My twin brother has always suffered from depression and began drinking to drown his sorrows as a teenager. His only bouts with the law were one DUI. Then he went back to just drinking at home. I decided on medical intervention to help with my depression, and I never got into self-medicating. My brother was drinking so much that he started bleeding internally and was hospitalized. His doctor referred him to one of the alcohol treatment centers in Florida where he could get help with his addiction and the underlying psychiatric issues.
I was able to face it that I had a chemical imbalance in my brain that caused me to suffer from depression. It was not my life, my work or my family dynamic that was at the root of my problem. It was just a malfunctioning balance of neurotransmitter chemicals in my brain. It was no different than if my pancreas stopped producing insulin and made me a diabetic. The depression was just a symptom as high blood glucose is to a diabetic. Continue reading Helping My Brother Get Help for His Addiction and Depression
Building a tall building on top of a tall mountain where the wind whips around at 30 miles per hour at ground level practically every day is a challenge. The higher up we are building, the more forces we get from the wind. Before we even started our plans and 3D modeling, we participated in ETABS watch and learn lessons to understand more about designing the shear walls in our newly planned tall building. The other structures up here are not over four stories tall. This is the first experiment in a tall building on this mountain top.
We know that the materials and engineering concepts exist to make our building safe and durable. We just needed to brush up on things to be certain about every detail. Continue reading Building Tall on a Mountaintop Made Possible with Computer Designs
If you haven’t seen some of the many buildings with apartments for rent in Rio Rancho NM then you may not realize how the architecture of many of them can be so wonderful against the landscape of the state. I really love how much of the scenery in the southwest is so different from the rest of the country. I moved there because of it. I don’t think I will ever get tired of it either. I spent much of my life living in a mountainous area with lots of surrounding forests, and I’ve always appreciated that. But there’s something about the southwest that has called to me.
The first time the I was in New Mexico was for a Girl Scout camping trip when I was in about 13 years old. I lived just one state away at the time where the terrain is much different. Seeing desert was so new to me. I had only seen it in movies and on television up to that point. Continue reading Moving Here is Something That Will Remain Permanent
I have been playing video games ever since I can remember. I played with my dad’s old system when I was a toddler and graduated to electronic sports gaming when I was a teenager. I really liked the competition aspect of electronic sports gaming, plus I was really good at it too. I knew that when I grew up, I wanted to look into eSports careers. I know that probably most kids say that they want to do something like this, but it was more than just words for me.
I wanted to be part of the team that helped create, market or write about these types of games. I had no idea when I was a kid which direction I would go into, but as I got older, I had more resources at my disposal to help me figure it out. The best one is a career site that is dedicated to just jobs involved in the eSports world. I was able to look at leaders in this industry and see what types of jobs they are posting, which helped me immensely as I was starting my college career. Continue reading The Sky is the Limit for My ESports Career
I know that companies have started to produce wireless bluetooth sunglasses that can be used with smartphones, both of the Apple and Android variety, and I really want to get a pair, because it sounds like it would be a really awesome and useful thing to have. Of course, I am sure that the technology is not at a point where it can do all the cool stuff that I imagine when you conjure up the image of wireless sunglasses that are connected to a smartphone.
However, from the features that I do know that they have, I am rather confident that I would really enjoy having a pair to use with my phone, and I need to figure out how much it is going to cost to buy a pair. Continue reading Bluetooth Sunglasses for Smartphone Use
Leave it to me to not realize that there is always prep work that should be done before you sell anything, and that includes your house. I mistakenly thought I could just rush after any real estate agent and put my home on the market with minutes. But who wants to buy a home that has some major issues? The agent explained that I may first need an inspection and maybe even foundation repair company in Humble before she would list my house. You simply cannot sell something to someone in good faith without having everything looked at first because no one wants to spend tens of thousands on a major purchase, only to find out out that they will have to spend thousands more to get something fixed that you may have been concealing.
The inspection process was rather easy. Continue reading I Needed to Do a Little Work on My Place Before Selling
My wife Jessika and I are newlyweds. We were married exactly one month ago. It was blissful and hectic at the same time. It was blissful because I was marring the woman of my dreams. It was very hectic because were planning for a wedding. Jessika wanted everything to be perfect on our wedding day to every painstaking detail. She wanted the perfect cake, location, and dress for the wedding. She even got eyelash extension in Singapore. She wanted to be flawless.
