Author Archives: Marlene Tamura

Bigger Sidewalks Lead to Summer Parties with Neighbors and Lots of Fun

The big project for last summer was to reseed the lawn and get new sidewalks. We had renovated inside and out, and now we were getting new sidewalks and a driveway done by a concrete contractor in Nassau County, NY. We were having the contractor cut into the yard space up front and beside our home to widen the sidewalks to make them more spacious for us and our neighbors to use. The kids play on the sidewalks here, and the extra space made it better. We live in a neighborhood where everyone gets along for the most part. The big sidewalks turned out to be a hit as our neighbor next to us hired the same contractor to make their sidewalks bigger too. It was not long until the whole block on one side had all new sidewalks. Continue reading

Getting a Great Deal on a Laptop

I wanted to look at some Cyber Monday laptop deals because my computer has been acting up for a while now. It was a good computer when I got it nearly five years ago, but I needed something that is a lot faster than what this is. I knew that I could either spend more now and get one, or I could be patient and wait until all of the incredible deals are made available for the Christmas shopping season. I found a website that has all of the amazing deals that different stores are going to have, and I signed up for their email alerts so I would be able to know immediately when one of the stores that sells laptops puts out their Cyber Monday ads.

I was hoping to find a company that would have a bundle deal, as I had seen some of those last year when I was browsing some of the sales. Continue reading

I’m Making a Living from What I Learned About

I went through my twenties without thinking about retirement at all. No one in my family ever talked about my needing to save for later years. None of my friends did either. So, I just did not think about it. By the time that I reached my thirties, I knew I needed to do something. So, I began looking into buying tax free municipal bonds and whatever else I could do for myself to make sure that I would be ready by the last day of work in my seventies.

One of the things that I like about the municipal bonds is that the interest that I earn on them is not taxed by the government. I wanted to learn exactly what they are, how long I should keep them and more. Continue reading

Started Playing Around with My New Scanner

Started playing around with my new scanner and I am looking at getting the best software to do the job that I have in mind. I am looking at a couple of options and thinking about whether or not scan speeder is going to be able to do what I want. You can download it here,, but honestly I have been reluctant to use cnet since I had a very bad experience with them after I bought my new computer last year. Actually I bought all of the parts and then this friend of mine helped me to put it together. It was a lot cheaper that way and I got a really good computer that I never could have afforded if I had bought it off the shelf of a big box store. Continue reading

Great Prices on Shower Doors

I am hoping to find a shower door in the near future to replace the shower door that is currently on my shower. It is broken, and it quite a pain in the butt to deal with right now. I guess that the bottom hinge is broken on the shower, and now, sometimes when you open the shower door too quickly, it will come out of place, and cause the whole door to fall out. That is why I want to find some prices on shower doors in long island in the near future.

I need to get this shower door replaced as soon as I can, because it is causing me so much annoyance the way it is right now. If I am lucky, then I will be able to find a shower door that is pretty cheap. I am also looking for a place that will sell me a shower door, and then bring it over to my house, and install it into my bathroom. Continue reading

How Hard is It to Trade Stocks

I was thinking about this and the fact that trading stocks rarely seems to be a good idea, but because no matter how much money you make on the transaction you are always going to lose money on the deal to the broker. I am wondering if you can find some sort of ultra secret stock trading software that gets you around the broker and the fees that they charge you. If you could get out of paying those guys every time you made a deal it might make it worth the effort. Of course the way to invest is to buy something that is going to stay good and get better. For instance a company like General Electric is well run and they have a lot of core industries where they are dominant. It is not likely that one day they are going to wake up and all of their business is going to be out of fashion. It is obvious that their products will be outdated, but they will react to that.

You want to buy a stock that has sound fundamentals and which you are going to hold on to for the long haul. People think that you make money by wheeling and dealing like a whirling dervish, but the only guy who profits from that action is the guy who collects a commission every time you make a sell or every time you buy a stock. It is all about the moving of stocks for those guys. A lot of them probably do not care the least bit about whether or not the client makes a profit. They are just trying to get them to make a move so that they can cash a check off of it. Obviously the client should see that for what it is.

Started to Plan the Wedding

Started to plan the wedding the other day, but of course right now we are just roughing out what it will cost and trying to figure out exactly what it is going to cost us. There is a great deal of things that you have to pay for. There are the small things, which add up quickly and then there are the really big things. A wedding photographer is the sort of thing you have to have. It is not something you need to scrimp on, you need to find a person who is capable of doing the work the way you expect it to be done. That is fairly obvious. You can not get your half witted cousin Vernon and his half drunk buddy Earl to take photos with their cell phones. Continue reading

The Viewers Love to See Me Angry

Ever since I decided to buy twitch followers last month, I’ve been getting a lot of people coming to my channel. They all like to watch me play and sometimes join in on the game with me if I’m playing a multiplayer game. The new followers helped me get to over 10,000 followers. I promised everyone that I would do something special if I ever got to that many followers, and I kept my promise. I decide to play a certain set of games for an entire month as a thank you to all the viewers.

These games weren’t just any normal game. These games are well known for being some of the hardest and most unforgiving games of all time. Continue reading

I Wanted to Have a New Kitchen

I did not have any idea that I would be remodeling my house until this last year. Even though my house was nearly 40 years old, I still thought that rooms like my kitchen and bathrooms looked okay. That all changed when my mom had her kitchen remodeled. When I went to her house for a three day visit, I was shocked at the difference. I knew then that I wanted to have my kitchen redone too, so I did a search for kitchen remodeling in bergen county nj when I returned home after my visit. I looked at several companies, but I ended up going with the one that had excellent references and one of the lowest quotes. I also liked that their timetable in getting my kitchen completely done was a week ahead of the competition’s own timetables. The main difference was that I wanted to have an island put into the center of the kitchen. I have a large kitchen, but the majority of it was just open space. Continue reading

My Favorite Plumber Cleared My Slow Drain

I’ve had a really slow drain for a few months now. I tried all of the over-the-counter products that are supposed to fix even the toughest clogs, but nothing seemed to work. I knew that it was time to call a professional, so I started searching for companies online. It turns out that there is a true need for drain cleaning in westchester county, and that I wasn’t the only one performing this type of search. I found one company in particular that really caught my attention. They mentioned their ability to do drain video inspections in some cases. I thought this was really cool, because I never heard of it before. They can basically put the camera down your pipes so that they are able to see exactly what the problem is rather than guessing.

Their great technology is one reason why I decided to use them, but their customer service was truly the main reason. I looked online, and they have really great reviews. They have a great record for being on time and showing up during the window that they pledge. That’s really important to me, because I don’t get very much time off from work. If someone told me that they’re going to arrive at a certain time, it really important that they do so.

The technician arrived at my house and was quickly able to identify the problem. I just needed a simple cleaning using a specialized snake. Because the clog was so simple, there was no need to use the special camera. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get to see their latest technology, but it’s probably a good thing. If they had to use the camera, it would mean that there was a much worse problem at hand. I am happy that my drain now flows freely. I will definitely add them to my contact list.