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Apartment Building Looks Like New

I live in a nice modern apartment building. It is nondescript as styles go. No matter. It has clean lines and simple features that are timeless and classic. Any interior décor will do just fine. Mine is probably as nondescript as the exterior style. I tend to focus on electronics, even at home. I like a comfortable place to recline and a desk at which to go online for hours without straining my back. The kitchen should be updated and full of all the requisite appliances. If it all sounds a bit practical, well, it is.

I take pride in my environment and my rooms are simple and well-furnished. I keep things neat and clean. This is not a phobia, mind you, but practicality. You can imagine my consternation when I began to notice that the façade of the apartment building was getting a bit dark and weathered in appearance. Other tenants agreed and we decided to form a committee to clue the landlord in on some basic remedial work at his nearest convenience.

He turned about to be quite approachable and agreeable. I thought, well, he doesn’t mind the expense of hiring a professional cleaning crew. I envisioned a scaffold hanging by ropes and maybe a sandblaster of sorts. On the designated day, we all converged outside, mugs of coffee in hand, to view the transformation. Rather than a crew, a lone handyman emerged with a pressure washer in tow. He had a ladder and that was it. The unit was portable and he toted it with ease. Fueled by gas, this little dynamo in two hours renewed the apartment building surface, rendering it into a freshly-painted exemplar of good taste. No great outlay of funds here, but the results were superb.

The tenant group continued their “meeting” in the basement rec room, bottles of wine brandished in every hand. We discussed the landlord’s ingenuity and that crazy gadget called a pressure washer. We all wanted to draw straws to see who would borrow it first to wash their car or parking unit floor. I can see the value of such a machine for homeowners as well. They have windows to wash, sidewalks to renew, and driveways to rid of oil and grease. I thought of giving one to my dad for his birthday until I found out that these babies can run up to a thousand dollars. It was a good idea, however, if somewhat out of reach. I can see building managers stocking up, one for every complex they run. Larger washers have professional grade spray guns and lots of power. The biggest cleaning jobs seem to be no object.

I finally realized that you don’t have to spend a bundle for typical home tasks and I ran right out and found a great one under $200 for dad. Found it online through

It’s not that he isn’t worth more. It’s that this model will do fine, and at a great price. You have a lot of options, so take my word for it and have a look for yourself.

Relaxing with a Rain Shower Head

As much as I love my work, sometimes I can not wait to finish work and come home. Because my work involves a lot of brainstorming, thinking and pitching ideas, at the end of the day I find myself tired. I am tired and sometimes cranky. I often find myself thinking about all the ways of relaxation after long hours of programming at work. I have tried things like taking a nap or reading a book. But, the thing that was really doing the trick was a relaxing rain shower. I mean; it was fantastic; it felt like hot summer rain was pouring down. A perfect shower means something else for everyone. The shower head comes in various designs and models. You can choose basically any kind you like. There are shower heads that make a nice mist. You get a feeling like you are outdoors. I am using it constantly now.

I also noticed that this kind of showering reduces headaches and encourages blood circulation. Like I said, it can really be helpful after a long day at work. It does not matter if your work is of a more physical nature or you deal with software development like myself. It is a perfect way to relax.

Because of the nature of my job, I travel a lot. Now, every time I get back from one of my business trips, I can not wait to relax under my new shower. If I could, I would take it with me. I am sure that you all know how Manhattan business life can be stressful at times; that is why I am glad to have found my relaxation method to relax and get the circulation going.

Do I take a hot or cold shower? That is the question. Well, I guess, the time of the year pretty much answers this question. But, still, I prefer a bit cooler water. Why is this so? Well, cold water rejuvenates skin, reduces stress, encourages circulation, and I feel fresh afterwards. On the other hand, when I take a shower with hot hot water, afterwards I feel a bit sluggishly. As if the shower did not do the trick. That is why I prefer cold over hot shower.

If you are, like myself, someone who likes to research, read a lot, then you will find all the benefits that a rain shower possesses. Working all day pretty much takes up a large chunk of my time; that is why I like this a lot. I did my research regarding shower heads and showers in general. Somehow I got the idea that a rain shower would suit me the best. And it did. So, folks, to sum it up; a rain shower, to me is number one choice when it comes to relaxing after long business hours of programming and brainstorming.