Learning My Father’s Family History in Maryland

Needing a change of pace as well as a new place to live my life, I opted to move across the United States from my home in Arizona to Maryland, where I had a lot of family on my father’s side. Looking for apartments in Towson MD was first on my list of things to do as I could not envision living in the basement of my aunt and uncle’s home forever.

i knew I would be in for a bit of a shock once the winter came, but the thought of being so close to the ocean and in the land of all of that wonderful Maryland Blue Crab had me quickly forgetting how cold and snowy it could be in Baltimore.

I was also interested in learning some more about the history of my country as well as the history of my father’s side of the family. My mother’s parents had always lived very nearby when I was growing up and all were very much like me, but my father’s family was a bit of a mystery as we only saw a few members here and there for weddings and funerals. I looked forward getting to know his siblings and my cousins and seeing the lives that they led on the East coast.

I had spent the last twelve years working in an office and when the opportunity arose for me to get a little more creative and work alongside my uncle in his restaurant, I couldn’t pass up the chance to do something I had longed to do since I was a child. I enjoy baking and looked forward to having some of my creations grace my uncle’s menu and was also looking forward to learning about preparing some of the savory dishes his restaurant is known for as well.

Using the Internet to Find a New Home and Furry Friend

Looking for a new place to live, I believe, has gotten both easier and much more difficult than what I remember when finding my first place away from my parents’ home to live. I appreciate not having to drive all over the place to look at apartments, but the sheer amount of apartments available to tour online with click here, visit site, click there, visit another site all lead to information overload and the need to use a good old piece of paper and pen to take notes.

After our kids had moved out of the house to lead their adult lives, my husband and I were looking for a new place to live that would eliminate the need to do yard maintenance and allow us to spend our retirement travelling without having to find a trustworthy house sitter first.

We had been living in a suburb very close to Atlanta while working because we both worked in the city and wanted as short of a drive as possible, but we no longer needed to worry about the commute. The McDonough area looked promising and while a bit further away from Atlanta than we had been accustomed to, it was still close enough to visit restaurants we had been enjoying over the years.

After checking out literally hundreds of apartments online, I managed to narrow our list down to a manageable amount to tour in a day. It didn’t take us long to find the perfect new home complete with swimming pool, tennis court and a fitness center. We were also pleased to find that we would be allowed to have a pet and I immediately wanted to see the puppies the local Humane Society had that were in need of homes. My husband talked me into waiting until we had actually moved to avoid having to uproot a dog as well and while it was great advice, I can’t help myself from now scouring the shelter listings online in search of the newest member of our family.

Moving to Midtown Atlanta for My Job

You go where the work is. That is why my wife and I have not bought a home yet. I work in an industry that needs me to establish infrastructure where it is developing, then I have to move on to the next place that is developing in the industry. My wife is a nurse and can get a job pretty much anywhere. It takes a couple of years of me working in each place. Now it was time to move to Georgia, and we started looking at apartments for midtown Atlanta to move to. I get a moving and housing allowance that really helps. We try to get our rent in line with what the housing allowance pays in order to not have to pay anything over that. Continue reading Moving to Midtown Atlanta for My Job

Moving Back to Georgia After All These Years Spent Running Around the Country

My parents raised me in Georgia. I went to college in Georgia. Then I moved way up north to work a job in geology. Then I moved to the southwest a couple of years after that. I met my wife when I moved again to the northwest along the Pacific Coast. We got together because she was originally form Georgia too, and we missed it. We spent a few years moving around. We both were geologists now working for the gas and oil industry. My wife sent me an email sometime back that simply said, “visit site” and had a link to a really nice apartment complex down in Marietta Georgia where she grew up. We were in the midst of starting our own geological consulting firm that would be run by the two of us. Continue reading Moving Back to Georgia After All These Years Spent Running Around the Country

Stopping off in Malaysia Before Going to Singapore

We visited Malaysia on our trip to Singapore. We spent a few days on the mainland before reaching the island nation of Singapore. When we were in Malaysia, we stayed at a hotel in Bukit Bintang. The area is called Starhill in English, and it is a shopping area of Kuala Lumpur. It is in the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, and it is a big tourist area. We could tell it was very popular. I was not used to crowds like that. Asian folks seem to not be bothered being shoulder to shoulder in some areas. I am used to much more open spaces. I never really even visit big cities back home, so this was new to me.

