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We signed up with a company to get a new stable rate for our natural gas bill here in Ohio. We get a lot of wind and snow off of the lake in the wintertime. We can vary from no snow to being inundated with it due to lake-effect snowfalls. When an Arctic blast comes down from the north, our furnace kicks into overdrive. Sometimes it seems that it never shuts off. We get our natural gas from Direct Energy Ohio in order to save money on our monthly bill.
The kids do not think about the heat when they turn up the thermostat. I do because I am the one to write the checks to pay the bills. Natural gas can be inexpensive in smaller quantities, but it can really add up if you have a big house where everyone wants to stay toasty warm. I turn down the heat at night to save a few dollars on the natural gas we use. It has been making a difference. Instead of the kids sleeping without a blanket while the furnace runs, now they get under a warm comforter while the furnace takes a break in the night.
However, during the day when I am not underneath my warm covers, I want it toasty warm in our house. My goal is to one day be able to follow summertime wherever it goes in the world, but right now I am stuck making the best of a chilly winter situation that we normally have here in Ohio. We buy our gas from Direct Energy Ohio at a fixed stable rate. I think that is so much wiser than gambling on a variable rate for natural gas that can shoot up sky high overnight. Stable fixed rate plans let you know what you will have to spend every month.Read more
I have been struggling with my weight for years and it is getting to the point where it is becoming a serious health risk and I do not want to die before my time. Though my time might be coming up soon if I am not able to get rid of some of this weight. It is really scary, to be honest. I am looking at nutritionstrategy.com to pick up some strategies for changing my nutrition and my diet in order to help me to lose weight. I know that changing my diet alone won’t be enough to get me to the weight that I need to be at in order to reduce my risk of heart disease and all of the other diseases that come about as a result of being overweight. But it is going to be a big help towards achieving that goal. I know that what I have ate over the past couple of decades, and maybe more importantly, how much I have ate, have been huge factors in the amount of weight that I have put on in the first place.
Of course, I have never really been skinny, but I have not always been as overweight as I am right now. I need to lose at least 150 pounds, but more would definitely be helpful. I need to have surgery on one of my knees, but unfortunately, I weigh so much that the doctors think that it is too much of a risk to my health to undergo the surgery at this point in time. So I am trying my best to be able to lose some weight and I hope that I can make some progress. If I am not able to make progress then I am not sure what is going to happen to me.Read more
You can drive for miles in Texas and not see much of anything. It really is a big state. Have you ever seen the State of Texas superimposed over the rest of the United States? It takes up a lot of space. Some folks want Texas to be its own country. Being out in a rural area I was just looking for satellite Internet for San Antonio folks who do not have access to cable and only spotty cell service. My neighbors are into the politics of things. I am more concerned about doing the work to provide for my own family.
There is not much I can do to change things on the political landscape other than to vote. I’m quiet about my choices, but I do extensive reading and studying of the records of the candidates I vote for. The proof is in how they vote. I get a lot of info by looking at government sponsored websites that let you see how various members of Congress vote. This goes for both my state and federal senators and representatives. Plenty of people talk about the vote for president, but they seem to forget that it is Congress that runs the country.
I learn what I need to provide an informed vote by searching for scholarly and genuine news articles on the Internet. The satellite Internet for San Antonio that I use gives me plenty of bandwidth to watch interviews, discussions and debates. I get plenty of reading done online too. They reveal themselves in what they do, say and how they vote for issues. I do not fall for the misleading campaign ads. I pretty much ignore every one. Politics is a hot topic here in Texas. I do my part by providing an informed and educated vote. Then I go back to work to take care of my own.Read more
I noticed over the last decade that food has really gone down hill as far as taste is concerned. Even consistency has changed. Stuff does not look or taste as good as it used to. I thought it was me. I thought that ten years passing in my life was just showing a gradual decline in my ability to taste and enjoy things. I even asked a doctor. He said it does happen, but that it was not the cause in my case. He told me to start with some organic eggs in Singapore as a food choice change, and then report back to him in a week or so. I thought that odd, but he did ask me what my favorite food was, and I told him it was eggs no matter how they are prepared.
