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It Was a Lot of Fun to Find My Old Music

I didn’t realize what a sentimental person I can be until I went home for a Christmas vacation and my mom dragged out some of my old things from my childhood and teen years. She pulled out boxes and boxes of my stuff, and I was most pleased when she pulled out my old records. They were very dusty. She told me that I needed to learn how to clean vinyl records if I planned on playing any of them again. She said that, if you don’t do that, you can end up scratching them and making them unplayable. She also had my old record player and I wanted to hear some of the old music that I listened to, so I planned to take all of my albums home with me.

Today’s kids have no idea just how fun it used to be to go to a record store to buy new albums or cassettes. Read More It Was a Lot of Fun to Find My Old Music

The Wallpaper Coverings Are Pretty Awesome

I was trying to decide the best way to finish off my remodeled family room. I thought that I wanted to go with painted walls, but I was just not coming up with any good ideas that way. I did see a few shades I thought I would like, but it turned out to not look so good once I tested it out. A good friend of mine who has a gorgeous house asked me if I had ever considered a company that does wallpaper hanging in Sydney. To be totally honest, I had not. I just could not see myself being happy with wallpaper either.

Well, she told me to at least look at their website, so I did. Anyone else, I probably would have told them thanks, but no thanks. With her though, if she wants to give me decorating tips, I will take them. Her house is a testimony to just how awesome she is when it comes to decorating, so I was not about to discount anything she told me. Continue reading

I Felt That Life Would Be More Fulfilling if I Helped Other People

I wanted to change my life badly, but I wasn’t sure what to do for awhile. I took some time to really think about it and research my options, and then I suddenly knew that I wanted to go overseas to help starving children. To do so, I joined a non-profit group that works with kids overseas. I put all of my belongings into self storage in Toronto and then gave up my apartment. I gave my car to my little brother because he needed one badly. After one last Sunday night dinner with my family, I went to sleep soundly and woke up the next morning for my flight that was headed to Suriname. My whole life was about to change for the better. I’m not a selfish person. However, I had realized that I hadn’t done much to help others. Work and my own daily life got in the way of that. You have to think about cutting back so that you have more time to give more freely to others. I had not been doing that. Continue reading

Starting a Home Based Tax Business

I plan on retiring from my bookkeeper job this fall and am worried if I will be able to financially afford it on my pension alone. I also worry that I will become bored and sedentary with too much time on my hands. Of course, I will enjoy having my days freed up especially with the holidays quickly approaching. But after the first of the new year, I want to find a way to make some extra money. Working from the comfort of my own home would be ideal. A friend told me about Keystone Tax Solutions software and suggested I look into it.

With my accounting background of 20 years, tax preparation would be a logical way for me to earn some extra money. Read More Starting a Home Based Tax Business

Really Helped Our Grow Operation

I started looking for a dry trimming machine right off the bat when the state finally legalized marijuana and we turned legitimate. In the bad old days, which weren’t all that long ago actually, it was possible to trim your buds by hand. Why wouldn’t it have been easy? We weren’t selling all that much because it was so risky to grow a lot. We would grow enough for a few pounds and do all the trimming by hand. It took a long time, and didn’t look as good, but it did the job. People weren’t picky back then.

But now that it’s legal? People are very, very picky about the product. There’s a thing called bag appeal and it applies more now than ever before. Read More Really Helped Our Grow Operation

Renter’s Insurance Options for My House

When I moved to Regina, I was pretty happy because it was a new start for me. I had been living in the United States for a while, but I was never able to fully feel comfortable there. When a job opportunity opened up in Regina, I immediately took advantage of it. I was able to find a really nice house to rent as well. It was not until I had been living here for about a month that I realized I should check a Regina insurance company about getting renter’s insurance.

I did not have a lot of valuable possessions, but I would still suffer a significant loss if anything were to happen to my things. If my house would catch fire when I am at work, I would more than likely lose everything because it is several miles from the fire station. I knew that renter’s insurance would cover more than just damages from a fire though. It would also protect against vandalism, theft and more. Read More Renter’s Insurance Options for My House

This is Better Than I Imagined

I was not looking for anything fancy when I decided to investigate some apartments for Brandon FL residents. I was just in the mood for a change, and I was looking to upgrade from where I had been living before I moved. Still, I was not looking for anything fancy at all. I just wanted something better, that is all. I found both! I knew as soon as I started looking at the picture gallery on the website for Overlook that I was going to really enjoy living there. It was not even a question if I wanted to, because that was a given as soon as I saw the pictures. Read More This is Better Than I Imagined

I Am Living in Orillia

I got here a couple of weeks ago and all of my stuff is currently in one of those storage units in Orillia. For now I am living in a hotel, but they are going to have the apartment ready in a week or two. Apparently there are not too many places here, at least not many which met the ideas I had. The town is in between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, about forty minutes North of Toronto by car I would guess. At least that was how long it took when I cam up here. The company is basically going to put me in charge here, but first they are going to train me for the job, while I do the job. Read More I Am Living in Orillia

Two Tyres Gone in a Day

I’m the kind of person who takes great lengths to take care of my car. I wash it once a week, regardless of whether rain will fall or not. I regularly change the oil and give the car a diagnostic to make sure all of the parts are functioning properly. I even check the pressure of all the tyres and the spare tyre. Sometimes proper care can’t overcome unforeseen circumstances. While driving one day, I ran over something and blew a tyre in Dandenong. I pulled over to the side of the road and took out my spare tyre and put it on the car. I started driving again, bu then I ran over something else and blew the spare tyre.

I had no choice but to find a tyre shop as close to my location as possible and buy a replacement there. I used my phone to plan a route to the closest store and use what little bit of air I had in the spare tyre to get there. Read More Two Tyres Gone in a Day

We Still Use Mechanical Beam Scales for Their Accuracy and Solid Build

I like precision mechanical balance scales for use in our store where we weigh out precious metals in grams. The electronic scales are nice, but I have been using the mechanical ones for so long without incident that I have grown to rely on them. Well, that is if they are made to exacting standards and have a proven reliability. We have been using Ohaus scales at our business for a number of years without any problems whatsoever.

I know that the younger generations are used to everything digital, but analog is very reliable. Analog scales allow you an infinite continuum in the range the scales can weigh. Digital is in discrete individual units. Therefore, I think a mechanical balance scale can be subtly more accurate than any digital scale. Read More We Still Use Mechanical Beam Scales for Their Accuracy and Solid Build