We closed in a concrete porch. It was a concrete pad that had a footer and block foundation. The concrete pad was in contact with the ground. The walls and new roof were put up, and electrical outlets were installed. The windows were put in before the outlets. Then insulation was put in and drywall hung. The interior flooring and trim work was last. We needed a vapor barrier down on the concrete and a foam underlayment on top of that. The floor had to be leveled with floor leveler in a couple of spots. We started with an even and dry surface. Continue reading New Construction Materials Make for Great Hardwood Flooring Options
I was doing the usual round of auditions last week and I actually got a part, but it is not really going to be practical. I do not understand why they really had a try out down here. The work is for a Japanese drama, which would quite obviously usually involve working in Japan. However this episode is being filmed here, but not here in Southern California. Instead it is being filmed in Las Vegas. They are not offering to pay for any of the expenses however. Of course I am not really a full time actor. I do it when I am able to get work and when I have to get paid I work at a restaurant as a chef. Continue reading Just Got Offered a Job I Don’t Want
When I have complained about my eyelashes to friends before, some thought that it was a really silly complaint. A few of them did get it, but I still stopped talking about it. I know that there is world hunger and war going on, but my eyelashes were making me feel really self conscious about myself. While I would take this over a tragedy in my life, it was still something that bothered me a lot. One of my friends told me not long ago about an eyelashes extension procedure that her cousin had got, and she said that it was definitely something that I should look into.
She got the website information for me, and I must have thanked her two dozen times since then. I honestly was not sure what to expect before I looked at it. I was not sure if it was going to be high quality fake eyelashes or something more tasteful. The part of the site that I really liked was that I was able to see pictures where I could actually see the difference that the procedure makes for certain people. Continue reading I Look So Much Better with New Eyelashes
I was not surprised to find out that the lot my boss had just purchased needed a lot of work. He just wanted a large space where he could build his offices and warehouse, which is exactly what he did. When he was done though, even he had to admit that it looked really bland. He knew that first impressions matter, so he asked me to contact a tree service in Nassau County to plant some trees around the buildings and along the driveway. I was really happy that he was going to contract this out, because something of this scale is best left to the professionals. Continue reading My Boss Wanted to Plant Some Trees
Have you ever walked into your house, and the lights start to flicker and you get that weird feeling like you’re being watched? Well I had that feeling a week ago, and immediately wanted to get out of there. My husband laughed at me, and told me to find an electrician in Passaic County NJ, but I was certain that there was some kind of entity in my house.
It got more strange as the week went on, not only the lights flickering anymore. The televisions were turning themselves on and off, and my work computer would restart itself when I randomly looked at it. I was getting more and more scared with every passing minute of being in that house, and my husband was ready to put me in the loony bin.
If I were in his position, I probably would have thought I was crazy too. He never witnessed any of this, so he thought my head was just playing tricks with me or something. Continue reading Could It Really Be Haunted?
The boss and I did an inspection yesterday and started to think about how logical it is going to be to work on this brownstone that he wants to buy. Of course the building is really pretty old and the last owner has not been doing very much to keep it up. I spent the day with this guy I know who provides hvac services in NYC and he gave me a quote that makes a bit of sense for us, although it is sort of on the margins of what we were hoping. Obviously any time you get a quote on a job you are going to want to have it be less, but this is something that can be worked around. You just have to accept that the other guy needs to make money or it does not make any sense for him to work for you. We are certainly going in this with the intent of making a profit for ourselves.
I am probably going to get a place set up where I can lay down and sleep. Continue reading Started on a New Project
I love everything about music, which is kind of ironic since I cannot carry a tune. That did not stop me from doing everything I could to have a career in music though. Granted, singers do need to have amazing vocals, which is a mix of pitch, harmony and other traits, to go anywhere in a musical career. But, they do not get to the top on their own. They need others who understand music to get to where they are, and that is why I decided early on to go to music school.
I was not going so I could learn how to carry a tune or sing in the right pitch. Continue reading I Wanted to Be in the Music Business