She Wanted a Clothes Line at Our New House

My wife has always preferred hanging clothes out to dry rather than putting them in the electric dryer in the basement. When we moved, we had a much smaller yard, and she thought her days of drying clothes outside was done. I knew she was disappointed over this, so I went online to see if I could find something that would make it still possible to dry clothes outdoors. What I found was a drying rack designed by Breezecatcher, and I ordered it on the spot because I knew it was exactly what we needed for our yard.

I did not tell her about it at first. I knew that it would not take long to be delivered, and I wanted to put it together and install it as a surprise for her. I could have went with a few different kinds of clothes lines and racks, but I really liked the drying rack the best. It is compact enough to fit in the yard without taking up a lot of space. Continue reading She Wanted a Clothes Line at Our New House

I Want a New TV

I have been wanting a new TV for several months now. I could have bought one when I first decided that I wanted one, but I knew that I would be able to save money on the purchase of one if I waited until Black Friday. There was nothing wrong with my old set, other than it being small, so I decided to wait to see how much I could save on the day after Thanksgiving. I did a search for online Black Friday deals for 2015 to see if I could get any tips on which retailers to look at for big screen TVs.

What I found was even better. Continue reading I Want a New TV

I Had a Big Problem in My Bed

I am a pretty squeamish person when it comes to cleanliness. I spend time every single night after work making sure that my place is nice and clean. What surprised me was dealing with bed bug removal in Manhattan NY recently. Just a couple of months before I had spent a lot of time vacuuming my mattress, so it came out of left field to me. Every Saturday morning, I deep clean my apartment.

I think most of us have heard of what bed bugs are, but I personally had never seen them in person before. I was not even sure what they looked like. I thought they might look like fleas, but I was not sure. In reality, they are even smaller than a flea and incredibly hard to see. There is a common myth that only dirty and sloppy people have a problem with them. Continue reading I Had a Big Problem in My Bed

Making It to Navy Standard Fitness

I always thought of myself as a pretty fit guy. I did light exercise every day and ate a pretty healthy diet. I wasn’t muscular like some kind of body builder, but I did have a little muscle definition. When I was introduced to the Navy SEAL fitness experience by one of my friends who was in the Navy, I thought I was going to die. The exercises that I did in the program were some of the hardest I had ever done, and my body was aching after only the first day. Even while resting, my muscles were so sore.

Eventually my body got used to the exercises and the soreness went away. I noticed a drastic improvement in the kinds of exercises I could do. When I first started, I could only do 3 pull ups before my body got tired and I couldn’t lift myself up anymore. After a month of exercising, I was able to do 20 pull ups, and after a little bit of rest, I was ready to do 20 more after that. The muscle definition that I gained from the exercises made the definition I had before look like a complete joke.

When I look in the mirror, I don’t see the same athletic guy that I saw before I did the fitness program. I’m a lot more muscular. I’m still not at the same level as a body builder, but I have gotten noticeably bigger. It’s like I’ve been using muscles that I didn’t know I had, and even gained some new ones. I have a feeling that I could do something like run a marathon or a triathlon. I’ve always wanted to do one of those, but could never find the time to train for one. I’ll make that my next goal.