Yesterday was the start of Daylight Saving Time. It began at 2 am here in West Virginia so I lost an hour of sleep yesterday but it is all good. I thought that when my FIL passes, it wouldn't bother me that much because we kind of anticipated it is going to happen but now that it is real, it is so hard. I feel like I am losing my own father all over again. The only difference is that, with my FIL, we kind of seen it coming but with my Dad, it was abrupt and unexpected. The pain is the same though. I respected and loved my FIL the same way I did with my own father. Losing someone is never easy. It gets easier as time passes but when it is new and fresh, it's tough.
Monday, March 13, 2017
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ableton at Guitar Center and I was so chocked to learn that she had a cancer surgery. I feel very bad because she is the nicest person on earth but I guess cancer can affect anybody. I pray that she will go through this hard ordeal.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
You might be a DIY person with many projects lined up for your home, but not every task can be completed by the homeowners. Electrical, home additions and other complex jobs must be performed by the professionals. Before you hire any residential building contractors, learn how to properly interview them. Your project's success can hinge on their expertise as you discover each company's benefits and drawbacks.
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There might be a dozen or more contractors in your area right now. Picking a random company isn't the best strategy so look up online reviews about the top names in the neighborhood. Be aware that there will be some negative reviews. Try to read a mixture of positive, neutral and negative reviews so that you get a good picture of the contractor. Narrow down your choices to about three or four companies.
Discuss Previous Experience and Project Types
Individually interview each contractor. Ask them about their experience in the industry along with any necessary licensing. You might ask about previous projects that include your particular needs, such as adding a second floor onto a home. Reputable contractors should have a background in your contracting needs, and these professionals may also have photos to share from the completed projects.
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Go Over an Initial Estimate
Each interview period should also include an estimate on the project. The contractor will break down all of the costs, including materials and labor. Ask any questions about the estimate, especially if some of the costs seem too high or low. Tell each contractor that you need time to read over the quotes before making a decision.
Narrow Down the Project's Timeline
Before the interview is over, ask about a rough time frame for the project's completion. Some contractors might work several jobs at one time, which creates a long project timeline. Ideally, you want a contractor to dedicate the majority of their services to your project so that it can be completed in a timely manner. High-quality work should also be part of the agreement too.
Every contracting job should have a supervisor on site during the work. If you have any questions about the current tasks, don't hesitate to ask the supervisor about the details. There might be changes that aren't being incorporated, and you'll need to point out any overlooked details. Communication on any project is welcome among homeowners and reputable contractors.
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Saturday, March 4, 2017
If you have been following the stock market, you would know by now that is soring high ever since the election. Hubby and I doesn't participate in stock market but we have some small investments that fluctuates based in the performance3 of the stock market so I I watches it from time to time. I was so excited when the DOW finally reached 20 thousand and just 24 days (if I am not mistaken) after it hits 20k, it is now 21 thousand. That is so exciting.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
#Flag is up, a day late for the 4th of July but it's ok. Now that outdoor projects are done, back to unpacking..A photo posted by Chubskulit Rose (@chubskulitrose) on
One of the many feature t= of this home that my husband love is having a two car detached garage. We have two vehicle so we can both park it inside now that we have the space. Our former house had one car garage only so one of the cars is always parked outside. But anyway, there is no storage in the garage so we built some shelving on it to put everything that my husband uses in the lawn and for maintaining the vehicles.
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I like it that even our bikes can be stored in an organized manner unlike before we just piled them on in a small storage area by the basement. Now we can get our bicycles without the struggle.
I am not sure if my husband will look into the Philadelphia garage floor coating because he wants to upgrade the flooring as well. It has a major crack and it needs be fixed. For now, we will leave it that way.A photo posted by Chubskulit Rose (@chubskulitrose) on
We made a little progress today, still not done. Can't wait to have an organized garage... #DIYprojects #weekendProject #garageShelving #storageSolutionA photo posted by Chubskulit Rose (@chubskulitrose) on
This year, the only home improvement we have done so far is having a new sets of windows. We replaced all the old ones because it wasn't energy efficient. Our gas bill have sky rocketed over the winter and we suspected that it has something to do with the windows not having a good seal anymore. Hopefully it would help lessen the gas bill.
We haven't done any DIY project this year because my husband is enrolled in school for his masters. We might be able to do some more projects at the end of the semester when he is done with his school.