Author Archives: Bernita Peck

Second Year is No Easier

My first year of college is behind me and now I’m in my second year. Now that I’ve been here for a while, I learned the ropes of college. I’ve settled into a pattern that gives me enough time to study, have a social life, and get enough sleep. When I was in my freshman… Read More »

We Are Shopping Together on Cyber Monday

I asked my sister if she wanted to go shopping with me on Black Friday. I knew she hated to shop, but I also knew it would be a lot more fun if we did this together. I told her I wanted to find a great deal on a laptop for my husband, and she actually laughed at me. She told me to not bother shopping if that is all I wanted, because I would be able to find the best Cyber Monday laptop deals that would probably beat out even the Black Friday deals on them.

I have heard of Cyber Monday, but I have never taken part in it before. I just thought that Black Friday deals were better than anything else around, and I was hoping to get a great deal so I could get him exactly the one that he wanted. While he did not have a specific one in mind, he did know the specifications that he wanted. She told me that I would be able to find the perfect laptop then through Cyber Monday, and she did volunteer to help me with that.

I really could not blame her for not wanting to go out and shop with me on the craziest shopping day of the year. Some people are downright mean that day, and the traffic can be a nightmare too. She told me to go to a site and sign up for their email alerts for stores that release their Cyber Monday deals early. That way, I could take my time looking through all of the different stores and pick the one that was perfect for my husband. She even told me that she will be right there with me in my living room as she has a lot on her Cyber Monday shopping list too!

Glass After the Tornado Damage

There was a really bad storm in my area that damaged one of my bathrooms greatly. I was hiding in the closet when the storm came, because I was afraid that a tornado would sweep most of the house away. The tornado didn’t do too much damage to the outside, but it did send part of a tree right through the window, and right into the bathroom mirror. There was an installer of custom glass in Brooklyn that I had called before, and I contacted them for the repair job. Their business was booming as of lately, because they were getting a lot of calls due to the storm.

I had to call the city to have them remove the tree from my bathroom window. They cut the tree into smaller pieces and hauled it away. I swept away the broken glass and threw away the shards, being careful not to cut myself on any of it. I had home insurance, so my policy paid for the cost of the repairs. The installation company came by to measure the window and the area where the mirror would be placed. After that, they gave me a pricing estimate, and I agreed to pay that price.

The window installation had to be done from both the inside and the outside. They had to scrape away old sealant to get rid of the rest of the glass pieces that were in the window frame. Then they slid the new window into place and put sealant around it to keep it in place. The sealant dried and the window was good as new. The mirror installation was much simpler. They just had to put it in place and secure it with a couple of screws and brackets on each side. I hope another storm doesn’t come around.

How Bed Bugs Got into Our Ultra Clean Home

You would never think that bed bugs could even begin to be a problem in your own home. I mean it. We clean our home regularly. We have actually burned out vacuum cleaners because we are always cleaning. When you have a kid with allergies, you do a lot of extra cleaning. Plus, my boss likes to come over to talk about projects, and he is the type to just show up unexpectedly. He stayed in the guest room, and now we have bed bugs! We called professional bed bug exterminator in NYC to come and eradicate them. My boss was the one who actually warned me they may be present.

He did not get any bites the night he stayed, but rather said that he infected his own house with them. What had happened was that he picked them up at the fancy hotel he was staying at. Hotels can be notorious for the little critters. They hitch a ride on clothes and then end up being brought to the hotels by guests. Then they leave as guests in your luggage! He had his suitcase with him from the flight back home. He had come straight to our house from the airport. I know that because I picked him up. We were late talking about projects and budgets, so I asked him to just stay over. He got his luggage out of our car and stayed the night.

Sure enough, an inspection from the professional bed bug exterminator in NYC revealed that we had them too. The good thing is that they were confined to the guest bedroom and were easily eradicated. Still, I could not bear to think about them being in the mattress, so I had it bagged and destroyed. Of course though, they don’t just stay on the bed. They get in little crevices of the headboards and frame. They like to hide. The exterminator pretty much guaranteed they were gone. Hey, at least we ended up with a new mattress and box springs.

Don’t Just Blind Buy a Stock

If you are new to the investing world and you want to get in as pain free as possible I can not recommend pairs trading enough. They are one of the best companies out there for buying and selling your stock with the click of a button. Gone are the days that you have to call your stock broker to have him buy and sell for you, you just log in pick the stock you want and bam, you’re all set. You can go about your day as if nothing ever happened and when the time comes you can sell it just as easily as you just bought it.

