Good luck Janine

I’m sad. My friend, Janine, will be leaving the country and will be transferring to Calgary – the largest city in the Province of Alberta, Canada. She bagged a job with Shell Canada and is very excited to transfer to this beautiful city.

Janine’s currently communicating with our college classmate, Claire, who’s also based in Alberta to help her look for houses for rent in Calgary. She’ll be leaving mid-August and hopefully, Claire could already find a house for her there.

Instead of thinking of the things, people, cool shows with Musicians Friends stage effects, and places that she’ll gonna miss after she leaves Las Vegas, Janine is already concentrating on the list of attractions and landmarks that she’s gonna visit next month.

Among the tourist attractions in the downtown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada that Janine wants to visit are:

  1. Burns Building – a historic site built by Pat Burns in 1913
  2. Calgary Tower – an observation tower
  3. Cantos Foundation – a museum for music collections
  4. Chinese Cultural Centre – a museum and is the largest facility of its kind in North America

Well, good luck and have a safe trip Janine. I’m gonna miss you girl.

Domestic Violence: How to Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe

Domestic violence is a serious issue that faces millions of men, women and children in the United States and all over the world each year. While society tends to think of domestic violence in terms of men harming women, it is not always that simple or black and white.

Whatever your situation and whether you are male or female, protecting yourself and your family from domestic violence is a major concern and something you need to do right away. Use this guide to get help for domestic violence that could just save your life and the life of your children.

Seek Police Help

When you are in the middle of a domestic dispute and you are afraid that you could be hurt physically you need to seek help from the police right away. The best way to do this is to go to a part of the home where you can lock the door and call 911.

If you can, leaving the house and getting to a safer, more public place is always ideal, but only if it will not put you further in jeopardy of a physical altercation. If you are unable to leave the house, stay quietly in a locked room and wait for the police to arrive.

Protecting Children

For any person in a volatile relationship, protecting any children in the home is obviously a first priority. However, actually doing this is a little bit more difficult than it sounds since children can be unpredictable.

One of the best methods for protecting children is simply to get them out of the home until a violent situation is resolved. You should also teach them to stay out of the way of altercations if they do come up to avoid any type of injury.

Preparing for Emergencies

When you live with the threat of domestic violence on a day-to-day basis it can be hard to know when you will need to escape the home. To be prepared, pack a bag for you and your children and teach them a safe escape route of the house, as well as where you will meet. Generally, this should be on your property.

You will also want to plan where you will go in the case of a domestic emergency. A supportive friend or family member may be able to offer you a place to feel safe and sleep away from harm.

I Have a Dream: My Dream Home

I recently inquired about the cost of constructing a custom home and I realized that it is cheaper to buy an existing home than to have one custom-built. Despite the cost, I am hoping to have my dream home constructed somewhere in the northwest area of Las Vegas.

Among the features that I want for my dream home are large yard, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, granite kitchen counter-tops with similar ones in the bath, an open floor plan layout. I would like plush carpets especially in rooms but I prefer tiles in the kitchen. A swimming pool would be nice too. I probably would get the Fishers Water Softener, considering the water quality here in Las Vegas.

Anyway, I recently saw a listing for a lot that I think is going to be a perfect spot for my dream home. It is almost 10,000 square feet big and I am already imagining my 2,500 square feet single story home in it. I am just in a dilemma because I do not know whether to buy the lot right away or apply for a construction loan first. I do not want to use up all my funds buying this lot but preparing all the stuff that will be needed for a construction loan will take some time.

Any suggestions?