Saturday, May 27, 2006

Lifestyles of Mariners and Fishermen...

None of us can forget the Titanic and other famous cruise lines that sank and they were even guaranteed not to sink nor hit anything that would make them sink. Now with technology, it is even safer for the little ships and fishermen to navigate and not be in danger spots since there are now free electronic downloads of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NAOO) Raster Navigational Charts. A Raster chart is a digitally scanned image of a paper nautical chart that is used by mariners for navigation. It is used to make navigation a lot safer than ever before. Those are always updated and are made available at .

For the mariners, there is also another website where they can get electronics for boating and fishing including fish finders. Northeast Marine Electronics has all these electronic fishing tools available.

Then on another note, tourism in Orlando is really booming and has been for almost a century now. Orlando's history is only 150 years old but a lot has happened in that time. It was first a cattle raising industry and it looked more like Laredo and other western towns instead of it's neighboring Southern states. There were Indian wars, cattle rustling, gun fights, gambling, and other unsavory evening activities.

Then in 1880, Southern Florida Railroad extended it's line to Orlando from Sanford into the rest of the nation. This then expanded the Citrus Industry in Central Florida. By the 1920s many changes already happened since business was booming including the land boom. It was at that time the tourist industry in Orlando began and now that town is a very vacation resort with many visitors visiting the seven major theme parks.

With the billions dollar tourist industry booming, there have many job openings and it is also a great place to raise a family. There are many nice homes in Orlando that range from upscale condos with the city's view to the vintage homes but whatever a buyers needs are, Windermere Real Estate is one to help represent the buyer. They are also the Buyers Broker of Florida.

It is interesting to know how Orlando grew from a 'western town' to a major theme park vacation capital in the world.

Father's Day....

Just when Mothers Day is over and we took out DH's mother for that day, it is now time to start thinking of Fathers Day gifts. Since I won't be able to take him out, I can order a gift basket for him and he will love it since those gift baskets have nuts, wines, and cheeses. One can also create gift baskets as well.

Now since I am always wondering how holiday traditions get started, I learned that Fathers Day originated with Sonora Dodd when she was listening to a sermon on Mothers Day back in 1909. Her father, William Smart who was also a Civil War veteran was forced to raise his six children alone when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth baby. This all took place in a rural farm in Washinton State.

How is this for a "Did you know"

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Investments and Insurance.....

As I stated in my last entry, gas prices were only 25 cents at one time, and that was backed by real silver. Now I think I also mentioned that the same amount of silver can still buy four gallons of gas just like at that time, one dollar bought four gallons of gas. It seems like the prices of everything has gone up but in reality the value of the dollar has gone down.

Investments experts have long recommended to investing in tangible assets like silver, gold, and bullion coins and I am hearing that more and more people are buying gold bars. Monex as I have mentioned before is one of the country's oldest, largest, and most experienced firms specializing in precious metals.

Now I have to think of auto insurance since I tend to think I am being charged a lot for my auto insurance. Geico in fact has advised auto owners in California to pay attention to the latest crime reports submitted by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. California is home to six of the top ten auto theft locations in the nation. One of the tips given is to keep the vehicle locked at all times even while driving. Another tip is to keep the windows and sunroof closed even though it is very hot.

I heard of one way to buy good car insurance and yet save money is to buy car insurance from They do provide an auto insurance quote for all states. They not only save money but time too. I also heard in some states once the application is processed, the proof of insurance is provided in 15 minutes. I am thinking of checking more into this to save money.


I need to decide now if I want a new chair for my desk. I thought of those antique chairs and that got me to thinking of the history of furniture and how it parallels the progress of culture. Furniture through the centuries has been designed many ways and with so many different materials.

Western Furniture comes from four sources: Egyptian, Asian(Persian and Chinese), Greek, and Gothic. The Egyptian furniture dates back 6,000 years and is known for inlays of gold and ivory. Oriental furniture is known for carving and inlays on ebony and teak. The Greeks were known to prefer low couch, tripod, and chair with curved outlines.

