I Just Started a Night Job

July 24th, 2017

It is not really that hard of a job and sort of perfect for a person like me who is a full time student. I have been working the night shift at this place that has storage units for Newmarket in Ontario. Obviously I am studying at university full time and so I have very little opportunity to have a full time job unless it is odd like this one. The truth is that I get to study almost the entire time that I am there. My job is basically just to be there in case something else happens. It is great for me, I need to have a better job than I could have expected in the other parts of the day. It does not really hurt my studies even a little, but it took a great deal of effort to adjust to it. I get off work and I take the bus straight to the campus. Continue Reading »

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Bringing All of Our Production Data into One Display

July 21st, 2017

We needed some software for our business that tied together a bunch of incoming data streams to display the data in a functional way on one panel. The layout of the data needed to be intuitive and logical for how our workflow operates. Part of the data included trends that needed to be monitored as well as the operational parameters of production equipment and even how much raw material inventory we had on hand. This way upper management could get a grasp of operational efficiency at a glance. We used a company that does software development in Liverpool to put together the application that our management could use. Continue Reading »

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I Needed a Quality Food Scale

July 19th, 2017

When I decided to start selling nuts, I had no idea that it was going to take off as well as it did. My family has a nut farm, and we mostly sell to major stores in the area. I had several people ask me if they could buy them right from me, and I figured it could not hurt. The first thing I did was look at the best food scales. We had the industrial ones in the barns, but I needed a smaller one for the table that I planned on setting up at the farmer’s market in town.

I could have pre-bagged the nuts at home, but I did not want to make people buy in the quantities that I felt was right. I wanted them to be able to order a quarter of a pound of nuts if they wanted, or 30 pounds if that was their desire. Continue Reading »

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I Needed a Three Bedroom Apartment

May 11th, 2016

When my wife and I decided to divorce, it was as amicable as possible. I know some people who divorce are bitter and quite angry, but we were both just relieved that we could get on with our lives. We decided that she would stay in the house because of our two children, and I would get an apartment nearby. We have a daughter and son, so I knew I was going to need at least a three bedroom apartment. I started looking at the ones available in the area, which is how I found myself at parkatbouldercreek.com.

I really liked this particular complex because it was in the kids’ school district. That way, if their mother was away on business, they could just stay with me without it causing any chaos in scheduling everything. I showed the kids the website because I wanted them to be happy with what would be their second home. I was really hoping to find something within walking distance, but I was happy that it was just six miles from their house. Continue Reading »

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We Appreciate Our Mother a Lot

July 21st, 2017

I don’t have a lot of money, but I still wanted to get my mom something nice just because she had been having such a hard time of it lately. My younger brother was giving her a lot of trouble, and he really tested her patience before he realized that her common sense was better than his own. She was also working two jobs, and I just felt she did not think she was appreciated. I asked one of my female friends where I could get some cheap flowers in Melbourne, figuring she would know a whole lot better than me for something like that.

She didn’t even hesitate when she mentioned Flora Laura, a florist company that her family had been using for a long time. She told me that any time her father messed up somehow, a floral delivery would be forthcoming within days. Continue Reading »

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I Have a Lot of Fun Doing This Online

June 25th, 2017

I went to Vegas a couple of years ago, and ever since then, I’ve wished that I could go back. But when you have a family and a busy job, it’s not that easy to get away. I really love spending as much time with my kids as I can anyway, so I figure I can travel more after they are all over the age of 18. But for now, I get a taste of that city by betting online. I use NRL tipping experts to help me out. It is a lot of fun. Every month, I put a side a little bit of money to use for bets. My wife has even become interested in it, and she’s starting to do it, too. My friends and I sometimes plan out our next vacation so that we can do this fun stuff in person, but I’m having so much fun as it is, that I’m fine until I can travel again.

My wife and I had our kids relatively young. Continue Reading »

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A Party Bus Tour Around the City

November 30th, 2016

I knew that getting a party bus would be the most fun way for my family and I to go around and see the Christmas lights, but I honestly thought that it was not within my means to make that happen. I just figured that something like that would cost a lot of money, but I decided to find out just for the heck of it. I am so glad that I did, because I found out that if we all chipped in for a chauffeur and a party bus, it was definitely something that we would be able to afford.

