Scheduling an Appointment for an Apartment Tour

Last week I made an appointment to take a tour of the local apartment community. They’ve been on my radar for several months now, but I’m just now getting around to focusing on my move and finding my next home. I’m really excited to take a closer look at the community and visit site features that only residents can access. The person I scheduled a tour with sounded very nice on the phone, and made me feel very welcomed, even before setting foot on the property. I’ll make sure that I wear my walking shoes, because I plan on taking in every square inch of the facilities.

One of the things that I want to focus on when I’m there is the clubhouse. Continue reading Scheduling an Appointment for an Apartment Tour

So Much I Like About the Pad

Looking for a new place has never been fun for me. There are some people out there who enjoy taking their time and finding just the right place to live, even if it takes them weeks or even months. I just don’t have that kind of patience. When I had to move closer to Atlanta, I decided to go online and find an apartment that way. I had never done that before, but I figured it would be a quick and efficient way to find what I want. It definitely proved to be both those things when I found

This is the website for a new apartment complex that is right on the outskirts of Atlanta, and it is actually in the perfect location for me since my job is on the outskirts of Atlanta as well. I thought that I would end up getting an apartment in the city and commuting, but this makes my travel time so much easier. Continue reading So Much I Like About the Pad

The Floor Plan is Really Nice

I looked at the website for an apartment complex that was highly recommended to me, and I was really surprised at just how nice everything is there. The main thing I wanted to look at was the floor plan of the apartment that I was most interested in. I wanted to make sure that the pictures did not make it look like a really nice place but the reality of it was different. I had been duped like that once before, so I always consider the floor plans before getting too excited. This time was no exception, and I was really happy to see that the floor plans matched what the pictures show.

The living room is quite large at nearly 15 foot by 17.5 feet. Continue reading The Floor Plan is Really Nice

I Have Moved in with My Girlfriend

It took me quite awhile to get this job and I am pretty much already looking for a new one. I am not working for the government, but the government is pretty much paying the freight in the end of it all. The new budget may well change all of that. In fact things would be going great for me if it were not for the uncertainty about the job. I am living with my girlfriend for free at the moment, she has one of these lovely luxury apartments in Towson MD. Of course I had no idea when I started to date her while I was a senior at VCU, but she and her family are really rich. They have some sort of thing in the stock market, a brokerage of some sort. It is pretty lucrative from the way I hear it, but of course she is not really involved. She works in the State Department.

That is actually a good job if you want to eat for free. Continue reading I Have Moved in with My Girlfriend

Finding the Best Southern Place to Live

We ended up traveling in our Class C RV down south last year. We bought it used and had a trusted mechanic look it over and get it ready for the road. We went as far south as we could go, then we headed back north as Spring approached. We do consulting and web development work, so it was easy to keep moving and earn money. We spent more time in Georgia than anywhere else. We both liked Lake Lanier, but then found ourselves looking at an apartment in Marietta GA to be home base. We knew that we would either have to sign a new year’s lease for our apartment back home when we got back, or we would have to move out. There was nothing holding us to the region where my wife and I grew up, so we decided to get a place to come home to that was somewhere with a climate that was more our speed. Continue reading Finding the Best Southern Place to Live

Just Started Work on the New House

My cousin Vince is the one who found this place for me. It about half a dozen blocks from where he lives and he was looking at buying it for a flipping project, but he was not sure that he could get the finances. He is already working on this place. Of course he knows what he is doing and he gave me a list of the things that I need to do. One of the first things is to get an exterminator in NYC to come in and find out what he needs to do. The place has some bugs and maybe some rodents, but that is something that you have to hire someone else to do. Continue reading Just Started Work on the New House

The Roof Needed to Be Replaced

When I saw the price of a house in Queens, I knew I had to go and see it in person. The asking price was so much lower than what a house in the neighborhood demands, and I wanted to see why. Even if the house was in bad shape, the property value alone would be worth buying it. However, when I looked at the house, the only thing I could see wrong was that it needed a new roof. I have a company that I use for roof repairs and roof replacement in Queens since I tend to buy a lot of houses and flip them, so I already knew what the cost would be, or at least the general area.

I didn’t even go into a bidding war, because I knew that someone else was going to come and snap it up quickly. I offered the asking price, and we closed on it not too much later. I then contacted the roofing company that I use to come and give me a quote on what it would cost. Continue reading The Roof Needed to Be Replaced

Who Ever Heard of Golfer’s Elbow?

When a chiropractor in Cumming GA examined my elbow and stated I had what looked like golfer’s elbow, I couldn’t make sense of what they were saying. Golfer’s elbow? What is that? I had heard of tennis elbow, but not anything to do with golfing. Injuring yourself while golfing, however, is quite possible. It is very easy to hurt your back or shoulder if you have a poor form while swinging. Look at Tiger Woods and his serious physical injuries. Hurting yourself playing the sport is a real thing and quite alarming. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to play again.

