Monday, November 29, 2010

Travel & RV Recreation

There are a number of ways that people like to travel to go camping. Going by RV is the best way to get where you are going with all of your supplies, groceries, etc. You can pull a little trailer too. That is what my sister and her husband did for years. However, my neighbors have always choosen to take tents for their big family and just love camping out in a tent. You can pack your tent right in the trunk of your car, in your RV or in a pull behind trailer. Once you find your favorite sight and get your tent set up, you are all set to get your firepit going. Sitting out at night under the stars, eating over the campfire, singing songs, telling stories and of course, roasting some hot dogs and marshmallows is probably the most fun for the kids. I like roasting marshmallows myself and look forward to that. You can sit around a good fire and the mosquitoes do not bother you. I guess they do not care much for fire or heat like that. I used to work for a well-known RV manufacturing company and they have improved so much over the last 40 years that they are really homes on wheels. In checking the Internet, I found a great site that has just about every kind of camping gear and not only that but you can even find a good place to trade in your old camper or RV for a new or newer one. You can save a lot of money right now on sales and also on shipping of tents and gear. Traveling with your family and enjoying the great outdoors is something that they will remember for a lifetime. You are making happy memories for them when you take them camping.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Icy Weather

It has not been a nice day outside today. We had terrible strong winds that just beat the rain against the windows. It sounded like hail but think it was sleet as many windows were frozen over. I tried to take a nap and it got so loud several times, it woke me up. I tried to get the mail and the mail boxes were all frozen shut so my husband had to go out and beat on them to get the ice out so we could get our mail. It is good to be in the nice warm house tonight.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eating Birthday Cake

It does not have to be your birthday to enjoy birthday cake. As you can see here, our little great grandson is devouring a piece of his 3 year old sister's birthday cake. He loves to eat and who wouldn't love a delicious piece of cake? It is so much fun to see little ones really go at it and get it all over themselves. They don't care about neatness, just eating and having lots of fun doing just that.

Logo Mojo

Do you have a business that just does not seem to get off the ground and grow customers? Perhaps what you need is a great Business Logo Design. You know yourself, that when you see a great logo that catches your eye, you remember that business. Then when you need their services, you remember that logo because it was outstanding and there was something special about it. I know in checking the Internet, that you can find a good company that will really work with you to help you get your logo mojo going and draw in new business and help your company grow. You need a custom designed logo and one that is unique to your business. If you are a plumber, for example, you do not want to have just any old sign on your trucks spelling out the name of your business in black and white. People just do not take notice of those things like they do a colorful and exciting logo. You can receive as many as 15-20 various logos that have been developed by a very professional staff of designers. Then it is up to you to choose the one you think will draw the most attention to your business. With unlimited logo changes, you can work with them until you settle on the one you like best. And with 100% satisfaction guaranteed, you can't go wrong, can you? You want to be sure to look for a good guarantee. If you have no idea where to start, you no doubt will want to get on live chat and discuss it with knowledgeable people.

Buy Life Insurance

We were just discussing the other day that we should Buy Life Insurance. We do have some life insurance already but as you grow older you begin to wonder what it is going to cost to bury you. I know it is not the subject most people want to bring up and discuss when they are younger but it is a fact of life. Funerals are very expensive today and they, no doubt, will be more expensive as time goes on. If you have a family, you want to protect them in case of your unexpected death. They will need money to live on and that is something to be considered as well. You do not want to leave loved ones burdened by a huge debt and if you have thought ahead and taken out enough life insurance, you can rest assured that things will be well taken care of just in case. I know one thing that holds me back from buying more life insurance is the physical. No one likes to take a physical exam just to get more life insurance. So I went to the computer and began checking out the Internet to see what I could find. I found a company that would help me get quotes from reputable well known companies without taking a physical exam. All I had to do was fill out a simple form and I could get quotes from a number of companies and then decide on what I wanted to buy. I thought that was just great. Do you have enough life insurance? You might want to seriously think about it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Businesses Accepting Credit Cards

