Going to Build a Hobby Farm

Lynn and I have been thinking about moving out into the real country. We found this area about an hour or so South of where we live now. You can buy land in this area for about one tenth of what it costs around here. So you can buy fifty acres for what you could get five for around here. In fact the place we found is even less than that. It seems like you have to get satellite internet out there however. It looks as though Hughesnet rural internet availability is about the only option out there, which is pretty clearly not an ideal situation. You have to think about whether or not you could find something that was sufficient in a location where there were more options. Of course we are going to have a good bit of money due to a little bit of serendipitous fortune relating to the land we have now. Read More …

Just Finally Got Moved in

It was pretty hard for me to find Zach and get him to help me move. He is big on other people doing him favors, but not so big on the other way around. I had to get mad at him and tell him I was going to steal his truck if he did not come along peacefully. I am living at a place called scott mountain now. It is a pet friendly place, which is good if you have a dog and I might get one if I feel like I can take care of it. For now I am just not going to have enough time and I am not really making much extra money. I have definite priorities, first off I want to get rid of the money that I owe on my Portland State student loans. Of course I have to take care of stuff like the car insurance, the rent and the groceries. Of course I have a girlfriend too and she is still in college for another year at the least. Read More …

Healthy Competition in Texas Energy Sector

Electric companies in Texas make up one of the most successful competitive, commercial energy markets in the United States. Texas has over 40 Retail Electric Providers with more providers entering the market everyday. Only the smart and financially savy companies stay around for any length of time. Spark Energy would be a success story of a new electric company working their way to the top. When Texas energy suppliers compete in Texas they all have to start with their Risk Management strategy. This is the strategy the energy traders use at the trading desk. A big part of what energy traders do is buy off the Natural Gas futures market. They then hedge that energy as insurance against a large increase in price.

A few electricity providers offer some alternative ways for low or no credit. Read More …

A Low Cost of Living in Texas

When making the decision to choose which energy provider is necessary for your home, I find it best to view this site in order to gain an idea of what you’re going to inevitably be paying. Luckily for us here in the Lone Star State, we’re able to get the cheapest energy around. Thanks to the regular plethora of natural resources found in Texas, the state has been able to help create a progressive and competitive energy infrastructure that benefits the residents in a variety of ways. The primary benefit being just how incredibly cheap our utility bills can be. Read More …

We Are Enjoying Winter Weather Now More Than Ever

We used to live in Alaska where the cold weather really affected our electricity bill ever month. But the real problem is that we weren’t given a choice as to who to get our service from. Just to give a little reference as to what our temperature can be like here in the cold month of December, the temperature in our city was minus thirty degrees Fahrenheit on the 12th of that month this year.

We did all we could to make sure to seal our home appropriately, and we make sure to check everything every year to make sure everything is holding up. We also had a fireplace in two rooms that we had running continually for warmth. Our bill was still very high every fall and winter season anyway. Most anyone can imagine how delighted we were when our adult children invited us to come out to Texas to live with them. The state boasts mild winters compared to what we dealt with in the past. But because the state has very warm summers, I wondered what our electricity bill would be like.

After discussing it with my son, he made me aware of the fact that you can actually choose between a variety of electricity companies in the area. This is unheard of in our small town in Alaska! I decided to make some phone calls before we made the big move and learned about some great rates from a variety of different companies.

Now that we have moved, we are pleased to say that not only do we get to actually enjoy winter thanks to the ability to go outside without turning into an icicle, we also had very low costs on our utility bill for the winter months. At this point, my wife and I hoped to stay here permanently.

A Virtual Office is Perfect for My Needs

I knew that I needed to move into an office, but I just did not know how I was going to make it happen. I knew that even if I had a small office in a location not considered prime, it would still be more money than I could afford. It goes beyond rent, because that is just one of the factors. Others include at least one other person because I would not be able to handle walk in customers on my own if I was already with another one. That is when someone suggested a Singapore virtual office to me, because it would give me the independence that I really needed to have to run my own office. Read More …

Looking for a Good Satellite Package

I have been doing without any sort cable TV or anything like that since I moved in to the place I am living now. It was a necessary decision. You just are not required to have a pay TV service, although like most people I enjoy having it when I want. Of course I had to have the Internet and I paid for that, even though I settled for a thirty dollar per month wireless internet provider. At any rate now I have the money for something inexpensive and I have started looking for more information here about the subject of satellite TV packages. Read More …

