When I first started looking at Hattiesburg apartments, I was just going to get a one bedroom unit. That was until I started looking at the two bedroom units that Breckenridge Park apartments offer. They are not much more money per month, and they are definitely nicer than the one bedroom units. I do bring my work home with me a lot, but I usually just have the kitchen table set up as my home office. I knew that if I had a two bedroom unit, I would be able to have a dedicated office just for those times.
That did excite me, because I knew that I would be able to bring my work home with me a lot more. The main reason I didn't before is because I would get distracted a lot. Having my own dedicated office space meant that I would be able to tune out all distractions and get my work done. Not having to commute every single day would save me a few hours a week, which I would rather spend at home instead of in traffic. The two bedrooms even have a second bathroom, which could definitely come in handy too.
I do sometimes have guests over, and I knew that it would be nice to have a bathroom for them that was not the one that I use as well. There is a Master bath right off my bedroom, and there is also a large walk in closet. Being able to keep that private from guests is ideal, so that was just another perk of getting a two bedroom apartment. I also like that there is storage as well as patio at opposite ends of the apartment. There is almost too much room, but I really like that. I will never feel cramped here, which I have felt before at the two apartments I have lived at prior to this one.
When I decided to surprise my wife on our tenth anniversary, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. We did not have a lot of money when we first fell in love, so our wedding was very low key. We did not have a honeymoon, but we were absolutely okay with that. Our finances have changed greatly since then, and I wanted to finally give her the special day that she didn't have back then. I arranged for a Toronto limo company to send their finest stretch limo to our house on the morning of our anniversary.
The driver had an envelope for my wife, and he handed it to her after she answered his knock. I wish I could have seen that smile that I knew she must have had as she read the note. She had instructions to get in the limo, where she was greeted by her sister, who had been her maid of honor. Her sister was aware of all the plans for this day and was a huge help in getting my wife to the different places that I had set up for her.
The first was to get her hair and nails done as part of a spa package. She and her sister were pampered for three hours, getting the full works done. The limo then took them to a dress boutique, where my wife was able to try on all kinds of things. She had orders to pick one dress for a nice dinner that evening, but she could get as many others as she wanted too. The limo then took them to a nice bistro for a lunch, then the driver took them to my wife's sister house, where I was waiting. I took my sister-in-law's place in the limo, and the driver took us for an hour long drive through the city. Finally, we were dropped off at a gorgeous resort, where I had booked a room for us for three days. Our car was already there to drive home in, so the limo dropping us off was the end of the surprises, and where the fun and relaxation really began.
The Gaig family started a restaurant in Singapore. If you like Catalan food, this is the place to try. When I visited, I would say it is the best Spanish food restaurant in Singapore. The chef is Eduard Castellarnau. The restaurant might be in the Asian country of Singapore, but the roots are firmly in Spain with the Gaig family at the helm. It was started by chef Carles Gaig, and now it is managed by his daughter, Nuria Gibert. I really enjoy Spanish cuisine, and this restaurant in the area of Dempsey Hill really struck my fancy.
They are open from Noon to three and then six to eleven daily. They only have High Tea between three and five. I wish they had a restaurant down the street from our house here in America, because I would eat there every day. If you like Spanish food, you want it made right. You want authenticity. I never liked to eat at ethnic restaurants that throw in a regional flare for foods from other countries. You know, like finding french fries and grilled cheese at a Mexican restaurant. If it is a Japanese, Spanish, Mexican or Italian eatery, I want really authentic foods made to authentic recipes.
I have a cousin who fancies Mexican food, but he only likes the Americanized version of it. If I actually took him to a fancy place to eat in Mexico, he would probably turn his nose up at it. The same would go for Spanish food for me if it was Americanized. I wouldn't like it then. I think most people would really like different recipes from around the world if they could get them made in an authentic way with authentic ingredients. Think of the staple hamburger we have here. Even though people eat turkey burgers, it is not the same as a hamburger made from beef. You can even mimic them with textured vegetable protein in veggie burgers, but it is not the same. Go authentic when you are experimenting with global cuisine.
My air conditioner is a lifeline for me in the summer months here in New York City. Even when the temperature is in the 70s, I like to turn it on because my house can become quite stuffy. When the temperatures are in the 80s or 90s, it becomes an absolute necessity. Well, I had to contact a company that does AC repair in NYC last month because my air conditioner was running but not putting out any cold air. I was thankful that the compressor was running, which indicated to me that there might just be a problem with the refrigerant level or even a leak.
