Our apartment building took a beating from the last round of inclement weather that came through the city. The people on the top floor reported leaking from the roof as the rain poured down. Our building manager immediately contacted someone about roof installation in Manhattan NY, and had someone come and fix it within the hour. We were all really impressed that their response time was that fast, especially considering that the inclement weather was probably causing issues for people all over the region. We’re all thankful that they were able to help us out so quickly.
Those residents who were affected by the storm had to start some home improvement projects around their homes in order to repair the storm damage. In addition to repairing the roof, they also had work done on their floors. (more…)
I went with my father to New York to help my aunt pack up her moving van. My boyfriend lived out there, so I ended up staying at his house for the weekend. I got to his house and thought I was going to die. It was almost a hundred degrees in his house, and he was in the basement right next to the water heater. He said that their air conditioning unit had broken earlier that week and they hadn’t been able to find someone. I looked for ac repair in Manhattan, NY.
I found a good bit of repairmen, but they all wanted to charge me my first born child. He told me to forget about it, his dad would just have to do it when he had a day off. I just don’t understand how they were living in this heat like that. His mother is handicapped and needs oxygen at all times, so I know she was having issues breathing because of the heat.
It took some digging, but I ended up finding someone willing to help us. They were kind about their prices too, knowing that we had a handicapped person in the house that needed oxygen. I didn’t have to fork up my first born child, or any limbs in order for them to come down and repair the unit. It was a miracle I was even able to find anyone willing to come down and fix it on a weekend, but I guess I just got lucky.
The funny thing is I hadn’t even found them by searching online or in the phone book. We were at the grocery store and someone heard me saying that our air conditioner had died and offered his services. He had just started his own business and was still trying to get some clientele. We were happy to give him a good review after he helped us!
I can remember when we had dial-up Internet. When we upgraded to a modem that was twice as fast, it was amazing for us at the time. Back then we could not even view a photo. It just took too long to download. The graphics were simple so they could download fast. The first broadband Internet we got was incredibly fast for what the Internet could do at the time. Now the Internet and devices connected at home are surpassing what service level some folks have. We like our AT&T Internet service because we can all be doing whatever we want on the Internet without any slowdowns or that dreaded “buffering” notice. (more…)
Yuck, I am feeling pretty cruddy this morning, and it has got me to thinking. I have been thinking about a lot of things since I woke up, and my main conclusion is that I need to do things to improve my quality of life. That is going to mostly involve living a more healthy life. I know that I have not been living the best lifestyle, with regards to my health lately, and that needs to change. I just got done watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-xrmutu0uq and it had some good pointers and tips for improving my health.
I am going to take some of those pointers into consideration when it comes to putting together a plan of action for improving my lifestyle, and hopefully thereby, also improving my health. I need to start eating better, and that is for sure. I want to start an organic vegetable garden in my back yard, because I would feel a lot better eating vegetables knowing exactly where they came from, and also the things that went into making those vegetables grow. I do not intend to use anything but all natural fertilizer. For that, I am going to start a compost pile.
I also want to start taking vitamins and supplements that will help to improve my health. I have a few in mind that I think will help. But I want to do some more research on the vitamins and minerals, supplements, and et cetera that the body needs to have. I have some knowledge of this, because I took a human physiology class when I was in college, but that was ages ago, and so I have forgotten most of what I learned during that course. But there is always time to learn more things, and that is how I like to approach my life.
I like to listen to world music on the weekends. I spend a couple of hours listening to music of different genres from around the world as I mow and trim the lawn on Saturdays. I listen when I am washing the car or weeding the garden too. Lately, I have been listening to songs from India. I have watched some Bollywood movies with captions, and I have found I like some of the songs written for the movies. I go to songs.pk to listen to mp3s of movie songs that I like.
The reason I listen to world music is because I write songs. I am not even sure what my genre fits into. I have mixed the Australian didgeridoo with the sounds of the Irish penny whistle. I have an eclectic taste when it comes to music. There are very few genres where I cannot at least find a few songs that I enjoy listening to.
I know that there are many youths that are into music with violent lyrics. I am not opposed to revolutionary lyrics, but true artistry is not so graphic as some of these genres are today. I also find it interesting that the love, anger, angst and other emotions come out in music from all over the world just as it does here. I am also amazed at the similarities of melodies and rhythms when you strip away the distinctive sounds of the instruments of certain genres.
I have hear hard rock played by Bluegrass musicians. It is interesting to say the least. I have also heard Bluegrass music played by famous rock musicians. It is even on a wildly popular album from a famous rock group of the 1980s and 1990s. All you have to do is listen and be open to understanding the language of music and how it is used for good or bad.