Trina R. Ault

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Moved into the New Place

... high speed internet providers for cable internet, VoIP service, or T-1Jack and I had no choice except to ditch Mikey and the other place. For one thing it was getting to be hazardous. The lease was in his name and aside from that the place was not that great for what it cost. So the two of us found a little house about three miles or so from the campus. It is not too far from ideal for me. For starters there some local high speed internet providers here that were not quite available at the other place, for whatever reason they did not have the proper infrastructure there just yet. It is about a ten minute walk to the music shop where I work too. I got a job there after a guy I knew told the owner to call me up. It was pretty lucky for me. The pay is not out of this world, but it is better than what I had been making as a part time short order cook and I love the job.

Of course I am studying to be a music teacher pretty much and my hope has been to get in a real band. I have been playing bass in this one band, but to be honest it is not looking like it is a very serious endeavour and I would just as soon get out of it. We have only had a few shows and none of them have worked out well. You need to rehearse, you need to have the proper kit and then you need guys who have talent. On top of that it is nice if your singer shows up in a condition to sing. It took me a bit to realize it, but it has become obvious that this guy can only go on stage if he has a buzz.

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Professional Wedding Photographers for a Summer Wedding

My wife-to-be and I are going to finally get married this summer. It seems like we have been engaged forever. I have been waiting on her to finish school, before we got married. She is about to graduate with a master's degree, and I am excited for her. I think that it will be a pretty great wedding ceremony, but there are still arrangements to be made, and we are kind of running out of time. I think I am going to hire Doerman photography to take the photographs for the wedding.

I have actually talked to a few people who have used them in the past, and they all seemed to be rather pleased with the results that they got. Further, I have looked at some of their work personally, and I thought it was rather good. The main issue that I am seeing, is that they might not be available on the day that we are supposed to get married. This is probably something that we should have made arrangements for at an earlier date. However, things have been kind of hectic over the past few months, and we have not got as much accomplished, as we should have.

But I am in the process of trying hard to finish all of the preparations, and I think that I can finish them all up within the next week, if I am lucky. I know that my bride has not found a wedding dress yet, and that is a fact that is a great source of anxiety to her. She is worried about finding the perfect dress, and I am not sure that there are any dresses in existence that will please her. Personally, I think she would beautiful in pretty much any dress that she happens to pick.

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Getting Construction Done Right the First Time

New York – City of OpportunitiesConstruction is no joke these days, as building costs and labor costs are through the roof. The temptation to cut corners or try and skimp to save money is tempting, but that is where Local Law 11 steps in to try and fix things. These rules and regulations ensure that safety standards are met with all construction jobs, which in turn helps to keep customers and clients safe inside of the buildings. Of course on the flipside of this, it can mean that innocent mistakes or inexperienced workers can bring costly violations. Hiring a local law 11 contractor in nyc can be a very important decision.

The two most important factors in hiring a contractor are usually budget and schedule, as money is often a limiting factor and construction schedules can be critical to a company's overall plan. The key is to find a happy medium in a company that can deliver the expected schedule and results without any major hiccups, but without having to break your budget in order to accomplish this. Under spending often leads to poor results and unreliable schedules, but some companies also try to overcharge. Finding one that is able to work with the budget you have planned and stick to the original schedule is a great first step to getting any construction done.

From there it is sometimes a matter of staying involved in the project. While many companies do not have employees that are experienced or trained in construction, it is still important to keep in contact with the people managing the project and to get updates. Any changes or potential problems can result in further difficulties down the road, so it is much better to stay in front of them. Of course it is also important to get a company with experience dealing with Local Law 11 construction, as avoiding violations and failed inspections can be the difference between success and failure.

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Working on My Retirement House

I went out to the lot today and waited on ambit energy in sherman TX to set up the electricity for the job site. Of course we have no house yet, instead I have a wreck of an old trailer home that I got in exchange for moving it. It is not fit for anyone to live in, but I am just going to use it as a place to store my tools and other stuff. The lot is about three and a quarter acres in all. I am thinking about how practical it will be to create a little fishing pond, it seems as though it is more than possible and I think that all I would need is one of those tiny dozer things they call bobcats. It is not a thing that I am going to be thinking about right off, but it is in the plans if the money is there and Ann does not object too much. The place is perfect for us really, because it is very close to church and very close to her kin folk. Then there are places to hunt and fish all that I can want. I could play golf too I suppose, but that is not very likely.

The truth is that I am going to get this house done for almost nothing. It is not so much of a house in fact. We no longer have the need of a big house and who wants to take care of a big house if you are just going to be using half or a third of it. We have a guest room, but it is going to be both an office and a sewing room for the most part. We expect to be done before summer gets too far along.