As time went on, the metal folding chairs and ergonomic chairs became popular. Bean bag and pod chairs were also very popular at one time. Massage chairs are now very popular. Many offices now use stackable chairs. The best place to get those would be Best Furniture Online where they also provide excellent customer service. Most likely I will check back with them to see what they have. I know I should get a chair.

Then I know I need to think of the future meaning protecting my assets. Some of us remember when gas was only 25 cents a gallon and it only took one dollar to buy four gallons of gas. That was backed by REAL money, real silver. That same amount of silver can still buy that same amount of gas. It seems like gas, food, and other goods have gone up but in reality it is the value of the dollar that has gone down.

One of the best ways to now invest is to buy tangible assets like silver, gold, and bullion coins. Monex is a good place for that since they meet the needs of all investors. I have heard that more and more people now buy gold bars. Investment is now becoming more and more important.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Real Estate Market......

With all the outsourcing of jobs putting over three million Americans out of work, mortgage rates are now dependent on foriegners to buy the US debt. Prices for single family homes have cooled during the first quarter but many metro regions are showing a double digit annual gains according to a surver released Monday by the National Association Of Realtors.

For someone looking to buy a house, condo, or townhome in Naperville, (a suburb of Chicago), the Naperville Real Estate had many listings available at New Castle Realty. The agents at New Castle Realty provide very good advice for home buyers. They have all the buyers needs covered.

Gebhart Properties has just launched a new website featuring many luxurious resort homes and ocean front properties for rent on both the big Island and Maui. For those who want to visit the beach in style, Hawaii Vacation Rentals is the way to go. Many features include spacious living areas, artwork that cannot even be found in hotels, and custom furnishings.

One of their rentals include Hale Ke Kai, a very luxurious three bedroom/four Bath two level private home in Kailua-Kona with full kitchens and expansive lanais on both levels, two master suites, a private wading pool, and very close to the ocean that one can feel the spray of the ocean as the waves break against the coastline. This is just one of the many properties available there.
For more information, here is the link: or call 1-800-545-5151.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Bausch & Lomb......

Parker and Waichman now has a lawsuit against Bausch & Lomb since a woman lost her sight in her left eye from using ReNu with MositorLoc. It has been proven that a serious fungal infection known as Fusarium Keratitis is resulted from use of this solution. Bausch and Lomb manufactures ReNu.

Back in April 10, 2006 the CDC and FDA issued public warnings against this infection from using this solution and a few days later, Bausch and Lomb asked the retailers to remove all ReNu with MositorLoc from their shelves. The CDC also interviewed other patients who were suspected of having this fungal infection. A high percentage of those patients used Bausch & Lomb ReNu.

The woman who became blind in her left eye is in West Virginia. After unsuccessful surgeries, she now has to wear an ocular shell. This lawsuit was filed last week. For more information on this, please visit Renu Lawyer.

Parker and Waichman is a leading products liability and personal injury law firm who represent plaintiffs nationwide. They have assisted thousands of clients recieving fair compensations for defective medications and medical devices. This is the first law firm to file a suit for ReNu with MositorLoc. For more information, please visit or call 800-LAW-INFO.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Gas Prices.....

Ok, I am not going to go into a huge lecture about this since complaining does no good but didn't we all have a nightmare about the fact that if it all goes up to even three dollars a gallon that we may have to walk to work and many are now scared....frankly I don't blame anyone and I am just as scared.....I am just glad I don't have a gas guzzler....

One thing is of comfort and that is this place I found on the web that I want to share with you if you need to fix your beaters or even your new cars and trucks and vans just to save money and that is Truck Tool Box. It satifies all your auto and truck needs with a wide selection of SUV, van, and truck accessories. also has free shipping for all orders over $100.00 both for Fed-Ex and ground shipping. One can order exterior and interior accessories there including the truck tool box. The truck toolbox inludes the Single Lid Crossovers and Dual Lid Crossovers. Brand names can also be purchases at this site. You will have excellent shopping experience has the "shopping cart" thing and you just click and check out and you are done. They also match everything to the year, make and model of your automobile.

I have a few friends who have cars over ten years old and now I know this site will help them since it would cost more at their local mechanic. Now they can just find out what they need and then shop here and just have someome replace the part.