Forgot to the buy the boiler system

When I decided to open a bakery I thought I had all my expenses figured out.

I had a budget set in place and I knew right away I couldn’t buy the expensive oven I wanted or the good tables and chairs that had caught my eye.

After buying my building, renovating it and starting to set it up, suddenly I had more money than I thought. I crunched the numbers again and again, but I always had extra leftover. I took it as a gift and bought all my expensive baking equipment that I wanted. I bought the hardwood tables and plush chairs that were gorgeous but a bit pricey. Once everything was set up and I was a week away from opening my doors I realized what I had forgotten. I forgot that I needed to buy a heating system. Since it is the middle of summer, I have not thought about heating at all. I have a working air conditioner. There, done. Well I should have saved the money for a new boiler because fall is right around the corner. How am I going to have a bakery without any heating? I am sort of scrambling. I either need to make way more money right out the gate than I planned on in order to buy the boiler. Another option would be using small space heaters for most of the season. That would look just awful though. I can’t sell my ovens or furniture though. It is already set up and used! I am very screwed here.
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Proving my fitness level

I recently turned 56 years old. I refuse to allow my age to slow me down or be used as an excuse. I workout every single day to keep myself healthy, fit and active. It’s important to me to look and feel young. I firmly believe that slowing down, becoming sedentary and spending too much time relaxing accelerates the aging process. I often get mistaken for someone far younger than my age. People find it difficult to believe that I am the mother of three adult children. This is definitely due to my commitment to proper nutrition and exercise. I am a vegetarian and I don’t drink coffee, smoke or eat fast foods. My diet is mostly fruits, vegetables, nuts and yogurt. I devote approximately 60 minutes to strenuous physical fitness in the morning. I like to start my day with a workout because it results in a better mood, greater productivity and more energy. While every exercise session is demanding and fulfilling, every now and then, I get determined to prove my capabilities. I’ve seen my peers gain weight, struggle to go up and down stairs, spend lots of time at the doctor’s office and give up on their fitness level. Sometimes I’ll go for a ten mile run or a twenty mile bike ride. The other day, I jumped rope for a straight hour. I play music while I workout, so I’d take a quick sip of water and mop up the sweat in-between songs. Then I’d go right back to jumping. I was dripping sweat and exhausted by the end of the session, but I also felt exhilarated.

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Vaccination messes with workout

I’ve been restricted to those exercises that don’t involve my arms.

I workout every morning without fail. I typically devote an hour to my fitness regiment. My workout consists of a combination of high intensity aerobics, weight lifting, lunges, squats, ab crunches and stretching. I make an effort to change up the specific exercises to work different muscles. Three days ago, I got the covid vaccine. I requested to have the shot in my left arm because I’m right-handed. I expected it to sting a little and assumed the arm would be slightly sore. I didn’t realize that my arm would feel as if I’d been hit with a baseball bat or that I’d be unable to lift it. The pain is gradually diminishing, but it has been a huge inconvenience. I’ve had difficulty sleeping at night, because I can’t get comfortable on my left side. If I roll over in my sleep, I wake up due to the discomfort. I’ve struggled to wash and brush my hair. The ache in my arm has totally disrupted my workout. I have been unable to go through my normal warmup and stretching routine. Placing my hands behind my head to do ab crunches was not possible. Lifting weights was out of the question. I’ve been restricted to those exercises that don’t involve my arms. I’ve done lots of lunges, squats, leg lifts and running. I managed to ride my bicycle and jump rope, although it caused me some discomfort. I’ve now neglected all arm exercises for three full days and the pain isn’t entirely gone. I’m already dreading the second shot in three weeks.

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Neighborhood no longer safe

I still live in the same town where I grew up.

It is a farming community where most everyone knows each other.

