Ceramic Coating

Now that my 1968 Camaro RS has been LS swapped and updated it’s time to give the exterior some TLC.

The paint is not too bad, but it has a lot of swirlies, chips, and a nasty stain on the hood from when the car may have been stored underneath another on a lift.

I went to the July 2019 Caffeine and Octane at Perimeter Mall and met 2 guys, John and Sean. John has a awesome 72 Red and Black Chevelle while Sean has a gorgeous 67 Black Buick. The Buick is ceramic waxed while the Chevelle is ceramic coated.

Check out the rest of my review and experience on the YouTube video below.


 

Theragun Review

When I first saw this device, I thought it was brilliant. What a great recovery tool!! I have used foam rollers, car buffers, selfie massagers, etc. Then I saw the price! Holy Cow!! I thought to myself that is so expensive!! $600 US!!

Then I thought, surely someone has come up with some attachments to a jig saw, but those were in the $50 – $75 range and I thought… no way!!

I decided to see if I could find one used. So I went to FaceBook Marketplace and voila!! Found one for about $300. I was so excited and arranged to buy it. The guy selling it was a CrossFitter who thought he had a tendon issue on his foot. He discovered it was a bone issue that the massager could not fix so he decided to sell it.

When I met him, we chatted for a minute, then right before we made the transaction he dropped a bomb on me that I should have not overlooked. The NOISE level. It is loud!!! I was so excited that I went ahead and completed the transaction and ignored his disclosure.

Came home and started to use it on my hamstring and inside the house it felt like the loudest power tool ever!!! BUT…. it worked. It felt good in the area I was using it. I had bought the attachment to my Ryobi Jig Saw but it was too heavy and extremely harsh.

Now there’s tons of ads for this type of device and they all boast it is quieter. Theragun also has a quieter model available.

If you find a used one under $200 it’s worth overlooking the noise level. Otherwise, hold out for a quieter model and do your research before you buy. Caveat emptor!!

Here is a video of my review

Backdrop fail

Always like how the backdrop is white or black sometimes green screen on the you tubers videos and thought I would look to Amazon for a solution. I found one but it was very expensive. It’s the Fovitec – 1x 5’x6.5′ Black/White Double-Sided Pop-Out Muslin Backdrop – [Collapsible Background][Matte Finish][Bag Included][Spring Loop Design]

It’s a near thing to have IF you have the room. I quickly found out I do not so I am going to return it.

My solution was buying a tension rod from Target for about $9 and using a black sheet and some clips I had from Home Depot.

Amazon Apple Watch 2 Pack Screen Protectors

Amazon [2-Pack] Apple Watch Series Screen Protector

Life Savers!!!! Avoid the unwanted expense of getting your screen replaced from accidental damage on any device. Amazon sells screen protectors from $5 to $20 depending on the device size and type/style of protector you want. Very simple to apply. Comes with everything you need from 2 screen protectors, a wiping cloth, lint stickers and instructions.

Doxie Go SE Wi-Fi – The Smarter Wi-Fi Scanner with Rechargeable Battery

Today I am reviewing a great little portable sheet fed (8.5×14) scanner, the Doxie Go SE Wi-Fi – The Smarter Wi-Fi Scanner with Rechargeable Battery. This scanner is awesome because:

  • It’s battery powered (up to 4,000 scans on a single charge)
  • Wifi Capable but not necessary to scan
  • No computer needed (all scans are stored on a provided sd card)
  • Portable and fast

I’ve tried other portable stand alone sd sheet fed scanners but they only scanned in jpg. This one give you the option of saving scans in jpg or pdf. Scanner works with computer (pc or Mac), iOS (iPhone or iPad) or any android devices.

If you’re looking for a stand alone, small and portable scanner to digitize documents, receipts or photos. This is the one!!

See YouTube review below.

 

The absolute worst divorce settlement ever

Original Agreement

Settlement Agreement 12/01/2011

  • Child Support $3,575.00
  • Equitable Division $5,623.93 / 67,487.16  (15 years – 2026)
  • Pay Car note (Enclave – Est $900)
  • Car Insurance

Side Agreement

  • Pay 215 Windsor $3,000.83/mo
  • World Point Visa $200 per week
  • CapOne
  • Health Insurance $420.21mo / 5,042.52yr (for family of 6)
  • DirecTV
  • Taxes $8,000yr
  • HOA $670yr
  • Car tag
  • Netflix

Prior to Modification, Total Monthly Obligation: $15,660.97 / $187,931.64yr

08/26/2015 From Laura Melson

  • Windsor Cove sold for $800k with 12,554 in seller paid CC. Closed on 6/22/15.
  • Milton Court sold for $275k with 2,358 in seller paid CC. Closed 7/24/15.

Other notes

  • Nicole profited roughly $18,000 from the refinance of the house
  • Prior to divorce and tax filings I shared 50% of my tax return for a couple of years when there was a refund
  • After divorce and tax filings, she got refunds totaling $7,360.92 for 3 years
  • She kept all the proceeds from the sales of personal items from 215
  • She netted at lease $550,000 from the sale of 215 Windsor Gate Cove

Divorce Rant Part 1

Always use council to represent you!

I made the crucial mistake to not be represented by council during my divorce negotiations and have been paying, literally, for the final outcome ever since and until December 2027.

Gentlemen, under no circumstances should you ever represent yourself. You should always strive to settle with Child Support and possibly Alimony/Spousal Support. Avoid terms such as Equitable Division of Property OR Business Buyout.

Make sure you use and state your income in the appropriate forms and remember, the national average is 20% of gross income. Never go higher than that!