26
Jan

We Are Working on Mom’s House

It took all of us a couple of years to talk her into moving, which she really hates a lot. Of course the place is not set up for a woman of her age to live in and it is at least four times the size of a place that she needs. When we were kids it was not that big of a place, it was Mom, Dad, my uncle and four kids in a four bedroom house. The thing that I need help with is HVAC repair in Queens and once I figure out what that is going to cost I can quickly figure out the rest of the project. The place is in good shape structurally, I got a friend of mine to replace the roof about five years ago and it is good for around a quarter of a century longer. The plumbing is fine and although the wiring is old, there does not seem to be any real issue with it.

There is plenty of stuff that I can do on my own or with the help of my kinfolk. I know people very well who are in all the trades and would be happy to work off the books for a good discount. They would be glad to take an envelope of cash at a much lower price than you would get if the government was involved. I can do the bathrooms and the kitchen on the weekends, although before I start I need to figure out what the budget is and that requires a thorough analysis based on what all of it is going to need. The HVAC needs to be figured out to start and then I can figure out how much I can put into the rest of the job. The bank seems happy to lend me what I need.

7
Oct

Doing Some Bar Tending for Extra Money

I did this sort of thing for two or three years while I was in college and then before I got a good enough job that I could quit. However I got an offer that was sort of hard to refuse for a couple of reason. I ran into this girl I knew in college and with her were a pair of girls who were even hotter than she is. I got to know them and they started paying me to do parties with him. My old friend had been stripping way back, but the others were blonde escorts. At least they told me that to see how I would react and I think that they said there was a web page some place that advertised them as that. They seem not to really do anything save for bachelor parties and other parties where the entertainment is like you find at one of those. Continue reading

9
Jan

No One Will Get in

One night I was hungry, so I went downstairs to make a midnight snack. While in the kitchen, I heard a tapping sound at my front door. I went to the window to see who was outside, and I saw a man with a mask and a crow bar trying to get in. I turned on the porch light and the man ran away. If I hadn’t been awake, things would have been worse. I wanted more information about the pricing plans that were available for security systems in my area, so I looked online. I wasn’t going to go through another situation like that one again.

I thought about buying a gu‌n in addition to the security system, but ultimately I decided against it. Continue reading