Category Archives: Technology and Gadgets

When We Need to Buy a New Roof

roof (free clip art)

roof (free clip art)

The last house we lived in was brand new when we bought it. We had only lived in it for about twelve years before we had to hire some Columbus roofers to come out and replace the roof. There was supposed to be a twenty-year guarantee on the shingles, but they were terrible, brittle, and broke off easily. Obviously there was something wrong with those shingles. When we tried to collect on the warranty we found out that the company had gone out of business, so we were stuck with no recourse and ended up having to foot the bill for the entire replacement! That was an expense that I was not happy about incurring!

When we first moved here nine years ago, I was quite concerned that we were going to need a new roof soon. My husband kept assuring me that the roof was in fine shape. The house is as old as the one we had just before this one, and I don’t know if the roof is the original one or not. Every spring I mention to my husband that I’m worried about the roof, and every spring he assures me that it is fine.

I think that when it is time to replace this roof that I would like to look into something other than asphalt tiles. Maybe a metal roof, or those tiles that look like they are made out of some kind of red clay. I don’t know what that type of tiling is called, but I think it is really nice looking. I just have a gnawing feeling that we could probably get some kind of roofing that does a better job of insulating the house than the asphalt tiles currently do.

One of the things I like about metal roofs is that snow slides right off of the roof, so you never have to shovel snow off of it! But when it rains, sleets, or hails, it is really loud inside the house! I don’t know if adding insulation in the attic would help to muffle all of that noise. I hope that when we do have to buy a new roof, that we can find something that I like that is easy maintenance, energy efficient and affordable!

On-line job seeking platforms

Finding a new job in any industry or field is challenging today with the use of online applications and competition. Utilizing tools such as CareerBuilder can help to gain the exposure necessary to be considered as a potential candidate for any position you are interested in with the right experience and qualifications. CareerBuilder is one of the largest online job-seeking platforms that assists individuals in finding the right placement in most industries available today.

Upload and Save Resumes

Using CareerBuilder is an ideal tool for uploading and saving different versions of your resume. When you are applying for different positions and want a customized resume for each position using the tool is a way to expedite the process of submitting your entire application to a potential employer.

Store Cover Letters

Having another location to store cover letters is also possible with the use of CareerBuilder. Storing additional cover letters is a way to ensure you are sending the right message to hiring managers each time you submit your job application for any available position. Utilizing multiple cover letters allows you to guarantee you are implementing the proper keywords and phrases for each type of position you are interested in, regardless of industry.

Receive Job Alerts

A benefit of using CareerBuilder regularly when seeking out new jobs is the ability to sign up for newsletters and job alerts that are customized to your own needs in terms of careers. Receiving job alerts directly into your inbox is a way for you to have the ability to apply for positions quicker than competition, increasing your chances of receiving an interview request. Getting job alerts delivered directly to your inbox is a way to save time when searching for new available job openings near you. Using the job alert function gives you more insight into the industry you are working in along with the type of positions that are most in-demand regardless of your field.

Search for Positions by Keyword and Industry

With the use of CareerBuilder it is possible to search for positions and job openings that are relevant to your own qualifications and personal and professional experience. Seeking out positions by keyword and industry helps to save time when you are looking to apply for multiple jobs in one sitting. Finding Kool Smiles jobs and positions along with various companies you are interested in within the same field is all possible with the use of the search engine available directly on CareerBuilder.

Apply Directly On CareerBuilder

A major advantage of using CareerBuilder online with an account yourself is the ability to apply directly for the positions you desire without leaving the actual site itself. Submitting applications with CareerBuilder is a step-by-step process, allowing you to add cover letters, resumes and additional information separately from each application you complete. Taking the time to ensure all information is relevant and accurate for potential employers individually increases your chances of standing out and making a solid impression.

Learning how to put CareerBuilder to use for you effectively is a way to outperform potential competitors while reaching the right recruiters or employers. Spending time to complete your profile with a variety of cover letters and resumes drastically increases your chance of being selected by the right company for you and the position you desire most.

Tips for Your Online Dating Profile

online dating girl (free clip art)

online dating girl (free clip art)

Dating today is nowhere near the same as it was decades ago. Today, instead of likely meeting someone while at school, work, or through friends, many people are taking their dating lives to the Internet. The popularity of online dating websites like Match.com and eHarmony.com, as well as the popularity of dating apps like Tinder, has grown tremendously over the years. In fact, more than 41,000,000 people have tried online dating.

When you use online dating, you’re asked to create an online dating profile. This profile is what other users will look at to determine if they want to meet you. Usually, communication is started between you and a prospect to determine if you have anything in common that warrants a real date, and real dates are set forth from there if desired.

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online dating boy (free clip art)

Since your Internet dating success rate is based mostly on your profile, you’ll want to ensure you create one that makes you attractive to potential suitors. Here are some tips to help you create the best online dating profile.

Talk about yourself.

Although this may seem obvious, many people use their online dating profile to discuss the person they want to meet instead of themselves, and this is a big no-no. If you want someone to be interested in you, it’s important to talk about you. It is okay to mention what you’re looking for, but be sure the majority of your profile discusses you instead of what you want.

Be positive.

music (free clip art)

music (free clip art)

Most online profiles will ask you to list likes and dislikes, and if your dislikes far outnumber your likes, you may turn off potential suitors. Being too negative can have a negative impact on your love life. After all, if your entire profile is one big complaint, nobody will want to meet you in real life and listen to Negative Nancy all night long.

Instead, be positive. Talk about what you love to do and what you like to do. If there is something you don’t like, try turning into a positive. For example, if you hate a certain genre of music, talk about the type of music that you do like instead. This will be much more attractive.

Look your best, but in a real way.

Because most people make snap judgments based on the picture they see, it’s important that you put a decent profile picture on your profile to make you attractive to suitors. However, it’s also important that you don’t lie. For example, if you’re 40, putting a picture of yourself from when you were 21 is not a good idea. The individual who wants to meet you for a date will be very disappointed when you don’t look like your picture.

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selfie (free clip art)

Take a real picture of yourself and put it on your profile. Do your best to make yourself attractive, such as by doing your hair, wearing makeup, and smiling. (Hint: This would be a good time to visit the dentist to give you the best smile, such as through teeth whitening or dental implants.) By using an attractive yet realistic picture of yourself, you’ll be more likely to impress the individual you date in person.

My Need For More Speed

Had to call on my kid brother, the computer geek/whiz of the family to discuss speed up pc options for my poor tired old laptop of mine. This thing is driving me crazy and I would really love to be able to buy a new one, but that just isn’t in the budget right now. Maybe I’ll put a new laptop on my Christmas wish list, let’s face it Christmas is right around the corner. If I continue to be a good girl I just might get one!

Cell Phone Issues

I can’t wait for the end of October to arrive. I will then be totally done with my two year commitment with my current cell phone provider. I’m so tired of their B.S. and have wanted to sign up with another provider for such a long while now. The Internet will certainly come in handy in finding which provider that will hopefully have all the things that I need and want. A chore like this one could take some time and time is money, neither which I have much of these days.