Venturing out on My Own to Shawnee Kansas for My First Real Job

I never have ventured more than a couple of hundred miles away from home on my own. even our family vacations were just to a place in the country that my uncle owned. No one in my family was adventurous, but I had an itch to see more than just the same scenery I had been seeing. So, when a job opportunity came for me right out of college, I was okay with moving to Kansas. I was excited and started looking at apartments in Shawnee KS that I could afford with what I was gong to be earning.

My parents were worried about me. They wanted me to take a job locally and get an apartment in town. I felt kind of guilty, but they were not pressuring me. It was just what they were hoping I would stay close, but they also knew I had to make my own decisions. I’m smart with money, and I have enough street smarts to do okay on my own away from family and friends that have been there for me since I was a child. In one way I felt that I was abandoning them, but in another way I knew I had to get out there and find my own way.

I found a place with a basketball court. I play for exercise pretty much every day. The place also had new appliances, a swimming pool, a fitness center and more. I told my parents about the FireAvert they had on the stove to show the place was safe. That product shuts off the stove if a smoke alarm goes off. It takes about five hours to get to my place at the Shawnee Station apartments from where I grew up, and I drove over to see an apartment on my own. I signed a lease the same day. It was everything that I saw online and more. I started out with just a couch, table and bed, but I have been able to decorate my place nicely in the nine months I have been there.

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Custom Work is Well Worth It

I live in a great old house, but it has needed a lot of help. It is about 65 years old, and I find it quite common that builders did not build with space in mind back then. I don’t know if that is because people value more space now than they did back then, or if places were often made small for financial reasons in the past. Either way, it is not too hard to decorate in such a way these days that makes it look like your home is much larger. A glass installer in Brooklyn came over just recently to hear about my plans and tell me whether or not he could carry them out in a way that would fit my budget.

My kitchen area is rather small, and the cabinets feel like they take up the entire room. So, I wanted to knock out the front, wood paneling and have glass sheets installed. This would make the cabinets look less heavy and it would even allow me to spotlight some of the beautiful dishes and ceramics that I have. Normally, those things are hidden out of site by wooden doors.

There is only one bathroom in my entire home. We all have to share it, and we all feel so closed in when we are in there. There is wall between the toilet and the sink for privacy. But it’s a thick wall and it closes the entire room off. I wanted it knocked down and replaced with a frosted glass wall, which would be much thinner. It would still give privacy and not be so bulky.

The glass installer said he could do both things for me for under $1,000, which is much less than I thought it would cost to have custom worker done. He did the work and the place looks beautiful now.

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Losing 30 Pounds by Springtime is Well Within My Reach

I remember a few years ago spending too much time sitting and eating instead of being out and being active. Winter months seem to do that to me. I have always wanted to live where it is perpetual summer, but am stuck here where the winters get cold. I was up by about a full 30 pounds this time. I had to buy new clothes and everything. I had enough of feeling sluggish and heavy, so I looked to find Medifast coupons to get back on the diet plan that had worked for me in the past.

Losing 30 pounds was not going to be easy, especially beginning at the peak of the holiday season. However, one thing I know for sure is to not put something off once your mind is telling you to commit to it. If I said I would wait until after the holidays, I would then say I would wait until spring. And so on and so on. You know how it goes if you have ever put on weight you do not want to have.

Portion control now was what I needed to do to lose the weight by the springtime. I wanted to be out golfing in my old clothes that fit me when I looked in shape. I also wanted to not have to hide from social engagements that required needing to wear a swimsuit. I like swimming and boating. You look kind of odd on a boat wearing an untucked button down shirt when everyone else is at least in shorts and a tee shirt. If I lost the 30 pounds now, I could be comfortable if my belly was showing. Not now though. I covered it up with shirts, jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts and sweaters. Soon the weight was going to be off though because Medifast has worked for me before.

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The Sun Heats at Full Power

I was able to get air conditioner repair in NYC done just in the knick of time. The sun has been putting out some hot temperatures as of late, and it’s only going to get hotter as the months pass. Some rain will fall a few days, but the rest of the time will be nothing but blazing summer heat. I’ll have to go outside to mow the lawn and attend to the rest of the yard, which I hate doing when the sun is at its hottest. The air conditioner provides comfort from this heat, but only after I’m done working.

Some people come out on the weekends early in the morning to work, which is a clever strategy, but you can only beat the heat by an hour or two. If you have to be outside any longer than that, then you’re still going to experience the full heat of the sun. The bugs start waking up and they love to fly around in the sun because the plants open their flowers, which means food for them. I don’t have anything against bugs getting their nourishment from plants, but I wish they didn’t disturb me while I work.

Just last week when I was outside working, a bunch of wasps started flying around. They would get in my way when I was trying to cut the lawn and a few times I had to take a break until they went away. It really put a halt in my work, although I did need the rest. The wasps aren’t like the bees that will only sting you once and then die. The wasps can keep going at it until you either get away or you faint. I’ve never been stung by wasp, so I don’t know if I’m allergic, but I don’t want to find out.

