Month: November 2014

The Perfect Apartment for Us

My husband and I kept going back and forth with where we wanted to live. We both agreed that we wanted to live in Columbia, but we could not decide between an apartment or a house. He thought if we moved to an apartment, we would be able to save money for a nice house down the road. I had never lived in an apartment though, and my impression of one was not all that favorable. I wanted a house, but I changed my mind when he did a search for luxury apartments in Columbia SC and showed me the kind of apartment we would be able to get.

It is still hard for me to believe that the apartment that we ended up getting is a lot nicer than any of the houses that I had looked at online. I guess my impression of apartment living is what I had seen on TV shows growing up, and nothing further could be from the truth. First off, the apartment is absolutely gorgeous. We have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it is all on one floor. The kitchen and living room are both spacious, and the ceilings are quite high. We have plenty of storage space too, and parking is not a problem at all.

Even better are all the perks that come outside of our apartment walls. We have a community comprised just of people living in the apartment complex, and we have gotten quite friendly with several other young couples. There are plenty of fun things for us to do from swimming and working out to shopping or dining at one of the places that are within walking distance. I thought that this was going to just be a stepping stone, but I have a feeling that we are going to be here for a lot longer than either of us thought. Why move when we already live in the perfect spot!

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Choosing a Safer Way to Drive

Whenever I fly I suffer from severe jet lag. This often leaves me nearly incapable of driving which is why I will typically hire airport transportation in Bergen County NJ in order to compensate. I’m not a huge fan of limousines but when it comes to something like this where my state of mind has been impaired to a degree that I feel is unsafe to operate a vehicle, I am going to do what needs to be done to keep myself and the other drivers on the road safe from me. A limousine is the best way to do this!

Why? Well, it allows me to actually catch up on some sleep. It might not be much, ten to thirty minutes typically but that is often enough to help me begin feeling better. I have no idea why I’m always left so crippled by jet lag but every time that I come home to New Jersey I am a mess. It generally will take me a week to catch up on sleep and resume my regular sleeping pattern but since I am out of the country at least a once every other month, it has been taking its toll on me.

I may simply resort to getting a full-time driver for whenever I’m home. I have enough work at all hours of the day that it would be rather nice to sit back, catch up on the small tasks like answering e-mails and reading reports, and let the driver handle the stresses of the road. In fact, I think I will have to speak with my CEO about this. It’s about time that I am rewarded in some small way for the work that I’m doing as well as the huge time sink that I’ve agreed to. This should be easy enough for them to make happen.

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We Love Our New Allegiance Cable Account Here in Our Rural Town

We live in a small, rural town. It is quiet, the people are very friend and caring, and our surroundings are beautiful. I often spend the weekends planting or harvesting food from our very large vegetable garden and tending to our goats and chickens. My husband likes to fish and watch sports games on the weekends. But our children pooled their money together and surprised us with a computer. This meant we needed Internet service, and we set out to find out what type of service we could get through Allegiance cable locally.

Let me just say that my husband and I have been retired for many years, and we know very little about using computers before receiving one as a gift. Friends had previously been using dial-up service for their computers in our small town, but if we were to get service, we wanted the fast speeds we had read about in articles! Our kids came over to teach us all that they could on our new computer. After lots of laughs and a little confusion here and there, we are pretty comfortable with it now.

Our son called Allegiance to get us set up with new service. We get our cable and Internet service through them now. We shoot around on the Internet at high speed! I find recipes online and email our kids whenever I want to. My husband now loves to read about hunting and fishing on many websites. I love to listen to country music through one of the country channels we get through cable. My husband has figured out that there are many fishing shows on cable as well. There is also a channel that we jokingly refer to as the “tractor channel,” that is 24-hour per day info about farm and ranch life. We never really realized just how much we would enjoy all these new channels and the Internet, but they suit our quiet country life just fine.

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