Category Archives: odds and ends

Fixing up the house again

I’m back to fixing up the house a bit here and there. I went to Lowe’s yesterday and found a bunch of wallpaper, ceramic tile, and even a few discontinued ceiling fans all marked down really low. Guess what? I bought wallpaper for my kitchen and living room, a ceiling fan that already has the light on it for my living room and even got some ceramic tile for my bathroom. It’s all going to look great when I get it done. Grandma said my uncle has laid ceramic tile and would come help me do it myself. He’ll help put up the ceiling fan too. I can do it but why not let him do it, if you know what I mean.

In my living room there is chair railing and I’m going to put the wallpaper on the top and get some paint to go with it to paint the bottom part. I don’t know why I didn’t think to get it when I was there. I could have had them match it perfectly right then. Oh well, I’ll put the wallpaper up and then decide which color from it I want for the bottom. I’ll be sure and keep a large enough to piece to take back up there for them to match the color I want. It’s really cool how they do that. It’s technology wonderful!! Sure makes it easy to make a perfect match instead of just trying to find one of those paint cards to match it.

Can You Afford Adoption?

While there’s nothing you’d want more than to welcome a child into your life, you’re worried the cost of adoption will prove insurmountable. Even if you feel financially secure, raising a child is a big financial undertaking – so you might not have the money to spare for adoption fees and other costs associated with adopting a child. However, most adoption situations can be managed with the right help so the prospective parent or parents can give a child a home.

Schedule an Appointment with a Support Center

There are ways to reduce the cost of the adoption process, and the workers at an adoption support center would be happy to show you how. For example, you’ll qualify for a federal and possibly state Adoption Tax Credit, which will offset some of your costs. There are also sponsorships and fundraisers that can help you raise the money, as well as long-term, interest-free loans that will let you defer the full payment.

So long as you have a steady income and a manageable amount of debt, don’t let finances hold you back from welcoming the newest member of your family. There are adoption support workers waiting for you to reach out to them so they can help you reduce the cost of adoption.

Which is your favorite year?

I was watching a YouTube video of a guy that was doing a demonstration between three different years of guitars from 1956, 1959, and 1965. You could really tell that there was a big difference in sound, but I have to admit that I liked them all. There were some comments below the video from people that were talking about which famous musicians played the different guitars, and some opinions about which one was the best. It appeared to me, however, that most of the comments were indicating the “favorite” of the three was the 1959 fender stratocaster. I’m not really sure why that was the “winner.” Like I said, I thought all three sounded great!

Two different brands with the same model names can be confusing

One of the things that confuses me at times is when two different brands of a product decide to make similar products and give them the same model names. I would think that there would be patents and copyrights to prevent these types of things from happening! Case in point – I was watching some YouTube videos about the squier telecaster guitar and saw that the Fender company also has a telecaster guitar. Apparently the squier guitar is made in China, and the Fender is made in the USA.

The squier seems to be less expensive to buy than the Fender. I’ve seen some YouTube videos about the two different ones – one was doing a “Blindfold test” comparing the two. I don’t know which one I would buy if I were in the market for one. They both seem to produce some pretty good music!

Suing A Solicitor For Negligence

When a person seeks legal advice from a solicitor it means they need professional legal advice from an expert. Unfortunately, it happens that in some instances the solicitor does not hit the mark and that can cause a whole new set of difficulties and even more financial burdens to sort out the old and new problems. Some people may ask what trouble can there be when one make use of a solicitor. Unfortunately, there are a few common reasons why people are suing a solicitor for negligence.

The most common reasons why people are suing a solicitor for negligence are:

1. Under Settling on Claims

This commonly happens when a solicitor is representing a client during a personal injury claim. It is very important that the solicitor provides the client with the right information regarding how much a claim can be worth. In some instances, the solicitor underestimate or misjudge the true value of the claim and or make a mistake during the negotiations with the other parties involved and or accept an unusually low amount of recompense on behalf of the client. This is really good grounds for suing a solicitor for negligence.

2. Missing The Limitation Date

The majority of areas of law have a limitation date. This is the time span after an event has taken place or a disease has been diagnosed in which legal proceedings must be started.  Some people suffer huge compensation losses apart from the initial financial loss. A dire situation such as an accident or illness has caused the solicitor to miss deadline and as a result the case is rejected by the court.

3. Mistakes in Drafting Contracts or Wills

Inaccuracies or miscalculations during the drafting of contracts or wills can cause major implications. More often than not these faults are never noticed for numerous years but at the time when clients want to call upon a contract or with the death of a person these mistakes or invalid wills can cause great difficulties and make the entire process of dealing with the loss of a loved one even more traumatic. In the event of contracts inappropriately unfittingly contracts can cause equal amounts of trouble for individuals and businesses alike. Many cases where people are suing a solicitor for negligence, involves mistakes in the drafting of wills or contracts.

4. Inadequate Advice on Building Regulations & Planning Permissions

When people decide to purchase a new property, build a new property or renovate an existing building there are numerous laws and regulations that needs to be adhered to. It only makes sense that one will make use of the services of a solicitor. In some instances the solicitor did not do proper research about the required planning permissions, building regulations, and or agreements or terms of the contracts. Needless to say, a blunder in this regard has huge financial implications and can cause serious suffering and destitution.

SOS Claims are a team of highly professional legal experts that have a wealth of experience in helping people who have solid grounds for suing a solicitor for negligence.