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Moving Closer to My Work

When I decided to move closer to work, I knew that it would be impossible to find the time to visit all of the apartment complexes in the area. Thanks to the Internet, I knew I would not need to do that anyway. I just did a quick search for downtown Denver apartments, and I was able to find a lot of different apartment complexes that are close to where I work. I thought it would be hard to sort out which were the better apartments, but it was actually quite easy because only one stood out to me.

I really liked everything I saw on the Gables Apartments website, and I also liked the prices for the different apartments. I was able to look at all of the floor plans that are available too. Some complexes that I looked at only had two or three different floor plans, but the Gables has over two dozen! It was actually pretty interesting looking at the different floor plans and choosing the one that I ultimately liked best. I only needed an apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom because I knew that no one else would be in there.

I never have overnight guests or even company since I spend so much time at work. I just wanted a really nice apartment where I could relax after putting in a 12 or 14 hour day. I was able to find a really nice one that has all that I need, including a huge living room. While I may not have visitors, I still like a spacious room, and this apartment floor plan was perfect for me. I was able to put a deposit down to hold it, and I will be moving in in just two months. It is going to make my work life better being closer, and I am going to enjoy all the amenities there too!

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Making a Profit from Scrap Metal

When my husband and I purchased a piece of property, we were excited about building our dream home there. We had to clear a good bit of things first though. There were several barns and outbuildings that were not very sturdy, and there were also a lot of dead trees and large plots of weeds that needed cleared too. We thought the buildings would be empty, but there was actually a lot of scrap metal in both barns. Thinking of how to get rid of it, I looked online for local scrap metal price per pound.

I wasn’t really looking to make a profit off of this, but I figured it was better to sell it to a company that wanted to pay us for it rather than pay a company to take it off our hands. We had never sold any kind of metal to a scrap yard, so I had to get a quick education on it. I was able to find a site that actually had all of the information that I wanted on it. I thought I would have to look at several different sites, but this one has all of the local scrap yards on it along with the information that I was seeking.

I was pretty surprised when I saw just how much we would be able to make. When I say these two barns were filled with scrap, I am talking many large truck loads. There was mostly aluminum and steel, but there was a nice chunk of copper too, which was really neat once I saw the prices for all three of those metals. We were able to take the money we made to make the landscape better, something we hadn’t planned on doing for some time but was made possible because of the amount of money we made from selling the scrap metal.

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Is SEO Necessary for Online Success

When your business is unable to reach a broader audience online through the traditional social media channels it might be time to consider small business SEO. Search Engine Optimization can be categorized as a multitude of optimizing services designed to increase your exposure to users by increasing the contextual association via keywords to a specific website. Often this is used to help increase potential ambiguous keywords being used by searchers to return a specific website in the first page results. With the top three results being considered the holy grail of search result returns, there is a competitive keyword portfolio market.

If a product, brand or website is niche enough it may not warrant having to engage multiple SEO tools. The denser the association is to specific keywords and a website that has been cross-referenced within the context of those words, the more likely the search results will increase the site to the first page. Established brands clearly have the ideal position on the web to reap the greatest control over what a user is given by a search engine thanks to the huge amount of content that a search engine can reference. This is key; smart content control and leverage.

Content is going to be necessary no matter what. Social media, blogs and discussion forums will all help increase the number of references which can be used. This is why it’s important to engage with a community or user base to have them discuss products. Smart advertising campaigns generate a great deal of content which can be utilized by skilled SEO professionals to build content on. Accomplishing this can take time but it is rather simple to increase to second or third page rankings within a day or two with some smart use of simple keywords associated directly to an obvious connection.

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The House Needed a New Roof

When my mom asked me to look over a piece of property that she wanted to buy, I fit it into my schedule. I knew that if I didn’t, it could be snatched up. That is just the nature of the real estate business. My mom does have an advantage over most though because she doesn’t mind getting the houses that most others ignore. She loves fixing them up and selling them, and I do my part to help her. After looking it over, I knew we would need a company that does roof replacement in Brooklyn NY, but other than that, everything looked really good.

It isn’t even that the roof was damaged badly by a storm or wear and tear. It just looked to be made with really cheap roofing materials, and it did not hold up well over the years. Though a roof can be one of the more expensive parts of renovating a house, we were not worried about this cost because the house did not cost that much at all. The condition of the roof scared most other investors away, so my mom did not have any problem getting the house at an incredible price.

While she took care of the interior, she left the exterior to me. I was able to find a good roofing company that was able to come out and give us a free estimate. I liked the person immediately who came out because he was able to answer all of my questions and gave me a great price on the estimate. We had them put a new roof on, and they were extremely professional, and quick too! Having the new roof adds so much to the house, and we would have no problem making a profit just with that. We are going to do more though and make an even better profit on it!

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