Getting a New TV Provider in Texas

We weren’t happy with our current TV provider. They kept increasing our rates and the service itself wasn’t even that good. We were paying an exorbitant amount of money for all these channels that we didn’t even watch. The packages just didn’t cut it so we decided that we would ditch them and try out another TV provider. After some researching we found a pretty solid direct tv in texas. This provider had exactly what we were looking for when it came down to pricing and the channels we wanted. We like specific channels such as comedy central, lifetime, HGTV, etc. They had all these channels in a very affordable package so we signed on. Read More …

The Price of Our Freedom

When I was looking for a new place to call home after moving into the area, I surprised myself by not finding a place before I moved to the state. It’s kind of an old habit of mine that I picked up when I was couch surfing during my early 20’s and unfortunately this time around I was stuck crashing in my car for a month! I thought I was going to be able to find a place a lot easier than I did but when everything was starting to look kind of grim I came across the Waterford apartments in a local listing magazine.

It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but it was definitely better than nothing. Read More …

I Got an Adjunct Job at Tennessee

I spent the day looking for apartments reasonably near the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Of course I am not looking at the sort of apartments where the students live, not after having lived there myself for all of seven years at different campuses. It is a lot of fun when you are that age, but now I am too old and I need to think about career stuff. I have already looked at the knoxville pointe apartments and I am going to try to see if I can get in there. It might be a bit past my budget and I do not need a two bedroom place right now. Read More …

Preventive Security is Worth a Lot

At home-security.co I was reading an article on what you can do to make sure that you have less of a chance of people breaking in to your home. It was written by a former robber that actually went and did ten years in prison for breaking in and I wanted to make sure that it was going to be good information. I started to read it and it was really good to know that it was written by a person that had credibility. He wrote that most burglars do not want to hurt people so they will not go into a house that says beware or dog on the outside, or if he heard a dog barking that he would keep on walking. Read More …

Learning from Our Investment Mistakes

Knowing when to invest is an important part of, well, investment! I have a couple of friends who consider themselves investors but in reality they are only children playing with money, in terms of what they are able to get in their return. They do not focus wisely on their funds, instead throwing out their cash in high risk investments with little to no research given. With the aid of http://sanctuaryathighland.com I have started to invest in real estate – a medium of investing that I did not expect to actually ever do. I have been cautious with my money but with their guidance I have started to invest more into property real estate, seeing returns up to three hundred percent when developers seek to purchase the property. Read More …

Seeking Stability and a Home

Finding great apartments seems like a slim chance these days. After the housing market crashed and burn we saw many Americans choosing apartment life over the choice of re-financing their homes, buying new ones or worse: those who had been forced from their homes completely. It’s a seriously sad state of affairs for many people. Despite the marketing showing signs once more of becoming a healthy investment, I still don’t feel safe buying a home so instead I found a really great apartment at the Hernon Walk Apts. It’s not what I would normally go for but it’s a place I can see myself calling home for a time. Read More …

The Best ADT Home Security Plan

ADT Pulse ® Customize your home security system.Before I moved into my new house, I knew that I wanted to have a security system installed. Even though the real estate agent assured me that we were living in a very safe suburb of Dallas, I knew that there is no place immune from crime. I did a search for Dallas ADT so I could get more information about the company I kept hearing good things about, and I was able to get better informed so I could make the right choice on what I wanted. I knew that I was going to get ADT, but I was not sure which package I was going to get.

They have several different ones, ranging from the Essentials all the way up to Premium Protection. Read More …

Going to Try Something Fancy with My Cable

Motorola Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem ComcastI am going to try to rig up a home made Home theater PC with a DVR. I figure that it can be done with stuff that I have sitting around, although I am not sure how difficult it is going to be for me to make it work. I have Comcast cable tv and they are obviously not going to help me with this. The idea is to get out of paying them the monthly fee that they want to charge me for a DVR. I am wondering how hard it will be to figure out how to legally decrypt the HD signal. Read More …

AxoGen’s Avance

Navy Corpsman Joins 29 Organ and Tissue Transplant Recipients as Float Riders to Demonstrate Appreciation of Life-Saving Donor Gifts

Alachua, FL (PRWEB) December 30, 2013

AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development and commercialization of products and technologies for peripheral nerve reconstruction and regeneration, today announced that Navy Corpsman Edward Bonfiglio, a patient who received limb sparing surgery utilizing AxoGen’s Avance® Nerve Graft, will ride in the 2014 Rose Parade aboard the 11th annual Donate Life’s “Light Up the World” float in Pasadena, Calif. on New Year’s Day.

