Game Show Viewing Made More Enjoyable

August 20th, 2014 — 2:30am

Dad and I always made a ritual of watching “Jeopardy” on a nightly basis. We’d enjoy shouting out the questions to the answers on this game show as soon as they popped into our heads. But in recent weeks, Dad didn’t seem to be participating as fully as possible and I was way ahead in calling out the questions in each category.

When I asked him what was wrong, he sheepishly admitted he simply couldn’t hear most of what was going on and didn’t want to ask me to turn up the TV volume. Well, a simple solution was to call our family physician to get him a hearing check and to determine whether or not his deteriorated hearing level could be helped by one of the many fantastic hearing aids Chester available to senior citizens today. Dad recently got outfitted with one, so we’re back enjoying “Jeopardy” and he’s winning!

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Remember Lee DeWyze?

August 13th, 2014 — 9:27am

Along with NCR books, Lee DeWyze told us a lot about America this week. Remember him? Really. Really. Lee DeWyze was last year’s winner of American Idol. No kidding. Huh. What. When?

Fame is so fleeting. Cyberspace was abuzz this week with the fallout from last year’s American Idol winner either not being invited to participate in the finale or being asked at the last minute and refusing, depending on the source.

DeWhodat was there alright and quite square, according to many sources, including zap2it, reporting Dewyze twitter feeds — how 2011 — saying he “was not asked to be involved in the finale. It wasn’t until about 2 minutes before they announced that Nigel (Lythgoe, executive producer) had approached me and asked if he could ‘borrow’ me for a second. I didn’t feel a last second jump on stage was appropriate. It was Scotty (McCreery)’s moment

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Regular Cooling System

July 14th, 2014 — 4:15am

It’s warm in this part of the country, even during the holiday season. Air conditioning Manchester is a must have for every home or office, just ask my neighbor. His family always makes sure that their central cooling system is updated seasonally. They have lived here several years, so nobody needs to tell them how important regular maintenance is to any hard working cooling device. It seems like someone is always on their rooftop every few months. This is the best way to make sure that your equipment is running efficiently and never breaks down in an emergency. By doing this regularly for any home, office, or other important place you own, your family will avoid unnecessary costs each year. My neighbor and his family are a great example of how to keep cool during every season. This year, I will be following their example and keeping my cooling system maintained.

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A special treat for Papa

June 1st, 2014 — 11:36am

My wife and I go to our son’s home for the holidays every year. And every year, my daughter-in-law has her ‘Papa-due’ list of fix-it projects. It’s become customary that for my labors, they treat me to a massage at one of the local salons. This last year, they had a special surprise in store for me and my achy tired old body.

Our son is a burly 6′-5″ two hundred-pounder, who never liked getting massages because they couldn’t get deep enough; that was before their trip to Thailand. Until now, I’ve always agreed that finding someone with the strength and endurance to give a deep tissue massage was hard, if not impossible, to find.

He drove me to the massage salon; I was surprised when I saw the words ‘Thai Massage’ printed on a sign outside of the building. My son glanced at me, and said, “It’s not like that, Dad. It’s the real deal—I go here.”

Inside, he introduced me to a tiny Asian woman. I was certain I could lift her with one arm. I looked at my son, who said, “Go with her, Dad. You’ll see—”  After donning the largest pair of pajama bottoms I’ve ever seen, the masseuse put me face down on what I can only describe as a futon mattress. She placed my face in a cradle, and then the match was on …. It was a combination of Yoga, stretching, and deep—very deep tissue massage. I still wonder, of the two of us, who was the most exhausted when she finished.

Would I have another thai massage Cardiff? You bet I would.

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Modernize Landscape

March 18th, 2014 — 10:59am

Landscape to fit your style and budget in the modernize neighborhood. For a functional decorative landscape, addition to improving and beautifying your yard, to help limit weeds, protect the soil from temperature extremes, and giving you a natural look. By using pea gravel, which is, consist of small rounded stones used in concrete surfaces. This material is one of the most popular gravel stones used for landscaping walkways, driveways, upgrading garden appeal, providing a front and back yard pathway for any home. These gravels are a naturally rounded pea-shape pebble that makes it easy to shovel and rake evenly when improving your yard. Gravels that will effectively fill shaped spaces in your project. With its neutral, colored decorative small pebbles it makes any project of yard work more professional looking within your budget.

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Improving the Look of Your Property

March 9th, 2014 — 1:20am

Curb appeal is becoming one of the most popular phrases in housing and DIY repairs. The primary reason for this is that the outside of your home is the first thing that a visitor or potential buyer sees. Having lush, green lawns and plants makes your home look better and can help you secure a buyer if you are looking to sell – but what if you don’t have a “green thumb”?

I spent hour after hour toiling in the garden in an effort to improve the first impression my home would give to little avail. That is when I realized I should give up on seeds and take a different direction. I made the move to sod and instant hedging and the outside of my home has never looked better, now I just need to figure out how to get the inside in order and I’ll be set.

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The city is gorgeous

February 17th, 2014 — 3:43am

I have always wanted to go to Germany. I being from German descent wanted to experience the German culture first hand. I started off planning my trip by researching the city I knew I would be spending my time in, Stuttgart, Germany. I looked at many Premier Inn Glasgow hotels, some were 2 stars, some were 3 stars, and some were 4 and 5 stars. I decided to stay at the Martim Hotel, which is a five star resort. It also had access to an ice skating rink and other tourist attractions. When looking around at the city, the city is so gorgeous. There are buildings that are so old they appear to be like castles from mid-evil times. There are modern building as well that are so progressive that they will amaze you. The city, the hotels, and the people in Germany will amaze and captivate you.

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After Years of Trying We Finally Conceived

January 11th, 2014 — 4:34am

For years, my husband and I tried to conceive with no success. We tried everything to help us conceive, from medical assistance, to herbal remedies, to meditation. After nothing helped, we were ready to give up on our dreams of having a family of our own. That’s when I talked to a friend of mine and she suggested we try acupuncture Manchester. I began treatments as someone who didn’t have much hope. After a few months, however, I was shocked to learn that I was pregnant. I continued treatments throughout my pregnancy and nine months later gave birth to a healthy baby boy. I’m confident that without the treatments, I would have never conceived. Now, whenever I how about someone who is struggling to get pregnant, I recommend they try the treatment before anything else.

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