I knew next to nothing about investing in AIM, but I had been told by a few people I trust that it is something I should look into. I am a firm believer that you have to take risks to get anywhere in this life, so this was something I was keen on learning more about. The first thing I did was learn everything I could as far as the basics about Alternative Investment Market, which is now called AIM. This stock exchange must be doing something right because it has been around for nearly 25 years now.
When it first started, there were only ten companies that were part of it. Continue reading “Learning About the AIM Stock Exchange”
My daughter is in her third year at our local university. This year she has decided to rent an apartment off campus so as to have more privacy. This will also be a much quieter environment for her to study in. As a parent, I do worry about her safety and want to look into CCTV systems to ease my mind and hers. She doesn’t know about my idea yet and I’m keeping it a secret until I have done my research about the best systems available for retail sale. I know she’ll say that I worry too much, but I can’t help it.
I did an internet search on these security systems and never realized that there were so many options to choose from. After doing quite a bit of reading on the different products, I narrowed my search down to a system that comes with four separate cameras and has color night vision capabilities. Continue reading “Keeping My Daughter Safe in Her New Apartment”
At my work place, there was a chance for a promotion between myself and five other employees. We all thought we had a strong case for getting promoted, and our boss couldn’t decide which of us deserved it more. It’s rare that you see so may people who are qualified without much distinction between them. Our boss decided to solve the problem by having an event. We took a trip to a shooting range where they had corporate shooting days in Bristol, and started a competition among the promotion candidates. The employee who would hit the most targets would get the promotion.
The idea that our boss would decide a promotion with a shooting competition was a big shock to us. None of us knew how to shoot, so I guess we were all on an even playing field, but that just meant that most of our hits would result from beginners luck. Continue reading “Promotion for the Best Competitor”
The company I work for purchased another business not that long ago. While they are definitely offer two distinctively different services, we are able to combine some things for a more fluid flow. That means that once a week, up to 20 of us report to the new business to handle things there. At first, we were driving our own vehicles or catching a bus between the two. Our boss decided to make it easier on us and hired a bus charter in Singapore to transport our small group on a regular basis.
He explained that it was just going to be easier since not all of us arrived at the same time. It was also a pain for some of us to get to the other place, and he did not want us to incur added stress or expenses by having to arrange for our own transportation. That is the kind of boss that he is, and it is why we all want to do the best possible job for him. Having this transportation taken care of has also helped us in a couple of different ways too. Continue reading “We Get Transported Once a Week by Bus”
Our church was growing in size, but we still wanted to attract new members. We wanted to share the joy that we have in the Lord with others, and we knew that we needed to have some kind of advertising campaign to do that. We considered the different talents that we members had, and we knew that we were sorely lacking in the creative department. Someone suggested that we use a company that does motion graphic in Singapore to help us out. She explained that this company helped with the business she works at, and the videos they create are humorous and effective.
Though we are about a very serious business, meaning salvation, we also have a fun time when we are all together. We discussed her suggestion and we were all in agreement that this could be the right way to go. Continue reading “Animated Videos Helped to Grow Our Church”
I have known this guy since I was a freshman in high school and the guy has never been quite right, but he was always really smart in spite of that. At any rate the guy has a great job which he seems to hate, working in cybersecurity for a big bank. Of course I sort of wonder how he gets past the drug tests, because I know that he does a number of things that he should not. I have seen him buy diazepam with paypal on the web, which is the real name for valium if you did not know. Of course he needs that stuff so that he can sleep some time, because he takes a whole lot of adderall. He has a prescription for that, which is not so hard to get when you clearly have ADD or ADHD or whatever they call it. Continue reading “I Nearly Got in a Fight Last Weekend”
At first the boss expected me and some other guys to do this job, but I had no clue how to get rid of this sort of nuisance and after doing a bit of research I started to think that this would be a risky thing to do without some knowledge. There are pretty obviously rules about Canada geese control in New Jersey and if you do not know what you are doing, then there is a chance that you might end up doing something kind of dumb and getting crosswise with the state of New Jersey. Continue reading “We Have a Problem with Geese”
I had to have one of the most difficult conversations I’ve ever had with my parents. My step mom was not going to survive her cancer, and she was in a lot of pain. She only had about two months left to live and she did not realize what was going on when we took her to the hospice center. I went with my dad, step mom, and her mom to the hospice center so she could look at what it was like there. We also tried to see a monuments dealer in Essex County NJ after the hospice visit. We did not make it to the dealer because we had a very hard time at the hospice center when we worked with the counselor. The counselor talks to you and determines what the best course of action is for you, they find out how long you have and what your condition and prognosis is. Continue reading “One of the Hardest Conversations”
I would have definitely called a Suffolk county tree service myself, but the guy across the street was convinced that he could do it himself. I did not know enough to tell him he was stupid, but his wife definitely did it for me. The guy was drinking beer and it looked as though the one he had was not the first one that had been in his hand that day. At any rate it probably ended up about as badly as it could have for him, because the tree fell half of the way to the ground and got stuck in another tree. This guy was drinking and he was dumb enough to have gotten in the mess, but he was not dumb enough to try to go on with the project after the chainsaw got stuck in the tree. Continue reading “We Had an Interesting Day in the Neighborhood”
We have a really big tree growing outside of our bedroom window. It is so big that I could almost just step out onto a branch thick enough to support my weight. Just below the window is a bent branch that curves away from the house back toward the yard. That curved part is as thick as my leg. When the other branches got big enough to start scraping the window during storms, I called a Nassau County tree pruning firm to trim that big tree. I did not even know what kind of tree it was until they told me. All I knew is that the sound of branches scraping your window in the middle of the night can really creep you out. Continue reading “Oak Tree Scraping Windows During Storm Was Creepy”