Moving out and Moving on Up

Posted on 4 February 2017 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

I wasn’t able to start looking for 1 bedroom apartments in Forestville MD until I was almost thirty. It’s a bit embarrassing to admit that I lived in my parents’ basement long past the time I should have been an independent adult. I made some early mistakes such as not starting college until I was 25 and compounded the error by majoring in a social sciences degree that didn’t translate over into a good job. Now that I’ve finally moved up into management, however, I’m finally ready to get out of her and move on with my life. I’m ecstatic about it.

But the most important thing was finding a one bedroom place with rent that was not going to consume my entire paycheck. I needed plenty of money left over for groceries and the other things people living on their own need to survive. Too, I wanted to make sure I could save at least ten percent of my check for unexpected emergencies. Read the rest of this entry…

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Using Tax Software Saves Time

Posted on 5 January 2017 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

When tax time rolls around, many people begin to worry about how to prepare their taxes and get the biggest tax return or reduce their liability by the greatest amount. It can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be in the same way it used to. Although you can still prepare your taxes by hand, using tax software is a way to reduce the time you spend on them, while typically reducing errors and maximizing your return. The best tax preparation software 2017 will have the ability to pull information electronically from previous tax returns you have on your computer, from electronic W-2′s given to you by your employer. There are many ways in which it reduces the amount of time you spend preparing your taxes anyone that needs to file should consider ditching the old methods for the modern ones.

Tax preparation software is updated every year. With the tax code being updated yearly to reflect new and changed tax credits and deductions, it isn’t possible to use the same software year to year. So, when you begin looking for software for 2017, you can choose wisely and find one that specifically mentions being updated with the latest tax code information. Read the rest of this entry…

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Generating Proof of Payment for My Employees

Posted on 18 November 2016 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

As a small business owner, one of the things that I’ve struggled with is paying my employees and providing them with a proper paystub. I always provide them with a check for the hours they’ve worked, but sometimes they request special things from me. For example, if you need to buy a new home, the bank will ask you for pay stubs showing how much you have earned. In situations like these I have started to use ThePayStubs website in order to generate an official paystub. I’ve been using it for several months, and my employees seem to be very pleased with the end results. As far as I know, they haven’t had any issues with the bank or creditors requesting additional information. Read the rest of this entry…

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Started Working for a Contractor

Posted on 16 September 2016 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

At this point in time I do not have any real knowledge in this line of work or at least I have no clue how to quote bids on hvac contracts in NYC, which is eventually what they expect me to learn how to do. That is a really complicated thing to know, especially if you have no hands on experience in the field. Of course being able to do the job and being able to figure out how to make money on doing the job are entirely different things. It is obviously a delicate balancing act, because you have to be able to turn a profit when you do the job. Read the rest of this entry…

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I Finally Got a Job and Made My Dad Happy

Posted on 15 September 2016 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

I understood fully that I needed to learn a new skill. My dad had been harping on me for quite some time to get a real job, but I just did not know what it was that I wanted to do. Not only that, I really did not know what I would be good at. I needed to figure something out quickly, though. On one particular weekend, a buddy who owns a business that does roof installation in Brooklyn NY called me to ask me if I would help him out. He was short three men for the day, and he would lose a big client without some help. I decided I would do it for the extra cash. It would make dad happy.

I had no experience doing roofing at all, so I was a bit nervous when I showed up for the job. I had never even been up on a roof before. I really did not know what to expect. My first day was pretty good, though. I got up on the roof and found that I have really good balance and could get around really easily. Then, my friend just had me to do things like hand him tools when necessary, haul things to different parts of the roof and get supplies up and down the ladder as needed. I was really surprised at how easy it was for me. It paid really well, and he asked me to come back again for another few days.

By the end of the week at my new job, I asked if my friend needed a new worker full time. I told him that I knew that I did not have a lot of experience, but I was a fast learner and felt that I had picked up quite a bit of knowledge in just the four short days that I had been working for him. He hired me on the spot. Dad is really happy that I am doing something with my life once again.