I did not think for a second that going out and buying organic eggs in Singapore would make any difference in how the eggs tasted to me. I was wrong. I am not talking about a subjective wrong where a positive thought induced by the doctor had me thinking organic eggs were better than the commercially farmed ones. I mean these eggs look better in the pan, smell better and have that real egg flavor that is missing from the ones I have been buying for years.
The doctor told me on my return visit that organic eggs in Singapore are from chickens fed a different diet. Plus, if you choose the right type of organic you will get them from chickens not confined to tiny pens. He said that all of that bad stuff results in the awful eggs I was eating before. He said that open areas to roam, better food, no antibiotics and simple healthier living makes chickens that produce better tasting eggs. I agreed. Then he told me about switching all of my foods to organically sourced ones for better flavor.Read more
I am really curious as to what different cosplay costumes are out there on the web for purchase. I have this one character that I really want to dress up as, but I do not know if I could find a good costume for it. I am looking for Fullmetal Alchemist cosplay costumes and I want to find one of alfonse, because he is pretty awesome in a lot of ways. He’s tough-minded, but still fragile, and youthful. I don’t think it is right to say he is fragile, per say, because he is a suit of armor, but at the same time, his young age makes him a bit more vulnerable.
I did not like this anime that much in its original incarnation. I thought that it went on too long, and that the plot did not advance very quickly. It got boring, and I did not even end up watching the end of the anime. But I was talked into watching a new version of the show, called Brotherhood, and it turned out to be way better than the first iteration.
I was very shocked, and it changed my whole perspective of the characters involved in the show. And in particular, I became a huge fan of the Alfonse character. He is pretty awesome, and I also think that it would be pretty neat to be dressed up like a suit of armor in the first place. It would be intimidating if done right. It would need to be at least 6’5″ tall. I think even taller than that would work better, because in the anime, the stature of the suit of armor is very large. Although that is contrasted with the stature of his brother, who is very short. That is a running joke in the anime as well.Read more
Back when I was in college, I had a roommate for two years who was of Korean origin. He had lived most of his life in the states, but his parents were very Korean. Anyway, he got me hooked on a lot of aspects of the Korean culture, and I really want to visit the county one day. Right now I have an interest in some of their shows and I want to figure out where to download Korean drama shows because that is an interest of mine at the moment.
I recently watched one of them, and it was pretty good. Even with the subtitles, I was really able to get immersed into the plot and I felt like I knew what was going on. I think that your experience with subtitles can vary a lot, depending on the skill of the person who wrote the subtitles in translating between languages. A lot hinges on that, in my opinion.
Anyway, I am interested in seeking out more drama shows, and maybe movies as well, to watch in the near future. But I do not know of any way to get access to them other than to download them to my computer. So I will have to figure out what websites will let me do that, and I hope that it will not be too difficult of a thing to figure out. I don’t think it will be that difficult, because I know that pretty much everyone who lives in South Korea uses the Internet. Maybe not everyone, but it seems like a vast majority, and maybe even more than the amount of people that use it here, in terms of a percentage of the total population. But I have no way of knowing if that is actually the case or not.Read more
I am having a pretty bad month, and I expect things to get worse. I have a bad outlook on life, I know it, but I can’t help it when things keep not working out for me. Kind of tends to make you bitter as a human being, and I wish that was not the case for me, but it is. I need to get a new roof and I have been reading about commercial roof replacement in Morris county NJ to see who I can hire for the job of putting a new roof on this building that I own. I need to get it done pretty soon, because the roof is not in very good shape, and let us just say that it lets a lot of water in.
More than that, I am also worried that it might collapse. It was pretty badly damaged in a storm, and I am not sure if it will hold up or not. But I really would rather not chance it, and instead of chancing it, I woudl like to go ahead and get a new roof, so that I can stop worrying about this. I worry too much as it is, and I do not need this hanging over my head as an albatross. It that a saying?