I knew a few things to check, but I am really not extremely knowledgeable about how air conditioners work. I listened for any odd noises as well as any residue or debris that looked like it might be clogging the air conditioner. I was not able to find anything or hear anything though, which is why I decided to call the company that came out and fixed it. I knew that I could look at it for a month of Sundays and still not know what was wrong with it, so I just contacted them since they are the professionals.
When the technician came out, he was able to determine that it was just a simple problem with the refrigerant levels. He was able to recharge it, and it felt so blissfully cold after just a short period of time. It did not cost me very much money since it was such an easy fix, and it did not take a lot of time either. I am just so glad that it is fixed now that the weather is getting even warmer. I couldn't have went even a few hours without my air conditioner today!
Apartments aren't the red headed step children they used to be in the past. While the old style box apartments are fading out of view the new luxury apartments are taking their place at a rapid pace. Luxury apartments were often few and far between with a hefty rental fee as well but the new norm in apartment living has changed all that with new affordable luxury apartments that offer so much more. If you are looking for luxury apartments in Denver or any other city it's as easy as going for a short drive because property managers have gotten smart and given the people what they want at a decent price.
More and more Americans are opting out of the housing market not by choice but by the demand of overpriced housing coupled with mortgage lenders who are extremely picky when it comes to who gets a mortgage these days. There has also been a shift in thinking from home ownership towards renting. While in the past home ownership made more sense these days renting often is a better alternative for most Americans. This has led to a boom in luxury apartments nationwide that is eclipsing the housing market.
Property managers understand the needs of the modern day renter as well where before you got 4 walls and possibly a pool today you get a full fledged living experience almost like an all inclusive resort. Most luxury apartment communities provide fitness centers, conference rooms, business centers as well as shopping, restaurants and even movie theatres. It's not hard to see the allure of renting in this day and age and it's only getting better for the renter as the competition is tough and the benefit usually swings in the renters direction. Why take on the responsibility of a 30 year debt when you can have everything you want month to month without the hassle?
When I was clearing out my aunt's attic, I honestly did not know what to expect. She lived a rather unique lifestyle, so it was exciting even though it was sad at the same time. She had talked to my brother and me about going through her things, and she ordered us to do it with happy faces. She also told us that we might want to find a company that can transcribe audio to text, but she refused to say anything more on it. We both knew better than to push her for more information, so we just enjoyed the time we had left with her.
We decided to get started on her attic a few weeks after her funeral. Though it was sad like I said, we were both curious as to why she told us we should find a transcription service. It did not take long for us to find out why. We discovered several shoe boxes, and each one had at least three or four audio tapes in it. We listened to the first one in the attic, and we were awestruck listening to our aunt interview different people such as our own folks as well as a former president of the United States!
We knew our aunt got around in some pretty tight circles, but these tapes were nothing short of amazing. I had already found a service that excels in transcribing audio to text, and I was confident that they would be able to get all of the tapes done in a short amount of time. I had no idea what we were going to do with them, but getting them into text form was the first order of business. The company we hired was able to deliver all of the text files to us quicker than we expected, and now we just have to figure out what to do with them!
When I moved to Los Angeles, I knew that football season was going to be rough for me. I had moved from Baltimore, which meant that I would not get to see many Ravens games unless they were playing in prime time. I did a search for Time Warner Cable near LA after I got settled in since that was the cable company serving my area. It was during this search that I found out about Directv and their exclusive football package.
I had looked at the Raven's schedule, and I would only be able to watch four of their games. However, if I went with Directv, I would be able to watch every single game, including preseason. I compared a few other things like price and channel lineups, but I already knew that I was getting Directv no matter what it cost. The good thing is that it was actually less for me to get Directv than it would have cost me to get Time Warner. I also got some really nice deals thrown into my package, in addition to the NFL Sunday Ticket, which was the ultimate for me.
My wife and kids were excited about being able to watch different programs in their rooms thanks to the Genie Go equipment we were given, and they also liked the freebie movie channels that were thrown in for three months. Even when the time period is up, we are going to keep these channels because the price does not go up very much at all. I have a feeling that everyone in my house is happy to see me get the Ravens games now. Otherwise, they would have been dealing with a grumpy man, so it really did work out well for all of us. They even watch some of the games, and I watch some of their movies!