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The Hair Came from over There

Posted on 5 September 2016 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you ever ask anyone which hair extensions were the best, they would always say the Indian ones couldn’t be beat. This was true for a long time, but the Russian clip in hair extensions have been taking the world by storm, and I think it might be time for extension users everywhere to crown a new king, or maybe queen. There was once a time when I didn’t want to try the extensions, because I was so used to using the Indian ones that I thought anything else would be simply inferior. It’s a good thing that I changed my line of thinking, because the Russian ones are something else.

Among my circle of friends, the first person to use the Russian extensions was the oldest of the bunch. Read the rest of this entry…

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I Don’t Mind Being the Third Wheel

Posted on 15 June 2016 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

For as long as I can remember I have had a secret fantasy. I have never told anyone in real life because I was afraid they would pass judgement on me for it. My secret is that I would like to participate in a threesome. I am a woman and I have no preference about whether it is two men, two women or a heterosexual couple. I think the thing that I like the most about the idea of a threesome is the possibility that all that attention is focused on me. So this weekend I joined a 3some website.

I joined the website not knowing what to expect. Would there be a lot of shady people looking to pull one over on me? Would there be lots of catfishing going on? Would anyone even be interested in me? Well it turns out I didn’t need to be worried. I spoke to several people. Some were couples, others were just open minded individuals like myself. I didn’t have anyone misrepresent themselves and I got plenty of interested messages. I settled on a heterosexual couple who are in their thirties like me. She worked in a bar and he was in construction. They were both physically fit, attractive outdoorsy types. Read the rest of this entry…

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I Find That It’s Important to Make Sure My Daughter is Safe

Posted on 14 June 2016 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

When my daughter first asked for a phone, we were a little hesitant because she was only 5 years old at the time. She is always with us, so we really felt there was no good reason to get her one. But now that she is older, it is important that she can contact us when she needs to. But we also need the ability to watch to see who she calls and who calls her, so I started looking at phone monitoring software reviews to find something that would easily let us monitor that.

While it is possible to monitor things through our mobile phone company’s website, there is a definite lag between when phone calls going in and out of her phone show up on their site. Her father and I need to be able to monitor things in real time. Some people feel that monitoring their children is overkill, but we know three different sets of parents who didn’t do so, and their children ended up in trouble because their parents did not know what was going on.

One of the sets of parents are my own sister and my brother-in-law. They are pretty laid back, and thought it was amusing when I mentioned monitoring what their daughter is doing on her phone. But they were no longer amused, when their 16 year old daughter got in with the wrong crowd and was using her phone to make plans to sneak out at night. They had previously told her to stop hanging around a certain group of her friends, and she promised she would. Had they been watching her phone calls, they would have learned that she didn’t drop them at all. She snuck out late one night, got very drunk and her friends just left her in a park alone, while she was passed out. This would not have happened with phone logging abilities.

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I Learned Something New About a Popular Ingredient

Posted on 11 June 2016 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

I love to use natural remedies, but I have only recently started using a variety of things as such. For example, I did not previously know that there are several ginger root uses outside of using it for food. In addition, I only started actually using it myself for things that I cook around 5 years ago. I feel so behind! Of course, I ordered different dishes at restaurants that used it as an ingredient. I had just never had the occasion to do it myself.

In the past, I was not a fan of cooking. I often ate out at restaurants and fast food places instead. But since I now have cable and loved to watch all the cooking shows that are on, I have finally developed an interest. Read the rest of this entry…

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Supplying the Country with Tortillas

Posted on 16 November 2015 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

Time is of the essence when it come to food storage. From the moment when food is prepared to the time it is packaged, there are factors working against it that try to reduce the freshness of the food and make it rot faster. That’s why I have an Modified Atmosphere Packaging system set up in my production plant. All of the flour tortillas in my state essentially come from one place, and that’s my plant. Dough is mixed on a daily basis and pressed and cooked into soft tortillas, that are then packed in sets of 10.

