Nov 23, 2011
Many of the stores are getting a jump on Friday night opening their doors at midnight on Thursday. Many people are preparing themselves early for the big event by camping outside the store hours before. Others are planning on being in the stores such as Walmart and Target right before midnight when the items go on sale. Last year I went out about five in the morning but this year I'm not really in the market for anything special so I will probably wait till about seven or eight in the morning this time.
It seems like the electronics will again this year be the big sellers as I see many of the big box stores have advertised the large flat screen TV at very good prices. So prepare yourself for the big sale get plenty of rest and get your comfortable shoes ready to go as your only about 48-hour away from the big sale.
Nov 22, 2011
As you rush out the door for the big sale at the malls on Black Friday or to the big box stores you might want to keep in mind some money-saving tips.
When you are shopping the electronics department of the big department stores on the big box stores they do have some deals on on such items as the big-screen plasma TVs. After you make your purchase comes the question from the salesperson do you want to purchase the extended warranty? Normally I would say no. I had an experience this year when purchasing a plasma TV from a major store. I did take out the extended warranty and was glad that I did after one year when the manufacturers warranty was up there was a major problem with the screen. After about two months of dealing with the department store and the warranty company I did get a brand-new TV so in this case it paid off to have the warranty. If you are purchasing something like a washer and dryer I don't think I would purchase the extended warranty as you normally do not have many problems with these items. On smaller purchases of say $200 or less I think it would just be a waste of money to purchasing a standard warranty because if there's going to be a problem it will probably happen in the first year and be covered by the manufacturers warranty. So good luck on Black Friday and you should take it on a case-by-case basis on whether to purchase a warranty or not.
Nov 21, 2011
Our parents need our time, even if they do not want to bother us. They want to be independent as long as they are able to do things. But, when my father lost enthusiasm with the things that he loves doing every day, he volunteered to live in an assisted living facility. He did not lasts long in fact, he only live there for less than a month.
If you have recently married and are trying to furnish your first home or apartment this will be a good time of year for you.
As you must know by now we are fast approaching the Christmas season and in just a couple of days it will be the famous Black Friday shopping. Many furniture stores and big box stores are often great deals on such items as washer and dryer, refrigerator, small appliances and furniture. To obtain these bargains you will have to lose some sleep as most of the stores open their doors anywhere from midnight to four in the morning. Some of the big furniture stores are offering package deals where if you buy the whole room you will receive a free large flat screen TV. I got in one of these deals last year and must admit I did save money.
So be sure to enjoy a meal of turkey and all the trappings on Thanksgiving and get plenty rest so you will be in good shape to face the crowds on Black Friday. So good luck and good shopping on the biggest shopping day event of the year.
Nov 19, 2011
My brother is finally getting married. It has taken him a long time to find the right girl and to make such a huge commitment, but the day is almost here. He has been so calm and so relaxed regarding the whole thing. I have actually been pleasantly surprised. He recently purchased a new house for him and his bride-to-be. It was such a grown up decision and such a sweet gesture. I thought he would be living in an apartment until the day he died. Yesterday I was at his new place helping him with his Texas high speed satellite internet, when he told me the sweetest thing. We were sitting on the floor and out of the blue he says, “Thank you”. Caught by surprise, I ask him what I did. He goes on to tell me how much of a role model I have been and how much of an inspiration I am. I was crying by the end of the conversation. I guess sometimes you never realize how much you mean to a person, even when it’s your own brother.
Nov 17, 2011
I would get up early in the morning go outside and get the newspaper. I was always very careful to be aware of my surroundings as you never know what you might run into out there.
One morning while getting the newspaper I ran into this very large dog who looked quite ferocious at the time. He looked at me and I looked at him not knowing what to expect so I stared him down and said what do you want around here. He began to wag his tail and sat down I could see at this time he would not be a threat so I motioned for him to come over to me and he did. This was the beginning of a great friendship between me and the dog I would name Rusty. I do not know where this dog came from he seem to be a free spirit just wandering around at will.
I bought some dog food and dog treats and begin to feed him in the morning when I got the newspaper. He would show up for breakfast and hang around for a few hours and then disappear until the next morning. I guess he just wandered around the park rest of the day.
This dog was very intelligent on one of his morning visits I gave him a dog treat an said sit down Rusty and two by surprise he did, I then ask him to rollover and he did I would throw a ball he would chase it and bring it right back to me. Is my opinion that someone had really loved this dog and trained him well how he got to the federal preserve I never did find out.
I eventually moved to another state and did not see Rusty again but I always wondered what became of him I wish I could find a dog like this.
Nov 16, 2011
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You must begin the search for the perfect place for you and the person of your dreams to share. I'm sure you will be bombarded with advertisements for apartments or condos or maybe even some homes. As you wade through this mountain of information you must remember if it looks too good to be true it probably is.
