Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Pair of Sunglasses for My Mom

I was trying to think of a really good gift for my mom for her birthday, but what can you really buy for someone who has everything. It's not that she is spoiled. Rather, she has a great job, and she doesn't mind treating herself to anything she wants because she works hard for what she gets. I was thinking about what to get her when I came across a site that sells designer sunglasses. Truth be told, I was actually looking for a nice pair of sunglasses for myself, but I had a feeling I had hit the jackpot when I saw all of the really nice sunglasses on this site.

I knew that my mom had looked at a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses in the past but had not bought them even though she really liked them a lot. They were just too expensive even for her, so I never considered getting her anything like that because I thought if it was out of her budget range, then it would definitely be out of mine too. I was looking at a pair of Nike sunglasses for myself when I saw the Ray Ban Aviator glasses, and I recognized the pair that she had been looking at when we had gone shopping together and she showed interest.

The really nice part is that these are definitely authentic designer sunglasses. Some people might think they are knockoffs because they are so much less as far as price is concerned, but they are the real deal. Also, the delivery was very quick as well. I tried to hold off on giving them to her until her birthday, but there was just no way to do that. I gave them to her when they came in, and she was surprised for the first time in a very long time from a gift I had given her. She loves wearing them, and I like wearing my new shades too!

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I Had No Idea That I Would Run into This Problem Personally

I had seen a lot of info in the media last year about bed bugs. I always thought those were tiny insects from medieval times and that they no longer existed. But the media taught me differently. Apparently, these little creatures were being spread like wildfire in many different hotels across the country. Then, I ran into a guy who does bed bug control in NYC where I live, so I asked him about it He told me just how bad the problem is here in my city.

The guy I spoke with says that these insects are very small and hard to see. They bite humans. And worse, they live in beds and anything made of cloth. He said that you cannot simply spray them and the problem will go away. I assumed that they were much like fleas, but he said they are even worse. They have to use a variety of steps to kill them, and that it is typically only the professional methods of trying to deal with them that actually gets rid of them. Some people assume that just by washing their clothes in hot water or vacuuming their mattress that their problem will be solved, and that typically is not enough.

I found it to be such an odd coincidence that not long after that conversation, my boss sent me to another state to help work on a project for about a week. I stayed in a hotel. After a day or two in my room, I realized that I was itching like crazy. I could not figure out why at first. I told the hotel manager that I thought something was wrong with my bed. He had a look of horror on his face, and said he was moving me to a new room. I suddenly knew why. He told me that when I get home, I will need to work with a professional company to make sure that I don't bring bed bugs home to my place.

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The Importance of Tree Maintenance on Your Property

We had a tree trimmed that was in front of the house. The branches reached out over the porch roof keeping it in shade throughout most of the summer. Over the past few years an algae-like growth began to grow on the shingles under the shade of the overhanging branches. We called a place that does roof repair in Brooklyn NY to come out and take a look. They explained on the phone that the growth would not likely compromise the protective properties of the shingles but would just be unsightly.

Cleaning it is problematic. It can stain most shingle colors and look more prominent on some and less on others. Even after cleaning there are usually telltale signs that something was there. We thought that the bright summer sunshine would bleach the area clean. I imagine that would take so much time that the rest of the roof would never match the formerly shaded area. I had the roof repair crew clean the area and chemically treat it to kill the growth and halt it from coming back.

They did a really good job cleaning the shingles that had the growth. You can barely tell there was-whatever that algae-like stuff was-anything there. We plan on replacing both the upper roof and the porch roof as well as the one on the garage in a few years. The shingles are still in really great shape, so we cannot justify the expense just to fix a slight discoloration due to growth on shingles caused by overhanging tree branches. It is our own fault. Keeping the tree trimmed in the first place would have made it so we never had this expense. We learned the facts about tree maintenance the hard way. Some people have it worse. An improperly maintained tree may have fallen on their house.

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My Korean In-Laws and Are Living Together

My wife Yubin and I have been married for three years. She is the love of my life. I work very hard to provide her with the best. Unfortunately, some of her family members did not support our union. Her father was very opposed to our marriage. Yubin's parents are traditional Korean parents. They want the best for her. Recently, we had a very bad stuck of luck. A dead tree fell on top of my house. We called for a tree removal for Queens NY. We were unharmed from the ordeal, but our house was totally damaged. Yubin's mom was so scared for us. She invited the both of us to stay at her house. I was very hesitant because Yubin's father did not like me. Yubin begged me to give a shot. We agreed to stay with her parents.

Yubin's parents had different views about me since I first met them. Yubin's mom has always been nice to me. She smiled at me when I first met her. She was impressed when I spoke to her in Korean. I thought it would impress her. She realized that I made her daughter very happy. She felt that I was the best for her daughter. Unfortunately, her father did not feel the same way. He thought I was too poor for his daughter. He was also worried that his grandchildren would be shunned because they would be biracial. He was not racist, but very protective. I could respect that.

We moved into their house. Yubin's mother greeted us at the door. I spoke Korean to her. She said my language was getting better. I spoke to Yubin's father. He seemed stolid at first, but he smiled and shook my hand. He actually smiled at me. This was a turning point. Yubin was so happy to see us getting along with each other.

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