I am not sure, I know that there is the albatross that they hang around the dude’s neck in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by, uh, I forgot who wrote it. Good poem, I would recommend it. I think that some rock band did a cover of it. That’s a weird way to phrase it. But well they made a song where they basically just recited the poem. Dang, I can’t seem to thing of the name of the band that did that either.Read more
When my daughter told me that I was going to be a grandmother, I could not have been more excited. This was to be my first grandchild, and I honestly hadn’t been sure it would happen because she and her husband had tried for years with no luck. I knew they had spent a lot of money trying to make this a reality, so I wanted to help them out with things the baby would need. I found a site that had details about the best cribs in 2015, and I knew that I was going to be able to find the perfect crib for my first grandchild.
I told her that I wanted to help with this, and she and my son in law were so appreciative. My daughter knows that I would not choose anything that was not safe or had the best reviews, so she thankfully handed this over to me. I was able to find a website that had top brands like Graco, Delta and Land of Nod among them. The nice thing about this site is that all of the cribs featured on it were absolutely safe, but they varied in other details including price.
While I was not hurting for money, I know a lot of new parents are not able to buy the very best, but that doesn’t mean that they should have to sacrifice safety or comfort because they need to buy an inexpensive crib. The cribs on this site were really nice, and I knew that people with all types of budgets would be able to find one that they would be happy with. As for me, I got my grandchild a Land of Nod low rise crib because of the way that it looked. It was the perfect gift for my daughter and her husband, and I cannot wait until their child is born to use it!Read more
So like most people today, you have a TV and need a satellite service. When you have DirecTV you can call a direct-satellite-tv.com expert at any time for help, 24 hours per day. Help is available to you 365 days a year and with DirecTV there is always a friendly easy to understand expert on the other end of the phone ready to answer all your questions.
Have you every wished you could have your very own genie in a magic bottle? Well with DirecTV not only can you call a direct-satellite-tv.com expert for help anytime that you need to, you can also get a genie, not a magical genie in a bottle but a DirecTV Genie for your viewing and recording needs.
What is the DirecTV Genie, well it is a HD/DVR recorder that lets you record up to five (5) of your favorite TV shows all at one time. With the old standard HD/DVR recording system you could only record two (2) shows at one time and when that first came out well we all thought that was the greatest thing ever invested but time do change. I also remember the black and white television sets, and the fact we only had about five (5) TV stations that all when off the air at midnight with the play of the national anthem. Now I have dated myself and you know that I am a child of the 1950’s, but this kid is ready for a new toy.
With the DirecTV Genie I can record up to five (5) shows at one time, and my storage capacity has now tripled to 1 TB of storage. We all have busy lives and we need the flexibility in our free time to watch our favorite television show when it fits into our schedule.
With the DirecTV Genie you now have that ability, and your Genie may not come in a magical bottle but I can tell you that your Genie HD/DVR recording system will be like having your very own Genie in a box, making all your wishes come true, well at least all your TV recording wishes.Read more
I am going to be landing at the airport soon, and I thought that I would have a ride waiting for me, but my flight was delayed, more than once, and now I am arriving a lot later than I thought I would. As a result, things did not work out with my ride and now I need to learn more about car hire services in this area, because I am going to have to pay someone to pick me up from the airport and take me to where I need to go.
There was a big snow storm all along the East coast and that is the reason why my flight was delayed so badly. I did not think it would actually hit as bad as it did, but I guess that the weather men are right now and again. It just sucks because it has screwed up my schedule a bit. I guess that stuff happens, but I also have to pay for a ride from the airport and that is something that I was not expecting. I suppose that the thing to do would be to look for the cheapest car service company in the area.
