My wife and I like a nice quiet laid back kind of place to live. We do not need tons of excitement in our days to get buy. We get enough of that on the job. She works in emergency services as a dispatcher, and I am in law enforcement. Our dinner conversation would shock some people, but it is just routine stuff we see day in and day out. We found a nice place when we were looking for apartments in Alamo Heights San Antonio. I like hanging out with a couple of neighbors at the fire pit in the evenings when I am not on shift. My wife enjoys siting out on our balcony and reading her books.
We have a nice apartment with granite countertops that are really classy looking. The fireplace and hardwood floors really add a nice touch to our place as well. We are very comfortable here. It is home. It is not just a place to stay in between work shifts. We like our neighbors and all of the amenities the apartment complex has to offer. We have a nice fitness center. No more gym memberships for me. I just work out here at our apartment complex. Another thing I really appreciate is that there is controlled access here. It is a gated community. I like the extra layer of security. It gives me peace of mind, especially considering the line of work I am in.
I have liked it here from the first day. I have a place to run my buddy and partner on the job at the dog park. Most people think he is just a regular dog. He is not a Shepherd or Malinois breed. I tell my wife he is undercover as a LEO dog. Yes, we are happy here as a family of three. However, we do have the second bedroom to add another member of our family soon.
The boss and I went out to this place he had bought the other day. Of course he is not looking at it for himself, but he is going to clean the place up and then sell it for a profit. He does this all of the time, although of course it is me who takes care of the part which involves actual work. It is not usually all that pleasant, but some times I get a bonus. For example I often end up cleaning up the place and taking a side profit from scrap metal dealers. That is a matter of luck and you are not going to make that much picking up discarded aluminum cans. Those are going to be worth picking up, although the current prices are not that awesome for any of this stuff. What you want to do is to find a couple of old cars or other vehicles or some other huge heavy piece of junk.
Aluminum is worth a lot more per pound than scrap metal is. The difference is huge. However the average automobile is going to come close to two tons in weight. The big ones are heavier than that obviously, which is what you want obviously. In this case one of the cars is a forty year old Cadillac, the sort of car that people would call a land yacht. A normal car is going to be worth around four hundred dollars, give or take. That was the price the last time I did this, although I have heard that scrap metal prices are down a lot. Of course that does not matter so much to me. The boss has not really thought about this part of it and I have not told him, so I am going to be paid to remove the junk and then get paid for the junk.
When I called a local accountant to see what it would cost to get some help with my employee pay stubs, I was really shocked at the price. I knew that I was going to have to pay a decent amount since they are professionals, but I honestly was not expecting such a high price. I knew that I would pay it if I had to, but I am so glad that I was able to find a pay stub maker that did everything that I needed without the high price that I thought I was going to have to pay.
The really neat thing about the site that I found is that it was created by accountants. I guess they understand how it is for a small business owner. We don’t have the deep pockets that larger companies have, so corners have to be cut where they can be. These accounting professionals understand that, and they created a pay stub generator that creates perfectly legal pay stubs that have the taxes figured into it already. I really could not have found anything better than what I did, and I decided to make a mock pay stub just to see that it did what they claim.
It cost me less than what I pay for a fast food lunch, and it worked perfectly. I don’t know a whole lot about computer programs, which is why I didn’t trust myself to purchase software that would do this for me. I just wanted to type in the right numbers and have the pay stub ready for me. As soon as I was done with the information I had to put in, I submitted the information. By the time I opened up my email, the file was already there for me to print. I have been using it ever since!
I have started to try to figure out how to get in good shape again. As usual the winter has been pretty severe here where I live and I have been a bit more sedentary that I would have like for the past three or four months. At the moment I am looking for good common sense advise on how to get fit and eat right. So I have been looking for the best site for eating healthy on the web and other sites like that. In fact I am not looking to get involved in any crackpot schemes to lose weight, even though I know that the way that you achieve this sort of goal is not going to be that much fun. There are obviously two parts to this sort of plan. The first part is to eat lighter and healthier foods and the other part is to start an exercise regime which is going to lead to you burning off more calories than you are taking in. The two parts need to work together if you are going to achieve the end result that you desire to attain. However it is not going to be pleasant unless you can figure out the way to make the best of the situation. You do not want to start out at the speed of light and exercise your way in to an early grave, it is a lot better to start out gradually and that is going to reduce the threat of an injury which is going to keep you from going on with the plan. I am thinking about the other part of the deal though. It seems like you need to figure out how to make the meals that you eat as pleasant as they can possibly be. You want to eat good foods.
I have used Quicken for a very long time. I used to buy it in a box that had multiple floppy disks to install it. So, you know I’m talking way back as far as computers and software go. I like using it for our personal accounts and now our business accounts too. It sure does make keeping track of things for taxes a whole lot easier. I just enter the record and that is it. I know there is a paper receipt around in case of auditing, but I just rely on the Quicken 2016 entries for the data I need.
