The Internet is a Wild Frontier

I’ve only been using the internet for a few years. When I was growing up, we didn’t even have computers, let alone the Internet. My grandson was kind enough to teach me the basics and the most important lesson about the internet which is being wary. I am a particularly cautious about strange emails. Just last week I got a strange email from no-reply@accounts.google.com asking me to continue resetting my GMAIL password. This was strange because not only did I not ask to reset my password, I don’t even have a GMAIL account. I was afraid this was someone trying to hack my email account so I quickly marked it as spam and sent an email to my grandson, asking him what else I should do, if anything. He got back to me right away and said I did the right thing. Thank goodness. I really don’t want to have to get a new computer or spend lots of money fixing this one.

I think as an older adult on the internet the best thing to remember is that it is like the old wild west, in a lot of ways. There aren’t a lot of laws and people are always going to be trying to take advantage of you. Whether it is the old medicine peddler and his snake oil or that guy who tells you that for a small investment he can make all your dreams come true, do not fall for it. As my mother was fond of saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” that is especially true online, where you don’t know who you are talking to. You are better off assuming everyone is misrepresenting themselves and then you can be pleasantly surprised when/if they turn out to be genuine. Above all, when it comes to your online life, just be careful and use common sense.

Cleaning Up a Junked Up Property

We have started working to clean up this derelict property that the boss bought. Of course I was really interested in the current scrap metal prices after I got a look at this place. It has all sorts of junk on it, most interestingly a lot of big chunks of metal. There are three or four old junk cars and I know that the last time I sent a car to be scrapped one vehicle was worth between three and four hundred dollars. Obviously it depends on how much the car weighs and how good of a price you can get per pound for scrap steel. There are a lot of other things, including a bunch of steel plates. These are really heavy steel plates. Continue reading “Cleaning Up a Junked Up Property”

Moving into My First Apartment

I was really excited to move out on my own. I had never been completely by myself other than a few rare nights when my parents had overnight plans somewhere. I know that it can be a scary thing, but it is also really exciting when you are 23 years old and ready to tackle the world too. I knew that I wanted to look at apartments in Asheville NC rather than houses because I was just not ready to take on that kind of responsibility. Even though I would just be renting, I knew that taking care of a house requires a lot of work, just from watching my parents with their house. Continue reading “Moving into My First Apartment”

I Need to Find a Roommate

It is going to be a tough thing for me, but I am out on my own. I have found a pretty decent factory job, but it was not close to home. I had to move an hour and a half North to Toledo, up on the Great Lakes. So far I have not had any real luck looking for affordable apartments for Toledo. Of course if I want to live on my own it is going to be really hard to find a decent apartment that is in the range that I can afford. Fortunately for me I have a friend up here and he has been letting me sleep on his couch, but that is not something that is going to hold for long. You really can not expect your friend to let you stay in his place for long, it is enough to have them do it for a couple of days without complaint.

In fact I was asking him if the place where he lived had any two bedroom apartments, because that is something that would make a lot of sense if I could take him into it. Continue reading “I Need to Find a Roommate”

The Music in Korean Dramas is Mesmerizing

When my college roommate had a couple of friends over, they started watching Korean movies on our big screen TV. I thought that it was going to drive me bonkers since I didn’t know a thing about Korea at that time, but I found myself getting pulled into the story line along with my roomie and her friends. There were subtitles, but it was even more than understanding what they were saying. The music drew me in the most, and I knew that I was going to end up finding some Korean films to watch on my own to see if they had the same effect on me.

That was nearly a dozen years ago, and I still enjoy watching Korean movies to this day. I even understand a good bit of what is going on in them without having to watch the subtitles. Continue reading “The Music in Korean Dramas is Mesmerizing”

Detailed Record Keeping is Necessary

It is hard to stay in business when you are disorganized. Trust me, I know because I was disorganized for years. I still don’t know how I didn’t completely fall apart without an accounting software program like Quicken 2016. I thought that keeping track of business accounting records would be very similar to keeping track of my own personal checkbook. The only problem is, I was not very good at that either when I was left on my own to do it. I knew that I could not use a regular notebook, but I thought my system was still good.

That thought changed when it came time to do my taxes for the first time for my business. It was always so easy taking care of my taxes before because the form was so easy. I also did not have to worry about employee pay, deductions, and expenses either. Continue reading “Detailed Record Keeping is Necessary”

How Hard is It to Sell This Sort of Stuff?

I can tell that there are a lot of things that are best suited for selling on the web. For example the guy who would buy adult videos and dildos in the comfort of his own home might not do it in one of those shops. In this area none of those places are allowed to be in a lot of areas. You can not have them near schools or near a church. In fact for the most part they end up being in the part of town where you do not want to be. So it is obvious that a lot of people will not be comfortable frequenting those places. In fact in one area there are these places and there is a couple of clubs where the entertainment is of an adult nature. Continue reading “How Hard is It to Sell This Sort of Stuff?”

If You Would Like To Lower Your Cholesterol You May Not Need Medication

High cholesterol affects millions of men and women all over the world, of course, if you go to a doctor relating to this issue more than likely they’re going to put you on some type of medication. The issue with taking these prescription medications the fact that there can be undesirable side effects associated with these medications. To be able to avoid harmful side effects you’re going to find that people are looking for organic and natural ways to deal with health problems. If you’re one of the people that have high cholesterol you are going to find information in the article below which can show you how to lower this naturally.



One of the main reasons men and women end up with high cholesterol to begin with is mainly because they’re not eating correctly, which means you are going to need to start eating right. One of the first things you should do when you want to begin eating a healthier diet is to start cutting back on or even eliminating high fat and high cholesterol foods. You will find foods that you could add to your diet that will in addition be able to help you reduce your cholesterol in a natural way. Some of these foods will be things such as chocolate, nuts as well as certain kinds of beans.

One more thing that can wind up being very dangerous for people that have high cholesterol is if these individuals are actually smokers, and if this is you, quit now. Plaque ends up building up in your arteries if you have high cholesterol, and when you bring smoking into this equation you’re going to see that the plaque is something which can wind up clogging your arteries considerably faster. This is a thing that is really extremely hazardous to your health as it can lead to having a stroke or even a heart attack, both of which can lead to death.

Many people don’t recognize what a negative impact stress can have on your life, of course, if you are able to deal with your stress you’ll also have the ability of lowering your cholesterol. Something I want to point out would be the fact that coping with your stress with alcohol isn’t a thing that is going to work, in fact alcohol can make your stress and high cholesterol even worse. If you want a good method to deal with the stress in your life you may possibly want to consider learning some meditation methods as this can be quite effective at lowering stress levels. Lowering your stress levels can not only help your cholesterol levels, but you may possibly also see that you actually feel much better than you have in a longtime.

Not all doctors will automatically begin prescribing drugs for you, even though this is incredibly popular, some will try and work with you to set up an exercise and diet program that will have the ability of lowering your cholesterol naturally. For those of you who determine that you want to stop taking the medication for your high cholesterol it is highly advised that you talk this over with your family doctor. You may find that even by implementing the suggestions above you may possibly not have the ability to decrease your cholesterol levels to the level that you are going to have the ability to stop taking medication, as these suggestions will not work for everyone.