I finally have the money to get my own place, and I can tell you that I think that I have had enough of the two guys I have been sharing this old house with. They are good guys and I like them well enough under most circumstances, but living with them has become a bit too much because of schedules differing. I have to get up early every week day morning and the two of them are getting off work the time that I go to bed. I am not looking for the best apartments in Taylorsville UT, but I want something that is close to my new office building in that part of Salt Lake City. In fact I would love it if I found a place that was literally close enough to walk to the office from it.
It used to be that you pretty much had to settle for what you could find when it came to getting an apartment around here. This is especially true for working professionals. I lived in a place that had a kitchen that had not been redone since about the end of the disco era. There were no appliances other than an old refrigerator. Then, when I got married, my wife and I leased an apartment in Hattiesburg MS that is just what we were looking for in a home we would want to own ourselves. But, it comes without the need to commit to a mortgage of several decades.
Our apartment has a washer and dryer, and it has a dishwasher and a garbage disposal. It has all of the modern amenities that one would expect in a luxury place to live. Our place has a a nice refrigerator with an icemaker too. Outside there is a lake where we do some fishing, and there is a swimming pool with a deck that has Wi-Fi. You really can’t beat this place. We like it a lot. We both spend a lot of time at the lake.
We grow oats. Organic oats actually. We are not a large farm. Just big enough to make enough tonnage of our organic breakfast cereal to make it a regionally popular item. We sell the rest of what we grow to commercial buyers. When I first concocted the recipe to cook the oats into our unique cereal, we sold it in bags tied at the top with bread ties. We have since moved on to sealed inner bags that are packed in cartons using bag in box machines. We have one machine that bags up the cereal and another that puts them into boxes.
The whole idea that I have involves the fact that I have never really liked to have other people tell me what I have to do. No one really does I am sure, we only let people boss us around because there is no practical way to get around it. I have been thinking about ways to work for myself and thinking about taking graphic design courses in Singapore and learning how to design web pages for that reason. Like any other plan there are holes in it, the big thing is that you have to do more than make the web page. For starters you need to go out and find the people who are going to pay you to design a web page. That is a lot more difficult than posting an ad on a bulletin board or simple advertising methods on the web.
My wife’s home burned down when she was a young girl living with her parents. So, needless to say, she was always very careful about trying to make sure that did not happen in our house after we were married. But one day, some electrical wiring in the wall caught fire, and we lost our home. My wife was distraught. I immediately shuttled her into the car and told here that we were going to look for some Denver luxury apartments to move into right away. I did not want her worrying about where we would live or that we would be living in a place that was not up to her standards.
We drove around looking at a variety of places, and then my wife began to cry. I realized then that it was up to me to not put so much pressure on her to find a place.
I went to stay with my aunt overseas and was fascinated with everyone around me. My parents and my aunt were originally born in Singapore, but my mother and father had moved to the US when I was very young, and that’s where I was born. It was a surprise then, when I found myself using Singapore home movers to move my belongings into a new place not long after I stayed with my aunt. It has been a great experience all around.
My parents were thrilled when they learned that my dad’s sister invited me to come visit her over the summer.
I have replaced my director of marketing twice in the last three years. I should not have stuck with the last one as long as I did, but I thought I didn’t have any other options. The person I let go has all the right credentials and experience. However, she was lacking spirit and vision, two things that are very important for how I want my company managed. I don’t want someone who received a 4.0 throughout a marketing education if they cannot be creative with it. That is why I finally hired a marketing headhunter to help me out.
I wasn’t sure that this was the right route either, to be honest. Anyone in business knows that headhunters exist, but I had no experience with them myself.
We just started to think about selling the house and how much we are going to be able to get out of it. The big thing we are looking at is how to maximize the value of a place. I know this guy who works as a Sacramento real estate appraiser and of course he was willing to talk about how he figures the value of a place. One of the things that you have rather little control over is how much of the home’s value is related to where it is and what is around it.
A good app can get you millions of potential new customers. There are game apps, store apps, utility apps and more. A game app that sells for .99 cents can make you a millionaire overnight if the game is popular. Some apps are free and have in-app purchases. The users get a lot of freebies, and there are things that they can buy that can increase their experience. We had an app developer in Singapore help us with a game idea that we had. The users are able to download it and play it for free. They can buy small incentives in the game to increase their experience in the game if they desire. We find that if a user sticks around and plays for a set number of days, then they are hooked on the game and will make purchases in the app. Multiplying this out over a percentage of our users is keeping our employees paid and app development moving forward.
I learned to outsource the coding of the app. This helps me keep costs to a bare minimum while keeping profits to a maximum. I never expected to earn enough money with my first app to practically be able to retire, but I discovered that it was entirely possible.
I own a website that has amassed quite the following since the days of its inception. Sometimes the site slows down and has performance issues. The site is made with a special software called Magento. While looking for a way to speed up Magento performance on the site, I found another website that advertised a way to do exactly that. I need the website to operate at optimal efficiency at all times because I use the site to sell items to others through auctions. When people can’t bid on items because the website isn’t working correctly, they send their complaints to me.
The worst complaint I’ve gotten is when one person was trying to bid on a pair of sneakers and lost the auction. They sent me a long email about how it was my fault that they lost and they wanted to be compensated, even though they didn’t spend any money in the first place because they lost the auction. I apologized for their auction loss, but wouldn’t agree to give them any compensation.
We bought a house. It is only 10 years old. It did not need anything for us to move in. It was that great of a fit. Well, there was one thing that had to be changed. We had cable TV only at the new house. We wanted satellite TV so I found www.cable-tv.com/cable-one/ to switch from the old service to our familiar and well liked and enjoyed satellite service. We had lived for the last three years in a house that my grandfather owns. He moved into a smaller place and asked us to live in it until he decided to sell it. He knew we were not interested in buying it, but the rent was cheap so we stayed. He already had satellite service there in his name so that is what we used and liked a lot.
Now at our new house we bought, we signed up for service in our name and got a whole lot of new features and fancy new equipment. Things have come a long way in just a few years with satellite TV. Now you can have one main box and tiny little extra boxes that go to all of your other TV sets.