When looking for your new home you must take into consideration the price, the amenities and location. Take the price first many complex with will offer one month free and a small down payment while others may offer you a gift card. You must look at the price and the length of the lease. In most cases you can find a rental agreement for seven months or one year whichever one will benefit you. You must also check out the amenities such as if there a washer and dryer in the apartment or do they have a separate laundry facility. Some complexes have a gym almost all have a swimming pool and some with steam room and jacuzzi the the amenities will be included in your rent. Last but not least the location is it close to your work or shopping is it on a bus line the location will strictly be determined by your need and if it is convenient for you. So in your search you might want to check with a reputable real estate agent as they can be of great help.
Nov 13, 2011
Here are a few tips that will help you process through the long holiday lines at your airport. When packing your carry-on luggage you should do it in layers by this I mean a layer of clothes and if you have any electronics next and then any heavier items. By doing this it will help the security officer to better determine what is in your bag many innocent items look different when going through the x-ray if they are just thrown about the bag.
Do not pack items such as laptops over sized electronics DVD players and video cameras in checked baggage these items have to go through x-ray separately. Clear liquid must be packed in a zip top clear plastic bag. A good rule to go by is when in doubt leave it out. Of course you should have all your travel documents ready to give the security people when entering the gate area this will make the line moved much faster also. If you go to the Homeland Security website you may see a complete list of what can not be brought on an aircraft and also more travel tips.
Nov 12, 2011
What is intercountry adoption? This is simply the process of adopting a child from overseas. This sometimes can be a complicated process. The State Department can provide you with information on this process that may help you make an informed decision.
The State Department will determine if the prospective parents are eligible and suitable to adopt. They will also determine if the child is eligible to immigrate to the United States. There are three processes for adopting a child internationally. If you go to the State Department website you may find out all the necessary information that would be required for you to go through the process.
Nov 11, 2011
St. Augustine has many attractions for you to enjoy. Many people are searching for the fountain of youth look no further than the Archacological Park located in the city. It was on this site in 1565 Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez established the first successful Spanish colony in the United States making St. Augustine the oldest city in the United States. If you're trying to rekindle your youth you may drink from the fountain youth. There is also a planetarium to explore as well as the Timucua Indian village. So for a unique travel experience be sure to visit the oldest city in the United States St. Augustine Florida.
Nov 10, 2011
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You may go to the country of your intended and get married which would allow you to apply for a visa for your spouse in their native country. You would submit the necessary paperwork to the American consulate or embassy in that country as they will be the one to approve or disapprove the visa this could take up to six months depending on the situation in that country.
Another option would be to marry in the United States in this situation you would apply for a fiancée visa which would also be approved in the country of your spouse. This could take approximately 6 months also. The fiancée visa does seem to be the better option here in most cases once your spouse has arrived in the United States you will have 90 days to get married. The options are up to you research the country of your spouse and then make your determination as to which visa would be quicker and beneficial to you.
Nov 9, 2011
If you are on a budget for your wedding and are looking for a way to save money you might take a look at the actual marriage ceremony itself.
Instead of having a church wedding you might want to have a civil wedding officiated by the Justice of the peace. If you are fortunate enough to live in some states such as Florida you may be married by a notary public, a justice of the peace or the clerk of courts where you obtained your marriage certificate. In Florida the clerk of courts normally has a room set aside just to perform marriages and it is a reasonable rate. If you are in a state where a notary public can perform a marriage this would also be a good course to go as it would be very reasonable and they normally come to you where ever you want to have the ceremony for example in a park or at the beach. Another option would be a Wedding Chapel that has an all-inclusive package. You have many options open to you if you are on a tight budget and can still have a beautiful wedding it would take a little research on your part.
Nov 8, 2011
After your wedding and your return from the exciting honeymoon it is time to enter the real world of everyday life.
This will begin with finding the right apartment or condo for you and your spouse to start your new life together. A couple of things to keep in mind while searching for the right place. First you should select a section of the town or city where you would like to live in. Next on your list would be the size of the place you would like to live whether it be a one-bedroom or two-bedroom, and apartment, a condo or townhouse as the price will vary as to which one you choose.
Of course you must have in mind the cost of the new place. When considering this you must ask yourself a few questions such as what is the security deposit, is a gated community what are the security precautions taken by the complex, is there ample parking for you and a guest, and what is actually included in your rent in the way of utility. Many complexes offer free water and sewer plus garbage disposal this can save you money. The next question would be how long do I want to live here in most cases you can sign a lease for seven months or one year. If you do the one year option it may be a little cheaper. You may also want to check if they have a program where the first month rent is free many places are now doing this to attract new renters. Good luck in your search and be aware of what you are signing when entering into a contract.
Nov 5, 2011
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Nov 3, 2011
How about him an appetizer from Jamaica Gizzada of Jamaica. This is a simple tart that combines sugar nutmeg in a pastry shell. They are very tasty and your guest will be impressed as you will not find these at most weddings.
Patties/England this is a meat patty stuff with beef chicken or shrimp and highly seasoned with hot pepper, curry and annatto. Many people associate this with the island of Jamaica but it is really an English pastries from the 19th century. This is just a couple of menu items that will add to the variety of your wedding menu there are many more out there you just have to research and find the appropriate ones for your wedding menu.