One of my favorite things is to go to all the different home decor stores with my mom. For years, neither one of us spent any time decorating our homes, but now we are spending a lot of time together getting caught up and helping each other out. Last week, we went to a store that has a lot of rugs for sale from many different countries. It was astounding to see so many rugs in just one store for purchase! I would say that we spent a few hours in there looking at as many as possible. We will also be helping one another out with picking out furniture and more, too.
I have not always so close to my mom. I got married young, and the guy that I married was in the military. So, I traveled around quite a bit with my husband untl recently. (more…)
I needed to hire a paving contractor in Nassau County NY but I had no idea which one to contact. There are just so many different businesses that do this kind of work, so I had to really research the top ones who were recommended to me by various people. When I saw Creative Masonry and started looking at what they offer and the prices that they start at, I knew that they were the ones we were going to go with. We had a lot of work that needed to be done, and they were the right company to do it.
I had purchased an old restaurant at a great price, which is the reason we even needed this work done in the first place. (more…)
We fly old planes for air shows. Some of these aircraft look like they are new, but they were made back during WWII. We were looking to add an old Hawker Sea Hawk to our fleet, but I had never flown a plane that uses a cartridge to start the engine. The cartridge is an explosive that drives a turbine to start your airplane. Unlike your car that starts with the turn of a key, airplanes have different and sometimes very complicated starting procedures. I did an NSN lookup to see if we could still get the cartridges made to OEM specs to get that old engine turning every time we wanted to fly.
Some collectors and flight groups probably make their own stuff or have it made by experts. (more…)