Being Prepared for the Worst

The rise of home break ins in the area was enough to scare my wife into getting a home security system. I wasn’t really worried, but my wife was scared that someone would break in while we were at work or sleeping. Even though we had some weapons in our home for protection, she didn’t think this was enough. She looked at some of the security companies that offered alarm systems and chose one that could provide all of the bells and whistles. She wanted cameras that would watch the home and alerts sent to her phone if anything happened.

The security company installed all of the equipment into our home and it was fully operational once they were done. They even placed a sign in the front of our home to alert others that the system was there. My wife loved the fact that she could arm the system while she was out of the house. When she’s at the grocery store, she likes to check the cameras to make sure that no one has broken in the home. Continue reading Being Prepared for the Worst

Forget the Clinical Look of the Old Style Bathrooms

I’ve finally located the shower doors in Essex County NJ that I’ve been looking for. The shower installed in my home right now was once nice, I promise, but the years haven’t been kind to the glass shower doors. Last week they finally gave in to the wear and tear of time and literally shattered. Thankfully nobody was in the shower at the time or I imagine they would have left the shower after being cut to ribbons by the glass. What a terrible mess to have to clean up but it gave me an opportunity to install a whole new shower that I’ve been eyeing for the past few months.

Maybe the shower could sense my displeasure with it, hah! It was nearly 40 years old anyways and was in need of some serious TLC that I was just unwilling to give it. So I’ve ripped the entire thing out of the bathroom and have started working on something new. Continue reading Forget the Clinical Look of the Old Style Bathrooms