Tess specializes in taking complex information and putting it in written form so everyone can understand it. A further specialty is editing written material from non-native English speakers.
Tess's interests are art and antiques including spending time in art museums across this nation and around the world and getting to as many antique shows as she can wherever they are. As you may have guessed her other outstanding interest is travel - anywhere, any time.
She also loves to walk and play golf.
She studied organizational development, organizational behavior as a major and art history as a minor. She learned statistics, report writing, and how to manage change in an organization. She wrote a senior paper on job satisfaction, heavy with statistical analysis and for art history, she wrote an article on Diego Rivera, the Mexican muralist.
Tess has written a variety of articles and blogs on real estate. She wrote about the many different types of Victorian architecture in Monterrey County, CA for a real estate broker there.
She has also written articles for a land developer in the southeastern states, covering topics of floor plans, home styles, interior decor and how to buy and sell homes at every stage of one's life.
Tess wrote 6 2,000-word articles on the subject of pain management including ketamine infusions, nerve blocking and radiofrequency nerve ablation as well as dental malocclusion and several articles on the subject of addiction and recovery.
She also wrote long form articles on stem cell therapy and its uses as well as the science of DNA, breaking the complexities involved down so any layman could understand it.
Tess wrote an article on the wonders of Ephesus and many other fascinating places that Turkey as to offer. She has also written articles on obscure locales such as Domenica and Bonaire.
Tess wrote articles for a Chinese travel agency on how their clients could visit important art museums and galleries in New York City and Los Angeles all in one day.
Tess has over 12 years of experience as a freelance writer/editor/proofreader. She has written articles on numerous subjects for a variety of online clients. Most recently, she has narrowed her subject matter to addiction and recovery and home remodeling and decor as well as buying and selling homes.
Tess built her own website using WordPress and maintained it for three years. She had to close it because it was too time consuming, but Tess enjoyed the building, design, blogging and the visitors' feedback.
The domain name was realcareerswithoutcollege.com to give you an idea of the subject matter. She has also blogged extensively on the subjects of home and garden and pain management.
Best Washing Machines for Large Families
A large family requires a washing machine that handles large loads so laundry day is not an everyday event. A major contender in the field of high capacity washing machines is the LG Extra Large Capacity SteamWasher with a load capacity of 3.6 cubic feet. If the large family also has pets, this washer takes care of that too. Viewpoints reviewer mamallama777says, “Before I’m done, it is worthy to know that I have two messy kids and two indoor pets. The washer helps me immensely. We are so glad we paid a little more to get what we really wanted.” The LG SteamWasher, priced at around $1,200.00, also receives accolades for its silent operation, energy and water conservation, and very large load capacity. Reviewer Isis11 adds, “The more you fill the washer, the quieter it runs. I washed a set of queen sheets, comforter and towels all in one washing.“
Samsung High Efficiency Front Load Washer
Another front-loading washer with a generous load capacity of 3.7 cubic feet, the Samsung High Efficiency is rated very high in energy efficiency, ease of use, design and durability. Priced at around $999.00, it costs slightly less the LG Extra Large SteamWasher.
Sara 3530 talks about the Samsung’s energy efficiency: “My energy bill used to be half my paycheck every month, but now it’s barely one-sixth. When washing a huge load, it really doesn’t take a lot of energy to do it.”
Echoing many consumers regarding the Samsung’s ease of use and attractive design is Viewpoints’ reviewer, MsDiamondBullock. “It’s a very easy washing machine to use…It’s really quiet…The design of the washing machine is really nice. It also fits perfect in most spaces…I would definitely recommend it to anyone…”
Admiral Super Capacity Washing Machine
The Admiral is a top loading machine that is highly rated by consumers for its price to value ratio. With a capacity of 3.2 cubic feet and a price of around $340.00, this machine is hard to beat. It gets very high marks for ease of use and durability, two very important features in an appliance that is used so often by every household, large or small.
Reviewer Lansmom1 says “It was super inexpensive, it gets the job done, and its controls are so basic I was able to involve my ten-year-old in laundry duty.”
A description of the Admiral’s durability comes from reviewer OdraDuke who states: “I love it, a very quiet and durable washer. It gets my clothes really clean…I have a large family and the washer stands up to loads and loads of clothes. I recommend it to all who have limited space but need a good, dependable washer.”
Those are just some of the reviews of high capacity washing machines that were consumer-rated at 9 and above on a scale of 1-10 for the key features of energy efficiency, cleaning time, performance, ease of use, design and durability.
The reviewers have described their personal experience with large capacity machines that offer many bells and whistles at a relatively high initial cost to the very simple washer that operates by pushing one button to complete the entire job at a relatively low initial purchase price. The best high capacity washing machine, then, seems to be based on the complexity or simplicity of the purchaser’s laundry requirements and preferences.