Maybe I can find a discount or a coupon or something to help me to get a lower price. I am going to need to be picked up in a couple of hours, as long as nothing else goes wrong with my travel plans. I will have to hope that I’m done with such delays because the weather has cleared up. I guess this is what I get for trying to tavel during winter. I have had more trouble trying to travel in winter than any other time of year, and I guess that is to be expected considering what happens in winter.Read more
I have spent the last three and a half days scouting new locations for the store. We have looked at a couple of places we liked, but they all have one issue or another. The best location is not a good building structurally. I had a building inspector look at it because I could tell it was going to need a lot of TLC to get it up to code. The big thing would probably finding a good deal on roof repair in Manhattan NY. That is not something that is going to be simple and from what it seems to me that was going to be expensive too. Of course any building is going to have issues, but you want to have as few of them as possible and you want to make sure that the issues are the sort that you can deal with.
In fact you want to be able to deal with the issues methodically and on a budget. We have a number in mind for this project and we can not start out by blowing half of it on the roof. We have way too many other things that we have to deal with. In fact we want to find a building which is in pretty good shape and is not going to require us to bend over backward to get it ready to occupy. We have to think about the health and safety codes, which is plenty for us to deal with. Dealing with a bunch of construction issues is something we will do if necessary, but you want to get out of it if you are capable of that. There is nothing in that which is a profit to us. So we want to stay out of that sort of business if we can.Read more
Last summer was one of the hottest summers I have ever experienced. I was new to the area, and I was just not used to summers being consistently hot like it is here. The house I bought had a window unit in two different rooms, and I knew that I was going to have to get something else. The previous owner was an elderly woman who was old fashioned, but I had no problem bringing the 21st century into my home. I looked online for AC repair in Morris County NJ, knowing that a company that repairs air conditioning units is going to also sell them.
I wanted to get it from a company that also services them in case I ran into any problems. Since I was not sure which company to go with, I chose the one that is closest to me. It ended up being a good selection too! They came out to see my house, and they were able to make several suggestions about a central air conditioning unit. I just knew that I needed something that could be installed quickly, and they told me that they have all of them in stock and could be installed immediately.
I looked over each one, considering the prices, how cold it would get the house, and the various warranties on each one. I ended up getting the one that the tech said he had purchased for his own house, mainly because he told me how happy he was with it. It was a good choice because it definitely got all of the rooms to a very comfortable level as soon as it was installed. I know it was just a week that I went without central air, but it was long enough to know that I will always have central air no matter where I live.Read more
In the past I always had satellite television, but I guess my breaking point was when I was all set to watch the Super Bowl and the satellite television went out due to bad weather and I missed the entire first half of the game. I know some people may not think it would be such a big deal, but I had a lot of money riding on the game. The very next day I started to look for Comcast service locations online.
I knew about Comcast because I kept seeing their commercials on television. I was very curious about the channel lineup as well as the other services they offered. I had regular DSL from the phone company and the speed was very slow compared to the amazing speeds Comcast boasted about on their commercials. Plus they offered what they called a triple play which would be a perfect thing for me.
Another thing I really like was they locked the price in for two years. The price of my satellite television went up every year and I never seemed to get anything new with the new higher price. When I found your website I was even more excited because you showed me great deals for the perfect package for me. I normally don’t get all of the paid movie channels, but thanks to the great savings I found on your website I felt comfortable ordering all of the movie channels. Now when my friends get together to watch movies, they all come to my house. I also decided to get a much larger HDTV and everyone says it is almost like watching a movie in a theater. I make popcorn and everyone brings snacks and at least once weekend a month we have a movie marathon night of our favorite movies.Read more
We have just started to think about the new building this morning. We held a meeting and talked about the site preparation. Of course we are still putting the contracts together. I was talking to this guy who does roof installation in NYC and they are going to have to give us a pretty good deal if we are going to get this project in at a reasonable price. We are looking at what we need to do and it is going to take a bit of time before we are going to be able to figure out what they are going to charge us on the job. It is not like they are going to do as a charitable endeavor of course. They are going to try to do the job at a price where they make money and it makes sense for us to pay them. It is not easy for me to figure out what that means though. It seems like this is going to be really expensive, but that is how these things work obviously.y.
