Friday, January 21, 2011

VICTORy over the lil guys

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Victor Pest. All opinions are 100% mine.

Fortunately, I have not had a ton of experience with house guests of the rodent persuasion. I do have a couple things in my life that have effected the way I view pest problems.

As a technician for the local cable company I was crawling in many attics working on wiring problems. There is not much to see in an attic, other than wires, insulation, and often times rodent droppings and traps. Though it put me on guard I was always happy to arrive in an attic and find that there were traps that had not been triggered. Sometimes I would see traps that were electronic and all kinds of interesting pest devices.

Victor rodent control provides an effective combination of economical electronic traps and powerful devices that can help you control your rodent problems.

My nephew was diagnosed with cancer at a couple years old and one of the things my sister often worried about was whether the apartment pest control chemicals when he was a baby or she was pregnant had anything to do with it.

Victor's rodent control products are effective, kid and pet safe and non-toxic. Right now they have a promotion going on for a Victor Protect Your Space combo kid for $99. This kid includes a Victor Sonic PestChaser Heavy Duty Sonic, 2 Victor Sonic Mini Pestchaser Ultrasonic Rodent Repellent,  and 2 Victor Electronic Mouse Traps. 

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Business 2 Blogger

I just signed up with business2blogger in order to see if i can turn blogging into any revenue. I will keep you updated on this program and let you know if it bears any fruit.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

There is no me without you!

For Christmas my mother in law bought me a kindle. We had gone on a road trip for Thanksgiving and while she read on her kindle I was reading books on my iphone. She kept offering me to use her kindle but I didn't want to impose - plus I was really enjoying the book that I was reading (The Help). She was concerned for my eyes to be reading on such a small device but I was ok and didn't realize the benefit yet of the kindle. So I continued to read with my iphone and managed to finish the book on that trip.

Needless to say when I opened my kindle on Christmas morning I was shocked. I had never even thought of getting one because of the price but it was such a nice gift and I was excited to start reading it. Now I have to say - when I was a child I was a major book worm. My parents limited the television we were allowed to watch, and actually I don't really remember watching much tv at all until I was a preteen. We were also not allowed to have video game systems (at the time Atari and the first Nintendo were popular. My mom encouraged us to go ride bikes, play outside, read, and be creative. At the time I was partly annoyed and would rejoice when I would see a video game at a friends house. But I have to say that I enjoyed a very rich childhood compared to many kids these days who are parked in front of the tube.

Anyhow - I was the kid hiding under my blanket reading at night. I was the kid straining to get moonlight through the window of my room to strain my eyes and see the page after my mom turned out the lights for the night. And yes - I was on occasional caught with a flashlight under the blanket. When we lived on the boat I would go through books like they were ice cream. We had a book shelf downstairs in the main salon and when we stopped at the more populated islands we would look for a book store and stock up. So I would say that as a child I was obsessed with reading. As an adult I have grown lazy. Why read when you can watch tv/movies/read stuff online. It just always seemed too much work to find a book to read and then invest the time to read it.
However, over the past year of this adoption journey, reading blogs, reading adoption materials, etc, my passion for reading has once again been sparked. My sister recommended the book The Help and I had downloaded it to my iphone and read it as hungry for a story as my dog is for scratches behind the ears. LOL. (yes im in a goofy mood today). And then ENTER STAGE RIGHT this beautiful wifi+3G kindle! woot!

Since I got the kindle I have read "Choosing to See" by Mary Beth Chapman and as of yesterday completed There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children.

I wanted to recommend for you to read There is no Me Without You because I felt like after reading the book I was much more aware of the culture and orphan epidemic in Ethiopia. The book starts off with the story of a woman named Haregewoin Wolde who loses some close family members in a short period of time. Her grief kills the person who she is but she trades her old life for the life of a humanitarian. She inadvertently opens a foster home and becomes one of the few safe havens for orphans hiv+ and hiv-. The book explains much about the hows and whys of the AIDs crisis in Ethiopia but also follows the story of Miss Wolde and many of the orphans who came into her care. It is not only informative but a very interesting read.

And of course I would recommend you to grab a kindle to read it. The cool thing about the kindle compared to other ereaders is there is no backlit screen. while this may seem a disadvantage because you need a light to read in the dark - but the backlit screens create eye fatigue which is why your eyes often get tired faster on a computer screen/iphone/ipad etc than on a regular book or the kindle. I am digging mine and am very thankful to cindy for my christmas present. My love for reading has been rekindled...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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