Great legacy as my grandpa passes on

I love hearing stories about our Grandfather from mom now that he is no longer with us.

It’s sad because he was such a huge influence on myself and others growing up plus I enjoyed the time both of us spent together.

He used to take me on walks around the property at the various houses he lived in over the years. When I heard news of her passing, I was completely shocked. I knew that his death was inevitable someday, I just didn’t expect it to come so soon. At least our mom’s stories keep his memory alive. What interests us the most is his transformation from being a landscape designer into a huge commercial developer. He was sitting sod, planting trees, plus creating lush gardens for years before she signed contracts with local governments to develop roads, hospitals, and retention lakes. He also built huge fences around residential plus commercial properties. When he finally expanded her landscape design business into a commercial development empire, he had many departments working underneath him, then there was the real estate acquisition team, the landscapers, a commercial fence supplier, a fence removal supplier, a road toiling team, plus the construction team. By the time that I was a baby, my grandfather was responsible for some of the city’s lushest landscaping with some of the prettiest roadways. He was also responsible for designing the atrium outside the neighborhood courthouse, something that attracts residents on a biweekly basis. I’m proud of my grandfather plus the legacy he has left behind. I hope that someday I can achieve enough success and make him proud.

 

Vinyl Fence

I bit my tongue when I saw my daughter’s tattoo.

Each planet had a different color that signalled the warmth and strength of the people that made her she was

My daughter told me she was going to get a tattoo that was her own design. I had seen her art, and she was a marvelous artist. I thought her tattoo was going to give to body art what it gave to the canvas. I was looking at all of her art while she was at the tattoo parlor. I wondered which one of her artworks she was going to use for her body art. When she walked in an hour later, I had to bite my tongue when I saw the tattoo. Nothing could have prepared me for what I thought would be body art; she had on her body. There was a cartoon little girl with colored balls flying above her head. She told me the tattoo was nothing more than body art, but that wasn’t what I was thinking. I had been picturing her beautiful art that hung in her bedroom and in my living room. I was picturing the wonderful portrayals of times we spent together. I was picturing the amazing scenes of places we had visited together. This would have been true body art. What I saw, I thought of as just one more tattoo. I heard her when she said that it meant something to her. The little girl was she when she was younger. The balls were actually planets moving around her. Each planet had a different color that signalled the warmth and strength of the people that made her she was. They were for each woman that made her strong; her grandmother, great-grandmother and myself. It truly was a piece of beautiful body art.

threading

It was fun finding my aunt’s shop space for rent

I remember rushing to my aunt’s shop every time we were on holiday, and my parents allowed me to visit her. She had gotten into business many years ago after quitting her 8 to 5 job in the banking sector. I remember how she would brag about the independence running a business brought her. It seemed all flashy back then as I got to enjoy a few free treats and hang out with some of her exotic customers, under her watchful eye, of course. My aunt dealt with fashion statement items that were iconic and classic. Her store was more of a luxury shop and not a necessary, convenient store, and people trusted her impeccable taste. What’s more, her previous work in the banking sector made it easy for her to attract the right clientele, people with the many to splurge and pay for designer bags and jewelry. Aunt Claudia was the family’s successful, wealthy businesswoman that many people wanted to emulate. Back in the days, she rented a small corner shop down the street that would be packed with the finest goods. I went to college and later learned that she had moved several shops, expanding with each move. This time around, I was home just in time for her to find a new shop space for rent. Her brand had grown so much that she was counting on a bigger and better commercial shop space for rent at one of the most prestigious malls in town. Her business had grown so much that she now dealt with customized luxury products. She had a range of products on her catalog, and most of her clients wanted the finest things in life. As usual, it was lovely hanging around aunt Claudi as she inspired me to venture into business in the future.

 

business space for rent

Owning a large outdoor landscaping store requires commercial bee removal

My first job involved helping out with my uncle’s landscaping company.

I was only 15 and wasn’t allowed to get on ladders or use power tools and machinery, so I collected the debris as branches and limbs as they hit the ground during the day.

