Moving In: Homes For Sale In Anniston

Checking Out Homes For Sale In Anniston

Homes for sale in Anniston

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A friend of mine recently moved to Anniston because she wanted a fresh start with her life. She figured Anniston would be a good place to start over plus we would get to hang out more. The time she was moving, I was out of town for a conference and so I was not able to help her look for a place to move into.

So, she ended up looking for homes for sale in Anniston by her own. I told her I could have a friend from church help her out, but she insisted that she wants to do the home searching on her own.

Finally, she got a house through a real estate broker who handles the selling of properties in a subdivision that is just about a 35 minute drive from where I live. She ended up buying a house that was also near my place and was just inside her budget.

The broker was very helpful in finding the place that was just right for her. It really helps to have real estate brokers do the tedious tasks of looking for the house that fits your request. When my friend was satisfied of the house because of the location and the price, she immediately took the chance to buy it.

However, after a few weeks inside the house, while her papers for ownership were still processed by the broker, she noticed a lot of problems in the house. There were minor damages that she know she could handle on her own, but then major damages were also present and those problems, she did not know what to do. I was not there that time too so I was not able to help her about it.

After finding out some problems with the house, she called for her broker to have the problems fixed since up until their transactions are done, all repairs should be managed by the real estate broker. At first she began to get scared because maybe the broker took off or won’t fix the damaged areas as agreed upon. Good thing she moved to Anniston, where almost all people are within reach and are all very friendly, kind and honest.

When she was able to contact her broker, the very next day, he came with a home inspection team. They handled the assessment and the fixing of the damaged areas. On top of that, the broker said that I need not worry about the payment because he will handle it, since it was what we agreed upon and it is also stated in our contract.

Living in a home for sale in Anniston

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I went to visit her the other day after church choir practice and she was more than happy to show me around her new home. Since it has been a long time that we have spent time together, we talked about a lot of things, including which nearby places she can visit and go sightseeing so that she can be more familiar with the place and easily adapt. There are places like the Anniston Museum and the Berman Museum that she can look into so that she can be more familiar with the history of the place. I also invited her to visit our church sometimes. When we younger, she also sang at the church choir with me. Maybe if she finds the interest again, she can also join our church choir. She was more than happy to visit, and she looks forward to a good life here in Anniston.

The Day I Called Plumbing Services For My Friend

Water and its pros and cons

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People usually associate water as something that is healthy and good for the health. It is the number one drink that doctors will ask you to consume 8 glasses a day, to ensure that you get the right amount of water content for the body. After all, our body is one big water bank, and it needs to be replenished every single day to prevent dehydration.

Water also helps if you feel like you are going down with common cough and colds. They ease up your pain and they make recovery faster. In fact, there are diets and health regimens such as water therapy, wherein the body is cleansed through constant drinking of water.

Water is a grace from God, and it is something that every individual should be thankful for. If water does not exist, we would also cease to exist.

Nobody ever got sick for drinking too much water anyways, unless your drinking contaminated water, then that is a different story.

Aside from contaminated water, there is also a chance that people can be hurt with other forms and kinds of water damage, and this is what happened with Angelo. A working student who lives alone in an apartment, and he is also a member of our choir. Given his schedule, he always ends up tired and stressed and he is not able to take good care of his apartment since the time he could get off from school or work or choir practice, he spends sleeping or doing stress-relieving activities.

Situation In Need Of Professional Plumbing Services

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Because of his lifestyle, he was not able to notice that his toilet has been leaking, already causing molds to appear on his bathroom tiles, as well as spike his water bill. His apartment has already been starting to have spots that are changing color from inside the wall. They are usually the areas that have been in contact with water for a long period of time. The leak was also in some other areas of the house, yet when he noticed them, he just shrugs his shoulders at the issue.

We had a duo to practice for the choir, one day, and he offered that we practice the song in his apartment. That was the day that I saw how bad the situation is, with regards to the faulty and leaking plumbing system he has.

