This Was My First Pedicure

I had never had a professional manicure before, and I certainly had never had a pedicure either. I have always taken care of my own fingernails and toenails, and I just could not understand why someone would pay another person just to cut and paint their toenails. My mom knew how I felt, so I was confused when she got me a certificate for a Holland Village pedicure. It is not that I am a tomboy and don’t like girly things like that, because I do enjoy fashion. It is also not because I cannot afford a professional manicure or pedicure, because I have a great job that keeps my bank account very healthy.

It is just because I don’t like to waste, and that is how I saw this. (more…)

We Have Both Turned Back Time

When my wife told me she wanted to go to a chiropractor, I really did not know what to say. Normally when someone goes to a medical professional, it is because something is wrong with them. When I asked my wife if she was not feeling well, she told me she was doing really good. She is not a hypochondriac at all, so I admitted that I was puzzled as to the reason she wanted to go to a chiropractor in Camas. I had no problem with her going, but I had no clue why she wanted to go.

She then told me that she had read in one of her women’s magazines that a chiropractor can make a relatively healthy person feel even better. (more…)

Choosing an Apartment over a House

My husband and I were renting a home on the outskirts of Vegas, but we were not really pleased with it. Our landlord raised the rental price twice in the last three years, and we honestly had no idea if he was trying to price us out of there or gouge us. Either way, we decided that we were not going to take it anymore, and I started looking at a website that shows different apartment complexes that have units for rent in Vegas. We had already determined that we would be happier in an apartment for a number of reasons.

The first reason is that complexes are run by management companies rather than a greedy landlord. (more…)

An Honest Estimate for a Roof Repair

I can remember when I was a kid and a huge storm came through the small town we lived in. Every town sees storms, but this one was bad and caused a lot of damage. I was hoping to never see another one like that, and I didn’t up until about a year ago. We got a huge storm though, and unfortunately there was a lot of damage. I happened to be one of the homeowners who needed to find a company that does roof installation in Brooklyn NY, and quickly at that.

I started calling around and explained my predicament to a few different roofing companies. (more…)

Couldn’t Believe We Had Termites

When we found evidence of termites, we needed an exterminator in NYC and we needed them yesterday. What really made me mad about the whole situation is that we just moved into this house about a year ago. That means it was inspected before the sale could be approved and no one said anything at all about a termite infestation. That is incredible to me. Termites will ruin a house faster than just about anything outside of a natural disaster. To miss something this obvious is proof that someone wasn’t doing there job. We’re considering a lawsuit.

The lawsuit aside, we still had to take action quickly against the problem. Letting termites continue to chew through the wood in your house isn’t an option. I could tell me had them, but I had no idea how long we had them or the extent of the damage. Maybe I caught it in time, but I had strong doubts about that. (more…)