My wife and kids enjoy visiting crowded places. I am a lot more reserved about that. Continue reading Stopping off in Malaysia Before Going to Singapore

Looking for a Place with My Mom Has Been a Lot of Fun

Some of the best apartments in North Charleston SC are located on the opposite side of the city where I grew up. In the section where I grew up, there are mostly older homes. It’s a beautiful area, but I cannot afford a home there. I had been living with my parents, and it was time for me to spread my wings and get an apartment. I knew that there would be many to choose from, but I just needed to start taking tours of them so that I could think about what it is that I wanted for myself. This was a whole new thing to me altogether. I didn’t think it would be too hard to handle, and it was not.

Mom and dad told me that I should look for a place that is not located very far from the place where I work. The both explained that it can become tiresome very quickly to have to drive 30 or more minutes to and from work when there’s a lot of traffic on the streets. They also explained that I should look for a place that is located behind gates since I am a female who will be living on her own. Continue reading Looking for a Place with My Mom Has Been a Lot of Fun

The Popularity of Seed Favors

Flower seed wedding favors have been all of the rage as of lately. I’ve been to 3 weddings in the past year, and all of the brides and grooms gave out these favors to their guests. I’m actually thinking about getting a green thumb because of these favors. They’re pretty easy to grow, so even if you have a habit of ruining plants, you can still grow these without failure. If this trend keeps on going the way that it is now, I’m going to run out of room on my window for these plants.

I don’t have any plans to get married at the moment, but one of my close friends is going to get married in the near future. They’ve been making small plans for their wedding here and there, and they’re going to have to start thinking about favors soon. Continue reading The Popularity of Seed Favors

Moving 900 Miles Away Was Easy

When my husband told me he had an opportunity to transfer to South Carolina, I was so happy. We were living nearly 900 miles from most of my family, and living in Columbia would put me within 30 minutes of most of them. We talked about it, and it took us just a few hours to decide that it was the right move. I went online to look at some apartment complexes, and that is how I found Park at Boulder Creek in Columbia SC. I knew that we would eventually want a house with a large yard, but we had to make sure that we were going to stay there first.

I did not want to spend a lot of money on an apartment, but I also did not want to go cheap on one either. That is where Park at Boulder Creek came into play. It is not expensive, but it is a really nice area to live. Continue reading Moving 900 Miles Away Was Easy

Found a Great Home for Us

Finding a new home in Texas was a concern for me and my family. Not only is the new home for myself and my wife and daughter but it is also for our two cats. Some apartment complexes are not pet friendly. So I went online and started looking for a perfect home. When I was doing an internet search I found this website www.forumatgrandprairie.com and found it to be very helpful. We are a lover of animals and would never leave our cats behind, because they are just like another family member to us. We are teaching our daughter to respect animals as she is growing up, just like our families did with us.

When I found your website I loved how easily I was able to get the information I wanted for the apartments you had for rent. Moving to Texas was adventure to us as it was so we definitely needed to find a home that we would feel comfortable in and that would suit all of our needs. Continue reading Found a Great Home for Us

The Most Perfect Apartment Ever

I am not a super picky person on most things, but I definitely have my standards when it comes to where I live. If I have a bad meal out or end up watching a bad movie, the long term implications are just not going to be there. If I choose a bad apartment though, I am locked into a one year lease. Since I cannot afford to break a lease, I have to make sure I really like where I live. I started looking at apartments near Stone Oak about two months before I knew I was going to move to that area.

Since getting my new job six months ago, I had upped my travel time to nearly an hour just one way, so I wanted to find something closer to work. My lease was up in two months, and I wanted to give myself enough time to find something that would be up to my standards. As soon as I saw the apartments at Regency at Lookout Canyon, I knew I had found my next home. I had only looked at a couple of other apartment complexes prior to this one, but I knew that I did not have to look at any others. Continue reading The Most Perfect Apartment Ever

Web Design in Norcross, GA for Home Based Businesses

I am a stay at home mom of three school aged children. My youngest child just started school and I seem to have too much time on my hands. I’ve been thinking about starting a home-based business making and selling quilts. Before launching my new business I knew I had to have a website to market my product. A friend suggested I do an internet search for web design in Norcross, GA. And I did just that and was pleasantly surprised to come across a professional web design company that could help me create the perfect website for my new business, Handmade Country Quilts.

