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”

The Legion of Long Hair

Being in a home with multiple people who have long hair hasn’t been much of a picnic, especially when I have to clean the bathroom. All of my roommates have hair that goes down to the middle of their backs. They all look like they belong to a rock band. When they bathe, their hair gets stuck in the drain. Normally a little bit of drain cleaner will take care of the hair, but one time the drain became so clogged that we needed professional drain cleaning in Rockland County NY. Continue reading “The Legion of Long Hair”

Tree Pruning Again for Spring

I am sure glad that winter is over, even if we did not have that bad of a winter by our normal standards. Sometimes I think that I would like to live in a warmer climate, but at the same time, I know I would never go through with it because this is my home. So I am going to check into tree pruning in Queens county, NY as this is the time of year that I usually get this sort of thing done. I know that I am going to get the trees pruned and I also want to do a few other things. Continue reading “Tree Pruning Again for Spring”

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”

I Am Now Moving Toward the Goal I’ve Wanted

I learned a big lesson in the past few years in that you can never assume you know exactly where life is taking you. I had no idea that I would ever be living outside my own country, much less running a business. And I learned that opening business in brazil is not all that hard, as long as you get the right help to guide you through the process. Everything has worked out so well, and it had been an interesting ride.

It all started when I went to a Brazil as a young student. My parents sent me there for a 2 month break over the summer. My brother came with me, and we had a lot of fun. We returned a bit wearier, happier and wiser. Continue reading “I Am Now Moving Toward the Goal I’ve Wanted”

I Lucked out with This Very Helpful Company

As a single mommy to two kids, I am always worried about making ends meet. I have taught my kids that they need to be really good about taking care of things in the house because if something breaks, we may not have the money to fix it. So, it was frustrating when I found out that I needed sewer cleaning in Bronx NY recently. But I knew that I needed to do something because you cannot live in a house with two children and have no running toilets that work properly.

The place that we live in has low rent, but it is very old. That is just one of the reasons that we try to be careful, too. When you have a place made with older materials, they are often more fragile and prone to needing to be replaced. When some things need to be repaired, I can do it myself or I can just leave it be without much trouble. But that is not the case with sewer troubles.

I must have tried about four different brands of drain cleaner that I found at a store nearby. Continue reading “I Lucked out with This Very Helpful Company”

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”

Using Foreclosures in NYC to Your Advantage

We searched the listings high and low for homes that met our criteria. We had a good down payment, but the costs for the homes being sold by owners were just a bit too much for what we wanted to have in a mortgage every month. You do not want to end up loan poor where you are struggling to pay debt every month. We decided to check out foreclosures in NYC. Sometimes you can motivate a bank or owner to sell at a tremendous gain to you. There are short sales and other options for you.

We monitored what was being foreclosed. Only a few of the homes met our criteria of a place we wanted to move into. Continue reading “Using Foreclosures in NYC to Your Advantage”

Course Search for a New Career

I am not sure what I want to do with my life, but I really want to be somebody, to have a good life, and a good job. I want to make a lot of money as well, and I have no idea if that will work out for me or not. But I should at least try to make it be the case. I am checking out Tafe course search to try to figure out some courses that could help me to find a good job some time down the road.

I do not have a very good job right now, and I do not expect that I will stay with this company for very much longer. It is not that they do not pay me well, because they do pay me well enough, but rather the problem is that I do not enjoy my work, and that is a big problem for me. Continue reading “Course Search for a New Career”

Energy Information and Energy Rights

It is still a couple of months away, but I want to learn as much as I can, in advance, so I do not find myself struggling to get everything done at the last minute. That is often the case when it comes to moving, but hopefully things will go better this time around. I want to find some info to help me know your energy rights when it comes to choosing an electricity company in Texas. It is my understanding that there are numerous electricity companies in the state too choose from, and that seems a bit unusual to me, but it is kind of cool at the same time.

I bet that since that is competition among the electricity companies that the prices for electricity are cheaper than they are in other parts of the country. At least that would only make sense to me. I am sure that they have no problem generating electricity in Texas, because of all of the oil and stuff nearby. Although, I don’t really know that electricity is generated with oil all that much. Of course, gasoline, which is distilled from petroleum, is used in generators, which did produce electricity.

I am sure that there are also generators that run off of different types of petroleum distillates, but I don’t really know which ones. But anyway, that is kind of aside from the point. It does not matter to me how they generate their electricity. I just want to make for sure that I am going to be getting a good price on the electricity once I make this move. It is going to be kind of a culture shock to live in Texas, I believe, because I am from a very different part of the country. But it is a good opportunity for me.

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”

Perfect for the Retired Golfing Fanatic

The bad thing about retiring is you don’t have the money to play golf all the time. The equipment and the clothing costs too much. Thank goodness my wife invested some of our funds in discount Ogio mens golf shirts in order for me to still hit the links. Everyone goes on and on about how retiring means you can spend virtually all of your time on the course having fun with your friends and family. Without discount attire, however, such a thing wasn’t possible for me. I didn’t have what you would call a high paying job for most of my life, so my savings don’t allow me to splurge on high priced items.

I was aware I could purchase discount items online, but didn’t really feel good about doing so. I thought I would look cheap and unpresentable to my golfing buddies. Continue reading “Perfect for the Retired Golfing Fanatic”