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We Saved Money by Switching Energy Companies

When I estimated the activation energy from this graph, I got a value ...When my husband lost his job, we knew that we were going to have to implement some changes. While we had savings that would take care of our major bills for a few months, we were not sure how long it would take for him to find sustainable employment again. I looked at our bills to see if we could cut back on anything, and that is when I realized that I could compare electricity companies in spring tx to see if we were actually paying the lowest amount possible for our energy needs.

When our area was first deregulated, I didn't really give it much thought because we were already established with the company we had been using for years. Now that there was competition though, I knew that the energy companies would be offering great prices and plans so they would end up with more customers. Since I didn't know very much about any of the other companies, I went online so I could start looking at different energy company websites. I was going to write down the pros and cons of each one, then compare my notes to find the best one for our situation.

Instead of visiting each website though, I was able to go to just one. I found a site that has all of the energy companies listed along with what makes each one unique or stand out from the others. I was able to compare each company a lot easier this way, and I discovered that we actually were paying more for our energy than we needed to. Changing to a new company was very simple to do, and it opened my eyes to other bills too. We have since downgraded or eliminated nearly 15% of our monthly bills simply by taking advantage of new plans that better benefit us.

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Getting Good Deals on Home Insurance

Anyone who has been a homeowner for any decent amount of time knows that a lot of unexpected expenses come along. Everyone hopes that these are limited to small repairs and random maintenance, but not everyone is so fortunate. It seems like whenever it is least expected, the huge problems like a natural disaster or robbery come along and ruin things. Fortunately though, with the right insurance plan you can have coverage for all kinds of events whether you knew they were coming or not. Best of all, greendale wi homeowners insurance deals are better than ever so the whole process can be extremely affordable too.

The first step to any purchase is obviously research, but as you narrow down the best insurance companies the next step is to get quotes from each. Quotes are based on a variety of factors, including both the homeowner and house itself. The idea is that a more responsible homeowner is less likely to have problems in the future, as regular maintenance and security can go a long way. Although it is impossible to know each customer perfectly, factors like credit scores and claims history can be a good indicator of responsibility. As far as the actual house, build date, size, and location play a huge role in both value and risk, so these details can have a huge impact on the price of your premium.

If you end up unhappy with the price you are quoted, do not give up because a lot of companies will give different weights to different factors. If none really seem to satisfy, consider the potential discounts available for various additions such as smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, or even alarms. All of these devices help prevent damage and loss, so insurance companies commonly reward owners with discounts for deploying them. In the end the key is just finding a price that you can afford with your current budget, but either way it is important to get some coverage to prevent a total financial mess in the future.

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Why I Finally Hired a Tree Service in Brooklyn NY

We have four fruit trees in our front yard along with a couple of Japanese maples. They are not very tall, and I was going to trim them all myself. I figured a good pruning would make them look better and maybe help them thrive. Well, after I hacked up the first one, I figured I would just call a tree service in brooklyn ny to get the job done right. There was not a whole lot they could do with the first tree I had a go at. Fortunately it is the one closest to the house and partly behind one of the Japanese maples. It will not be sticking out like a sore thumb for those driving or walking by. The tree service in Brooklyn NY I hired told me that it would recover in a year or so. I just started cutting on one side, and it looked unbalanced. Then I would trim a bit on the other side, and then it still looked unbalanced. By the time I was done, I had practically ruined the tree. If I would have tried one more time at making it look good, I would have killed it. It is so easy to mess up even small trees. I cannot imagine trying to trim large trees. The branches can weigh hundreds of pounds each. I will always hire a tree service from now on to trim my trees. They did such a great job. They look natural and clean now. They do not look all scraggly any more. Plus, they told me that it will actually help in the apple trees bearing better fruit in a year or so. I remember when the apples were great. I cannot wait until they are like that again. I am looking forward to apple pies and apple cobbler. Start Reading Much More

Keeping My Existing Internet Service

CenturyLink Subscribers Experience Outage with High Speed Internet ...I've been a customer of century link internet for years now. When it was time for me to select a service provider for my new home, I decided to stick with them. I didn't have to give any thought to it at all. I knew that I wanted to take my service with me when I moved. I called them to find out how easy it would be to accomplish this. The representative I spoke with was very friendly. She asked me to confirm my current address, as well as the address I would be moving to. After a minute she was able to tell me that I could transfer service over without any problem at all.

The first thing I had to tell her was when I wanted my old service to end. After that, I had to tell her when I wanted service to begin at my new home. She scheduled me an instillation appointment for the day I selected, and told me that someone would be in contact with me to reconfirm the date as we got closer. I appreciated the reminder. Even though I immediately added it to my calendar, it's nice to have a personal reminder for things like this.

