I was extremely leery when my husband told me he wanted to buy a second house. He was given a pretty good deal if he wanted it, mostly because it was a fixer upper. He told me that he could do a lot of the work himself, and that he would hire a carpenter in Bristol to help with the things he could not do. When he showed me his vision on paper, I finally relented and signed on to help him turn it into a profit for him. I knew that it was going to require a lot of work once I actually took a tour of it though!
The door frames and window frames were warped, there were parts of the floor that probably just needed completely repaired, and the cupboards looked to be a lost cause. There was a lot more, but those are the three things that I noticed instantly. I helped my husband do what we could do together, which was mostly just scrubbing on my part and some plumbing and electrical repairs on his part. Once we had that all done, he contacted the carpenter that was recommended to him.
The carpenter came out and looked at the house within a few days and gave an estimate that was actually much lower than what I had expected. We signed the contract that day, and he told us that all work would be done within two weeks. We did not mind the time because there was a lot of work to be done there! We were just happy that he would be able to have a crew start that fast. He made the house beautiful! We were so impressed that we actually hired him to do some work on our own house. My husband wants to start flipping houses, and I know we have a good shot at it because of the carpenter we can hire when we need help.
When my bookkeeper went on maternity leave, I knew that I was going to have to find a replacement for her, at least temporarily. I am the one who had trained her when she started two years ago, but she has streamlined all of our accounting to where I am lost if I try to do it myself now. I asked her what we should do because we both knew that her intention was to return to her duties here. She told me about cafe accountants, which I knew nothing about even after she mentioned the company.
She told me that they would be able to step in temporarily and take over where she was leaving off. They would not even need to come to the office on a daily basis like she does. Everything they do is done from the cloud, which means they can access everything they need there, and I can do the same. Continue reading “An Accounting Answer to a Temporary Problem”
Things have been heating up in National Hunt racing. The newest horses have been putting out some impressive speeds, and they have shaken up the betting world. People have been putting their money on these horses and the races between them have been pretty close. It’s nice to see that more than one horse can be dominant in the sport, but it does make betting a little harder when any of the dominant horses can take the race. I had to alter my way of betting to a more analytical approach.
Before now, betting was more of a gut feeling for me. I would have a feeling about a horse and would bet on it to win. The feeling wasn’t really based on anything, just what I thought looked like a winner. This is how many people bet, and more often than not, it doesn’t pay off for them. Continue reading “The Thinker’s Way of Betting”
The hot new thing among investors seems to be AIM companies, and it has hit my workplace. People around here have been talking about it nonstop, and they even approached me about investing with them. Initially I declined, because I wasn’t aware of how great the opportunity was, but after learning more about it from some of my coworkers, I decided to take the leap and put down a little money with them. It was a risk for us, but we were prepared to handle it. As it turns out, our risk paid off and we were able to gain from it.
Once you begin to get a little money, people begin to take notice of it and want to know where you’ve gotten it and how they can get it. Some will even ask for a bit of money. This happened to me after investing and I had to turn all of the beggars down. As for those who were asking about how I got it, I told them about the investments I made and they decided to try it for themselves. Some didn’t have much luck and wanted to know what they were doing wrong. I told them what guidelines to follow and what websites to visit for the best profits.
Once these people had their success with investment, they spread the word onto other people that they knew and then those people spread the word on as well. I guess the trend of investment won’t end anytime soon, especially since people are looking for all kinds of ways that they can make more money outside of their normal jobs. I’ve made enough money that I could probably quit my job if I wanted to, but I don’t want to do that. I think life would be boring without this job.
It’s been an intense first year for my company, but it has been profitable. I came up with the idea for the company one day while lounging around the house. In the initial stages of getting my company off the ground, I thought about making a logo that would make the company recognizable to others. I went to a company that did graphic design in Bedfordshire and asked them to help me make a logo that would be an attention grabber and properly reflect what my company was offering. I wanted the logo to be on everything, from business cards to coffee mugs.
The company came up with some good ideas and I picked the one that I felt was the best. Continue reading “Success Attributed to the Logo”
We have a boathouse down at the lake. There is a small kitchen, a loft and a shower. Electricity is from the grid, but the water is from a deep well. We keep our two boats and our personal watercraft there. There are no bedrooms, and we camp out in sleeping bags when we stay. We had to install CCTV kits along with an alarm system due to some vandals that were hitting the area. There were no thefts of boats or other watercraft, but some neighbors experienced heavy losses due to damages done by the vandals. The area is a tourist attraction, but we suspected year-round occupants being responsible for the damage as it happened in the winter too. Though we did not make any accusations, we expected a group of teenagers known for causing trouble. Continue reading “Video CCTV Kits Catch Vandals in the Act”
When my boss puts together a corporate event, it is usually a rather unique event. He has the standard dinners now and again, but he likes to do fun things for us too. The last event he threw for all his workers was a corporate shooting days in Bristol. We were not there all day, but we did have several hours of fun. We arrived at nine in the morning, and we had tea and coffee available straight away. Right before ten, we were able to meet our instructor. Most of us had never been clay pigeon shooting before, so we needed to learn everything, including the basics.
The first thing we learned was about safety. This is something that Lady’s Woods takes very seriously, and we all felt confident and comfortable with what we learned. We then learned how to actually shoot, which was pretty incredible. Continue reading “The Best Corporate Outing Ever”
People who experience the loss of a loved one in northern New Jersey should find solace in knowing that monuments in Essex County NJ are easily handled by professional monument companies. It can be very sad when you lose a loved one, someone that you care about. Whether it is a friend or family member, it is very important to trust the person that is taking care of the headstone. The headstone can say a lot about the person that it is erected for. You can have different sayings and different things etched into the stone. There are people that think of adding the person’s favorite quote. It can be something that they used to say all of the time, or something that they may have liked to hear. Continue reading “Remembering Your Loved Ones is Easy”
When I first moved to New Jersey, I fell in love with everything about it. Since my move here nearly eight years ago, there are only a few things that I have come to not like. One of them is Canada geese. I had no idea these birds were as big as they are. The first time I saw one in a parking lot close to my car, I nearly screamed. I have gotten used to them now, but that didn’t stop me from finding a company that does Canada geese control in NJ once they started taking over the parking lot where I work.
I talked with my boss about the geese, and he agreed with me that it was not good with how many were taking over the parking lot. If it was just one or two, it might have been okay, but there were quite a few that were coming around. Our office building is right next to a pond, and the lake is not that far from us either. Continue reading “The Geese Used to Scare Me”
I purchased a large piece of property that I planned on building a house on. I guess you can say it is a heavily wooded area. I know it is going to be a lot of work preparing the land for the construction of my new home. I also know that this is not a job that I can handle on my own. I have enlisted the help of a Nassau County tree removal company to do this for me. I have used this company before on other construction sites and they have always done a spectacular job with a lot of attention to detail.
They are a local company that has been in business since 1991. Continue reading “Preparing a Wooded Lot for Home Construction”