The tortillas are a big hit with the locals, and people in bordering states have enjoyed them as well. Read the rest of this entry…

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Drying Clothes on Clotheslines is Making a Comeback

Posted on 8 November 2015 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

When I was a kid I remember my mom doing the laundry in a washing machine that had a wringer to squeeze the excess water out of clothes. It was two rollers that pinched the clothes and squeezed them as they were wrung out. If you got too close feeding a towel or other piece of clothing through, your fingers would get wrung! It was dangerous enough that people would probably sue today if they were being sold here. Anyway, what I really liked was line dried clothes. I was wondering if the clotheslines my mom used were still being made, so I looked them up online.

Grandma had the long clothesline in the back yard that was between two upright metal posts in the shape of a “T.” Each side of the “T” had a line run. Mom had two umbrella style clotheslines that looked like an umbrella that got turned upward in the wind and had the fabric torn off. I can still see her using those every Tuesday, which was laundry day at our house. Read the rest of this entry…

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She Hit the Garage Door

Posted on 4 November 2015 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

My neighbor should not be driving anymore. In fact, she should have had her license taken away quite a while ago. She is almost 90 years old, and she is starting to show her age in everything she does. She lives on her own, but her daughter comes and sees her every day to make sure she is okay. When she came yesterday, it was because I had called her. I told her she needed to contact GL Garage Door Services again because her mother had hit her garage door when she pulling into the garage bay.

I think she had intended to stop while in the driveway, but she must have hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes. Read the rest of this entry…

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What Does a Senior Companion Do?

Posted on 6 September 2015 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

I was wondering this after I met a girl on the train the other day. I was just making small talk with her, although she was rather attractive and I would have been glad to do more than that if the chance presented itself. At any rate she and I were talking and after the fact I realized that I should have asked her what does a senior companion do? She told me that she had a job working as a senior companion in Long Island. I was not really paying close attention to what she was saying though and when I got to the office I tried to look it up, but there was not much information available on the web. Read the rest of this entry…

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The Worst Part is over

Posted on 6 September 2015 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

There was a time when I wanted to be an exterminator in NYC, but I quickly got over that idea after seeing how much they have to deal with each day. Rats are bad enough, but there are bugs, spiders, raccoons, and sometimes even snakes that appear in their line of work. That’s a little too much for me to have to handle. I hate having to deal with the bugs in my home. While I was sleeping one day, a roach crawled onto my face and woke me up. I screamed and ran off into the bathroom to wash my face. That moment was enough for me to call an exterminator as quickly as possible.

The exterminator did a quick pesticide job by spraying around inside and outside the home. I could’t go back into the house for hours because of that roach that crawled on me. Every time I would think about it, shivers would go up and down my spine, and I would get goosebumps. It felt so weird to have the roach crawling on my face. It was as light as a feather, but the legs were just so weird. It was something that I didn’t want feel again.

After the exterminator came, some of the bugs that were hiding in my home came out, but only to die. They turned upside down and had their legs stuck in the air. It was a relaxing sight to see them not moving. I vacuumed them up and flushed them down the toilet. I cleaned up my home to make sure that there weren’t any more bugs left over and I couldn’t find any. After that, I took a nap and had a nice dream about clouds. I wasn’t awakened by any bugs crawling on my face or anywhere else.

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I Should Have Listened to My Neighbor’s Suggestion for Home Security

Posted on 21 August 2015 under Uncategorized | Comments Off

My home and my neighbor’s home was broken into a couple of months ago. Before that happened, I always felt incredibly safe. But after the break in, I found myself racing to the windows to look outside every time I heard any little noise. My neighbor, whose home was broken into as well, said that he visited and signed up to get an alarm put into his home. I was not sure that I wanted one, so I put it off.

During this time, I had been dating a guy who I had only known for about 6 months. He was not friends with anyone I knew, and I did not know anything about his past. I learned the hard way that you really should do your homework when it comes to dating someone new. Read the rest of this entry…

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