Recently, my family and I had the opportunity to attend an Anniversary celebration for some friends that live in St. Pete, Florida. It was a big turnout with old friends, neighbors and family and I have to say, our hosts went all out to make it an event that we would never forget. The company was enjoyable, the food was delicious and there was plenty of it. The bar consisted of every drink imaginable and their hired bartender had the knack for mixing a tasty quaff. All the guests were made to feel comfortable and relaxed and the whole event was mentioned in a local newspaper as being the party of the year. I couldn’t help but notice the many and varied decorations all around the house and decided to ask the hostess where in the world she found the festive array. That’s when she enlightened me about Party Rentals St. Pete. it seems that’s where she has always gone to rent extras to enhance the party atmosphere. I wish I had known about it in the past when I was holding my own events. I was brought up in an era where folks did their own decorating and that’s okay but I think it might be nice to  take advantage of the opportunity to turn to a professional company that can help me select the party things that would give a celebration that extra “something!” Instead of just being a “run of the mill hostess.”

Maybe my guests would leave my home feeling that they had just been to the best party ever.  

I believe that is the goal of most people…knowing that all the invitees had a great time and look forward to all upcoming events hosted by the same people. I, for one, intend to follow our friends’ lead and engage the services of a party rental company in the future. That’s my plan and God willing, I will be able to carry it out the next time I have a party.

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Old Times

As usual, I have been reminiscing about the olden days and my parents. I remember when they first moved from Illinois to Florida and bought a cute little mobile home in one of the many retirement parks in Pinellas county. I’ll never forget the joy in their faces when they took us to see their newly acquired place. The area had just been developed and right behind their coach was a field with cows grazing in it. It’s been many years since then and I can’t recall who owned the cows. Shortly after that, the cow occupied property was sold and more mobile housing was built. Mom and dad were extremely proud of their “digs” and kept the place up to high standards. These manufactured houses were practically self maintained, needing very little upkeep but many years later, after my Dad had passed away, Mom was looking for some basic cleaning to be done on the house. That is when she hired Pressure Washing St. Pete to wash down her “little tin box” as she affectionately referred to the house. The effects of that pressure cleaning brought the place back to life and Mom continued to treat her “baby” with tender loving care right up to the day that her health deteriorated bad enough that she needed to move in with my husband, son and me. It was a sad time for her having to leave the only home she lived in for 22 years. Realistically speaking, the coach could be renewed with just soap and water but Mom could not gain back her youth. Now that I have reached that phase of my life where I am forced to slow down, I have learned to respect what Mom must have felt as her strength slowly declined and she became more and more dependent on the help of others. My hope is that she never doubted how much she was loved.

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Junk Removal Lakeland

I’ve been thinking about this for a while….hedges and bushes. In my yard and on my neighbor’s property, they add to the ambience of the premises and enhance carefully planned landscaping.

I’ve seen hedges used as boundaries and divider lines by neighbors who live next door to each other in Lakeland. The planting of bushes between two houses also creates a feeling of privacy.

When I travel along highways that use hedges and plants to add to the city’s decor, I appreciate the view and often experience a sense of comfort and peace. I, myself, have recently had some lovely flowering bushes placed by a master landscaping artist. These plantings add so much more to the look of my home. Flowers are nice, with their airborne scent but most shrivel and die within a short period of time. Even perennials usually only have a life span of two years. Bushes are more practical for those of us that lack that “green thumb” needed to keep all flora

alive. Shrubs soak up water in a huge way and the rainfalls in Lakeland are frequent, which is a big plus for me because I can count on “Mother Nature” to generously spare me a larger water bill. So, as you can see, I have no problem with sitting shrubs or bushes except……

Spare me the neighbor who never trims the greenery and creates a front yard that resembles a forest, making the whole community look shabby. Then there are the public store parking lots, which, forgive me, get on my last nerves when the proprietors or leasing companies neglect the shrubs at the end of each aisle. I can’t even count the number of times I have seen a vehicle pull out and come close to colliding with another car or truck or even worse, nearly hit a person.

This happens because of the overgrown bushes that are so tall that they block the view of motorists and pedestrians. These businesses that are located in parking areas serve the public .

Just a thought….I usually don’t see trash or debris strewn about in front of a store and why is that? It’s because businesses are likely to lose customers if an establishment isn’t kept tidied up. It’s a safe bet that shop employees are tasked with debris cleanup or if not the employees, maybe owners or managers hire a junk removal Lakeland company to do the dirty work. My suggestion…. those folks in charge of the property should employ the services of a gardener to cut back the offending shrubs. A clear view in a parking lot is a safe solution to potential accidents.

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How to Preserve the Quality and Functionality of Your Roof 

The moment we talk about making sure of the durability and longevity of an item, it requires constant maintenance and attention. In addition to that, it is quite a similar case with roofing system most especially in a location with frequent harsh weather.  


Your house can be considered as the most comfortable place in the world, which means you also have to ensure that it remains in good condition and that means you will have to see to it that it’s professionally and regularly maintained as it is the most important structure of your house that protects you, your family, as well as your property from the outside elements. In fact, harsh weather can cause severe damage to your roof and it can result in leakage, cracks as well as more damage to the structure of your house.  

