I sell tiny parts from home. No walk-in customers, just fulfilling online orders. I only stock parts that are tough to find. I get a great price for them, and I do not have to ship massive quantities to make a living. My wife and I work out of a metal building on our property. The only traffic we have is the parcel trucks bringing and taking packages. I was online myself looking for a GSE scales technical reference manual. GSE stands for General Self-Efficacy. They are programmable scales you can use to weigh parts to determine quantity rather than counting them.
If a customer needs to order 100 screws for assembling an electronics part, we just weight them out instead of counting them. Continue reading We Sell Small Parts That Are Weighed on GSE Scales
When I first went to https://ed.ted.com/on/9xrlmy37, I really did not think that I was going to rent a party bus. I thought that they would be typical buses that just have a fancier driver, so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the video of some party buses and limos from one company in particular. I think what surprised me the most was all of the color. These are not your regular buses by any stretch of the imagination. Just seeing the inside of one for a few seconds allowed me to see how special these are, and how much nicer they can make any event.
I had went to the site because my daughter was trying to convince me that she and her friends needed a party bus for their prom. Well, after seeing the video, I had to agree with all of them. The bus itself is really nice, and it was also big enough that there could be at least 10 to 20 couples on it. I figured that if all the parents split the cost between us, it would make it so it was not costly at all. Continue reading A Party Bus for Their Prom
Wasn’t it like just a few days ago and it was in the 80s outside? I mean, come on, this is ridiculous. Last year it was warm almost all the way up until the last holiday of the year! now it is cold before the kickoff of the holiday season. I never really counted the candy moocher holiday as being part of the holiday season anyway. Now that we have the furnace running, I’m not looking forward to opening the door a 100 times to pass out mini candy bars. Of course, we are saving on our Ohio gas now. Maybe I could be in more of a nice mood for the freeze my buns season.
When I was 22, I never got cold outside. Well, maybe I technically got cold, but I did not act like I was cold. I worked outside on cold October nights in a short-sleeved uniform shirt because the uniform department did not have long-sleeved shirts in my size. They also did not have any jackets in my size either. I barely noticed the wait until the rest of my new uniforms came in. Continue reading Keeping Warm Through Ohio Winters After 30 Years on the Job
When I told a friend about success I had teaching a canary to sing with a canary singing CD, she became intrigued and wondered if it would work on her parrot. Her parrot repeats things she says at random, with very little connection between the sentences. She gets annoyed with it sometimes, and would rather that it just sing a pleasant melody, rather than mimicking her conversations. She tried to get it to sing pop songs from the radio, but the bird didn’t want to memorize them. To be honest, I don’t blame the bird, as the songs were terrible.
I loaned the CD to my friend and she popped it into her CD player as soon as she got home. While the canaries on the CD were singing joyfully, the parrot was squawking and mimicking more of my friend’s conversations. Continue reading A New Bird Can Sing
When I was a teenager, I decided that I was going to go into business for myself one day. I dreamed of opening up a used book shop, but those dreams took a downward spin when electronic books became so popular. I didn’t let that stop me though. Twenty years later, I opened my coffee shop, complete with a book room for people wanting to read and sip and basically relax. I only had two employees and myself. One of the things I did before opening was find a paycheck stub maker online since I would have two other workers.
When I get several more, I will hire a bookkeeper, but right now I am able to handle everything on my own. I wanted to make sure that I did not mess anything up with them as far as taxes is concerned though. Continue reading An Easy Way to Do Pay Stubs
My mom is the one who got me into cooking as a kid. And as I grew older, I knew that I wanted to become a chef and one day run my own restaurant. The dream of buying my own place just came to be last month. It has been hard work figuring everything out from which color menu to use to finding the right landscape lighting in Pompano Beach to help make my new place alluring to customers. I wanted to have the type of place that gets written up in the local place as the best place in town to go to. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy, but I also knew that I could do it.
My sister is an interior decorator, so I hired her as a consultant early on to help me get things figured out. Some places are popular because the business owner opened up for business in a sad looking shack, but amazing foods are offered. Continue reading I Wanted Everything to Be Perfect
Since switching to Frontier in New Haven CT, I’ve been teaching my own art class. I learned how to paint by watching a television show that used to come on public television. The show gave people instructions on how to paint a picture in 30 minutes using only 7 or 8 colors. It was a magnificent feat to see the artist paint the picture every week in such a short amount of time. I bought my own paint set to follow along with him, and each time I got better at painting until I could teach other people to do it.
I run my show in the same way that the artist on television used to run his. I give my students a list of the paints that will be used for each lesson and tell them if there are any steps that need to be taken before they start a particular painting. One of the paintings that we did involved putting a lot of black paint on most of the painting to give an effect of a night time sky. Continue reading Teaching Art over the Internet
I needed to find a company that does web design in Metro Detroit. I know there are a lot of people out there who are able to whip up their own websites using hundreds of free templates. If I was trying to make a personal website, then that is probably what I would do as well. However, I needed a professional website, and I was not going to leave it to chance that I would hit upon the right template. I know my skill level, but I also know my limitations, which is why I went online to find a professional company that could help me create the perfect website for my small business.