The chiropractor told me the term is basically the same as tennis elbow in that it involves an injury caused by repetitive movements that put a lot of stress on the joint and the muscle. Age plays into as well, although anyone can get it due to playing a lot. Considering I am sixty and play golf several times a week, it’s no surprise I ended up with this injury. The big question was whether I would have to give up the game for good. I just couldn’t imagine not playing for the rest of my life.

Fortunately, that wouldn’t happen. According to the chiropractor, undergoing several sessions of stretching and pulling would do a lot to heal the condition. They were adamant that I hang up the clubs for several weeks, though, in order to make sure I didn’t aggravate the injury further. After undergoing the first treatment session, I think I am going to be ok. I felt a lot better and much of the pain subsided very quickly. I am cautiously optimistic further treatment will find me back out on the links in no time. I certainly hope so. In the meantime I’m spending my time picking out a new set of clubs!

Mom is Going to Move Here to the Big City with Me

Coming from a small Texas town, moving to the big city was exciting and new from the very beginning. I highly doubt that will ever go back to go back to smaller town where I lived for so many years. My mom came here recently to help me look for apartments in North San Antonio after she learned that I wanted to move here permanently. I originally came here only temporarily so that I could go to salon school to get my hair dressing license. But the longer that I was here, the more I realize this would be the place that I should stay if I really wanted to make a good career for myself. There a lot of high-end salons here.

My mom was pretty disappointed when she learned that I wanted to come here permanently. Continue reading Mom is Going to Move Here to the Big City with Me

Having to Wait for Applications to Be Developed

Mobile development for websites can be considered the most important aspect of web design for any website or application. How that application is design is going to vary drastically from platform to platform but it must be able to work across the board. As an end user and not much of a developer myself, I find myself quickly bypassing over applications that do not have cross platform support massive infinity mobile app development. I have multiple devices with multiple operating systems. Everything from MAC, Android to whatever it is that Amazon uses for their own mobile devices. These can vary wildly and often I find that each App Store apparently varies.

It’s like Amazon. Continue reading Having to Wait for Applications to Be Developed

My New Home is Singapore

I’ve been living in Singapore for the past few months and I really like it. It’s a pretty unique country that has a different way of doing things than my home country, but that just makes it great. Before I came, a friend of mine recommended that I go to to find a great place to live by the sea. I’ve been land locked all my life, so living by the sea sounded like a chance that I didn’t want to pass up. I rented a single bedroom suite in the residence and booked my tickets to Singapore.

As soon as I landed in Singapore, I just had to get to one of the local restaurants and try out their cuisine. I always do this first whenever I go to a new place, mostly because I’m hungry, but also because I want to see how the locals prepare their food and make use of the ingredients that are native to their area. Continue reading My New Home is Singapore

Scrap Copper Can Really Add Up

My husband works in construction, and he has told me about the amount of waste that he has seen on different job sites that he visits. He has especially seen this with copper, because the price of scrap copper can make it quite worthwhile to collect as much scrap as possible to sell it to a scrap metal dealer. He asked his boss if it would be okay to start taking the scrap copper metal home with him after a job was done, and his boss had no problem with that. If he did not take it, then the owner of the property would just end up throwing it out or making money on it.

His boss did not think it was worth it to sell the scrap metal to a dealer because he thought that it would probably break him even. Continue reading Scrap Copper Can Really Add Up

I Fell off a Balcony

My husband and I decided to stop at a motel about 90 minutes from our house on our way home from a trip. We were both just too tired to continue driving, and it was worth it to rest and avoid any accidents. The irony of this is that I was injured at the motel we stayed at. After checking in, we went to the balcony just to get some fresh air, and I ended up falling off it because of a railing that let loose. We ended up having to hire a personal injury attorney in Sacramento, but that was not our first thought.

My husband ran down the steps and out to the parking lot where I had fallen. It was just one story, thankfully, but that was bad enough. I had also fallen into a large bush, which helped to soften the fall, but my injuries were still pretty extensive. Continue reading I Fell off a Balcony

When Seeing the Chiropractor is More Than Just for Backaches

Did you know that chiropractors can go to school for more hours than what an MD does? They also are likely to be more highly trained in reading imaging results from things such as xrays, and are likely to spend three or four times the amount of time learning diagnostics. The MD has more hours in pathology, psychiatry, and learning to prescribe medications. A chiropractor does not prescribe medicines. I went to a chiropractor in Campbell CA that was recommended by my DO. That is a Doctor of Osteopathy.

