I had to find out some information on home security systems for one of my clients. I am a home health aide, but I end up doing things that are well outside my scope of duties. Helping this one patient find out how much it would cost to get a home security system is just one way that I help them when I am able to do it. Most of the people I take care of do not have computers, so I brought my tablet to work one day so I could show her the different price plans on the ADT website.
She is very smart and extremely independent, but she is confined to a wheelchair, which does limit her mobility a lot. There is nothing wrong with her mind though, and she scoured the ADT website for all the information she wanted on the home security systems. I looked over her shoulder, and I was pretty amazed at the pricing. (more…)
I have spent this morning going around the internet trying to figure out how to buy instagram followers, even though I have not really found a good reason why you should want to do this. The boss has got it in his head that we really need to learn how to use social media marketing, the people who gave him the idea expected that he would pay them to do it for us. However they probably did not realize that he never pays for stuff when he thinks that we can do it in house. (more…)
Sometimes playing with your kids means that you’ll take a few bruises, or even have to visit a chiropractor in Redding CA. Ever since seeing the Peanuts movie, my kids love the character Charlie Brown. They had the idea of trying the famous football gag that happens to Charlie Brown on me. They asked me if I could show them how to kick a football, so I did. As I was about to kick the ball, my kids moved it away, and just like Charlie Brown, I fell right on my back. I screamed out in pain, which alerted my wife and she came running outside to check on me.
The kids thought I was going to die because of the prank they pulled and started crying. My wife helped me back inside and put some ice on my back while she placed a call to the chiropractor to make an appointment. I kept telling the kids that I would be fine, but they still didn’t believe it and kept begging me not to die. (more…)
I promised myself that the next time a president is elected for a first term in office that I would keep a record of all the good and bad attributed to his or her administration. Well, I was not expecting our new president to be Donald J. Trump, but that is okay. My tracking was going to be whether I voted for the person or not. This article is not about my vote, as I just mentioned I was surprised he won, not whether I voted for him or not. A great resource for me is President Trump news at a website that is all about news reports on his administration. I am not talking about the fluff stuff. I mean real reporting about actual decisions he is making, and the things he is saying.
I separate the reports into favorable and unfavorable. I even have a section for extremes of decision making for the better or worse that is based on my my own criteria that comes from my own political ideology. I admit that my leanings are very independent even though I am registered to vote with one of the two major parties. (more…)
I wanted to learn more about energy providers here in Texas. It was the first time I was actually allowed to make a decision based on which one I wanted rather than someone telling me what I had to take. If there is one thing that I really like, it is the freedom of choice. Even when it is something like the company that provides the electricity to my house, I want to take full advantage of my opportunity to choose. While I was really looking forward to this, I also knew that I did not have a lot of time, because I wanted to have the power on by the time I moved in. (more…)
Living in the Lone Star State sure has its benefits. I’ve lived all over the state including Plano, Laredo, Houston, and Dallas. The one thing that’s been consistent in all of those places is the freedom I’ve had to choose my own energy plan. Living in a state where energy is deregulated sure is a nice benefit. When I first had to sign up for electricity service, I went to http://texaselectricityrates.org/stream-energy-tx/ for details about the services offered and the rates I could expect to pay. I had two options. I could either call them for more information, or I could fill out a brief form. I decided to give them a call.
The representative I spoke with was very friendly. She asked me for my name, phone number, and ZIP Code, and then proceeded to tell me all about my options. (more…)
I wanted a way to make better looking paystubs for my employees. I only have two, but they need official paystubs to do things like get a loan or prove employment. I found a check stub maker online that is very inexpensive to use. I do not have to buy an accounting software suite to use it. I still use this freeware accounting program I have had for years. It works for my needs. I just needed a way to add payroll to it. Specifically, I needed a way to make professional paystubs for my employees. I put in the numbers, and the thing makes paystubs I can print out on my printer using regular paper.
I use it once every two weeks when I sign the checks. I put the check and the paystub in an envelope for each employee. They are happy to have regular paystubs now. I even have our store logo as part of the stub. (more…)
Women have had difficulty with hygiene issues due to their anatomy and the natural processes of their reproductive system. From the onset of menstruation to menopause, the lining of the uterus is expelled through the vagina every month. The blood rich lining is nutrients for the egg waiting to be fertilized. Periods can be painful as well as messy. Being seen with blood on clothing, or leaving blood where sitting can be socially awkward to say the least. Then there are yeast infections. Everything from vinegar douches to Indonesian Crystal X are offered to treat them. However, science indicates that their cause can be associated with anything from diet to high blood glucose levels. Yeast like a steady diet of sugar. Then they thrive in a warm and moist environment. The vagina is the perfect environment when its acidic level changes. Too much sugar in the diet or sustained elevated blood glucose levels can be a root cause. (more…)
A good friend of mine told me not long ago that she was having problems with anxiety. I have naturally experience anxiety myself, as I think it is a common enough thing for anyone to go through. I did not have any experience with it on a daily basis though, and I wanted to learn more about it so I would be able to help her out too. I did a search and one of the websites was available to find it here in more detail. When I went there, I was able to learn all kinds of things about anxiety that I just was not aware of before this.
For a person who has normal anxiety over an upcoming academic test or waiting to hear back from a doctor after a medical test, or even waiting to see if the cute guy you dated for the first time last week calls for a second date, it is a different kind of anxiety than what someone who experiences it constantly feels. (more…)
My business was having trouble for awhile. I was working hard every day, but could not seem to get to a steady place with customer purchases. But I soon found out that working hard only went so far. I needed to learn new ways to keep customers engaged. Learning all that I could about social media was important. Just a couple of months ago, I decided to buy active Instagram followers to see how that would work, and it was a success.
I have never been someone who has been all that interested in social media in general for personal use. I am too busy running my company to have time to record my personal life online. I sometimes take a moment to check in to see how family and friends are doing on their accounts, though. And many people are nice enough to email me if they want me to take a look at photos or other info they post online about something good in their lives. Outside of that, I need to concentrate on what keeps the bills paid.
So, when I learned that it is important to reach out to customers, I was a bit unsure of that at first. But I’ve come around to understanding why that is important these days. When so many people are using sites like Instagram these days, you must do what you can to connect with them. You must post interesting things to keep your business in front of them. It used to be that placing an add in the newspaper or phone book was enough, but that has changed in the past 5-10 years. However, to help save myself some time, I get the help of a company that does a good job of clicking “like” on my photos so that it helps to make my followers more interested in what I post.