Moving can be a big hassle, which is why I'm thankful that little details like this can be easily taken care of. I'm so happy with my current internet service that I'm glad I'm able to take it with me. They've been reliable throughout the years, and that really counts in my opinion. I work from home, so it's really important that I have service consistently without having to worry about downtime. They have delivered consistently month after month, which is why I would never consider switching to another provider. Their speeds are really fast as well.

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Keeping Us Safe in 2014

ADT Security Reviews - Security System Reviews of ADTHome security is a topic that was never really brought up amongst members of my family. We never thought much of it thanks to our luck of living within a gated community. It was only after the fact that we were robbed that we began to realize that no single place was ever going to be safe. Any place is vulnerable, regardless if you have a gated community or not. I started to look into different types of home security companies and found that adt home security might be the best bet for our area. Honestly, I admit that it is kind of odd to have one of those little signs outside our house proclaiming that we are protected by ADT - it's not that I don't mind that we now have the security system installed but it feels almost petulant in a way as if we are asking criminals to avoid our house.

I almost rather trick them into trying to get them to rob our place so they are caught rather than allowing them to go to another house that might be vulnerable because of their lack of a security system. This way if they are caught on the cameras that we have installed to activate whenever there is a break in, we would be able to capture their face on film! Submitting that film to the police would help them track down the burglar, if they were not caught out right by the cops right then and there, which would help keep a criminal off the street and lower the crime rate. I believe more in preventive measures like this rather than a little sign that is designed to prevent a singular home from being the target. Either way, my family being safe is what truly matters to me.

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Cost Efficient and Professional Plumbing Services

Commercial PlumbingHiring a plumber in nj used to be a scary task, as it seemed like every worker wanted to take advantage of customers and do shoddy work. Fortunately those times have changed though, and finding a trustworthy worker is easy without breaking the bank. In fact, affordability and professionalism are now readily available, so there is no reason to consider doing tough plumbing work on your own. Hiring a professional will not only save you a lot of effort, but it will prevent future problems and likely save you money in the long run.

In fact, a reliable company can handle a wide range of jobs with amazing efficiency and speed. With fully licensed workers, you know all of the work will be done up to standards and will be a permanent fix rather than a temporary patch job. Maybe you need something more basic like a drain cleaning, pipe unclogged, or laundry lines drained. Maybe you need something a little more involved like hydro jetting, a video inspection of the sewer, or even installation of a new piping system. Regardless, it is important to get the job done right and avoid any costly mistakes, so hire a professional and enjoy the ease-of-mind that comes with a qualified professional.

A big factor in deciding to get work done is always cost, and while we already explained the potential savings of letting a professional do the job there is more. Not only is important to do the job right, but preventative maintenance and early detection of future problems can also save wads of cash. Rather than waiting for a pipe to burst or a sewer to leak, it is much more efficient to tackle the problem before a real mess is made. Some of these issues may not be readily apparent to regular people, but you can be sure that a trained technician will make sure your system is set to run smoothly.

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Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo

  1. Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo Event on 2013-12-30 18:00:00

    A New Holiday Tradition: TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo! TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights will open to the public on Friday November 22, 2013. TXU Presents Zoo Lights is back and more spectacular than ever this year – we’ve added more than 1 million lights!

    For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

    Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the Zoo and take in all the awe-inspiring sights, including thousands of twinkling lights adorning the magnificent live oak trees. Explore the enchanted forest, where you can see life-sized lighted animal sculptures, check out the all-new dollhouse village, and see holiday trains chugging through the landscape! Stare in amazement at “Holly Berry,” the 1958 Cadillac that’s more than just your average vehicle. “Holly Berry” features vibrant lights that dance in time to joyful music.

    Plus, sing along to your favorite carols, and decorate delicious holiday cookies.

    TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights Attractions

    • Explore the Enchanted Forest home to life-sized lighted animal sculptures, the all-new dollhouse village and the new Holiday Train featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and friends.
    • Enjoy the amazing sights and sounds of Holly Berry, the 1958 Cadillac that features thousands vibrant lights that dance in time to joyful music.
    • Marvel at the whimsical contraptions of Emry Gweldig’s Wondrous Keep, mysterious inventions designed to alleviate or reduce holiday stress.
    • Other new Zoo Lights features include the Kissing Booth featuring real mistletoe over a beautiful bronze arch, the Gazebo Kaleidoscope and Light Show, and the African Watering Hole surrounded by life-sized LED images of elephant and gorillas.
    • During the evening, many of our animals settle down for their long winter’s naps, so expect to see some, but not all, of them. Expect to see many of our cats, large and small – cougars, jaguars, lions, ocelots, leopards and more. Stop by the giraffe barn to see them snoozing or taking a look back at you! Warm up when you duck into our indoor buildings including the Reptile and Amphibian House, the Kipp Aquarium, and Natural Encounters. Please note, some buildings may be closed periodically for private events so check the Alerts on our Calendar of Events at  for the latest information.

