We are staying in the hotel right now, because the house is not going to be ready for a couple of days. Jan and I just got to Springfield this morning and we are going to get the place ready. In the meanwhile the kids are going to stay with their Grandma for a couple of weeks. Of course they want to finish the school year and there is not any reason to pull them out of school just yet. We are going to do some work on the house and I have this http://www.direct-satellite-tv.com/directv/illinois/ package of cheap satellite TV getting installed. Of course that is not that big of a deal, but I wanted to have the stuff all set up when the kids got there. Of course the Internet matters a whole lot more than the TV for them. They have to have their wi fi and all of the stuff like that. Of course they are on their phones 90 percent of the time.
It is a pretty big step up in theory. Continue reading Just Got to Springfield This Morning
We are thinking about all of the stuff that we need to look at getting right now. I have been trying to get a good price on the installation and monitoring of Baltimore home security systems. Obviously we have to worry about that sort of thing about is what you are going to get for the money. The key issues with one of these systems is what does it protect you from. For instance you want to know what the biggest threats are and you want to know if you can reasonably expect to be protected from them. For instance in some place you have to worry about radon, and if that was a threat you might want to have an alarm that would go off if that was a problem. It is not a problem in most areas and so most people would never think about paying for a system that did it and they would be silly to worry about it.
You have to think about fire and smoke a lot though. Continue reading How Do You Figure out Your Monthly Budget
Recently, I started a fundraiser that all of the residents of the Carrington Ridge apartments could do. I wanted to raise money for cancer research, because my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. It was a cause that I felt was worthy of money, because if there was a definitive way to prevent cancer from happening, future generations woudln’t have to deal with their relatives getting cancer, or getting cancer themselves. My idea was to have a 4k walkathon, with the participants raising money for how far they can walk.
I knocked on the doors of all the apartment residents and asked them one by one if they could participate in the walkathon. Some declined , but most of them agreed. I wanted to get more support and recognition for the event, so I looked for some outside help. I contacted some big name people who lived in the area and asked them if they would be able to help out with the walkathon. Continue reading Raising Money for a Worthy Cause