It was a really big day for Sheila, her grandfather had been getting her ready for the horse show for a long time and when we got there, he and Mom had bought her a nice set of childrens horse riding clothes. She posed for all sorts of pictures and then we started to get her pony ready. Of course that is a big part of this sort of competition. It is not enough to do a good job of riding, you have to look good doing it. So we braided that little gray pony’s mane with ribbons. My Dad taught me how to do this a long time ago, but I had forgotten all of it to be honest. I do not think that he would have allowed me to do it at any rate. We did nothing to the pony’s tail, that would have been a bad idea.
I noticed that the building across the street from me just installed a fixed access ladder. It was really smart move if you ask me, because I’ve seen maintenance workers access the roof many times. In the past they would extend a very tall, temporary ladder. That made me a little nervous because there were no safety mechanisms in place. They would simply lean the latter against the building, and start to climb. Now that they’ve installed this new ladder, I feel much better about their safety, as well as the safety of anyone who may have walked under or near the old ladder system. Ever since that new ladder system was installed, I’ve been thinking about adding a similar fixed access ladder to my building.
Going through a divorce was one of the toughest things that I have ever gone through. I know that other people go through far tougher things, though. For example, I do still have my health, and I am grateful for that. But divorce was my first initiation into the world of rough things, so it was a big deal. But I have been slowly getting on my feet again. I took two painting classes, I joined a singles group, I bought sex toys for the fun of it, and I even joined a hiking group. I am not looking to start dating any time soon. I know that a lot of people rush out to start dating right away when they leave a relationship. But I have learned by watching other people who jump into yet a new relationship right away, that it is a good thing to take your time. I want to gather my bearings and think about where I am headed in life first. I want to figure myself out much more thoroughly first.
I have inherited a house from one of my great uncles. He always liked me a lot and his own son died about six or seven years ago. He liked to drive excessively fast and he was reckless about it, so no one was terribly surprised to hear that he had crashed his car on the M1. The house is not extremely large, but it is in a very nice location. I need to find some company to do carpet cleaning in Birmingham. Maybe I will look at https://www.thecarpetcleanerbirmingham.co.uk/. Uncle Leo had a very nice set of carpets put in this house about ten years ago. I remember him telling me about at my grandfather’s birthday party back in 2005.
I am a little embarrassed to say that in today’s times, I still had dialup service up until 2 months ago. The main reason for this is because so many companies do not offer faster Internet to areas where the towns are small and there are a lot of mountains. It is quite frustrating, especially when it country people want to be able to surf easily, too. Everyone needs access to the vast amounts of info online. Then, two months ago, I received a flier in the mail for DSL from Frontier and I had never heard of them before. I was not even sure what DSL was, but I know that I hoped that it was much better than dial-up. When I called the number on the flier, I ended up speaking to a really nice rep who did not laugh when I told her that I still have to use an old modem to get online. She was a little on the young side, so she said she never had to deal with using a telephone line to call into a provider just to get that really slow service that I was getting. She is so lucky that she didn’t! She explained to me what their faster service entailed. When I asked her to give me an example of how long it takes for a website to load with their service, she mentioned that it is pretty much instantaneous. Wow! That is nothing like what I had been dealing with for years. I asked the rep when their service would be in my area, and she said they already started installing it in many of the city’s resident’s homes who wanted it. After finding out the pricing, I immediately told her that I wanted to sign up. She made an appointment with an installer who came out within only 24 hours. Boy, what a difference this fast Internet makes!
When my son showed me his arms a few weeks ago, I was puzzled as to what was on them. He had a straight line of tiny red bumps on each arm. It almost looked like bite marks, but I didn’t know of any insect that left a bite pattern like that. I went online to see if I could find out what was happening with him, and I quickly found out that they were bed bug bites. My very next search was for a company that does bed bug removal in NYC. I looked at Standard Pest first because they have an extensive section on bed bugs. I have heard of these tiny creatures before, but I couldn’t have told anyone a single fact about them. It was almost as if they were a mythical insect or something, but I found out that they are very real. I was able to get a lot of information from this website, which had me looking for other signs of infestation.
Winter is coming whether you want it to or not. This year’s spring and summer seasons started out cold for most parts of the country. The summer did not have much in the way of those hot days. Then in late August it dried up and stayed hot. There were 90 degree days in September up in the Northeast! Plants took a big hit with the lack of rain. This leaves a lot of limbs on trees needing felled before winter. We called a company that does tree pruning in Asheville NC to come out and trim our trees. We know that the fall and winter is going to bring some bad weather. We also know that is when a lot of those limbs that are dead are going to come down. If not during the winter storms and winds, then they will come down during the spring. Here in North Carolina we still have some time to go for the active hurricane season too. I am proactive about things rather than being reactive.
The truth is that I sort of have this job as a ringer for the company basketball team. You would think they would get a taller ringer, but they already have enough guys who are tall it seems. They do not have anyone who can run the team, or for that matter drible all that well. The boss hired me after he talked to a guy I know who is a personal trainer. This guy seriously has a certificate from the eifpersonaltrainingschool.co.uk. He wanted to hire him, but this guy never wants to be in an office building. he absolutely hates that sort of thing.
I sort of spent the day living a bit like the rich folks, this friend of mine has invested in a couple of race horses. He came into a good bit of money and decided to have some fun with some of it. So he bought a share in a couple of colts, one of them finally got to the point where it is ready to race today. Of course you probably never think about how dangerous it is to be in a horse race if you are like me and you have never seen it happen up close. Of course just getting the horse into that starting gate can be dangerous, especially if you are not really careful.