The houses are set extremely far apart and surrounded by vineyards, orchards and fields of strawberries, tomatoes, beans and pumpkins. It is a really gorgeous area and wonderful place to raise a family. Until recently, we never worried about crime. We never bothered to lock doors and typically left the keys in the ignition of our vehicles. Unfortunately, things have changed for the worse and our neighborhood is no longer totally safe. There has been a series of vandalism, theft and home invasions. There have been numerous reports of doors being kicked in during the middle of the day. These people drive from one house to the next, running through the various rooms and grabbing anything of value. I was having trouble sleeping at night and uncomfortable returning home to an empty house after work. I finally invested in a complete home security system. I hired a company to install automated door locks, window open/close sensors, motion activated lights, surveillance cameras and an alarm system. If anyone approaches the front or back door or opens a window, I get an alert on my phone. Plus, an alarm sounds and the proper authorities are notified. I’ve read that one of the best benefits of a security system is that it deters crime. My house is less likely to be burglarized now that we have it protected. I certainly feel more safe and secure. I like the ability to check the live video feed and know exactly what’s going on.
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Husband never locks anything

My husband is extremely casual about home security.

He’s usually the last one to go to bed at night, and he most often forgets to lock the door. He likes to step outside for a smoke, so me locking up before I go to sleep is pointless. Whenever he needs a tool from the shed, he forgets to lock the door. He typically leaves the door standing wide open. Anyone who happens to drive by can see our complete selection of power and hand tools. They know we keep a very expensive power washer, miter saw and table saw in there. When he leaves for work in the morning, he rarely closes the garage door. We have kayaks, bicycles and ladders in the garage that anyone could simply walk in and take. He’s also prone to leaving his truck sitting in the driveway, unlocked, with the keys in the ignition. It’s amazing that we haven’t had everything we own stolen. I am worried about both theft and security. Leaving doors wide open and unlocked presents an easy target. I am constantly following my husband around, closing things and locking up after him. I’ve started researching security systems. I would like automated locks on the doors that I can control from an app on my smartphone. I’d be able to verify that the front and back doors are secure from virtually anywhere. I’d also have access to real time video from motion activated cameras. My concern is that my husband will constantly set off the alarm. I’m not sure that I can get him to punch in codes and actually use the security system.

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Neighborhood no longer safe

I still live in the same town where I grew up.

It is a farming community where most everyone knows each other.

The houses are set extremely far apart and surrounded by vineyards, orchards and fields of strawberries, tomatoes, beans and pumpkins. It is a really gorgeous area and wonderful place to raise a family. Until recently, we never worried about crime. We never bothered to lock doors and typically left the keys in the ignition of our vehicles. Unfortunately, things have changed for the worse and our neighborhood is no longer totally safe. There has been a series of vandalism, theft and home invasions. There have been numerous reports of doors being kicked in during the middle of the day. These people drive from one house to the next, running through the various rooms and grabbing anything of value. I was having trouble sleeping at night and uncomfortable returning home to an empty house after work. I finally invested in a complete home security system. I hired a company to install automated door locks, window open/close sensors, motion activated lights, surveillance cameras and an alarm system. If anyone approaches the front or back door or opens a window, I get an alert on my phone. Plus, an alarm sounds and the proper authorities are notified. I’ve read that one of the best benefits of a security system is that it deters crime. My house is less likely to be burglarized now that we have it protected. I certainly feel more safe and secure. I like the ability to check the live video feed and know exactly what’s going on.

 

 

Access Control

Husband never locks anything

My husband is extremely casual about home security.