I told him that he should get his lines checked so that the damage can be immediately resolved. There were already molds in his bathroom and sooner or later, he will get sick because of those.

He said he does not know who to call. Luckily, I knew which plumbing services company to call, and within a few hours, the crew came and assessed the plumbing situation in my friends apartment.

It feels good to be able to always help out a friend in need, even when they do not know they already need a helping hand. I admire him for his dedication to his studies, his work and the church choir, that’s why its only fair that as his friend, I must always have his back. I am pretty sure things would have gone worse if I was not able to visit his house that day.



Thankful For An Honest Blog About Unlocking an iPhone

Avoiding Scams By Evil People

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Growing up with people who devote talents and time for the service of God, I have come to embrace the values of good deeds too. I spent most of my free time in church, either practicing with the choir, or singing for a mass.

This upbringing has taught me to always look at the goodness in people. In has made me understand that people are not perfect and in some ways, they will tend to mess up and do wrong. It is up to us to help these people realize their mistakes and help them achieve the goal of becoming better people everyday.

This is not to say that I am perfect. Even when I try my best to always set a good example, I too, am only human, and I make mistakes at times too.

Recently, my biggest filling my hear with anger because of an online blog that scammed my father.

My father has been having connectivity issues with his iPhone’s carrier  and he wanted to switch to another carrier. However, since the iPhone locked to the carrier, he either has to buy a new phone or have his iPhone unlocked. Of course, since the iPhone is only new, the obvious choice was to just have it unlocked.

I was busy with choir practice for a church presentation, so I told my father he should wait for me to have the time to look for a way to have his iPhone unlocked.

I was unaware that my father took matter into his own hands and searched for a way to get the job done on his own. He landed on a site that seemed so promising, and since my father has always been a trusting man, he ended up availing services from scammers.

He was offered fast iPhone unlocking services for a relatively low price compared to other sites he was able to visit. So, he went right ahead and paid the necessary amount to get his iPhone unlocked. The site promised to provide the steps to follow as soon as the payment is received. However, after paying, my dad did not receive any email that would contain the said information on how to unlock the iPhone.

My father did not understand what just happened and called me. After hearing his story, I really got mad. I felt anger in my heart for the people who don’t seem to have one.

My dad could still feel my anger when I got home. I was not mad at him, I was mad at the people who are able to live a good life with the money they get from fooling innocent people.

But my dad, and the kind man that he is, helped me calm down and reminded me that I do not have waste my healthy heart getting mad at people who do not deserve to destroy my being.

I am grateful for having such kindhearted parents. I just wish that they are not taken advantage of by people.

When I have calmed down, I went ahead and searched for a reputable website to get my dad’s iPhone unlocked. A website called MacBuzzer was able to provide me with the info and links I needed to get the job done.

My dad’s iPhone is unlocked and my heart is rid of anger. I just pray for people like those scammers to eventually wake up from their mean actions.

When Churches Experience Water Damage Restoration

Witnessing a community that helped in the Water Damage Restoration of Flooded churches

Water Damage Restoration For Flooded Churches

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In a natural disaster like typhoon, structures including churches and temples are not spared from the impact of the plague. The effect of gusty winds and heavy rains may cause tiled floors to be severely damaged not only with the volumes of water but also with the mud flood. I once had the chance to be a volunteer of a non-government organization offering stress-debriefing sessions to calamity victims.

I walked around a devastated town and got a chance to be shown around the affected important structures in the area. I have seen few old churches devastated by super typhoons where the insides were seen as huge mess. There was mud everywhere. Carpeting and furniture were destroyed and pews fell apart.

It was devastating to walk in there and see the interiors of a parish church that look like it was beyond hope and repair. That flood that got the area was a more severe case of deeper flood, so much so that it damaged the important systems like duct, sewage system and the foundation. There was one church where part of the aisle’s tiled floors had broken up and the flood transformed the whole church into a swimming pool with the pews underwater.

