Occasionally, my boyfriend and I record events and prepare DVDs for them. For the past two years, we have been recording the annual talent show for a local private school and we always prepare DVDs with all the performances. Recording the event is easy, creating and burning the DVDs is a whole other story. It’s a very long and tedious process. This is where dvd duplicators come in handy. Summation Technology is a resource to get DVD burners, which will cut your duplication time by a great amount.
With many of their systems, you can burn ten or more DVDs at one time. This is a very handy feature especially when you have to burn 50+ dvds in a short amount of time (like we had to do). A feature like this saves you from having to use your computer to burn one dvd at a time, which takes hours and hours to do.
I recommend getting a duplicator if it’s something you are going to be doing constantly. This will definitely save you a lot of time, which in turn, can save you money. As long as you have enough blank DVDs on hand, the DVD file ready (which I always recommend to re-check, you never know if you forgot to edit something and then waste any discs), and a duplicator, it should be piece of cake.
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On Saturday afternoon, my youngest dog Scooby, almost died. It was an awful and scary situation and I hope I don’t ever have to go through it again. I went to the backyard to get them inside since it was raining a lot, and then I saw Scooby. He was laying down, barely breathing and looked lifeless. You can’t even imagine what went through my mind at that moment. I started screaming and crying, I thought my baby was gone. We wrapped him up in a blanket and tried to get him to a vet. The one closest to our house was closed so we had to go to another one about 15 minutes away.
He wasn’t looking good. I was so scared that I was going to lose him because he wasn’t reacting at all, it was like he was in shock. At that time, money was no object, I wanted to do whatever it took to make him be okay. We had to leave him there, but after countless hours of me crying and praying for him to be okay, we were able to take him home the next day. He was very, very weak but I was so happy to have him with me. He was going to be okay. The vet couldn’t really say 100% sure what happened, but he’s guessing is a blood parasite caused by tick, which made his calcium go down, and his platelets are way below the average (he’s at 40K, when the average is 200K).
We are giving him antibiotics and trying to make him eat, and he’s looking a lot better. He’s starting to act like his old self again and that makes me so happy. I wasn’t able to sleep since Saturday, but now that I see that he’s getting better, I can finally start calming down.
We have taken the necessary precautions to avoid having this happening again. My dogs never had ticks or fleas, but I think my house got them from the dogs that used to be next door. We had an exterminator come and do a treatment, here’s to hoping that kills everything that might hurt my dogs.
My poor, poor baby.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that is all about appreciation, being thankful of the things you have and the people that are a part of your life. It’s also a great time to spend with family. A benefit about this is getting to eat a more extravagant meal compared to an ordinary day, which is always a plus.
Holidays can become too commercialized. But I’ve always done my appreciation in regards to the holiday. This is what I’m thankful for this year:
- Family: I am thankful that my family has always been there. Even though there may be disagreements, they are there for me. I am thankful that my grandparents (father’s side) are still alive and well. Those two are my life, and without them, I don’t know what I would do.
- My dogs: Chispy, Fender and Scooby. They are my children, my everything. They make me smile, they light up my life. And I will always appreciate their loyalty to me.
- My boyfriend: We’ve been together for almost four years. He is such a good person and I’ve always admired him for his dedication into helping others. He’s always been there for me. I really can’t thank him enough for all he’s done.
- Education: Even though it has taken me more time than planned to obtain a bachelor’s degree, I’m thankful that I’m able to get an education I can afford, and something that will help me in the future. There have been many obstacles, but I know I will be able to achieve my goal and graduate, no matter what.
- Opportunities: There are some awesome opportunities that may happen during 2014. If they do happen, I will have a steady income and I will do what I love for a while. Here’s to hoping it becomes in a long-term opportunity.
- Therapy: I made the decision to start getting professional help about my anxiety disorders this year. Therapy has helped me tremendously and has made me grow a lot as a person. Even though dealing with a mental illness (or illnesses) is a long-term struggle, I’m now able to control it much better.
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope it was a good one (for those who celebrate it, of course).
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