While I don’t get a lot of time off from my job, I try to make the most of it. This means that I go on trips for myself, and sometimes I go visit relatives to help them out. That is exactly what I managed to do last week when I went to visit my Aunt Joanne.
When I was younger, my aunt Joanne took care of me, so as an adult I try to take care of her. She is on her own, so I try to help out where I can.
This week, I was there helping her fix the windows on her house. One of the kids on the block had thrown a baseball through her window, and it needed to be replaced.
Since I was not an expert when it came to replacing windows, we decided that it made sense to find a place that specialized in replacement windows in Los Angeles instead. They would be able to do the job properly and in a short amount of time, so it made the most sense.
So that is exactly what we did.
I managed to find a contractor that replaced the window and by the time they were done, the house looked as good as new. Hopefully the kids on the block won’t be throwing balls around her house any time soon..
I have always been thrifty. If I can save a dollar, I will do work myself, or buy things on clearance. For the most part, this has worked well for me over the years, but from time to time saving money this way is a bad idea.
Let me share an example with you.
A few weeks ago, I was able to buy a dishwasher on clearance at our local appliance store. They were clearing out some of their refurbished models, and I saw it as a great opportunity to save a couple of dollars. Bringing it home, I hooked it up myself as it was cheaper than paying a technician to do it.
That was a big mistake.
As it turned out, I didn’t attach the drain hose properly, so the first time I used the dishwasher, I had water all over the floor of the kitchen and into the basement.
Thankfully, I knew a good water damage restoration company in the area that was able to come out quickly to assess the damage. They were able to provide me a quote and get started on the work right way.
Now the kitchen is as good as new and I learned a valuable lesson: sometimes it is better to pay the money and leave installing appliances to the experts.
One of the things that has always been on my list for home renovations has been the front door of my house. It never really fit the look of the house and I often wondered if the previous owners just picked it up on sale.
While the door has been functional, it has never been pretty, but there has never really been enough extra money in my budget to replace it. I suppose it is my own fault for making other home renovations more of a priority, but the time has finally come to do something about it.
I decided to replace my front door once and for all – but I knew that I wasn’t handy enough to do it on my own.
I needed help.
So, I went online to see if there was a company that specialized in Replacement Doors And Windows Silver Lake, and it didn’t take me long to find one that was willing to help me out. I knew the exact style of door that I was looking for, and I booked the installation to happen later this week.
I really shouldn’t have waited so long to do this renovation to my home – I know that the transformation is going to be amazing.
This week I will be heading over to Studio City to do some work on behalf of my employer. They have many of us portfolio managers traveling over the country to make up for the recent labor shortage in our workforce. I am hoping that it is a stopgap measure, but I won’t know for sure until they have some new staff in our office.
In the meantime all of us in the office have had to step-up our game.
This week I will be heading to Studio City on business. I have been tasked with purchasing Milgard Ultra Woodclad Windows In Studio City for one of our corporate properties there. The facility there has needed new windows for some time now, but no one cared to spend the money on this type of building maintenance.
I thought it was a big mistake.
I brought the topic to the attention of management at one of our boardroom meetings, and now I have been tasked with getting the job done.
Traveling to Studio City will be a great way to get out of the office for awhile and I am really looking forward to getting some work done while on the road.
I can’t wait until it is time to go.
It is hard to believe this weekend is already just about over. Seems like it has been too few hours away from work, but in less than twenty four hours from now I will be back behind the office doing my job. Instead of being depressed over how short the weekends truly are, I have decided to look forward to the future and start planning next weekend.
It should be fun.
While it would be great to just have a weekend off from the world and do something fun, I have a lot of work to get done in the next couple of months. I just would rather check things off of my checklist during these warmer months as some of them need to be completed during the summer.
Looking towards the next weekend, I am planning to checkout Tuscany Milgard Windows In La Caniada for a good buddy that is doing some home renovations, get some baking done and maybe even stop-in and visit my parents. I haven’t seen them in a couple of months, so I should make some time for them – I know that they won’t be around forever, so I need to make sure that I make time for them.
So far next weekend is shaping up to be a lot of fun. Only seven more days before I will know for sure.