Looking at the Different Rate Plans

I wanted to find out what some of the different energy plans are for my area, so I went to txuenergyplans.com since TXU Energy is my energy provider. I wanted to know more about the different kinds of plans because I was not sure I wanted to stay with the fixed rate plan, which is what I had signed up under when I first became a customer. When I went to their website, I was able to learn about the three different types of electricity plans, and the explanations for each one just had it all making so much more sense to me.

There is the fixed rate, which is what I was on. This means that for however long the plan is that I am on, my rates will not changed, they are fixed. Continue reading “Looking at the Different Rate Plans”

Replacing Lost Paystubs Was Easier Than I Thought

I tear off my paycheck from the paystub and deposit it at my bank. I usually put the stubs above the car’s visor, and they make it into the house to sit on my desk until I eventually file them. However, I do lose some on occasion being lazy about taking them into the house. My kids have used them for writing a note down while in the car, and I heard that one of the kids used one to pick up a little gift our chihuahua left on the backseat floor. I needed a paystub generator to fill in some blank spots for a one month period that was being used to confirm my income. After all, I would not even have attempted to preserve the one used to pick up the dog’s mess even if I could retrieve it from the trash. Needless, to say, I am much more diligent now about filing my paystubs appropriately and promptly. Continue reading “Replacing Lost Paystubs Was Easier Than I Thought”

We Outsourced All Our Advertising

My college roommate and I have been best friends for many years. We graduated together and went our own way after college, even though we live in the same city. But we always kept in touch, and it was no surprise when we both shared that we were tired of working for someone else and wanted to partner together on our own business venture. We struggled for awhile, but that changed once we started using Gromode growth marketing to make much more purposeful strides with our company. It has been a long road with our company in general, but we are in it for the long road ahead.

One thing that my business partner and I were not all that good in was getting our business in front of the right people. We are both introverts, and we are not very good with social media, putting on a public face or anything else related to marketing. We had accounts on the most popular social media sites, but we were floundering with our posts. Continue reading “We Outsourced All Our Advertising”

My Boss Had a Standoff with a Goose

I have just got back from a meeting with my boss. He was really mad and at first I thought that I had done something to cause his bad mood. Of course I am not the one who tried to stop him from getting to his car yesterday evening. That was a male goose or a gander, apparently they are rather territorial and people tell me they are quite mean. At any rate he wants me to figure out who does a good job of Canada geese control in NJ. Obviously this is not the usual request, but I looked around and I found some guy who was willing to do the job. I was wondering how you did it really and how you keep the geese from coming back. I am sure that you could kill them or at least fire off a gun at them, but neither of those things is legal at our street address. I guess that you could shoot the geese if it was in hunting season, but not around here. Continue reading “My Boss Had a Standoff with a Goose”

I No Longer Have an Ant Problem

When I found an ant on my kitchen counter at home, I did not think much about it. I just took care of it on my own, thinking it was a one time deal. That was not the case though, and I learned why after I had to contact an exterminator in NYC to help me with the ant problem that was getting worse by the day. He told me that when a single ant walks, he leaves a scent for other ants to follow when he finds food. Even though I live in an apartment, they are still able to find their way in because of that scent that is left by the one ant.

I learned more about ants than I ever thought I would know because of this ordeal. They are fascinating insects once you learn about them, and extremely resilient in their desire to live and contribute to their colonies. I just could not have them living with me, which is why I contacted the exterminator to come help me. Continue reading “I No Longer Have an Ant Problem”

Custom Mirror Lights Up Reflections So You Can See What You Are Doing

Every remodeling job is a custom job. No two rooms are exactly the same. Sure, we are all probably buying similar cabinet brands and tile products, but it is how we put them together to make a room that makes it uniquely ours. Our new bathroom came with a custom built large vanity and granite countertop with undermount sinks. One for him and one for me. Mornings are busy. We topped it of with a mirror we got from a place that builds custom mirrors in Brooklyn. It is stunningly beautiful with its lighted frame.

