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Friday, August 22, 2008

The Right Equipment

The artist in me has always wanted to know how to get the equipment to do my own auto designs. I think I could do a great job, and it sure would save a lot of money. You can get the airbrush supplies and even stencils to guide your hand as you customize your ride. I can think of a lot of ways to make use of airbrush equipment too. Custom painting on the side of our barn, I can envison it now, and I've always wanted to create some interesting artwork on the ugly long security fence that stretches for 300 feet along the west side of our property. Does the artist in you ever think about all the things you could do if you had the right equipment?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Wow Factor

This is probably the second most useful product since the creation of the PC itself. My husband and I use these all the time. They are flash drives. Tiny little pocket-sized plug ins that you can connect to any computer via a USB port and download information to share between computers. In fact, micro sd are about as small as a finger most times and come in anywhere from a few mbs to many gbs. We have a wide variety of them most in the 2 and 6 GB catagory. You can store an awful lot of information on 6 GB. It makes it easier when you are moving around between computers which we do a lot. Actually he does it even more than I do between his office at work, his laptop and his desktop at home. I only have my laptop and desktop at home and usually only going between rooms. It still makes it easier to transfer files from one to the other. One of the main reasons I get so excited over such things is maybe because I was born in the era before computers of any kind and seeing the development from monster room-sized things to something as small as the palm of your hand that can contain so much information still boggles my mind. For those born in the 80's and later it's probably not such a big deal. They're used to it. I'm not sure I even that though, I like the 'wow' factor.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Money for the Future

Caring for an invalid parent really strains the budget. I've always heard that having an elderly parent, especially an ill one, living with you is like having an infant in your home, and that point has become crystal clear lately. They require 24 hour a day attention and it gets to be wearing. What I didn't fully realize before all this began is how expensive it is to have an elderly patient living in your home. From little things like they don't want to eat the food you would normally (and cheaply) prepare and require special meals (being a short order cook is a necessity) to buying expensive pull-on diapers (yep, the infant comparison continues) to supplimental dietary needs like nutritional boosting drinks that can cost as much as your entire normal food budget. I've been looking for a lot of extra ways to suppliment my income lately even beyond what I do. I wish I understood futures trading because I've heard that there is great money in that. I need money for my 'future' -- as in tomorrow.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Making Room for Big

I've always thought of wall mounts when considering a new flat screen. Lately, however I've seen quite a few LCD mount that are not only wall mounted. I prefer something that will give a good solid base to the TV while not being plastered on a wall since I like to move things around a lot. They are making a lot of stands and mounts for these TVs now that are stylish and look great sitting on top of a TV stand, or mounted to walls if you desire them to be. I think I'm in the market for a big screen now, since I've seen the newer stands.

Finding The Work

Whoever said it is not possible to make money online hasn't been in my shoes these last four weeks. There is freelancing work out there, and you do not have to be a rocket scientist, or specialize in technical fields to get it. All you have to be able to do is string words together in fairly correct sentences. You may be writing articles on diet pill reviews
or the need for equestrian insurance... or any of a million other topics, but the pay is good, it is consistant--it is out there.

Blogging is great money too, for the same reasons, but there is a lot more money for web content writing than there is for blogging right now. I enjoy doing both for the variety, and greatest income potential. As biblical scholars like to say: Seek and ye shall find--that is just as true on the Internet. Look for it. That was always the hard part for me, but once I put my mind to it, it was there right in front of me.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Beg, Borrow, or Steal?

I have been working like crazy these last four weeks. Taking the advice from a great blog on here and getting out and looking for clients really paid off. The money is out there, it just takes the gumption to find it. However, with all the work, and I am talking about fifteen hour days, and stress of fast and demanding deadlines, as well as one company taking two and a half weeks to pay an invoice and having to threaten and constantly nag for them to pay, it's a wonder I don't have an ulcer, or at least an acne breakout.

It's not really the work stress, deadline stress, or any of that gets to me, it's the money chasing. Thankfully in all of the years that I have been doing this I've never had this happen until now. This is the first, only, and trust me -- last--company that has ever done that. Well, okay, I can't gaurantee it won't happen again. You never know until you work for a company if they are up and up. But you can trust that if they do that once, it's the last time I work for them.

I work hard, but I sure expect to be paid on time, without having to beg, scream, and demand payment.