Mr. Bonfiglio joins 29 riders on the float, all of who whom are tissue, organ, or cornea transplant recipients. Each rider was selected by an organization for their courage, service and advocacy regarding life-saving transplants they received from generous donors. In July, Mr. Bonfiglio was selected by the American Association of Tissue Bank (AATB) to represent tissue recipients on the Donate Life float.

Tissue donation was essential in helping Mr. Bonfiglio recover from an injury sustained during military assignment in Afghanistan. During a routine foot patrol, Mr. Bonfiglio’s unit was ambushed and he was shot in his left leg. Due to injury to his sciatic nerve, he lost all function and feeling below his knee. Upon Bonfiglio’s return to the U.S., surgeons at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C. presented him with surgical repair options that included amputation of his left leg or, as he and his family elected, repair of the severed peripheral nerve with Avance® Nerve Graft, a processed nerve allograft, with the goal of allowing him to keep his own leg and restore function. Lt. Commander Patrick Basile, Director of Microsurgery at Walter Reed, performed the surgery that saved Bonfiglio’s leg. Today, using his own leg, Bonfiglio can walk and jog, and is currently training for the Paralympics at Penn State University.

Jill Schiaparelli, Senior Vice President of Marketing at AxoGen, remarked, “The thirty riders selected for Donate Life’s ‘Light Up the World’ float are an inspiration to us all with their individual stories of gratitude for renewed life. AxoGen is honored to have offered a nerve repair solution that helped save Edward’s leg and we are proud that the American Association of Tissue Banks selected Edward for this year’s float. His story is one of great courage and immense accomplishment and is a shining example of successful nerve repair with our processed nerve allograft.”

Since 2005, the AATB has sponsored the Donate Life Rose Parade Float. The theme of the 2014 Donate Life Float, “Light Up the World,” supports the organization’s mission of saving and enhancing lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation.

About the Donate Life Float

The 2014 Donate Life float is built by Phoenix Decorating Company and is coordinated by Los Angeles-based OneLegacy, the world’s largest organ, eye and tissue recovery organization. Each year, the Donate Life float campaign is supported by more than 140 official sponsors from coast to coast, including organ, eye and tissue recovery organizations, tissue processors, hospitals, transplant centers, state donor registries, funeral homes, donor family foundations and affiliated organizations. Joining OneLegacy as top-level benefactors are American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), Dignity Memorial® network, Donate Life America, Donate Life Run/Walk Committee, Josiah’s House, The Order of St. Lazarus, SightLife and TBI/Tissue Banks International.

The Donate Life Rose Parade Float’s family of sponsors urges viewers to help make dreams come true for more than one million people in need of life-saving and healing organ, tissue and cornea transplants. Join America’s 113 million registered donors so that everyone whose life and livelihood depends on a transplant can have one. Sign up when renewing your driver’s license or by visiting http://www.DonateLifeAmerica.org.

About the Rose Parade

The 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda themed “Dreams Come True” will take place on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. (PST). It will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA (Tribune), NBC, RFD-TV and Univision. The Parade is also seen in more than 220 international territories and countries.

About AxoGen, Inc.

AxoGen (AXGN) is a leading regenerative medicine company dedicated to advancing the science and commercialization of peripheral nerve repair solutions. The Company’s innovative approach to regenerative medicine has resulted in first-in-class products that we believe will define their product categories. AxoGen’s products offer a full suite of surgical nerve repair solutions including Avance® Nerve Graft, the only off-the-shelf commercially available processed nerve allograft for bridging severed nerves without the comorbidities associated with a second surgical site, AxoGuard® Nerve Connector, a porcine submucosa ExtraCellular Matrix (“ECM”) coaptation aid for tensionless repair of severed nerves, and AxoGuard® Nerve Protector, a porcine submucosa ECM product used to wrap and protect injured peripheral nerves and reinforce the nerve reconstruction while preventing soft tissue attachments.

AxoGuard® Nerve Connector and AxoGuard® Nerve Protector are manufactured in the United States by Cook Biotech Incorporated, West Lafayette, Indiana, and are distributed exclusively by AxoGen. AxoGen is the parent of its wholly owned operating subsidiary, AxoGen Corporation. AxoGen’s principal executive office and operations are located in Alachua, FL.

