I used to laugh at all of the other parents over the years because they had to prepare for their kids to go to prom. My daughter was much younger than theirs, so I had years to go before I had to deal with something like that. This year, my daughter has finally reached that age, and she really wants to go to her first prom. Before doing anything else, I selected a limo driver for her. She’s already been talking about going to the mall to try on different dresses. I get bored out of my mind watching her and my wife try on normal clothes at the mall, so I know watching her try on dresses won’t be a piece of cake.
My daughter hasn’t decided who she’s going to the prom with, but she’s told me that she’s already gotten some offers from a few of the kids at school. As a father, it’s normal for me to get a little protective of my daughter, but I promised her that I wouldn’t do anything to embarrass her or her date, whoever that may be. I did tell her that she has a curfew, and not to do anything that my wife and I wouldn’t do.
My first prom experience was easy for me, but for my parents it was probably almost as difficult as mine. I just went to a mall and picked out a tux, and my parents rented the limo. They had to pay for both, and we weren’t exactly rich back then, so I imagine they had to put in a little more work just to have the money for that. They’ve made a lot of sacrifices for me over the years, some of which I probably don’t know about, I’m thankful that they did so much for me.
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When I bought a house, I knew that I was going to have to do a lot of work to it. I got it at a great price because it was being sold as-is, which meant it is a fixer upper. I was not planning on living there myself. It was just my first voyage into flipping houses, something that had interested me for a while now. After purchasing it, I knew that I was going to need to hire a company that handles termite removal. While there was not significant damage from termites, I knew that there was enough to warrant having a professional come out and treat the house.
I knew that the structural damage was minor, but it would not stay that way if I did not do something about it. That is why I went online and did a search for exterminators that handle the removal of termites. I found Extermination Montreal Max and was able to get a free quote right there on the website. Pleased with the numbers, I scheduled an appointment so they could come work their magic on the house I had bought.
I had already read on their website where they have different treatment plans, depending on the amount of damage and what I wanted them to do. Since they are the experts, I left it to them. The exterminator suggested that we try the bate stations first, since the damage was not severe. He did not feel that there was a huge termite infestation at the house. He figured that the bate stations would be sufficient, and he was right. He gave me some information about termites, and it made me even happier to know that he made it so they would no longer harm the house I had bought with their destruvtive habits.
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