I worked for a smaller business a couple of years ago. That is when I learned the high cost of accepting credit cards cards. They finally had to drop one credit card completely because it was twice as high to process it as the rest of the cards. I did not realize that the owners of the business had to pay high fees just to be able to let their customers use their credit cards to pay their bills. In checking out the Internet I found that they could have used this company for their card processing. It would have cost much less to process the cards and they could get the equipment they needed from them. Because this company I worked for was a small company, the cost of processing credit cards was eating up their profit, even though it made doing business so much easier. I wish they had know about this at the time because they are now out of business.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Getting Ready For Winter

We brought in the Hummingbird feeder and washed it out good. Then we also brought in the rain gauge so it wouldn't freeze and crack and have to get a new one next year. Our outdoor thermometer is off I think so will probably get a new one of those next Spring. I think moisture may have gotten into it. They don't seem to last long. My husband brought in the eves spouts extensions now too and I think everything is ready for winter. Hate to see winter come though with its snow and ice.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alternate Ways to Educate

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ashworth College. All opinions are 100% mine.

My brother had a hard time in school.  When he was ready to graduate, he failed one class.  This gave him very low self-esteem and he wanted that diploma but it was very hard to go back to school with a lower class to finish and get his diploma.  If only he could have attended High School Online it would have been much easier for him.  Now for many others, Ashworth College Featured by National Education Report is available to them also to finish college.    The tuition is extremely reasonable and also includes course materials and books.   Monthly payments can be worked out so that with zero percent interest, anyone should be able to afford them.  Not only that but when you graduate, you will not have a huge student loan debt hanging over you such as my grandchildren have.  That is certainly a plus.  I feel one of the best methods of study is to be able to do it at home and in your own time.  You are not pressured to attend class at a local college or far fro home.  It is ideal for those who just need to make up a class.  There are so many advantages, just check out  the Ashworth Video Gallery to find what fits you best.  

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wall Clocks

One thing that is of value to everyone is time. We all want to know what time it is. That is why every room in our home has a clock. They are all wall clocks because a wall clock is easy to put up and very little trouble. Most are battery operated and the battery seldom needs changing. It is fun to change the clocks in my home from time to time because there always seem to be new ones available. My husband loves a big clock with big numbers in the bedroom as he can't see what time it is without his glasses unless the clock has big numbers on it. For the living room, I love a clock with a pendulum and a chime too. There is just something so homey about such a clock. And you can choose the wood and also the style of that clock. For my office, I am always looking for a wall clock that is a little more unique and by checking the Internet, I found a wonderful selection of clocks that has every kind I need or want. I can change clocks and it gives each room a different prospective to me. I want to see the time wherever I go in the house and I can do that attractively.

Exterior Shutters

When we finished siding our home, it looked so nice. We had new windows installed, as well, and a new roof put on. We stepped back to look at the finished job on our home and it looked so nice. However, there seemed to be something missing. We looked around the neighborhood and quickly figured out it was that we had no shutters on our home. In looking about, we knew right then that what we needed to put the finishing touch on our home was exterior shutters. But we did not have much experience with shutters so we needed to investigate the kinds and types of shutters that were available. Our local stores did not have much to offer, so I went to the computer and got on the Internet to see what was available there. I found a great site where I could order the kind of shutters, whether vinyl or wood. However, there was another option and that was composite shutters. We felt that free shipping was great on one type, that a 40 year warranty sounded even better on another type of shutter. The prices were very reasonable and we just had to decide on what color would work best with our new siding. It is exciting waiting for the delivery to arrive.

Need a New Bathroom Vanity?