Experience from thousands of uses of AxoGen’s Avance® Nerve Graft processed nerve allograft demonstrate a range of recovered sensory and motor function from none to near complete restoration. Each patient outcome is dependent upon the nature and extent of nerve loss or damage, the timing between nerve loss and repair, and the natural course of the patient’s recovery. The patient story provided reflects the experience of the particular individual and may not represent typical results.

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Cautionary Statements Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This Press Release contains “forward-looking” statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations or predictions of future conditions, events or results based on various assumptions and management’s estimates of trends and economic factors in the markets in which we are active, as well as our business plans. Words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “projects”, “forecasts”, “continue”, “may”, “should”, “will” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding product commercialization and marketing efforts for its portfolio of peripheral nerve repair products, Avance® Nerve Graft, AxoGuard® Nerve Connector and AxoGuard® Nerve Protector, product development, financial performance, sales growth, product adoption, market awareness of our products, data validation and the intent to list on a national securities exchange. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. Forward-looking statements in this release should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect AxoGen’s business and its market, particularly those discussed in the risk factors and cautionary statements in AxoGen’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements are representative only as of the date they are made, and AxoGen assumes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

New Advances in 3D Rendering

Advances in 3D modeling computing time are revolutionizing the way safety and training processes can be conducted which in turn help create new plane games. The technology that used to be only available to flight simulation and large scale projects with huge budgets is now opening up to a wider market.The production cost of 3D modeling videos is becoming similar to tradition video methods. Some 3D Studios are starting to take advantage of 3D modeling improvements to create new opportunities for safety and training for industry. In the same way as training takes place on flight simulators for aviation, these companies are using 3D modeling to create safety and training videos for industry. Be it a fire safety video for students to evacuate their school, to a mining company for training employees on their big load trucks. Safety and training videos and simulations are interactive, using any available computer.

Students and employees are required to take action on the program, using a keyboard and mouse. This level of interaction requires students and employees too not only know the right thing to do, but to actually do it. Read More …

Bought a Little House in the Country

Of course Jackie and I are both working for the local government up here now. I am with the tax department for Logan county and she is with the local school system. So we are living up here in this part of the Arkansas River Valley. You can do all sorts of cool outdoor stuff up here and we like that a lot. Of course we have found us a little place out in the woods with about two and a half acres of land. We got a deal on DSL for Booneville and a direct TV satellite system, although it does not get much more than a minimum number of channels. We just got the cheapest deal on TV and internet that we could find. Read More …

Going to Remodel My House Soon

I have to make a plan first and obviously I have to set a budget and make priorities. We have been looking to get quotes on the parts of the job which we know that we do not want to do ourselves. So first off we have to have some kind of master plan obviously. I have a friend who is a plumber in Essex county NJ and he has given me a rough idea of what I need should cost me. Of course he is down there and he is too busy to be driving up here to help me out. Instead I have to figure out who is going to give me a good deal. Read More …

Signing Up for New York, NY ADT Security

There sure has been a rash of weird crimes lately that I have been seeing in the news. I got a notepad and started to keep track about six months ago the crimes that were committed in our neighborhood. I would write them down when I saw them on the news or read about them in the newspaper. I would research ones neighbors told me about to confirm their truth. It got to be a lot of crimes, so I looked into New York, NY ADT security for our home. I think that early warning and having an agent at a monitoring center call for help is important. You never know when you might not be able to call for help.

I got quite a long list of crimes in our area. There was everything from theft to violent crimes. A lot of the stuff involved drugs even though we live in a quiet and clean community. I have a neighbor who says he relies on his dog. I want to offer protection for our dog with the alarm system too. Read More …

Contractors That Do Roofing Work

I am behind on schedule and I am really going to have to do my best to catch up. I am not sure if it is going to work out, but I am going to do my best to make it work and then I will have to see about some other things. I am really hot right now, because I am nervous. Oh, I just remember I am supposed to call about commercial roof repair in Morris county NJ because the boss wants me to figure out how much it is going to cost to have the roof on this building repaired. I guess it is mostly just suffering from being old. I am not sure if it would not just be better to get a new roof, but that is not my decision.

I think it would save money over time instead of just repairing it and repairing it again if something new happens to it. I could be wrong though, and maybe this is just an isolated incident that is not going to happen again. Read More …

I’m No Longer Afraid of the Dentist

One of the most painful things I went through when I was a kid was having my wisdom teeth removed. Two of them were impacted, and I really should have seen a specialist about them. Instead, my dentist removed them, and it was just painful beyond belief. Because of that, I have only been to the best dentists since then. When I moved to where I live now, that is one of the first things I did. After researching the dentists in my area, I felt most comfortable with what I read at http://www.codenspecialists.com.

