Our daughter has been interested in horses since seeing them on television and in picture books before she could read. Over time her room and stuff she collected became all about horses. She was ecstatic for her first pony ride, and it was not long before we were getting her horse riding lessons. I remember her having a struggle just getting her foot high enough to get it in the stirrup of the saddle. She would step up on a little ladder to do it. Now she is an expert rider with her portrait wearing equine competition wear hanging on the wall of the office of the lady who owns the stables where we keep our daughter’s horse.
We ended up buying the horse she used to ride every weekend. They developed such a bond, and that horse has watched our little girl grow into the fine young woman she is today. They are a team out there on the course riding together. Continue reading
I am going to be hosting a party soon, and I am going to be having a lot of people over to the party, so it is pretty important that I make sure to arrange everything such that it is a great time for everyone. I have been reading about my options for event entertainment ideas and I still have not made up my mind as to what I want to do with that yet. I know I want to hire something a bit out of the ordinary, because I feel like some things are overdone when it comes to parties, and I want to make this party one that will be remembered for a long time.
One of the ways that I will be able to personally make sure that the party is one that is going to be remembered for a long time is by making excellent food for the party. Continue reading
Georgia. It’s one of the most ‘Southern’ states that you can find here in the United States. While Florida may certainly be more geographically South than Georgia is, the culture there is as far more ‘Northern’. Georgia is the state that evokes the legacy of the Southern Gentleman, of lemon-aid and sweet black tea. It’s everything ‘South’ within a single state and why I chose to make it my home. That and after scoring one of the Peachtree City apartments I was more than happy to stay put for a while. I’ve been waiting for one of their units to open up for sometime and I pounced on the opportunity as soon as it made itself available.
It meant that I was moving all the way from Corpus Christi to Georgia, a trip I had only made five years prior. Continue reading
I have been trying to get back in shape and I find that I have not enough time. So I was wondering if it would be better to hire a personal trainer. I guess that in theory I could get a person who was willing to work around my schedule and come to where I need him to be that would help out a lot, as I am very busy all of the time. I talked to this guy he had a certificate from something called the eifpersonaltrainingschool.co.uk. I though about making fun of that name, but it is not all that relevant. Continue reading
With Churchill Downs being just a stone’s throw away, the topic of horse racing, racehorse trainers and everything horses is a subject that is inescapable come Derby time. The city is saturated in it and yet there are few people you can even consider an expert on the subject. It’s a shame because horses are awesome creatures; I grew up with them to some extent myself. For five years I went to a camp that was all about learning how to care for a horse, riding horses and camping out with them in the wilds. It was such a fun, exploratory time as a kid.
As I grew older I lost interest in horses. Don’t get me wrong, they’re still fun to ride but to actually own one and to have to care for one is more than an expensive venture. Continue reading
When my father told me that he was getting too tired to keep his bedroom upstairs, I was actually happy to hear that he was ready to just stay on the first floor of his house. My younger brother lives with him, and he and his daughter can use the upstairs while Dad takes over the guest bedroom on the main floor. I knew that we would have to find a company that does bathroom remodeling in Bergen County NJ because the bathroom on the main floor was not used for showering.
I did not want Dad to have to climb the stairs even once a day to get a shower. It just took too much effort, and he had the money to have the main bathroom renovated to better suit his needs. I thought that having the tub ripped out and a shower installed with a bench in it would be the perfect solution, and he agreed with me. Continue reading
We built a detached garage. We did a lot of the work on our own to be able to afford it. We had the slab poured and the framing put up by pros, and we put the sheathing, siding and shingles on ourselves. My wife and I also wired the garage for electricity. It passed inspection, so we must have done it right! The last thing was to have the driveway finished. We had gravel down for about three years, and now we were finally getting a driveway done by a concrete contractor in Nassau County, NY who does those driveways that look like they are made of stone. The coloring and the way they make it look like joints between actual pieces of stone looks so real. Continue reading
Last week it was pretty hot outside, and summer hasn’t even arrived yet. I turned on the air conditioner, and it wasn’t working properly. I couldn’t keep my air conditioner on for more than a few minutes before it would shut off. I opened the windows and turned on the fan to keep the house cool, while looking for AC repair in NYC. Every other year, something in my house stops working. Last year the refrigerator stopped and the year before that, the dryer stopped working. I guess everything is just getting old, but this is ridiculous.
Upon inspection, the repairman determined that the cause of the malfunction in the air conditioner was a blown capacitor. He had a replacement in his truck and put it in place of the old one. It was a metal cylinder about the size of a can of soda. Continue reading