I can see where we are at as far as projections and our needs go whether it is our business or our personal household budget. Everything is there from the mortgage and the payoff amount to our business van and the tools we need. I can find the date we bought this computer I am typing this on. It makes it really easy for the accountant to do our taxes. Easier is better when it comes to paying an accountant too. The faster they can get the work done, the less you are going to pay. Go ahead, show up with a shoe box full of receipts and pay them to enter the data. Your accounting bill is going to be higher than ours.
The only work you have to do with Quicken 2016 is setting it up to use the first time. You do need to enter your information for your accounts and categories and stuff. Then it is just a matter of putting in the data on a daily basis. It is so easy that I never get behind in the books. I would keep using my Quicken 2016 if I had employees too. They have software for payroll that is all integrated and easy to use.
I am often star struck. It is not just toward one celebrity either. I love watching films and quite a few television shows, so it seems I am always finding someone new and interesting to learn about. I was able to find some entertaining information about some celebrities I really like on this website I found. It has interesting facts about all sorts of things, like countries, cities, history, foods, and my favorite subject, famous people. It is not just people who are famous because they are movie stars though. This site has information about people like Paul Revere, Picasso and Ronald Reagan too.
I do enjoy reading those too because I love history as well, but my favorite part is learning new things about people I watch on the big and little screens. For instance, there was a section there about interesting things to do with Beyonce. I love her music, and I think she rightfully deserves the most beautiful woman in the world moniker. I had no idea she was so filthy rich though. She makes over 200,000 on some days, which is hard to even wrap my head around, to be honest.
She is such a hard worker though, and she also is very charitable with the money that she does earn. It is hard to begrudge someone the money they have when they take care of so many different people with it too. I was also able to learn some neat things about one of my favorite actors, Leonardo DiCaprio. When I get bored, I will usually come to this site and learn something about a celebrity. Sometimes, I will look at some of the other facts there too. Yesterday, I learned interesting facts about anxiety, so there really is a lot to learn on this site, and it is fun learning too!
How much of what we see on the web is real? How much are our perceptions being skewed, engineered and out right manipulated? To some degree I believe we’re all guilty of social engineering a specific image that we’d like to portray on the web and especially on social media platforms like Facebook. We specifically share those status updates, photos and content that paint us in the way that we would like to be seen. Is it so surprising then that it’s possible to buy real Facebook fans? When viewing a fan page of a celebrity, icon or artist do you ever wonder if every single one of those ‘fans’ that are posting right now on their wall are actually, well, real? It’s shocking to think that some of those profiles might be cleverly scripted automated bots that engage with content in order to make it appear as if they are more popular than they are. The bot might even be specifically tasked to bring attention to certain posts and content being shared.
It’s not so different from the concept of a shill or the buying of grievers for a funeral. News studios will go as far as to fill in crowds of people during live broadcasts with digitally cloned individuals in order to make an event seem more news worthy than it actually is. This is our reality right here, right now and the entirety of it is suspect. We can no longer simply trust what we see with our eyes nor should we be quick to make any judgements based on it. When we ourselves curate our lives for other people online on such a small scale, imagine what is possible with the money and the need to earn a profit. It’s staggering to realize how much is actually being engineered around us right now.
When my big toe turned red and hurt like it was shot, burned and ran over, I knew I had to educate myself and read more about the gout I had and how to manage it. I had my first flareup when I went on one of those all protein and no carb diets. I was already predisposed to getting gout because both my mom and dad had it. I knew about the pain they went through, but with pain, unless you experience it yourself, it is just a memory of what others went through. My first real and direct experience with gout pain was a rude awakening. That is really a literal statement because I went to sleep with no gout pain and woke up with a bright red toe that hurt really bad.
The first few minutes of getting out of bed were uncomfortable. By the time rolled around for me to leave for work, I was on the phone calling off and then calling to get an urgent appointment with my doctor. He confirmed it was gout, and confirmed my uric acid levels were high. He put me on anti-inflammatory meds and a pill to lower uric acid levels. I did not do well with the side effects of either medication.
The main flareup lasted about a week. Then it ebbed and flowed as time went on. The education of what to do as far as my diet was concerned helped me more than anything else. I added pineapple juice to my diet, and I learned to like dairy products such as yogurt and cheese. I avoided organ meats, sausages and a whole lot of other meats and foods. I got off of that crazy high protein diet the first day of my gout causing me pain. Now I manage it quite well with diet alone. I do not know if it will stay that way, but so far so good.
This is not a problem any place that I have lived before. I have lived in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Arkansas. Every place that I lived before you had a monopoly over the distribution of electricity. In West Charleston for example I had Duke Power and they were the only option if you wanted power. The other options were to go without or make your own some way. Now I am living in a little town between Houston and Galveston, I have been checking out this website where they list all of the companies I have to choose from here and show me the rates that they charge. It does not really seem as though there is a whole lot of difference in that. I am quite sure that they all know what the others are charging and they are not going to let them undercut them by a whole lot. However in researching this I found an article in the Dallas Morning News that said that there was a large gap statewide.