I followed closely behind the people trimming hedges, gardens, pine trees, and maple trees. My job was fairly simple: push a wheelbarrow and put the branches and trimmings inside before halling it to the trailer. Once I deposited a load, it was my duty to go back and retrieve all of the clippings until the whole place was clean at the end of the job. It was important to leave the ground looking like it did before we arrived, which sometimes involves bending down and picking up tiny leaves that others would forget about. Although I never stayed working for a landscaping company, I ended up opening a plant nursery and landscaping store. A good portion of the property here is outdoors, and we have to be careful about pesky wasp and yellowjacket nests. These insects are essential for both the plants in the outdoor environment as well as the ones in my facility. However, you have to be careful with yellow jackets and wasps when you need honey bees around. The bigger insects will rob honey bees of the natural resources they need to survive. That’s why careful and strategic insect mitigation and removal is essential, because even the “good insects” are threatened by others. If we can, we find a company that will offer relocation services for the yellow jacket and wasp nests that we need removed from the outdoor facility.

Relocation

Everybody claimed their own areas in the dwelling

There were some very interesting claims of turf that went on in our lake dwelling as we all found ourselves living.

  • Working plus reading from the air conditioning of home.

On one hand, it was somewhat surprising. On the other hand, I know that’s basically nature. We all have such differing needs when it comes to our space in the dwelling. For a time, I even had a small study where I would run away to for some alone time with the Heating & A/C appliance cooling. There is just the finest Heating & A/C air vent in there plus I would kneel straight under it. However, that study actually became a crafting room as well plus I basically got edged out. That is until the pandemic came about plus my spouse made that his office space. It’s the Heating & A/C equipment HVAC duct I tell you! The kids were pretty fast to claim their regions of the lake dwelling as well. And for a period of time, I sort of had to roam from place to place with my laptop. This just wasn’t going to suffice as I absolutely had work to do also. So I did something that I had considered plus yet never chose to follow through on. It started with me taking a Friday plus cleaning out the garage altogether. Once I had all the junk tossed plus the boxes of other stuff typically stored, I reached out to the Heating & A/C appliance supplier. They came out to install a ductless mini split in the garage area. This would be my domain plus I’d actually also make it a bit of a guy cave at the same time.

Geo heat pump

Fighting for territory in our home

There was some fairly interesting claiming of turf that went on in our household as every one of us all found ourselves residing, laboring & reading from the a/c of our household. On the one hand, it was fairly surprising. On the other hand, I assume that’s sort of nature. We all have differing needs when it comes to our space in the dwelling. For a time, I even had a small study where I would sneak off to for some alone time with the Heating & Air Conditioning working. There is just the best Heating & Air Conditioning air vent in there & I would relax right under it. However, that study actually became a crafting room as well & I sort of got edged out. That is until the pandemic came around & my partner made that her office environment. It’s the Heating & Air Conditioning ductwork I tell you! The kids were fast to claim their regions of the household as well. And for a time, I sort of had to stroll from spot to spot with my laptop. This just wasn’t going to work out for me as I easily had work to do as well. So I did something that I had considered & yet never followed through on. It started with me taking a Friday & cleaning out the garage space. Once I had all the junk tossed & the boxes of other stuff properly stored, I contacted the Heating & Air Conditioning dealer. They came out to install a ductless mini split in the garage area. This would be my domain & I’d actually also make it a bit of a man cave at the same time.

 

air conditioning filter

Figuring out an HVAC spot for dad

There was some really interesting claiming of turf that went on in our house as we all found ourselves living, working and learning from the air conditioning of home.

On one hand, it was sort of surprising.