At any rate we are going to get the quotes on the job and we are thinking about what we can do on our own. We do not have much building experience, but we have engineers and we have guys working for us who work in steel fabrication. We are thinking that this building does not have to be some sort of complicated thing. It just just needs to be able to keep the weather out out of the inventory. So long as it keeps stuff dry there is not that much else to the idea. Of course it is going to be used for large scale fabrication jobs, which is why we need to have it be such a large open structure.Read more
My friend wanted some help with his marriage. He did not know anything about counseling, and he was even a little averse to it. His wife did not know what to expect. I told them they should check out http://accesscm.org to see if they would answer all their questions before they went into a counseling commitment. I am no expert, but even I can tell they needed some sort of outside help. They are not making any progress on their own. Plus, they have the kids all messed up now with them worrying about whether or not their parents will be getting a divorce.
I think that marriage vows are absolute. That is obviously my opinion, and it is not shared by everyone. From my perspective I think that everything and anything that could be done to save a marriage should be done before you go getting a divorce lawyer. I know that emotions run high when there is serious conflict in a marriage. Infidelity and abuse make it all that much worse. Once you lose trust, it seems impossible at the time to ever be able to regain it. This is where professional help comes in. It can show you what is wrong and how to fix it.
There is no magic bullet to fix broken marriages. However, there is value in looking to see if there is something worth saving. Does forgiveness come into play? It most certainly does. That is part of both healthy and unhealthy marriages. Both sides need to learn to forgive. Both sides need to also learn respect and how to be less selfish. I am one of those people that see marriage as a 100 percent venture instead of that 50/50 thing so many people tout nowadays. I am against the Hollywood throwaway types of marriage where you stay together as long as it is okay with both parties. I see value in having a third-party counsel a couple whose marriage is on the rocks.Read more
For my practice I did not want a cookie cutter website. I am really busy as a doctor, but I took the time to do some research of medical practice websites in the New York area where I practice. Most of them looked like template based websites with your standard information. I wanted a more dynamic website. However, I did not want any amateur content. This is why I went to a NYC SEO company to help me design a website that would stand out above and beyond the other doctor websites out there in the New York area.
I saw that some websites had blog entries. However, it was clear that the doctor had not written the entries. They looked very amateurish. I found out that some companies will use third-party writers, or crowdsourced content as it is called, to keep a website active. If you think about it, most doctor websites would be quite static. However, they truly can be dynamic and keep people coming back to learn more. The key is providing real content your customers want to see. This real content also helps your site greatly with SEO.
I wrote a few example articles for the SEO company to see. Then I tasked them to find a quality medical writer who is actually trained in medicine to write some content for our website. They have great resources and were able to fill the need. Now my site is ranked at the top for my specialty in the New York area. I stay connected with my patients who are my customers by continuing to write up some content as often as I can. The site itself is as elegant and contemporary as I want my practice to be. The great SEO content keeps it ranked number one above others in my specialty.Read more
I am a freshman until the end of the semester and when you are a freshman they make you live in the dorm. I guess it could be worse, but I can not wait to get out of here. I just can not get used to sharing a room with another guy. I have to think about what I can afford and I understand that I have to get on this before the point when I need it. You have to think about the cost of cheap internet service providers and whether or not you can afford to pay for it. I think that the cable company here has a student discount package that they give out. I need to look at that and make sure it is not a lot worse than it looks at first glance.You have to look at stuff like that to be sure that there is not some fine print in it that will bite your in the back side at some point.
Of course the deal you see written in big bold letters says 15 dollars a month or 20 dollars a month. However a lot of the time after you look closely at it says that this is an introductory offer. That means that it is good for three months if you sign up for a year and a half. Of course after the first part of they start jacking up the price until you are paying two or three times as much. That is what my Dad says at least. He can go on about this sort of thing for hours and he wants to make sure that I learn to look before I leap. Of course signing up for an internet package is not going to be that big of a deal I hope.Read more
I do a personal audit of my finances every year. It was a resolution that I made to myself when I was on the brink of bankruptcy, and it has actually proven to be extremely beneficial. I have been able to cut back on some expenses, which is what happened this year for me. I was looking at a website that showcased the different energy choices that I have available to me. That might sound odd to some people because they don’t have choices like this as far as energy providers are concerned, but Texans do because it is not regulated here.
