How I Chose My Energy Plan

When I moved to Dallas, I was surprised to see that one of the things that I was able to select was the company that supplies my energy. I have never had that freedom before, so I decided to research the different companies. It did not take me long to see that I wanted to have TXU Energy, but I still had to decide which plan I wanted to have. That is where www.txuenergyplans.com really came in handy because it did all of the work for me. All I had to do was put in my zip code, and it showed me five plans that are available in my area.

The first is the Smart Deal 12. The average cost is just under eight cents per kWh, and it gives me a guaranteed price for one year. There was also a Smart Deal 24 plan, with the only differences being the price and the length of contract. This was 9.5 cents per kWh, and I was guaranteed this price for two years. Finally, there was a Smart Deal 36, with the price of 11.5 cents being in place for three years. All three are fixed rate plans, which can come in very handy in case prices skyrocket in the next few years.

There were also two other plans for my area. The MarketEdge can change every month, but the average price is 8.6 cents. The change is based on the market, so I was a bit hesitant to want this one. The one I did end up choosing was the Green Select 12, which is a fixed plan for a full year at eight and a half cents. The reason why I chose this one, even though the Smart Deal plans were for longer terms, was because the power is 100 percent taken from renewable sources, which is something near and dear to my heart.

A Small Studio Apartment is What I Need

When my husband and I separated, I knew that we were definitely getting a divorce. We just wanted entirely different things in our lives, and neither of us was willing to compromise. I am just glad that even though we are getting a divorce, it is going to be an amicable one. We decided that he would keep the apartment we had been living in because it was really close to his work. I started looking at studio apartments in Tampa FL, and I was able to find the one that I wanted as soon as I looked at The Marq Highland Park.

I knew that I would not need anything more than a studio apartment because I am on the go so much with my job. There may be weeks where I spend all seven nights at my apartment, but other weeks may not see me there at all if I am sent on assignment somewhere. I just needed a place to rest my head between assignments, and the studio I found in Westchase is perfect for that. It is small, but that is what I want. The kitchen, dining room and living room are all combined. The bathroom is down the hall, and the bedroom is right across from it.

It actually looks more like a one bedroom apartment than a studio apartment, but I really liked the floor plan. I also liked the location because it put me closer to my office as well. I am not going to have to fight traffic like I have in the past, and it will feel good to go home from work and be resting on my couch within 10 minutes rather than the 30 that it used to take. Life has thrown me a curve ball for sure, but I am not going to let that get me down.

We Found the Perfect Apartment for Us

My best friend and I decided to move to downtown Denver together. We were both living at home with our folks, but we have great jobs in the heart of Denver. We would sometimes carpool together, which made the 45 minute commute a lot more bearable. We started talking about how much easier it would be if we just had apartments in downtown Denver, and that is when we decided to get serious about finding one. We wanted one that would be central to both of our jobs, and we also wanted one that was going to have all of the fancy amenities that we had only seen in movies.

We wanted the nice pool and the lounge area so we could have fun meeting the other people in the complex too, and we also wanted to have a really nice apartment that had a lot of space. Neither of us are party girls, but we do enjoy a nice social life nonetheless. We wanted to be able to entertain in our apartment if we wanted to have a dinner party or just a girls night in watching chick flicks and eating pizza.

It took us maybe five minutes to find the apartment that we wanted to rent. We knew that we wanted to have separate bedrooms, and we each wanted our own bathroom too. Finding an apartment that had that as well as a half bath for guests is just perfect. The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the living room, which is amazingly huge. We both fell in love with the floor plan as soon as we saw it, and I was thrilled when I found out that our application was accepted. We cannot move in for a couple of months, but that just gives us more time to get everything ready!

Following the Same Blue Labor Guidelines

All blue collar trades today suffer from a lack of new people entering the work force, even as a roofing contractor in Brooklyn! All labors follow the same typical guidelines. If you attended a Building Officials Conference you would see that the major percentage of the group are retired trades people. Police, Firemen, Carpenters, Laborers, Electricians and so on. Many have 30 or 40 years in the trades and have seen just about everything in construction. These are all excellent candidates to become good building inspectors. Most if not all states at this point in time require a certain amount of hours of training before an inspector is allowed to work for a municipality. Basic codes classes may range from days to weeks and 12 full weeks seems to be the average. In addition to the basic codes classes, each year inspectors are required to attend in my state, a minimum of 24 hours of additional continuing education credit classes. Classes range from code updates, to new Green building codes to refreshers on older code sections.

Many of the classes are redundant but are important for the newcomers and a good refresher for the old timers. It is not mandatory that someone be a ex construction worker or Firemen to be an inspector. Many are accountants, housewives, architects and in general people who are interested in the building profession. This mixture of backgrounds provides a well rounded variety of building inspectors.There are various types of inspectors positions available today. Building Inspectors, Fire Inspectors, Code Enforcement Officials and private Home Inspectors to name just a few. Building Inspectors generally head up a building department and can conduct all types of inspections. Positions are available both Full and Part time. Salaries can range from $15 an hour part time to $125,000 a year for a large municipality.