On the other hand, I guess that’s sort of nature. We all have such differing needs when it comes to our space in the house. For a time, I even had a small study where I would sneak off to for some alone time with the HVAC cooling. There is just the best HVAC air vent in there and I would sit right under it. However, that study became a crafting room as well and I sort of got edged out. That is until the pandemic hit and my wife made that her office space. It’s the HVAC air duct I tell you! The kids were quick to claim their regions of the house as well. And for a time, I sort of had to roam from spot to spot with my laptop. This just wasn’t going to suffice as I definitely had work to do as well. So I did something that I had considered and yet never followed through on. It started with me taking a Saturday and cleaning out the garage. Once I had all the junk tossed and the boxes of other stuff properly stored, I called the HVAC company. They came out to install a ductless mini split in the garage. This would be my domain and I’d actually also make it a bit of a man cave while I was at it.
heater technician

The apartment in our home is making us some extra cash

It was pretty much staring us in the face for the first month that both of us were scrambling for ways to instantly increase our income. This happened during the last year when the pandemic was wreaking havoc on the economy plus the health of the nation. I had to come back to the lake residence plus task from the air conditioning but my spouse didn’t have the same luxury. She was laid off from her day task instantly. I say day task because my spouse is a working artist who also supplements her income with a task she worked around 30 hours per week. That is a pretty good amount of currency to make up for. While both of us cut all our spending to only the necessary things, including jacking the control unit way up during the last summer season, it wasn’t going to be quite enough. Then my spouse came to me with the whole plan of making her studio a reasonable apartment. All both of us had to do was add a little bit of independent Heating plus Air Conditioning machines plus seal off the entry to the main residence. It wasn’t really like a large chunk of currency or anything. But I was honestly hesitant at first given that this was her space. But she said she could shift to the guest room where I was working on making my office. So that’s what both of us did. The Heating plus Air Conditioning machine supplier installed the ductless heat pump in a single day plus both of us sealed up access to the main part of the residence. Now both of us have a pretty good renter plus have the currency to cover our bills on top of that.

 

Dual fuel system

We had an apartment but in the house with a new HVAC

The Heating plus A/C equipment contractor installed the ductless heat pump in a short period of time and the people I was with and I sealed up access to the main section of the property

It was pretty much staring my family andI in the face for the first month that the people I was with and I were scrambling for varying ways to instantaneously increase our income. This happened this past year when the pandemic was causing bigtime issues with the economy & the health of the nation. I had to come back to my property and work from the air conditioning but my partner didn’t have the same luck. She was laid off from her day work almost immediately. I say day work because my partner is a working artist who also supplements her income with another job working 30 hours each week. That is an honorable amount of money to make up for. While the people I was with and I cut all our spending to only the bare essentials, including raising the thermostat way up during the warmer months, it wasn’t going to be enough. Then my partner came to me with the whole idea of making her studio an efficient apartment. All the people I was with and I had to do was add a little bit of independent Heating plus A/C equipment and seal off the entry to the main property. It wasn’t really like a big chunk of money or anything. But I was hesitant at first given that this was her actual space. But she said she could shift to the guest room where I was making my office. So that’s what the people I was with and I decided to do. The Heating plus A/C equipment contractor installed the ductless heat pump in a short period of time and the people I was with and I sealed up access to the main section of the property. Now the people I was with and I have a pretty amazing renter and have the money to cover our bills as well.

Ductless heat pump

Installing an apartment in our home for extra cash

It was basically staring my family and I in the face for the initial month that the people I was with and I were scrambling for ways to instantly increase our income.

  • This happened recently when the pandemic was wreaking havoc on the economy and the health of the country.

I had to come back to the dwelling plus task from the air conditioning however my husband just wasn’t nearly as lucky. He actually was laid off from his afternoon job in no time. I say afternoon job because my husband is a working artist who also supplements his income with a job where he worked roughly 30 hours every single week. That is a legitimate amount of currency to have to make up. While the people I was with and I split all our spending to only the necessary things, including jacking the thermostat way up during the summer months, it wasn’t going to be enough. Then my husband came to me with the whole idea of making his studio an efficient apartment. All the people I was with and I had to do was add some independent HVAC appliance plus seal off the entry to the main dwelling. It wasn’t like a huge chunk of currency or anything. But I was hesitant at first given that this was his particular space. But he said he could shift to the guest room where I was currently making my office. So that’s what the people I was with and I did. The HVAC appliance company installed the ductless heat pump in a single afternoon plus the people I was with and I chose to seal up access to the main section of the dwelling. Now the people I was with and I have a good tenant plus have the currency to easily cover our bills as well.

 

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