The most painful thing about getting older is seeing your loved ones struggle with something that normally would be so easy for anyone else. My aunt was the one that I had to watch struggle with every day tasks like opening jars or going up stairs. It was so hard to help her in and out of a shower and in and out of bed. When we decided to start making things easier for her to do, we went with the shower first and looked into shower doors in New Jersey to find something easier for her to use.
I went to the store on my own, looking for anything that would be easy to open and easy to close. The door she had at the time, was a standard open and close door that you use like any other door. Her hand could barely grip the handle to open it and often the door just would close back on her while she’s trying to get into the shower. After I explained this to a sales person, she asked if I was looking for something in particular in the way of the door. I told her that I was willing to do anything as long as it was safe and easy for my aunt to open and close.
She lead me to the frame less sliding doors and explained to me that most handicapped customers they have like these the most. They are easy to get in and out of and they do not make them feel like they are burdening anyone. She explained that they can also have handrails put on the shower to help with stability. As far as the material the shower can be made out of, she suggested acrylic over the other options because it’s strong and easier to keep clean. With all of this knowledge, I made the purchase of sliding doors for my aunt.
After the doors were installed, my aunt raved about how perfect they were for her and how much easier it was for her to go in and out of the shower. She was so happy that she got a small bit of freedom back. She also loved the rails that were put in so she could have something to hold onto if needed.
I had a pretty severe blockage in my drain pipes at home. I contacted the water company, thinking they would send someone out to fix it. They told me that because it was my own drain pipe, it was my responsibility. I had no problem with that, but I still thought they could help me. They suggested I contact a plumbing company that does water jetting in Hudson County. The woman I spoke with highly recommended one in particular, so I gave them a call. I explained that I had a clog that would not resolve itself, no matter what I did.
They were able to come out the same day because of the clogging issue, and they did a quick assessment of what was wrong. They had a camera that they were able to snake into the drain pipe, and that is how they saw all the debris that was in there. They suggested water jetting, but I had no idea what that even meant. They explained that they would shoot a stream of water into the pipes. The stream is so powerful that it can cut through things such as concrete and trees too!
I was doubtful until he told me that. He likened the water stream to a laser, and I knew that this was definitely the best way to go with this. Another reason I wanted to go with this option of water jetting is because water is the only thing that would be used. I had already used chemicals that I rarely use, and I was glad when they told me they would not have to use any chemicals either. They did the water jetting, and the clog was undone very quickly. I am so glad that this was taken care of in such an easy way!
The last time I was at my daughter’s house, I noticed that the trees in her backyard were looking a bit beatdown. She told me that they had been having a lot of storms and waved off my concerns. I went back not that long ago, and I knew as soon as I looked at the trees in her yard that something more than heavy storms were the cause of the trees looking the way they did. I contacted a tree company in Hendersonville NC to see if they could come out after my daughter gave me permission to do that.
I told her I would cover the cost because I knew that money was a bit tight for her and the kids. She insisted on paying me back, but I was not worried about that. I just wanted to help my daughter out. The man from the tree company came out and looked at the trees, and he confirmed what I had thought was wrong. Three of the trees were diseased, and they spreading it to others in the area. Thankfully, we had called in time where the others could be saved.
Unfortunately though, he did say that the three trees that were heavily diseased would need to come down if we wanted to save the other trees. He explained how trees spread disease to other trees because their root systems are so close underground. I knew that my daughter was going to be heartbroken to lose the three trees, but I knew it would be worse if we did not have them cut down and she ended up losing all of the trees in her back yard. The tree company took all three trees down, and they even offered some landscaping tips to my daughter that would enhance her remaining trees. Her backyard looks even better now that she has taken their advice!
When my husband told me he wanted us to get vinyl flooring installed, I immediately balked at the idea. I had an image of what vinyl flooring looked like, and I wanted nothing to do with it. Thankfully, my husband is not one to give up when he wants something. He went online and did a search for luxury vinyl flooring in Singapore. He then called me over to look at some of the images that came up on his screen. He did not tell me that it was vinyl though! Instead, he asked me what I thought about this flooring instead.