Through the resilience and ingenuity of spirits of all the parish staff and community volunteers, the churches were cleaned up and restored. These were the people whose own homes were also wrecked by the typhoon. But they were seen in churches rolling up their sleeves and shoveling the mud instead of being consumed with their own woes. I believe they have survived many storms that enabled them to be skilled enough in putting a church back in shape. I have observed that they seem to really know the right thing to do.

After a flood, water damage restoration and clean up can be a long and hard process. Water pump generators were operated around the clock in order to pump out all the water in the church. Garden sprayers or hoses were used to wash away mud from the tiled floors. Flood waters contain many contaminants. Sanitizing in the right way was properly observed. The floors are cleaned and disinfected in every surface. They scrubbed surfaces with hot water and a heavy-duty cleaner and then disinfected with chlorine solution or disinfectant product.

Of course, they were not able to do it alone. Despite the help of the community and us volunteers, the people still needed professional hands in making sure that the churches were repaired from the damages.

It is worth noting that the service team they hired came in as volunteers, donating their services to the churches that were devastated by the flood.

People in the community had taken much pride in rich heritage which is why they really took the effort to restore their hundred old churches.

My Hoover Water Damage Restoration Tale

Hoover water damage can fix any jobA few years ago I was traveling all around the southeastern part of the United States. I love that part of our country. One thing they do well there is play some great music and cook great food. Music has always been my first love, but food is a close second. I mean Nashville is the country music capital! I have played there many times in the past and I always love going there. I have many great memories in Tennessee. That one spring I was in the Birmingham area visiting a good buddy of mine. He actually lives in Hoover which is just outside of Birmingham city limits.

I spent a week there in his little one room apartment. It was great! We would go to downtown and just play music every night of the week while I was there. I loved it too because I was making some pretty good money. Actually my stay lasted a little longer than I expected it too. I was in town for one of their bad tornados. Well, his apartment got hammered. That night we had to go to the basement of the complex and sleep. I have to admit it was one of the scariest moments in my life. That night I will never forget.

no job is too big for hoover water damageThe storm was scary, but the aftermath of it was horrible too. He had so much water damage at his place. He was in need of some water damage restoration. If he did not find a water damage company, all his valuables would be destroyed. I was lucky because my little bag of stuff I took with me in the basement. He was worried about all his stuff and also mold damage. He just had a plate full that week. He did find a water damage company near his place. They did great work at his apartment. He said that nothing was destroyed and he did not have any mold around. I know that I was happy it was not me in his situation. I do not know how I would have acted with all that going on.

FYI: Personal Injury Law and Lawyers

I have recently shared that I was in a car accident that gave me so much fear for life and how the world has become.

I got tons of responses via e-mails from readers, sharing their concerns about me and what happened. Others also told me about their similar experiences and how it was also traumatizing and stressful for them, not just because of the fact that they have been severely injured and scarred, but also because they had to undergo so much hassle in getting a settlement from the party that caused the injury.

This made me realize that I should probably also share how I got through the whole legal process.

What I had gone through is classified as Personal Injury. I went and checked with this attorney that can represent my case and make sure that I get the settlement I deserve.

Here are a few helpful pieces of information that could come in handy for people trying to understand the area of personal injury law and how to handle transactions with personal injury lawyers.

What to bring when meeting up with a personal injury lawyer

If you are about to meet with your personal injury lawyer for the first time, it is best to bring the following documents and materials with you, to make meetings fruitful and so that the lawyer can immediately conclude on the strength of your case:

-police reports

-personal reports

-hospital information

-photos of injury or other evidences of injury

-details of the place where the accident took place

-for defective product cases, bring the product with you or have it preserved or stored for further investigation

-bring your car insurance policy for cases of car accidents, or any insurance documents for anything involved in the accident, so that your lawyer can study what the insurance covers that can be applicable to your situation

What should happen on the first meeting with the personal injury lawyer?

On your first meet-up, you should be prepared with the abovementioned documents. As a result, the lawyer can then explain to you the details of your situation and your case. That is, to whether or not you have a strong case. Furthermore, you should discuss the fees and expenses that will have to be settled throughout the duration of the case. You also have to be briefed as to how and how long you are going to participate in the process of the lawsuit. Aside from questioning your lawyer about important points of concern, you should also be prepared to provide information and answer all questions that the lawyer would ask you and are things he or she deems necessary for your case.

