When I was transferred to our office in Dallas, I was so excited because it meant that I was getting a really nice raise, and it was for a job that I had invested a lot of time into earning. The only downfall is that it is 20 minutes from my old work site, which means that a 40 minute commute one way had just turned into an hour one way. I knew that I needed to look at City North apartments in Dallas because I just could not see myself losing two hours of time just from driving every day. (more…)
When my sister told me she was moving here, I was so excited. I knew that she had been hoping to find a job around here, and I was just thrilled that she was coming back home. I told her she could stay with us as long as she wants, since my husband and I do have a guest bedroom. We just had a baby a few months ago though, and she told me she did not want to interfere. She had looked at apartments for rent in Boston area and found a really nice one that she had already managed to secure for herself.
What I liked about it is that it is only about 15 minutes from me. Considering she had lived over ten hours from me prior to her moving back, this was a huge blessing for both of us. (more…)
My boy needed a dentist in Tracy because he’s now of the age where we need to get him set up with some braces. He’s not enthusiastic about it and I can’t say I blame him. He’s the recipient of many generations of bad teeth. My own experience with braces back in the 1980s lasted for years and years. I didn’t get them off until right at the start of my senior year of high school. I think I had them for five years total, which should tell you the condition of my teeth and what my child is likely facing.
Fortunately we found a great dentist who does braces and he surprised us all by saying my son should only need them for about two years. Where was this guy when I was a kid? Maybe the technology is better. It likely is as thirty years is a long time. So my son will get the braces, get them off in two years, and then likely wear some type of retainer for a period of time after removal. Not bad. He’s still not looking forward to being a metal mouth or having his yearbook photos taken with his braces on display, but two years you cannot beat.
I was surprised at the fair cost and the quick time it took to put the braces on. We set up everything ahead of time so the appointments are already set in stone. He’ll go in about once a month for adjustments and then the removal and retainer is all covered in the cost. Living around here I really didn’t expect to find a good service, but this dentist is a straight shooter and is good at what he does. He’s got a great manner with patients too. My son even likes him and that’s saying something!