Author Archives: Richard Tijerina

Our Daughter Has a Strong Bond with the Horse We Bought Her

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 View Way More View Way More

Companies for Outstanding Party Entertainment

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 View Way More

The Southern Gentleman of Southern States

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 View Way More

I Have Been Looking for a Personal Trainer

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 View Way More

A Horse is Not a Pet

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 View Way More

Dad Needed a New Bathroom Downstairs

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 View Way More

New Garage and New Stone-Look Concrete Driveway

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 View Way More

The Heat is Upon Us

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. If I knew something about engineering, I would probably be able to fix my own appliances, but sadly I don't. I cranked up the air conditioner to full blast and sat in my recliner while the cool air touched my skin. It was like sitting in a meat locker while eating an ice cream sundae.

Just to make sure nothing else goes wrong with the air conditioner, I changed the filters and put new batteries in the thermostat. The filters get dirty after repeated use, so they have to be changed to prevent dust from clogging up the system. The batteries give the thermostat power so it can tell the air conditioner what to do. In older homes that don't have a digital thermostat, the thermostat uses a dial to control the temperature. My uncle had one of those, and it didn't require any extra power to use. He never bothered to get a more modern thermostat.

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