If someone would have told me even a month ago that I would be researching vinyl flooring in Singapore, I would have laughed. I just had no reason to think about getting new floors in my house because what I had was fine. Fast forward to last week though, and it makes perfect sense. I was away for a couple of days and when I returned home, my house was slightly flooded. I lost some furniture, but the flooring was the biggest loss. The floors had buckled because the water was not cleaned up quickly when the pipes burst, and I knew I needed to have new flooring.
The insurance company was very understanding, and my claim went through much quicker than I had expected. So, after the paperwork was done, I needed to decide which floor I was going to get. I knew I did not want carpeting, so I started looking at the alternatives. Tile looked nice, and hardwood flooring looked really elegant, but I was really blown away by the vinyl flooring that I saw. Not only did the designs and patterns look really nice, but it was also one of the more inexpensive options.
I had my insurance check on the way, so I was not too worried about cost. However, when the cheaper option looks just as good if not better than the other flooring alternatives, it just makes good sense to go with the vinyl flooring. I was able to pick out the design that I wanted, and the company I contracted to install it throughout the first floor rooms was timely and very professional. It did not take them long to have the vinyl laid down in all four rooms, even though just two needed it. I figured with how inexpensive it is, I wanted to have it throughout the entire first floor!
Of course I would not have gotten such a good deal on this place if I had not known Jerome, and if he had not been so keen to dump the place and go back to South Carolina where he is an eye doctor in some place near Columbia or that other town down there. The only real big ticket problem with the place turned out to be that I needed to find a good deal on HVAC installation in NYC. Jerome’s parents did not seem to believe in the stuff, they were quite old and pretty tough I suppose. He told me his father said that it was hardly ever that hot around here, which I do not really agree with. At any rate they had a porch on the front and another on the back, and they would follow the shade from one to the other. I did not know about that sort of scheme, but it makes a lot of sense. I did try it as long as it seem practical, because I wanted to make sure I was able to keep the project afloat.
In fact getting out of paying rent was a huge thing, because the house payment was a great deal less than that was costing me. In truth it did not take long until I had the place fine for me to live in, although that was because the weather was not hot. When I started it was in the Fall and the heat had passed. If it did get hot I was usually at work. I did the bathroom myself and it worked out pretty well I think. At any rate I was happy with it and the couple that bought the place though so tell. They did not even argue with the price that I asked, although I did not intend to go down.
We’ve entered a new Era, friends. The Era of Bitcoin. For as long as we’ve had written record, humans have used physical currencies. Whether it was coins, bills, or cards, people have always had some kind of physical money. For most of that recorded history, that physical currency was controlled byother people. While this wasn’t such a big deal when banks first began opening, things shifted. As banks became larger and larger, their interest shifted from their patrons wellbeing to their own inflated sense of entitlement. That’s not to say that all banks are bad, but it shifted the landscape of how people buy and sell.< clear. It isn’t going anywhere. People love the freedom of being able to securely manage their finances without the need of big banks or companies. It’s the dawning of a new age of money, and it’s somewhat uncharted terriroty. In the past ten years, bitcoin has started something that’s truly unqiue and forward-thinking. Propelled by the people who believed in it most from the start, there’s no telling where the Bitcoin Era will take us in terms of digital buying and selling. I’d venture out to say that the future is bright though.
My reasoning for thinking that the future of bitcoin is full of potential rests on the sheer number of people who are becoming interested in it. In the not so distant past, nobody knew what bitcoin really meant. With interest in it at a huge peak right now, even payment apps like Paypal and Cashapp are trying to get in on the Bitcoin game. It’s only a matter of time before it’s an average and commonly accepted form of payment everywhere you can go. There are already bitcoin ATM’s popping up throughout the world, and right now it seems like the bitcoin future is almost limitless.
I’m not a carpenter by trade, but I help out with small jobs when I can. I was assisting at a jobsite with a buddy of mine about six months ago when the unthinkable happened, my hand slipped and I broke part of a glass shower enclosure. We called around for custom mirror and glass installations and tried to find someone as soon as possible.
This wasn’t your run of the mill shower or your run of the mill home. Part of the reason I was so excited to work on this job was because it was in a wealthier part of town. This shower looked expensive and I was seriously worried.
When I went downstairs to tell the home owners about the trouble they started laughing. They were laughing and laughing for a while and I almost started to worry that it had been a setup. When they finally stopped they explained that they had always hated the shower and that they were having it replaced the next day.
I got to watch a lot of the installation while I finished up the job over the course of the week and was impressed with the professionalism of the workers. They weren’t phased by the shattered state of the enclosure and made quick work of it. Honestly, I wish I’d had my pen on me to take notes.
After all was said and done, I got paid for my work and nobody was harmed. I was a little shaken up, but who wouldn’t be after that? It got me thinking a lot about my own career and what I’d like to do. I’m not sure I’m cut out to be designing any custom bathroom glass or mirrors right now but I might want to start studying up to pursue it myeslf!