When I looked at the pictures, I immediately knew that it was the flooring that I wanted. When I started to explain to him that I was willing to pay the higher price to have this kind of flooring, he started to laugh. That is when he told me that the flooring I had just approved of was the same he wanted originally. I really could not believe that the flooring I had just looked at was vinyl flooring. When he told me the price of it, I was even more amazed, because I thought the flooring was going to cost a lot more than what he said.
We looked at different patters for the luxury vinyl floors, and we both agreed on the one we wanted. Not only does it look nice, but it is extremely durable too. That is one of the other reasons why I wanted a better floor. We have three kids and several pets in the house, and the floors do take a beating. That is the reason we even started looking at floors, and I am really happy that my husband found us the most durable and inexpensive flooring option that looks amazing.
This year was the first year that I needed to have HVAC repair in the Bronx for my business. I have a tax preparation business that helps customers prepare their taxes based on the financial information they give me. My workers and I spend time with the customers, looking over their documents and filling out the necessary forms while figuring out how much they will owe or how much they will get back as a refund. When the air conditioner stopped working, at first it wasn’t that bad, but the rooms in my business began to get hotter.
My employees and I were able to make it to the end of the day, and I contacted a local company to fix the air conditioner. This particular company was recommended to me by another business owner in the area who needed their air conditioner repaired a couple of years ago. They spoke positively of the service that was done for them, so I at least had one good reference to use. I made arrangements for the company to send a worker out to my business to look at the air conditioner after all of my employees went home, which was good because I was expecting to have to wait another day for a fix.
The company workers were able to fix the air conditioner and the next day when my employees came into work, they were relieved to see that cool air was flowing through the vents. My customers came in to get their taxes done, just as they usually do. It’s a good thing that I got it fixed before the big last minute tax rush starts. There will be a lot of customers trying to get their taxes done days before the tax deadline, and they would all be complaining about the heat.
I have had this place for a couple of years and it took me a great deal of time and work, along with a nice pile of money, to get it as nice as it is now. Of course I am not done and there are still things that need to be done. I just started looking into a nice home security system, looking at sites like homesecurity911.com on the web and trying to figure out how much of it I can do on my own. The truth is that you can buy all of the stuff that you need and if you are willing to do the homework, then it is not really that hard to figure out how to install it yourself. The thing you have to pay for is the people who monitor it. I suppose that if an alarm goes off it is likely going to scare off the thieves, but it might not. I would assume that someone had alerted the police, but that does not mean the thief would.Read More »
One of my resolutions for the new year is to start doing more for myself. That might sound selfish to a lot of people, but my friends and family are glad that I made that resolution. I have always been the type of person to give my last dollar to someone in need, meaning I often did without. I still want to help others, but I also want to help myself. One of the first things I did was go online to the ADT site. I did click here and there before deciding which home security package I wanted for myself.Read More »
The last time my great-grandfather was at a dentist John Gorton was Prime Minister of Australia! For you who do not remember, that was 1968-1971. However, just recently I got him to visit a dentist in Wollongong when he finally broke his upper denture that was older than my dad! Grandpa did not want to go, but he had no choice if he wanted to be able to chew his next steak. He told me he had fixed his teeth with glue on his own before. He even bought a kit that let you mix cold pouring acrylic to repair dentures rather than go to the dentist.
I pestered him to listen to what the dentist told him to do. Grandpa had the money.Read More »
I have finally gotten my first place on my own. Of course when I was in college I had three different apartments near the campus and a little house. I shared all of them with one or two roommates. That is terrific when you have very little money and I would get a roommate here if I had not had such a bad end to the last partnership I had. Of course you need to get power and the internet. That is what I am looking at right now. I am checking out some sites in the hope that I am going to be able to get a really good deal on a decent internet connection.