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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
One thing I think is really neat about Singapore is how the architecture itself has natural spaces built into it. Plus, they like to build things that are just pretty to look at. The newer buildings in Singapore have a visual appeal to them rather than them just being squarish towers that poke up from the ground into the sky. It is really cool to look up and see an area several stories high halfway up a building that has trees growing. A new condo project at thenewfuturacondo.com.sg is an example of this type of building that you will find in Singapore.
The two-tower construction is designed to look like a lantern at night. The shape is pleasing to look at during the day as well. There are natural areas built into the construction of both towers. Read more
My wife took me to a chiropractor in Salinas the other day when I woke up in the morning and suddenly couldn’t get out of bed. I mean that literally, too. I literally could not get out of bed. She was in the bathroom taking a shower while I grunted and strained to simply get myself up and out of bed. I couldn’t move and it was obvious that my old back problem and returned with a vengeance. I should have known this would happen because I hadn’t had an episode in some time. It always shows up when it’s least expected.
Still, this was the first time I literally couldn’t get out of bed. That was an alarming escalation with this problem and one that had to be remedied immediately. Read more
I was always afraid to be outside in the sun without my skin being covered. I wanted to have a little more freedom to enjoy swimming, hiking and riding my bicycle. Golf would be more fun too if I was not wearing long sleeves. I decided to get my moles removed so I did not have to worry about them having sun exposure. I went to an aesthetic medical clinic in Singapore to have the procedure done. The doctor there was able to have all of the moles off in a few minutes. I had four that I waned removed. It was quick and painless.
I grew up being afraid of being in the sun and having a mole change color. Read more
Corporate shooting days have been pretty popular at the local shooting area. Businesses will come there with their employees and have fun outings for team building. Some of the business owners have come up with an idea of having a competition between the businesses. They want to take the top shooters from each business and put them up against each other for a prize. To determine the to shooter, each business would have to go to the shooting area once for their own corporate day. I like the idea of businesses shooting against each other, and hope that I can make the team if the idea is finalized.
At the last shooting day that I went to, I did pretty well among the workers. I went from not being able to shoot at all because of bad aim, to being able to hit most of the clay pigeons that are shot into the air. Becoming that good at shooting isn’t something that simply happens over night. Read more
We were looking for a unique way to have a family get-together during the holidays. We were discussing whose house we would all gather at when someone suggested we have a Christmas party in Bristol at the shooting school where we all go to shoot sporting clays. I thought that might be fun, so I looked into it. A shooting holiday party sounds fun. We are a competitive bunch, and an opportunity to bring out the shotguns and shoot some sporting clays seemed like a great time. If we could have the meal catered, then there would be no need for the pot luck type of meals we had been having on holidays. Read more