This Sunday i'm taking my youngest daughter to the Storm game. And I hate to admit this, but it will be her FIRST storm game ever. I know what a great atmosphere the crowd at a Storm game generates. I can't believe I waited this long. So when she asks me "when can we go again?" I'll tell her that it's up to her. If she cheers loud enough, and inspires the team to play their best, we can come back for another game next week. When we host a second round game at the Key!
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I'm proud to say that my oldest daughter has been given a promotion by her company that will have her relocating to the Big Apple! NY, NY!
Now it's time to help my little girl find a place to live in the city (and by city, I mean somewhere more realistic like Brooklyn).
I started doing some research on various websites that offer classified for rent listings, and came upon an incredible apartment! In the city, close to the subway and IN HER PRICE RANGE. "This is too good to be true!" I thought. That was my first sign.
I emailed the lister, and told them of our situation. If the unit was still available. we'd love to look at it. To my amazement, the unit WAS available. But the email gave me quite a few reasons to pause.
IS this the classic case of attempted fraud? Doesn't the website I found the listing on check these things for validity? Was I actually born YESTERDAY?
you be the judge. I'd love to hear what you think.
I and my darling wife are very happy to inform you that the apartment
is still very much available for rent, my intentions and plans is to
give out the apartment to a Reliable and Responsible person that would
be able to take proper care of the lovely home.
It’s indeed a lovely and comfortable home and available to move in
as soon as possible, i pray that May the Peace of the almighty Lord be
with you for considering my home.
Fees needed to move in:
Monthly Rent: $700(Including Utilities)
Security / Deposit: $400.
Central Air Conditioning
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RENT APPLICATION FORM
TIME ON YOUR JOB:______
KIDS___ (YES/NO), HOW MANY________
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING? IF THIS APARTMENT IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?_______
WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN?________
IF YOU HAVE A PET?_____-
DO YOU SMOKE?______________
DO YOU DRINK?_________
DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT?____
HOW SOON CAN YOU HAVE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT SENT TO ME:___
HOW SOON DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE HOUSE:
I will like you to view this apartment on Monday if you are free i want you to fill the rent application form of the apartment so that i can prepare the lease of agreement with your information and necessary document i kindly bear it on mind that you will need to pay for the security rent at least a month for me to be rest assure of how serious you are about the apartment immediately i receive this payment i will instruct my super to take you in the apartment all see all round the neighborhood with the keys in your hand hope to hear from you
Some of you may have heard of my recent health scare. For those of you who heard and sent along your well wishes, I thank you. For anyone who hasn't, please allow me to share a scary story of ignorance and arrogance that almost cost me big time.
About a month ago, I was carrying my 8 year old daughter on my shoulders. We were leaving a family outing and she was griping about being tired. I didn't have to carry her very far, but when I put her down I noticed a weird ache in my jaw and in both arms, as well as a dull thick ache and a kind of puffyness in my hands. It went away pretty quickly and I blew it off as a pinched nerve or something. But when I felt the same thing a week later after lifting a few boxes in my garage I was a bit more concerned.
I tried again to dismiss the incident, but I have to give it up for my family, who INSISTED that I go see my family doctor just to be sure. I saw my Doc, who had just given me a complete physical a couple months ago, He checked me over, gave me an EKG and suggested a stress test just to be sure. I figured what teh hell? Better to be safe than sorry right?
I had no idea how good that advice really was.
I took my stress test 4 days later at Swedish Hospital's Cherry Hill facilty. A stress test is just you on a treadmill. Wired to a bunch of stuff that measures heart function, pulse and blood pressure. Well, the normal EKG they gave me before the test started went completely sideways a few minutes later when they fired up the speed and incline of the treadmill. That's when they brought in Dr. Peter Demopolus, cardiologist.
Dr. Demopolus said that given the dramatic change to my EKG, and the "textbook" symptoms I was describing, (an ache and slight swelling in my neck and arms) he suspected that I might have some blockage in my coronary arteries. He ordered me to take an echocardiogram, that's an untrasound image of your heart, but the reality was that I was GOING to have an angiogram.
An angiogram is literally a camera that they send thru your arteries into your heart, and it's the only way they can get an exact look at what's really going on inside your heart. Dr. D told me right then and there that if he did find the blockage that he suspected, that the standard procedure is to, while they're in there anyway, install a stent in my artery. For anybody who doesn't know, a stent is kind of a stainless steel drinking straw they use to permanently open a blocked artery.
So 9 days later I arrive back at Swedish Cherry Hill for my angiogram, and probably heart stent installation. First off, let me say how stupid I felt just needing to be there. I'm at least 20 years younger than every other patent there! They prep me and wheel me into what Dr. D has expected to be a 90 minute procedure. Well 4 HOURS LATER, they're wheelng me to recovery as the proud owner of 5 brand new shiney metal stents!
Dr. Demoplous told me later that night that he found the main artery that feeds blood to my heart completely 100% blocked. 100% blocked. And it appeared to have been blocked for several months. On top of that, the other 2 arteries were each 70% blocked. I had been livng large for months while ths timebomb was barely ticking in my chest.
Needless to say, the news almost gave me a heart attack! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) But to say I was shocked would be a gross understatement. Even Dr. D was amazed that I had been going about my life for months with this kind of blockage.
So what now? The story is that I'm extremely lucky! And I've literally been given the gift of the ultimate wakeup call. Dr. D says I've got decades of life ahead, but I've got to earn them. A few life changes and a good deal of better judgement and should live to be a pain in the ass for years to come.
Do yourself and those that count on you a favor. See a doctor. Even if it's just a routine checkup. I don't mean to sound melodramatic, but the life you save could be your own.
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