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what is on my mind and around me
Posted by Shimumsy at 7:37 PM
Last January 1st, one of my co-workers, who was our sales person here at our branch, went on a semi-retirement. It was a two year process until they finally decided to move to Florida. They made several trips there finding new homes for sale Jensen Beach FL and several other towns close to the beach. Actually, they were just looking for an upgrade to their small condominium where they have been staying during their short trips. A bigger place is needed for the retirement home.
So what is going to happen with their house in New Jersey? For now, it is empty. It is not a full retirement yet for Rix (that’s what the term they want to use, for now). When a customer would ask about his whereabouts, he instructed us to tell them that he is on extended vacation. He wants that when the weather gets warmer, he is coming back to work part time then the final relocation will happen this coming winter. I hope, they would be able to sell their New Jersey home by that time. This year is the transition period.
In four weeks, they are coming back here. Rix was even here two weeks ago for our trade show. He was invited by my boss to come here to attend the two day show. The semi-retirement set up is doing him good. We saw in his face he was happy and ready to be a full time Florida resident.
Posted by Shimumsy at 1:00 PM
I am not exaggerating when I say I am in the computer for more than ten hours during weekdays. Almost 9 hours of it is job related and the rest is spent when I get home doing my online business and blogging. This is one reason why I need the best computer protection against viruses and malaware threats. Also, my current antivirus is expiring soon so it is the perfect time to shop around for a better one.
I got an invitation to try Vipre Antivirus. The instruction was easy to follow so I gave it a try. First thing I have to do before installing Vipre was to get rid whatever antivirus software you have in your computer. The installation process was so easy. Here is a screenshot after I successfully downloaded Vipre.
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Posted by Shimumsy at 12:30 PM
I finally said goodbye to my 9 year old car. Thank you for the 135,000 miles of comfy, trouble free, roomy and easy rides for the past 9 years. I still remember the #1 hit song on the radio that time - "my boo" by usher and now you are leaving me with "Gangnam Style." I will still be seeing you once in a while when the step daughter would come and visit us. I am sure she will take care of you the same way as mamabear did. When you see a white car parked in your spot at home please don't get jealous. I wish you safety and from the bottom of my heart and the whole fambam, I thank you very much.
Posted by Shimumsy at 7:52 PM
Every night after I used my computer, I always put it to sleep or hibernate mode. I do not totally shut it off. They said that computers work like refrigerators that it could stay on 24/7. So on that one night, I did not do anything different before going to bed but when I woke up the next day, my computer screen was blue with some digital messages. The most scary thing was I read "unloading data" and there is a countdown in seconds, that is running so fast. I do not know what to do but shut off the computer. I was praying hard that it will come back up and yes, it did but with a message that windows was improperly shut off and it recommended some repair options. Since I have no idea what was happening, I clicked what was recommended. It brought me to another page where it started to scan the computer for errors. It took 15 long minutes before the computer restarted. After that scan, it was running normal again. I was relieved and really thankful.
First thing I did after it was fixed was to update and run my virus protection. I got scared of what happened so finally I made a disk backup or recovery. I have been delaying to do this for the longest time but because of this scare, I cannot let it pass this time. Although I can get one from the manufacturer, it is better to have one in my possession that I can use it right away. So far so good, my computer is back to life.
Posted by Shimumsy at 7:43 PM
When we went strawberry picking, this haywagon is the most busiest of all. He does a good job of bringing the pickers to the field and back to the barn. The road becomes so rugged and hilly at times but the driver is very careful not to shake his passengers too much. Our seats are piles of hay. It was a fun day at the farm.
Posted by Shimumsy at 4:54 PM
We are going to the lake this weekend to celebrate hubby’s (which was a week ago) and one of the grandkids birthdays. Hubby stopped celebrating already but you cannot stop the kids when they want to. This is more of a kids party although a special cake will be for hubby to blow.
We all have different assignments for the picnic. We organized it in a way that we are not bringing the same food and also to make sure we have enough for the whole day. I am in charge to bring utensils, paper towels, table napkins and cups. Also on my lists are off lotion and hand sanitizers for the kids who are always quick to grab food when they are hungry without washing their hands. There is a wash area but we are not sure if we can get a spot close to that area. It is first come first serve basis. And also, we have to be there early since they close the lake area once it gets pack with people. This is not our first time to be in this lake; we just love its beauty being situated on top of the mountain. It is located on state park so it is well maintained and very clean. I'll post some pictures on my future posts.
Posted by Shimumsy at 5:30 PM
I finally got my brand new looking iphone back. I am showing you a picture of how it looks before I have it fixed. The guy did a pretty good job. The damage was worst than I thought. It was not only a broken screen but also a damaged on/off and volume buttons. The home screen button is not at its best shape too but I held on to it for now until the time it stops working. I saved a little money than having it fixed instead of getting a new one. I know this phone would last even beyond my next upgrade. Any idea on how the new iphone would be?
Now that the iphone is out of the way and I having a phone replacement, I have to attend to my immediate home duty which is to call the round rock Texas steam cleaning. I have to take advantage of the time that my visitors are not here yet. I can do the carpet cleaning while they are still in Vegas for two weeks. The grass in the backyard is being trimmed too by hubby; getting ready for more
cookouts when they get back from Vegas. The weather has not been cooperating yet but hoping for more warm days this June.
Posted by Shimumsy at 8:28 PM
This is the second time we have a broken iPhone screen. The first one was two years ago, a 3gs, just before the 4 came out. It was unwise to get an upgrade when the newer model was coming out in a few weeks. We had it fixed by somebody I found on craigslist. He did a very good job and the best part was the $15 fee. It was an old phone so we did not really mind losing the warranty (if still there was). I tell you, the phone is perfectly working up to know.
Now we have another broken screen iphone that belongs to the step daughter. She does not need this anymore because she already got her upgrade. I still want it fixed even if I do not need it too. There is
nothing wrong with the phone. The only thing that needs to be replaced is the screen. As usual, I called my contact again. He is still in business and has expanded his services to fixing not just iphones but also tablets and other smartphones. I am going to see him after work since I am passing by his town to buy some blu cigs for my nephew who wishes to quit smoking. I promise to blog the finished product on my future post.
Posted by Shimumsy at 7:59 PM
Today i called my cable company and changed our TV service. I got rid of all the movie channels like hbo, cinemax, starz, and tfc. After all the changes, our monthly bill went down by $75 bucks. Yohoo! Instead of all the movie channels, i signed up with netflix's unlimited streamlining for $10 a month. You can unlimited movies on your ipad, ipod, iphone, computers and tv if you have the smart tv or wifi blu ray. For only $10 a month vs. the additional $75 on my cable, you cannot beat that!
Posted by Shimumsy at 7:37 PM
This guest post from Lenny Mcknight
We looked for a Long Island T1 service provider for a few months before we settled on one. I am not sure why it took us so long to finally decide on one. I think it was just the whole process of opening the business that slowed us down on the small things. Instead of taking tasks on one at a time, we sort of tried to set up everything at once. In the end, it made the whole process take so much longer. I am sure picking an Internet provider with some good bandwidth capabilities; room for growth and at a good rate should have only taken a day or so. Instead, it took up so much time because we were dealing with ten issues a day instead of one tiny projectat a time. Part of it might have just been us not knowing what we were doing. I mean starting a business sounds a lot easier than it really is. It is incredibly difficult in certain respects. If I had could give small business starters a piece of advice, it would be to not sweat the small things and to just take on parts of the projects in small bits.
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