Thursday, August 16, 2018

Keeping Busy!

We're noticing the weather has already been turning. Mornings are cooler and when Gerry goes to cut grass early in morning- dew on grass. ( Still working part time with the lawn cutting business he works for). Doing some of our own yard work too- trimming trees, still picking raspberries, and lawn cutting. Found an easy recipe for raspberry jam too so no raspberries going to waste. Not sure sunflowers will see heads though, some tomatoes growing but slow as well, and carrots staying smaller too. I still think we have a good month left though for all of them.

Going to get another section of fence up too soon. 

Waiting on the window repair guy to come replace our RV window. 

Gerry been sanding doors and refinishing in the RV as well. Also want to add some spindels in the living room to kinda separate the living room from the dinette booth. So will see how that goes.

Also took some pictures of up on the RV- he's going to have to do some repairs as it is rotten over by the bathroom skylight and all previous owners did was pile more caulking on top of more caulking on it! He said about 50% of the roof is rotten. I told him I'll win the lottery soon and get a new RV!





Had to get new brake pads for the SUV- very worn and squeaky- $93- but good Gerry can do his own mechanical work- for the most part. Some savings there.

I had gotten a jacket from Old Navy that I wasn't 100% sure on its color but after spending $2 on some dye, it didnt quite turn the black I thought it would but more an olive green which I like and doesn't even look dyed! Getting used to my new camera still and uploading pictures- so looks like I deleted the "before" but do have the "after" LOL..





How to Get a Bachelor’s #Degree without Breaking the Bank

One of the best ways to boost your career and increase your income is by getting a higher degree. For those working as a registered nurse, for example, this means studying for a family nurse practitioner degree from a reputable university. The same can be said for other professionals who want to push their career forward.

One of the main issues about pursuing a degree is the fact that it can be quite costly. That is why in this article we are going to review some of the best ways to save on your bachelor’s degree and how to get one without breaking your bank. Let’s get started, shall we?



Find Scholarships

The best way to enroll in one of the best online FNP programs – or other undergraduate program that suits you best – affordably is by applying for a scholarship. There are a lot of scholarship programs to apply for. On top of that, you don’t have to have high academic achievements to qualify for a scholarship.
Some programs are designed for those with special skills, such as art scholarships and similar programs. There are also scholarship programs that can help you get into top names such as Bradley University using sports or other talents as a way in.

These scholarship programs also cover different portions of your course. Some will only pay for tuition while others offer aids with other expenses associated with becoming a full-time student, too. Be sure to learn more about different scholarship programs before deciding to apply for one that matches your needs and personal preferences best.




Get a Degree Online

It is not a secret that online degrees are a lot more affordable than offline degrees. You can get the same degree – accredited and run by the same university – for as little as 50% of the cost when you choose to enroll in an online program. To make it even better, most – if not all – programs you can find offline are also available as online courses.

Distance learning programs are becoming more popular because these courses are designed to be very flexible. You can complete the course at your own pace, allocate the amount of time you can afford to set aside for studying, and still get a valuable degree from a reputable university. You can also complete the course while working a full-time job, and without having to relocate closer to the university.

Take Advantage of Student Discounts

One last tip to keep in mind if you want to save on your next degree is to utilize student discounts and other special offers. As soon as the first semester starts, you are eligible for somegreat offers from retailers and top brands. As well you can learn more here on tuition assignments.

Unfortunately, for many former students, the options are limited. If you're already indebted, you might be eligible for special loan forgiveness programs so make sure you explore all the possibilities.