I just realized that by one simple lightening strike most certainly will effect my nephews recent effort to utilize the online degree programs in game design that he is supposed to start next week with one of the Online Degree Programs that he has been so excited about starting for some time now and that he found by using http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/. I guess that is one major draw back about using an Online School to further one’s education that is such a big hit with so many people now.
Now most people would be able to go to the library and use the computers that most libraries have now for the general public to use for free, but my nephew has such a wacky work schedule. Most of the time he works at night as a D.J. I’m not sure how his hours are going to match up with the local libraries that are down there and close to their home. But if he wants it bad enough, he has youth on his side, I’m sure he will figure something out until they get the situation at home taken care of. After all one of the main reasons to take classes online is all about flexibility, right!
I asked my sis if they had home owner’s insurance and thank fully she does, but she thinks that her policy has a $1,000 deductible and that is going to suck, big time. I have never heard of a $1,000 deductible before, I think that that is totally outrageous and I can only hope that are premiums are way, way low to have such a high deductible to handle at a time of crisis.
I am so very happy to hear that my kid sister is finally coming to town for her first road trip since the baby was born. A 6 hour drive, road trip, isn’t something that she can handle very often and now that there is a baby involved I’m afraid we will not be seeing the baby as often as we would like to, unless of course one of us gets behind the wheel and makes the drive down there for a visit, which is something that we need to start doing more of now. This baby is the first baby born into the family in over 13 years so there is a lot of celebrating going on and people are very anxious to get their hands onto this little bundle of joy and spoil her rotten.
It has been so long since a baby was around any of us that we are not up to speed on our baby proofing efforts. She (her name is Charli Rose) is only 2 months old right now and can’t get into too much trouble right now, but time flies and the next thing we know she will be crawling all around and getting into all the things that she isn’t supposed to get into, of course, that is to be expected out of any baby. Now a days they have really great baby products and you can buy just about anything you need online these days. I’ve been looking at some Extra Wide Baby Gates to place in my home when the time comes.
My door ways are extra wide, for some reason, so it will take something that is extra wide to get the job done. Not having the right kind of Baby Gates can lead to disaster so I want to make sure that I get the best Child Safety Gates that are on the market, so I’m taking my time and doing a bit of research before just dishing out my money on the first thing that I see. There is an awesome website at KidSafeInc.com that I have found some great safety items which I’ve urged some other family member to take a look at and possibly buy some baby proofing products as well by sending them all the link.
I can’t wait for that weekend to get here, I’ve been missing my baby sister and her precious Charli Rose as well, since I’ve only gotten to see her once since she is born. I’m sure that she will be my arms more than anyone’s this visit and they will have to pry her out of my arms when it is time for them to leave. I’m getting a bit choked up just thinking about it, crazy right?
There is a drain at the bottom of the outside stairs that take you down into the basement of the house. I have the worse time trying to keep it from getting all clogged up with leaves and other debris from the outside world. Several times all ready, in the past two weeks, I have had to run down there with buckets, towels, pumps and all the other crap that is needed to clean up after a minor flood. Thank goodness I’ve caught it before it got too bad, but it was enough to irritate me and take up too much of time and energy, running up and down those darned steps, back and forth, hump!
I’m so glad that I purchased three rain barrels, they have helped out a lot for various reasons and if the rain goes into them then hopefully that is less water to come into the basement. With all of this rain that we have had and are still getting almost every single day, it’s playing havoc in so many ways for so many folks, so I know that I’m not alone in this boat (no pun intended, but I’ll take it at this point!)
June 10th was the worst flooding that I’ve had to put up with and deal with. It was the last day of school, but the roads were flooded and the buses couldn’t get through so they had to close school. The kids never got to say good-bye or anything. Good thing because I had all of them help me with the 2 inches of water that ended up in our 1/2 way furnished basement, it took 3 and 1/2 days to get that mess under control.
We are so happy to find that our hard work has paid off, complaining to the city about the horrible Apartment Mailboxes that are in such bad shape in the low income apartments that are located on the street behind ours. These apartments need a lot of help and all we can do is keep trying, one step at a time. This has been a big step as far as I’m concerned. There is no need to have people’s mail in old decrepit Commercial Mailboxes that are falling apart and so badly broken that their mail ends up strewn all over the hallway for everyone to have to walk on or walk over, or even worse, take from the rightful owner. That is just crazy and asking for big trouble for so many people that deserve to be treated as such.
So after a couple of City Council meetings and tons of letters we are glad to see them installing some nice CBU Mailboxes over there last week. I’m sure that the slum lord that owns and runs the place isn’t happy about dishing out some of his millions of dollars that he makes each year on his rentals, for brand new Cluster Mailboxes, but we really aren’t concerned with his finances at this point, since he is always seen driving around town in a nice expensive brand new car every year. My God, how some people sleep at night is beyond me!
Next we are going to work on the trash and garbage problem, which will help with the roach infestation that is over whelming in those nasty old buildings that little babies, little kids and whole families are trying to live in and make a life for themselves.
I get so darn tired of this crazy computer messing up. I swear one day I’m going to throw this thing out the door.
I’m more than sure everyone that has a computer has said that more than once. I know I have and not that long ago. I had been working on this one project for several weeks. You know how it is, you go back several times and tweak things like that until you are finally happy with it and then…… You guessed it, my computer crashed. Everything I had just done was gone. Luckily I didn’t lose all of it since I had gone back to work on it several times and saved my work every time I finished. But I wasn’t finished this time. Took me twice as long to go back through it again.
After complaining, ranting and raving to myself for hours, a friend happened to stop by. After laughing at me for what seemed like ten minutes, he informed me all I needed was to get a fix registry program. A what, I asked. He had learned the hard way that there are programs you can get to fix your registry and it solves most any problem you have. The registry is where the computer stores all of its configuration information. Didn’t mean much to me but when he said it would keep my computer from crashing again, I was hooked! Works every time.