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Saturday, May 26, 2018

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends!

Imagine, you’re 20  years old, your hopes and dreams before you, no reason to think you can’t achieve them. You study, you work hard, you maintain a 4.0 and are on the Dean’s list every semester. It seems everything you touch turns to gold.

Fast forward 2 years. All year, you’ve had to struggle. Financial aid was inadequate to cover everything. You move off campus to what you think will be better, less expensive living arrangements. But, roommates are wasteful and run up the utility bills making it difficult to afford other things, like food. You get a job, even though your school hours are already overloaded. You sell blood/plasma just to be able to buy groceries. It seems like everything is falling apart, but you still have the 4.0 GPA.

Then, the bottom falls out of your world. You wake up and there is an intruder in your room. You’re scared, but out of sorts because you just woke up. You can’t fight him off.  He’s a full grown, 40-something year old man. He overpowers you. The next 16 hours of your life have him drugging and repeatedly beating and raping you. To add insult to injury, he steals your debit card. The police only charge him with kidnapping and credit/debit card theft.

Our youngest daughter does not have to imagine this scenario. She lived it. On 26 December 2017, she was brutally attacked in her room, while her friends were away on Christmas vacation.

She tried to continue on with her job and university courses, but fell into a state of depression and a life ruled by fear and nightmares.  She couldn’t sleep, couldn’t function, couldn’t keep up with school work any longer. She left school and came home for her dad and I to try to help her recover from this traumatic experience.

Our daughter is receiving the help that we and professionals can provide for her. While she is healing physically, emotionally there is still much work to do. She wants to put this part of her life behind her and try to move forward. Returning to this university is out of the question.

Our daughter is heavily into the theater. Our town offers community theatre opportunities as does the local junior college, which she attended before leaving for the university.  The junior college offers a cosmetology program that she thinks will ultimately help to further her career opportunities in costuming and stage makeup.

There is one glitch - a very big one, that we cannot overcome on our own.

Although the local school has tentatively accepted her, they cannot let her enroll without a copy of her official transcript from the university she was attending when she was attacked. This university has a hold on her transcript because when she withdrew, it left a balance of approximately $5,600. This balance was the stipend provided for living expenses during the semester. The majority of it went to pay the rent at the apartment complex where she was raped. The complex would not let her out of the lease.  She has had to continue paying the rent there, although she has not lived there since late February. This stipend was not enough to cover the entirety of the lease agreement. There is money still owed for the months of June and July.

Our daughter did not ask to be attacked and have to leave school. Sometimes life brings other things our way and we have to adjust our plans.  No matter what, we have to keep moving forward.

Please help our daughter to keep on the road to recovery. By helping her to pay off the deficit with the university so that they will release her transcript to the local college, and paying out the lease to the apartment complex that did not provide proper security to its tenants, she will be able to put that school, that city, and - maybe someday - that awful attack behind her.

Here are the needs:

$5600 to the university
$1400 to the apartment complex
$  500 GoFundMe fees
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$7500 Total

Thank you for your help in our daughter’s recovery.  May our Heavenly Father bless you all for your compassion and assistance.


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins 25 May 2018



This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!
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Our daughter Maggie has a new blog for her furbaby Martha. You can find it at: https://marthasdailymews.wordpress.com/
Here are the fill-ins:
1. It is great to wake up on this side of the dirt.
After having so many scares that could have ended very badly, I have learned that each day on earth is a gift from God.  We are not promised the next minute. We need to thank Him for every breath we take.
2. The best part of last week was waking up each day with Suzanne.
Every single one of us has our trials and tribulations.  Way too often we seem to think that everyone else has their act together and we are the only ones who suffer.  There are those out there who actually believe that they are the only ones who suffer from stress. I don’t suffer from it, I cause most of it.  Some stress I actually enjoy. Is it really stress then? Give me a good old telemarketer and I can have a field day.
But, some stress is not self-inflicted.  Recently we have had some things coming that we saw headed our way and did everything we could to mitigate the damages, but they came full steam ahead anyway.  
3. Every summer, I burn if I so much as set foot outside our door.
I think this is one reason why I prefer to be up at night and sleep during the day.  I don’t like to go out in the sun during the summer. I get sun sick very easily.
4. Once upon a time, there was this polar bear who lived waaaay up on a mountain.
This is how I used to start a silly little story with the kids.  It ended with me giving a stupid punchline and tickling the kids.  It got to be where some of our kids would hold up their arms, exposing their ribs, and saying, “Once upon a time there was this polar bear” so I would tickle them.
One of those kids is now a Marine and way too tough to be tickled, wanna bet?
Our Marine needs your help.  Please see New York or Bust.
Have a great week, y’all.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack ISBN: 978-1-5245-8280-7