There was nothing like it available on the market. All we could find was basic glass mirrors in pretty basic frames. We could pick off the rack with wood, steel or plastic frames. Our custom mirror frame comes with its own built in LED lighting. It lights up our faces nicely. My husband, ever the comedian, says it is so much easier now to see those nose hairs needing trimmed. I told him I didn’t think it was a problem for him before. He says that he was not talking about himself. That was when I punched him on the arm. Continue reading “Custom Mirror Lights Up Reflections So You Can See What You Are Doing”

Don’t Fear Challenging Your Body

Shamrock Shake Shakeology recipe protein shake mcdonalds www ...Exercises have an impressive affect on body shape and your appearance (as this best Shakeology review site will show you). Consistent training helps you lose body fat by building muscle mass. With more muscle mass, your metabolism is more efficient, you burn more calories and more body fat. It results in a leaner, trimmer body shape. It’s easy to add strength training exercises to your exercise routine. Any exercise that uses resistance to contract your muscles is considered a strength building exercise. As an example, exercises such as push-ups or squats use gravity and your own body weight to begin muscle contractions.

Repeating the exercises will over time resulting in increased muscle mass. Using free weights, such as dumb bells, is a great way to add to your routine. Continue reading “Don’t Fear Challenging Your Body”

I Didn’t Want to Lose My Channels

I watch a lot of TV, but I actually only have a few favorite TV shows. Most of what I watch, I can take it or leave it. Those few shows are the only reason why I have a subscription to programming. When my local cable company got into a negotiation with one of the channels that airs two of my favorite shows, I got concerned when they said that there could be a blackout. I wanted to get some channel information from a satellite television provider because I had heard that they were not having the same problems that the cable company was having. Continue reading “I Didn’t Want to Lose My Channels”

We Picked Doerman Photography for Our Daughter’s Wedding

Nothing like a southern wedding. No, I’m not talking about shotgun weddings. Our daughter met the man of her dreams a few years ago, and they got married recently. It was hectic, to say the least, planning the wedding. Like most of the weddings in our area, it was an outdoor wedding with an outdoor reception. Well, we had some tents set up for dinner but no reception hall was rented. You have the weather and everything else to worry about with weddings like this. We used Doerman Photography to not have to worry about the pictures.

Our daughter actually left picking the photographer to me, her dad. Of all people, she figured I would have the best shot of picking a really good wedding photographer. That is because I am also a photographer. Why didn’t I photograph her wedding? Well, I was in it for one, and I would not touch wedding photography with the proverbial ten foot pole! I will stick to my landscapes, nature and still like photography thank you. Weddings have one thing in common. That is, a nervous bride and a cranky mom. Continue reading “We Picked Doerman Photography for Our Daughter’s Wedding”

We Use Our Large Glass Shower Enclosure to Bath Our Big Dogs Too

We went to those home supply centers that have examples of their products set up. We found a beautiful Italian tile for the bathroom that was on sale for a low price. We figured we would tile the floors and halfway up the walls with a matching tile. I liked the light color with the dark streaks. We looked at shower stalls but could not find something big and nice. We decided to choose from a place that does glass shower enclosures in Essex County NJ. It was a good decision. Instead of a closed in shower stall that has limited room, we had a custom shower built that is big enough to fit me, my wife and our three dogs. Not that we shower with the dogs. I’m just saying it to give an idea of how big the shower is.

I like everything about the new shower. It lets the light in, it is big enough to be able to enjoy a high-flow rainfall type shower head. Continue reading “We Use Our Large Glass Shower Enclosure to Bath Our Big Dogs Too”

Working on the House Again

We are going to try to get the house ready to move in before Winter. The location is really perfect for us. It is within walking distance of my office and it is going to be easier for me to walk to work than it would be to find a parking space on many days. It is like that most days. The guy across the street is a roofing contractor in Manhattan NY and he has a lot of guys coming in and out. They always manage to snag the good spaces and it is a pain for me to find one. There are places where you can rent spaces near the office, but they are all completely unreasonable about it. You are better off walking to work if it is a possibility.

In fact I could probably rent out the extra space in my drive way for a small fortune if i wanted to do it. Continue reading “Working on the House Again”

It is All About the Placement

My dad told me when I was younger that it is all about the placement when you go to take high school classes. You have to make sure that you spend time with the different people that will help you get good grades and then you will have good influences at school. When you are in high school the type of classes that you take will determine what type of college you go to. I knew that I had to go and look at http://www.treepoint-apts.com to see what different high school level classes were offered at some of the private schools in my area. Continue reading “It is All About the Placement”