Archive for September, 2016

My Oak Tree Had Fungus on It

Friday, September 16th, 2016

One of my favorite things to do when I have some free time is to go outside with a good book and sit under a huge oak tree in the back yard. I can usually lose myself within seconds in my book, but the last time I went out was different. I had noticed that there was something that look like fungus on the bark of the tree, and it concerned me because it wasn’t there just a few weeks prior to that. I knew that I needed to find a company that does tree service in Nassau County.

I did not want just a tree cutter to come out and cut the tree down. Even though it did not look good, it was not a problem that had been around for years. I was just sitting under the tree a few weeks prior and would have noticed it. (more…)

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Tackling a Few Tough Assignments

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

For a civil engineering assignment, students were given random tasks to figure out how to complete. I was given the task of learning how to create a successful slab on grade construction. I found some information in my text book that was helpful, but I wasn’t able to figure out the rest using it. Someone suggested that I try using a slab on grade design spreadsheet to solve my problem. It seemed like an obvious answer to my problem, but the thought of it never crossed my mind until someone else said it.

I was able to find a website with the spreadsheet that I needed. (more…)

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School for Learning Music Production

Monday, September 5th, 2016

My oldest son is going to be going to college next year, and I want to start helping him to look for a college to go to, so that he has his plans in place far ahead of time for him to actually graduate. I believe that always makes the transition a bit easier. My son has always been very interested in music and I know he would like to go to a music production school if I can find a college that has a good program for that. He has played music for most of his life, and began playing piano when he was only 4 years old. (more…)

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Migration Info for New Zealand

Monday, September 5th, 2016

New Zealand is pretty much my ideal place to live, for a number of reasons, and I really wish I could live there. This is opposed to the country that I am living in right now, which I view as getting worse and worse every day. Well maybe it isn’t literally getting worse on a daily basis, but it sure seems like it. Anyway, I am looking for info on how to migrate to NZ because I would really like to live there, and I hope that it won’t be too hard to do.

I have no idea what the requirements are, and so I have a lot to learn. (more…)

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Home is Where You Make It

Monday, September 5th, 2016

I was just your average nine to five worker with lots of lofty dreams about hitting it big and moving abroad, maybe traveling the world in style with a chauffeur and a bodyguard, like a movie star. Of course there was absolutely zero chance of that happening but still, I wanted to get out and see the world if the chance ever arose so when I got a job offer for a company in Singapore, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to feel somewhat at home in a strange land so I had to find home movers in Singapore to help me bring some of my belongings into the new apartment.

Finding movers proved to be a rather daunting task, it took several internet searches and fifteen telephone calls before I found a company that could do what I needed. The company got my stuff all set in my new apartment before I even arrived myself which was nice and this was the first time I had ever not had to move a single thing myself. I could get used to that.

I found that life in Singapore was a lot like life in the states in some ways and lots different in other ways. The cuisine was different of course, but like every other place on the planet, there was a chain fast food joint, should I ever feel a need for a taste of home. I met a bunch of great people through work, both locals and expats like myself, both American and British. Our little group has had some great times, going out on the town and finding new and interesting adventures to have. I like it so much here that I think I may stay indefinitely, provided my job is still here. I feel more at home here than I ever have anywhere else.

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