Many of our readers on our How To Manage Your Monkey blog love children’s books about cats.  This is one they should add to their collection.

My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack is a sweet, short story about a little girl who really wants a kitty. How she goes about getting one is priceless.

This book is very colorfully illustrated and should capture the imagination of most young children. We give it all five stars.

Five Star Review


If you have a young reader or soon to be reader, you really should add My Pet Peeve by Renée Rodgers Barstack to your bookshelf.  Oh, plan to read it again and again to those little ones who love animals.


We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read, Fun Book about the Serious Subject of Change by Ralph Masengill Jr. ISBN: 978-1-5151-9187-2



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In any business, change is going to happen.  Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read, Fun Book about the Serious Subject of Change by Ralph Masengill, Jr. addresses how best to change in business.

This book is chock full of jokes, stories, and quotes that help to illustrate the points being made by the author.  Masengill has an excellent way of writing and telling us how to handle change in our business.

Five Star Review


We give Conquer Change and Win all five stars.  If you are in management or leadership, you owe it to yourself and your company to read this book.  We think it should be required reading in any management training program.

We were sent a complimentary copy of this book.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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I respond to all approved comments on this blog, ideally within 24 hours.  Please check back here for a response to your comment.  Thank you!

Please be advised that all the information in this course is provided to educate, enlighten, and broaden your views in life.  The information provided is not a substitute for medical, legal, dietary, financial/accounting, or religious professionals.  Always consult a professional before you act on any of the information you find in this course. 


Do you have a frugal recipe?  Please e-mail it to me.

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 Please be sure to consult your attorney, accountant, and/or other professionals with any specific questions. There is no one right answer to any business question that will cover all circumstances.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing by Prem C. Jain ISBN: 978-0-470-46715-2

By now anyone who has read our reviews knows we read a great deal about Warren Buffett's investing style.

Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing by Prem C. Jain helps would-be investors to learn a little more about how the Oracle of Omaha approaches investing.

Jain writes in an easy-to-understand style with many analogies to back up what he is trying to teach his readers.

We would love to read a book on investing written by Buffett.  Unfortunately, he has yet to write one. The next best thing is to read books written by people who have studied his ways and have tried to imitate his investments.

We would love to know how Buffett makes money if he buys stocks to hold forever, but doesn’t look for stocks that pay a dividend.

Five Star Review


The more we read about Buffett, the more we want to know. Buffett Beyond Value helps answer some of our many questions.  We give it all five stars.



We borrowed a copy of this book from the Wharton County, Texas Library.  We are under no obligation to write any review, positive or negative.

We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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I respond to all approved comments on this blog, ideally within 24 hours.  Please check back here for a response to your comment.  Thank you!

Please be advised that all the information in this course is provided to educate, enlighten, and broaden your views in life.  The information provided is not a substitute for medical, legal, dietary, financial/accounting, or religious professionals.  Always consult a professional before you act on any of the information you find in this course. 


Do you have a frugal recipe?  Please e-mail it to me.

Help us reach 1,000 YouTube subscribers. Please watch some of our videos. If you like them, please subscribe. Also, please share our YouTube information with your friends.  We thank you so much for all your help. 

Disclaimer: The opinions or advice listed in this blog or website should be used as a place to start only. It is not a substitute for the use of a professional.

 Please be sure to consult your attorney, accountant, and/or other professionals with any specific questions. There is no one right answer to any business question that will cover all circumstances.

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