Monthly Archives: May 2016

Putting Down Roots in Georgia

We got used to repeating a pattern for a big retail company I worked for. I would have to spend about six months or so in different districts throughout the United States. Then I would move on to the next place. I would eventually get back into the same district I left, and I would repeat the pattern again. I handled a delicate part of their business, and people in my position would get moved along about every six months. My wife is a writer, so she works from home. We looked at apartments for rent in Stockbridge GA for the next stint in the southeast district. We would look for six-month leases, and the company covered a lot of the expenses. They would pay out a year’s lease of no suitable apartment was available for six months. The next person taking over for six months would then move in.

Most of the time I got the choice of where I wanted to rent because of my seniority. I did not have to take someone else’s apartment that worked for the company and was moving out. Less senior managers did. Well, when we moved to Stockbridge, we really liked the area. Continue reading

This App Saves Me a Lot of Money at the Grocery Store

Years ago, I really got into couponing. It was so satisfying to sit and cut out all the different discount offers in the newspaper. But once I became a full time mom, I felt that I no longer had time for that. Things have changed recently in that you can now get some great discounted items through apps on your phone, and that’s how, after reading an Ibotta review a few months ago, I rushed to join. It’s fast, simple, and there are no papers to buy and no pieces of paper to cut out for hours on end.

To get started with the program, all I had to do was to download the company app on my phone. It took all of 1 minute to download it. Another 60 minutes, and I was already registered. Within seconds, I was browsing all over the app and saw what it had to offer me. I went to the offers area and found out that if I bought certain things at the store, I would get rewards. Continue reading

Putting It All Together at Once

One of my friends promised to help me put together a piece of furniture that I bought from a store. The furniture was packed into a box with all of the pieces, but the instructions barely had any words. Normally when I try to put together furniture, I’m left with pieces that I can’t figure out how to put on the furniture. I told my friend to head over to the Asheville apartments and wait for me to let him in. He brought his tools with him, and I ordered a pizza, because I figured we would need some lunch while working.

When my friend saw the instructions for the furniture, he was surprised to see how few words there were in the manual. There were a few Swedish words with English equivalents here and there, but nothing noteworthy. Continue reading

Home for the Next Three Years

When my husband was transferred to Dallas, I thought that we would look for a place there. He told me that he did not want to live in the same area where he worked, especially since he was one of the big bosses there. He wanted to keep his work life and personal life separate, which is why he told me to look at apartments for rent in Lewisville TX instead. He told me that the commute would be around 25 minutes or so each way, which he was willing to do if it meant that we had more privacy in our private lives.

Since he travels a lot for his work too, I knew that the commute would not bother him at all. I also was really happy that we would not be living in one of the biggest cities in Texas. I am more laid back, and I like a less hectic lifestyle too. When I looked at the different complexes available in Lewisville, I knew why my husband had picked that city. Continue reading

The Hunt for a Good Cover

Gun stock covers are a good idea for hunters, but some of the ones that I’ve come across have varied in quality. Much like the rifles themselves, the covers are made by different manufacturers, and not all of them have the same level of quality assurance or use high quality materials. I’ve bought one stock that only lasted for one use before it fell apart, which didn’t make any sense at all. I could see something with moving parts fall apart, but a piece of cloth that was sewn together should not fall apart after one use. I think the company who made this cover went out of business.

Since I bought that terrible cover, I did some research to find out which company makes the best one. I should have done this in the first place, but it’s better to do it eventually instead of not doing it at all. Examining a lot of customer reviews helped me form a good idea of which cover is the king of the market. One particular cover seemed to have the most positive reviews out of any of them. The battle for the top spot was pretty close, but this cover had the edge.

I can see why the cover had the most positive reviews. This cover felt good on the stock and against my body. The cover had some slots to hold extra ammunition, which is a bonus. There have been times when I needed to reload my rifle, but I wasn’t able to easily access my ammunition. In the woods, you have to save as much time as possible when trying to hunt an animal. Taking out more ammunition means that the hunter is making extra sound that could scare away the animals. Taking out ammunition from the cover is as easy as sliding it out.

They Designed the Best Site for Me

I hired a local company to make my website, not realizing that they were not the right company until after they were done. While the site looked decent enough of my computer, it did not look good at all on my mobile phone. I just assumed that a company would make sure that it did, and they were not willing to redo it without a larger fee. That is why I decided to scrap what they did, and I started fresh in my search for a Los Angeles web development company.

This time I did it right though. Instead of just choosing a company that has a nice looking website, I did thorough research on the companies that I looked at. Continue reading