Dexter’s life at our household

We adopted my first and only dog, Dexter, from a humane society in northern Reno. Dex was a dachshund/jack russell mix, so he barked a lot more than most dogs his size. We never had him formally trained or got a shock collar for him, so there was nothing to really prevent him from making noise. This ultimately proved to be his demise, as he was cast deep into the pits of hell by our neighbors who complained to animal control.

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And by pits of hell, I mean an animal shelter. I was just walking home one day after being out and about, most likely at gamestop with gabe, and I saw the dognapper’s van in front of my house. At first I didn’t really think about it, because they weren’t parked directly in front of my house. The van was more in between our house and our neighbors’. My dad didn’t say anything about it when I walked in, so I had literally no idea that dexter was gone. I honestly have no idea how I learned about his disappearance, so my mom or dad probably brought it up at some point during a dinner. Dex was probably the closest to my mom, because she worked from home so she fed him and he slept by her legs while she worked from her computer each day.

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Dexter, being a puppy, was not house trained. Thankfully we have a reliable company for a Denver Hood Cleaning to get all those stains out if he was ever in a restaurant. I was the one who largely had to discipline him, so dex probably liked me the least.Sometimes in the morning during 8th grade I would go outside and sit with dexter and we would both eat our breakfast together, but there’s no way to tell how much he did or didn’t enjoy it. Actually, I read an article online once that stated dogs are actually uncomfortable while being hugged. They never really provided any solid evidence, so who knows whether or not it’s actually true. I don’t think it ever really sunk in that dexter is gone, because I still don’t truly comprehend that he’s never coming back.

A Brief Look at Credit Cards

Many people are quite nervous when they hear the word credit. If credit makes you nervous, you likely need to become better educated on finances. Credit is not something that you should fear, but is something that you should use responsibly.

It is a sound financial practice to keep two or three credit card accounts active. Doing so is very helpful when you’re trying to build a good credit score. It is important, though, to pay the cards off in full each month. Be mindful, though, that if you open four more card accounts, lenders may see your credit in a bad light when they evaluate your credit reports.

Closely track all your credit card purchases so that you stay within your budget. When you use a credit card, it can be easy to lose track of how much money you are spending. Use a spreadsheet or a notebook to write down your expenditures.

You will want to make sure all your payments are made on time each month. Credit card companies love to charge you the extra fees when you don’t. The only way to avoid these fees is by paying your card on time. On-time payments also your credit score.

It’s great to always have a credit card on hand in case of an emergency. You may find yourself on the side of the road and need to call the best towing service but discover you do not have cash. A credit card can help you get out of that bind and safely get back on the road.

Now that you have read this article, you likely feel more comfortable about credit cards and their use. When you use the tips in this article, you will not only understand credit cards better, but also realize the benefit and the possible challenges they can bring to your life.

Getting ready for the busy season at work

Business is interesting.  I own my little shop where I make creations for decorating (not just wreaths).  And business seems to be steady and grow in a nice pace.  And it’s pretty predictable.  My husband has a construction company and know the schedule of his work too.  Certain times of the year we don’t plan for anything other than work, because we know he’ll be swamped.

I have a brother that has a restaurant kitchen hood cleaning business in Las Vegas.  It’s a pretty new business and he hasn’t been able to put his finger on the seasonality of it.  Apparently, restaurant hood cleaning has no ups and downs in Las Vegas Nevada and is just pacing along without any seasonality.  I know it’s good for him but it makes me realize that I may never see my favorite brother ever again. Unless I go to Las Vegas and go out hood cleaning with him!

Anyway, my point was going to be this: if you own a small business, you really need to figure out your high times and low times so that you can allocate your time properly.  Or at least, so that you don’t drive yourself crazy in trying to figure out why your business went one way or the other.