    Special Performances
    Each night of TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights will feature special performances by area church, school and community choirs. Rice Philharmonics will perform the opening night of Zoo Lights. Other featured performances will include Baylor College of Medicine Docappella, the MD Anderson Cancer Center Choir, San Jacinto Girl Scouts Quarter Note and Take Note Choirs, the Shimmer Flute Choir, Beth Yeshurun Day School Choir, as well as Juan Seguin Elementary School, Rennell Elementary Honor Choir and the Waller High School Chorale among many others.

    Bring your camera to capture all the special moments, and seize the opportunity to get this year’s family holiday photo too. TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones this year.

    TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: TXU Energy, the official electricity partner of the Houston Zoo, Smart Financial, H-E-B, KPRC-TV Local 2, Pepsi, United Airlines, the official airline of the Houston Zoo, Murphy’s Corporate Lodging, Sunny 99.1 and Houston Community Newspapers.

    at Brown Education Center at the Houston Zoo 6200 Hermann Park Drive Houston, United States
  2. The H-TOWN Countdown 2014 Event on 2013-12-31 22:00:00

    The Premier New Years Eve Party in Houston,TX

    Please bring paper ticket to the event.

    at Silver Street Studios 2000 Edwards Street Houston, United States
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We All Wanted to Feel Safer

When my neighbor's house was broken into, it made a lot of us on our street think about home security. We all met at my house a few nights after the break-in, and we were just thankful that she wasn't home when it had happened. It also made us realize just how much the world around us is changing, and I suggested that everyone look at It is a website that I had found when I started to research home security systems. I knew that none of us had security systems, and that prompted me to get as much information as I could for all of us.

What I read was very encouraging. I knew that all of us could afford to get a security system, and this meant that our area would be protected against criminals since they don't want to hit a hard target. When we all get our security systems, it is going to send a message out to criminals that we are fighting back. If they want to attempt to break into one of our houses, then they are going to have their image plastered not only to the police in the area but to all of the residents as well.

I had read where criminals want to go after the easiest marks, so we were all in agreement about updating our homes with modern security systems. There are so many other benefits to them too, and some of them have nothing to do with criminals. We were all able to read some tips as well as information on each type of system out there. By the end of the week, almost all of us had new systems installed. It only took a few more days for the other residents on the street to get their systems up and running too. We all feel much safer now!

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Use This Site to Get Ahead

Step by step Internet Marketing research tool | blog.seo4site.com is the place to go if you are looking for internet at this point in time. Although you are a little late for getting the best deals, which usually come in the summer months. I guess arguably, more people pick up internet in the summer to satisfy their kids while they are out of school, so it makes sense that would be the time of year that has the most deals on internet. But anyways, this site will tell you where you need to go to get the best deal in your area. They have it broken down by state and then even further by city. You can read customer reviews as well as see the bundle prices on the various things. You can get a good feel for the market and what you should be paying as well if you were only curious. You can find out what other people are paying for similar rated packages. For example, the average price for fifteen mega bytes per second of internet is actually only about thirty dollars, while a lot of people are still paying sixty dollars. What causes this are monopolies in certain areas, some people do not realize that they have options and will just go with the biggest name that is servicing their area. This is a horrible way to do it and will likely drive up the prices for everyone. You need to be careful to pick the best price available to you to show them that you will not take thier outrageous prices lightly. You need to stand strong and show that they can not get away with overcharging all of their customers forever. At some point they will cave and lower their prices for awhile, but it will inevitably go right back to the same thing and it will all start over.

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Enjoying Faster and Cheaper Internet Service

I don't understand why all Internet service providers don't offer the same level of service for a reasonable price. Compared to other countries, the internet in the US isn't that fast, yet companies still want to charge high prices for the Internet, along with service restrictions and slow speeds. I used to have a particular Internet service provider, and one day I decided that I had enough of their service. I did a few web searches for some information about other service providers, and I found a website at

As a Florida resident, I know all too well that Internet prices can be a pain. I had been contemplating switching Internet companies for a while, but never got around to it. The website I found really helped be see what other companies offered Internet service in my area. I always thought my choices were limited, but apparently there were some service providers that I did not know about. I was able to find a much better deal on the website than the service provider I was dealing with at the time. The prices were better, the speeds were better, and even the hardware was better. They had newer modems and routers than the one that I was previously using. My old modem and router were pretty outdated.

It's been about a year since I found that website and made the switch to a better Internet service provider. I can't believe it took me so long to switch, but I'm glad I finally got around to it. I can watch videos faster, download and upload files faster, and even have a better connection speed with my multiplayer games. The greatest thing about it is that the price for the Internet speed I pay is very cheap when compared to other service providers.

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