I immediately contacted them to discuss creating my website. They were so easy and pleasant to talk to. The gentleman I spoke with listened attentively to all of my thoughts about a new website. After patiently listening to me, he had so many suggestions and thoughts of his own that never even occurred to me. Continue reading Web Design in Norcross, GA for Home Based Businesses

Finding a New Way to Meet Like-Minded People Online Has Been Great

Yes I have a lot of friends, and sometimes we got together for card. Most of my friends have moved away over the years, and those card games dwindled down to the point that there aren’t enough of us to do it anymore. But I really missed playing poker. I found Qqpokeronline and now I can have the thrill of a game in my very own home. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3AM in the morning or 8PM at night because they are open online 24 hours per day.

I like the social aspect of playing in person with friends, but even when we did have games, I didn’t always have the time to get away to attend one. Now that I can play online whenever I feel like it, I like you sit down at night time and play for relaxing couple of hours. It is really nice to be able to do it. Not only that, you can get to know some of the other players via a chat function. I can honestly say that I really don’t miss having to talk to everybody in person because it is just as nice to be able to talk to humans online, too.

I have joined an online community for poker players. I have gotten to know a lot more people that way as well. I have noticed that the conversations are even deeper online than they were in person back when I used to play! It is a really a lot of fun to talk strategy comma joke around and talk about other off-topic things with one another, too. I now think that I really enjoyed this way of playing for. I can see myself doing this for years to come.

The Many Varieties of Cheap Dog Collars

I got a new puppy for my birthday last week and I named him James. I had no idea there were so many things I would have to buy for him. There are so many toys, feeding bowls, collars, leashes and shampoos to choose from. I knew I one of the most important things was a good collar. So I started my search for cheap dog collars. I was told that just because they’re cheap doesn’t mean they aren’t of good quality.

I was going to start searching on the internet first and was astounded at how many different websites that are out there exclusively for dogs. I was further shocked by how many different types of dog collars are on the market. They range in variety. There are collars that light up that need recharging. Of course, they have the typical leather collars as well. There are even collars with gemstones on them. This is going to be difficult choosing from the different types available. The good news is that they don’t cost all that much. Continue reading The Many Varieties of Cheap Dog Collars

Business Marketing Automation from a Marketing Consultant in Walnut Creek Lets Us Travel and Earn Money Online

I worked in business back when direct mail was the rage in marketing your products. I have been retired after a success career for quite some time. Then I got the itch to start an online business to supplement our retirement. I had an idea that I could work a few hours per week to finance our traveling and hobbies. Green fees are not cheap, and neither are those lenses for my wife’s photography hobby. We decided on hiring a marketing consultant in Walnut Creek to help us with the web and social media aspect of modern ways of marketing. Our goal was to automate our business as much as possible so it did not interfere with our retirement time.

Our niche idea kind of took off. We spend a few hours every week working on our core product line, and the rest is just web and social media marketing managed by another company. Our profits are right where we want them to be for continued stability of the business, and the salary we draw supports us traveling in our RV, golfing and buying fancy camera gear. Continue reading Business Marketing Automation from a Marketing Consultant in Walnut Creek Lets Us Travel and Earn Money Online

The Pill Saved My Body

I would always laugh about erectile issues, but that was only because they weren’t happening to me. Once I started to have my own issues, I stopped laughing and took it as a serious matter. I wanted find out more about Viagra in Australia, because I wasn’t even sure that it was sold in the continent. I had always heard that Viagra was good for handling these sort of issues, but I’ve never known anyone who actually used it, or admitted to having erectile issues. Aside from a doctor, there weren’t very many people that I felt I could talk to about my problem.

I was always so afraid that if I told anyone that I know, they would laugh at me until the end of time. The only way I could get feedback and support from actual people was to talk to someone who had been in a similar situation as the one I was facing. I found a forum online full of people who had these issues, and made an account. I didn’t use my real name, because I was afraid that someone would find out that I was browsing the forum. Continue reading The Pill Saved My Body

We Had a Production Truck Custom Built for Us

We have developed a traveling show that is growing. We used to haul all of our gear in an SUV. Then we bought a trailer to put it in. The setup and tear down would take hours. We cut the time to set things up at each venue by having a production truck built. It holds all of our sound and video equipment, and we just run cables into each venue. The director and engineers work from inside the truck. It is a custom presentation system design based on a Sprinter van that even has our satellite dish on it for broadcasting.

