May 5th, 2013
The week end turned out pleasant enough, Saturday the winds were totally outrageous, so I did a bunch of errands and things around the house that kept me from being blown away outside. All the blooms on my pear trees were blown completely off and are now standing naked in my backyard, how awkward! Sunday was spent doing some much needed yard work and tending to my future garden in progress. It got up to 70 degrees and this morning I see some sunburn on my nose, cheeks and forehead, guess I’ll need to buy a hat for my gardening ventures, in order to protect my face this summer.
Saturday afternoon a friend from work came by, we had dinner, a few drinks, some laughs and then went on my computer for a time being. He is a whiz online and always shows me the most interesting and enlightening things when he comes over and we spend some time online.
We ended up talking about and checking out different webhosting options. We referenced the site of Webhostinggeeks.com, a site that offers independent web hosting reviews and ratings of the ten top web hosts available. I wasn’t surprised to see Go Daddy on their list as the largest web hosting, while Yahoo came in as the most reliable of them all.
All ten rated hosts offer cheap professional web hosting, with their services available for $10 and under per month. They all offer one free domain, along with a 30 day money back guarantee. A valuable resource before making the important decision of committing to a web hosting company for your web hosting needs. It’s all good!
May 3rd, 2013
This time of the year I spend a good amount of my time at our local Home Depot store in town, looking for various spring time deals that will help me save money and still have a decent looking yard and garden. They have the best selections of plants in town and they are guaranteed to boot, with my brown thumb I need all the guarantees that I can get.
I have learned to go online before shopping anywhere these days to see what type of internet promo codes I came utilize to the fullest extent. These days we all really need to make our pennies go further and further in order to keep our heads above water. It doesn’t look like the economy is going to get any better any time soon. We all used to think that there was a light at the end of the tunnel, but after all these years it is getting difficult to imagine any light at all. Of course if you watch the news they are all trying so hard to keep things positive and feed us numbers that have been manipulated to try and keep us all feeling better about the whole situation.
April 2nd, 2013
I’m so glad that I live so close to my aging parents, we have a great relationship and I truly treasure them both very dearly. I’m also very grateful that my current boyfriend gets along with them both and doesn’t mind helping me with some of their needs and issues. Now that the weather is changing to springtime, I know that they will be needing a good amount of assistance with the house and yard work that is always inevitable, and we will be spending a lot of time over there doing what ever it takes to get the jobs done. Inside the house or outside, whatever it takes.
My parents are wanting to purchase some new exterior shutters for the house and have asked me to assist them with the process of locating the best deal, with taking in consideration their tight budget along with the desire of acquiring a good quality product that will look good on their home and last a good long time. They still are not all that comfortable using the Internet for such tasks and turn to me quite often for assistance with tasks like this. I don’t mind a bit, I’m online so much, it isn’t a big deal for me to handle it.
I’m so glad that spring really is here, although it’s disturbing that there are wildfires in California and snow storms in Colorado on May 2nd.
February 22nd, 2013
Every year I get the Major League Baseball schedule and find out when St. Louis will be playing the Chicago Cubs at home. Those dates get circled on the calendar and my trip to Chicago and the Wrigleyville rental for the ball game starts getting planned. The great thing about going to Chicago is that Chicago is a fantastic town. You can go for the weekend or you can go for the day. Either way, it’s going to be great food and good times.
We used to drive to Chicago several times each year. It’s just over a half days’ drive to get there from Nashville. But then we found that buying an airline ticket in advance can get us to Chicago and back for under $100 and in just a little over an hour in the air. So now we fly to Chicago for the games and it works out great. After you land at either Chicago airport you can catch their subway and go right to the ball field. You don’t have to rent a car and deal with traffic or parking. Last year we discovered that you can rent seats at the Wrigley Field Rooftop Club and clearly see the game from across the street from the ball field, yet have the comforts of bathrooms, food and beverages right at hand. We will get our seats from their web site: www.wrigleyfieldrooftopclub.com and meet up with our friends at the next Cards vs. Cubs game this summer.
February 15th, 2013
The temperatures hit the 80′s again today and there was little or no breeze all day. For some people, the best way to beat the heat is to put on a bathing suit and go down to the swimming pool for an hour or two. That’s a great plan for people who live in apartment complexes with swimming pools, and for people who own the big California mansions with swimming pools in every back yard. I am sure a lot of them use the jandy aqualink for a lot of their pool supplies. Take a look at some of the Google satellite maps for Southern California and you’ll Orange County swimming pools everywhere. The same is true for North San Diego swimming pools and half way up the California coast. It’s not until you get to Monterey where the weather start getting cool that the number of swimming pools per neighborhood drops off.
Looking at the satellite maps for Middle Tennessee, you see a number of homes in the upscale neighborhoods that have custom pools, such as Brentwood, Bellvue, and Franklin. In my neighborhood, there are not very many in ground pools, but a few of our neighbors have splurged and put a pool in their backyards. I have not had the opportunity to make friends with the pool owners, but I’m thinking the hot summer days that are right around the corner are a good motivation for getting to know them and making friends.