Posts Tagged ‘ppp’

piano restoration

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

We had a beautiful old piano. Yes, had. It needed to be restored. It looked very pretty, but didn’t sound so great. I always thought that I would get it tuned after the kids were old enough to know not to “bang” on it. They loved playing it and did often. I ended up donating it and it is in a special needs classroom. The kids there are enjoying it. We needed the space for Izzy’s therapy room. I now, as I’m getting older would love to take piano lessons… but don’t have a piano. Funny how life happens like that. Do you have an old piano you’d like restored? Lindeblad Piano Restoration has been in business for four generations. They even restore vintage Steinways! If you have a special piano you need to have restored check them out.

need a new car?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I have been playing around with the idea of buying a new car. I checked on hybrid Tahoe’s and am trying to decide if they are worth the 10 extra mpg I would get. I am really hoping they come up with a better alternative sometime soon. I haven’t looked much at used car prices, I don’t even know what my car would sell for. You can visit auto123.com and sign up for the drive, rate, and fly contest! While you are there check out the info on new and used cars and previews and ratings. There’s a lot of information there if you are in the market for a new or used vehicle.

baltimore realtor

Monday, August 11th, 2008

If you are looking for a baltimore realtor, maybe you are looking to buy a house in Maryland, you should check out the links because they have prescreened their real estate professionals to help you find the best realtor! It’s hard to find the perfect house in the right price range, you need all the help you can get. Debbie and Doug have been providing residential real estate services in Howard and surrounding counties since the mid ’80’s. Through the years they have developed a base of over two thousand past clients. Achieving an extremely high level of client satisfaction has contributed to their success over the years by providing them with a large repeat and referral business.

used prices

Friday, August 8th, 2008

If you are looking for the fair market value for products, or for a selling price visit usedprice.com to help you. They survey dealers nationwide to give you a used price that is calculated based on what an average store could sell the product for in thirty days or less. The price has proven to be an accurate reflection of the marketplace. Information is reviewed by dealers, pawnbrokers and online sellers that make up a board of advisors. They are selected for their expertise in used products fair market value. So if you need to find used gun pricing, you can find it at usedprice.com.  It’s an ideal service for pawn stores, appraisers, retailers, people who sell things on ebay or other online auctions and lots of other businesses.

identity theft

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I just read an article about global theft, 11 were charged in the sale of 40 million credit card numbers. Can you imagine how devastating it would be to have your card number stolen and used? Federal prosecutors charged 11 people yesterday with the theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers from at least nine U.S. retailers in what they said was one of the largest and most complex hacking and identity theft cases ever brought. Officials with the Department of Justice said the people indicted were part of a criminal ring that stretched from the United States to Eastern Europe to East Asia, highlighting the global nature of computer crime. Charges of conspiracy, computer intrusion, fraud and identity theft have been brought against people from Estonia, Ukraine, China and Belarus, as well as the United States.

The founder of lifelock had this to say in response. “I applaud the efforts of the government in bringing to justice these 11 individuals who are damaging millions of American families. Unfortunately, this case, while representing the largest prosecution in American history, is only the tip of the iceberg in an ever-growing illegal enterprise that is staying one step ahead of the government and the banking and credit industries to steal consumers’ identities,” said Davis. “The time has come for those that profit in the credit industry – both the banks and the major credit bureaus – to begin working with consumer advocates to proactively protect American consumers from those who would prey on their identity and financial well-being.”

I guess in such technological times of putting our information out there to be seen, we have to become more proactive in protecting that information rather than reacting to being violated. My identity was stolen once and it was so hard to get it all recovered and get things back to normal.

apple promo code

Friday, August 8th, 2008

 We’ve all seen them on the web, promo codes and coupons for online shopping.  I love finding online codes for things I am buying anyway.  It helps to find discounts off merchandise, or even a code for free shipping.  I find that with the high cost of gas now it is less expensive to purchase things online and have them shipped to my home.  A lot of my shopping is actually done online.  I think this will continue and probably even become a primary source of my shopping.  I’ve been fortunate that clothes ordered online have fit and haven’t been a problem.