When Fear of Death Strikes

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I was recently in a car accident, and at that moment, when the collision happened, my life flashed before me and fear of death reached my brain first before I could think of a way to minimize the damage of the collision.

The accident was caused by a negligent driver who zoomed out of his lane even when he already has the red light. I was just starting to run down on my gas since we were already having the go signal when he speeds out and crashed into my car.

I got injuries all over my body and he was in bad shape, too. It has been a long time since the accident but the scar he left me will never leave me.

I am referring to the scar of fearing for my life. Having experienced such a traumatic event, even when months have passed, I still cannot bring myself to drive a car just yet.

I have constantly asked for guidance and strength from my God and I know that he will make me ready to drive again, someday.

While I muster up the strength to drive again, I found the time to look for information on comprehensive car insurance. Yes, I may have won the personal injury lawsuit I filed against the person who ran into my car, hence, I was compensated for my damages. However, the incident really told me how uncertain life can be, and the only way for us to counter uncertainty is to walk life in faith and in anticipation of the worst.

Having known that now, I have decided to get everyone in my family, insurance. Aside from that, I also got our car insured better, since I had troubles with the last one. If not for the compensation I got from the other party, I would have been facing a lot of car bills because of a failed monstrous insurance company.

Good thing the insurance company I have now is a good one, and has a good reputation for really helping out their clients when the call for their action is made.

If you find yourself in a situation like mine, then know that if you are wronged, you have to fight for your right, and the law will be there to protect you. Of course, the mere fact that you survived also tells you that God has protected you, and continues to protect you even after all the problems.

I really hope more people become concerned of the precious life they have, so that they won’t abuse it. Also, if they do prefer to abuse their lives, then they could at least leave innocent people out of their troubles. We want to live a good life, full of happy memories. Reach out to God so that he can help you see the choices you are making and help you get out of your misery, before you end up hurting yourself and other people.



Life of a Theology Student

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You probably Know that I sing and play the guitar for our church choir. Then, I’m pretty sure it won’t be that shocking to reveal that I am also CONSIDERING becoming a Theology student someday, when the right time comes.

People think that when you study Theology or end up in a seminary, everything is always quiet, solemn and serious. While most of the time this is the case, especially because we are always taught to find peace and balance in ourselves, there are still moments when a Theology class will burst in laughter.

I have a few friends that are already taking on this challenge. Students of Theology are trained to always look for the message of God and understand it wholeheartedly, so that come a time when the student become the teacher, the message of God will be clearly relayed to the people. Given such tasks, Theologians are always perceived to be serious and quiet.

However, my friends tell me that they also have their funny moments.

One time, they were eating their lunch at the dining area in one of their many apartments in Anniston AL (they all live near each other in apartments, and most of the time, they eat together at whichever’s apartment they wanted to eat next), when suddenly, someone slipped near the washing area. Everyone heard the loud thud of the body and the clashing of plates and utensils as it also went diving on the floor. Even as they are taught and trained to never laugh at the misfortune of others, they all still cracked a good laugh, of course, after helping their friend up from all the mess and broken plates.

Some might think that laughing at someone during an incident as this is a sign that God’s words were not learned. But my friends looked at it differently. They say to look at it this way:

If it was any other home, broken plates will not be a sight for laughter. Someone would likely scold the person who fell, because he was careless. So see, helping him up and laughing off the damages he caused in an apartment that was not his own, is a milder approach to the situation, and one that they all believe, is the right reaction, so God permits.

It was a good thing, my friend added, that the apartments they live in are really well-made and that even when shards from the plates scattered all over the floors, it was easily swept out and kept and in a safe place so that other’s can’t be hurt.

The life of a person studying Theology may indeed be almost always solemn and peaceful, but God also wanted us to enjoy our lives because he did not give us the gift of living only to feel burdened and he does not want us to stop from finding happiness, even in the littlest of things.

