet connection for the cabin. I know it is in the mountains and such, but I don’t think that would be a problem for a satellite connection. It is not like it is in a valley, or anything like that which would block the signal from being received.

So I feel pretty confident I will be able to get that type of internet connection at my new cabin. I am excited to take the family camping there. But a problem I have is that I am not going to be able to convince the whole family to come on the vacation if I do not have an internet connection there. Continue reading

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Purchasing Quality Supplies and Proper Equipment for Next Year’s Garden

I tried growing a garden for the first time since I was a child this year, and did not do as well as I would have liked. I am hoping to purchase some equipment and supplies to do a more proper job at making a garden next year. I am afraid that I did not put enough time and preparation into planning my garden. Despite some failures, I did manage to get several things to grow well this year, and for that, I was very proud.

I need to buy the equipment to set up a proper field in order to plant my garden in next year. I guess that I need to buy a plow attachment for my tractor. I will also need to buy some fertilizer and manure or compost of some sort. I guess I should read up on the benefits of different types of compost. Continue reading

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Looking for Some New Coldbox Plans for the Garden

I am partially retired now. I hardly ever go into the office, but I do spend a bit of time working from home. There are a number of clients who just do not like the people who do my old job full time, so I am still taking care of their accounts. Mostly I have become a far more avid gardener. We have close to two and one half acres of land and a very small pond that can not be much over one fifth or even one sixth of an acre. I have gotten some chickens and a goat who takes care of the weeding for me and some times the neighbors as well.

Right now I am planning for the fall. I have some broad beans or fava beans to grow, along with onions and garlic. I want to build some cold boxes to plant some flowers which can be transplanted next spring as early as possible though. Continue reading

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We Are Going to Get Some Chickens

Garden Designs If you need inspiration for flower garden designs ...Marie and I just moved to our own place a bit North of the city. It is outside of the city limits and about 20 minutes from my office. For Marie it is actually only ten minutes to her job and she loves being out of the city. The place was foreclosed on and we got a great deal on a house sitting on right at three and a half acres. Already we are thinking about raising chickens and we have found some coop plans at http://backyard-ideas.org. A friend of mine loaned me his tractor and all of the stuff I need to clear out the overgrown brush which used to be a pasture and a big cornfield. He is a bit old and he no longer uses the tractor, so he does not mind at all. We are thinking about how much we can manage.

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Make Our Home a Place That We Could Be Proud of

When we were first looking for home, our goal was to find a home that needed to have a little bit of repair work done, maybe not spend a ton of money on the house itself, but little by little over the course of the years do repairs the home so that once the word finished our house would be a place that everyone would be proud of. We purchase a house here in Liverpool, that met the specifications. Little by little we have been doing repair work on the home, and now we have just applied block paving liverpool products to the driveway, as the finishing touch to our home repair job.
When we purchased our home, the very first thing that we did is we started remodeling the living room. We figured that since this is the room that we would be spending the majority of our time in, and since this was the room that guest would see first we would make that room look nice. Then we moved on to the bathrooms. The next year once we have a little bit more money saved we did a complete remodel to the kitchen. Finally we directed our attention to the three bedrooms that are in the house.

Once we had the inside the way that we wanted, and we felt comfortable with it we started to focus our attention on the exterior of our home. There was some major work that needed to be done to the brick fa├žade of the house. Also the lawn itself was a disaster. After we finished with the landscaping, he moved on to the project that we just completed this week, paving the dirt road that led up to our house and putting nice block paving down.

Now, more than six years after we first moved into this house both my wife and I can say with confidence that it is a place that we are proud of.

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Just Got Started with the Renovation Work

Annie and I have finally found our first home, a two bedroom home about 30 minutes from downtown. It is a foreclosure and the bank really seems to have neglected it for quite some time. Since it sat in a rather isolated area there has been a little vandalism and also so pilferage. I am going to have to get new Replacement kitchen doors to replace the ones which some person has stolen while the place sat vacant. I suppose they did renovations and liked the cabinets in this rather old farmhouse.

It appears that the old doors were made of heavy oak, something which would be very expensive to buy new.

 

I was fortunate to have found something which was easy to install and looked quite handsome in the kitchen. Of course the appliances are ancient and we shall have to replace them one we can afford it. We got a great deal on the property, which includes around 3.5 acres and a small pond which must be just under half of an acre in size. There was even a rowboat left behind, but when I pushed it out on the water it leaked far more than I liked. There are fruit trees as well, two apple trees, a peach tree and a pear tree. I have no idea how to take care of them and it looks as though the pear tree shall have to be culled. I am a bit daunted by the prospect of keeping up such a large piece of property, especially since there is so much work to be done on the interior and exterior of the house itself. The place needs to either be painted or vinyl siding should be installed. I am going to look into the cost of the vinyl siding, since that is something which will not require as much maintainence.

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