The best part about doing this is that we would all be together rather than taking separate cars. That is what we have done in the past. While it was fun, it was not as fun as it could have been had we been together for the entire trip. Continue Reading »

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Save at the Last Minute

October 13th, 2016

A booking error with a limo company caused a bit of confusion. I called the company months ago to book a limo for a specific date, but the company didn’t properly log my booking. When the date from the booking arrived, I called the company and complained about the limo, and they told me that they didn’t have any available to send to me. I had to go to Bright Star Limousines to rent one on a short notice.

It’s a good thing that Bright Star had limos available at the time, or I would have been in big trouble. I rented a limo because I was going to a formal dinner with a group of friends. Continue Reading »

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Looking at a Place in Plano

December 28th, 2015

I have been looking to find a new place to live for some time, right now we are looking at this place in Plano that a friend of mine is looking to sell. He has about two and a quarter acres of land and a pretty good size house, but it is not in the peak of condition to put it mildly. We would have to put a good bit of work in the place to get it to the way we want it. We were checking this page today trying to figure out if our power rates are going to be much different and it looks like we would come out a little to the better. Continue Reading »

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One of My Favorite Medical Websites

November 20th, 2015

I’m always interested in finding amazing websites to write about- that’s my job, and I love it. When my friend told me to follow this link and check out a website about Traditional Chinese Medicine, I was really excited. I had never written about that topic before, so it was all new to me. Before I review a website, I like to learn as much about it as possible. Since I wasn’t familiar with the topic, I had to learn all about Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to make sense of everything. Once I had enough information, I was then able to really understand the layout of the page and why they chose to place elements where they did.

I think that a lot of medical websites can be confusing for patients. This site was refreshing because content was organized in a way that was easy to find and easy to understand. This is by far one of the best sites I’ve written about before. In learning about the practice, I also learned that TCM could probably benefit me. Continue Reading »

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A Folding Treadmill for My Small Apartment

October 30th, 2015

When I moved to a new apartment, I was not happy with the fitness center. There were a lot of kids that hung out there, and I am not the kind of person to feel comfortable exercising in front of an audience. I knew that I was going to have to figure out something, and the end result was the purchase of a treadmill. I had to do some research first once the idea was planted in my head, because my apartment is one of the smaller ones. I did an online search to find the best folding treadmill, and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Continue Reading »

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Is It Already Coming to This Sort of World?

September 26th, 2015

I was watching the TV the other day, watching a college football game and I saw a commercial for ADT Home security. It had the awesome linebacker for the Carolina Panthers in it and so I paid attention to it. He is one of my favorite players in the NFL and the Panthers are obviously my favorite team. At any rate I got to thinking about how that system works. You have an alarm and you have video cameras in your house. Obviously you would not have the cameras in the more private parts of the house. You would not have a camera pointed at the shower or by the side of the bed where you are going to taking off your clothes. Continue Reading »

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How to Educate Children Before They Start School

July 31st, 2012

Mickey MouseChildren love to learn and you will find that out if you take the time to simply teach your child. There are many ways to teach a child. Children don’t only learn in school, they learn different things each and every day, whether you know it or not. If you want to properly educate your child before they start school, there are plenty of different things that you can do.

Read to your child on a regular basis. Even if you have a very small child that will only listen for a few seconds at a time, he can still get something out of you spending the time reading to him. As he ages, his attention span will expand and he will begin sitting longer and longer to listen to you read. Reading is something that your child will have to do in school so starting him young will do nothing but help. Continue Reading »

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Disciplining Your Toddler: Positive Strategies That Work

July 31st, 2012

mickey-mouse-coloring-2As the mother of a toddler, I know how hard it can be at times to meet his daily needs and try and teach him the life skills that he needs to be successful. In particular, as we begin to move toward that tricky second year of life, discipline is becoming more of a focus. The following ideas have helped my family (and my sanity) as we attempt to raise a well-rounded, happy child.

Your toddler is never too young for a sticker chart! We started a sticker chart with my son when he was around fifteen months old, and he immediately took to it. I felt like I was constantly putting him in time out (more on that in a minute), and I wanted to positively reinforce his good behaviors. My little guy loves Mickey Mouse, so I made up a simple chart that had a large grid with 30 different squares on it; pictures of Mickey and his friends were added all throughout the chart. Each time my son does something positive, such as using his manners, helping clean up, or laying still when he gets his diaper changed, he earns a sticker. Continue Reading »

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