Jessika’s parents agreed to pay for the wedding. They made a fortune from their family business. They always showered Jessika with the best. They spared no expense for the wedding. They flew in the best chefs in the world to cater the event. They made a beautiful wedding cake. It was so beautiful, I actually felt bad about eating it after the ceremony. Continue reading The Wedding Day of All Days
I am trying to figure out what I am going to need to get started in business, how hard it would be and how practical my ideas are. Obviously you want to think things through very clearly before you dive in head first. The important thing is knowing how to do what you need to do to earn money and having the tools you need to do it. I have been in plumbing for close to twenty years. I still have the pay stub template from when I first started back in the nineties. It is a rather simple thing to set up a plumbing company if you only want to do service work. For example a leaky faucet or toilet is going to be relatively simple to fix. If you want to install a new sink or toilet, then that is not too hard if you know your business. Continue reading Getting Started with Your Own Business
I just moved from California to Manhattan about a month ago. I didn’t realize that the weather would be so much warmer here during the summer months. One of the first things I learned is that air conditioning is a must during those hot summer months. I run a carpet cleaning business, and I have a large showroom that is open seven days a week. To make the showroom more comfortable for myself and my customers, I’m looking for someone who specializes in air conditioner installation in Manhattan NY. I’ve met some really nice people in my area who have been able to provide me with some recommendations, so I’m going to do a little more research and call someone to come down this week.
I hope that in addition to installing the air conditioner that they’ll be able to help me choose the right unit for my business. I can provide them with information about the square footage of the building and specification like that, but I really want someone to come down and take a look around to determine what type of unit would work best in my situation. Continue reading Installing an Air Conditioner in My New Showroom
I have always been interested in visual communication and media design, even though I had never taken any formal courses in learning more about it. I was lucky when I completed my secondary education, because I was able to get on at the beginning of a family friend’s new business venture in web design. I was the one who answered phones, greeted clients, took care of the billing, and things of that nature. I could not help but comment on some of the web designs that my boss did though.
Normally, I would not do that, but I knew that there would be no offense from my boss, as he has known me since I was just a child. He liked the ideas that I presented to him, and he wanted me to learn more so I take advantage of my natural talents. He found a 12 month program being offered at a local design school, and he paid for my application fee and tuition there. Continue reading Learning and Working at the Same Time
I know a lot of people who have threatened to move to Canada over various circumstances facing our country, but I do not know of anyone who has actually gone through with said threats. I want to go through with my intentions to move there, and so I am looking for a guide on how to immigrate to Canada to help me do just that. I want to know the requirements and how easy it is going to be for me to do. I don’t think it should be that hard, but of course, at the moment, I do not know anything about it really.
I am kind of fed up with this country and that is why I want to lead. I can’t help but believe that the country is heading in the wrong direction, and this coming election is further proof of that. Continue reading Guide for Immigrating to Canada
I just got out of school the other day and I am going to try to make a little money before I start college at the end of summer. So I went and put in a resume at a moving company in Singapore. Of course my application did not say much beyond the fact that I had gotten good grades at school and so forth. In fact they have very little interest in my brains, so long as I am not too dense to do what they tell me to do. They are not going to let me drive the truck obviously. I do not even have a regular license to operate a motor vehicle of any sort. They certainly would not let me get behind the wheel of a moving van. My job is pretty much to pick stuff up and carry it where they tell me to put it down. Continue reading Started a Summer Job This Week
I moved to Singapore from the United States just over two years ago. It really has been a learning experience and I have loved every minute of it. I have found out new things about myself and about the world that exists outside the borders I grew up within. That’s not to say that I don’t occasionally miss home and the things that I had taken for granted living in the West. One such thing was Spanish cuisine, my absolute favorite. So when I heard about La Ventana Spanish restaurant, I had to try it.
