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Recently my son started talking to me about learning more about using WordPress and mentioned that I might be interested in the wordpress slider. Now, I really am not a person who is good at technical things and technology. In fact, I’m not inclined to remember things such as this, but he is patient and willing to show me the ins and outs of such things that would customize and various looks that I might have in mind and also about what he calls a slide deck and the functions.
A few years ago, I never thought I would have anything except my journals to write in and my stories to write on regular paper or to write using my computer and then just putting them on CD or in folders and saving the things that I had written. Never did I consider blogging thoughts or events, and having people read what I have written.
My son is a blogger also and he loves all the things that are possible to do,and the options one has to make photos, pages, and blog writings exactly the way he wants others to see them. I think it’s a bit much right now for me to learn, but I’m trying and the links he is showing me are really informative. Also easy to comprehend.
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Today was a really quiet day. Because of the partying people, we chose not to do any driving and I think that was one of the best decisions we could have made. There were a few accidents locally, but this year I didn’t hear of many major ones, which is wonderful.
I must admit that it was really hot today, and the thought of getting a new pool is very much becoming a good possibility. It would certainly been a plus today, as the temperature reached about 101 degrees by about 2:00 pm. I know the lake beaches around here would have been totally packed. Normally we would go to one of our favorite places, but hubby had to go to work tonight, so we didn’t make plans.
All of the kids except my youngest daughter had things that they had planned on doing for the day. My daughter wanted to just stay home and finish some make up work she needed to do for school. I have a feeling though, that she didn’t want to go out in the heat, like the boys did. I’m going to go look at various big pools tomorrow and price them. I heard there was a sale at the local pool supply, so that is the first place I’ll check out.
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We’ve had the same cable company for years, and I’m getting quite angry about the recent service we have been getting. Lately we’ve been loosing signal, sometimes a couple days at a time. For some reason also, if I want to watch a television program that I missed, the voice and motion are sort of dragging and since it happens on all of our home computers and laptops here, I know it is our server’s fault.
I’ve spoken to technicians so many times in the last two months, that I don’t believe anything any of them tell me anymore, since all of their “help” is totally different, depending on whom I talk to.
Indeed I think it is time to change services, but my stubborn husband doesn’t want to. He is not a computer person, and as long as the cable works on the television, he’s a happy camper. He is very odd when it comes to change or upgrading of any kind. I happen to need the internet and so do my kids. I’m going to do some checking about various other servers we have access to around here, which isn’t much, but there has to be a better way to be able to stay online, considering my work revolves around the computer and internet.
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With two kids looking into various collages, their father and I have been trying to help them find active scholarships and grants. There are a lot out there, that are seldom known of, because they aren’t really common knowledge to people until they start really digging. I know that the kid’s school certainly didn’t tell us about any online help we could get as far as finding these scholarships, nor did they tell us that there were sites online that were free and very helpful for both students and parents.
I know that when I was preparing to go to collage, there were very few helpful people who could guide me through the process of getting a grant or a scholarship. There also was no internet. Without that kind of help, I ended up getting a grant that took me years and years to pay back, and the interest rate nearly bankrupted me. The grant also didn’t pay for what I needed the money for in the first place. Only a small portion was paid.
I don’t want the lack of knowledge stopping my kids from going to the school that they would benefit most from. I’m glad there are sources online who offer advice, guidance and other help with scholarships and grants.
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Looking out in my front garden a few days ago, I realized that every flower that is in bloom, are shades of purple. It sounds like a movie or something, but it’s true. My sage, chives, little orchids, iris and even my valerian is a light shade of lavender. And yes, my lavender is also starting to bloom.
Yesterday, my husband called me to the door, and pointed out that the hummingbirds were back in full force. A lot of people say that they are attracted to red. I don’t think so. In my opinion they obviously either love the color purple, or my flowers and herbs are exceptionally tasty! I’d like to think they are for the little hummers.
I’m waiting to see what is going to bloom next. I still have some last minute seeds to plant and also some already somewhat grown plants and flowers that I always buy at this time of the year, because they are so much less expensive. Maybe I’ll go totally purple and red and see which color the hummingbirds like the most! I’m going shopping in a few days, so we’ll see what whim I go with.
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