I wanted someone who is local because I knew there would be more accountability that way. If I was dealing with a web design company that is hundreds or even thousands of miles away, it could get hard to communicate with them if they didn’t want to. Plus, I try to support our local economy as much as I can. Continue reading The Perfect Website for My Business
We have a pretty good system for selling our produce to the public. A lot of customers buy entire pallets of things. We know the tare weight of our plastic pallets with the plastic wrap on them and our pallet jacks. So, when we run them over the industrial floor scales, we know in an instant how much fruit or vegetables are there by weight. We can then roll a pallet right into the back of a pickup truck. Sometimes the customers need to unwrap the pallets and load the individual boxes into cars or vans.
Tare weight is the weight of the container something is in. If you buy coleslaw by the pound and the container weighs an ounce, the actual total product weight in the container would be 17 pounces. You would have the 1 ounce of the container along with the 16 ounces of coleslaw. We know the tare weight for every box type, the pallets, how much the plastic film wrap weighs and the weight of the pallet jacks that move the product. Continue reading Industrial Floor Scales Make Our Workflow Go Faster
A Boho bag is one of the most trendy bags right now. They are beautiful and functional. The bags come in many designs to fit any wardrobe and personality. They can be dressed up pr down
The bags are oversized so all the daily essentials can be carried without carrying more than one bag. It is typically a casual styled bag. They are slouchy and do not hold form very well. The bag is generally made from a soft material such as leather that adds to the slouchy, messy design. The long strap of the bag makes it easy to carry. Because of the design, it is comfortable to carry. The straps will not dig into the wearer’s shoulders. Just toss it on the shoulder and head out the door. It is similar to the aspect of bed head. It looks as if the person carrying the bag is not worried about their look while still looking great.
The bags are great for taking a trip to the beach or a day trip. Continue reading A Boho Bag for All Occasions
It is not going to be something that I am going to rush into right off. This is a huge decision for me and like a wise man I really want to cover all of my bases before I go in the deep end. This is going to be something a bit complicated with a number of partners and not all of them have the same motives. I have started to look for a good Los Angeles business lawyer to help me set things up. Of course the other guys involved are not going to be sticking their necks out like I am, since this is a project where I am going to be one of the real essential elements. In fact the three of them sent me to see a doctor before they made a commitment to the project. The doctor really went over me and they gave me all sorts of tests. Continue reading Getting Ready to Start a Business
I bought a building that had been foreclosed on by the bank for a good price. Most people my age don’t even own their own home, let alone something as big as a building. I bought the building to turn into a production studio. I am a film maker with a production company, and before buying the building, I was doing all of my filming at home. This was fine for my earlier projects, but as my films got bigger, I needed more space. I had a geotechnical drilling company drill into the property to run some lines to the building.
The building acts as a studio and second home for me. For the times when I will be filming for long hours and can’t get home, I can just sleep in a room in the building, take a shower there, and even cook food for myself. It’s a lot more convenient than traveling back and forth to my home, or trying to live out of a bus. On the ground floor of the building is a soundproof studio that houses different kinds of sets and film equipment. On a work day, many people are walking around this area to set up different scenes.
The first film that I made in the building was completed earlier this year. It was a romantic comedy where a man who is short falls in love with a tall woman, and the two try to get through their physical differences while dealing with reactions from other people. Finding a man short enough for the role was easy, but finding a woman that was the exact height I needed proved to be a little difficult. I probably would have had an easier time finding a short woman and a tall man, but that would have changed my vision
I bought my house maybe 20 years ago, but I forget exactly. I could look it up easily enough, but that is beside the point. I want to do some bathroom remodeling on my house because I think that is the sort of thing that would really help to make my house look better and it is also something that I have wanted to get done for a large number of years. It is something that I should have done a long time ago, but I haven’t really had the time or the money to do it. Continue reading Contractor for a Bathroom Remodeling
My good pair of headphones broke while I was using them. I take these headphones with me wherever I go, including on the train when I am on my way to class. Since they were broken, and I didn’t have enough money to buy a similar pair to replace them, I didn’t. I had been using my phone to look at tutorial videos, but without the headphones, playing them on the train would have disturbed everyone. I found an alternative in the form of Etabs tutorial via PDF. The PDF files can be read on the screen of my phone without making any sound, and they still have the same amount of information.
I thought about getting a tablet specifically for reading on the go rather than getting a new pair of headphones, but the tablet would have cost more money. Besides, the phone screen was good enough for what I needed to accomplish. It was a nice way to relax while on the train, while also getting information that I would later need for class. Reading has changed a lot since the old days of when my parents were in college. They had to take a lot of books with them whenever they go somewhere.
In 20 years, I expect technology to change even more than it has now. Reading through a screen will become a thing of the past, as everyone probably will have something to project images in front of them. The prices of phones would probably go down a lot because of this. I’ll still probably be using a pair of expensive wired headphone, because I don’t like the sound that the wireless variety produces. We probably won’t even be riding on trains anymore, because there will be a much faster mode of transportation that will get us everywhere in a matter of seconds.
I don’t like the state of my neighborhood, but I don’t have enough money to move to a new home in a different neighborhood. Besides, I’ve been living in this neighborhood for nearly 40 years. I shouldn’t have to move just because the crime rate has increased. I will not be chased out of my home by some criminals with no morals. I do have something that will keep them away. I went to home-security.co and had a home security system installed. If a criminal even thinks about trying to do anything to my home, the police will be breathing down his neck in an instant.
What led to me getting a home security system installed was one of my neighbors getting shot in his own home. Continue reading Fighting Crime in Any Possible Way