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About 8m33

published author, military veteran

Don’t try to out dress your girlfriends

Ladies– perhaps you have just begun your first office job.  Dress neatly and in a conservative fashion.  This also means:  hair, nails, and makeup.  You will have to build an office wardrobe.  It will take time, but choose quality clothing and shoes.  Don’t go overboard with the $250 purses and $80 shoes.  I know it is a long way away, but begin planning your career and socking away money.  Don’t try to compete with the company fashion plates.  I worked with a woman who was a very sharp dresser.  She had many pretty clothes, actually more than she needed.  She admitted to me one day that she had zero money in the bank.  Don’t you think this was a bit sad?  I do!3A_MIMI

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Pee Wee- how to save $$ on vehicles

Folks, this is the top money saving tip I can give you–buy Toyota or Nissan vehicles.  This will save you thousands over the years.  Yes, they will cost more at purchase.  But you will keep them for many years.  My ’02 Nissan Xterra has 125,000 miles & the ’03 Toyota Tacoma has 100,176.  We have bought Fords and Pontiacs in the past.  But once we bought the first Toyota we were hooked. If you are wealthy, go ahead & buy a luxury car.  But if you are middle class, aim for Toyota or Nissa.  Trust me. We are believers.

Pee Wee says measure, don’t waste!

Today I had my washing machine filled and was ready to add the HE liquid soap.  I forgot, tipped the bottle over the tub and too much poured out.  It was probably double or even a bit more than I needed.  HE soap is more expensive than older brands and some newer models of washers requite it.  I knew this brand was more watery than others.  Lesson learned:  I just wasted quite a bit.  In the future remember to use the measuring cap.  I learned the same thing with another product:  Bionene (mouth rinse).

lightning strike!

This is my first posting in a  long time.  Guess I haven’t had a lot to say!  Wordpress notified me that my password was compromised somehow, not really hacked, but I still was asked to reset it.  In July we had a lightning strike on our property.  We were both outside on the cement porch.  There were 3 booms of thunder, than a horribly bright flash of lightening plus the deafening roar.  I was so scared my left leg was temporarily paralyzed!  Two weeks later I was talking to two RN’s that I know and they said I may have been mildly shocked by the lightning!  That made me feel so strange, to think I was that close too being fried!  They asked was I wearing shoes or standing in water.  (yes to the first and no to the second).  We had just left our vehicle and hopped quickly onto the porch, so we got a few rain sprinkles on us.    I am thankful to be a Christian, and know my Lord is always looking out for me.  Still, this was a real wakeup call to how  close we are to meeting our heavenly Maker! I’ll be paying a lot more attention to lightning from now on!