It saves us so much time setting up for a show. There is no need to hook up all the computers and take them down at each location. Everything stays hooked up inside the truck, and only cables need to be run. We can even do remote shows where there is no power because we have an industrial generator on a trailer we can bring with us. The production truck was a financial investment for us, and it is built according to our needs and specifications. Its internal layout allows for modular upgrades as new technology becomes available. Continue reading We Had a Production Truck Custom Built for Us

Getting Projector Accessories for Our Community Movie Night at the Local Park

We live in a small town that is next to another small town. There is no traffic light in either community. It is a flat area, and you would not know you are walking into the next town if you did not know the boundary lines already. We get together and have a movie night in the park for people of both towns. I have a super bright HD projector, and a portable screen. We buy a license to show a movie or two and make an evening of it. I looked online to buy projector accessories to get a bigger screen. I found one that is an airblown screen that blows up to 12 feet. That is the perfect size for our growing audience. Continue reading Getting Projector Accessories for Our Community Movie Night at the Local Park

Finding the Perfect Luxury Home on the First Try Takes a Great Real Estate Agent

It was our first experience in the state of California. Neither one of us had been this far west our entire lives. We were retiring and picked a state based on everything we read and saw online. We were not 100 percent sure we wanted to stay, so we found luxury real estate in Santa Barbara that we could lease for a year to see how we liked it out here. The weather was just what we wanted. It was a far cry from what we were used to. We moved in November and finally had a really comfortable winter for the first time ever.

The place where we were living had all of the modern amenities with plenty of granite in the kitchen. Continue reading Finding the Perfect Luxury Home on the First Try Takes a Great Real Estate Agent

I Figured out What I Wanted to Do in Life That Would Make Me Happy

When my parents moved to a small town, they knew they would have no trouble in life because my dad was a plant foreman and did an excellent job at it. The biggest company in town was a food plant and they had hired him to work there. Dad was really into his work, and he loved what he did for a living. He would come home at night and talk about the velocity transducer that he had used that day or some other sort of equipment that seemed so worldly to me. Mom would beam at him because she was happy when he was happy. I have a good family, and life at home has always been great.

When I grew older, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do in life. I had worked at the plant some when I got right out of high school. I worked in their main office upstairs. But I really wanted to become a teacher. So, I stayed there working in the office after I graduated, but my plan was to also go to college. Mom let me borrow her car every day, and I would go to the plant to work during the day, and then I would drive to the community college in the next town over in order to take night classes. It was there that I got my associate degree. Soon after, I applied to a university in our state and that is where I got my teaching degree.

Good teachers are badly needed in our little town. So, after graduation, I decided to come home to each in the elementary school. I have been doing it for 7 years now, and I adore it. I love my students and I love all of their families. I gives me great joy to help these kids get a good start in life. I will be here until I retire.

Cracked the Screen on My Phone

Of course fifteen years ago when I started out very few people had mobile phones and I got on pretty well without one. In fact I can remember when no one except drug dealers and millionaires could afford to have a mobile phone. Now I am completely reliant on my smart phone and it was a catastrophe when I cracked the screen on my phone while traveling on business. I had to figure out how to find someone who does iphone repair in Richmond, which would have been a simple task if I had had my phone. Instead I found a public library and went in there to quickly use the internet on a public computer. I had to send out a couple of emails too, which frightened me pretty much. Continue reading Cracked the Screen on My Phone

Getting Deodorant for My Son with Sensitive Skin

I felt so bad for my son when he told me that the deodorant I had been buying for him was irritating his skin. He showed me his underarm, and I was surprised at just how red it was. I had no idea that he had such sensitive skin! I knew that he needed to have a new deodorant, but I was not able to find the one that he needed. I did a search online so I could find out which of the dozens of different ones was the best deodorant for men who have sensitive skin.

I was able to find a website that had a lot of information on deodorants for people who have sensitive skin issues. Continue reading Getting Deodorant for My Son with Sensitive Skin