Posted by Santi on May 15, 2013
So while the guys where at my folks the other day taking care of all of the door and window replacement issues that they have been dealing with as of late, they recommended that my folks check into having a full fledged home energy audit in new jersey to see what else they can do to help keep the cost of energy down at the old home stead. It doesn’t look like any type of energy prices are going to be going down any time soon and now is better than later to get as green as possible in any way that you can, especially in your own home.
There really is a lot of assistance with home repairs businesses and programs all over the country now a days. And considering how hot this summer looks like it will become, I just can’t imagine my parents sweating it out trying to conserve their electricity costs or sweating it out trying to figure out how to pay for that high cost. So now it looks like I’ve got to start looking for a company that does this type of work and some insulation assistance in the state of NJ to get lined up over the weekend.
Posted by Santi on April 26, 2013
Trying to figure out which type of car rack to purchase to transport my bicycle back and forth wasn’t has big of a deal as I first thought. The yakima racks have gotten my attention and I’m anxious to go ahead and place my order. The weather is just going to get hotter and hotter as the days go by and the humidity always takes it toll on me each summer, so I need to get my butt in gear and get on my bicycle while we can enjoy the wonderful spring weather that has finally arrived.
There are plenty of bike trails around here, but they are too far away for me to ride my bike to, so it’s important to get the perfect rack for my car to help me get myself and my bike. I’ve seen some pretty interesting bike racks before, but never thought that I would be in the market for one for myself.
Yakima Bicycle Racks
Posted by Santi on March 30, 2013
Tomorrow should be a nice easy going Easter family get together that we are hosting this year. We are expecting between 9 and 11 guests, won’t know for sure until it happens. We were very careful as to who we invited and with luck we might manage to avoid any butting of heads or conflicts. That of course is always the mission at each family gathering but it rarely works out that way as we grow older and more drama keeps us busy and at each others throats for numerous reasons.
I’m sure that there will be plenty of conversation to be shared at the extra long table that we purchased for entertaining groups of friends and families throughout the years. The wife very carefully thought out and made place cards at each plate setting with the names printed on them just to make sure that there is a good mix of people that like to talk scattered throughout the ones that are on the quiet side.
Last Easter my brother-in-law pretty much hogged the whole conversation talking about his recent Mass Texting attempts in to boost business and Text Marketing is getting more popular these days and getting a lot of attention in today’s marketing. He has tried email marketing, which I think is a waste of money. For the most part all of those emails land in people’s spam and are not given a second thought or look. I am sure he will be sharing his recent results at dinner. Hopefully he will have some good numbers to brag about and then we can move it along to another person will another subject this year.
I’m glad that we don’t have any little kids that are expected to show up. It is supposed to rain all day and that would totally ruin the best thought out Easter Eggs hunt. Hunting for eggs would just really suck inside a house, especially a house that you aren’t familiar with. Been there and done that before, don’t want to have to do that again.
Posted by Santi on March 26, 2013
This is the big Good Friday weekend with Easter up and coming on Sunday, which is when everyone wants to have a fun weekend outdoors. But unfortunately, the weather forecast is for cooler days and lots of rain, at least it isn’t snow! Today is not raining yet, but you can feel it in the air and you know that it is coming, sooner or later. Let’s hope we all get at least one good day out of the weekend to do something outside, at least for the kids sake in their attempts to find all the Easter eggs that adults have spent so much time preparing and hiding with love and pride.
After Easter is all over and said with are kids are on Spring Break, one of those days we are going to head out to the river and just let my daughter splash around in the shallow water by our favorite picnic spot. The river bottom is not too mucky and not too rocky at this particular spot. I cannot tell you where this special spot is – it is our family secret and we don’t want a lot of other people to come there and spoil it.
Posted by Santi on March 9, 2013
Well it looks like we just might be able to enjoy a nice weather weekend this up and coming weekend, finally. There truly is hope for an early spring as the groundhog has successfully identified for us all to look forward to. As I am typing there are still numerous piles of snow still left on the ground from last week’s torturous snowstorm that rocked the east coast for days on end. The only thing we really lost from that storm was the satellite for the televisions for a couple of hours in the early morning hours, so that wasn’t near as bad as others that were left without any power at all for over 4 days. One of these days I really have to buy a generator for us to use in emergency situations that keep popping up each year. Something for us to seriously consider when we get our tax refund in the next month or so.
This weekend I will be over at my brother-in-laws helping him with the luminaire lighting at poolsupplyunlimited.com that he has been anxious to get installed before it gets too late in the season to where other numerous chores will take over all of his time, as well as mine. Spring is the busiest of seasons, but the best, in my book. Hope you have a great weather weekend as well!