Modern furniture

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

We go over my mother-in-law's at least once a week. It would be really nice if we could get all the kids to pitch in money at Christmas to buy mom some new modern furniture. It's tough because we would be picking it out for her and all the furniture that's in there was picked out  by dad and her because dad passed on. But we'd like to get her out of the house to have new rug installed along with the furniture. I think that it would be a great Christmas.

Outbuilding solar lighting

Want to add light to an outbuilding or your shed but don't want to spend the fortune on running electrical wires from your house? The solution is adding a solar powered light. Some of these lights you can just switch on  when you want others are motion censored. When they detect movement they turn on for a period of time. We like it because it would really surprise someone if they didn't know it was there.

POS systems

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Starting a business can get out of control in a minute. Just because you bought all your shelving, does your product fit the shelving? Sometimes you can't even trust UPS they lose things on occasion. It's tough to have a grand opening when the grand opening banners don't arrive on time. We only got lucky they arrive the same day after being sent to the wrong zip code. A lot of the things we needed came from POS systems. We specially liked the new hand scanners replacing the old ones we had.

The complexity of building a train track

Talk about complexity, Jarred want to build  another new train set for his geo-trak. For those of you that haven't built a train track obviously where you started is where you finish connecting. The thing about geo-traks is that we have so many bridges that we can make  a train track  three levels high. As you put these together if you are not following closely you're actually building two different tracks and that's not really what we want. We never start out with any particular plan just start building and it turns into a masterpiece for Jarred.

Basement dehumidifier

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Each winter it seems that we go through the same thing. We tried to take care of it by cleaning but its a pretty futile fight. Down on our block walls in the basement moisture always builds up. The cold blocks with the frozen grounds behind them start to having moisture on the inside. This can also lead to mold and mildew if you don't take care of it. Adding a basement dehumidifier has helped so much. By adding this we have cut down the moisture by at least ninety percent.

A lotion that softens your skin

I've learned as I get older that trying to look younger cost a lot of money. Between the facial creams, wrinkle creams, and eye creams it can cause you a pretty penny. One product I've relied on for a long time to soften parts of my skin is Jergens sheabutter lotion. It's specially good for your hands, elbows, knees, and ankle.

Steel buildings

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

We hope to expand our small business by early next spring. The problem we have is we don't have enough room for expansion. It amazes me how many pre-package steel buildings there are. You can just about get any size or shape these days to suit your needs. The other problem we have is that we're in a residential area so besides buying the building and having it constructed we need to find a suitable lot for it.

Building our addition

My husband is a carpenter usually works with wood but he knows how to work with commercial steel construction also. I don't usually get the chance to see him work so it was very enjoyable to help and watch him build our addition. It was so different working with steel framing. The only thing that I hated was the loud noise of the saw as you cut the pieces of steel studs. At least working with steel studs they aren't crooked like a lot of the wood can be.

Faux wood blinds

During the renovations of our house there was so many things that we changed. One of the things that we learned from this experience is that if you want something today you better had planned on it three weeks ago. Not everything we ran into was like that including the faux wood blinds. Being that we changed out all of our old wood windows with new vinyl windows some of the sizes are different so it only made sense to replace all the blinds with new ones.

Shopping for discounted price

When you are looking for a tool discounted prices, it is always great to go shopping at harbour freight tools. They have so many tools there. There's something for everyone even if you wanted to find your own rug installation kit not to mention everything you could possibly want for working on your car. We went there the other day to pick up corner clamps just so we could build our own picture frames. How reasonable 3.99 each.

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