Monthly Archives: August 2015


Speakers in order: ELON MUSK- STEVE JOBS- WARREN BUFFETT- BILL GATES- … Discover A Lot More

Trying to Salvage My Budget

It is not going to be easy for me to make this work really, because I am in a real bind between all of my obligations. I have a pretty heavy class load and of course my job is not all that awesome. It is pretty difficult to work a decent job while going to class full time. I am scraping pennies and I definitely do not go blowing my money. I have to think a lot about just simply saving money on groceries. Of course you have to limit your food choices to simple things when you are on this tight of a budget. I am in the process of cooking up some Ramen noodles right now and I have those on a regular basis. You can get a whole case of the noodles for about ten bucks and obviously all you need is a little boiling water to prepare them. They are not that bad really, but obviously you would prefer to eat something different if you were able to pick and choose any meal that you wanted.

At any rate I buy a pound of sandwich meat from the deli, a loaf of bread and some chicken salad. I will make grilled cheese sandwiches after I run out of meat, which is not that long. Of course this is not very expensive. The meat cost five or six dollars a pound most of the time. I get the cheap bread which is a little bit over a dollar for a loaf and the chicken salad costs around three dollars I think. Once in a while I buy a quart of milk, but that is expensive to buy. Still I like to eat cereal for breakfast every now and again. Still if I get milk I have to use it all or I feel like I have wasted money.

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Our Old Building Gets a New Fixed Access Ladder

professionals of ISI are equipped to handle a variety of fabrications ...We bought an old building that has been used for flats and shops for well over a hundred years now. The building has been traced back to almost 200 years, and it has been added onto and refurbished many times. Our latest remodel brought everything back up to code standards. We completely redid the interior with plumbing and electric. We uncovered stone and brick surfaces to use them for their artistic looks. Outside, mortar joints were sealed, and the fixed access ladder to the roof was removed and completely remade.

The old ladder to the roof was just a rung and rail steel ladder attached to the wall. Service personnel had been using it for years. The new ladder has treads and a safety cage. You cannot fall backwards off the ladder. It has a vertical safety pipe to slide your harness attachment up too. It is far safer than the old fixed access ladder that was there. This one was made to perfectly fit our building.

We had it designed to be wider so there was plenty of room inside the tubular cage to hold a large workman with a full toolbelt or backpack full of tools. This is the main ladder used to get up to the roof from the outside. The HVAC inspection crew use it to do routine inspections of the AC units on the roof. It is the quickest way up without having to go inside the building.

The new ladder also has a lock at the bottom of the cage to prevent unauthorized access. The service personnel all have the key to get access to the fixed access ladder that leads to the roof. This was a great investment. We had vandals getting on the roof using the old ladder. This one has stopped all unauthorized access to the roof.

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