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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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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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When we moved into this house years ago, I wanted to raise chickens in the back yard, complete with hatcheries and everything that would be of help to me, so I could not only have eating chickens, but also laying chickens and fresh eggs. This venture has always been a dream of mine. When we moved here, we bought the property for not only the house, that needed and still needs a lot of TLC, but also for the HUGH back yard we have. It would be awesome to put a pole barn up back there and have the chicken coops outside, and the other equipment I would need, part of the pole barn would work quite well.
I’ve been doing a lot of research about raising chickens and also about even building a hatchery myself. But I have run across really great ones that I don’t have to build, that I think would be perfect for what I have in mind. That is IF I can get my husband to agree. He used to live on a farm and had all sorts of animals, just like me. They even had orchards and a running cider mill in the family for decades. The sad part is…after he graduated, he left the farm and never went back. I never would have left it.
As I said, I have done lots of research and personally I find the whole incubating process totally fascinating. Actually I found everything about raising, breeding and all the various kinds of chickens there are, an awesome learning experience. Now I’m more determined to raise chickens of all sorts, than I ever have been. It may turn into a very lucrative business. And I’d also get fresh chicken and fresh brown eggs, for me to eat if I didn’t get attached to the chickens. Besides, with the economy the way it is, and the food prices as they are, raising chickens might not be a bad idea to be preparing for what my come in the future.
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The other day, while talking to a friend about tuition for school and she recommended that I check into Mission Tuition, which she has done for her son. I’ve been so worried about tuition and also the grants my kids need to go to collage or trade school, that it’s literally consuming our general living. Of course it would any household where parents indeed what their children to continue with school and learn a trade. With the economy the way it is and just the gas prices alone, I’ve been so stressed about how we will find the money to further our children’s education.
I looked over the site and clicked on how it works, then read all the very clear and easy information. It’s pretty cool, and something to think about. It would be a great help if my kids were to qualify, but if not, it still is an awesome thing for people to know about.
Actually I think it is a bit too late to start this for our kids, but the resources page tells a lot about saving for collage for younger children now. I’m going to pass all this on to my oldest daughter for my grand children. Everyone could use all the help they can get now a days, to get a good education for their kids.
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My youngest daughter is going to graduate from high school and wants to go to collage, so my husband and I have been looking into financial aid information, since we can’t afford the tuition,books and everything she will need on our own. She plans on going to Beauty Collage, but then also wants to take some other courses in finance and business management also. She indeed has her priorities straight and I am so very proud of her.
Like her father, she is left handed. I didn’t know that there are scholarships and financial aid for left handed students. Her counselor at school never told us this. Maybe she doesn’t know, but one would think that a counselor would know about various scholarships and about financial aid, as we were told this was part of her job. There is however a seminar that my husband and I are going to attend that will give us a lot more information than the counselor has been.
Right now my daughter is not only going to school during the day, but also she has night school three times a week, so her grades improve. Perhaps she can get a scholarship but we will still be needing to look into more financial aid information for her. With the economic times like they are, we are going to need a lot of help. My husband has a good job, but my medical bills just keep piling up and it seems that getting ahead is going to take more time, if we even can.
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