That is the reason why the moment you notice any sign of leak or any damage in your roofing system, it is extremely important that you hire a professional and reputable roofing service provider right away since they know exactly what to do in order to stop the leak on your roof and prevent it from creating more damage to the structure of your property. Considered as the ultimate solution for a lot of homeowners, professional roofing services are continually being appreciated by a lot of people and they even use it nowadays.  

In order to explain it in the simplest manner, commercial roofing is a seamless, very thin material that is often made of metal in order to serve as the top part of your roof. Basically, it is a seal that prevents any water leak as well as other exterior elements that have the opportunity to sneak into your home, to be let in. Therefore, when you are deciding to have a commercial roof system in your house, you need to bear in mind that there are a lot of significant factors to consider.  

Why Hire a Professional Roofing Contractor? 

Since each roof is made uniquely, this job should only be done by a professional and experienced roofing contractor since they are the ones who know exactly what kind of roofing material would be best to use for your residential property since there are a lot of conditions that have to be considered prior to the application of a commercial roof and the most important of these factors is the type of roof that you currently have. 

It mainly talks about the style and structure of your roof, which is why it is extremely ideal to get a professional and experienced roofing contractor in order to guide you through your entire deciding process as to what kind of roof material your property needs and matches your needs and preferences at the same time. 

Another thing that you have to consider when you choose to install commercial roofing in your property is the maintenance. Once you have finally decided to install a commercial roof, your work will still be incomplete. As a matter of fact, maintenance is a very important part of commercial or even residential roofing and it is something that you should pay extra attention to. 



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Most Important Roof Maintenance Tips You Should Follow

The moment you’re looking for some maintenance tips and tricks for your commercial roof, you should always go for a more reactive approach, which involves around taking good care of the issue as soon as it begins. In this article, you will learn some of the many ways about how you can carry out the maintenance of your commercial roofing. 

Roof Maintenance Tips

  • RegularCleaning and Maintenance 

Anything that you buy needs constant cleaning as it is considered as the most important form of maintenance. However, in the case of your residential or commercial roofing, you should make sure that you focus well on the gutters and drains. In addition to that, you should ensure that the drains gutters are not clogged as it can be the primary cause of a leak in your roof.  

  • Regular Inspection of Your Roof

Regular inspection is considered as the most important point that you should focus on, which means you have to make sure that you are able to conduct proper regular inspections and that should be done at least twice to thrice a year. 

An inspection will surely keep you updated about the condition of your roof as well as what are the common underlying problems that you are usually dealing with. In addition to that, you should also make sure that you only hire a professional and dependable contractor in order to carry out a highly reliable inspection process. Aside from that, it’s also imperative that you check your roof manually from time to time and look out for any minor issues that can possibly occur. It’s also very crucial to know that sometimes a simple roof inspection is not enough to discover the underlying issues of your commercial roofing.  

You can also consider looking into different types of surveys that will be able to take a more comprehensive look at the roofing issues that are not easily discovered and also gives you a much better idea of how much damage is exactly there.  

The moment you hire a professional roof contractor to carry out a home inspection, you should make sure that you’re able to pay attention to any water patches that can be found on your ceiling. Most of the time, there isn’t much that you can tell from an inspection on your external roofing because chances are that the damage is more than on the internal structure of your home, which is why a professional and thorough home Inspection should be done.  

Even if you have already had a professional inspection done around your residential property, you must still pay attention to anything that you can find on your ceiling as it can also indicate that you have a problem with your commercial roofing.  

The moment you check and inspect your roof, you should also make sure that you look for things such as fungi and moss as they indicate that water has been retained in your roofing system. Once you see any signs of fungi and moss on your roof, you should clean it up properly as well as make a note so you can tell it to your chosen professional roofers. 

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Tv Commercials

Something has been on my mind of late concerning my local television provider company. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I enjoy watching TV. I’m a senior citizen and retired and a good night’s relaxation for me involves sitting in my electric lift chair with a nice glass of Pepsi and enjoying an evening of television shows. I like all sorts of programming…the news (although it’s become a bit depressing this year), movies, sitcoms, mysteries and some reality shows. There was a time when I could expect to see more show than commercial but since our programmer forced customers to purchase digital boxes this year, the order has reversed. I now see more ads than programming. For instance, do I really need to keep hearing about the side effects of prescription drugs over and over and over? Those bears for toilet paper are cute but, come on, when did anyone ever see a bear wearing underwear (clean or not)? Now, I don’t mind legitimate advertising (companies have to get the word out in order to be successful) but one or two ads telling me about home improvement or automobile services is sufficient. If I hadn’t seen the information for roofing repair in Tennessee or Mobile Detailing Murfreesboro, TN I would never had known who to call when I needed these services. I’m just saying that my biggest gripe is the fact that it feels like I and my fellow customers are being needlessly subjected to far too many interruptions while indulging in what just might be my favorite relaxation. We pay an exorbitant monthly cost just to use the broadcasting service but then, on top of that, we are stuck watching promotions of products that often hold no interest for us. Like I said, once or even twice during a program is tolerable but instead I have seen moments where the same commercial plays again and again (brainwashing tactic, perhaps?) I have on occasion timed the minutes of ads versus the minutes of show I was viewing. Would you believe that during a so-called half hour program I saw approximately 12 minutes of show and the remainder of time was filled with advertising. Call me crazy but even though I guess I am helpless to change the system, I am still going to enjoy my TV time.

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