One Last Vacation with Friends

I’m glad I was able to find an apartment at http://jjh.com.sg, because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have had anywhere to live when I was in Singapore. I went there with 3 other friends for a vacation in the summer. This was the last vacation I would be able to have with my friends because we were all graduating from college and would have to go on with our lives after that. We needed one last exciting time before entering the work force and having all of our time consumed by responsibilities and family life.

After finding the apartment, we took a plane to Singapore and were amazed at how great the apartment looked. It looked nice in the photos we saw online, but it was even more impressive in person. After choosing who would sleep in what room and unpacking our luggage, We set out in Singapore to find one thing that we all wanted to see: the beach. As friends, we have a rule that we must see the beach in any country we visit. It’s something we made up during college. Read More »

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Started to Work on Some DIY Projects

This is mostly just being cheap, but I got the idea from a friend of mine who had made her own Do it yourself Roman Blinds. In theory this is pretty easy and in my case it was really easy, because this particular lady just loves to show off her abilities. I am sure you have met a lot of people like this in your life and in this case I did not really intend to convince her to do it all for me. My plan was for her to show me how she did it and then I would mess around until I got it all sorted out. It really is not all that hard, but it takes a little bit of fooling around to get it right. Read More »

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I Am Getting a New Citroen Van to Use As My Work Van

I like a nice van to use to work out of every day. I do furnace repair, and I carry my tools and parts in a van every day. I was looking at Citreon van sales to get a new work van. I wanted something that was going to greatly increase the fuel economy. My tools are heavy, but not so heavy I need a van as big as the one I have. I also wanted something that was a lot more easy to drive in urban and village areas. It was tiring driving my big van around all of the time.

When I have to work with another person installing a new furnace, we will bring the big van since it can actually hold the furnace and duct work metal and tools. My smaller van I am getting from the Citroen van sales I have seen being offered is going to be my daily work van. Read More »

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Replace the RIAA with Reasonable Business

When a friend of mine encouraged me to buy Datpiff downloads, I could only look at him with dismay; what in the world is Datpiff, I wondered. I hadn’t heard of the service before so I had to do what any good digital native does in this situation; I Googled them and quickly found out that my friend was correct in recommending this service to me. Even with Rhapsody and Spotify at my disposal, it can be difficult to find those songs that exist only on different mix tape albums – the kind where a multitude of singles are tossed on. Read More »

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Getting Ready for the Big Move

Of course things never work out quite the way you expect, but I have a contingency plan and so I put my stuff in a storage facility called store friendly while I am figuring out how to move. The place I am leaving in is a dump and it has always been a dump. I knew when I moved in that it was eventually going to end up being razed to the ground and replaced by a big tower. Of course that makes it cheap and I have been trying to save money for my own place and the easy way to do that is to not spend money when I do not have to spend money. Read More »

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Looking for a Temporary Location

I had a talk with the landlord this morning. He came by and let me know that when the lease was up he was going to sell the building to someone who seemed likely to tear it down and put up a bigger structure of some sort. So it seems that I have look at some sort of service offices, perhaps like the ones here. It seems like that is the best thing from what I can tell, or at least it is something which seems like the best thing to do for the short term. It is not going to be possible for me to set up an office as it would seem. When I put this together I had access to an out of work IT guy who was willing to work for cheap to set it up for me. The big thing is the phone and computer network. That is a very complicated thing for a normal person with ordinary technical skills to deal with. The guy who did it thought very little of the task and yet he had to do a lot of troubleshooting.

That is the thing that would be a big problem. It is not like putting a lego set together exactly. The pieces can fit together just fine and that does not mean that the system is going to be any use to you. This guy called it chasing gremlins or something like that. You have some tiny error some place in the code, which amounts to a speck in the middle of tons and tons of code. If you know what you are doing that is not so big of a deal perhaps or even then it might be very frustrating. However I would not even have a clue where to begin.

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Helping My Uncle out This Week

My uncle is fairly well off financially, but his health is not as good as it could be and so I have been helping him out this week with some stuff he needs to get done now that the weather is getting nice. Of course I am still going to school, but I am not so far away that I can not do this as well. He has a woman who comes in a couple of times per month to provide a bit of senior home care in brooklyn ny and that is the only reason he can keep the house. My Dad is trying to get him to move in with them, but of course he and my Mom do not precisely get along. In fact Uncle Roy is not a precisely easy person to deal with unless you are the sort of person who is not easily aroused to anger. He just has a way of saying things, more or less as though he does not really care a lot about what other people think. Read More »

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