I looked over their entire website, and it was actually the part on wisdom teeth that made me want to go to them. Read More …

The Perfect Three Bedroom Condo

When I was hired on at a great company, I knew that I was going to have to move unless I wanted to make an hour commute each way, and that is without a lot of traffic. I am not the type to want to sit in traffic for even a few minutes, so it was imperative that I find a place to move into as soon as possible. I found http://www.condogallery.com.sg/seventy-st-patricks/ when I started looking at this site that has condo developments listed in a number of different ways.

I wanted to be in District 15 since that is where I work now, so I only looked at developments there. The first one I looked at was Seventy St Patrick’s, and it is just absolutely perfect for me. Read More …

Cheap Prices on Apartments for Spring Pointe

I am going to be seeking out a new apartment to live in. Me and my girlfriend are looking to live in a one bedroom apartment, that is available for a good price. We are going to be moving out of the current apartment that we live in, because it is a studio apartment, and because it is in a bad location. After a bit of searching I found, http://www.springpointeapartments.com and I have been looking at the apartments that are available on this website.

They look like they are pretty ncie, and in particular, they look like they are a lot better than the apartments that we are currently living in. I wish that we were living in apartments that are newer in nature. That would probably be ideal. However, we did not have enough money to buy apartments in a more ideal location, and of a more ideal state, or condition, than the ones we are living in, at the time.

We have more money now, in part because I have a better job, and so it is going to be possible for us to get a place that is a bit nicer, and maybe we could even afford to live at a place like Spring Pointe. I am not sure exactly how much there apartments cost, but I am sure that they are going to be more expensive in their price than the apartments which we are currently living in. But the question is how much more expensive are they going to be. That is a big deal, and it could mean the difference between whether we are able to afford them, or if we have to keep looking. For my part, I would like to get this search for a new apartment finished as quickly as we can.

Finding Prices and Info on Home Insurance

I am about to buy a house, but I have to take care of some things before I do that. One of the big things that I need to do, is to figure out my home insurance situation. I have no idea which company will be the best for home insurance, and offer the best deals. I have been on the Internet, looking for helpful information, and I have came across, http://homeinsurance-deals.com/. It is a site that is for comparing different deals on home insurance.

I want to get a good policy, that has a good amount of coverage. When I was growing up, my parents house was damaged in an accident, and it turned out that the damages were not covered. It was pretty devastating financially, and I can still remember how upset my father was about the whole situation. I am rather sure that he did not even realize that he was lacking in coverage.

Even though that dreadful thing happened to my parents, I do not remember exactly why they were not covered. Further, I have never owned a house before, and I do not know enough about coverage in general. I need to figure out what my liability would be like for different types of accidents and possible damages. For example, what would be covered if someone were to wreck their car into my house? Hopefully, they would not be able to sue me for their injuries in such a situation. But I would not be surprised, if they could, because the American judicial system works in strange ways at times. Anyway, there are a lot of questions that I have, so I am going to get about to finding some answers. Then maybe, I will be in a position to pick a good policy for my house.

There’s No Limit with Wine

As I have discovered in the past few months, the best things about wine making in NJ are that anyone can do it, and you can create what ever your mind can imagine. I drink wine normally with my dinner because it tastes so good. As long as I don’t drink too much, I don’t have anything to worry about. I learned from a friend that there was a winery in the area where I could make my own wine, and I became thrilled. I never though about having a hand in the wine making process, but the idea was something that I could get behind.

I went to the winery and learned everything about making my own wine. Then the big moment came. I made my wine, and tasted it. The wine came out better than I expected for my first time. I took the wine home with me, and sipped some with my dinner that night. It quickly became one of my favorite wines. I became curious about what other variations of wine I could make at the winery. I went back the next day and made another wine to take home. I kept going back, and eventually I had so much wine that I had to start storing it in my basement.

My basement now doubles as a wine cellar. I have a rack for all of my custom wines, and whenever I have company, I show it to them. They ask me where I got the wine made, and I tell them about the winery. When they sample the wines I’ve made, they can’t believe that I was able to make something so good. They couldn’t wait to check out the winery on their own and make a wine that I would be able to sample at their home.