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Since nearly everything is now done on a computer including banking and even being paid via a service, I’ve been super worried about identity theft. I change my passwords once a month and make sure I don’t have personal information on sites. My husband is worse and he will not buy anything online that uses his credit card and if he has to he frets about it for the next month. He is super paranoid about giving out any kind of information when it comes to money and I’ve heard him on the telephone arguing with people when he has to pay for something like a bill, using his credit or debit card over the telephone. In a way I don’t blame him, but he has to understand that in this day and age, nearly everything is done this way or online.
He gets a credit report at least once every two months and even when he is assured his credit is good, he still only wants to pay for things with cash instead of using one of his cards. Sometimes this makes for some arguments also.
It is wise to know how to protect oneself from internet related fraud and also identity theft, and use credit monitoring as protection against theft. I wish my husband would sit down and get all the facts so he can make his life a bit easier and not worry so much. It is one thing to not be willing to change one’s ways, but it quite another thing not to at least get facts for protection and the safety of making sure he won’t be ripped off.
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I allowed my son to get a pit bull puppy for his birthday, in February. He is a good dog, but he barks at every single tiny sound he hears. I’m constantly telling him, “It’s okay” since there really isn’t a reason for him to be barking like he does. He is also a whiner. Now, the barking wouldn’t bother me if someone comes to the door he doesn’t know, or if someone is around the house that are not supposed to be, like at night or a stranger is in the yard. But…this is not the case. He’ll even bark at a butterfly or blade of grass moving. Okay, maybe not a blade of grass, but ya’ll get the idea.
The kicker to this situation is that if my sons are gone, Jake the puppy (who is more like a small horse and not puppy size at all) acts totally perfect for me. Once my sons get home though, all heck breaks loose and he acts like a totally idiot. It’s really starting to get on my last nerve.
I’m seriously thinking about sending him to classes to have him obey and behave himself. The bigger he gets the stronger he is, and I can’t hold him back if he decides to take off. Yep, seems like he is also a runner. I’m glad we rescued him, as he is a rescue pet, but some measures have to be taken to have him mind. Sure he is still a puppy, but I’m worried the older he gets the worse he is going to get also.
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Yesterday my oldest daughter and I decided to take off and go to a flea market near our homes. I have to say, I found quite a few cool things to bring home, but I had been looking for specific items and I didn’t find them.
Since we didn’t stay at the flea market too long, we stopped at five garage sales on the way home. My daughter found some pool and swimming floaty things for the kids to play with and float on, and also a skimmer that she got one heck of a deal on, considering it was never used!
I found a dress form that actually was pretty near my size, and grabbed it up. Since my sewing machine is always up and I sew as a hobby, this will come in handy. I had been looking for one for a long while, but didn’t want to pay too much for it. I’d say I got a big break on this item. Only 15.00, which isn’t even near the cost of what it is worth! All in all, we had a great day, and got quite a few items at awesome prices!
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This guest post from Werner Rogers
Who grows up saying they want to have triplets? It’s been really nice being married these last few years but you know, my husband and I were ready for kids. We were really thinking it would be easy for us to get pregnant but it’s been incredibly tough. In fact, we’ve had to undergo invitro to get pregnant at all! And when the doctor told us we were pregnant with TRIPLETS my husband actually passed out. Like, for real…he passed out. Anyway, we’ve been breaking our necks to get the house ready for the babies and the nursery still isn’t done yet. I’m so big I can’t do much but look at www.electriccompaniestexas.net/ rates online and shop for baby clothes on Amazon but that’s okay – at least I feel like I’m doing something. I thought I would be more prepared since we were so excited about having kids but as it turns out I feel like I’m way in over my head. My mom says that’s totally normal and that she felt the same way when she was first pregnant with me but I just have these waking nightmares about the house being totally not ready and the babies being sick and my husband working overtime hours to pay for it all. I think when we decided to try and have a baby we thought it was going to be an easy transition but it’s going to hit us all at once! We had actually only planned on having two kids total so having three at one time is going to be crazier than I ever could have imagined. I’m so blessed that I get to be a mom at all and I can’t wait to find out what these little bundles of joy are going to be like. It’s two girls and a boy and my husband says he’s already got names picked out for the boy (he won’t tell me!) and of course, I’m still undecided for the girls.
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The task of cleaning out and then filling the pool is rather daunting to me. We only have cold water coming from the outside faucet, and for me to get into the water when its cold like it is will not even be pleasant. I have even thought about hiring a pool company to come open, clean and fill the pool for me, but it’s sens less to waste that kind of money, just because I don’t like getting cold.
Of course in the coming months, I’ll be glad I did all the chores it takes to get the pool clean and filled with fresh water, but it’s the procedure of this I’d love to forgo.
Today I go get all the chemicals I need for the summer to keep the pool clean, and I’m thinking about getting new deck furniture also. We need more comfy chairs and I’ve seen a few stores have some great deals on various lawn and patio furniture. It will be nice to have more places for people to sit when they come to visit and swim.
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