My friends are really making me want to take up Theology soon. But I am still really thinking hard about it. I’m sure the answer will come to me, soon enough.

Musical Creativity Using the Little Things

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While the music industry is full of songs about love and broken hearts and of those sorts, there are also songs that sing about the little things. Like a favorite car, house, guitar, and all other sort of things that you would not have thought to become sensible as part of a lyrics of a song.

One song that I really found amusing when I heard it was Jennifer Lopez’ song Love Don’t Cost A Thing when the chorus included “…Think I wanna drive your Benz, I don’t. If I wanna floss I got my own…”

Who would a have thought that a song so sensible and power driven included in its lyrics something as far-fetched as a floss? The singer meant it as a metaphor to say that she doesn’t need her lover’s money because she can have the things she need, like a car or, well, a dental floss.

This type of wittiness in song lyrics should also be injected more often, not just for humor but more for wit. Some other song lyrics with this wittiness are:

“If you don’t mind me asking, what’s this poisonous cobra, doing in my underwear drawer…”

“She’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar…”

These songs may have lyrics that some would call weird, others funny, and others who can’t accept things when they deviate from the norm, call them stupid. Whichever the case, we have to admit that it is a good way to exercise creativity.

This is actually a challenge for music writers. The wittiness and the humor should just be right for it to be considered a meaningful song because if you go overboard, you could end up being ridiculed.

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Key to this challenge, or to any other type of lyric writing endeavor, is research. Yes, inspiration plays a vital role but researching is also just as important.

These are not the types of song I write for our church choir, since these are not the types of songs we sing. However, once in a while, I write these kinds of songs for myself, to exercise my creativity and to remind me that there is more to music than what I do for our church choir.

I am not saying I am not happy with what I play on my guitar for our church. In fact, I am very happy. They are firstly the reason why I continue to love music to this day. All I am saying is that music is a wonderful, vast thing and there are a lot of aspects about it that I still need to explore in order to call myself a true music enthusiast.

You can take on this challenge yourself and see if you can create a masterpiece out of say, a toothbrush, I don’t know. Just try the challenge and see if you could pull it off or you could not do it. The main thing I wish to share is that there is musical creativity in everything, even in the littlest of things.

Here’s a from Youtube video for more tips on how to write a good song. Enjoy!

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Serving God Through Music

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I have been in our church’s choir for quite a long time now and I have learned a great deal about life and people, through the words of God. I especially saw the diversity of people, that even when they come from the same race, and even in the same family, differences are always there. May it be differences in  likes, dislikes, ideologies and whatnot, people will always end up choosing different things and believing in different things and degree.

This is one of my many purposed for deciding to join the choir. To try and direct the differences of people into a singular end goal, and that is to serve God. To do this, one can choose from three things.

Firstly, service to God by serving yourself. You are God’s creation and you deserve to give yourself the best care. You also have to do this so that you can fulfill either of the first two services. Taking care of yourself is very important because you should not waste what has been given to you. You have to treat your body like it is the house of God, where all his love and beauty should manifest. To be able to do this, you have to have a healthy lifestyle.

Second is to serve others. When you serve others, you are still, in essence serving God because everyone is God’s children and God means to make everyone learn life and be happy. If you serve others, you are becoming His instrument in carrying out His plans. This does not mean that you have to serve everyone out there. That is just impossible. Serving others in this sense means to be kind, generous and approachable to even just the people around you, the people you get to mingle in your day to day living, may they be people you know or not. People should be able to see that you are a good person and that you should also spread that goodness in whatever way you could. This also means that you do not harm others because harming them, either in physical ways or emotional ways, even when you believe you are right or you had reasons, will only cause conflict between you and the other person therefore defeating the purpose of spreading goodness and love.

Lastly, you can serve God by serving Him directly. That is, to offer life and service to the church. This is what I chose and this is the path I believe to be truly meant for me because it gives me the chance to serve God in all ways possible, through my choir service.