Because of that, companies can become quite competitive in order to gain more customers, which is why I always check to make sure I am getting the best possible deal. This site was extremely helpful to me because it listed more than just the company and price. While it did list those two important factors, it also has a brief description of the company, the terms for each one, and the rate per kwh. I was also able to place an order for a new service right from this site if I chose to do that.
I really liked how it gave just a basic description of the companies, and then I was able to click on a link to find out more about each company if I wanted some more in depth info on any of them. I also liked being able to see the term details, because I tend to get plans that have a 12 month duration. That fits in with my audit schedule, and I don’t have to worry about fluctuating prices either that way. This year, I saved myself several dollars per month by switching to another company, and I am also now with a company that is a lot more environmentally friendly too!Read more
I am thinking that this is an important issue and something that deserves to be more of a priority. It seems as though internet is a necessity to me and it should regulated as though it was important to every one. Right now I have been looking for the best fiber optic prices on high speed internet. I was checking out the Fort Wayne Frontier deals and trying to figure out whether or not they have a good package. It is hard to say without having a chance to check it out in person. I like to have the internet for a bit before I make up my mind. For example the Internet I have now is mostly okay, but completely priced about twice as much as it seems like it should be. However it has a big problem called peak usage. Any internet you get is probably going to have the same issue. It boils down to the fact that the people who sell the internet are trying to make as much money as they can while investing as little as they can.
So in essence at peak use the internet just goes down to nothing. It is usually in the evening, in the time after all of the people get home and before people start going to bed for the night. Say around 9 PM you are going to have peak usage and that is when you notice that the internet starts to be terrible. There are too many people using it and not enough signal to share.It is a simple matter of supply and demand. That is probably the same reason why it is expensive. People want the internet and they do not want a crappy internet, so if you charge them for it they probably pay.Read more
When it comes to the internet, people have many different uses for it ranging from business to school and everything in between. Even on a personal level it can be very important, connecting grandmothers with grandchildren across the world or even helping soldiers to talk with their family back home. The bottom line is that connecting to the internet has grown exponentially from the fad it once was, as now it is a part of everyday life. For most people it is simply unfathomable to go without, which is why New Jersey DSL internet has become a popular choice among residents.
Whether a person really understands much about technology or not, it is still surprisingly easy to tell the difference between a slow and fast connection. Even something simple like checking your e-mail can take forever on a bad connection, let alone truly bandwidth intensive things such as high definition video or online gaming. The simple fact is that these days getting a high speed broadband connection is practically mandatory, as websites and services have all begun to assume that all of their users have the speed necessary for media intensive usage.
Of course the other factor coming into this lately is that most homes do not simply have one computer. Even just 10 years ago it was not common for every home to have a computer, let alone multiple devices connecting to the internet. Kids are now getting laptops of their own while parents have a separate machine, but gaming consoles and other devices are also getting connected to Wi-Fi routers everywhere. Even common smartphones will use Wi-Fi when you are at home to save precious data plans, so speed can really be important. The bottom line is if something is even slightly slow, splitting it up to be used by several devices will only amplify the bottleneck so now is the time to upgrade.Read more
When I lost my job, I ended up having to move back in with my parents. That was interesting for a number of reasons, because I had not lived with them for nearly six years. I just needed time to regroup, and it was going to save me money by living with them until I did. Everything was cool on their end with the exception of one thing, which was easy enough to remedy. Their Internet connection was the same one that they had when I was a kid, so I looked up plans on DSL so I could get them into the modern ages.
