Enjoying Southern Living in North Charleston, South Carolina

People down here can’t get over the fact that I like iced tea, but I drink it without any sweetener at all. They all like their “sweet tea.” One fellow tells me his “Momma makes sweet tea with so much sugar the pitcher she puts it in became a diabetic.” Well, I am a diabetic, and that is why I get the unsweetened tea when out. My wife uses artificial sweetener. I don’t like the taste. I’m not a perfect fit for southern living, but when we looked for apartments for rent in North Charleston, I felt we found a place we could call home.

I have been here 20 years and have not picked up the accent. I still sound as north as a suburban boy could be. Coworkers still refer to me as the “Yankee.” I can out-fish and out-hunt all of them. Though, I do my hunting with a camera, I get closer to animals every day that they wait season after season to get close to. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on April 17th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Setting out on My Next Adventure

I grew up in the Northeast, right by the beach. We had some really awesome summers but the winters were brutally cold. I vowed to always live in a place that got all four seasons of weather, I thought it was an important part of who I was as a person. Then when I was twenty-five the factory that I worked in relocated down to Georgia. I sat with a newspaper looking at apartments near Atlanta airport and I knew I had to make an important decision: Would I stay where everything was familiar or would I take a chance on something new and exciting and move down to Atlanta, where I would get a promotion and be able to live far more comfortably than I had been. As you may have guessed, I choose the new and unfamiliar. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on April 8th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Discovering the Perfect Housewarming Gift for My Son’s New Apartment

My son had just signed the lease on his first apartment and I was in the process of getting ready to see it for the first time. Ever since getting his job offer in Baltimore, he had been searching for a place to live and concentrated on apartments for Towson MD as his ideal area. For as much as I would have loved to have helped him find a place to live, I knew he wanted and needed to do this on his own and find a place that suited him rather than a place that would suit me.

I was more than pleasantly surprised upon arriving at his address to find a beautiful, incredibly well-kept building and his apartment, though desperately in need of some accessories, was gorgeous with plenty of space and had obviously been freshly painted.

My son was anxious to give me a tour and I loved his hardwood floors and the tile in his bathroom. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on April 8th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

I Am Going to Move Forward with Finding a Place

I’ve always been a bit fearful of things of a lot of things in life. I couldn’t figure out why this happened for many years, and my family couldn’t figure it out either at first. For example, I was recently looking for an apartment in Mcdonough GA one day, and I had an anxiety attack. The thought of living alone suddenly terrified me as I was taking a tour of the apartment. Afterward I was so frustrated because it happened in front of the employee who is giving the tour. And I felt silly because I know from hearing from all my brothers and sisters that living alone to be a lot of fun.

Mom said that when I was a kid, my brothers and sisters would forge ahead of my parents to explore all sorts of things. They had very little fear. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on April 4th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Our First Year in Texas Worked out Pretty Good

We decided it would be more financially responsible for my wife to find new work in Texas and me to take the job I was offered in Arlington than for me to try and find work back home while she kept her job. She did not have a lot of time in, and the places she applied for in Texas said they would grant her the same seniority she had at her old job. We looked for apartments for rent in Grand Prairie TX that was just next door to Arlington, and we found a great place at the Forum. We liked everything about the place, and that resort style pool was a real attention grabber. Being able to swim pretty much anytime we wanted was right up my alley.

The kitchen has appliances, so we did not have to bring anything with us. The place has washer and dryer hookups, and that is more than what we had where we moved from. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on April 3rd, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Going Where I Can’t Be Found

I was in a desperate search to find a place to live after I broke up with my boyfriend. Things quickly took a turn for the worse and he was following me around. I would see him at the store, at the post office, and even at the laundromat. He would just be watching me, not doing anything. One day he flashed a gun and I went out and got a restraining order. I was afraid he would kill me, so I followed a click here link to find a new apartment to live in. He wouldn’t be able to find me in a new place as long as I don’t tell anyone where I live.

One of the places I found in my searches was what I considered to be one of the most beautiful places to live. The thing that instantly turned me on was that this place had its own swimming pool. There’s nothing more I like to do than swim after a hard day of work and relieve my stresses. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on April 3rd, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Training for the Big Games

I tried out for the Olympics last year and I didn’t make the team. I was so devastated because I felt that I had put all of my energy into training, but I wasn’t good enough to make it. The other competitors were able to outclass me, no matter how much I tried. I had to sit at home and watch all of the competitors battle for the gold, silver, and bronze. The Olympics won’t be happening for another 3 years, and I’m going to make sure that I have elite speed sports performance by working with a trainer that can make me better than the competition.

The trainer has been putting me through endless drills to put me in the state I need. Just when I feel like giving up, the trainer pushes me even harder to keep going to achieve my goal. I think about how I felt the moment I saw that I was outclassed by the other competitors and how it felt to not be at the Olympics. It’s a mix of sadness and anger that motivates me to continue with the training. My muscles may be sore, but that comes with the territory, because the saying goes that you can’t get gain without pain.

Every day the trainer measures my progress to see how far I’ve come. I’ve made a great deal of improvement since I first started, but there is still a lot of work to be done. The fastest time from the competitors who made it to the Olympics is still a long way away from what I am currently able to get, so I have to keep going. I’ll be doing as much training to build my muscles and increase my overall speed so I can reach that time. Then once I have it, I’ll work past it.

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on March 12th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Finding the Perfect Home for My Family

I’m really excited because my husband and I are buying our first home. We decided that we want to purchase from The New Launch Collections, because they have the best condos that we’ve seen anywhere. Not only are they stunning to look at, but they have a lot of amenities as well. I’m looking forward to using the pool, fitness center, and ample parking. My kids will love playing on the playground. We will be located close to everything we need, including the local shopping center and downtown business district.

