I don’t know how “fun” it is to tackle your first vegetable garden, but it would definitely be an experience! Here’s how!
Archives for June 2012
House hunting can be fun or stressful. But if you enjoy being a lookie-loo and can laugh at the absurd, it should be entertaining, at least!
After attending a memorial service this evening, I needed a good laugh! Enjoy the laughter and enjoy your weekend!
While this isn’t an animal per se, this is too funny and must be shared!
We have bluebirds in our little box on a tree in the front yard. I’ve tried peeking in and haven’t had any luck seeing the baby birds. This may be my answer for next year!
We all know how to make those cute paper airplanes. You know the ones… fold fold, big fold, fold back, fold back. And then you launch and the nosedive. But you can make them bigger and better! From All for the Boys,
With the larger plane size, you may have to do some tweaking and adjustments like taping the nose so that the wings stay closer together, or folding the wings so that they slope upward. Allison has some other great ideas for flyers and that would also be fun to experiment with in a larger size. Happy flying!
Let us know how it works out!
Given the fires and flooding across the United States today – and with drought conditions widespread – homeowners and renters alike should make sure that their insurance policies are paid AND that they cover all possible scenarios. For example, flooding is usually separate from a regular policy so if you live near a creek or river, you’ll want to be sure flooding is included in your policy.
It doesn’t hurt to grab a camera every year or two and videotape or take photos of the interior of your house so you can document your valuables. That TV and DVD player, couch, clocks, cabinets, glass collectibles, hurricane lamp, wall art, jewelry, clothes, shoes.. all of this adds up and in case of fire you should have the documentation. You can be sure the images are preserved by uploading them online. The obvious concern is you wouldn’t want people to see your belongings, so make sure they are uploaded to a secure sight. For example you can set your Facebook and Youtube controls so that only you can see the pictures or video (via your privacy settings).
Meanwhile we hope our readers in Colorado and Florida know our thoughts are with them during these terrible weather-related events.
Ready to invest in some rental properties? CNN Money brings us a great list of outstanding places to buy rental properties. Most are big name cities, but coming in at #5 is Warren, Michigan,
General Motors put Warren on the map in the 1950s, employing thousands of engineers and technicians and making the town one of the wealthiest in the state.
But when car sales collapsed, so did the local economy. The median home price in Warren has dropped to $114,000 from $175,000 in 2005, according to NAHB.
Of course a lot of folks are unable to afford their own house payment, much less buying a rental property. But we can dream can’t we?
When it comes to tablet shopping, it pays to study the various offerings. Here, courtesy of the Washington Post, is a comparison of the various major players in the tablet PC industry. Some of these, like the Microsoft Surface, are speculative in nature or incomplete. Others, like the iPad and Kindle Fire, are based on their more current iterations.
While we don’t have all the information, what we do have is very interesting. Surface has the largest display, but the iPad has the most screen resolution. The iPad is the most expensive, and the Kindle Fire has some competition on the lowest end. The best looking combination of price and features looks to be, shockingly, the Google Nexus 7. It has more memory and a similar amount of storage as the Kindle Fire, has a camera where the Fire lacks one, and is the thinnest and lightest of the various tablets.
Of course, Microsoft has a lot of information yet to be released about its tablet, including price point, so the tablet war is finally getting interesting.