I have figured that I not only have to pick a power company, but I also have to decide which kind of contract I want to have. You are going to have the choice between going with a fixed price, which would be best if you had a low rate or going with one which is going to fluctuate with market conditions. That would be great if you were sure that the prices were going to go down, but it is not my experience that prices usually go that way. In fact I am thinking that it is going to be too volatile. I would probably rather have it so that I have a good idea of what it is going to cost me and not open the mail one day and get a huge surprise.
Moving to Los Angeles was a huge moment for me. I had been dreaming of the day for a long time but not one of those dreams went on to include being robbed in my first week. I was devestated. Everything that I had brought with me was taken away from me in the span of a week – I couldn’t believe it. I knew that L.A could be dangerouys but not once did I think that I would be calling ADT for Los Angeles to protect what little I had left. It’s expensive living here and I was hoping to save as much money possible while I was here for work.
Now I’m spending more than I even had back home. Why would criminals target me? Am I so vulnerable in appearance that they would want to take everything from me? I didn’t have much to begin with but it was enough to remind me of home and to bring me small comforts while I wasn’t working. Comforts that I’m sure any criminal could have if they only would work an honest job. I can’t imagine the kind of person it must take to steal from others. Do they not care?
How could they not care? I live in a society that judges other harshly but where we also depend on one another. Every day we rely on other’s whether we realize it or not. From the clerks at the grocery store to the people who employ us. Then some strangers come along who want to take away everything that we work so hard to attain. I’ve never owned very much in my life. I’ve never been rich. I’ve never had a surplus of money. Now I’ll have even less money and even fewer things to own if this is the price I have to pay.
I think that it is probably time for me to invest in a new vaporizer to use. The one I have has seen its fair share of use, and it is just kind of getting worn out. It does not work very well these days, and so I thought I would check out Vapor Domain to see what their prices were like on vaporizers. I definitely want to get a vaporizer that is well made, so that it will be sure to last me a long time.
I definitely want to get something high quality. I believe that it is worth the extra money when you are really going to buy something that is of high quality. At least, that has always yielded me good results in the past, and I think that there is a reason behind it. Anyway, I am checking out some of the different models that are out right now. They sure look a lot different then the one I have been using, but then again, I bought it years and years ago. Like I said, it has served me well, but it is time to pass the torch.
I like that metaphor, given the context. Anyway, I am probably going to buy one of these portable models, because they look like they would work well, and they also have the benefit of being pretty small. Some of them would easily fit into your pocket. Well not any pocket. They wouldn’t fit into the pocket of some skinny jeans, but I am not sure what you can fit in those pockets. Anyway, that is besides the point. I want to get a small one so that I can take it places, without it sticking out like a sore thumb. It is best to be discrete sometimes I feel.
I have started to think about this lately, after I decided to try out a couple of airplane games online, What is the best type of software for flight simulation gaming and how much money is it going to cost you to put together a good piece of hardware. Of course you can do okay with nothing much and these games that I was trying were fairly modest, it was not that big of a deal compared to some of the really tough things that you can learn to do. In fact I suppose that you could probably figure out how to fly a plane fairly well from flying some of the computer simulators. I would guess that you might be able to learn okay how to fly on your own. It is a pretty difficult thing to do, but in theory I suppose that you can do. Of course it you are crazy enough you can just get in the plane and fly it away. It is a matter of having the guts to do it.
In fact I have heard about this one teenaged crime spree. This kid started out robbing houses on hit island some place off of the Pacific Coast and eventually things got a bit too hot for him in that part of the world. So this kid just stole a plane an started to fly away. Of course he crashed the plane, but he walked away from it and he eventually took another plane. They ended up catching this kid in the Bahamas, after he had flown all the way across the continent of North America. Obviously a bit of luck was involved in the fact that none of his crashes seriously hurt him. It is mostly just not being smart enough to think about consequences.
Well, I guess I can say that there is no doubt that the Cox Cable TV company that serves TV viewers with cable television service in this region is indeed a huge company. You would think that we would have no problem signing up for service with a big cable TV company like that. Well, we decided to go with satellite television service instead. We just like it better. I also like that rate we are paying for the channels we have.
Both cable and satellite providers use a tier based or package based system to provide you the channels you want for a monthly cost. The really popular channels that are not mainstream often get put into a tier or package that costs an additional amount of money. You might find this with some of the non-mainstream networks that suddenly have hit shows or sports and outdoor networks. We got a better deal on the channel lineup we wanted with our satellite TV.
I guess you just need to sit down and go through every single channel you are getting, and then take the time to see if satellite can save you some money each month on your bill. You do not have to worry about satellite picture or sound quality. You probably will find it has more HD channels than what your cable company is offering. The service is also not an issue. Don’t fall for those cable ads about satellite TV going out when it rains or snows. Good installation gives you great signal and that is just not an issue.
The added benefits of satellite TV service is bigger space to store DVR stuff and the ability to record five things at once. Plus, the interactive menus and guide are much better, in my opinion, than what cable has to offer. We like it better because we pay less and enjoy it more.