Ann just rented a new space in a good place in town for her business. There was only one problem with her new business. When it rained for a couple of days the water just stayed on top of the pavement. Ann knew that it didn’t look good and that it deterred customers away. She decided to call around and talk to a few contractors. Finally, after a couple of days calling around she found someone who understood her problem. She was told that permeable paving could help resolve her situation. She was immediately happy that her situation could be resolved. She took the contractor up on his offer. She knew that this would make her business look good and that no one would have to slush through water to get into her store.
I have been happily married to my husband for three months and I can honestly say married life is great. When I was planning my wedding, I found it so difficult to big unique and exciting things for my guests to experience. I wanted my wedding to be the party of the year. There are so many different wedding shows and magazines out there, sometimes it felt like every idea had already been done. Luckily, a friend suggested to me that I should have some wedding fireworks. The more I thought about it, the more it felt like a cool idea. I was able to find a small, local company to put on the fireworks. I didn’t even tell my future husband about it, I just surprised everyone at the reception. It was a great success and I am so glad that I did it.
I’ve had sleep issues for as long as I could remember, so recently I started attending a sleep uk therapy seminar. The seminar basically covered everything one would need to know about common sleep conditions. I learned what underlying health issues may cause sleep disorders, and what common methods are used to cure or treat them. I was most interested in the information that was provided on all natural remedies, as I’m not particularly tolerant of pharmaceutical based medications used to treat sleep issues. The main thing that I took away from these seminars that actually helped my sleep issue, is that I wasn’t exercising enough throughout the week, which in turn was causing a tension and anxiety based insomnia disorder. I upped my weekly exercise by about 5 fold, and then 2 months later my insomnia was literally completely cured. I only spent $25 on the sleep disorder seminar series, and it was the best $25 I’ve ever spent in my entire life.
The day started with a bunch of daylight searing its way into my eyes. Inspired by the blinding pain, I escaped back under the darkness of the super amazing blanket my wife bought. A list of chores that I had been putting off came to mind. Get leaves out of the pool, check the water filtration media, etc. I was drifting off when I felt a hand on my waist and the unmistakable sound of my wife’s voice telling me it was time to get up. I told her I wasn’t going anywhere and it was all her fault for buying a huge thick Faux Fur blanket on whatever website she spent so much money on. She laughed at me for saying it, then she laughed at my attempts to convince her that joining me under the blanket would have been a great idea. Time to wake up.
I’ve never been much of an cat person, so when my ex-girlfriend moved away and left me with her rescue cat, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. The cat didn’t like me either. That is, until the day I returned from the pet shop with a small bag of golden gravel pebbles for my aquarium. It started as I was washing the pebbles. The cat became fixated and remained in her trance as I set the tiny rocks along the bottom of the tank. From that day on, the cat was quite friendly. She never left my side. I’ve wondered whether the gravel reminded her of some decent part of her life before the rescue. What I know for sure is that we went from disliking each other to valuing each other’s company. All over a bag of rocks.
I was recently perusing my local office supply store and came across something I had never noticed before. I read the explanation and thought of the convenience that NCR sets could be to my retail store. I imagined that I could keep this handy item and create my own receipts, so I purchased some to try out.
When I returned to my space I devised a new use for my acquisition immediately. In front of my store and partially on the curb in front of my front door there was a vehicle parked. I hastily printed out a parking ticket to place under the windshield of the impeding car. It worked so well that I continued walking up the street and issued more of my homemade tickets to other offenders! And I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed letting people know that I was annoyed by them. In duplicate.
A few years ago I was watching the Olympics. Specificly I was watching the beach volleyball competition. I thought to myself “I would love to play that”. The problem is I live in a land locked state and don’t have easy access to a beach. I decided to build my own court and invite my friends and neighbors to join. I looked up the dimensions for the court on the Olympic web site. I went down to my local hardware store and bought enough silica sand to fill it up. Put up a regulation net and away we went. My first year we have 8 teams. Me and my partner took 3rd place. The Neighborhood league has now grown to 14 teams and an end of the season tournament that we have turned into a block party. It is a great way to get to know your neighbors and a great way to see people in their bathing suits.
In many years past, I find I am often lulled to sleep by the lazy days of summer and the beauty of the fall. Then one day I awake and winter winds are piercing my body and the reality of winter sets in.
While I’m constantly aware of the impending inconveniences of winter, I’m usually unprepared to deal with those problems. Every year, I find myself breaking my back trying to keep the driveway clear of snow and ice while help is only a short drive away.
This year, I will finally seek the salvation of natures contribution to the battles of winter. I will purchase a big bag of rock salt and I will smile as the snow falls on my driveway. When my wife nags me to clear the way, it is with great pleasure I will spread my bounty and retire to the comforts of home.