Renovation Revolution!

March 14th, 2015

When my mother passed away she left the home that I was raised in to me and my husband. We currently were living in a quaint little apartment just off main street in my hometown and I was pregnant so we were excited to have more space for our family to grow. I loved my mothers house but felt it needed some renovations as the memories were just too painful since she had so recently passed on. We didn’t want to change everything but the living room was a space I never did like because of the shag carpet and green walls. We ended up choosing a light blue color that emitted a relaxed spring time feeling from it. We installed some nice knotty wood oak Manchester shutters that really brought the whole room together. I was extremely happy with our choices and was sure mom was approving as well.

Sand Saved My Savings

January 19th, 2015

Don’t try this at home. I was a gambler, down to my last grand. I was at the track (of course) and losing something fierce. I was waiting for the 8th race because I had a tip. I promised myself no wagering until then, but hey, you know the story. If you put drugs out for a fiend at noon and say wait until 5, good luck!

I couldn’t buy a win, but this tip said the horse was switching from turf (grass) to dirt for the first time. My source said it was a “sure thing”. Something to do with training and pedigree. I didn’t ask too many questions. I just put my money down and said a little prayer. And plain old silica sand made all the difference. Amazingly, that horse wired the field. I made my money, got help, (still do) and haven’t placed a bet since.

Keeping a filter clean and ready for swimming

December 21st, 2014

Water filtration media is one of the most important aspects of keeping a swimming pool ready for any day of the year. Without proper filters that are clean and ready to be operated at any time of the day or night can mean the difference between enjoying ownership of a swimming pool and struggling with dirty water. Media can take many different forms and it is always a good idea to get the assistance of an expert before choosing which option to use in a filter. Clean and prepared filters can make a huge change in how a filter operates and how clean the water in any pool is, replacing the media found in any pool filter should be done on a regular basis to make sure each pool is filled with clean, blue water.

It is super hot in here!

October 30th, 2014

It is becoming so hot these days! I had to turn on the air conditioning Manchester in order in the house in order to feel like I could function! It has not been this hot in this part of the country for many years! In fact, it felt like it was going to snow just a few weeks ago! If the heat is this bad during the Spring, then I do not even want to think aboutthis summer! Luckily, we put in a new system last year and I think it will make a a big difference in how feel during this summer’s heat. Last year I must have bought five fans to get the air moving. However, it seemed like nothing was working! I called so many people to get estimates for a new AC. I finally found a great quote and had it installed. I am so glad we have this new AC unit!

What’s Mine is Yours

August 30th, 2014

He was wearing a pair of size eleven sneakers called Speedsters. They were high-tops, had a pump on the tongue, and had multicolored laces. I knew everything about these particular shoes, because they were mine.

I was volunteering at a food shelter when I saw the man wearing my shoes. He was tall and his clothes were covered in dirt. He noticed that I was staring at his feet. “You like my Speedsters, huh?” He said. I knew he had stolen them from me at the gym last week, and I knew he didn’t recognize me. “They’re great shoes, take good care of ‘em.” I said.

I handed him the clipboard to sign, allowing him to take a bag of food. I tore his copy from underneath the NCR pads and handed it to him. He nodded his head at me in appreciation, and I nodded back.