Everyone has their vices… some people smoke, some drink alcohol, and some eat to deal with everyday stress. I have to admit, my vice is food. And one of the best ways to deal with my stress, especially after having a particularly bad day, is by drinking my pain away. That means I usually will get a slushy, some sort of sweet tea or juice, or if I have had an especially horrible day, a milkshake or frozen coffee. Milkshakes, while high in caloric content, are so delicious that I have to indulge myself only occasionally, but when I do, the relief of a stressful day seems to literally melt away with each sip of the straw. Although I also must say, if I plan on having a milkshake, I won’t drive to the nearest fast food restaurant and order whatever they may have on the menu. Not all milkshakes are created equal, and I have certainly found a distinct difference in the quality of milkshakes from one food chain to the next. [Read more…] about Milkshakes Help My Pain Go Away
I have a friend who just recently graduated from high school. He was homeschooled by his mother and received a very good education. His mother is a very talented artist who took his schooling very seriously. She went outside the bounds of structured curriculum and researched unusual ways to give him a well rounded education. He was very fortunate that she was able to hone in on some of his interest and she took the time to develop those areas. The end result is a person who has outstanding talent in photography, graphic designing and computer skills to include both software and hardware. He now works for a reputable company in town and is paid well for his talents. He uses all of them to produce some fantastic products in which the customers are extremely pleased with. [Read more…] about Goodbye to a Great Friend
Earlier this week I was in a high-dollar condo doing a packing job. The residents were moving out and they had quite a substantial amount of items that needed to be packed and moved. I had to chuckle to myself as I passed through the gated entrance at just how much insecurity these people have. First there’s the coded gate entrance, then the coded garage entrance and then of course, the locked condo entrance. And yet with all these codes and locks, they would not be able to prevent someone entering in their home if that person was of the mind to do so. What is even more shocking is just how much money these people pay for such security. It’s unreal.
I suppose I’m a down-to-earth type of person when it comes to my finances and how they are spent on security. One simple lock on each of my doors, a limited knowledge of the law, and six bullets in my revolver along with an I-Never-Miss track record, pretty much insures my security. Of course, some of these precautions are only good when I’m at home. However, there is another item that I would like to purchase in the future. Although I wouldn’t use it as a burglar deterrent, that is how it is marketed and rightly so. You can fairly cheaply get some X10 motion sensors online, hook them up to your master console (or get an X10 home security starter set), and you’re good to go. [Read more…] about Is Your Home Over Secured?