A DO is an MD that has received more training. They know more of how the body is connected as a unit. For example, my DO explained how the pain in my scapula was associated with the digestive issues I was having. Continue reading When Seeing the Chiropractor is More Than Just for Backaches

I Got Help from a Very Old Friend of Mine

I needed appliance repair in Sacramento immediately. My stokve broke and Thanksgiving was the very next day. I had 18 family members who had already arrived for the big meal that I was preparing. It was too late in the day to find an appliance store open so that I could buy a new one. I had made some things in advance, but I had a fridge full of foods that I had not yet prepared. The thought of all the food going to waste and needing to order a dozen pizzas for our holiday meal was not appealing.

After consulting the phone book and calling 15 different appliance repair businesses, I finally found a company that answered when I called. the man who picked up the phone sounded very tired. In the background, I could hear a lot of people talking. I thought maybe he was at a restaurant at first. I told him why I was calling. he then told me that he understood, he had been watching his wife running around the house trying to get ready for their own Thanksgiving meal. He said that he had 10 family members who had come in just for the occasion. He was willing to help me.

It turned out that the man that I spoke to to that night was someone that I went to college with. It was great to see him and get caught up while he worked on getting my stove running again. My old friend was the owner of the appliance company that I called, and he was doing really well for himself. The fact that he showed up the night before a major holiday spoke volumes about what a good company he runs. I will be sure to use his service the very next time I need someone again.

I Got Tranferred to Maryland

I got the word from my supervisor a couple of weeks ago and the company gave me a little bit of money for the move up to Maryland. Of course it is not really that big of a deal since I have been living in Northern Virginia and doing contracting for a different government agency. I wanted to figure out how to get to and from the office first and then find the most convenient Silver Spring apartments for rent (obviously taking other factors into it). At any rate that did not take very long, but it was really just a matter of luck. Continue reading I Got Tranferred to Maryland

We Finally Have an Apartment Where We Have a Guestroom and Guest Bath

Over the last few year the apartment complex where we were living at had declined. The management just was not keeping things up, and we had a few neighbors that we actually did not care for. My wife and I started looking for new apartments in Sandy Utah a few months before our lease was up. We wanted to move into a brand new apartment in a new area. We wanted something close to the Summit Academy High School. We found Beacon Hill Apartments, and were impressed by the floor plans that were available. We were able to afford a four-bedroom apartment with three bathrooms!

As soon as we signed the lease, we could not wait to pack up and move out of our old place. However, we took our time and did it right. Continue reading We Finally Have an Apartment Where We Have a Guestroom and Guest Bath

I Decided to Move to a Place That Makes Me Happy

After a business trip one day, I drove slowly by a lot of Jacksonville Florida apartments on my way out of the city. I seemed to have stumbled onto a street where there was a very large cluster of apartment buildings. There were also a lot of quaint little businesses located on the same street. Some of the apartment building units were even built on top of these units. I really liked I lived only 30 minutes outside of the city and the little street full of renters and nice little businesses appealed to me. I kept thinking about it long after I left the city.

Where I lived at the time was sort of a rural area. I had an old house, but I found that it was difficult to take care of it on my own. I work a lot, so keeping up with the landscaping in my yard was a really big burden. My yard was huge, and I just didn’t have the many hours needed to keep it looking nice each week. I would often come home very tired after a business trip and stare at my grass that had grown about 12 inches high. I knew that it made my neighbors unhappy and it bothered me, too.

I also liked the thought of not having to commut far to get to a friendly little coffee shop or even a bookshop. I had to drive quite a bit to get to any place where I was living. I then decided it would be a good idea to move. I went to Jacksonville, and looked at the street that I had previously found and then began to find out which place I would like to live in. I picked a cute two bedroom place and I love it a lot.

We Decided to Live in a State with Warm Temperatures for Our Health

My husband I were vacationing, and before we went home, we stopped to look around at some Daytona Beach FL apartments first. We were getting really close to retiring, and we wanted to be some place near the ocean to retire. Living where it snows a lot and is cold for 5 months out of the year really affects your arthritis and quality of daily life. My doctor had told me that living where it is warm would make both of us feel much better and our arthritis wouldn’t be such a problem. So, out of the apartments that we drove past, we were pretty impressed with all of them. All of them had a very tropical, Florida feel to them, which is very calming to us.

I grew up in Minnesota, and that is where I have lived most of my life. I never wanted to leave because that is where my parents were. But they are no longer living, so I no longer felt a need to live somewhere where I did not have family ties anymore. Continue reading We Decided to Live in a State with Warm Temperatures for Our Health

Very Affordable Apartments in Deland Made It Possible for Us to Have a Second Home in Florida

We wanted a winter home, but it was not in our budget by a long shot. However, we wondered what it would be like to rent a nice apartment year round to live in. We checked out apartments in Deland and found a place that was super affordable. We could afford to keep our home up north and have a southern place to stay at when the snow flies. We work for ourselves running a business back home that shuts down when it gets cold. We earn our annual income from May to November. The rental costs for the apartments at Applewood made it so we could afford a second home. Continue reading Very Affordable Apartments in Deland Made It Possible for Us to Have a Second Home in Florida