Visit savings.com to get great coupons for stuff you would buy anyway. Like using any of the Apple promo codes found here. Now is a perfect time to take advantage of coupons, discounts and promotional codes for purchasing items online. With gas prices so high, it couldn’t cost more to have it shipped to your front door! I know I love to shop online and always look for valid codes to get free shipping, or a discount on what I am buying. Savings.com does not decide which coupons are the best coupons – you do. The members and coupon hunters find the best coupons on the net and then the Savings.com community decides which coupons are the best coupons. If the community uses a coupon a lot and rates it highly it will rise to the top. If the community does not like a coupon it will die a miserable death. Ok, that’s being melodramatic, but it will at least fall to the bottom of the list and not be seen very often. They do not accept payments or any types of incentives from stores to make their coupons rise to the top. If a merchant wants their coupons and promotional offers to rise to the top, they have to create the best coupons.

So how do they get paid? They do get affiliate commissions from some of our merchants for some sales they send their way. However, the Pure engine does not take this into account when sorting and prioritizing the coupons. If a member submits a coupon for a merchant that does not pay Savings.com a commission, they still treat this coupon like any other coupon on our site. If that coupon becomes the most popular coupon on the site it will be the first coupon on the first page ahead of other coupons that do pay us commissions. By using member ratings and usage as our voting system, the members decide which coupons are the best coupons.

pinky

Friday, August 8th, 2008

We are loving our horse, Pinky. He is such a sweetie. I enjoy petting his soft nose in the mornings when I fill his water and feed him. He has gotten used to me lately and will come over to the fence to say hello. I have always liked horses. I had one years ago when I was younger. The horses at the hippotherapy center Izzy has gone to are so sweet and concerned about her. You can see it in their eyes. I may need to check into some equestrian clothing now. Maybe some socks like the ones in the picture!

futures

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Futures markets have been described as con-tinuous auction markets and as clearing houses for the latest information about supply and demand. They are worldwide meeting places of buyers and sellers of an ever-expanding list of products that includes financial instruments such as U.S. Treasury bonds, stock indexes, and foreign currencies as well as traditional agricultural commodities, metals, and petroleum products. There is also active futures trading contracts allowing option buyers to participate in futures markets with known risk.

web hosting

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Are you searching for a web hosting provider? Finding the right provider can be hard and you need to consider all the packages available before choosing the best one to suit your needs.

In order to choose a hosting package that will fit your needs, begin by thinking about the goals of your business. The biggest differentiators between the hosting packages are the size of disk space, monthly data transfer, number of FTP accounts and email boxes. After you identify how you plan to use your site and the amount of traffic to you expect on your site, you’ll be able to identify which package is best for your business.

* Network Solutions® Standard hosting package is designed for small business owners who want a simple online presence. Websites compatible with this package include basic content with limited multimedia and blog usage. Interaction with customers occurs mainly through easy forms or a few light blogs.
* Network Solutions® Advanced hosting package is designed for small to medium business owners whose Web sites contain sizable dynamic content, such as multiple multimedia files. Interaction with customers occurs through complex forms, robust blogs and frequent site visits.
* Network Solutions® Pro hosting package is designed for small to medium business owners who want to manage multiple, high traffic, and large Web sites on a single platform. These Web sites would include large files and various dynamic interactions with customers.

power steering anyone?

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I don’t know much about a steering box or a steering rack, but I know you have to maintain your steering system or it can cause serious problems in your car. It is easy to tell if your car needs power steering fluid, if you have power steering. All at once it is incredibly hard to steer your car. Matt’s vehicle is manual steering and I feel like I’ve had a workout each time I drive it! If you need a power steering box or steering rack, Power Steering Pros have what you need. They also sell their parts at great prices! You can skip going to the dealer and find the same parts at better prices.