Signal Strength            

So this blog seems to be thus far more about my dealing with the aftermath of a storm than about it’s intended purpose, but hopefully that should come to an end soon. In my last post I mentioned the difficulty in finding a construction company that could do the work I needed for under my quote price, and I honestly came pretty close to thinking that it would be an impossibility, and considering my options in case that turned out to be true. And as much as I wanted this to be a review about cell phones, I have to dedicate this entry to a review of the company I finally found to do my repairs.

After so many companies quoting me much higher, to the point of almost double my insurance companies quote, I figured that the work that needed to be done was really extensive, and therefore expensive. I was talking with a friend of mine about the issue, and they went on a long, yet positive rant about the company they used to get their own issues fixed. I had a hope that they could do the work I needed, but also a dread that it would wind up being the same quotes I had been receiving from other companies.

They gave me the link to the website of this company, and I proceeded to fill out this brief form about the damages I had, and the repairs I needed. They wound up calling me back within 15 minutes of receiving the information, impressive in today’s day and age, and I spent the next half hour on the phone talking with one of the reps. They made an appointment for an appraiser to come by and survey the damages. So I waited for them to come by, and dreaded having to hear another high quote that I couldn’t pay. And so far their service had impressed me enough that I really hoped I got to see more of their work.

The contractor came out the day of the appointment, and was even a little early, but not early enough that I was caught unaware. They spent a good forty minutes looking through every little bit of damage, and then came the moment of truth, as we sat at my kitchen table and I prepared myself for the worst. And his quote, came under budget! I asked him why it was so much lower, and he gave all the reasons, including skipping out on the unnecessary work that bloats the costs. I was super impressed and booked their services that day.

It has been a week, and they have just finished their work today, and I have to say, it looks amazing. If you’re in the area and need work done, I can’t recommend this company enough. Not only affordable, but the workmanship was top notch, and now I can finally get to opening that package, and hopefully my next entry will be all cell phone review.

Signal Interrupt

Since the last point that I made an entry in my blog, there has been a lot of events that have gotten in the way of my ability to continue. Though it may be a bit of a detour of the purpose of my blog, I figured I would share the story, so that those who have stuck around since the intro don’t have to think that I have completely abandoned the idea of being able to write about my interests. Not long after I wrote the first piece, we had a pretty crazy storm here. Not only was I out of internet access for a period of time, but my home also suffered some damage as a result.

Outside of my home, which was passed down from my parents, we have a giant tree that has been there since I was a child. In the ensuing storm, it got knocked over and tumbled onto my roof. This cause a significant amount of damage to the roof of my home, and also created a full hole that the storm proceeded to dump a bunch of water into my home through. I had two levels of damage, to the floor, ceilings, drywall, and more. It wasyay-14375578-digital an utter mess the night after the storm. You never quite prepare yourself for trying to deal with the aftermath of this, and especially how you’re going to get any sleep when trying to get professionals on site, and trying to protect your home at the same time.

I must have looked like quite the sight when the construction people came to my home the next day. Water and debris everywhere, I hadn’t slept in almost a complete day, and just, all the bad things you could imagine. The funny thing, is that on that day, one of the cell phones I ordered to do a review on came in. It was like a mockery in a UPS package as I simply tossed it aside and wondered what the heck I was going to do to fix my house.

I wound up spending several days on the phone with my insurance company, giving quotes back and forth, trying to find a company that could do the work for the quote my insurance gave me, and a bunch of other headaches. I’m still in the process of going through that now, and wondering what steps I need to take. As an engineer, I look at the problem, and try to formulate the solution, but I’m no carpenter or construction worker, and I have no idea the actual amount of work that has to go into fixing the issue.

I had had the issue with the actual tree dealt with, so that’s a pretty good start. The arborists came and chopped it all down, and ground it to mulch. A tree that has been on this property more years than I have been alive, I was sad to see it go, but also a little angry that it had to destroy part of the house in the process.

A Smart Phone

I’m an individual who has always had a love for technology. It began as a kid, with watching movies that had robots and fancy computers in them, and soon expanded to taking apart the family toaster because I was curious as to how it worked. Cell phone have always held a fascination for me though. Since I got my first one, and wondered how this little box with no wires or connectivity of any sort managed to work. Needless to say, my first cell phone lasted about a week until I took it apart, trying to figure out the sorcery that drove it.

I, of course, went to school for engineering, and since that point have put my focus into the cell phone market. I work with some companies helping to drive new ideas forward, and bring even more utility out of them. In my spare time, I like to check out all of the latest phones to find the new innovations on the market, and what new features are being brought to the consumer. In turn, I make review videos, write review blogs, and try to make some sense to the layman about all of the engineering that goes into these new ideas.

I’m hoping that this blog will be able to bring you information not only on the newest cell phone offerings, but also as to myself as a person. I like sharing information with people, whether it be about engineering, this engineer, or any other interest that comes to my mind. I have a wide array of interests, and love having a place that mutually minded people can congregate and bring those ideas together. So this location, I felt was perfect to be able to bring those interests together, and to provide a safe place to expand upon ideas and innovation. I will be looking over some of the latest phone trends, and other situations that come about in order to make this a combination of blog and journal.

For those who find their interest piqued, I hope you find something worth following here, and that I can hear form you in return about topics or items that you would like expanded upon, or simply to come and enjoy the read as the days go by. No matter your interest, if it’s tech, phone or geek related, I’m sure that there will be information that will wind up on this blog that will be right for you.

In the meantime, I wold like to thank you for stopping by to at least check out the introduction to this endeavor, and I hope that as time goes by you find yourself joining me along this literary journey through interests. As I update the next section of this blog I will try to find something that’s a little more focused in order to have a steady information stream as I go along, as I seem to be bouncing across topics right now, which may be a little harder to follow.