There is nothing wrong with dial up if you rarely use a computer. My folks aren’t like that though. They both play games on there, enjoy social media, and take care of their banking and other finances online. How they can even do all of that with the connection they had is beyond me. I would say they didn’t know any better or are the types who don’t like change, but that is not the case either. It did not take me long to determine which company had the best deals for them out of all the ones that offer Internet service in their area.
When they saw how much quicker their connection is with their new service, they told me they wished they had known that it would have made that much of a difference. They really enjoyed their time online before, but now they are on there even more. Mom is even thinking about canceling their cable subscription because they both watch their TV programming on their laptops now. It really is funny watching them, and I hope that I am just as awesome as they are when I get to be their age.Read more
Started looking for a new place to live this morning. Of course I want to find a place where I can live alone and affordably, since it has not worked out very well when I tried to share a place with another guy. If you click here you can see what it costs to get a place around here. That is the place I was sharing with Mike. Of course his name was on the lease and that made it easy for me to walk away when he stopped paying his share of the bills. If my name had been on the lease I would have had to try to kick him out and then find some other person to replace him, but that was not necessary and I am very pleased that I was able to get out of it without being caught in the box. I am looking to get a place where I do not have to worry about depending on a roommate. That seems a bit more complicated and it does not work out so well all of the time.
In theory a guy to share the expenses is great. In particular it is great if you have cable and you are paying for the internet. Two guys can split the cost of those things and be no worse off obviously. Since I need the internet I have to pay for that by my own self if I get a room alone, but I was ending up paying all of it in the old deal. The guy I was living with started out doing stuff like he said that he would, but over time he started sliding. At the end he was not even pretending to pay any of the bills. Of course he had to know I was only going to take so much.Read more
When my roomie and I got into a disagreement about her boyfriend moving in with us, I decided to make things easier so we did not ruin our friendship. I had heard about the apartments at Creeks on Kirk Levington, and I figured I could look into them. Not only would it put me closer to where I work, but it would also salvage our friendship. Her boyfriend could then move in, and I would be able to enjoy my newfound freedom in a one bedroom apartment. Don’t get me wrong. Having a roommate is great, but I was really looking forward to being just on my own for a change.
I have seen the apartments that I wanted to look at, but I did not know very much about them. I knew there had to be something online about them, so I moved my search there. I was really excited about all of the information that I found there. I was able to get a feel for the apartment community there as well as information on the one bedroom apartments. I got even more excited when I saw the long list of amenities, mainly because the apartment we had been sharing had very few of them.
The two things that excited me the most were the fact that I would have laundry hookups in my apartment and also that I would be able to pay my rent online. I have very odd hours with my work, and sometimes it is hard for me to be available during normal business hours. My roomie had paid the rent before because of this, so it was nice that I would not need to resort to mailing a payment through the mail. That is just one of the many, many things that this apartment complex offers, and it truly has become my own personal haven. I love it that much!Read more
Returning to Alabama is something that I thought I would never do. For those who have grown up in the South with a lack of religious beliefs or even more liberal views on the world know just how difficult it is to actually live there. The South is one of the strangest places in the United States – they are fiercely independent and patriotic but they foster some of the most conservative views that I have ever seen. After my mother died, I had to find new apartments (go here for more information on these apartments) and I was lucky enough to actually find a small community of younger individuals who were somewhat like minded. I was completely taken back – who knew that there were bastions of liberal thought here in the South? It’s not surprising that so many of these free thinking and open minded individuals find themselves moving out as soon as they can.
I really don’t like separate the world or people by liberal or conservative. For the most part, people on a whole are a lot more complex than that but here in the South it seems as if new ideas are rejected by entire communities, by entire cities and even entire states. You would be shocked by the amount of racism that is present here – it’s as if the civil rights movement never happened for some states! I really do hope that the South experiences some kind of modernizing because as of right now, it is one of the poorest places in America because of this stagnation of ideas. Innovation simply does not exist here like it does in other states. The people and the state governments seem content to simply allow their morals and religions to guide them to happiness despite the extreme level of poverty that exists all around them.Read more