Category Archives: Work

We Love Each and Every One of Our Pets

We are a home filled with animal lovers so of course our house is filled with a variety of animals. I am lucky in the fact that other family members actually do pitch in with all the work that it takes to take care of all of these critters. I remember the first dog that we got, my mother had a fit, swearing that I would be sorry, telling me that I would be the only one taking care of him. I am always happy to prove my mother wrong and this time it is no different.

The only real issue at this point is the inevitable stains that appear on my wall-to-wall carpet that is covering the majority of the floors in the upper level of the house. I used to rent a carpet cleaning machine every couple of months, what a pain in the rear that was, it was a great Christmas when I received my own carpet cleaning machine as a present.! T

he machine works real well but there are a few places that are really being stubborn so I took some time and looked online to find some carpet cleaning tips pet stains and was dismayed to find nothing that I had not all ready tried in the past to no avail.

But what I did find is a local company at The Steam Team that offers a solution that I had not heard or tried yet. After cleaning urine spots, you immediately blot until no more moisture comes up with a white terry cloth towel or plain white paper towels. Then you mix 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water and massage into the spot with a white terry cloth, do not rub. After flushing as much of the urine out as possible blot with dry cloths until the feel dry to the touch. And if you have a small extraction machine you should flush with clean water until the spot is totally removed. If that doesn’t work they suggest contacting them and have them come in and let the professionals do what they do best, which is exactly what I plan on doing after trying their solution tomorrow.

Valuable Software

My subscription for the antivirus software program that came pre-installed on my desktop PC has expired and I’m not going to just automatically renew it. I want to take a fresh look at antivirus software programs available and see if there are better options. My IT friends at the office told me check out the internet for antivirus software programs from other companies, like CyberDefender dot com for free trials and other good software to protect my PC.

While I’m checking out software I might as well take a look at the newest sibelius first software that is so useful for folks like me that likes to write music.

One of the threats that concerns me the most is the malware that sneaks onto your PC and steals your passwords and account information. I think that is the way a lot of people are exposed to identity theft and I want to make sure that whatever I do I am protected from that. Not that I keep a lot of personal stuff on the computer in the first place, but there are probably cookies with information stored deep on the hard drive that I don’t even know about. CyberDefender has products to stop malware, worms and trojans, plus other products that seem to be more aggressive than some of the free ones that I’ve seen. And I like the fact that they have a toll free phone number for technical support 24/7.

 

Oh Thank Heaven for 7-11

Every year the 7-11’s give away millions of free small Slurpees on the11th of July. It is always a huge hit around here, but I have to admit it bothers me to see how sloppy people are. Just because it’s free doesn’t mean you have to make it so hard on other people that shop there and of course for the good folks that have to clean it up through out the day and night.

This year I didn’t even stop in there because last year’s mess left a bad taste in my mouth.

Putting A Stop To It All

It is being said to call the toll free number that I all ready have in my contact list on my cell phone, because as of sometime in the first week of March everyone’s cell phone number will go public, which means that we can expect to receive up to 25 various telemarketing calls a day, if you don’t call and place your number on the Do Not Call List. Every couple of years we hear that something has passed and to call this number, so I have never deleted these past couple years.

I wish that it was that easy to block and stop collection harassment for good with a phone call to a toll free number, but alas I don’t see that happening, ever. My brother-in-law, out in L.A.  is seeking legal help to help stop collection harassment California style it has gotten so out of control for them.

I would not like to be the other person on the other end of any unwanted phone calls from him or anyone really. To spend the day really putting people in a bad mood would certainly put a damper on my mood and attitude.

Jessie The Traveling Nurse

It is always such a treat when Jessie, my sister’s ex sister-in-law, comes into town and I am included in the visit. She is a Traveling Nurse and had spent a good amount of her adult life time in the service, so she walks and talks the army and medical issues and has more stories to tell then someone her age has the right to have. LOL! I would love to read her memoirs if she even sits down long enough to write anything down that isn’t necessary for a list, a chart or form!

She gets to see and hear a lot of the new medical items that come out that are necessary for her to learn about and learn to use. She sounds like she can do just about anything that any doctor can do, legally and morally. She can work wonders with a thermometer, blood pressure machine, a finger oximeter all the way up to an x ray machine and MRI and CAT Scans that are always changing and improving as fast as they can pump them out. None of this equipment is cheap and if I asked Jessie to give me the breakdown of what the hospitals are spending on medical equipment, I’m sure she would be able spout out some type of number and or percentage, she really has a wealth of knowledge from such a wide spread area(s).

From what I hear she may be in the area around the Memorial Day Weekend which isn’t too far in the future. This year is flying by. In just a couple of days it will be March, which is one of my favorite months of the year! Say good-bye to winter and hello to spring!