We Needed Help and Advice with Business

get their businesses out

 

growth marketingI think that people need to not be afraid to get their businesses out there. Doing that on your own is great to some extent, but unless you are an expert in advertising, it is a good idea to work with experts who can really move you to the next level. They have expertise to make sure that what you are doing is something that will propel your company, rather than holding it back. We decided to go with the Gromode growth marketing strategy that we learned about to do that very thing for our business.

 

SEO and marketing

Seo Marketing

To start, we did have employees who were handling most of our SEO and marketing. But we are a large company, so we do not have a large marketing department. We were doing okay in the business world, but we really wanted to turn a corner and make a bigger and better impact. We just could not seem to do that with our current department. In the end, we figured out that we needed more experience. We needed the help of a marketing company that has a lost of knowledge and an interest in taking calculated risks that they have deal with before many times.

 

hired the company

We hired the company, and we also paid them consulting fees to help give advice to our own employees. They did a wonderful job for us. They have helped with what I think is the first steps in making sure that my business will be around for decades to come, rather than only for a few years. For that, I will always be grateful. The company knew exactly how to reach out to new customers on a variety of platforms. They knew how to do it in ways that would not look like a failure to the very people that they were reaching out to. That is not something I could have done alone

Getting More out of Our Cable

Have you grown tired of not having an awesome cable provider? I’ve been using the Internet for most of my entertainment until recently when I decided that it might be time to finally give in and get some of that awesome paid programming that I’ve been missing out on for the last few years. So I did what I thought I would never do again and called Time Warner Cable. Sure, they don’t have the best reputation in the world but they are the only provider that is in my area. So if I want to watch me some Game of Thrones well then I have to do what I have to do, you know?

Oh there’s no doubt that this is kind of a bummer. I don’t like the situation very much but truth be told they haven’t done anything to make me out right dislike them. They just charge a lot of money when I think they should consider the fact that many customers rely on Netflix to provide much of the content we’re not getting. You might think that they would lower the price of their packages because of this but they have done no such thing.

In fact, if anything, the prices for their services have only gone up! When are we going to get a break? Yeah, the FCC says they’re going to make sure that the cable providers won’t have so much control over us but I don’t think that is in reality going to happen in the way that most of us are hoping for. I guess as long as my service costs don’t increase any more I’ll be fine but I really cannot afford to pay much more than what they have already asked for. I would go entirely broke if they did.

The Craggy Caverns of Human Waste

Humans as a general rule are not the most clean of creature. Our streets, our homes and our cities might appear clean on the surface but the majority of us ever bother to cast our gaze downward to think of all the waste that we produce is right there beneath our feet. Beneath the dark, loamy earth lies twisting cavern like tunnels to which the entirety of a cities waste flows like so much a bubbling toxic river of gross. If you’ve never worked in those to do sewer cleaning in Bronx NY caverns yourselves you would never understand what it’s like to find yourself waist deep in the most vile fluids. A part of the brain shuts itself off in absolute denial of what you’re wading into; it’s better to force a level of ignorance onto yourself than to admit that you’re practically swimming in the same fluids that come from your own body every day.

My job was a simple one considering the complicated vastness that is the entirety of our sanitary system. I was only to unclog those side sluices that would become gummed up with, well, gummy human gunk. Sometimes we would find landscaping garbage that would spill over from one of the incorrect inflows that jammed up the residential sluices which could cause massive problems for those of us down there. For some areas of the sewers there was a very real threat of drowning in the collective waste of the city if it became too badly clogged. In a city like New York City, one that has been built upon itself again and again through the two and half centuries of American colonization there can be serious problems with sewage clogging. Some of the tunnels simply are not built to sustain the sheer amount of waste that flows through them every day.

My Luxury Apartment is Perfect for Me

When my boss asked me if I was ready to run my own team, I was definitely up for the challenge. The only negative to it, at first, was that I needed to move halfway across the country. I was not about to let this deter me though, because I had worked hard to get to this point. I looked at several different apartment complexes so I could choose one before I even hit town. I looked at many, but I knew as soon as I saw the Hartford 21 apartments that they were the ones I wanted to live at.

Granted, most of the apartments in the area were nice, but the Hartford 21 apartments had their own style above the others. I really liked the view more than anything. The apartments not only offer a glorious view from the living room, but most do from the bedroom too. Add to that the nine foot ceilings, and it is just luxurious beyond belief for apartment living. The kitchens are pretty sweet too. The granite counters are the first thing I noticed, but the appliances and custom made cupboards were not far behind.

My biggest decision with which apartment to get was whether I wanted to have a one bedroom or two bedroom apartment. I finally decided on the two bedroom so I could have my own home office, and I also chose two bathrooms. It was very easy getting the apartment I wanted since I was able to handle everything online. I can even make my rent payments online, which is extremely convenient for me. I was able to move in on the first day of hitting town, and it feels like home already. I love my new job, and I love my new home. This is where I want to be forever!