I made reservations for my birthday, when my sister would be here to celebrate with me. I heard great things about their menu and their world renowned chef and when we went I was not disappointed. We got a variety of tapas dishes to start and as expected it was all delicious. Continue reading My Sister Comes for a Visit
I have an old rifle that is in excellent condition. It is worth a decent amount of money, but I like to shoot it. However, it is a high caliber rifle, but it does not have a recoil pad. I have a problem with my shoulder, and I need the protection of a cushioned pad. However, I do not want to have a gunsmith alter this old rifle at all. I bought a high quality neoprene pad that slips on. It works perfectly, and I did not have to mess with the original butt plate on the stock. I can still shoot it now without any issues. Adding that little bit of thickness adjusted the fit better for me as well. Now my cheek lines up with the comb riser perfectly.
When I get back home from target shooting or hunting, I just slip off the recoil pad pad and put the gun back in the safe. Continue reading Slip-On Neoprene Recoil Pad Lets Me Enjoy Shooting Again
Many of the homes in my neighborhood have become run down on the outside. Someone who is an outsider to the neighborhood may think that everyone is just lazy, or that the homes have been abandoned. The real reason why the homes look the way they are is because most of the residents are in their old age. They physically aren’t able to do the labor needed to paint an entire home from the outside. The only way to fix this is by hiring a painter. I hired a painter in Morris County NJ to paint my home, and when he did a great job, I hired him again.
I wanted to give everyone in the neighborhood a treat. I had enough money, so I paid the painter to paint all of their homes to their specifications. Continue reading New Paint Coats for Everyone
I used to use a different software for keeping my books. It got easier when laptops became a lot more portable. I would just keep mine in my truck. However, I would forget it some days. My work is done from house to house. I need to have access to invoicing and even taking payments with credit cards. I started using Quicken 2016 because it worked with the mobile option I wanted. I like using my phone for a lot of business things. I have it with me all of the time. I have a few of those credit card readers that you plug into the microphone jack. There is always one within easy reach when I’m working. I’ve learned that getting the payment when the customer wants to pay is best. Continue reading Being Able to Take My Business Books with Me on the Job Makes Quicken 2016 the Choice for Me
We like to think that Canada is our friend. They are our compatriots. Our neighbor nation of the north keeping back the frozen wastes from the United States. They’re our best access to the polar pole of the north. They’re the neighbor that provides the best in maple syrup and a moral role model for many of us. And yet, they have been allowing the most insidious of creatures to flock to the United States without even attempting to prevent their entry from our borders. Did you think that Canada Geese control in NJ was a joke? You won’t be laughing much when you’re strolling through a park enjoying your fine, gorgeous day when sudden; the beating of wings surrounds you. Continue reading The Goose of the End Times
Maybe you found yourself with an unwanted, leafy bark-faced monster growing from the fertile soil of your own backyard. They do that, you know; unexpectedly rising from the earth like something out of a pollen cloaked nightmare to spread their vile seed across hearth and home. I’m talking about the thing we’re all familiar with these days; trees. For those of us who suffer from allergies a tree represents the thing that we hate the most in this world which is why tree service in Queens NY is so popular. Who in this city of worship to steel and concrete needs the like of wood and green-leafed pollen seeders? Not me, friends, not me. The men and women who brave the heights that these natural ‘wonders’ can climb to are those that we should give our deepest thanks to. After living in Atlanta during the last spring, I would come out every morning to discover my car coated in a fine yellow dust of murder; pollen.
Allergies are no joke. Continue reading Trees Belong in the Fire Place
Many people think that in order to get the best deals on Black Friday, you have to be outside in the freezing cold early in the morning before everyone else. This used to be true in the age when the Internet wasn’t as prevalent, but now, it’s no longer necessary. Shopping on Black Friday is as easy as sitting at your desk at home. The best online Black Friday deals for 2015 can be found all over the Internet. There are a lot of websites that aggregate all of this information into a convenient package that anyone can take advantage of whenever they want.
Some websites have even started offering deals before Black Friday even comes. Continue reading Black Friday is Around the Corner
When my husband told me to find a plumber quickly, I knew that something must have really went wrong with his attempt at unclogging the toilet. The water had backed up and flooded the bathroom floor, which is why he was in such a panic to get a professional out to our house. I did a quick search for companies that do drain cleaning in Bronx NY. I was not about to just pick out the first one that came up on the search engine results. I wanted to make sure that the company that we chose to come into our house and work on our pipes was a trusted and reputable company. Continue reading My Husband Had a Clogged Pipe Problem