The one thing I will caution you of is buying stocks that you do not know anything about. Since it has become so much easier people are falling prey to a number of scam businesses. They think that they no longer need a broker and that they can make the decisions on their own now. But the truth is unless you spend a lot of time studying the market you still don’t know enough about what you’re doing to make a smart choice. I suggest you have a financial planner or at the very least an advisor under your control that you can run everything by. Just because a trade looks like a good deal to you does not make it one and having a second person with your best interest in mind around is one of the best things that you can do. If you look at the richest people out there, you don’t see them doing anything on their own. No, they have a team working for them to maximize their gains. Because 2 or more people is always better than having just the one there. So don’t be foolish unless you have been studying.

Becoming a Professional Roofing Contractor

When choosing the roofing field to find a job you will find that this field offers both unskilled and skilled jobs. These types of jobs will usually fall under the category of maintenance and repair jobs. There is a high demand for roofing contractor in NYC as there is always some type of construction happening in the industrial, residential, and commercial area. It is easy to find a job if you are not scared of heights, do not mind working outdoors in hot weather, long days, can climb up and down ladders, steady on your feet on uneven surfaces, doing a lot of bending and kneeling, and can carry heavy loads. The work is physically demanding. When working for a roofing contractor you could work putting roofs on houses, office buildings, manufacturing plants, etc.

When working as a roofer you will not only install new roofs but you will also re-roof or repair older roofs. They work with material made of such things as rock, metal, wood, tile, asphalt, shingles, or thermoplastic. Many times a roofer will get their skills from practical experience working their way up from helpers to being an experienced, professional roofer. It does take a long time to learn how to become an experience roofer. There are some that work as an apprentice with the expert roofers in order to become a professional roofing contractor or roofer a little faster. Although they may begin as a helper, in time with experience they can become roofing contractors and offer their own roofing services.

On average an experienced roofer can earn approximated fourteen dollars and fifty cents an hour but it depends on the area where you live and the type of roofing services the company you are working for offers. If you are just starting out as a roofer or working in an apprenticeship you will normally earn between forty and fifty percent of the amount that an experienced roofer gets! I bert you can’t wait to become a certified roofer now, can you?

Best Shower Door Replacement in New Jersey

I want to find a shower door replacement soon, and so I am looking for companies that replace shower doors in Essex County NJ. This morning when I was done taking shower, I turned off the water, and started to open the door, to get my towel, when the door fell straight out of the frame. It was pretty bizarre, and I had not even expected that the door was on the verge of falling apart until this happened. I am just glad that I was getting out of the shower, and not getting into it, when this happened. It could have been painful to have a shower door fall on you. Depends on how it lands though, of course.

Anyway, I am not going to be able to live without a shower door in my bathroom’s shower, because if I tried to take a shower without one, then I would just get water all over the floor, and that would be a big mess for me to clean up. Luckily, I already took my shower for the day, so if I am able to find another shower door and have it installed today, then I won’t have a problem.

Just have to look up people that replace shower doors, or sell them. I might be able to replace it on my own, but I don’t really want to do that, because today is the one day of the week that I don’t have to work this week, and I was looking forward to getting some rest in, and just relaxing. That might not happen now, but I guess I will just wait to see how things play out. If I am lucky, I might be able to get the door replaced in a fairly short amount of time, but we’ll see.

Wedding Photography at an Affordable Rate

My high school sweetheart, and I, are going to be getting married fairly soon. There are only a couple of months left, before the date of the wedding. We are starting to feel some pressure, to get all of arrangements finished, so that everything will be in order for the date in question. I am so excited, that I can barely contain myself. But anyway, I do not want to get distracted. I am trying to figure out pricing information for Doerman wedding photography and I need to figure out if I am going to be able to afford to use them for the wedding photographs.

They are the company that did the photography for my best friend’s wedding, which was last year. They did a great job, and that is why I am interested in using them for my wedding as well. I talked to my friend about working with the company, and they said that they were a very professional company, and easy to work with. That sounds great, and I will definitely want a photographer who conducts him, or herself, in a professional manner. I think that wedding photography is a very serious matter, because there is a need to capture the best photographs possible, in order to truly preserve the moment.

Unfortunately, we are not going to have a whole lot of money for the wedding. As such, we are trying to get everything done for as low of a price as possible. We are going to be holding the wedding in my parents’ back yard, and that should save us a good amount of money. So, right now, I need to figure out how much this company is going to charge for their services. Hopefully, we will have enough money left in the budget to afford them.