Friday, January 31, 2014
On yesterday, I began to get an error message on my cell-phone regarding the internal memory. I do not remember ever getting the message before so I asked my husband to fix it. This morning, he reported that it appears that the problem is rather common with the Samsung Galaxy Ace. Amazingly, the phone only has about 180 megabytes of internal memory. I thought this was incredibly low for a phone that otherwise has such advanced features. Anyway, after a bit of research, he concluded that he needed to "root" my phone, which is similar to jail breaking it. After he did that, he said it was easy to force the phone to supplement the internal memory with the mini-SD card. As we have an extra 32-gigabyte SD card, my phone is now as good as new with plenty of extra space for pictures, music and videos.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I wonder how many computers retailers in the world. Since I arrived here in the United States, I became a computer addicted and being curious about this computers technician people all of the country. This evening I was asking my husband about the new cell phone that has access to the internet. Where most people in the world can download their favorites, App games etc. This entire thing just happened few years and I am very impress the capacity of this devices.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
One thing good about having a regular job and no mortgage is that you can really save money. Having good cash reserves allows for very nice vacations and family time. It has been a while since our last family vacation. Our last few trips were not very exotic. We just went to the beach a few times last year. It has been more than three years since we traveled internationally. My husband and I have begun to consider the next place we want to travel. If we can work through some financial issues, I would love to visit Paris and other part of Europe. However, it has been a while since I saw my siblings. Thus, any talk of travel would have to include the Philippines. I also have a sister who lives in Brisbane, Australia and an aunt in New Zealand. I would be interested in going to both of those places too. If we were lucky, it would be wonderful if we can find cheap flights to each the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. Once we are able to arrange a good flight, we can then turn our attention to finding a serviced apartment as I think our family has outgrown typical hotel rooms.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Today is Martin Luther King birthday. Hope everybody is having great time with their friends and family.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Once again, I think my husband may have gone a little overboard in his efforts to ensure that all of our kids have a good and memorable holiday season. He earlier asked each of them to produce a wish list of things they wanted for Christmas. Then, he went out and systematically proceeded to get not only every item listed, but also included things that they never asked for , simply because he thought they would enjoy them . I think a better approach would be simply to fulfill their wish list. I figure that you may as well save money at Christmas while you can, before their requests get much more expensive.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Last year my husband's cousin came to visit us for spring break along with his girlfriend. They both attend an arts college in Boston, Massachusetts. My husband's cousin plays the guitar and his girlfriend is a singer. They both are now entering their senior year and are supposed to graduate next year. We are thinking of getting a graduation present for my husband's cousin. Currently, we are looking at Carl Martin Amplifiers. As he plays a lot of bars and clubs, we think a good guitar amp would be a great gift. Hopefully, he will agree.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
We have been in the midst of historic cold weather over the past few days. Indeed, it was so cold a couple of days ago that school was cancelled in our area. On yesterday, the weather was still cold, but not as bad, so school opened two hours late. One casualty of the cold weather is that one of our water pipes burst today. Now, my husband will need to get a new torch and welding supplies so that he can repair the pipes. I saw some very affordable products at www.atlweldingsupply.com. Rather than making a trip to our local big box home store, I think we may order supplies online to save some money.