I do not know about you, but I do need a new bathroom vanity. I have been checking around and I was having a great deal of trouble making up my mind about which kind of bathroom vanity to buy. Then I got to my computer and started searching the Internet to see what was available and I came across furniture that really caught my eye. They had the most rustic bathroom vanities constructed of beautiful wood and I could completely change my bathroom into a new place. It would be so much like a rustic cabin. I was delighted. I knew my family would be quite impressed with the unique design and quality of the vanities. It would not only be attractive but would bring new interest into the bathroom by giving it a special unique look. There were several to choose from so I took my time as there were 4, 5 and 6 ft. vanities. However, I finally decided on which one I would like best. I was able to measure and found that the 6 ft. model would fit and give me lots of counter space and I liked the sink in the middle. It is very exciting to look forward to buying and installing a new rustic bathroom vanity and make a wonderful change in our home.

Web Hosting Rating Site

If you are looking into web hosting, please be advised that there are many out there with all sort of options. It pays to check out the Internet to find the best one suited to you. If you are blogging, you may want to check out the cheapest options for you depending on the size and amount of blogging that you do. You do not want to pay a lot if you are not making a great amount. However, if you have a small business, you have other details that are more important to you such as customized software and you want to be sure you have a secure website. It pays to check out the guarantees offered by the various web hosting companies, as well. If you are a large enterprise, then you will no doubt want a dedicated server that will give you reliability that is guaranteed. By checking the Internet you can easily find the best web hosting sites and choose the one that suits you best and will offer you the best deals on what you need. I know when I set up my website, I did not have all the useful information that is now available to me in regard to the best web hosting services and it was difficult for me. Now with a rating site available, you can choose from the top hosts much more easily.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Spagetti and Meatballs

My sister brought me a bag of frozen meatballs. I made spagetti and put them in the sauce after I cooked them, following the directions. They are very good and so easy. It was easier than making my own. I am going to take the leftovers to daughter tomorrow as too much for us to eat ourselves. I know they will enjoy them and will make for an easy meal for them too since they both work.

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Family Fun

Here is one of our little great grandsons with one of his Aunts. You can see he is enjoying himself. They have lots of Aunts to hold them and enjoy them. It is so nice to see families getting together. It is amazing how fast the little ones grow up. This one will be walking before we know it. Then his mom will be even busier than she is now.

Gold Bullion

Everyone today is talking about the shape their portfolio is in. They have made all kinds of investments but they apparently were not very safe investments. I have seen so many ads on television lately about buying gold bullion and gold coins. They said if you really want a safe investment and want to preserve your wealth for the future, then they highly suggested you buy gold. Gold has always been a very valuable possession and has been coveted over the centuries by people who knew the value of gold. It keeps its value and you can feel safe owning it. It bears looking into, that is for sure.

Autumn Leaves

Like the song says, the Autumn leaves are falling and falling and falling. My husband went out and mulched all the leaves on the lawn and it looked so nice. The very next day we got high winds and the lawn was covered again worse than ever. A couple days ago our next door neighbor went out and mulched their leaves. I told my husband to forget about even thinking about mulching ours again and today the leaves are blowing everywhere again. He's decided he's done with the lawn mower till Spring when the grass grows long enough to mow.


The skunks are out. They must be looking for a place to hibernate for the winter. It seems when you go outside you smell skunk and wonder how close it is. Well a couple of doors down my neighbor said another neighbor had a skunk on her front porch twice. She called the police to get rid of it. I know we always thought a skunk was rabid if they came up to the house. You had better watch out. Several people have had their pet dog sprayed by skunks this year and that is a mess to get them cleaned up from that odor.


Have you ever considered gold as an investment? Perhaps you think of it as an awkward commodity to own. However, gold can be purchased in several forms. You can buy gold coins or bullion. Bullion comes in a form that is easy to handle and store. But if you are interested in coins, they have a currency value and you may be interested in them also. In checking out the Internet, I find that you can purchase bullion directly from the U. S. Gold Bureau. They have a professional staff of experts who can assist you in your purchases and also in deciding on a safe depository in which to keep your bullion.