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Memorial Day Weeked

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

I cannot believe it is Memorial Day Weekend already.  This year is going by so very quickly.  Maybe it is all the stress I am and have been under.  I am not sure.  Maybe it is a lack of sleep.  Who knows.

I know I am very tired and run down and am very much ready for a break.  I need it too.  My kids need it. 

My divorce will be final next month.  I am ready to move on.

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Credit Cards

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

There is a lot of competition for credit card rates and they want your business.  Beware they have a lot of hidden fees and underhanded schemes.  There are many credit card offers.

It is important to continuously monitor the credit card market in order to get the best credit cards, reviews and credit card offers available online. Credit card offers are displayed side by side so you can easily compare key factors such as interest rates, annual fees as well as other key features.

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Insurance

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

With all the competition out there, the best way to save on insurance is by obtaining free insurance quotes online through a local agent who has your best interests in mind.

Each agency providing an auto insurance quote will assess your risks differently, and may throw discounts your way for a number of features, so keep those things in mind in the quest for cheap auto insurance or another line of coverage you may need.

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Excited about getting a pool!!!

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

With my mom’s condition, going through a divorce, etc… I decided to get an above ground pool for us this summer.  I cashed out one of my IRAs to do it….but after seeing what my mom is going through, I decided life is too short.  She scraped and saved all of her life to enjoy retirement and never got to.  Instead she ended up with Alzheimer’s. 

I want to have it to enjoy with my kids NOW.  So, I did it.  I should have it in about 3 weeks and cannot wait!!!

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Prenatal Vitamins

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Prenatal vitamins are vitamin supplements intended to be taken before and during pregnancy and during postnatal lactation. Although not intended to replace a healthy diet, prenatal vitamins provide women of child bearing age.

Prenatal vitamins are similar to other multivitamins, but do contain different amounts of specific nutrients to better suit the needs of an expecting mother. Vitamins such as folic acid, calcium and iron are in higher concentrations while nutrients such as Vitamin A are reduced to reflect the current understanding of the role that these compounds play in fetal development.

Check out http://prenatalvitamins.net/.

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Mom…

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

I have learned that there is NO such thing as getting an Alzheimer’s patient prepared for a move.  My soon-to-be-ex husband was trying to help me out last night since I was working 3rd shift and needed to be ready for the movers the next day.

He was going to try to empty her clothes out of her dresser and chest and pack them up for her so that the furniture would be ready for the movers.  My mom started pitching a fit, crying, and what-not, saying she hated me etc. He gave up and could not take it and left. 

This is a HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE thing to have to deal with.  I am trying to do what is best for her but she thinks I am just getting rid of her.  There is no reasoning with her and it is killing me.

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Branson

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Everyone needs a getaway or a vacation to relax and spend some quality time with family and loved ones.  Summer is here and so are some great deals!

Branson vacations offer an option for a fun vacation spot.  Branson is a unique destination where children, parents, and grandparents can all vacation together! There is something to satisfy everyone in Branson.

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Getting Mom Prepared

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

As you know, I am dealing with a mom with Alzheimer’s disease.  It is horrible to have to go through for the family as well as the patient.  I have been talking to her for weeks about how nice it would be for her to have an apartment with calm and quiet instead of our noisy chaotic household.

Of course, the next day she does not really remember our discussions.  Nonetheless, I have continued the discussion for several weeks.  Alzheimer’s patients do much better when they are in an environment with very little change.

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Computer Back Up

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Are you prepared if your computer were to crash? Do you have a back up system that is automated? If your hard drive fails, it results in the loss of important files such as financial documents, emails, digital photos and music. This loss is totally preventable with the use of an online backup service.

Automated or manual backups of your computer’s hard drive are available so that if for any reason your files are corrupted or lost they can be recovered as good as new. An online backup system is something you may want to consider.

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Rough, Busy Week

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

I was able to get all of the arrangements made to get mom’s assisted living apartment ready this week.  I decided to go to my local Rent-a-Center to furnish it so that they could move the furniture in for me.

They were great and the manager gave me an awesome deal since I was getting quite a bit of stuff for her.  He also said they would come by my house first and get her bedroom furniture and take it free of charge.  I was astounded at his generosity and took him up on it.

I could not be happier! They showed up, took out the bedroom furniture, loaded it on their truck and followed me to the assisted living apartment.  They placed the furniture exactly where I wanted it and even brought a piece back to my house because it was a bit too big.  I must say I am impressed with the Hixson Pike Rent-a-Center in my area! Kudos to you guys!!! :)

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