I know that we will be happy in our new home for years to come, but when it comes time to sell the property, I’m very confident that we will be able to get a very good price. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on February 24th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

The Right Data Rich Substrate Design

Mobile application design has become one of the fastest growing fields within the industry thanks to the market penetration of smart phones on nearly every continent. In countries like Singapore where the majority of the citizens possess one sort of smart phone or another over a home computer, it becomes evn more important to continue the development and progress of design techniques for this medium. This becomes especially true for companies like https://www.massiveinfinity.com who are on the bleeding edge of mobile application theory and design. It’s their approach that drives competition within the market so that we can all enjoy properly developed applications rather than the trash that populations most App Markets. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on February 21st, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Study Hard and Stay Calm

In order to attend school in Singapore, I had to find somewhere to live. Some searching brought me to www.seasideresidencesofficialsite.com.sg, where I learned that there was a nice place by the sea that would be nice for me to live. Other students from my school live in the same building, and we take public transportation to class from the building every day. We sometimes get together and have study sessions in the residence. We’ll usually pick one person’s room to have the session and all meet there. After studying, we go down to the pool and swim for a while to relax a little and get rid of the tensions created from studying. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on February 16th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

So Many Things to Set Up

When we recently retired and moved to Texas, there were so many things to be done. For example, I had to look online for electricity companies in Corpus Christi just to make sure we would have power. It’s amazing when you have set down deep roots that lasted for years that you forget how much work it takes to set up new roots somewhere else. It is exhausting. You have to find a new doctor, a new dentist, get a new driver’s license, and all sorts of other stuff. You have to set aside a fairly large block of time just to get things to the point where you can do all the other stuff.

What surprised me is how easy it is to do nowadays. Thirty years ago you had to drive all over the place, set up appointments, go back later and meet with people just to get the lights turned on. Not anymore. Now it is as easy as going online and checking out your options. And surprisingly there are more than one option. Remember when you could only get your telephone from Ma Bell? And not only that you had to wait months for them to come out and hook up the line and install the phone! Crazy stuff.

For our power it was as simple as locating a site and picking an option. You can input your information and someone gets right on it. It still takes a bit of time, of course, but it is much faster than before. We were barely settled in and bingo we had lights. And believe me when I say it is important to get that covered immediately in Texas. The weather here can be brutally hot and if you can’t get that air conditioner running, you are in big trouble!

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on December 14th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

I Wanted to Change Carriers

When I bought my phone, I got a pretty decent deal for it since I locked myself into a two year contract. Some people told me I didn’t get the best deal possible though because I still ended up paying a few hundred dollars for it. I decided that I was going to switch carriers once my two years was up, but I found out that I would have to buy a new phone with the new carrier. This was mind boggling, considering how much I paid for it, so I searched for remove carrier on my computer.

I knew that there had to be a way that I could switch carriers without having to buy a new phone. I was not willing to put out several hundred dollars more when the phone I have is perfectly fine. In fact, it is the best phone I have ever had, and I’ve had quite a lot of different ones in the past. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on October 17th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Coffee is Really Part of the Culture Among My Friends

Coffee is a big deal with my friends. We have conversations about beans, roasts machines and everything. They seem to get into it like a competition sport to see who can have the most interesting coffee available when we visit one another. I guess it is like a replacement for the old dinner parties that our grandparents used to have. Some of my friends have some nice machines to make different coffees. Everyone has a French Press. All I had was my drip coffeemaker for the longest time, but I had been looking at deals on the best espresso machine I could find. My goal was to buy a used commercial espresso maker. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on October 4th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

On One of the Worst Nights of My Life, Music Helped

When my husband left, he took more than half of what we owned together. I came home one night to find most everything taken from our apartment. It was horrifying to walk in after work and see so many things missing. Once I figured out what had happened, I went to turn on my laptop so that I could listen to some soothing music. It was mind blowing to see that he had even taken my laptop with him. I went to my favorite MP3Skull site with the help of an old laptop that I had in the closet to get some music. As unique as that may sound, it made me instantly relax to hear my favorite songs. I sat back after that and began thinking about the situation.

My ex and I were married for only six months. Read More »

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on October 4th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

LVT Underlayment Prices for Vinyl Floor Installation

I have decided that I am going to put a new vinyl floor in my kitchen and I want to do it myself, so that I can save some money on the installation. I am trying to find the best price online to buy LVT underlayment, so that I can use that to place below the vinyl flooring that I will install. I think that LVT is a good choice of material for the project, because of its acoustic properties. Some of my younger children have their bedrooms adjacent to the kitchen, and they go to sleep much earlier than their older siblings.

Said older siblings have a tendency to use the kitchen late at night, and can often make a good bit of noise, until my wife or I comes out to yell at them. Hopefully by installing an underlayment iwth good acoustic properties underneath the new vinyl floor, we will be able to cut down on some of the noise generated by people using the kitchen late at night.

I am really excited about doing this project on my own, and I will cross my fingers and hope that I do a good job on it. On the surface, it does appear to be a pretty easy job to do. In particular, I am kind of worried about how hard it will be to cut the vinyl. I don’t think it should be tricky, but I am not really sure at the same time. I have never done it before, and I think it needs to be cut pretty close to exactly in order to fit right with the measurements of the kitchen. From what I’ve read and watched on the subject, that is going to be the trickiest part of the whole project, but I am not sure.

  • Share/Bookmark
admin on September 15th, 2016 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -