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Archive for May 2007

So Sad

Posted on: May 31, 2007

The saying that deaths always happen in three’s is a very scary saying to me, but you know it seems to always come true. Every time I hear of a death, not more then a few days later, there have been two more. This time is no exception. Last Friday night, our neighbor was killed in a single vehicle car accident on her way home from work. The next night, a boy was killed in an ATV accident while going home from a party. And, this past Monday (Memorial Day) a family friend passed away from a short battle with cancer.

I know this is just coincindence, but does anyone else think it’s odd that this is one piece of folklore which seems to come true 99.9% of the time?


OMG! I can’t even imagine encountering one of these things! To read the entire story, Click Here.

PPP Direct

Posted on: May 31, 2007

It’s been pretty hectic around here what with the end of school activities, work and the installation of our pool. I’ve not been posting many PayPerPost items because I truthfully just haven’t had the time to sit at my computer and write them. However, when I saw this opportunity posted, I just had to take it. Why? Because PayPerPost has just launched a new and exciting way to make money writing advertisements for big name companies.

It is called ppp direct and the concept is really super simple. You place a button on your web site that says that you are “for hire” to write on a company’s behalf. In other words, these companies will come directly to YOU to hire you to write posts for them. And, unlike all the other big named word of mouth marketers out there, ppp direct only takes 10 percent of whatever earnings you receive. For instance, a typical word of mouth marketing company will, and CAN, take anywhere from 50 to 100 percent of your total earnings! Yes, you read that right, anywhere from 50 to 100 percent!!!. What is the point of even writing for those other companies if they are just going to take all of your hard earned money? PPP Direct looks to be very promising to the average “postie” also and not just those who have very high traffic sites. For more information on this subject be sure to check out the ppp blog as well as the video debut.

I just love summertime. I love that the days are longer. You can get more done in the evenings when there is nothing on TV. I love that the days are warm and you can be outside more instead of being cooped up indoors like you are in the winter. I love that school is out and I can sleep in. Makes it much easier to get up the next day when there isn’t an alarm clock involved, especially if I’ve stayed up a bit later the night before watching a really good movie. My kids love it because of that point too. lol

The only thing I do NOT like about summer is the snakes! If I never saw another snake in my lifetime, I would be happy. Last Friday, we had a 6 foot long blacksnake on our front porch! Yep, if I’d opened the door I would have easily stepped on the stupid thing. Ugh! Thankfully, my mom saw it first though and shooed him off. Of course, that wasn’t until AFTER he’d scared the bejeebies out of her. Poor mom. She had just wanted to give me some fresh onions and radishes from her garden. She had no idea that when she walked up to my front door, that Mr. Black Snake would be laying there, waiting to greet her. I do wish I’d had a camera though because she jumped pretty high into the air when she saw him:)

Ok, back to what I do like about summer….fresh veggies from the garden, lazy days spent in the pool, cold and juicy watermelon, crickets chirping at night…wow, I could probably fill an entire blog of my favorite things about this season, but think I’ll stop for now.

Ok, here are a few pictures of the pool. If you are interested, take a peek, if not, skip this post:)

This is the preparation of the pool location. Thankfully they didn’t have to do too much digging to make it level.

This is the pool after it is put together, but there’s not any water in it yet.

This is the design on the outside of the pool. It’s tan and matches the house nicely.

This is the liner. I couldn’t get close enough to get a nice shot so will update this one after we’re able to actually get in the pool. It is light blue bottom with gray blocks and brown crosses along the top rim.

Alright, this is the last one I took. The pool is almost full of water. There was one more load after this pic was taken. It looks so cool and refreshing, but it’s definitely NOT warm enough to get into yet. Maybe by Memorial Day.

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