High goals

My husband and I have parties all the time for our friends and family. We are known for having the best of the best when it comes to celebrations and we happily wear this badge of honor. I sometimes think that there were never parties…

Our productivity is going up

I love historical stories – especially when they have true and interesting facts. Did you happen to know that Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution was funded mainly with gold by a man named Jacob Schiff who was a Wall Street capitalist?  When you learn about…

This is great equipment

Eastern Europe is truly one of our favorite areas to travel in. There are many reasons to visit  this section of the world. It truly has something for everyone! The cities are magnificent with archaic architecture found nearly everywhere — not to mention the amazing…

Natural gases

When my husband and I moved into our home, it had these odd looking pipes, right in the middle of the basement.  The basement had been separated into three different rooms, and garage was shut off totally.  My husband parked all of his motorcycles in…

Fixing the plumbing system

My mother taught me some pretty helpful household tips as a child. I was taught to never touch car windows, mirrors or anything reflective with fingertips, because it leaves smudges behind.  Then looks dirty and requires cleaning.  Mom showed me the many uses for baking…

I really want a change

I was trained to be an automobile mechanic when I was 20, having a long love of cars and knew quite a bit about them.  I thoroughly enjoyed my profession, but years later I began to feel burnt out. It seemed that more and more…

I can lower these costs

I am a third year student enrolled in a technical program at a large university.  The department is well-known for its requirement that students intern with a local company in their tech department.  Since my background is in website development, I volunteered to help with…

Adaptable settings

By paying close attention to the bees in my backyard, I am able to make plans accordingly in any given week. I usually make an attempt to listen to them at least twice a week. I communicate my plans for the week, to which they…

Something is wrong with this

Recently, I traveled across the country for work, from my home in the Northeast, to the Southwest, in mid-December.  When I left our house, it was 22 degrees and snowing profusely.  I spent nearly half an hour shoveling the driveway, brushing off our vehicle and…

Terrible heat and air

My husband’s a funny guy. He’s full-blooded Cuban, but you’d never suspect this. He’s from Florida, and he mentions this every chance he gets — so often, we’ve made a drinking game out of it, called “Wait, where are you from?” I’m from the North.…

I’m trying to survive

My brother, Dalla, and I are serious hikers and survivalists. We spend all of our vacation time hiking and surviving in the wild. We’ve gone in the dead of winter, when there’s no heat, using our ingenuity to stay warm, and in rainy seasons, using…

Coming to check the unit

It is a fact of human nature that we are attracted to sparkly, lovely, shiny objects. Some people have a significantly stronger attraction than others; I am, undoubtedly, one of those people. I took a huge risk when I bet on my passion and opened…

A solution to my problem

At our office, there are more than two hundred people working within a single building! One would think that the office managers would understand the importance of keeping the furnace running at a reasonable temperature to keep employees somewhat comfortable. Sadly, this is not the…

Living in a new dorm

My daughter has gone off to college. She got a scholarship that included all her costs in the dorms, which I thought will be a great experience for her. It is considered a great college, so I felt that she was lucky to achieve whole…

I can sleep well

This summer, my parents had the brilliant delusion to pack up our entire family for a trip to the big lake near high mountain country. Then, as though that weren’t bad enough, they invited our entire extended family together and decided to call it a…

I need better air flow

When people think of HVAC, they consistently consider the heating and A/C, but they often forget about the V, which stands for ventilation. But, ventilation is a actually pressing area of HVAC, too. And, it is also the least considered! Everyone knows that going outside…

I always call ahead

Last year my grandpa took a class to learn how to use the PC. My grandpa decided to take a class at the adult reading center in town. My friends, his grandkids, plus grandgirls have been recommending my grandpa take a technology class for a…

Air and heat works great

Last week My elderly mother learned how to use the kindle. My elderly mother decided to take a class at the adult learning center in town. My friends, boys, and grandboys have been suggesting My elderly mother take a kindle class for a long time;…

I’m working very hard

Last year I l acquired how to use the desktop computer. I decided to take a class at the adult learning center in town. My friends, kids, & grandkids have been suggesting I take a desktop computer class for a long time! At first I…