Archive for May, 2017

Great Place for a Downsizing Couple

It was really only a matter of time before the wife and I started looking for an apartment for rent in Las Vegas. After our youngest son finally went off to college, both of us looked around at the large home in which we raised a large family for the last thirty years and we both knew it was time to move into something smaller and more manageable. Both of us are getting up in years, and it’s just too hard to keep everything up. The yard work alone is tiresome, and awful too in the hard heat of the summer.

My wife’s health is another consideration. (more…)

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A Vegas Apartment for Us

I thought it was going to take me a long time when I started looking at apartments in Las Vegas. I wanted something that I knew was going to be hard to find, but the kicker was that I couldn’t even describe it to anyone so they could help me. I just knew that I would know instantly as soon as I saw the apartment that was meant to be mine. Well, I was both right and wrong at the same time. I knew instantly as soon as I saw the apartment at Lyric, but it did not take me as long as I thought it would to find it.

I knew that I wanted a luxury apartment, so I started my search off with those kinds of complexes. The first one was falsely advertised as one, but Lyric definitely fit the bill. I held my breath as I looked at the floor plans. I liked everything I saw up to that point, but I knew that the floor plan for the apartment had to be just as appealing as the community features. I didn’t have to hold my breath for long, because the two bedroom apartment that I found is perfect. (more…)

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You Can’t Beat It for Business Shipping

I used to send all my kargo through the national post until I got sick of lost packages. Moreover, I got sick of hearing the customers complaining about the lost packages. Even worse was what the packages looked like when they were lost for some time but then magically turned up back at my business or at the customer’s place. I would see packages that looked like someone drove over them in a car or they were open and missing something inside. After putting up with this for some time, I resolved to find a private shipper to help me out.

I found a company online that works hard to make me and my customers happy. They have a program specifically for businesses and it is pretty no nonsense as far as I am concerned. You can talk with them if you are having problems and they are happy to go out of their way to help. We’ve had a few mix ups from time to time and I can get on the phone and talk to someone right away and the problem is always sorted out in a quick and efficient manner. This never happened with the national post.

They ship all over the place too, and I have yet to find a place in the area where they couldn’t deliver the package. They make it very easy to pay them for their services as well. I can set up the time and method through my computer and there has never been a problem. Their professional drivers are courteous and always on time and seem happy to be working for the company. I just can’t believe I stuck with my previous option for so long. I’ve saved so much time and money with the new company that I can’t believe I didn’t switch earlier.

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Switching Was Worth the Savings

I was so happy when my husband and I finally paid off our house. It was not due to be paid off for another six years, so it was a major accomplishment for us. Once we did pay it off, I told him I wanted to look for the best home insurance in Florida because I just felt that we had been overpaying on our home insurance through the bank. Now that we were in the free and clear, we were able to go with a different company if we decided to.

I looked at quite a few and got some quotes from several of them. There was one in particular that I really liked, and it was not just because the quote was really good. I liked their customer service, which can make or break a relationship with any company that I do business with. (more…)

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I Wanted a Great Rate on Insurance

Moving residences can be very difficult, but it can also be extremely easy too, if handled the right way. Even before I moved, I had done my research on the area where I was moving to. Even before stepping foot into my new house, I knew which doctor and dentist I was going to use, and I had also done extensive research on different gulf coast insurance companies. I was going to need to switch my car insurance to a company in Florida, but I also wanted to look into renters insurance too.

I was just renting a house for a couple of years, but there was a chance that I would be hired on permanently. If that is the case, then I will start looking to buy a new house. (more…)

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Keep Your Employees Safe from Falls

I never spent much time thinking about roof edge demarcation until I had an employee fall off of a building. He almost died and of course I got sued. I own a roofing company and really I should have known this would be a problem. But up until about two months before the accident, we had only accepted jobs in residential areas working on privately owned homes. There are other techniques we use there to guarantee safety. Those same methods didn’t work when we started taking on jobs on industrial buildings such as warehouses.

With warehouses you simply must have some demarcation equipment that protects employees from tumbling over the edge. I didn’t think about this until the accident and after that happened I resolved to never allow this to happen again. (more…)

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Sending the Best Through the Training Process

Putting my employees through training for new managers was one of the best decisions I ever made. The training helps the managers learn what it means to be a leader and how to handle the other employees. When most people think of a manager, they think of someone dull who is just walking around, glancing at everything while the other employees work away. Being a good manager goes beyond that, as the manager has to solve problems on the job and make important decisions about how to make the best use of the employees that are there.

The latest employee to go through manager training did a complete 180 on his personality. It’s like the transformation of a nerd into a powerful superhero. (more…)

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Her Favorite Gift Was My Rug

When my grandmother turned 80 years old, we had a huge party for her at her house. Though she was more than twice as old as most of the guests, she was able to endure the long party better than some others. She is quite active and people are surprised she is 80 years old, as she doesn’t look it or act it. I wanted to get her something really special for this milestone birthday, and I knew just the gift. I had been looking at antique rugs in Melbourne for my own house, and I knew that she would appreciate one of the rugs for her own home.

My dining room is hardwood floor, and it looks really nice but was still missing something. (more…)

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The Perfect Workout Program for Me

When I started reading different T25 reviews, I actually felt that this was a workout program that I might be able to do on my own. I am a pretty busy person, but I was not willing to sacrifice my health over a lack of time. Instead, I just started looking for a program that would complement my time rather than interfere with it. I had heard about the T25 mainly because of the time involved, which is 25 minutes per day. That is something that I can easily do, especially in the privacy of my own home.

I just wanted to make sure that it was a program that I would be well suited for. I already get enough cardio with other things that I do, so I was happy to see that this was mostly about building muscle and losing a couple of unwanted pounds. I also read a good bit of information about the person who designed this program, and to say I am impressed with him would be an understatement. I knew that I was putting my fitness in the right hands, and that was all I needed to go ahead and purchase the program. (more…)

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Definitely Improved My Golf Game

Finding the best lob wedge is just a part of this crazy game we call golf. Golf, as everyone knows, seems like an easy game. There is a club, a ball, and a hole. Your job is to get the ball into the hole with as few swings as possible. It only takes playing the game once to realize how complex it actually is. There are so many variables at play, from the clubs you use to the course you are playing on to the effects of weather on your shots. Even your swing can hinder your game if it isn’t up to snuff.

I have an extremely poor swing that often finds me putting my ball into some difficult part of the course. If there is a sand trap on the course, you can bet my fall will end up in it. A group of trees just off the course? I’ll be over there trying to get the ball on the green at some point. That is where a lob wedge comes into play. You need this type of club to clear these various obstacles. They’re shaped in such a way as to elevate the ball to clear a hazard or other obstacle.

I needed an effective lob wedge because what I had wasn’t cutting it. I wasn’t getting the necessary lift. So I went online to see if I could find something better. Obviously, I knew I would find something better, but I didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a new club. I’m not a professional golfer with pockets full of money. I did find a site that helped me compare the various clubs and all of them were priced well within my spending range. After using the club I bought from them, I can definitely say my game has improved greatly!

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