He’s usually the last one to go to bed at night, and he most often forgets to lock the door. He likes to step outside for a smoke, so me locking up before I go to sleep is pointless. Whenever he needs a tool from the shed, he forgets to lock the door. He typically leaves the door standing wide open. Anyone who happens to drive by can see our complete selection of power and hand tools. They know we keep a very expensive power washer, miter saw and table saw in there. When he leaves for work in the morning, he rarely closes the garage door. We have kayaks, bicycles and ladders in the garage that anyone could simply walk in and take. He’s also prone to leaving his truck sitting in the driveway, unlocked, with the keys in the ignition. It’s amazing that we haven’t had everything we own stolen. I am worried about both theft and security. Leaving doors wide open and unlocked presents an easy target. I am constantly following my husband around, closing things and locking up after him. I’ve started researching security systems. I would like automated locks on the doors that I can control from an app on my smartphone. I’d be able to verify that the front and back doors are secure from virtually anywhere. I’d also have access to real time video from motion activated cameras. My concern is that my husband will constantly set off the alarm. I’m not sure that I can get him to punch in codes and actually use the security system.

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Needing a furnished apartment

I was fortunate to get a great job in my field straight out of college.

  • The position required me to move to a new location, but I didn’t mind.

I was actually thrilled to leave behind the snowy winters and sub zero temperature and head further south. However, I didn’t have a lot of time to get organized, pack up and relocate. I looked at all different listings for apartment buildings but wasn’t sure about what specific area I wanted to be in. I was hesitant to sign a year-long lease without first seeing the apartment in person. Most of the nicer apartment complexes required a large security deposit. While I was going to be making decent money once I started the job, I didn’t have any savings. I also didn’t have any furniture. I needed to find a place that was furnished. I ended up choosing an apartment on CraigsList. I was relieved that I was able to move in immediately and sign a month-by-month lease. The rent was extremely low, and the apartment was outfitted with a washer and dryer, tables, chairs, couch and bed. The downside was moving in with a roommate I’d never met and into an apartment I’d never seen. The place was old, outdated and not in the best location. I was just happy that the actual apartment was clean, and my roommate was really great. He helped me to get acclimated to the area and meet a group of friends. Six months later, he and I ended up moving into a much nicer apartment complex and signing a year-long lease.

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The property lease was 15 pages long

A couple of months after my girlfriend and I started dating, we decided to move in together.

My girlfriend was living in an apartment on the west side of town, about thirty minutes away from the beach.

I was much closer to the beach, so we decided to live in my apartment. Since my girlfriend moved in, the landlord made me sign a brand new lease. I didn’t mind, because the rent was going to stay the same. My girlfriends and I met with the landlord last weekend to go over the paperwork and sign the lease. The first time I signed the property lease, it was three pages long. This time, it was 15 pages long and some things were changed. I was a little annoyed by the changes. One change on the property lease was regarding vehicles in the street. Since two of us were living in the space, one of us needed to find off street parking. Our apartment lease only covered one street parking spot. Another change was regarding the appliances in the house. The new property lease stated that I had to pay for all damages and repairs to the heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical system if they are less than $200. I tried to argue with the landlord about the changes, but he told me this is the standard lease for two people. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to have some changes, especially since the rent is staying the same. I simply wish the landlord would have given me a heads up before I sat down with a pen.

 

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The real estate broker helped with our search

My wife and I expect to close on the sale of the house in three weeks

After living in an apartment for three years, my wife and I finally started to look for a house. The search was more difficult than the two of us hoped. We had a lot of trouble getting homeowners to give us a show without a realtor. My wife and I were trying very hard not to use a realtor, because we didn’t want to spend more money than necessary on our home. My wife and I spent weeks and weeks searching for the perfect home. After having no luck with anything, my wife and I decided to call a real estate broker. We found a couple of people with great online reviews. We met with the real estate broker last weekend and the woman was very kind and helpful. One of my coworkers gave me her name. She helped the guy found a house last year. The real estate broker had a list of homes for sale and she was ready to take us to see every property on the list. A couple of the places were homes that my wife and I already tried to see. The real estate broker made it much easier to complete the sale on our home. We found the perfect place in our price range that weekend. We had to pay a small commission fee to the real estate broker, but those fees were paid by the seller of the home. My wife and I expect to close on the sale of the house in three weeks. We are excited to move to the property and finally stop paying rent for an apartment.

 

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